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3-10-20 PLAYLIST NADINE KASLOW PHD AND BETSY GARD PHD: A CELEBRATION OF THE EXCEPTIONAL CAREER OF DR. NADINE KASLOW IN PSYCHOLOGY AND MENTAL HEALTH.

1. THEME SONG MICHAEL SESSIONS 2.02
2. NADINE CHUCK BERRY 2.33
3. IN MY LIFE JUDY COLLINS 2.55
4. PORCELAIN HEART BARLOW GIRLS 4.17
5. EVERYTHING REMINDS ME OF MY THERAPIST NANCY TUCKER 3.00
6. PSYCHOTHERAPY MELANIE 5.11
7. X AMOUNT OF WORDS BLUE OCTOBER 4.15
8. WEEP FOR JAMIE DAVID AND ANTHONY 2.55
9. VINCENT DON MCLEAN 4.38
10. SOPHIE ELEANOR MCEVOY 4.18
11. CONFESSION RICHARD SHINDELL 5.18
12. YOU HAVE TO BE CAREFULLY TAUGHT MICHAEL JOHNSON 1.10
13. INVISIBLE 5 SECONDS OF SUMMER 2.33
14. LEO DELIBES: COPEPELIA ROYAL PHIL ORCH 6.32
15. DON’T LAUGH AT ME PP&M 3.03
16. NO LOVE TODAY CHRIS SMITHER 6.16
17. AT THE BOTTOM OF EVERYTHING BRIGHT EYES 2.54
18. ARRANGE AND REARRANGE PETE SEEGER 4.52
19. THE DEVIL’S RIGHT HAND STEVE EARLE 3.03
20. ALL THINGS MUST PASS BEATLES ACOUSTIC 3.05
21. HOW CAN I KEEP FROM SINGING? PETE SEEGER 2.59
22. THERE IS A BREEZE MICHAEL JOHNSON 3.37
23. TOMORROW IS MY TURN NINA SIMONE 6.10
24. WALKING AND FALLING LAURIE ANDERSON 2.13
25. THE OLDER WE GET HOTHOUSE FLOWERS 4.45
26. MY BACK PAGES BYRDS 3.06
27. WITH A LITTLE HELP FROM MY FRIENDS A CAPPELA BARBERSHOP QUARTET 2.55
28. THE TIMES I’VE HAD BROADSIDE SINGERS 2.53
29. DON’T GIVE UP PETER GABRIEL AND KATE BUSH 5.16
30. HOLD ON DAVE VAN RONK 3.08
31. YOU TAKE MY TROUBLES AWAY RACHEL YAMAGATA & DAN WILSON 3.39
32. HOLDING UP THE SKY MARY CHAPIN CARPENTER 4.46
33. LIFE IS HARD ENOUGH TERRY KITCHEN 4.14
34. THE FAR SIDE OF THE HILL LIMELITERS 4.01
35. COMPASSION LUCINDA WILLIAMS 2.57
36. WE’RE GOING HOME VANCE JOY 3.36
37. MOUNTAIN TO MOVE NICK MULVEY 4.01
38. HOPELESS BLEAK DESPAIR THEY MIGHT BE GIANTS 3.24
39. BOTH SIDES NOW JONI MITCHELL 4.31
40. I WON’T GIVE UP JASON MRAZ 4.07
41. TOUGHER THAN THE REST EMMYLOU HARRIS 5.01

THE PROGRAM TONIGHT CENTERS ON ONE OF THE SIGNIFICANT PSYCHOLOGISTS IN THE COUNTRY AND FORMER PRESIDENT OF APA, DR. NADINE KASLOW. OUR PROGRAM IS HOSTED BY DR. BETSY GARD AND ME.

I AM IN AWE OF BOTH THESE WOMEN FOR THEIR ACCOMPLISHMENTS IN MENTAL HEALTH AND FOR WHAT THEY ARE DOING. NOW. BETSY AND I WILL BE HELPING INTERVIEW NADINE AND I WILL BE PROVIDING MUSIC THAT HAS A MENTAL HEALTH AND PSYCHOLOGY THEME.

BUT WAIT, THERE’S MORE. PSYCHOLOGIST DR. JANE YATES IS HERE, A LEADER IN ATLANTA FOR PSYCHOANALYSIS AND TONIGHT A VIDEOGRAPHER FOR YOUTUBE WHERE WE HOPE TO POST THIS SHOW.

IF I TRY AND REVIEW ALL THE ACCOMPLISHMENTS OF THESE WOMEN AT THE BEGINNING OF THE PROGRAM, WE WILL NEVER GET TO THE HEART OF THIS SHOW, WHICH IS TO LEARN MORE ABOUT DR. NADINE KASLOW IN HER OWN WORDS.

BUT LET ME GIVE A FEW HIGHLIGHTS.

DR. NADINE KASLOW.- is an American psychologist, the 2014 president of the American Psychological Association (APA) and the editor of the Journal of Family Psychology. Before her current affiliation with Emory University, Kaslow worked at Yale University. She was recipient of the 2004 American Psychological Association award for Distinguished Contributions to Education and Training in Psychology. She is a Professor and Vice Chair for Faculty Development in the Emory University School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Emory University, in private practice at the Emory Clinic, is the chief psychologist for the Grady Health System and is the psychologist for the Atlanta Ballet. She is board certified through the American Board of Professional Psychology in clinical psychology, clinical child and adolescent psychology, and couple and family psychology. She is a former editor of the Journal of Family Psychology.[3] One of Kaslow’s key accomplishments was founding the Nia Project. This program began in the early 1990s and has impacted the lives of over 2,000 women. The Grady Nia Project is a program in suicide and domestic violence prevention for African-American women. The program aims to empower women to access behavioral health services, find a new sense of purpose, lead more meaningful lives, and affirm their commitment to living a violence-free life. The Nia Project now falls under the larger rubric of the Atlanta Trauma Alliance, which Kaslow also directs.

DR. BETSY GARD PRACTICES AT ATLANTA AREA FAMILY PSYCHIATRY CLINIC.
SHE HAS BEEN ADJUNCT PROFESSOR AT EMORY UNIVERSITY DEPARTMENTS OF PSYCHOLOGY AND PSYCHIATRY SINCE 1982. SINCE 2015, BETSY HAS BEEN A CLINICAL CONSULTANT AT INTERNATIONAL RESCUE COMMITTEE PROGRAM and RED CROSS NATIONAL DISASTER MENTAL HEALTH TRAINING TEAM. She has been involved with disaster preparedness and has done volunteer work after Floods, Hurricanes, Ebola, shootings, bombings, and many other horrendous events. She has been a responder to people’s misery in the center of disasters for many years.

 

1-28-20 PLAYLIST THE POLITICS OF 2020- NO HINDSIGHT

1. THEME SONG MICHAEL SESSIONS
2. I BELIEVE, I DO TOM PAXTON 2.15
3. BROKEN RECORDS BILL HOROWITZ 2.42
4. I HAD A DREAM LOUDON WAINWRIGHT 3.25
5. STRUGGLE IN DARKNESS TOM JANS 5.42
6. HELPLESSLY HOPING SYA 2.31
7. WHAT YOU GOING TO DO ABOUT ME? RICHIE HAVENS 7.40
8. BLUE STATE BOY DONAL HINELY 4.08
9. UNCLE SAM’S LAMENT THE FOREMEN 2.38
10. THERE IS A WAR GOING ON FOR YOUR MIND FLOBOTS 1.59
11. WHAT ARE THERE NAMES DAVID CROSBY 4.17
12. I DON’T WANT YOUR MILLIONS MISTER BARBARA DANE 3.39
13. THE FUTURE LEONARD COHEN 6.41
14. THE BLESSING ERIC BOGLE 3.43
15. LIVING IN A DREAM RANDALL BRAMBLETT 5.07
16. TILL I GO DOWN JACKSON BROWNE 4.19
17. GORDON GEKKO WALL STREET 1987 MOVIE .40
18. THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND WOODY GUTHRIE 2.19
19. LOVE ME I’M A LIBERAL PHIL OCHS 4.36
20. JOHN LEWIS .51
21. SONG OF THE UNITED FRONT HANS EISLER BERTOLT BRECHT 2.25
22. BROKEN ENGLISH MARIANNE FAITHFUL 5.51
23. IF THERE WERE NO RICH MEN BERNIE CAPITOL STEPS 3.01
24. THERE BUT FOR FORTUNE PHIL OCHS 2.46
25. CONSUMPTION BILL HOROWITZ 4.03
26. RICHARD CORY 1967 SIMON AND GARFUNKEL 3.24
27. THE LONESOME DEATH OF HATTIE CAROL CAGE THE ELEPHANT 5.01
28. WHAT’S THAT I HEAR PHIL OCHS 2.01
29. TRUMP AD CARLEY SIMON 1.38
30. ELECTION YEAR RAG STEVE GOODMAN 2.02
31. EVE OF CONSTRUCTION BARRY MCGUIRE 3.37
32. WHAT HAVE THEY DONE TO THE RAIN JOAN BAEZ 2.57
33. GARDEN OF EDEN NEW RIDERS PURPLE SAGE 4.36
34. WHERE ARE WE GOING TO GO? PEACE OF MIND 3.49
35. THERE’S NO WAY OUT OF HERE DAVID GILMOUR 5.08
36. LET HER GO DOWN IRISH DESCENDANTS 4.00
37. EARTH DIED SCREAMING TOM WAITS 3.39
38. YOU STAY HERE RICHARD SHINDELL 4.00
39. CALAMITY SONG THE DECEMBERISTS 3.48
40. WHEN I GO DAVE CARTER 3.58
41. IT’S THE END OF THE WORLD REM 4.03
42. TIME OF THE TREASON YOUTUBE 1.41
43. CHIPMUNK IMPEACHMENT SONG 1.01
44. I’D REALLY LOVE IMPEACHMENT TONIGHT 3.09

 

KINDNESS, COMPASSION AND MERCY PLAYLIST 12-24-19 – WHAT THE FOLK?!

1. WHAT THE FOLK MIKE SESSIONS AND SHRINKWRAP
2. COLLADAUDEMUS MEDIEVAL CHRISTMAS 3.57
3. DON’T LAUGH AT ME PP&M 3.03
4. O COME O COME EMMANUEL ROBERT SHAW MANY MOODS 4.16
5. LEAN ON ME BILL WITHERS 4.28
6. SISTERS OF MERCY LEONARD COHEN 3.24
7. KIND AND GENEROUS NATALIE MERCHANT 3.53
8. FIERCE GRACE RAM DASS .38
9. THIS MOMENT INCRED STRING BAND 6.23
10. IT’S A DREAM NEIL YOUNG 6.31
11. HOW CAN I KEEP FROM SINGING? P SEEGER 2.59
12. MY NEIGHBOR’S NEEDS P SEEGER AND LORRE WYATT 3.07
13. STREETS OF LONDON MARY HOPKIN 4.26
14. IN THESE TIMES J. ARMATRADDING 3.11
15. COME THOU FOUNT OF EVERY BLESSING SUFIJAN STEVENS 3.55
16. IF I NEEDED YOU NP RAY BENSON 2.32
17. BRIDGE OVER TROUBLED H2O SIMON AND GARFUNKEL 5.30
18. PACK UP YOUR SORROWS MMI AND RICHARD FARINA 3.02
19. SO BEAUTIFUL ASA 5.00
20. NO PLACE TO FALL NP STEVE EARLE 2.52
21. GOD OF MERCY AND COMPASSION DAUGHTERS OF MARY 2.56
22. SONGS OF COMPASSION HOSSEIN ALIZADEH (NAVA FLUTE) 7.53
23. INNER PEACE DALAI LAMA (20 SEC LEAD) 1.53
24. YOU ARE MY FAMILY DAR WILLIAMS & FRANCINE WHEELER (FADE AFTER APPLAUSE) 3.00
25. MERCY BEN KYLE 3,57
26. KINDNESS SCIENTIST NP DACHER KELTNER PHD 3.12
27. MAY THE KINDNESS JACKI OATES 4.53
28. HEART WITH NO COMPANION NP L. COHEN 3.04
29. BE NOT TOO HARD NP J BAEZ (VETS) 2.52
30. CROWDED TABLE HIGHWOMEN 3.49
31. WHAT’S SO FUNNY BOUT PEACE LOVE UNDERSTANDING? NP NIC LOWE 2.43
32. CHRISTMAS IN WASHINGTON STEVE EARLE 4.59
33. THERE BUT FOR FORTUNE PHIL OCHS 2.46
34. SHELTER FROM THE STORM NP B. DYLAN 6.09
35. TROUBLED MIND NP CATIE CURTIS 4.01
36. SOME HUMANS AIN’T HUMAN JOHN PRINE 7.04
37. DONOVAN UNIVERSE AM I 4.45
38. STREETS OF LONDON RALPH MCTELL 4.26
39. JUST BREATHE PEARL JAM- EDDIE VEDDER 3.35
40. HOW MERCY LOOKS FROM HERE AMY GRANT 3.58
41. WHEN YOU ARE OLD GRETCHEN PETERS 2.45
42. YOU’VE GOT A FRIEND CAROLE KING & JAMES TAYLOR 5.24
43. SOMETIMES I FEEL LIKE A MOTHERLESS CHILD ODETTA 3.22
44. NONE OF US ARE FREE SOLOMON BURKE 5.29
45. I DON’T EAT ANIMALS MELANIE SAFKA 3.04
46. LIFE IS HARD ENOUGH TERRY KITCHEN 4.14
47. SIMPLE GIFTS SHAKERS ALLISON KRAUSS & YO YO MA 2.35
48. THE WEXFORD CAROL ALLISON KRAUSS & YO YO 4.20
49. DUBIA FORTUNA MEDIEVAL XMAS IN PRAGUE 2.55
50. HOLIDAY MUSIC FROM MIDDLE AGES BARRY & BETH HALL 2.35
51. COVENTRY CAROL SPAN ARIA 2.21
52. ANOTHER COUNTRY PHIL OCHS 2.25
53. MEDIEVAL GAUDETE CHOIR OF CLARE COLLEGE CAMBRIDGE 3.05
54. THE HOLLY & THE IVY MEDIEVAL BAEBES 2.57
55. LULLAY LULLOW ACAPELA 2.30
56. IN NATALI SUMMI REGIS 12TH CENTURY XMAS 1.38
57. VERBUM PATRIS HUMANTUR ANTIQUA MUNICH (13 CENTURY) 1.40
58. STAR IN THE EAST ANONYMOUS 4 3.20
59. CHRISTMAS IN PRISON JOHN PRINE 3.36
60. WHO KNOWS WHERE THE TIME GOES SANDY DENNY 5.36
61. HOW CAN I HELP YOU SAY GOODBYE? MELANIE 4.53
62. ANOTHER COUNTRY PHIL OCHS 2.25
63. THERE BUT FOR FORTUNE JOAN BAEZ 3.19
64. MAY THE KINDNESS INSTR DAVE WOOD 3.19
Song of Compassion was written to commemorate the victims of the 1990 earthquake in northern Iran. It’s not a go-quietly-into-the-night requiem, however, but a cry of desperation, of suffering, of compassion for that suffering, switching between impassioned vocalists throughout.

