A: Hello, my friends. Welcome to our E-MENU! I’m ***.
B: I’m ***.
A: Our story today will talk about “Bricklayer’s Boy”.
B: My father and I were at college back in the mid-1970s. While I was in class at Columbia, he was on a bricklayer' s scaffold not far from the street, working on a campus building. Sometimes we took the subway home together, he with his tools, I with my books. We didn't chat much about what went on during the day.
A: My father wasn't interested in Dante and I wasn't interested in buildings. We'd share a New York Post and talk about the baseball. My dad has built lots of places in New York City he can't get into, but it doesn't bother him. For him, earning the money that paid for my entrance into a good university was satisfaction enough.
B: We didn't know it then, but those days were the start of a separation between us. Related by blood, my father and I are separated by class. I am the white-collar son of a blue-collar man. Despite the myth of mobility in America, the true rule, experts say, is rags to rags, riches to riches.
A: According to Bucknell University economist and author Charles Sackrey, maybe 10 percent climb from the working to the professional class. My father has had a tough time accepting my decision to become a mere newspaper reporter, a field that pays just a little more than construction does. I said it's somewhere west of New York City.
B: I told him I wanted to write, and these were the only people who'd take me."Why can't you get a good job that pays something, like in advertising in 60the city." Advertising is lying," I said, "I want to tell the truth. " "The truth? "the old man exploded, his face reddening. "What's truth?" I said it's real life, and writing about it would make me happy.
A: "You're happy with your family," my father said, stating blue-collar rule No. 2. "That's what makes you happy. After that, it all comes down to dollars and cents. What gives you comfort besides your family? "Money, only money. " During the two weeks before I moved, he reminded me that newspaper journalism is a dying field, and that I could do better.
B: Then he pressed advertising again, though neither of us really knew anything about it, excepts that you could work in Manhattan, the island polished clean by money. I couldn't explain myself, so I packed, unpopular and confused. No longer was I the good son who studied hard and did things as expected.
A: However, after I said good-bye, my father took me aside and pressed five hundred-dollar bills into my hands. "It's okay," he said over my weak protests. " Don't tell your mother." When I broke the news about what the paper was paying me, my father suggested I get a part-time job to increase the income. Maybe you could drive a cab.
B: Once, after I was blamed by the editor for something trivial, I made a mistake of telling my father during a visit home. "They pay you nothing, and they push you around too much in that business," he told me angrily. When he was my age, my father was already married and had two sons and a house in a neighborhood in Brooklyn not far from where he was born.
A: I live in a dormitory-like place in Cleveland suburb, in a student kind of unmarried and carefree way. I rent movies during the week and feed single women in restaurants on Saturday nights. My dad asks me about my dates, but goes crazy over the word "woman." A girl," he corrects. You went out with a girl. Don't say woman.
B: "It sounds like you’re taking out your grandmother." I've often believed blue-collaring is the more genuine of lives. My father is provider and protector, concerned only with the basics: food and home, love and children. I live for my career, and 14frequently feel lost, lacking the blue-collar rules my father grew up with.
A: My father isn't crazy about this life. He wanted to be a singer and actor when he was young, but that was silly fancy to his Italian family, who expected him to live a steady life. My dad learned a trade, as he was supposed to, and settled into a life as expected of him. My brother Chris has a lot more blue-collar in him than I do.
B: Despite his management-level career; for a short time, he wanted to be a construction worker, but my parents persuaded him to go to Columbia. It was Chris who helped my dad most when my father tried to change his life several months ago. My dad wanted a bricklayer foreman's job that wouldn't be so physically demanding.
A: There was a written test that included essay questions about construction work. My father hadn't done anything like that in forty years, but he worked very hard on it. In the meantime, Chris lives his life in the usual way. When we see each other these days, my father still asks how the money is. Sometimes he reads my stories.
