Value This - The weekly Radio Appraisal show with Brian Kathenes and Leon Castner

Brian and Leon, will blow your mind with their witty and thorough knowledge of everything that you can put a price tag on. Listen every week on your local public radio station.

Synopsis:   A caller asks about the origin and value of some Asian ceramics.  Turns out they are the seven Fukujin dieties and we have an expert’s opinion to prove it.  It will be your good fortune to listen in today on Value This.


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Those Were the Days


 Steamboat Willie made his grand entrance in 1928 and the world has never been the same, especially the Disney world.  Yo-yos were manufactured in California by a Filipino immigrant named Pedro Flores (you thought it was Yo-Yo Man).  Emelia Earhart became the first woman to cross the Atlantic in an airplane (as a passenger).  Later she did it solo.  Top song of the year was Blue Yodel #1 (one of Brian’s favorites on the banjo).  It is also known as T is for Texas by Jimmy Rodgers.



Saying of the Week

Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud.

Maya Angelou (who was born in 1928)


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