12-10-16 PLAYLIST- IMPEACH?!
1. WHAT THE FOLK MIKE SESSIONS 2.04
2. IMPEACH HIM KEVIN JOHNSON JR .59
3. ANOTHER AGE JOHN WESLEY HARDING 4.00
4. LET’S GO JOIN THE FASCISTS DAVID SINRICH 5.09
5. CHIPMUNK IMPEACHMENT SONG .56
6. DONALD TRUM P IMPEACHMENT SONG (FERGIE REMIX) FREAKY MARKO .45
7. WOULDN’T IT BE NICE? THE IMPEACH BOYS 2.19
8. CRYING SHAME JACK JOHNSON 2.56
9. REP JOHN LEWIS .51
10. HARD TIMES NO MORE (STEPHEN FOSTER) JOHNNY CASH 4.01
11. IMPEACH TRUMP SONG JOSH WEINSTOCK 1.29
12. SCARE AWAY THE DARK PASSENGER 3.46
13. I NEED TO WAKE UP MELISSA ETHERIDGE 3.32
14. RUSSIAN SONG PRAISES TRUMP PARODY KATUSHA 2.32
15. IMPEACHABLE PAUL STOOKEY 1.41
16. DONALD TRUMP SONG THE CATSKILLS 2.44
17. PUPPETS LEONARD COHEN 2.41
18. THE FEAR BEN HOWARD 4.21
19. LET’S IMPEACH THE PRESIDENT NEIL YOUNG 5.10
20. WHITE HOUSE BLUES (1926) CHARLIE POOLE 3.33
21. HONEST MAN MATT ANDERSEN 3.36
22. TRUMP SONG NOW THIS JEN HOUSTON 3.07
23. THE POWER AND GLORY (1963) VERSE ABOUT LEADERS PHIL OCHS 2.18
24. IMPEACH THE PRESIDENT 1972 HONEY DRIPPERS 3.16
25. FROM THE AIR LAURIE ANDERSON 4.36
26. GIMME SOME TRUTH JOHN LENNON 4.36
27. LET’S ALL SING THE IMPEACHMENT INTERMISSION THE LATE SHOW 1.11
28. THE BLESSING ERIC BOGLE 3.43
29. FORGOTTEN PEOPLE JEREMY JORDAN 3.55
30. VICTIMS OF CIRCUMSTANCE BARCLAY JAMES HARVEST 6.15
31. IMPEACH TRUMP ENUFFSAID 4.08
32. WAISTE DEEP IN THE BIG MUDDY PETE SEEGER 3.02
33. YOU’VE GOT TO BE CAREFULLY TAUGHT MICHAEL JOHNSON 1.10
34. ROBERT MUELLER’S INDICTMENT SONG JAMES CORDEN 3.58
35. AWAKE MY SOUL MUMFORD & SONS 4.12
36. WHITE HOUSE BLUES 1971 JOHN RENBOURN 3.35
37. DISSATISFIED SONNY BOY WILLIAMSON 4.07
38. THE BALLAD OF JOHN MACLEAN 5.24
39. AIN’T THAT NEWS? BROADSIDE SINGERS 1.40
40. THE RESTLESS CONSUMER NEIL YOUNG 5.47
41. THE MONEY CROP MALVINA REYNOLDS 1.31
42. MONEY CHANGES EVERYTHING THE BRAINS 3.31
43. MY PEOPLE YUSUF (CAT STEVENS) 3.38
44. HARD TIMES JEB LOY NICHHOLS 2.40
45. WELFARE STORE BLUES SONNY BOY WILLIAMSON 2.49
46. BLACK MAN IN A WHITE WORLD MICHAEL KIWANUKA 3.33
47. MEAN WOODY GUTHRIE 3.26
48. SWEETHEARTS (REAGAN) CAMPER VAN BEETHOVEN 4.47
49. RUN COME SEE THE SUN PETE SEEGER 1.42
50. TO TRY FOR THE SUN NEMO SHAW (DONOVAN SONG) 4.29
51. FOLLOW THE SUN XAVIER RUDD 4.19
52. CROWDED TABLE THE HIGHWOMEN 3.49

NOT JUST IMPEACHMENT – IMPEACHMENT SPECIAL

THE IMPEACHMENT HEARINGS HAVE INSPIRED TOPICAL SINGERS . THERE ARE SO MANY SONGS ABOUT THE DONALD OUT THERE LATELY IT MAKES MY HEAD SPIN. SEEMS LIKE NEW ONES ARE POPPING EVERY HOUR. TONIGHT WILL BE AS MUCH MUSIC AS I CAN CRAM INTO THE SHOW. NO QUOTES, NO GUESTS, JUST TOPICAL MUSIC ABOUT THE STATE OF THE OUR LESS THAN GREAT SOCIETY. AND REMEMBER, THE OPINIONS EXPRESSED ON THE MUSIC AIRED TONIGHT ARE NOT NECESSARILY THOSE OF STAFF, MANAGEMENT, VOLUNTEERS OR EMPLOYEES AT WRFG- OR ANYONE WALKING BY THIS STUDIO. THEY DON’T EVEN REFLECT MY OPINIONS. THEY ARE JUST SONGS, SO YOU HAVE NOTHING TO FEAR. I HOPE YOU ENJOY TONIGHT’S “NOT JUST IMPEACHMENT “SHOW ON WTF. REMEMBER, WE GET WHAT WE DESERVE SOMETIMES.

AMERICANA CALENDAR
RED LIGHT CAFE
12-19 HARK ! A Christmas Comedy Show
12-20 All Black Comedy Show hosted by Shack DD
www.redlightcafe.com for more information

GYPSY ROSE MUSIC
12-19 David Wiseman + These Crowded Streets
12-20 The Ain’t Sisters
www.gypsyrosemusic.com for more information

THE PARK TAVERN @ PIEDMONT PARK
The Park Tavern has ongoing events happening throughout the year. For current events, see their website.
www.parktavern.com for more information

 

 

11-26-16 PLAYLIST- STAR

1. WHAT THE FOLK MIKE SESSIONS 2.04
2. REP. JOHN LEWIS .51
3. WELFARE STORE BLUES SONNY BOY WILLIAMSON 2.49
4. WHY WE BUILD THE WALL GREG BROWN 4.13
5. AMEN LEONARD COHEN 7.35
6. RECONCILIATION JOHN WRIGHT 8.24
7. O GOD FORGIVE US FOR KING AND COUNTRY 5.49
8. ON LOVE AND NON VIOLENCE MLK 3.03
9. I AM WILLING HOLLY NEAR 4.00
10. RESISTANCE DAVID ROVICS 3.41
11. MEDGAR EVERS LULLABY JUDY COLLINS 3.44
12. INVISIBLE PEOPLE PP&M 3.20
13. TOMORROW IS MY TURN NINA SIMONE 6.10
14. TOO MANY MARTYRS PHIL OCHS 2.48
15. AFTER THE LAST TEAR FALLS ANDREW PETERSON 4.30
16. MOTHER FATHER DAVE MATTHEWS BAND 4.25
17. ROSA PARKS ROY METTE 3.18
18. KEEP YOUR EYES ON THE PRIZE PETE SEEGER 3.25
19. BIRMINGHAM SUNDAY RICHARD FARINA 4.00
20. CARRY IT ON LEN CHANDLER AND BROADSIDE SINGERS 3.17
21. ONLY A PAWN IN THEIR GAME B DYLAN 5.24
22. AIN’T GONNA LET NOBODY TURN ME AROUND –SWEETHONEYINTHE ROCK 4.12
23. MICHAEL ANDREW, & JAMES MIMI & RICHARD FARINA 3.11
24. HEAV’N HEAV’N MARIAN ANDERSON 2.10
25. YOU’RE JUST A LAUGHING FOOL REV. F. D. KIRKPATRICK 3.26
26. JIM CROW BLUES LEADBELLY 2.42
27. HERE’S TO THE STATE ON MISS. PHIL OCHS 6.03
28. NO MORE AUCTION ODETTA 2.20
29. FREE AND EQUAL BLUES JOSH WHITE 4.25
30. LIFT EVERY VOICE AND SING LEONTYNE PRICE 4.40
31. MOOD MEETS SUN RHIANNON GIDDONS 4.07
32. ZION DON MCCLEAN 6.12
33. CAN’T TURN ME AROUND THE ROOTS 3.23
34. YOU’VE GOT TO BE CAREFULLY TAUGHT MICHAEL JOHNSON 1.10
35. COLORED TOWN PHIL OCHS 3.02
36. BE CAREFUL HOW YOU VOTE SUNNYLAND SLIM 3.35
37. DEMOCRACY IN KIND STATE RADIO 3.40

STAR is that we’ve been at it for 17 years now, responding to communities in the south who have asked for help in having a conversation about race, all on a financial sheet of thin ice. Now that the need for our services is ratcheting up rapidly in the country, our services are needed more and more. But as a non-profit, we need the money to continue the work. Any help, from small contributions to huge ones will be welcome.

Rev. Thee Smith, STAR co-founder, lifetime activist, Emory Professor of Religion, Episcopal priest at St. Philips Cathedral in Atlanta, expert trust building and reconciliation facilitator.

Rev. Trent Frank, retired Lt. Col, USA, former pastor, Executive Director of STAR, community organizer.

Dr. Andy Sheldon, STAR co-founder, jury consultant in retrials of 8 civil rights murder cases (including murders of Medgar Evers, Vernon Dahmer, 4 little girls in Birmingham and civil rights workers Goodman, Schwerner and Cheney in Philadelphia MS.)

1. What is racial reconciliation?

2. What is STAR and what is STAR’s mission?

3. Are there other organizations like STAR that are operating in the US right now?

3. How do events of Charolotte and Tulsa impact STAR’s mission?

3. What are STAR’s projects in Abbeville, SC and LaGrange GA?

4. What do you do if someone from a town or city in the south calls or writes you asking for help? How do you do your work?

5. What do you mean by “develop a menu of options”?

6. Would you say that the practical pillars of reconciliation work are Truthtelling and Trustbuilding? Can you explain?

7. Do you hear objections to racial reconciliation like “Why did up the past and renew old hurts?” What do you say to that criticism?

8. Does it work? How does it work?

8. Has STAR ever done this kind of work in the City of Atlanta?

9. A couple of you are younger and a couple of you are older. What is your experience with getting younger people involved in your work?

