Today's show was a 3 1/2 hour special with area students reading their
essays on the state of the Earth. What follows is a listing of
the 58 students and a line regarding their piece. Participants ranged from 6 to 15 years old. Throughout the program Earth related
songs were played from the repertoire of the talented folk world.
Note: Songs are numbered (Artist/Song/Album/Label/Contact).
Student's name preceeds exerpted quote.
1) Magpie "We Belong To The Earth"
Seed on the Prairie / Long Tail Records -PO Box 5467 Takoma Park, MD 20913
"Its not that she belongs to us, its we belong to her"
- Michael Wagner "...only plastic with neck handles can be
- Jenifer Henkleman "I cleaned up Ravmah Park with my Girl Scout troop"
- Trina Norris "...clean up the earth...plant a tree if you cut one"
- Kelly Baker - ideas for cleaning up Sullivan Co. followed by a poem by Joyce Kilmer about trees.
2) Jim and Dave's Awesome Environmental Adventure / "Plant
A Golden Music Cassette / email@example.com
(A fun trip by bike with many relevant earth day songs. A worthwhile purchase!)
"Plant a tree for the sake of our children"
- Caity Baker "...pick up trash!!"
3) Artisan / "NIMBY" / Our Back Yard / firstname.lastname@example.org
- Warren Wuerthner "...people should not pollute because of
the effect it has on nature."
- Sarah Doran "Don't cover up garbage soil or else people...could get parasites"
- Matthew Barbanti "Every time you breathe in air, you breathe pollution. Pollution, yuck!!!"
- Samantha Jardine "Just imagine if Sullivan Co was never cleaned up. It's a great place to live..."
4) Rosenshontz / "Garbage" / Share It!
802 257 1237
(Bill Staines' Tune)
"We are filling up the world with garbage"
- Leila Zilles Many great ideas like "pick up
all that filthy trash...form a 'pick-up club'...pick up, then plant gardens"
- Ashley Meadows "...make junk yards into gardens."
- Victoria Rodriquez "...plant flowers - love the earth...I like Sullivan Co alot, you will like it too!"
5) Nina Ryne / "It's Our World, Let's Take Care of It"
It's Our World / Rhythm and Rhyne Records, PO Box 874 Pismo Beach CA, 93448
"mighty mountains, tall strong trees"
- Kursten Abrams "Everyday and everybody shouild clean the
- Nichole Gilbert "Pollution is very bad for humans and all other life"
- Nichole's Mom Reading quote from Blackfeet Chief
6) Carol Elliot / "Sequoyah" /
The People I Meet / Heartstrong Records
"Words on paper don't make you own this land"
- Jason Feinstein "Polution...is in the lakes,
I should know, I live on an lake."
- Shannon Hornbeck "Now there is [sic] not many elephants today"
- Antoinette Fuono "When there is an oil spill, alot of duks can die"
7) Howling at the Moon / "Dead Ducks" / Cassette
"Even if we have a million bucks, we're all gonna be dead ducks"
- Ciara Gaglio "I'm worried about tigers"
- Jennifer Ognibene "We can make a difference"
- Sarah Manning "Garbage is poluting our earth"
8) Jay Mankita / "Pledge Allegiance to the Earth" / Cassette
"Until my life is gone I'll Pledge Allegiance to the Earth"
- Ashley Harris "Burn garbage and use the ashes
for Ash Wednesday"
- Ashley Swingle "Make the world better for the next generation"
- Maria Perrelli "Save Mother Naure, we will all be thankful"
- Jonathan Counts wrote to Congress about the killing of tigers
- Mackenzie Reynolds "People have been distroying parts of Sullivan County by polluting"
- Courtney Scott "We should have a cleanup day 1 or 2 days a month"
- Cody Van Houten "Get off your butts and get some exercise."
- Mellissa Brownhill "Garbage is getting a little bad in Sullivan County"
- Sasha Brush "People throw gum out the windows of cars and animals choke"
- Brittany Borstelmann "Dolphins are getting hurt and I DON'T like it!"
9) Jay Mankita / "I am Dolphin" / Cassette
"How did I ever make it home, home, home Jumping in the foam,"
- Jack Parrow "Do not throw six can soda wrappers in the water..."
- Tiffany Saunders "Don't smoke because your lungs might get holes in them"
- Emily Kelts "I'm Emily the fish...cough..a six-pack is choking me!"
- Elizabeth Mahoney "Don't pollute because the road doesn't go on forever, and we have to live on it"
- Katrina Bowen "Acid Rain...it's not fair!"
- Cheyenne Cali "Oh no, what's that guy doing with that chain saw?"
10) Jim and Dave / "Chop 'Em Down" / Awesome Adventure
"Would you rather have a tree or a big skyscrapper?"
"Gee thats a tough one Dave"
- Charlie Edwards "I'm Charlie the Grizzly bear...I just got
cut by a broken beer bottle!"
