Pledge Drive Rough Cuts

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Pledge Drive Rough Cuts
The Other Side
Original Broadcast Date
Kristine McKenna, Larry Block, David Rapkin, Joe Frank
Pledge Drive, Real People, Karma Style, 32 minutes
Preceded by: Karma Don't Deny Me
Followed by: Pledge Drive, 2000-08-06

Pledge Drive Rough Cuts is a program Joe Frank produced as part of the series The Other Side. It was originally broadcast on August 1, 2000.


  • A quick segment in which Joe and Larry Block discuss Viagra
  • Kristine McKenna begins reading an endorsement, Joe stops her and asks questions instead, she praises Kornfield, reads a poem.
  • Kornfield: an old man plants an olive tree, "don't know mind."
  • Joe and Kristine discuss a recent trip he made to the emergency room suffering from internal bleeding; human kindness, connecting emotionally with people; leaving the hospital and immediately returning to old habits and the drive for sex and combat.
  • Kornfield: what matters at the end, ulcer poetry.
  • Larry and Joe: Larry is fancy free, interacting with Chassids in Central Park while shirtless and wearing farmer pants, realizing one's arm is a man's arm. Sex while wearing phylacteries, on the Torah.
  • Kornfield: the Minyan; sacred community.
  • Larry and Joe: dignified suicide, driving into a stanchion at high speed, a coordinated cross country suicide game of chicken after having taking out life insurance policies. David Rapkin suggests a suicide in which they both drive across the country while talking on mobile phones and crash in the middle.


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