10. What are your dreams for the South around racial issues?

11. How can people support STAR’s work?

12. How did Archbishop Tutu influence Star when he was a visiting professor at Emory U?

13. STAR observes the anniversary of Sam Hose lynching in Newnan, Georgia (April 23, 1899). Tell us about that.
14. How does STAR interface with the new Smithsonian African American museum>

15 What do you mean when you say STAR helps “connects the dots.”

16. Can you describe the impact you have had by giving us some examples of thing STAR has done? Also, I cannot imagine that everything goes right in such an ambitious set of goals. Anything you can tell us about the pitfalls and danger any of you have faced?

17. What is the 1898 Foundation? Tell us about the only successful Coup d’etat in the USA..

18. What is STAR’s relationship with the Jewish Organization B’nai Brith and The AntiDefamation league?

19. Does START have the involvement of major political parties?

20. Tell us where people can find out more about your organization and how people become involved?

If there is to be reconciliation, first there must be truth.”
― Timothy B. Tyson

We must content ourselves with the mystery, the absurdity, the contradictions, the hostility, but also the generosity that our environment offers us. It’s not much, but it’s always better than the deadly, defeatist certainty of the paranoid.”
― Philip K. Dick,

“How can you love those who have stolen from you, assaulted or abused you, or tried to blow you up and completely destroy you? How can you forgive those who have kidnapped, tortured and killed someone you love? Yet this is where reconciliation has to begin.”
― Andrew White

“‎Reconciliation‬ is the most significant level of life’s maturity!”
― Dr Paul Gitwaza

“The overall purpose of human communication is – or should be – reconciliation. It should ultimately serve to lower or remove the walls of misunderstanding which unduly separate us human beings, one from another.”
― M. Scott Peck,

We are all one – or at least we should be – and it is our job, our duty, and our great challenge to fight the voices of division and seek the salve of reconciliation. Roy Barnes

Reconciliation should be accompanied by justice, otherwise it will not last. While we all hope for peace it shouldn’t be peace at any cost but peace based on principle, on justice.

Corazon Aquino

The world is not dialectical – it is sworn to extremes, not to equilibrium, sworn to radical antagonism, not to reconciliation or synthesis. This is also the principle of evil.

Jean Baudrillard

The passion of hatred is so long lived and so obstinate a malady that the surest sign of death in a sick person is their desire for reconciliation.

Jean De La Bruyere

Martin Luther King, Jr. didn’t carry just a piece of cloth to symbolize his belief in racial equality; he carried the American flag.

Adrian Cronauer

 

10-22-19 PLAYLIST FACISM
1. WHAT THE FOLK MIKE SESSIONS 2.04
2. ALL YOU FASCISTS BILLY BRAGG & WILCO 2.50
3. NO NOS MOVERAN JOAN BAEZ 2.47
4. LET’S GO JOIN THE FACISTS DAVID SINRICH 5.09
5. THE BOY WITH THE SUNLIT SMILE THEODORAKIS- Z 2.49
6. FREIHEIT PETE SEEGER 1963 4.59
7. DANCE IDIOT, DANCE GRAFFITI TONGUE 2.44
8. YELLOW TRIANGLE CHRISTY MOORE 3.45
9. THE PEOPLE UNITED WILL NEVER BE DEFEATED ROY HEARNE 4.19
10. POINT THE FINGER AT THE EMPEROR 3.18
11. ONLY A PAWN IN THEIR GAME BOB DYLAN 5.24
12. WE DON’T NEED THIS FASCIST GROOVE THING HEAVEN 17 4.20
13. ANOTHER COUNTRY PHIL OCHS 2.25
14. UNTIL THE END TOM MORELLO AND NIGHT WATCHMEN 4.20
15. THE FUTURE L COHEN 6.41
16. THERE IS A WAR GOING ON FOR YOUR MIND FLOBOTS 1.59
17. NO GOVERNMENT NICOLETTE 2.02
18. NO COUNTRY’S LAW EILEEN MCGANN 3.15
19. NO MATTER WHO YOU VOTE FOR BONZO DOG DOO DAH BAND 3.19
20. I’M CHANGING MY NAME TO FANNIE MAE TOM PAXTON 2.17
21. VIVA L QUINTA BRIGADA CHRISTY MOORE 5.14
22. FASCIST BOOGIE MAN STEVE DORE 3.12
23. BROKEN ENGLISH MARIANNE FAITHFUL 5.14
24. THE COMMUNISTS HAVE THE MUSIC THEY MIGHT BE GIANTS 2.35
25. SONG OF CHOICE PEGGY SEEGER AND EWAN MACALL 3.35
26. TEAR THE FASCISTS DOWN WOODY GUTHRIE 2.23
27. SONG OF THE FRENCH RESISTANCE LE CHANT DES PARTISANS 4.03
28. THE PARTISAN L COHEN 3.24
29. NEO NAZI MUSIC FLOURISHING IN US NEWSCAST 2.58
30. NIGHT RALLEY ELVIS COSTELLO 2.48
31. I’M GOING TO SAY IT NOW PHIL OCHS 2.55
32. THE TIMES THEY ARE CHANGIN BACK BILLY BRAGG 3.52
33. JOHN LEWIS .51
34. CHARLIE CHAPLIN THE GREAT DICTATOR MOVIE CLIP 4.03
35. YA BASTA ANNE FEENEY 3.16
36. NOVEMBER THE WILDERNESS OF MANITOBA 3.56

GUESTS: DAVID SINRICH AND ANDY SHELDON

QUOTES:

Fascism is capitalism plus murder.”
― Upton Sinclair

“Fascism is when corporations become the government.”
― Bill Maher

“Fascism should more appropriately be called Corporatism because it is a merger of state and corporate power”
― Benito Mussolini

“Fascism is the stage reached after communism has proved an illusion.”
― Friedrich von Hayek

“Before mass leaders seize the power to fit reality to their lies, their propaganda is marked by its extreme contempt for facts as such, for in their opinion fact depends entirely on the power of man who can fabricate it.”
― Hannah Arendt, The Origins of Totalitarianism

“The first truth is that the liberty of a democracy is not safe if the people tolerate the growth of private power to a point where it becomes stronger than their democratic state itself. That, in its essence, is fascism — ownership of government by an individual, by a group, or by any other controlling private power…. Among us today a concentration of private power without equal in history is growing.”
― Franklin Delano Roosevelt

“If we define an American fascist as one who in case of conflict puts money and power ahead of human beings, then there are undoubtedly several million fascists in the United States.”
― Henry Wallace

“The split in America, rather than simply economic, is between those who embrace reason, who function in the real world of cause and effect, and those who, numbed by isolation and despair, now seek meaning in a mythical world of intuition, a world that is no longer reality-based, a world of magic.”
― Chris Hedges,

“I really am a pessimist. I’ve always felt that fascism is a more natural governmental condition than democracy. Democracy is a grace. It’s something essentially splendid because it’s not at all routine or automatic. Fascism goes back to our infancy and childhood, where we were always told how to live. We were told, Yes, you may do this; no, you may not do that. So the secret of fascism is that it has this appeal to people whose later lives are not satisfactory.”
― Norman Mailer

The essence of fascism is to make laws forbidding everything and then enforce them selectively against your enemies.”
― John Lescroart

“State ownership! It leads only to absurd and monstrous conclusions; state ownership means state monopoly, concentrated in the hands of one party and its adherents, and that state brings only ruin and bankruptcy to all.”
― Benito Mussolini

“Hitler lied shamelessly about himself and about his enemies. He convinced millions of men and women that he cared for them deeply when, in fact, he would have willingly sacrificed them all. His murderous ambition, avowed racism, and utter immorality were given the thinnest mask, and yet millions of Germans were drawn to Hitler precisely because he seemed authentic. They screamed, “Sieg Heil” with happiness in their hearts, because they thought they were creating a better world.”
― Madeleine K. Albright, Fascism: A Warning

“Before fascism could become a serious contender, one chief would have to emerge as the “gatherer”—the one able to shove his rivals aside and assemble in one tent all the (nonsocialist) discontented.”
― Robert O. Paxton, The Anatomy of Fascism

“We must see fascist rule as a never-ending struggle for preeminence within a coalition, exacerbated by the collapse of constitutional restraints and the rule of law, and by a prevailing climate of social Darwinism.”
― Robert O. Paxton,

“North Korea, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, isn’t democratic. The Nazis, the National Socialists, weren’t socialists. And America isn’t the land of the free. It’s all just clever nationalist marketing.”
― Oliver Markus Malloy

“Decades ago, George Orwell suggested that the best one-word description of a Fascist was “bully,”
― Madeleine K. Albright

“Censorship is the child of fear
the father of ignorance
and the desperate weapon of fascists everywhere.”
― Laurie Halse Anderson

A nationalist…is not at all the same thing as a patriot. A nationalist encourages us to be our worst, and then tells us that we are the best.”
― timothy snyder,

“The dirty secret of fascism is that its appeal is not rational; it is, therefore, impervious to rational argument. You cannot talk someone out of a feeling of hatred.”
― Katherine Cross

“Tolerance is a virtue, but tolerance coupled with passivity is a vice.”
― Chris Hedges

“If we want to stop Fascism we must understand it. Wishful thinking will not help us. And reciting optimistic formulae will prove to be as inadequate and useless as the ritual of an Indian rain dance.”
― Erich Fromm, Escape from Freedom

“Newspapers are not made any longer by news or journalism. They are made by sheer weight of money expressed in free gift schemes. They serve not the interests of the many, but the vested interests of the few.”
― Oswald Mosley

“I’m afraid, based on my own experience, that fascism will come to America in the name of national security.”
― Jim Garrison

“It is the press, above all, which wages a positively fanatical and slanderous struggle, tearing down everything which can be regarded as a support of national independence, cultural elevation, and the economic independence of the nation.”
― Adolf Hitler, Mein Kampf

“We live in very remarkable times. We find with astonishment that progress has concluded an alliance with barbarism.”
― Sigmund Freud, Moses and Monotheism

“When fascism comes to America, it will be wrapped in the flag and carrying a cross.”
― James Waterman Wise

“The fall of moral civilization has always been brought about by those who were “just doing their jobs”.”
― Jeremy Grantham

“The Nazis understand everything except humour.”
― Mary Berg

“In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act.”
– George Orwell

Americana Calendar
RED LIGHT CAFE

10-28 Charity Poker tournament (to benefit 7 Stages)
11-3 An evening of “covers” with Kate & Corey
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THE PARK TAVERN @ PIEDMONT PARK
The Park Tavern has ongoing events happening throughout the year. For current events, see their website.
www.parktavern.com for more information

 

8-27-19 WHAT THE FOLK?! OUT OF YOUR MIND- FEATURING INTERVIEW WITH “FEELING GOOD” AUTHOR, DAVID BURNS, M.D.

1. WHAT THE FOLK MIKE SESSIONS 2.04
2. Healing river Pete Seeger 2.46
3. That’s what makes you Strong Jesse Wincester 2.37
4. I can see Clearly now Jimmy Cliff 3.14
5. Feeling Good Nina Simone 2.56
6. Hold On Dave Van Ronk 3.08
7. We shall overcome Pete Seeger 8.13
8. Turn Turn Turn Byrds 3.44
9. This Night Won’t Last Forever Michael Johnson 3.56
10. Here Comes the Sun Geo Harrison 3.28
11. Don’t Lose Heart Dan Fogelberg 4.38
12. End of the Line Traveling Wilburys 3.26
13. Somebody Elses troubles Steve Goodman 3.45
14. I’m troubled and I don’t know why Joan Baez 3.05
15. Trouble Cat Stevens 2.47
16. You take my troubles away Rachael Yamagata and Dan Wilson
17. The Darkness Leonard Cohen 4.30
18. Troubles Heartaches and Sadness Ann Peebles 2.42
19. Pack up your Troubles in Your Old Kit Bag Oscar Seagle 3.57
20. Room at the Table Carrie Newcomer 3.57
21. Lean on Me Bill Withers 4.28
22. After the Last Tear Falls Andrew Peterson 2.42
23. I’m So Glad Trouble Don’t Last Always Sam Cooke and the Soul Stirrers 3.14
24. Broken Record Bill Horowitz 2.42
25. Sadness Bill Horowitz 4.02
26. Children of Light Biff Rose 2.41
27. Pack Up Your sorrows Mimi Farina 3.02
28. Bridge Over Troubled Water Paul Simon 5.30
29. There but for Fortune Phil Ochs 2.46
30. Mother of Violence Peter Gabriel 3.13
31. Satisfied Mind Jeff Buckley 5.58
32. Ney Nava Song of compassion Hossein Alizadeh IRAN 4.16

Questions for Dr. Burns:

1. Is the therapy you have developed different from traditional therapy?
2. How does therapy work in your model of treatment?
3. Is it possible to relieve Anxiety and Depression without drugs?
4. How are your methods different from traditional ideas of psychotherapy?
5. What are the cognitive distortions and why is it important to understand what they are?
6. Does therapy have to take a long time?
7. Is there a place for in depth long term therapy that takes years?
8. Tell us about some of the people that influenced you as you design new ways to treat emotional problems?
9. How do you teach other mental health professionals your methods?
10. Are there people in Atlanta who you have trained?
11. What keeps you creative?
12. How do we survive in a world with crazy leaders and angry uncivil people?
13. Who helps you when you are feeling low?
14. You will be in Atlanta in November. If professional people are interested in your intensive workship on therapy, where can they go to get information, applications, and your schedule? (give website, phone number etc).
15. If someone wants to ask you a question about therapy, how do they reach you and your staff?

