Broadcast on December 06, 2013 on KSCO AM 1080, KOMY AM 1340 and Live Stream.

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HOUR 1: Out And About – Conversations with People on the Street about Questions That Matter

Sam Andrew

Do manners really matter? Are they an outmoded social convention or actually the cornerstone of civilization? Edmunde Burke famously stated “Manners are more important than laws”. He believed the rule of law can be used to positive effect but legislating all human behaviour can only lead to enslavement, whereas manners provide a form of social self-limitation, a signal of willingness to abide by common standards, to which we voluntarily agree. Others would argue that manners inhibit our freedom, create elitism, and are just plain outdated. So – are manners for social conservatives, creating small-town snobbery, and stopping progress? Or are they a way of creating a freer civilized society? Join the conversation!


HOUR 2: (Begins at 0:53 mins) Arts Interview with Sam Andrew.


I interview Sam Andrew of Big Brother and The Holding Company, originally comprised of Janis Joplin, Peter Albin, Sam Andrew, James Gurley, and Dave Getz. As a singer, songwriter, composer, and guitarist and founding member of Big Brother, Sam Andrew has multiple hits and three platinum albums to his name. A prolific songwriter all his life, he wrote his first song when he was six. Of his early compositions, Call On Me and Combination of the Two have been two of Big Brother’s most enduring classic tracks. Sam Andrew and Janis Joplin also recorded an album together as the Kozmic Blues Band called I Got Dem Old Kozmic Blues Again Mama. Sam and original band mate James Gurley produced some of the greatest psychedelic guitar solos of all time. In 1997, Guitar Player magazine listed the work of Sam and James on Summertime as one of the top ten psychedelic solos in music history. Sam has also scored films in the US and Canada and written two string quartets and a symphony. Sam continues today in his original role as musical director of Big Brother and when they are not on the road pursues his solo project The Sam Andrew Band. A sensitive, thoughtful man, he is one of the true music greats. For more information go to

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