Ridin' with Junior McGee
All Things Considered, September 2, 2002 · Back in the summer of 1974, Charlie Barnett was one of a legion of hippie hitchhikers making his way across country. In this end-of-summer tale, Barnett tells us -- in words and original music -- about a memorable character he met on his trip, and how meeting him changed the way Barnett looks at life.
Jerry, who listens to WFYI in Indianapolis.
"[This story] first aired on, I believe, a Labor Day. The narrative brought back the aura and the spirit of the period: a time when we were young, our world view simplistic, and life was good. The producer on this piece was masterful! I have listened to this on numerous occasions and it never ceases to overwhelm me."