B: Usually he likes them, although he recently criticized one piece as being a bitsentimental. During one of my visits to Brooklyn not long ago, he and I were in the car,on our way to a supermarket, one of my father's weekly routines. "You know, you're not as successful as you could be," he began as usual. " You paid your dues in school. A: You deserve better restaurants, better clothes." Here we go, I thought, the same old stuff. I' m sure every family has five or six similar big issues that are replayed like well-worn videotapes. I wanted to change this topic when we stopped at a red light. Just then my father turned to me, solemn and intense. "I envy you, " he said quietly.
B: For a man to do something he likes and get paid for it that's fantastic." He smiled at me before the light changed, and we drove on. To thank him for the understanding, I bought the deodorant and shampoo. For once, my father let me pay.
A: Well, that’s all for our Major story.
B: After a song, we will get into the next part. See you soon.
A: Welcome to the program: Music radio. This part will introduce the latest and hottest songs in the world to you.
A:Maroon 5 is a rock band from America and Megan is an American rapper. Maroon 5 was founded in 1994, four members were still in high school at that time. Maroon 5 won the most popular rock group in American music awardsThe “Beautiful Mistakes” was released on March 3, 2021. The rhythm of the whole song is fresh and cheerful.
B:Maroon 5是一支来自美国的流行摇滚乐队，Megan是一位美国说唱歌手。这首歌发行于2021年3月3日。整首歌的基调较为清新欢快。Maroon 5融入了红色的狂野魅力、神迷热情、奔放烈爱并掺入摇滚力道、灵魂旋律及放克节奏。摇滚与说唱相碰撞，赋予这首歌鲜红的生命。接下来就让我们一起来欣赏这首好听的《Beautiful Mistakes》。
A: Drake is a Canadian rapper and songwriter. Drake starred in TV series in 2001 and started his acting career. After his debut, he released many albums and won four Grammy awards.The “What’s Next” was released on March 5, 2021. The rhythm of the whole song is dynamic and psychedelic.
B: Drake是一位来自加拿大的说唱歌手和词曲作家。这首歌发行于2021年3月5日。整首歌的基调较为动感迷幻。简简单单的音乐节奏在Drake的驾驭下，时而迷幻时而张扬。这首歌就像是为Drake而生，既表达了他内心中对于现在的想法，又诉出他对于未来的期待。接下来就让我们一起来欣赏这首好听的《What’s Next》。
A: Bruno Mars is an American creative singer, music producer. Mars began to create music at an early age. After performing in many local music places in his childhood, he decided to take music as his career. After some efforts, his talent was finally valued. The “Leave The Door Open” was released on March 5, 2021. The rhythm of the whole song is dynamic and cheerful.
B: Bruno Mars是一位来自美国的创作型歌手、音乐制作人。这首歌发行于2021年3月5日。整首歌的基调较为动感欢快。Mars的音乐作品被认为展现了多变的风格，含有多种音乐流派的元素。这首“Leave The Door Open”由Mars与Anderson、Silk Sonic共同制作，倾情演绎。歌曲极具律动感，强劲的节奏让人们不自觉地沉浸其中。就让我们在这首音乐中结束今天的Music Radio吧,同时大家可以通过微信搜索“商丘师范学院广播站”关注我们的官方公众号进行点歌，我们将会选取合适的留言和歌曲进行播放！不要错过接下来的板块，English Inkwell。
A: Welcome to Inkwell. Today we will share a famous speech with you, which is called “The Impact of the Internet”.
B: The night before I was heading for Scotland, I was invited to host the final of “China’s Got Talent” show in Shanghai with the 80,000 live audience in the stadium. Guess who was the performing guest? Susan Boyle. I told her, “I’m going to Scotland the next day.” She sang beautifully, and she even managed to say a few words in Chinese.
A: It means “green onion for free.” Why did she say that? Because it was a line from our Chinese parallel Susan Boyle — a 50-some year-old woman, a vegetable vendor in Shanghai, who loves singing Western opera. But she didn’t understand any English or French or Italian, so she managed to fill in the lyrics with vegetable names in Chinese.
