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songs for goodman, schwerner, chaney, and hamer on Culture of Protest (Thursday, Aug 14)

songs for goodman, schwerner, chaney, and hamer on Culture of Protest (Thursday, Aug 14)

songs for goodman, schwerner, chaney, and hamer Fannie Lou Hamer, American civil rights leader, at the Democratic National Convention, Atlantic City, New Jersey, August 1964. Public Domain. This summer marks the 50th anniversary of Mississippi Freedom Summer and August is the month when the bodies of freedom workers Andrew Goodman, Michael [...]

remembering Hiroshima/Nagasaki on Culture of Protest (Thursday, Aug 7)

remembering Hiroshima/Nagasaki on Culture of Protest (Thursday, Aug 7)

remembering Hiroshima/Nagasaki Photograph of the Hiroshima Cenotaph. August 6 is the date of the incineration of Hiroshima; Nagasaki was A-bombed on August 9, 1945. The Hiroshima blast and fireball instantly killed at least 100,000 people; many others died of wounds and radiation effects in the aftermath. The US is the only nation [...]

Save the Children on Culture of Protest (Thursday, July 24)

Save the Children on Culture of Protest (Thursday, July 24)

save the children Photo courtesy of andlun1 under the Creative Commons License. Dostoevsky said something to the effect that a society should be judged by how it treats the children. Right now, in Gaza and in the USA, the judgment must be most harsh. Israel defends itself by bombing that entails killing scores of children, including [...]

Woody @ 102 on Culture of Protest (Thursday, July 10)

Woody @ 102 on Culture of Protest (Thursday, July 10)

woody @ 102 Photograph by Al Aumuller. Image from Wikimedia Commons. Woody Guthrie was born July 14, 1912. So it’s time for the annual Woody Guthrie birthday show on Culture of Protest. And, remarkably, for many years now, there have been NEW Woody recordings that we can feature—as the Woody Guthrie foundation continues to unearth [...]

July 4th: Culture of Progressive Patriotism (Thursday, July 3)

July 4th: Culture of Progressive Patriotism (Thursday, July 3)

july 4th: culture of progressive patriotism Photo courtesy of DavityDave under Creative Commons License. For July 4th we’ll celebrate the many surprising and various ways that troubadours and poets on the left have contributed to and helped define American patriotism. To a considerable degree, the patriotic songbook has been created [...]

32nd Anniversary Special on Culture of Protest (Thursday, June 26)

32nd Anniversary Special on Culture of Protest (Thursday, June 26)

Concerning his next broadcast, host Dick Flacks writes: culture of protest 32nd anniversary special Photo by Anthony Pepitone. CC BY-SA 3.0 This week marks the 32nd year Culture of Protest has been on the radio. To commemorate we’ll air one of our first broadcasts. It was a tribute to Pete Seeger (of course!) it’s part of our [...]

Freedom Summer Soundtrack on Culture of Protest (Thursday, June 19)

Freedom Summer Soundtrack on Culture of Protest (Thursday, June 19)

Concerning his next broadcast, host Dick Flacks writes: freedom summer soundtrack 1964 – Michael Schwerner, James Chaney, and Andrew Goodman,CORE civil rights workers, disappear in Neshoba County, Mississippi. This week marks the 50th anniversary of launching the Mississippi Freedom Summer Project. As hundreds of northern volunteers [...]