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labor day program on Culture of Protest (Thursday, Sep 4)

labor day program on Culture of Protest (Thursday, Sep 4)

labor day 2014 Brendan Mcdermid/Reuters This week, a post labor day program. We take note, musically, of the national fast food strike scheduled for September 4 and the burgeoning of a movement to give low wage workers a raise. And this year marks the 100th anniversary of the Ludlow massacre—when John D Rockefeller Jr. ordered the [...]

singing for justice past & present on Culture of Protest (Thursday, Aug 28)

singing for justice past & present on Culture of Protest (Thursday, Aug 28)

singing for justice past & present This week’s program falls on August 28. It’s the anniversary of the great civil rights March on Washington (1963), and the murder of 14 year old Emmett Till because he whistled at a white woman in Mississippi (1955). Sacco & Vanzetti, Italian immigrant anarchists, were executed on August 23 [...]

peekskill @ 65 on Culture of Protest (Thurs, Aug 21)

peekskill @ 65 on Culture of Protest (Thurs, Aug 21)

peekskill @ 65 Paul Robeson in 1938. Public domain. Paul Robeson was, in the 1930s and 40s, was one of the best known Americans on the planet. His magnificent voice channeled the songs of the slaves; he performed to much applause, Othello and the Emperor Jones; he was able to defy Hollywood stereotyping in several starring roles in [...]

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

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

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 [...]

Soundtrack for Isla Vista Travail on CULTURE OF PROTEST (Thursday, May 29)

Soundtrack for Isla Vista Travail on CULTURE OF PROTEST (Thursday, May 29)

Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons user Jerelconstantino Of his next broadcast, host Dick Flacks writes: Soundtrack for Isla Vista Travail Tuesday, 20,000 folks (mostly students) came together to mourn the six deaths resulting from the Isla Vista ‘rampage’—one of many ways that community grief and solidarity are being [...]

Songs for Earth Day on Culture of Protest (Thursday, April 24)

Songs for Earth Day on Culture of Protest (Thursday, April 24)

Of his next broadcast, host Dick Flacks writes: songs for earth day 2014 This week on the radio: the annual Earth Day observance. We‘ve been collecting some anti-fracking songs—this year in Santa Barbara Earth Day coincides with a major grassroots drive to get signatures to put a ban on fracking on the ballot—and that dovetails with [...]

Honoring César & Martin on Culture of Protest (Thursday, April 3)

Honoring César & Martin on Culture of Protest (Thursday, April 3)

Of his next broadcast, host Dick Flacks writes: César & Martin This week we pay homage to two persons who led historic movements for justice and reshaped history, using the strategies and tactics of revolutionary nonviolence. Cesar Chavez birthday on March 31, now a national holiday, this year underlined by the release of the new [...]

Songs for Disasters of March on Culture of Protest (March, 27)

Songs for Disasters of March on Culture of Protest (March, 27)

Of his next broadcast, host Dick Flacks writes: songs for disasters of March The last days of March mark anniversaries of several historic disasters that illuminate deep societal oppressions and inequities: March 25, 1911—the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire; march 24, 1989—Exxon Valdez oil spill; March 20, 2003—US attacks Iraq; March 30 [...]

A Tribute to Abbey Lincoln for Women’s History Month on Culture of Protest(Thursday, March 13)

A Tribute to Abbey Lincoln for Women’s History Month on Culture of Protest(Thursday, March 13)

Of his next broadcast, host Dick Flacks writes: for women’s history month: a tribute to Abbey Lincoln This week—an encore Culture of Protest—we feature the life and work of Abbey Lincoln. She  was one of the great jazz singers, who, in her young years, broke with show business conventions, becoming an embodiment of wisdom, consciousness [...]

Divas of Liberation on Culture of Protest (Thursday, February 27)

Divas of Liberation on Culture of Protest (Thursday, February 27)

Of his next broadcast, host Dick Flacks writes: divas of liberation This week our show is inspired by a new book: How It Feels to be Free: Black Women Entertainers and the Civil Rights Movement by Ruth Feldstein. The book explores the contributions to black liberation activism and consciousness—and to 2nd wave feminism—of a half [...]

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