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Songs for Sacco, Vanzetti, Brunete, Pussy Riot and more on “Culture of Protest” (Thursday, August 23)

Of his next broadcast, host Dick Flacks writes, “August 23 marks the 85th anniversary of the execution of Sacco and Vanzetti, the anarchist immigrant workers convicted of murder charges–a case that mobilized worldwide protest because of the evident political nature of the trial. We’ll observe the anniversary with song and narrative created by Charlie King and Karen Brandow. And another major moment in left wing history: August 1937 in Spain, where the Abraham Lincoln Brigade fought bravely at Brunete and other sites in defense of the Spanish Republic against the fascist attempt to overthrow it–and we’ll observe that too. And–we’ll play some new selections marking key events of this moment, including the Pussy Riot case in Russia, brand new political songs by Ry Cooder, Emma’s Revolution and more.”

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