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Program Information
 The Thunderbolt 
 Archive Show
 Weekly Program
 106.5 KOWA (Olympia, WA)  
 For non-profit use only.
 Public Domain 
 No Advisories - program content screened and verified.
This week’s archive radio show starts right off with the return of Jesus! (Look for him soon on a park bench near you!)

Then, we provide yet another public service for our listeners (at no additional non-cost!) by providing a ‘translation chart’ so that you can interpret political double-speak into plain English!

Next, we riff on the complete lack of activism coming out of the Evergreen State College these days (which was formerly a revolutionary hotbed).

Then we encourage listeners to bend a little and visualize some alternative views of reality and we encourage listeners to work with people that may be different than you.

After that — it’s history time at the Thunderbolt! We contemplate the almost complete dearth of dirty deeds done by Abraham Lincoln during his presidency — and then we reveal the dirty details of a highly under-publicized slave revolt that occurred in Louisiana in 1811.

Then — for the feature Thunderbolt this week — we describe some of the truly mind-bending technological and scientific breakthroughs that humanity is about to achieve — if only we can survive as a species!

Yes, Kids! The Thunderbolt is your solution to boring public affairs programming!
his is a production of Dancing Angel Media in cooperation with KOWA LP FM in Olympia, WA, broadcasting at 106.5 fm and streaming at There is also a written version of The Thunderbolt at

KOWA Station ID

TB Intro
Music: Focus

Homeless Jesus (Originally Aired 6-20-14)
Music: Wilbur DeParis — Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Translation Chart (Originally Aired 5–2-14)
Music: Amadeus Mozart

Greener Blues (Originally Aired 10-3-14)
Music: Sonny Terry & Brownie McGee

Glass Onions (Originally Aired 5–23-14)
Music: Mike Oldfield — Ellen McIlwaine (3X)

Old Battles (Originally Aired 5–23-14)
Music: Mike Oldfield

The War of 1811 (Originally Aired 6–6-14)
Music: Anderson, Bruford, Wakeman, & Howe

Future or Not? (Originally Aired 6-6-14)
Music: Mike Oldfield

Thunderbolt Calendar
Music: Mannheim Steamroller — LBE Fanfare Trumpeters

Disclaimer, Promo
Music: Jethro Tull — Focus

End Music: Fascists
by Woody Guthrie
58:26 1:00:00

 TB 170324 Future or Not 2X Download Program Podcast
Archive Show
01:00:00 English 2017-03-24
 Olympia, WA
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