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Struggles in August on Culture of Protest (Aug 13th @ 6pm)

Struggles in August on Culture of Protest (Aug 13th @ 6pm)

  By Photograph by Rowland Scherman for USIA (U.S. National Archives and Records Administration) , via Wikimedia CommonsThis week on the radio we mark several major anniversaries of critical historical happenings: Watts Rebellion @ 50; Voting Rights Act @ 50; Katrina @ 10; Ferguson @ 1 year. We mark these with songs of that time and [...]

New Songs For These Times on Culture of Protest (June 30th @ 6pm)

New Songs For These Times on Culture of Protest (June 30th @ 6pm)

Courtesy of Flickr user 5chw4r7z Quite a few new recorded performances relating to current issues and struggles have been appearing—so this week we’ll share some of this. New songs by Neil Young and James Taylor, performances inspired by Nina Simone and #blacklivesmatter, a brand new compilation of songs to fuel the anti-fracking [...]

Roy Zimmerman and Other Matters on Culture of Protest (June 23rd @ 6pm)

Roy Zimmerman and Other Matters on Culture of Protest (June 23rd @ 6pm)

By Dave Fayram from Pacifica, United States (Zimmerman on Abstinence) , via Wikimedia CommonsThis week we’ll feature the voice of Roy Zimmerman—one of the best political-satirical song parodists around. Roy is performing in Goleta on Saturday—at the Live Oak Unitarian Universalist Congregation on Fairview at 7:30 pm.  We’ll listen to [...]

Songs for Greece on Culture of Protest (June 16 @ 6pm)

Songs for Greece on Culture of Protest (June 16 @ 6pm)

By Heinrich Klaffs , via Wikimedia CommonsGreek music of protest and resistance is our theme this week. We’ll highlight two icons of this tradition: Mikis Theodorakis, one of the greatest composers of our time (this year celebrating his 90th birthday) and Maria Farantouri, Greece’s goddess of song for the last half century. And we’ll hear [...]

Woody & Arlo Annual Birthday Bash on Culture of Protest (Thurs July 9th @ 6pm)

Woody & Arlo Annual Birthday Bash on Culture of Protest (Thurs July 9th @ 6pm)

by New York World-Telegram and the Sun staff photographer: Al Aumuller , via Wikimedia CommonsWoody Guthrie was born July 14, 1912; Arlo’s birthday is July 10 (1947). So every year we do a radio birthday bash. And in recent years, there’s new Woody audio stuff to play—due to daughter Nora’s deep mining of the amazing Woody archive. [...]

Celebrating Progressive Patriotism on Culture of Protest (Thurs July 2nd @ 6pm)

Celebrating Progressive Patriotism on Culture of Protest (Thurs July 2nd @ 6pm)

By Diliff (Own work) , via Wikimedia CommonsFrom the beginning of Culture of Protest 33 years ago, I’ve used July 4 as an occasion to demonstrate the fact that the most important sources of American patriotic culture include work made by leftwing artists. The Pledge of Allegiance was written and promoted by a Christian Socialist; the [...]

Songs To Light Up Our Times on Culture of Protest (Thurs, May 28th @6pm)

Songs To Light Up Our Times on Culture of Protest (Thurs, May 28th @6pm)

songs to light up our times Isla Vista Memorial 5.23.15 Photo by Robert Bernstein. DJ host Dick Flacks writes: I’ve got an amazing array of songs this week that relate to major topics about happenings in the world. Some of the happenings: Isla Vista memorial, Spanish election, Bernie Sanders launching his campaign, oil spill on our [...]

Vietnam Songs for Memorial day on Culture of Protest (Thurs, May 21st @6pm)

Vietnam Songs for Memorial day on Culture of Protest (Thurs, May 21st @6pm)

vietnam songs for memorial day The gravestones at Arlington National Cemetery are decorated by U.S. flags on Memorial Day weekend. PD. DJ host Dick Flacks writes: Another of our series of shows recalling the Vietnam era through its songs as a way of observing Memorial Day. BB King will be heard from along the way, and there will be [...]

Radio Days: V-E day @70 & Orson Welles @100 on Culture of Protest (Thurs, May 14th @6pm)

Radio Days: V-E day @70 & Orson Welles @100 on Culture of Protest (Thurs, May 14th @6pm)

radio days: V-E day @ 70; orson welles @ 100   Welles on March 1, 1937 (age 21), photographed by Carl Van Vechten. PD. This week Culture of Protest commemorates 2 anniversaries. In recognition of the 7th anniversary of V-E Day, we’ll hear some excerpts from one of the great radio programs of all time, Norman Corwin’s on ON A [...]

The Post May Day Special on Culture of Protest (Thurs, May 7th @6pm)

The Post May Day Special on Culture of Protest (Thurs, May 7th @6pm)

the post may day special We’re celebrating--better late than never--the international day of worker solidarity--May Day--with a two hour special. In hour one: a radio documentary on America’s greatest socialist leader, Gene Debs, produced in 1979 by one Bernard Sanders. You’ll hear Bernie himself delivering some of Debs’ greatest [...]

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