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Memorial Songs on “Culture of Protest” (Thursday, May 31)

Of his next broadcast, “Culture of Protest” host Professor Dick Flacks writes: “Tonight—a program mostly responding to Memorial Day, featuring songs dating from the Civil War (when Memorial Day was first established for women to decorate the
graves of their fallen sons and husbands) to the present (when the costs rather than the glories of war have become most salient in people’s minds and in songs). We’ll honor the war veterans who publicly tossed their medals in Chicago last week. The program will include a shout out to Wisconsin on the eve of the recall, and a moment for Doc Watson, whose guitar and voice made a bridge between traditional Southern song and the musickers of the sixties.”

“Culture of Protest” airs on Thursdays in the spring from 6-7pm.