On Monday’s edition of “The Freak Power Ticket,” host Ted Coe spoke with Marshall Curry, co-director of the documentary, If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front, which tells the dramatic story of Daniel McGowan and the ELF.
“In December 2005, Daniel McGowan was arrested by federal agents in a nationwide sweep of environmentalists involved with ELF — a group the FBI has called America’s ‘number one domestic terrorism threat.’
Charged with burning down two timber facilities years earlier, McGowan faced life in prison for his actions.”
Along with recounting the story of this Sundance Film Festival award-winning feature, Monday’s broadcast also featured the music of Earth First! heroes Judi Barry and Darryl Cherney, Jello Biafra and Mojo Nixon, Chumbawamba, and Santa Barbara’s Headless Household. Curry’s radio conversation on “The Freak Power Ticket” primarily touches on environmentalism, activism, and the ways we define terrorism, issues that are especially timely given the rise of the “Occupy” movement worldwide.
UCSB Arts & Lectures presents the Santa Barbara premiere of If a Tree Falls later tonight, Tuesday, November 29th, 730pm, at Campbell Hall. For tickets or more information, call 805.893.3535 or click here.
Click below to hear (or download) an edited version of this program.