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Remembering D-Day on Culture of Protest (Thursday, June 5)

Photo courtesy of Colin Smith

Photo courtesy of Colin Smith

Of his next broadcast, host Dick Flacks writes:

leftwing songs for d-day

This week marks  the 70th anniversary of the D-Day Normandy Invasion. To commemorate, we feature songs  by leftwing artists who helped define World War II as a progressive  struggle against fascism and racism abroad—and also in the US.

Woody Guthrie did a lot to promote the war effort—as did Pete Seeger and the Almanacs, Paul Robeson and Josh White. We’ll sample what they sang. And we’ll conclude with a musical remembrance of June 4 and the 25th anniversary of the struggle in Tienanmen square.

culture of protest thurs 6/5/14 6 pm pdt kcsb 91.9fm www.kcsb.org