#Hopeontheair with Rita Houston

by Rita Houston | 02/27/2015 | 12:58pm

Rita Houston celebrated healing with gratitude on The Whole Wide World Friday night.

Back in August I was diagnosed with Stage 3 ovarian cancer. After surgery and 5 months of chemo, I just received my first clear scan!

Join me on the radio for a special edition of The Whole Wide World to share our stories, share our strength, and revel in the healing power of music. I am forever grateful for the exceptional care I received at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, especially the amazing nurses at the York St. 10th Floor and the 53rd St. Chemotherapy Suite (how do they do what they do every day?).

I'm so moved by the people I've met along the way, and tonight I want to honor the struggle that I've seen patients, caregivers, and friends and families go through. Let's share songs of sadness, triumph, gratitude and healing. #hopeontheair

-- Rita

Here's what I played:

start time title artist album
19:04:30 I Just Want to Celebrate Rare Earth 20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Rare Earth
19:08:08 Lucky Day Judy Garland Best of Judy Garland
19:10:55 That's Life (Live) Van Morrison (bootleg)
19:13:01 Joy Inside My Tears Stevie Wonder Songs In the Key of Life
19:23:20 Reflection of My Life Marmalade The '60s Hits Collection, Pt. 2: Downtown (Re-Recorded Versions)
19:27:18 Cancer Joe Jackson Night and Day
19:33:22 I'm So Tired The Beatles The Beatles (White Album)
19:39:10 Kind and Generous Natalie Merchant Ophelia
19:43:11 Be Thankful for What You Got William DeVaughan  
19:48:11 Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin) Sly & The Family Stone Greatest Hits
19:56:59 Hard Time Seinabo Sey For Madeleine - EP
20:00:27 This Little Light Mavis Staples We'll Never Turn Back
20:03:48 Afterlife Ingrid Michaelson Lights Out
20:11:06 It's My Life Talk Talk The Very Best Of
20:14:59 The Good Life Tony Bennett I Wanna Be Around
20:17:12 I've Got You Under My Skin Frank Sinatra Songs for Swingin' Lovers!
20:24:09 Wish You Were Here Pink Floyd Wish You Were Here (Remastered)
20:29:42 Feeling Good Nina Simone I Put a Spell On You
20:32:38 Wavin' Flag K'naan Troubadour
20:38:40 Power of Two Indigo Girls Swamp Ophelia
20:44:02 Just the Two of Us (feat. Bill Withers) Grover Washington, Jr. Love Songs
20:49:34 This Is the Day The The 45 RPM - The Singles of The The
20:53:30 England The National High Violet
21:01:55 Happy Days Are Here Again Barbra Streisand The Barbra Streisand Album
21:04:57 Days Elvis Costello Until the End of the World (Music from the Motion Picture Soundtrack)
21:09:46 Oh Happy Day Edwin Hawkins Oh Happy Day
21:11:52 I'm Still Standing (Live) Elton John One Night Only
21:20:46 Healing Hands Citizen Cope The Rainwater LP
21:25:46 I Say a Little Prayer Aretha Franklin The Queen of Soul
21:29:33 Truckin' Grateful Dead American Beauty
21:34:22 The Size of Our Love Sleater-Kinney The Hot Rock (Remastered)
21:37:41 Superman R.E.M. Life's Rich Pageant
21:42:41 Where Did Our Love Go? The Supremes Where Did Our Love Go
21:45:14 Happy Pharrell Williams Despicable Me 2 (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
21:51:38 Hallelujah Leonard Cohen The Essential Leonard Cohen
21:56:04 In My Life The Beatles Rubber Soul


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