B: But I think being different is good, because you present a different point of view. You may have the chance to make a difference. My generation has been very fortunate to witness and participate in the historic transformation of China that has made so many changes in the past 20, 30 years.
A: I remember that in the year of 1990, I was going through an audition —the first ever open audition by national television in China — with another thousand college girls. So when it was my turn, I stood up and said, “Why do women’s personalities on television always have to be beautiful, sweet, innocent and, you know, supportive?
B: Why can’t they have their own ideas and their own voice?” I thought I kind of offended them. But actually, they were impressed by my words. And so I was in the second round of competition, and then the third and the fourth. After seven rounds of competition, I was the last one to survive it. So I was on a national television prime-time show.
A: The young and I are also so fortunate to witness the transformation of the whole country. I was in Beijing’s bidding for the Olympic Games. I was representing the Shanghai Expo. And because the traditional media is still heavily controlled by the government, social media offers an opening to let the steam out a little bit.
B: But because you don’t have many other openings, the heat coming out of this opening is sometimes very strong, active and even violent. So through microblogging, we are able to understand Chinese youth even better. So how are they different? First of all, most of them were born in the 80s and 90s, under the one-child policy.
A: And because of selected abortion by families who favored boys to girls, now we have ended up with 30 million more young men than women. That could pose a potential danger to the society, but who knows; we’re in a globalized world, so they can look for girlfriends from other countries. Most of them have fairly good education.
B: The illiteracy rate in China among this generation is under one percent. In cities, 80 percent of kids go to college. So what do they do? They have to share space — squeezed in very limited space to save money. For those who are ready to buy their apartment, they figured out they have to work for 30 to 40 years to afford their first apartment.
A: The good news is that earlier this year, the state council passed a new regulation on house requisition and demolition and passed the right to order forced demolition from local governments to the court. Similarly, many other issues concerning public safety is a hot topic on the Internet. We heard about polluted air, polluted water, poisoned food.
B: And guess what, we have faked beef. They have sorts of ingredients that you brush on a piece of chicken or fish, and it turns it to look like beef. And then lately, people are very concerned about cooking oil, because thousands of people have been found cooking oil from restaurant slop. All these things have aroused a huge outcry from the Internet.
A: And fortunately, we have seen the government responding more timely and also more frequently to the public concerns. At the same time, young people seem to be very sure about their participation in public policy-making, but sometimes they’re a little bit lost in terms of what they want for their personal life.
B: China is soon to pass the U.S. as the number one market for luxury brands — that’s not including the Chinese expenditures in Europe and elsewhere. But you know what, half of those consumers are earning a salary below 2,000 U.S. dollars. They’re not rich at all. They’re taking those bags and clothes as a sense of identity and social status.
A: And this is a girl explicitly saying on a TV dating show that she would rather cry in a BMW than smile on a bicycle. But of course, we do have young people who would still prefer to smile, whether in a BMW or on a bicycle. So happiness is the most popular word we have heard through the past two years.
B: Happiness is not only related to personal experiences and personal values, but also, it’s about the environment. People are thinking about: Are we going to sacrifice our environment further to produce higher GDP? How are we going to perform our social and political reform to keep pace with economic growth, to keep sustainability and stability?
A：And also, how capable is the system of self-correctness to keep more people content with all sorts of friction going on at the same time? I guess these are the questions people are going to answer. And our younger generation is going to transform this country while at the same time being transformed themselves.
B: OK, that’s all for today’s English inkwell. Sharing an English song, then go on. Do not miss the important part: Movie Dialogue.
A: Hello, everyone! Here is Movie dialogue. Today we will introduce a film to all of you, the name is: City Of Angels.