- Max Feffer "Hi, I'm an eagle...I wish people wouldn't pollute"
- Bobby Fiedler "Don't pollute the water...you won;t be able to eat fish"
- Ryan Mickelson "I am a bluefish..I'm choking...(on) the oil..."
- Laura Hanratty told an imagined story about Earth Day at the Radio Station
- Cara Del Favero told another imaginative Earth Day Radio Saga.
- Chris Cooper "why do you have to pay to throw garbage away?"
11) Lydia Adams Davis / "Time's running Out For Garbage" /
Three Feathers Music PO Box 162 Cornwall, NY 12518
- Ali Silver "Polluting is NOT fun to do, it is also
NOT good to do"
- Jamie Lake "My wish is that all kids of the world will help out"
- Britney Keator "If we keep polluting we will all be gone by the year 2,101, it's a sinentifect [sic] fact"
- Elana Ehrenburg "I would suggest that this year for earth day, you go to the festival"
12) Magpie / "Habitat" / Circle of Life / see contact
"We affect the whole world with our bad habits"
- Jillian Haber, Victor Gluckan and Derrick Scott
talked about the Envrionmental Club at Fallsburg High School and their
efforts to clean up Brian Ingber Park
13) Douglas Clegg / "Fate of the World" /
Only Fool Predict the Weather / Clegg Yolk Music / email@example.com
"Do as I say, not as I do"
- Sara Morffi "Cutting down trees effects wildlife a whole lot"
14) Eileen McGann / "Requiem" /
Turn It Around / Valerie Enterprises
"sell our heritage to fill pockets for a day"
- David Venturini in a letter to Bill Clinton he protests motor boats and nets killing manatees.
15) Fred Small / "Hot Frogs On the Loose" /
Fred Small in Concert / Flying Fish
"slurping nuclear debris"
- Hillary Rampe "Cleaned up Walnut Mountain with her Girl Scout Troop"
16) Jim and Dave / "Your Backyard" / Cassette
"If you dont want it in yours, nobody wants it in theirs"
17) Claudia Schmidt and Sally Rogers / "I had an Old Coat"
While We Live / Red House Records
"With what was left, I wrote this song..."
- Errin Simpson wrote a dialog about meeting a friend to clean up.
18) Jay Mankita / "How 'bout Changing Your Mind" / Cassette
"You change your motor oil...underpants...liners in your garbage cans, how 'bout changing your mind?"
- Taryn Lounsbury "Children should take pride in the county they live in"
19) Sally Rogers / "Don't Dump Your Junk" / Piggy Back
River Round Records, 301 Jacobs St. Seeconk MA 02771
"My back yard's full"
- Antonia McVicker "There's only one Sullivan Co, we have to take care of our lakes and streams"
20) Magpie / "Water" / Circle of Life / see above
"Keep it clean for me and I'll keep it clean for you"
- Micheal Szachewicz "Make big cities stop dumping garbage
into the ocean"
- May Meyers "We have the ability to love and care for animals, but also the ability to expliot them"
21) Magpie / "Swimming to the Other Side" / Seed on
the Prairie / see above
"We're all washed by the very same rain"
22) Sally Rogers / "Go Tell A Neighbor (The Recycle Song)"
/ Piggy Back (ibid)
"Before you throw that garbage out, you can use it again"
- Marisa Bernthal "clean up your school and playground"
23) Jim and Dave / "Rolling in Green" / Cassette
"Cash for Trash"
24) Cosy Sheridan / "Don't Go in the Water" / Grand Design
/ BWE Music
"Now it's in the lettuce they bought in Chigago today"
25) Patty Larkin / "Metal Drums" / In the Square
"The whole town's been poisoned for years"
26) Victoria Parks / "Im Going Solar" / Sure Feels
Like Home / self 76217,firstname.lastname@example.org
"...just as soon as I can"
27) Bill Shontz / "Hole in the Ozone" / Animal Takes
/ Lightyear (800) 229-STORY
"Call 911 these ultraviolet rays are killing me"
28) Jim and Dave / "Don't Go Near the Shore Today" / see
"Don't go near the shore it's not safe anymore"
29) Cheryl Wheeler / "The Rivers" / Mrs. P's Guitar
"Now the rivers can poison us"
True story... no really zora... true....At this point I had a call about
a lost tame deer, 125 lbs, eats out of your hand. last seen in
the White Sulpher area. With only a few minutes left and 20 songs to chose from, I went to....
30) Amy and Jennie / "3 legged doe" / Life Becomes
Her / email@example.com
"New luxury homes coming soon"
31) Bird Sisters / "Carley's Song" / Different Stories
POBox 433 Guelph, Ontario Canada N1H 6K5
"Just tell me this will all be here for her"
Next Year's Earth Day Show will be on April 24th