Highlights from Monday, Apr 02, 2012
Monday, April 2, 2012
Carmen got the news on Palm Sunday. Our dear friend, Denver Moore, co-author of Same Kind of Different As Me, passed away at 75. Denver has impacted our lives, but because you may not have heard the stories, this page begins with some special "archived" moments that highlight Denver as a man, his story, and the cords that bind our hearts to him and to Ron Hall.
LISTEN This conversation is from 2007, the first time Carmen brought Ron Hall and Denver Moore (who wasn't sure where he was) to our Morning Cruise microphones.
LISTEN Denver's story begins with the unthinkable conditions in which he was raised, centered around sharecropping--essentially slavery in the modern South--which makes his attitude of forgivness toward "The Man" all the more miraculous. Here again is Denver from 2007.
LISTEN We call these nuggests of wisdom "Denverisms."
Fast forward to April 2, 2012. We remembered Denver by re-living some stories from the book and re-playing some of our favorite Denver moments.
LISTEN Here's Carmen's re-telling of "Denver and the Dumpster.
LISTEN "Catch and Release" took on a whole new meaning because of this story Bill re-told.
LISTEN Dave captures the flavor of Denver's tribute chapter to Carmen from the sequel book, What Difference Do It Make?
Finally, Ron's transformation from self-absorbed millionaire to philanthropist and friend of Denver really impacted all of us.
LISTEN Ron's experience changed our attitude toward homelessness and "the homeless."
READ Carmen's blog on Denver's passing.
READ The book, Same Kind of Different As Me.