 

6-25-19 PLAYLIST HOLOCAUST
1. WHAT THE FOLK MIKE SESSIONS 2.04
2. LAST TRAIN TO NUREMBERG PETE SEEGER 2.48
3. NEVER AGAIN PHIL OCHS 2.34
4. NEVER AGAIN REMEMBER ERIC BOGLE 4.46
5. DIE MOORSOLDATEN PETE SEEGER 3.07
6. AT THE EDGE OF THE FOREST THEODORE BIKEL 3.46
7. GHOSTS OF DACHAU THE STYLE COUNCIL 2.51
8. THE FORGOTTEN PEOPLE HALLOWED 6.49
9. HOLOCAUST SONG SPEND THE NIGHT IN DACHAU DAVE BALLOU 2.57
10. KNOCK ON THE DOOR PHIL OCHS 2.43
11. ILSA KOCH THE KLEZMATICS (W GUTHRIE) 2.40
12. DANCE ME TO THE END OF LOVE L. COHEN 6.06
13. ZOT MIT KEYNMOL (ENGLISH) PAUL ROBESON 2.06
14. HOLLAND, 1945 NEUTRAL MILK HOTEL 3.13
15. DIFFERENT TRAINS FROM “HOLOCAUST- THE MUSICAL STEVE REICH 7.48
16. BELSEN WAS A GAS SEX PISTOLS 2.06
17. THIS TRAIN REVISED INDIGO GIRLS 4.38
18. RIDE ‘EM JEWBOY KINKY FRIEDMAN
19. DACHAU BLUES CAPTAIN BEEFHEART 2.22
20. BELSEN HATIKVA AT BERGEN BELSEN 3.45
21. JERUSALEM OF GOLD FROM SCHINDLERS LIST 2.49
22. JERUSALEM OF GOLD ENGLISH 3.20
23. THEME OF SCHINDLER ITZHAK PERLMAN 3.34
24. WE DIDN’T KNOW TOM PAXTON 2.23
25. WAITING FOR THE WORMS PINK FLOYD 2.34
26. NEVER AGAIN DISTURBED (METAL) 3.33
27. GET CLEAN ANARCHY CLUB 3.33
28. WAITING FOR THE WORMS ACOUSTIC BILL LUDWIG 3.32
29. RIDE EM JEWBOY WILLIE NELSON (KINKY FRIEDMAN 5.47
30. RED SECTOR A RUSH 5.09
31. DONA DONA T. BIKEL 2.23
32. DONA DONA J. BAEZ 4.00
33. VI IZ DUS GESELEH? JAY BLACK 1966 4.15

Show Notes:
The focus tonight will be on the Holocaust. Our guests will be Dr. Liliane Kshensky Baxter, who devoted the past 13 years to preserving Holocaust survivors’ stories as the Director at the Breman Museum’s Weinberg Center for Holocaust Education. Bebe Forehand, a survivor of the holocaust who was hidden from the Nazis with a story similar to Anne Frank .
After moving to Atlanta to obtain her doctorate, Lili Baxter volunteered at the Martin Luther King Center until she was offered the job by Coretta Scott King as the director of nonviolence studies From 1979 to 1992. She served as senior staff for Mrs. Coretta Scott King, directing the King Center’s leadership programs for college and graduate students as well as summer institutes and annual conferences on nonviolence. This past year I’ve returned to the King Center (now under the leadership of Rev. Bernice King) as senior nonviolence educator and consultant on nonviolence training and curriculums. She helped launch Bearing Witness, a Breman series where a survivors spoke after a brief documentary portraying an individual story. Her movie documentary Choosing Hope; Jewish Responses to the Holocaust is listed on IMdB. Be sure to listen June 25th at 8pm for this special program.

Special guest Bebe Forehand , was shielded from the Nazis in an attic. A family friend brought food, books and materials to read during the hours while they were in hiding. As a result, her mother, father, grandfather and brother were all able to survive the Holocaust.

1. Was Germany the only country that considered eliminating Jews?
2. Were there other attempts at genocide in the 20th century? How about now?
3. As first person surviviors and witness’s to the holocaust die, soon there will be no one who can be an actual witness? Is this a dangerous fact?
4. What are your personal and family experiences of the German Holocaust in Warsaw?
5. Is there a literal meaning to Holocaust?
6. Were all concentration camps death camps?
7. Who else was targeted for extinction by the Nazis?
8. Was Hitler a “pure” Aryan, whatever that was supposed to be?
9. Do you think those who identify with the Nazis have an understanding of the third reich?
10. Non jews were systematically murdered by the Nazis. Is there a figure of how many were systematically murdered? (up to 17 million)

 

5-28-19 HOMAGE TO JOAN BAEZ WITH NINA RICCI AS GUEST PERFORMER

WHAT THE FOLK
1. MIKE SESSIONS 2.04
2. JOHN WALKER’S BLUES STEVE EARLE 3.44
3. ALL MY TRIALS JOAN BAEZ 4.49
4. JOAN OF ARC JBAEZ WITH LCOHEN 6.16
5. SILENT RUNNING REJOICE THE SUN JB 2.08
6. WAGONERS LAD JB WITH ROER MCGUIN 2.38
7. BE NOT TOO HARD JB 2.52
8. BLACK IS THE COLOR JB 2.30
9. BOOTS OF SPANISH LEATHER JB (DYLAN) 4.28
10. BALLAD OF SACCO AND VANZETTI JB 4.35
11. THERE BUT FOR FORTUNE JB 3.19
12. WE SHALL OVERCOME JB IN DC MARCH 4.24
13. DE COLORES JB 2.32
14. ONCE I KNEW A PRETTY GIRL JB 2.52
15. THE PARTISAN (LC) JB 3.17
16. HARD TIMES COME AGAIN NO MORE JB AND EMMYLOU 4.33
17. PALSIR D’AMOUR JB 3.18
18. WHAT HAVE THEY DONE TO THE RAIN? JB (MALVINA REYNOLDS) 2.57
19. I’M TROUBLED AND I DON’T KNOW WHY JB 3.05
20. I AM A WANDERER JB 2.30
21. BIRMINGHAM SUNDAY JB (MIMI FARINA) 4.03
22. SONG OF BANGLADESH JB 4.53
23. HOUSE OF THE RISING SON JB 4.28
24. EMMYLOU ON BAEZ INFLUENCE 1.22
25. WILD MT. THYME JB 4.36
26. COPPER KETTLE JB 2.42
27. DINKS SONG JB 4.41
28. DIAMONDS AND RUST JB 4.37
29. DONA DONA JB 4.00
30. GABRIEL & ME JB 3.31
31. MARY HAMILTON JB 5.37
32. PLANE WRECK AT LOST GATOS CANYON JB 5.19
33. SAIGON BRIDE JB 3.33
34. SILKIE JB 3.57
35. SARAJEVO 1993 JB 4.25
36. DON’T THINK TWICE JB INDIGO GIRLS 4.18
37. BEFORE THE DELUGE JB JACKSON BROWNE 7.01
38. DAY AFTER TOMORROW JB TOM WAITS 5.32
39. HICKORY WIND JB 3.42
40. RING THEM BELLS JB 3.15

TRIBUTE TO JOAN BAEZ-

JOAN BAEZ HAS COME AND GONE IN ATLANTA PERFORMING AT SYMPHONY HALL FOR HER FAREWELL TOUR. TONIGHT WE PAY TRIBUTE TO HER AND HER MUSIC. OUR GUEST IS MS. NINA RICCI, A YOUNG ARTIST WHO HAS GREAT RESPECT FOR JOAN AND HER CONTRIBUTION TO MUSIC. SHE WILL BE SINGING SOME OF BAEZ’S SONGS AND I WILL BE AIRING SOME RECORDINGS TOO.

QUESTIONS FOR NINA:

TELL US ABOUT YOURSELF. YOU ARE AT THE BEGINNING OF YOUR MUSIC CAREER, WHAT ARE YOUR HOPES AND DREAMS ABOUT SINGING?

WHEN DID YOU FIRST HEAR OF JOAN BAEZ?

ARE YOU IN A MUSICAL FAMILY? HAS YOUR FAMILY SUPPORTED YOUR EFFORTS.

DO YOU TRY AND WRITE MUSIC TOO? LIKE JOAN BAEZ AND BOB DYLAN, YOU ARE STARTING EARLY.

HAVE YOU SEEN “DON’T LOOK BACK”, A DOCUMENTARY ABOUT BOB DYLAN’S EARLY CAREER AND HIS RELATIONSHIP WITH JOAN BAEZ?

WHERE CAN PEOPLE HEAR YOUR MUSIC LIVE? DO YOU HAVE A WEBSITE WHERE PEOPLE CAN DOWNLOAD YOUR MUSIC?

DO YOU HAVE A DAY JOB, TOO? OR IS YOUR PRIMARY FOCUS ON MUSIC NOW.

WHO ELSE DO YOU ADMIRE, MUSICIAN OR OTHERWISE.

WHAT DO YOU THINK OF JOAN’S POLITICAL ACTIVISM OVER THE YEARS?

ARE YOU AWARE OF THE FEUD SHE HAD WITH AL CAPP, THE CARTOONIST WHO WROTE LIL ABNER?

WHAT DID YOU THINK OF FRANK HAMILTON AND HIS MUSIC SCHOOL?
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FACTS ABOUT JB:

SHE IS A GIFTED SOPRANO BORN 1/9/41. SHE WAS 19 WHEN SHE RELEASED HER FIRST ALBUM. EACH OF HER FIRST 3 ALBUMS WENT GOLD AND STAYED ON THE CHARTES MORE THAN 2 YEARS.

A HIGHPOINT OF HER CAREER WAS THE MARCH ON WASHINGTON WITH MLK NOVEMBER, 1963.

THE BEATLES ARE SAID TO HAVE CHANGED THE LANDSCAPE OF THE POPULARITY OF FOLK MUSIC IN 1964 AND INTEREST IN THE MOVEMENT BEGAN TO WANE. JOAN MOVED FROM TRADITIONAL FOLK MUSIC TO SINGER SONG WRITER CONTEMPORARY MUSIC WITH PIECES BY DYLAN, BOSSA NOVA FROM BONFA, BUT NEVER ABANDONING THE BALLAD OR THE ACOUSTIC GUITAR.

A 2002 Democracy Now! interview with Joan Baez revealed that Dr. King visited Baez, who was imprisoned for blocking the entrance to the Armed Forces Induction Center in Oakland, at Santa Rita prison. He spent about an hour with the singer and gave an impromptu speech later to a group of demonstrators outside the prison.

Joan Baez wrote “The Story of Bangladesh” in 1971. This song was based on the Pakistani army crackdown on unarmed sleeping Bengali students at Dhaka University on March 25, 1971, which ignited the prolonged nine-month Bangladesh Liberation War

in 1980, Baez was given honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degrees by Antioch University and Rutgers University for her political activism and the “universality of her music”

Due to her father’s work in health care and with UNESCO, their family moved many times, living in towns across the U.S, as well as in England, France, Switzerland, Spain, Canada, and the Middle East, including Iraq. Joan Baez became involved with a variety of social causes early in her career, including civil rights and non-violence

In 1993, at the invitation of Refugees International and sponsored by the Soros Foundation, she traveled to the war-torn Bosnia and Herzegovina region of former-Yugoslavia in an effort to help bring more attention to the suffering there

On April 7, 2017, she was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

In the ’80s, Saturday Night Live poked fun at her dour demeanor in a skit called “Make Joan Baez Laugh.”

