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


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


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


Special Broadcast

Celebrating Ronnie Gilbert

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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.