In 1972, George McGovern was seen as a progressive long-shot to win the Democratic Presidential nomination. He did win, but then labor and traditional elements of the Democratic Party establishment turned against him, helping Nixon win in one of the most lopsided American Presidential races in history. We’ll be in conversation about that history and … Continued
43 Years After Roe v. Wade, Supreme Court to Hear Case Threatening Women’s Right to Choose; Wicked Jezebel Feminist! Users Witness Anti-Choice Abuse in Virtual Reality Film “Across the Line”; #OscarsSoWhite: Black Filmmakers Call Out Hollywood Racism, Exclusion as Calls for Boycott Grow.
Homage to the music of José Alfredo Jiménez on his 90th birthday; the legacy of Silvia “Mamacoatl” Parra; and Latin musicians covering David Bowie in Spanish. With Host Miguel Guerrero.
In this weekends episode, I will feature music from Mexico’s six-piece ensemble Jardin with a track off their album Todo Es Temporal released independently. French duo Her with a taste of soul & indie off their debut offering the Her Tape #1 via ZRP. Philly’s outfit Dr. Dog return with revisited material 15 years after … Continued
The Blues: highlighting this Afro-American roots art form from its rural country roots to the urban manifestations and regional flavors that encompass the genre. Hosted by Tom Mazzolini.
Special edition of Making Contact with guest Host, Rose Aguilar discussing reproductive health and abortion rights 43 years after Roe v. Wade. Featuring: Corrine Rivera-Fowler, deputy director of COLOR, the Colorado Organization for Latina Opportunity and Reproductive Rights; Carol Joffe, professor at the Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health at the University of California, San … Continued
What role can civil disobedience play in the struggle for social change? Peter explores this question with two guests: First, environmental organizer Tim DeChristopher recounts his experience interfering with a federal oil and gas lease auction, and how the legal doctrine of “necessity” can be used in environmental campaigns. Then Sunsara Taylor discusses the right-wing effort to … Continued
Governor Brown, facing a massive budget surplus and a Democratic majority in the legislature – warns against any more spending. We get Tom Ammiano’s take on the state of state politics. Plus: Roe v. Wade turns 43 — we’ll look at the new wave of challenges to reproductive rights; and a new study says the … Continued
Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters Launches “Campaign to Close Guantánamo” for Obama’s Last Year in Office; Exclusive: Sickened by Gangrene in Utah Immigration Jail, Guatemalan Father Now Faces Deportation; Revered Poet Martín Espada Reflects on Struggles Past & Present in “Vivas to Those Who Have Failed.”
Live broadcast of Ronnie’s friends and musical colleagues performing and remember a long musical and theatrical career, as well as reading excerpts from her memoir, completed shortly before she died in June.