Joan was only 18 when she first performed at Newport Folk Festival

5-14-19 SING OUT DEFIANCE – RESIST! WITH DAVID SOLEIL

WHAT THE FOLK
1. MIKE SESSIONS 2.04
2. RESIST REV. SEKOU OSAGYEFO 5.24
3. I HAD A DREAM LOUDON WAINWRIGHT III 3.25
4. STRUGGLE IN DARKNESS TOM JANS 5.42
5. I BELIEVE, I DO TOM PAXTON 2.15
6. ANOTHER COUNTRY PHIL OCHS 2.25
7. WHO SPEAKS FOR ME? TOM PAXTON 4.16
8. I’M MAD AS HELL NETWORK 1.40
9. UNTIL THE END TOM MORELLO NIGHT WATCHMEN 4.20
10. WHAT ARE THEIR NAMES? DAVID CROSBY 4.17
11. IDIOCRACY MIKE JUDGE MOVIE CLIP 1.57
12. THE FUTURE L. COHEN 6.41
13. LIVING IN A DREAM RANDALL BRAMBLETT 5.07
14. BOBBY SEALE CHICAGO 1968 1.21
15. BELLA CIAO CHUMBAWAMBA 3.40
16. RAPE OF THE WORLD TRACY CHAPMAN 5.22
17. I’M GOING TO SAY IT NOW PHIL OCHS 2.55
18. TILL I GO DOWN JACKSON BROWNE 4.19
19. FIRESIGN THEATRE OH BLINDING LIGHT 2.14
20. THE RISING OF THE MOON JUDY COLLINS 4.10
21. THE TIMES THEY ARE CHANGIN BACK BILLY BRAGG 3.52
22. WHAT DID YOU LEARN IN SCHOOL TODAY? TOM PAXTON 1.46
23. OH! CAMIL THE WINTER SOLDIER GRAHAM NASH 2.55
24. THE GREAT MANDALA PP&M 4.46
25. VIET NAM PAUL KAPLAN 5.45
26. OHIO NEIL YOUNG 3.42
27. FORTUNATE SON CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL 2.21
28. MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN PUSSY RIOT 3.15
29. DON’T LET NOBODY TURN U AROUND BLIND WILLIE MCTELL 2.45
30. PRISONER OF PALESTINE SEIZE THE DAY 8.14
31. NOT A PRETTY GIRL ANI DIFRANCO 3.58
32. SOCIETY EDDIE VEDDER 3.55
33. DI SHVUE ISRAELI SOCIALIST PARTY YIDDISH LADY GAGA 2.36
34. JESUS CHRIST WOODY GUTHRIE 2.39
35. HOLD THE FORT PETE SEEGER 2.26
36. SONG OF THE UNITIED FRONT HANS EISLER, BERTOLT BRECHT 2.25
37. BANDIERA ROSSA SCARLET BANNER UNK 2.25
38. BROKEN ENGLISH MARIANNE FAITHFUL 5.14
39. NO GOVERNMENT NICOLETTE 2.02
40. THERE’S A WAR GOING ON FOR YOUR MIND FLOBOTS 1.59
41. THE BALLAD OF JOHN MACLEAN UNK 5.34
42. WHAT’S THAT I HEAR? PHIL OCHS 3.14
43. LIVES IN THE BALANCE JACKSON BROWNE 4.18

TONIGHT’S SHOW FEATURES DAVID SOLEIL OF THE FOLK MUSIC MOVEMENT “SING OUT DEFIANCE” OFFERING RESISTANCE TO OUR NATIONAL GOVERNMENT’S FOLLIES BY WRITING SONGS AND ORGANIZING GRASS ROOT COMMUNITY RESISTANCE.
DAVID SOLEIL, REPRESENTING SING OUT DEFIANCE ON TONIGHT’S BRINGING HIS FAVORITE WEAPONS- GUITARS, BANJOS, SONGS AND DETERMINATION.
THE MUSIC TONIGHT WILL BE A SELECTION OF SONGS ABOUT DEFIANCE AND RESISTANCE.

WHAT IS SING OUT DEFIANCE?

WHY ARE YOU DOING THIS?

HOW CAN PEOPLE JOIN YOU?

ARE THERE MEETINGS?

DID YOU BORROW THE NAME FROM PETE SEEGERS MAGAZINE FROM YEARS AGO?

HOW ARE YOU CONNECTED TO THE FRANK HAMILTON SCHOOL?

CAN MUSIC CHANGE PEOPLES MINDS, HEARTS, AND BELIEFS? ANY EXAMPLES?

ARE YOU AVIALBLE FOR WEDDINGS AND BAR MITZVAHS?

HAVE YOU ARRANGED CONCERTS FOR THE GROUP?

DO YOU WATCH REAL TIME WITH BILL MAHER? LAST WEEKS SHOW WAS PESSIMISSTIC ABOUT ANY CHANGE IN GOVERNMENT BY CONVENTIONAL PROCESSES. DO YOU AGREE?

HOW ABOUT TODAYS PRIMARY? SEEMS LIKE THE BIGGEST VOTE GETTERS EMULATE TRUMP. WHAT HAPPENED TO US? IS LEONARD COHEN RIGHT- IS THERE A HOLE IN OUR CULTURE?

 

 

WHAT THE FOLK?! APRIL 23, 2019 IMMIGRATION

TONIGHT’S SHOW IS A RECONSTRUCTION OF A PROGRAM I BROUGHT YOU IN 2014 AND 2018 ON IMMIGRATION. LOTS KEEPS CHANGING IN OUR CULTURE WITH THIS TROUBLING TOPIC. THERE ARE SOME WONDERFUL SONGWRITERS WHO HAVE EXPRESSED THE CONFLICT IN OUR IDENTITY AS A NATION. MY GUEST WILL BE DR. BETSY GARD, CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST WHO HAS WORKED WITH PEOPLE IN THE MIDST OF DISASTER AND POSSIBLY OTHER GUESTS. NEVER KNOW WITH LIVE RADIO.

1. MIKE SESSIONS AND SHRINKWRAP- WHAT THE FOLK?! 2.02
2. REFUGEE MELISSA ETHRIDGE (T PETTY) 3.32
3. IMMIGRATION SONG CAPITOL STEPS 2.23
4. FOR THE IMMIGRANTS FRED & GLORIA BOGERT 3.10
5. COME TO THE USA (NEGATIVE) RAY STEVENS 3.18
6. THE POWER AND THE GLORY PETE SEEGER (OCHS) 2.04
7. WHO’S GONNA BUILD YOUR WALL TOM RUSSELL 3.46
8. WHY WE BUILD THE WALL GREG BROWN HADESTOWN 4.13
9. EYES OF THE IMMIGRANT ERIC ANDERSON 6.43
10. WELCOME, WELCOME BUFFY ST. MARIE ET.AL 2.06
11. PLANE WRECK AT LOS GATOS THE HIWAYMEN (J. CASH, W. NELSON, JOHNNY RODRIGUES 3.46
12. PASTURES OF PLENTY WOODY GUTHRIE 2.27
13. THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND WOODY GUTHRIE 2.45
14. EL NORTE SI KAHN 2.17
15. BRACERO PHIL OCHS 4.10
16. LADY OF THE HARBOR SI KAHN 4.44
17. MY FATHER’S MANSIONS PETE SEEGER 2.05
18. VISIONS OF CHILDREN P SEEGER & ANN CRUSIS BEETHOVEN7 1.47
19. DE COLORES JOAN BAEZ 2.56
20. CITY OF IMMIGRANTS STEVE EARLE 4.28
21. LET ALL THE IMMIGRANTS IN RON ISRAEL 3.04
22. EL POBRE Y EL RICO (POOR AND RICH) OSCAR CHAVEZ 2.55
23. ACROSS THE WESTERN OCEAN THE GREAT AMERICAN STRING BAND 1.48
24. PADDY ON THE RAILWAY THE WOLFE TONES 3.05
25. THE MIGRANTS SONG DANNY VALDEZ 5.07
26. EL COYOTES GUY CLARK 3.42
27. MERCY BEN KYLE 3.57
28. IMMIGRATION MAN CROSBY AND NASH 2.58
29. LAUGH AND BE HAPPY RANDY NEWMAN 2.13
30. CONGRESSMAN JOHN LEWIS .51
31. T DON HUTTO SI KAHN 3.43
32. FREEDOM RICHE HAVENS 5.09
33. SANTIAGO CRUZ ANNE FEENEY 2.51
34. BRACERO JOHN GORKA 4.21
35. MY NEIGHBOR’S NEEDS PETE SEEGER & LORRE WYATT 3.07
36. TOCK’S ISLAND BILL HOROWITZ 2.58
37. ALL MIXED UP PETE SEEGER 3.28
38. NO IRISH NEED APPLY SONGS OF THE WORKING PEOPLE 3.12
39. IMMIGRATION NEIL SEDAKA 3.44
40. MATAMOROS BANKS BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN 4.00
41. IMMIGRATION SONG BRITISH (MEAN SPIRITED) 4.08
42. NATIONAL BROTHERHOOD WEEK TOM LEHRER 5.13
43. MATOMOROS BANK (N. MEX.) BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN 4.00

 

APRIL 9, 2019 PETE SEEGER AT 100.

1. THEME SONG MICHAEL SESSIONS 2.02
2. SNOW SNOW PETE 2.52
3. DINKS SONG 2:38
4. DIE GEDANKEN SIND FREI 1.44
5. MY RAINBOW RACE 1971 3.43
6. OH MARY DON’T YOU WEEP 2.30
7. LAST TRAIN TO NURMEBERG 2.48
8. OH HAD I A GOLDEN THREAD JUDY COLLINS 5.06
9. WELL MAY THE WORLD GO LISBON 2.17
10. HOW CAN I KEEP FROM SINGING 2.59
11. . BELLS OF RHYMNEY BYRDS 3.31
12. MY LAND IS A GOOD LAND 2.21
13. BUSINESS .52
14. WE SHALL NOT BE MOVED 2.14
15. QUITE EARLY MORNING 4.05
16. COME ALL FAIR MAIDS 2.29
17. BANKS OF MARBLE 3.17
18. TOMORROW IS A HIGHWAY 3.31
19. O MARY DON’T YOU WEEP BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN 6.05
20. FOREVER YOUNG 3.15
21. JOHN LEWIS .51
22. RIVER OF MY PEOPLE 3.06
23. STEP BY STEP 1.37
24. LAST NIGHT I HAD THE STRANGEST DREAM 2.30
25. POLYUSHKE POLYE (MEADOWLANDS) 1.24
26. STILLE DI NACHT 3.46
27. TUMBALALAIKA WITH RUTH RUBIN 3.47
28. WOMAN WHO SWALLOWED A LIE 3/54
29. KEEP YOUR EYES ON THE PRIZE 3.25
30. VIVA LA QUINCE BRIGADA 3.05
31. WAIST DEEP IN THE BIG MUDDY 2.59
32. IF YOU MISS ME AT THE BACK OF THE BUS 2.41
33. I AIN’T SCARED OF YOUR JAIL 1.55
34. OH! FREEDOM 5.25
35. FLOWERS OF PEACE ANN HILLS & PETE 5.30
36. DR. KING ON VIOLENCE .40
37. BRING THEM HOME (IF YOU LOVE YOUR UNCLE SAM)ANI DIFRANCO 3.45
38. TSHOTSHOLOSA ROAD SONG 2.43
39. WIMOWHEH (MBUBE) 2.32
40. SOMGWAZA 1.35
41. KEEP THE FLAME ALIVE WITH LORRE WYATT 3.06
42. ZHANKOYE YIDDISH WITH THE BERRIES 2.25

PETE SEEGER QUOTES:

I want to turn the clock back to when people lived in small villages and took care of each other.
Pete Seeger

It’s a very important thing to learn to talk to people you disagree with.
Pete Seeger

Songs are funny things. They can slip across borders. Proliferate in prisons. Penetrate hard shells. I always believed that the right song at the right moment could change history.
Pete Seeger

Being generous of spirit is a wonderful way to live.
Pete Seeger

If it can’t be reduced, reused, repaired, rebuilt, refurbished, refinished, resold, recycled or composted, then it should be restricted, redesigned or removed from production.
Pete Seeger

Do you know the difference between education and experience? Education is when you read the fine print; experience is what you get when you don’t.
Pete Seeger

If there’s a world here in a hundred years, it’s going to be saved by tens of millions of little things. The powers-that-be can break up any big thing they want. They can corrupt it or co-opt it from the inside, or they can attack it from the outside. But what are they going to do about 10 million little things? They break up two of them, and three more like them spring up!
Pete Seeger

And when one person taps out a beat, while another leads into the melody, or when three people discover a harmony they never knew existed, or a crowd joins in on a chorus as though to raise the ceiling a few feet higher, then they also know there is hope for the world.
Pete Seeger

I tell kids, don’t trust the media. The media with their emphasis on fame is helping to destroy this country, helping destroy the human race. It’s the plug-in drug.
Pete Seeger

Shh. Listen to the sounds that surround you. Notice the pitches, the volume, the timbre, the many lines of counterpoint. As light taught Monet to paint, the earth may be teaching you music.
Pete Seeger

