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The Road Through Paris

Anita B. Gorman Conservation Discovery Center, 4750 Troost, Kansas City, Missouri

Join us to learn:
-- Why are the December negotiations in Paris so critical?
-- What can each of us do that is meaningful?
-- How serious is the climate crisis threat to our children's futures? These questions and more will be answered with compelling video, word and music.

Winston will be doing a keynote presentation on the climate crisis and performing solo.  The dynamic duo Soular will also be performing.  

Supporting Organizations include The Sierra Club, The Heartland Renewable Energy Society, Populists in Action, 350KC, Sustainable Sanctuary, True Blue Women, and Greenability Magazine


KC 4 Bernie Biggest Debate Watch Party

Uptown Theater, 3700 Broadway, Kansas City, MO

Winston will be speaking and performing as part of the pre-debate portion of the evening.  The Jerusalem Cafe Food Truck, voted best food truck 2013, 2014, 2015 by the Pitch Weekly, will be there.  Bernie swag giveaways, including tickets to a dinner in Des Moines, Iowa where Bernie will be speaking.

Other speakers include Lauren Gepford, Executive Director of the Jackson County Democrats and a representative of Stand Up KC.

$5 donation to cover cost of venue


March to get ALEC Out of Kansas Legislature

South Park, 1311 Massachusetts, Lawrence, Kansas

Winston will be leading the march while singing and playing guitar.  For this show he has decided that he will be performing as (wait for it) - The Woody Guthrie Memorial One-Man Marching Band.

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THIS IS REALITY  (Written by Winston Apple)

A nation hooked on television, steeped in media mediocrity
Is a formula for disaster in a country governed democratically
Politicians cling to office like it's a life preserver in a raging sea
Slinging mud at anyone and everyone who dares to challenge their incumbency
And the voters cast their ballots based on the attack ads that they've seen
This is not a reality show, this is reality

Misinformation, disinformation, see the real Fear Factor at work
Tune in to Fox News or talk radio - it's a right-wing circle knee jerk
A mad parade of zany zealots freely promote the corporate point of view
Fear and unbalanced propaganda masquerading as news
Well-heeled personalities try to fake a little objectivity
And these unhinged reality shows are our new reality
From the battered beaches of the Jersey Shore 
Through the heart of the country to the O. C.
Newton Minnow's "Vast Wasteland" has spread well beyond TV
Big Brother is watching in the name of Homeland Security
If you wanna vote somebody off of the island, check out the real politicians of D. C. 
It's time for us to give our so-called leaders a dose of reality

Real housewives are losing their houses
Workers keep looking, but they can't find work
And meanwhile Congress is channeling Nero, fiddling while our country burns
We the People are the biggest losers when it takes audacity
To cling to a glimmer of hope of changing the culture of corruption in the D. C.
Our government is revolting and so are we
This is not a reality show, this is reality

Politicians and lobbyists keep trading spaces and scratching each other's backs
Saying whatever they think we want to hear, with a casual disregard for facts 
What we call "elections" have devolved into little more than expensive ad campaigns
Financed by corporations and special interests, which pretty much explains
Why our representatives rarely seem to represent you and me
And this is not a reality show, this is reality
I repeat: Hey!  This is not a reality show, this is reality
Repeat after me: Hey!  This is not a reality show.... this is reality 

© 2011 Gary Winston Apple 
Used by permission. All rights reserved.