Show Notes: Lorenzo Fuller

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A young Lorenzo as a performer with the Fuller Concert Company.

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Lorenzo on Broadway, late 40s

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Lorenzo conducting the orchestra, New York c. 1950s.

 

The headstone of Lorenzo , Sr. and Effie Fuller, located in the Smithville, Ks. cemetery. Lorenzo, Jr. name is lightly etched between the names of his mother and father. No dates and his body was never returned from New York City after his death.

 

Lorenzo Fuller – From Traveling Roadshows to Television Pioneer

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Lorenzo Dow Fuller, Jr. was a pioneer. He inherited that spirit from his parents, who were Exodusters, freedmen and their children leaving the South for new opportunities in the west. His mother was the first black child to settle n Rooks County, Kansas. Lorenzo came from a  musical family that traveled the Midwest as the Fuller Concert Company. A young Lorenzo  found his way to New York City and early success, especially in a new field – television. Hear the whole story of this meteoric rise in acclaim of this now unsung trailblazer.

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Superfan!

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Welcome to episode one of Season Two of Within the Realm! We’re glad to be back bringing you stories from within our realm!

In today’s episode we visit with Nikki and Jared, two Superfans of the CBS reality show Survivor. We hear a little about what attracts them to the show season after season and some profound thoughts they have on the way it has influenced their lives.

Enjoy this episode and the rest of the new season! As always, thanks for listening!

Show notes:S2E1 Superfan

Nikki and Jared, our guests on today’s show, are Superfans of the CBS reality show Survivor. They have pursued their interests by following a few podcasts concerning the show, namely Rob Has A Podcast (twitter: @RobHasApodcast.)

Thanks for listening, Check out the website for archived podcasts and blogs!

A Summer Postcard

While we are working on new episodes for Season 2 of Within The realm, here’s a summer postcard! The episode is an encore presentation of a story from Season 1 about an important event in Protection, Kansas.

Even though we aren’t producing full episodes over the summer, we are still trying to build our audience. If you like one of our episodes, be sure to share it on facebook so others can find out about the podcast. This is a very grass roots effort, so we need your help to spread the word!

We are also on twitter at @realm_within and SoundCloud, iTunes, Stitcher and more. Enjoy the postcard.  Don’t forget to give us a review and recommendation of iTunes or your favorite source for podcasts. Thanks for listening.

 

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You Are My Sunshine, My Only Sunshine

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Here’s a story about the song “You Are My Sunshine.” Because it is so widely known, it has become misinterpreted from it’s original versions. But something happened in my neighborhood that gave the tune a new meaning for some of us…

And I discuss the crossroads Within The Realm finds itself. Listen in….