Parents are the hardest-working members of the population. But they do it for the highest wages. Kisses.
Pete Seeger

I still call myself a communist, because communism is no more what Russia made of it than Christianity is what the churches make of it.
Pete Seeger

A good song reminds us what we’re fighting for.
Pete Seeger

Technology will save us if it doesn’t wipe us out first.
Pete Seeger

Most conservatives just want to turn back the clock to a time before the income tax – 100 years or so. I would like to turn the clock back thousands of years to a time when people lived in small communities and took care of each other.
Pete Seeger
Most scientists know what needs to be done to save our Earth. But the politicians don’t listen to them. They will listen to popular pressure; the people got to supply that.
Pete Seeger

According to my definition of God, I’m not an atheist. Because I think God is everything. Whenever I open my eyes I’m looking at God. Whenever I’m listening to something I’m listening to God.
Pete Seeger

And there’s a wonderful parable in the New Testament: The sower scatters seeds. Some seeds fall in the pathway and get stamped on, and they don’t grow. Some fall on the rocks, and they don’t grow. But some seeds fall on fallow ground, and they grow and multiply a thousandfold. Who knows where some good little thing that you’ve done may bring results years later that you never dreamed of?
Pete Seeger

I am not going to answer any questions as to my association, my philosophical or religious beliefs or my political beliefs, or how I voted in any election, or any of these private affairs.
Pete Seeger

All the arts, music, the visual arts, acting and dancing arts, cooking arts, and I believe sports, will save the human race because they can leap over barriers, religions, leap over barriers of race, politics.
Pete Seeger

I have sung for Americans of every political persuasion, and I am proud that I never refuse to sing to an audience, no matter what religion or color of their skin, or situation in life.
Pete Seeger

I love my country very dearly, and I greatly resent
the implication that some of the places that I have
sung and some of the people that I have known,
and some of my opinions, whether they are religious or philosophical,
make me less of an American.
– Pete Seeger

Americana Calendar

The Red Light Café:
4-16 Emma G “ The Super Hero Tour” w/ YelloTieGuy + Galleon
4-20 The Waymores debut album release party
(www.redlightcafe.com for additional info)

The Park Tavern @ Piedmont Park:
SUNSET SESSIONS SERIES:
4-28 T. Hardy Morris + Neighbor Lady +Teddy & The Rough Riders
5-5 Joe Hertler & Rainbow Seekers w/ Whoa Dakota

(www.parktavern.com for additional info)

Merlefest 2019 April 25-April 28 (Wilkes Community College Campus, Wilkesboro North Carolina)
Various artists performing on numerous stages throughout the 4 day event, including:
4-25 Radney Foster, Ashley Heath & The Heathens
4-26 Kruger Brothers, String Madness
4-27 Sam Bush Band, The Brother Brothers
4-28 Carol Rifkin, Mark & Maggie O’Connor
(www.merlefest.org for additional info)

 

MARCH 26, 2019 PETE SEEGER AT 100

This week on What the Folk?! We celebrate Pete Seeger’s 100th birthday. Guests will be Frank Hamilton (formerly of the Weavers and co author of the contemporary version of We Shall Overcome with Pete and Guy Carawan) and Veronika Jackson, African American traditional folk and blues singer. We will feature performances and duets from both artists along with their memories of Pete.

Tuesday, 3-26-19, 8-10pm est. Ask your smart speaker to play WRFG Atlanta. The smart speaker will play from anywhere in the country.

The following is the playlist for the program, but I hope our emphasis will be on live performance and interview .

Thanks for supporting the station.

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Mark

1. THEME SONG MICHAEL SESSIONS 2.02
2. SNOW SNOW PETE 2.52
3. DINKS SONG 2:38
4. DIE GEDANKEN SIND FREI 1.44
5. MY RAINBOW RACE 1971 3.43
6. OH MARY DON’T YOU WEEP 2.30
7. LAST TRAIN TO NURMEBERG 2.48
8. OH HAD I A GOLDEN THREAD JUDY COLLINS 5.06
9. WELL MAY THE WORLD GO LISBON 2.17
10. HOW CAN I KEEP FROM SINGING 2.59
11. . BELLS OF RHYMNEY BYRDS 3.31
12. MY LAND IS A GOOD LAND 2.21
13. BUSINESS .52
14. WE SHALL NOT BE MOVED 2.14
15. QUITE EARLY MORNING 4.05
16. COME ALL FAIR MAIDS 2.29
17. TURN TURN TURN BYRDS 2.44
18. BANKS OF MARBLE 3.17
19. TOMORROW IS A HIGHWAY 3.31
20. O MARY DON’T YOU WEEP BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN 6.05
21. FOREVER YOUNG 3.15
22. JOHN LEWIS .51
23. RIVER OF MY PEOPLE 3.06
24. STEP BY STEP 1.37
25. SOLIDARITY FOREVER 2.54
26. LAST NIGHT I HAD THE STRANGEST DREAM 2.30
27. WOMAN WHO SWALLOWED A LIE 3/54
28. KEEP YOUR EYES ON THE PRIZE 3.25
29. VIVA LA QUINCE BRIGADA 3.05
30. WAIST DEEP IN THE BIG MUDDY 2.59
31. IF YOU MISS ME AT THE BACK OF THE BUS 2.41
32. I AIN’T SCARED OF YOUR JAIL 1.55
33. OH! FREEDOM 5.25
34. FLOWERS OF PEACE ANN HILLS & PETE 5.30
35. DR. KING ON VIOLENCE .40
36. BRING THEM HOME (IF YOU LOVE YOUR UNCLE SAM)ANI DIFRANCO 3.45
37. TSHOTSHOLOSA ROAD SONG 2.43
38. WIMOWHEH (MBUBE) 2.32
39. SOMGWAZA 1.35
40. KEEP THE FLAME ALIVE WITH LORRE WYATT 3.06

SEEGER AT 100 FOR FRANK

1. WHEN DID YOU MEET PETE?
2. HOW DID YOU GET INVITIED TO BE IN THE WEAVERS.
3. WHAT WAS IT LIKE BEING ON THE ROAD WITH PETE AND THE WEAVERS.
4. YOU TALKED TO PETE ON THE PHONE WEEKLY FOR YEARS. WHAT DID YOU TALK ABOUT?
5. WHAT DID YOU LEARN FROM PETE?

VERONIKA QUESTIONS:

1. WHAT WAS YOUR CONTACT LIKE WITH PETE SEEGER?
2. DID PETE MODEL HOW TO DEAL WITH SEXISM, RACISM, AND HATRED FOR YOU?
3. HOW HAS HE INFLUENCED YOUR MUSIC

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3-12-18 PLAYLIST- ABUSE
1. WHAT THE FOLK MIKE SESSIONS 2.04
2. BAD CLICHÉ COSY SHERIDAN 3.24
3. BECAUSE I TOLD YOU SO JONATHA BROOKE 3.51
4. AT THE PURCHASER’S OPTION RHIANNON GIDDENS 5.02
5. GOD MAY FORGIVE YOU IRIS DEMENT 2.28
6. ANGELS LOVE BAD MEN THE HIWAYMEN J. CASH, W. JENNINGS, WILLIE N 3.29
7. OUTSIDE OF THAT HE’S ALRIGHT WITH ME BESSIE SMITH ’23 3.29
8. FOR LOVIN’ ME GORDON LIGHTFOOT 2.27
9. BIRD ON A WIRE WILLIE NELSON 4.21
10. THE WAGONERS LAD BUELL KAZEE 3.05
11. DISEASE OF CONCEIT BOB DYLAN 3.44
12. BEHIND THE WALL TRACY CHAPMAN 1.49
13. SEEMS SO LONG L. COHEN 3.51
14. STRANGER SONG L COHEN 5.06
15. TINY HANDS FIONA APPLE .58
16. IMPEACH TRUMP JOSH WEINSTOCK 1.29
17. WARRIOR WYRD SISTERS 2.28
18. EVERY BREATH YOU TAKE CHASE HOLFELDER 3.00
19. I’M KEEPING THIS LIFE OF MINE KRISTINA OLSEN 3.03
20. DOWN THE BANKS OF THE OHIO BLUE SKY BOYS 3.21
21. ON THE BANKS OF RED ROSES LOCH TAY 3.44
22. DOWN BY THE RIVER NEIL YOUNG 4.10
23. THE CRAFTY MAID’S POLICY STRATHSPEY 5.10
24. ROSIE STRIKES BACK ELIZA GILYSON 3.38
25. STONE COLD DEAD IN THE MARKET MAYA ANGELOU 2.08
26. I’VE GOT TO GO NOW TONI CHILDS 4.36
27. RETREAT JOE DADDARIO 4.40
28. GOODBYE EARL DIXIE CHICKS 4.17
29. GONE ARE THE DAYS NICHOLE NORDEMAN 3.58
30. A BROKEN WING MARTINA MCBRIDE 3.34
31. AS A CHILD SUZANNE VEGA 2.52
32. AMY IN THE WHITE COAT BRIGHT EYES 5.24
33. YOUNG WOMAN WHO SWALLOWED A LIE PETE SEEGER (PEGGY) 3.54
34. JAR OF HEARTS CRHISTINE PERRI 4.08
35. THE WELL BELOW THE VALLEY POL MCADAM AND SEAN MARKIN 2.24
36. TOM DOOLEY 1922 GRAYSON AND WHITTER 3.20
37. TOM DOOLEY 1958 KINGSTON TRIO 3.09
38. PRETTY POLLY VANDAVEER 3.20
39. WILD WOMEN DON’T HAVE THE BLUES IDA COX 3.18
40. LEO FRANK’S LYNCHING NARRATIVE 3.30
41. LITTLE MARY PHAGEN (1925) VERNON DALHART 3.03
42. ARE WE THERE YET MOMMA WALTER HYATT 3.14
43. DIAMONDS & RUST JOAN BAEZ 4.37
44. THE LONESOME DEATH OF HATTIE CARROLL B.DYLAN 6.57
45. STATE OF GEORGIA STATE RADIO 4.56
46. MEAN ENOUGH WORLD OLD CROW MEDICINE SHOW 3.20
47. WHEN SHE RUNS JOHN MCVEY 3.58
48. WHEN AIN’T SO EASY DAVID AND DAVID 4.17
49. BABY’S ROMANCE CHRIS GARNEAU 4.39
50. EXCITABLE BOY WARREN ZEVON 2.40
51. MY BAD VANCE GILBERT 5.11
52. ANITA HILLS OPENING STATEMENTS /CLARENCE THOMAS HEARING 3.20

Tonight’s show is about Abuse following Woman’s Day March 8 and the unsolved problems of cruelty and loss of compassion. In light of so many men being unmasked for abusing their power as celebrities or for other reasons, I hope you find the music provocative, disturbing and inspirational. Topics will go from sexual abuse, spouse abuse, violence against women and men, hypocrisy and redemption. We may also have a song or two about the bad behaving male in chief and our cultural shame realized in political and media power. The opinions expressed on this program are not necessarily those of staff, management, or anyone else at WRFG.

Why are we so fascinated by celebrity and why do they get so much attention for their terrible behavior?
Who is responsible for the vulnerability of naïve young people being exploited? Does it go beyond the perpetrator>
Is there a problem for men being victims?
Of false accusations.
Of women abusing men or boys
How do we teach younger people to have better defenses>

Do you think that revelations about famous people (Weinstein, Franken, R. Kelley etc) will lead to identifying the non famous predators?

Jimmy Carter- playboy interview in the 70’s- he admitted to the sin of lusting in his mind. Where is the distinction? I am tired of hearing about sleazy singers who defend themselves on prime time? Is this a distraction from bigger problems? Do we learn anything from stupid interviews of animated celebrities?

Any sympathy for the perpetrator of sexual harassment and assault? Should there be something besides retaliation and punishment. Can a person be redeemed?

Gameau Baby’s Romance- An anonymous poster says: “A beautiful song full of piano and cello about a boy who is hiding the fact that he’s being molested by a man even though he knows his mother would kill the man if she knew. The singer reflects on what seems to be a physically violent relationship in which the man who molested him would constantly ask for cooperation. In reflection, as an adult, the singer comes to terms with the fact that he’ll never tell anyone what happened. Mr. Garneau did eventually put the man who molested him in prison.”

Because I Told You So,” Jonatha Brooke, 10 Cent Wings, Uni/MCA 1997 (Contemporary folk) Amazon.com
The person who submitted this song wrote: “This song struck me when I heard it as someone asking questions to an abuser – why can’t you just believe me when I’ve given it all up for you, taken on all the blame
QUOTES

If your flirting strategy is indistinguishable from harassment, it’s not everyone else that’s the problem.”
― John Scalzi

Women who accuse men, particularly powerful men, of harassment are often confronted with the reality of the men’s sense that they are more important than women, as a group.”
― Anita Hill, Speaking Truth to Power

WHEN A MAN TALKS DIRTY TO A WOMAN, IT’S SEXUAL HARASSMENT. WHEN A WOMAN TALKS DIRTY TO A MAN, IT’S $3.95 A MINUTE.