B: 《天使之城》是一部由Brad Silberling执导，Nicolas Cage、Meg Ryan等联合主演的具有奇幻色彩的爱情电影，该电影于1998年4月10日在美国上映。
A: 该片讲述了拥有一切法力的天使Seth在凡间执行任务时遇到了正在手术台上救人的女医生Maggie，看着Maggie坚定的眼神，Seth被深深吸引。为了能够和Maggie在一起，Seth 怀着强烈的意愿从高处跳下，放弃永生。最终Maggie和成为凡人后的Seth生活在了一起，但在第二天，Maggie却因为车祸的原因离开了人间的故事。
A: 该影片对于奇幻色彩的运用成为了一抹尤为独到的浪漫，而洛杉矶更是成为了电影纯美的基色，于此，Nicolas Cage将一位醉入凡间爱河的灵魂引路人Seth，他的忧郁和痴情演绎的令人着迷，而那弄人的结局固然悲情，但正如赛斯的选择，“我宁可要闻到她秀发的余香，亲吻她的嘴唇，触摸到她的手，也不要没有她的永恒。”那凌驾于命运之上的爱恋，成为了电影最为刻骨铭心的所在。
M: Maggie S: Seth
S: Are you in despair?
M: I lost a patient.
S: You did everything you could?
M: I was holding his heart in my hand when he died.
S: Then he wasn’t alone.
M: Yes, he was.
S: People die.
M: Not on my table.
S: People die when their bodies give out.
M: It’s my job to keep their bodies from giving out. Or what am I doing here?
S: It wasn’t your fault, Maggie.
M: I wanted him to live.
S: He is living. Just not the way you think.
M: I don’t believe in that.
S: Some thing are true whether you believe in them or not.
M: How did you know my name? What’s yours?
M: Seth. You better get out of here, Seth…or security’s gonna think you’re psych patient.
S: Hello, Maggie. It’s nice to see you again.
M: It’s weird to see you again.
S: Weird is nice. You like Hemingway?
M: Yeah. Yeah, I’m starting to.
S: May I？
S: “As I ate the oysters with their strong taste of the sea…and their faint metallic taste…as I drank their cold liquid from each shell…and washed it down the crisp taste of the wine…I lost the empty feeling…and began to be happy. " He never forget to describe how things taste. I like that.
M: Do you come here a lot?
S: I live here.
M: What do you do?
M: No, I mean, ha, ha, your work.
S: I’m a messenger.
M: Oh, what kind of messenger? A bike messenger?
S: No, I’m a messenger of God.
M: Got a messenger for me?
S: I already gave it to you.
M: Did you use my pager? I usually don’t get my messages unless you beep me.
S: You’ve definitely been beeped.
M: Here you are again. We’re releasing your friend tomorrow.
S: That’s good.
M: His family’s having a kind of a welcome-home party. Are you…? Will you be going?
S: Will you be going?
M: This is Earl.
S: He told me.
M: What else dose he tell you?
S: He worries that you never sleep. And he loves to see you smile.
M: Something I think Earl’s the only one who understands me.
S: What about you boyfriend? Do you live him?
M: Love? I don’t known. What dose that mean?
S: I was hoping you could tell me.
M: Well, it’s a word…that describes a chemical react…It’s just crap. I’m full of crap. I wait all day, just hoping for one more minute with you…and I don’t even known you.
S: What do you want to know?
M: Why you wear the same clothes all the time? Why won’t you give your phone number? Are you married?
M: Are you homeless?
M: Are you a drummer? Why don’t you ever touch me?
S: I don’t want to hurt you.
A: Ok, so much for today’s program. Hope you enjoy it!
B: Edited by Chen Ping, Qi Feifei, Zhou Huiran., Zhang Wenke, Shi Yushan and Xuke. Broadcasted by Xiao Chuli, Zhang Huiwen, Hao Ruiying, Zhang Ya, Geng Yuanhui, Gao Jiayi, Li Wen and Yang Xue.
A: See you next time.
B: See you.