Unknown quotes

Sexual harassment on the job is not a problem for virtuous women.

Phyllis Schlafly quotes

“Asking women why they didn’t report their sexual assault right away is akin to asking someone why they didn’t report their own kidnapping Aparna Nancherla

Abuse is the means in which violence retards love—Inga Muscio

“A healthy relationship will never require you to sacrifice your friends, your dreams, or your dignity.”

“Don’t light yourself on fire trying to brighten someone else’s existence.”

“For every wound there is a scar. And every scar tells a story. A story that says: I survived.”

“One’s dignity may be assaulted and vandalized, but it can never be taken away unless it is surrendered” Michael J. Fox

“To deny someone feelings or experiences is to literally deny their reality.” Danu Morrigan

“The only person that deserves a special place in your life is someone that never made you feel like you were an option in theirs.” Shannon Alder

“Survivors of any and all abuse become very good at anticipating mood of others, looks, actions, all of it in an effort to survive. Believing that if we can be agreeable, be compliant and loving, do things how they want, that we will be safe. This becomes our way of life.” Darlene Ouimet

“Psychological invalidation is one of the most lethal forms of emotional abuse. It kills confidence, creativity and individuality.”

“Never let someone who contributes so little to a relationship control so much of it.”

“If you need violence to enforce your ideas, your ideas are worthless

“People who feel the need to control others, don’t have control over themselves.”

“I refuse to please others at the expense of my emotional well being. Even if it means saying “no” to people who are used to hearing ‘yes’.”

“Controllers, abusers and manipulative people don’t question themselves. They don’t ask themselves if the problem is them. They always say the problem is someone else.”

“I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become.”

“You can spend a lifetime trying to forget a few minutes of your childhood.”

“Whoever is dissatisfied with himself is continually ready for revenge.” –Nietzsche

“The greater the power, the more dangerous the abuse.” – Edmund Burke

Don’t judge yourself by what others did to you.” – C. Kennedy

“Child abuse casts a shadow the length of a lifetime.” Herbert Ward

“Trust is only a five letter word but it can be misused in so many different ways.”

 

1-8-19 TIME MARCHES ON- GETTING OLDER

WHAT THE FOLK
1. MIKE SESSIONS 2.04
2. A LITTLE HELP FROM MY FRIENDS STEVEN JACQUINET 2.58
3. GRANDMA’S HANDS BILL WITHERS 3.44
4. VERONICA ELVIS COSTELLO 3.00
5. WE’LL MEET AGAIN (’40) INK SPOTS DR. STRANGELOVE 3.24
6. HURT JOHNNY CASH 3.52
7. CIRCLE GAME JONI MITCHELL 4.54
8. GET UP AND GO PETE SEEGER 2.34
9. OLDER GUY PAUL GILBERT 2.50
10. WHEN YOU ARE OLD AND GRAY TOM LEHRER 2.42
11. THE OLDER WE GET HOTHOUSE FLOWERS 4.45
12. GOD’S GOLDEN EYES JOHN HIATT 2.30
13. MY BACK PAGES BYRDS 3.06
14. ARTHRITIS BLUES RAMBLIN JACK ELLIOTT 4.22
15. THE COLORECTAL SURGEON UNK 2.14
16. BALD HEADED MEN CHRISTINE LAVIN 3.04
17. WAITING ON A WOMAN BRAD PAISLEY 4.32
18. 100 YEARS 5 FOR FIGHTING 3.58
19. SENDING THE OLD MAN HOME JIMMY BUFFETT 3.27
20. NEVER WED AN OLD MAN PETE SEEGER 2.36
21. DESPERADOS WAITING FOR A TRAIN JERRY JEFF WALKER 5.48
22. HOLD ON TOM WAITS 5.33
23. A MAN FROM ANOTHER TIME MERLE HAGGARD 2.49
24. OLD MAN RANDY NEWMAN 2.43
25. THE OLD MAN AND ME JJ CALE 2.03
26. WE’LL MEET AGAIN INK SPOTS 3.24
27. OLDER GUY PAUL GILBERT 2.50
28. PEOPLE MY AGE JOHN GORKA 2.16
29. I’M GROWING OLDER SAFFIRE 2.56
30. WHEN I GO DAVE CARTER AND TRACY GRAMMER 3.58
31. GROW OLD WITH ME THE POSTAL SERVICE 2.32
32. NEVER GROW OLD CRANBERRIES 2.36
33. WHEN YOU AND I WERE YOUNG, MAGGIE JOHN MCDERMOTT 3.41
34. GROWING OLD ONE CHORD WONDERS 2.19
35. OLD MAN NEIL YOUNG 4.59
36. TAKE OFF YOUR OLD COAT ELIZA GILKYSON 3.21
37. WHERE WE’LL NEVER GROW OLD ANONYMOUS 4 3.30
38. IF YOU WANT TO SING OUT HAROLD & MAUDE, CAT STEVENS 4.52
39. HELP THE AGED PULP 4.29
40. GETTING OLD JAMES GANG 3.44
41. OLD FRIENDS WILLIE NELSON, ROGER MILLER, RAY PRICE 3.20
42. STRANGE LULLABYE PETE SEEGER 2.48
43. TOO OLD TO DIE YOUNG LINDA RONDSTADT, ANN SAVOY 3.17
44. OLD APPLES PETE SEEGER 4.41
45. MAGGIE CHARLIE LANDSBOROUGH 3.43
46. ARE YOU TIRED OF ME DARLING? NANCI GRIFFITH, EMMYLOU H, IRIS DEMENT 2.57
47. OH NO CHRISTINE LAVIN 2.21
48. REMEMBER SONG TOM RUSH 3.13
49. WALTZING AROUND IN THE NUDE DICK MCCORMICK 3.32
50. FOREVER YOUNG PETE SEEGER 3.15
51. YOUNG MAN, OLD MAN BLACK CROWES 4.14
52. A LITTLE HELP FROM MY FRIENDS ACOUSTIC GUITAR INST 2.58

TIME MARCHES ON- AGING QUOTES

“A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman’s birthday but never remembers her age.”
― Robert Frost

“It is not true that people stop pursuing dreams because they grow old, they grow old because they stop pursuing dreams.”
― Gabriel Garcí¬a Márquez

“I live in that solitude which is painful in youth, but delicious in the years of maturity.”
― Albert Einstein

An archaeologist is the best husband a woman can have. The older she gets, the more interested he is in her.”
― Agatha Christie

“I have left orders to be awakened at any time during national emergency, even if I’m in a cabinet meeting.”
― Ronald Reagan

The more sand that has escaped from the hourglass of our life, the clearer we should see through it.”
― Jean-Paul Sartre

Just ’cause there’s snow on the roof doesn’t mean there’s not a fire inside.”
― Bonnie Hunt

When I was younger I would close down bars. Now it’s Costco.”
― Brenda Priddy

And like most middle-aged people who hear the clock ticking in their lives, I had come to resent a waste or theft of my time that was greater than any theft of my goods or money.”
― James Lee Burke

A man growing old becomes a child again.
Sophocles

Growing old is mandatory; growing up is optional.
Chili Davis

To me, growing old is great. It’s the very best thing – considering the alternative.
Michael Caine

No one longs to live more than someone growing old.
Sophocles

I am growing old, and my future, so to speak, is already behind me.
George Wald

No country’s policies are eternal; they do vary. People are growing old, and a new generation is coming to power. In a year’s time, a government can look different. You can’t influence them if you don’t talk to them.
Martti Ahtisaari

“They tell you that you’ll lose your mind when you grow older. What they don’t tell you is that you won’t miss it very much.”
― Malcolm Cowley

If you don’t do anything stupid when you’re young, you won’t remember something funny when you’re old…

Old age is like a plane flying through a storm. Once you’re aboard, there’s nothing you can do. Golda Meir

First you forget names, then you forget faces, then you forget to pull your zipper up, then you forget to pull your zipper down.

Leo Rosenberg

Growing old is like being increasingly penalized for a crime you haven’t committed.

Teilhard De Chardin

Youth is a wonderful thing. What a crime to waste it on children.

George Bernard Shaw

To get back my youth I would do anything in the world, except take exercise, get up early, or be respectable.

Oscar Wilde

I have everything I had twenty years ago, only its all a little bit lower.

Gypsy Rose Lee

Don’t stop having fun when you get older because you will get older when you stop having fun,

Everybody wants to live forever, but nobody wants to grow old.

Jonathan Swift

By the time you’re eighty years old you’ve learned everything. You only have to remember it.

George Burns

It’s funny the way most people love the dead. Once you’re dead, you’re made for life.

Jimi Hendrix

When marrying, ask yourself this question: Do you believe that you will be able to converse well with this person into your old age? Everything else in marriage is transitory.

Friedrich Nietzsche

 

12-25-18 CHRISTMAS IS NOW 2018
1. WHAT THE FOLK MIKE SESSIONS 2.04
2. WHY WE BUILD THE WALL GREG BROWN 4.13
3. SISTER WINTER SUFIJAN STEVEN 5.04
4. JOY TO THE WORLD JOHN FAHEY 1968 1.52
5. RUSSIAN CHRISTMAS OVERTURE JOHN FAHEY 6.47
6. CHRISTMAS ISLAND LEON REDBONE 3.22
7. COME THOUG FOUND OF EVERY BLESSING SUFIJAN STEVENS 3.55
8. SIMPLE GIFTS SHAKERS ALLISON KRAUS & YO YO MA 2.35
9. THE WEXFORD CAROL “ “ 4.20
10. GREENSLEEVES PETE SEEGER RECORDER 2.20
11. CAROL OF THE BELLS GLASS HARMONICA CHOO DOOB (BEN FRANKLIN) 2.20
12. DUBIA FORTUNA MEDIEVAL CHRISTMAS IN PRAGUE 2.25
13. MUSIC OF THE MIDDLE AGES BARRY & BETH HALL 2.35
14. COVENTRY CAROL MEDIEVAL 2.21
15. KALIADKA (RUSSIAN) RUSSIAN HOLY CHOIR 3.01
16. MEDIEVAL CAROL GAUDETE CHOIR OF CLARE COLLEGE CAMBRIDGE 3.05
17. ALL GLORRY BE TO GOD ON HIGH NEAL RAMSEY 2.42
18. THE HOLLY AND IVY MEDIEVAL BAEBES 2.57
19. LULLAY LULLOW A CAPELLA MEDIEVAL CHRISTMAS. 2.30
20. COLLAUDEMUS MEDIEVAL CHRISTMAS BOHEMIAN CHOIR 3.57
21. RIU RIU (SPANISH) BODOIN COLLEGE CHOIR 2.26
22. IN NATALI SUMMI REGIS 12TH CENTURY CHRISTMAS 1.38
23. VERBUM PATRIS HUMANATUR ANTIQUA MUNICH 13TH CENTURY 1.40
24. STAR IN THE EAST ANONYMOUS 4 3.20
25. CHRISTMAS DA IDA MOARNIN/ JOHN MCCUTCHEON 3.30
26. CHRISTMAS IN THE TRENCHES “ “ 5.40
27. DOWN IN YON FOREST “ “ 3.33
28. CHRISTMAS IN WASHINGTON STEVE EARLE 4.59
29. CHRISTMAS IN PRISON JOHN PRINE 3.36
30. CHRISTMAS ISLAND LEON REDBONE 3.22
31. CONCERTO GROSSO IN G MINOR CORRELLI BERLIN CHAMBER ORCH 5.00
32. PANTS! FOLK ON 4.00
33. WHO KNOWS WHERE THE TIME GOES SANDY DENNY 5.36
34. SUGAR MOUNTAIN NEIL YOUNG 5.43
35. O COME O COME EMANUEL ROBERT SHAW CHORALE 4.16
36. A SAD CHRISTMAS STORY BOB DYLAN 6.38
37. LEAVING GREENSLEEVES L COHEN 2.39

QUOTES

THIS IS CHRISTMAS AND THIS PROGRAM WILL BRING YOU MUSIC MOSTLY FROM LONG AGO, DATING BACK TO THE 11TH CENTURY. THE FOCUS WILL BE ON MEDIEVAL AND RENAISSANCE WITH OTHER CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR’S SONGS THROWN INTO THE MIX. I WILL TRY AND MAKE THE MUSIC LESS MAINSTREAM THAN WHAT WE HAVE BEEN HEARING SINCE HALLOWEEN, WHEN THE SEASON BEGAN. SOME OF THE SONGS WILL REFLECT THE DRUID INFLUENCE ON THE SEASON AND OTHERS WILL BE INSTRUMENTALS WITH ORIGINAL ANCIENT INSTRUMENTS.

“I stopped believing in Santa Claus when I was six. Mother took me to see him in a department store and he asked for my autograph.” – Shirley Temple

“Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right.” — Oprah

“May the New Year bring you courage to break your resolutions early! My own plan is to swear off every kind of virtue so that I triumph even when I fall!” ― Aleister Crowley

We spend January 1st walking through our lives, room by room, drawing up a list of work to be done, cracks to be patched. Maybe this year, to balance the list, we ought to walk through the rooms of our lives…not looking for flaws, but for potential.” ― Ellen Goodman

“For last year’s words belong to last year’s language And next year’s words await another voice.” ― TS Eliot,

“We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called Opportunity and its first chapter is New Year’s Day.” — Edith Lovejoy Pierce, American poet and pacifist

Do not take life too seriously. You will never get out of it alive. – Elbert Hubbard

People who think they know everything are a great annoyance to those of us who do. – Isaac Asimov

When you are courting a nice girl, an hour seems like a second. When you sit on a red-hot cinder, a second seems like an hour. That is relativity. Albert Einstein

An optimist stays up until midnight to see the New Year in. A pessimist stays up to make sure the old year leaves. —Bill Vaughn

Technological progress is like putting an axe in the hands of a pathological criminal. – Albert Einstein

I wouldn’t say that holidays are manufactured by corporations, but they’re certainly exploited and mined by them.
Dan Savage

I celebrate everyone’s religious holidays. if it’s good enough for the righteous, it’s good enough for the self-righteous, I always say.
Bette Midler

Holidays in general breed unrealistic expectations. The minute you start wondering, ‘is it going to be wonderful enough?,’ it never will be.
Pepper Schwartz

I’m Muslim the way many of my Jewish friends are Jewish: I avoid pork, and I take the big holidays off.
Aasif Mandvi

Our kids are not Jewish, and they’re not Catholic. They’re not Episcopalian. They’re not Buddhist. They’re not anything. We do all the holidays to keep the traditions and the culture going, but I truly don’t have a great feeling about any particular organized religion, and I don’t think it’s right to impose one on my kids.
Rhea Perlman

“In the old days, it was not called the Holiday Season; the Christians called it ‘Christmas’ and went to church; the Jews called it ‘Hanukkah’ and went to synagogue; the atheists went to parties and drank. People passing each other on the street would say ‘Merry Christmas!’ or ‘Happy Hanukkah!’ or (to the atheists) ‘Look out for the wall!”
― Dave Barry
“I felt overstuffed and dull and disappointed, the way I always do the day after Christmas, as if whatever it was the pine boughs and the candles and the silver and gilt-ribboned presents and the birch-log fires and the Christmas turkey and the carols at the piano promised never came to pass.”
― Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar

Don’t spoil Christmas Day by anticipating how it will be. Let is unfold as it does, and be grateful for whatever comes.”
― Toni Sorenson

YOU CANT GET TOO MUCH WINTER IN THE WINTER.—ROBERT FROST.

“If winter comes, can spring be far behind?”
― Percy Bysshe Shelley, Ode to the West Wind

How did it get so late so soon? Its night before its afternoon. December is here before its June. My goodness how the time has flewn. How did it get so late so soon?
Dr. Seuss

Christmas gift suggestions: To your enemy, forgiveness. To an opponent, tolerance. To a friend, your heart. To a customer, service. To all, charity. To every child, a good example. To yourself, respect.

Oren Arnold

Christmas is a necessity. There has to be at least one day of the year to remind us that we’re here for something else besides ourselves.

Eric Sevareid

One of the most glorious messes in the world is the mess created in the living room on Christmas day. Don’t clean it up too quickly.

12-11-15 PLAYLIST HOLIDAYS 2018
1. WHAT THE FOLK MIKE SESSIONS 2.04
2. HALLELUJAH IN HEBREW UNKNOWN 4.07
3. I WATCH THE SNOW DANA KULESH 4.06
4. SNOW SNOW PETE SEEGER 3.16
5. PEACH IN MY HEART JOHN FARNDOWN 4.38
6. GRENE GROW THE HOLY ANONYMOUS 4 FROM HENRY VIII 3.54
7. O COME O COME EMANUEL SUFJAN STEVENS 3.59
8. GO TELL IT ON THE MOUNTAIN SIMON & GARFUNKEL 2.03
9. PLEASE REMEMBER ME JULIE MEYER 3.51
10. RIVER (LIVE) JONI MITCHELL 3.35
11. BLANCE COMME LA NEIGE KATE & ANNA MCGARRIGLE 3.49
12. BUDAPEST GEORGE EZRA 3.36
13. I’M WITH YOU VANCE JOY 3.56
14. COME DOWN NOAH KAHAN 2.58
15. YOUNG & FREE DERMOT KENNEDY 4.37
16. TIME WILL BE THE HEALER GLEN HANSARD 4.26
17. HANUKAH DANCE WOODY GUTHRIE 1.25
18. DRIVE THE COLD WINTER AWAY ROBIN WILLIAMSON 1.53
19. HANUKKAH IN SANTA MONICA TOM LEHRER 1.48
20. WHAT DO YOU WANT FROM LIFE THE TUBES 3.57
21. OCH KANDELIKAS LOS DES IN LADINO SEPHARIC 2.51
22. BARE TREES FLEETWOOD MAC 4.58
23. CHILDREN OF LIGHT BIFF ROSE 2.41
24. S’VIVON SOV SOV SOV IN MADRIGAL STYLE CHANNUKAH SONG 1.51
25. ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS JEWS FAKE MARIA 4.05
26. THE SPIRIT OF THE REZ WE ARE ONE SPIRIT 7.47
27. HEALING SPIRIT CESHIA ANAQUOD 3.23
28. JOHN LEWIS .51
29. NO COUNTRY’S LAWS EILEEN MCGANN 3.51
30. WE WE BUILD THE WALL GREG BROWN 4.13
31. TEAR DOWN THE WALLS NEIL & VINCE MARTIN 2.42
32. NO EXPECTATIONS ODETTA 3.23
33. HE HAD A LONG CHAIN ON ODETTA 6.22
34. STRUGGLE IN DARKNESS TOM JANS 5.42
35. SISTER WINTER SUFJAN STEVENS 5.04

QUOTES

I wouldn’t say that holidays are manufactured by corporations, but they’re certainly exploited and mined by them.
Dan Savage

I celebrate everyone’s religious holidays. if it’s good enough for the righteous, it’s good enough for the self-righteous, I always say.
Bette Midler

Holidays in general breed unrealistic expectations. The minute you start wondering, ‘is it going to be wonderful enough?,’ it never will be.
Pepper Schwartz

I’m Muslim the way many of my Jewish friends are Jewish: I avoid pork, and I take the big holidays off.
Aasif Mandvi

Our kids are not Jewish, and they’re not Catholic. They’re not Episcopalian. They’re not Buddhist. They’re not anything. We do all the holidays to keep the traditions and the culture going, but I truly don’t have a great feeling about any particular organized religion, and I don’t think it’s right to impose one on my kids.
Rhea Perlman

“In the old days, it was not called the Holiday Season; the Christians called it ‘Christmas’ and went to church; the Jews called it ‘Hanukkah’ and went to synagogue; the atheists went to parties and drank. People passing each other on the street would say ‘Merry Christmas!’ or ‘Happy Hanukkah!’ or (to the atheists) ‘Look out for the wall!”
― Dave Barry
“I felt overstuffed and dull and disappointed, the way I always do the day after Christmas, as if whatever it was the pine boughs and the candles and the silver and gilt-ribboned presents and the birch-log fires and the Christmas turkey and the carols at the piano promised never came to pass.”
― Sylvia Plath, The Bell Jar

Don’t spoil Christmas Day by anticipating how it will be. Let is unfold as it does, and be grateful for whatever comes.”
― Toni Sorenson

Top five Christmas songs written by Jews
1. “White Christmas” – Written by Irving Berlin (pictured), Bing Crosby’s version is the bestselling single of all time
2. “The Christmas song” (“Chestnuts roasting on an open fire”) – Written by Bob Wells and Mel Torme and recorded four times by Nat King Cole
3. “Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow” – Sammy Cahn wrote the song in 1945, during a heatwave in Los Angeles
4. “Santa Baby” – written by Joan Javits and made famous by Eartha Kitt
5. “Winter Wonderland” – written in 1934 and recorded by more than 200 singers
Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer”
Johnny Marks (1909-1985), who was Jewish,
“Silver Bells”
This song was written in 1951 for The Lemon Drop Kid, a Bob Hope movie.
Jay Livingston, who wrote the music, and Ray Evans (1915-2007), who wrote the lyrics, were a famous Jewish songwriting team with many big hits to their credit.
“l’ll Be Home For Christmas”
Walter Kent, who wrote the music, and Buck Ram, who co-wrote the lyrics with Kim Gannon, were Jewish.
YOU CANT GET TOO MUCH WINTER IN THE WINTER.—ROBERT FROST.

“If winter comes, can spring be far behind?”
― Percy Bysshe Shelley, Ode to the West Wind

How did it get so late so soon? Its night before its afternoon. December is here before its June. My goodness how the time has flewn. How did it get so late so soon?
Dr. Seuss

Christmas gift suggestions: To your enemy, forgiveness. To an opponent, tolerance. To a friend, your heart. To a customer, service. To all, charity. To every child, a good example. To yourself, respect.

Oren Arnold

Christmas is a necessity. There has to be at least one day of the year to remind us that we’re here for something else besides ourselves.

Eric Sevareid

One of the most glorious messes in the world is the mess created in the living room on Christmas day. Don’t clean it up too quickly.

WHAT THE FOLK?! NOVEMBER 27, 2018 CHINA AND TIBET- ART AND REPRESSION

1. MIKE SESSIONS AND SHRINKWRAP- WHAT THE FOLK?! 2.02
2. FAREWELL TAN DUN CROUCHING TIGER HIDDEN DRAGON 2.30
3. CHINA INTERNATIONALE RED ARMY 1.35
4. TIANANMEN SQUARE 1989 JOAN BAEZ 6.18
5. TUPELO HONEY VAN MORRISON 4.03
6. DANCE OF THE YI PEOPLE LIU FANG PIPA 6.01
4-STRING LUTE LIKE INSTRUMENT 2K YEAR HX. Yi people mainly live in provinces of Sichuan, Yunnan and Guizhou. They number about 8 million. They like to share wine and have an extraordinary set of wedding rituals.
7. MAO’S MEMORIAL SERVICE- THE EAST IS RED 1976 1.31
8. ASCENDING BIRD SILK ROAD WITH YO YO MA 3.44
9. MU MIN XIN GE CHINA LI HE 3.26
10. SONG OF NEW YEAR’S EVE PIPA AND TRADITIONAL INSTRUMENT 3.28
11. FLOWING WATER LIU SHIU CHINA GUAN PINGHU 7.19
12. AUTUMN THOUGHTS AT LAKE DONGTING GUGIN 3.30
13. HULUSI – SPRING COMES TO THE GRASSLAND 3.52
FLUTE WITH GOURD AND BAMBOO FROM YUNNAN PROVINCE
14. WHY DOE CHINA CARE ABOUT THE WEEGERS .052
15. TARIM WEEGER SONG XINJANG CHINA MUSLIM MINORITY 5.12
16. QARA QUARA QUAGHLAR BLACK CROWS WEEGER MUSLIM MINORITY 3.58
17. PHOOLKO AAKHAMA ANI CHOYING DROLMA 4.45

She is known in Nepal and throughout the world for bringing many Tibetan Buddhist chants and feast songs to mainstream audiences. She was born to Tibetan exiles and she learned chanting in as a nun since she was 13 yo. She has a number of humanitarian projects and has recorded extensively.
18. NAMO RATNA TRAYA COMPASSION CHANGE ANI CHOYING DROLMA 4.45
19. TARA MANTRA ANI CHOYING DROLMA 2.32
20. SNOW LION OF PEACE TECHUNG 6.12
Techung is a Tibetan folk and freedom singer/songwriter/performer living in exile. He plays the dranyen or long neck lute and other traditional Tibetan musical instruments. He has recorded more than a dozen albums featuring both traditional and contemporary songs and his music has also been featured in numerous film and television productions. Techung is recognized as one of the key holders of Tibetan music traditions by Tibetans and others all over the world.
21. PRINCESS OF OCEAN TECHUNG 6.41
22. LIFE OF HOPE CHAYU MINORITY TIBET 2.44
23. MT. KAILASH JOSE MORELLI & FLYING MYSTICS 4.59
24. SAND MANDALA KUNDUN THROAT SINGING PHILIP GLASS 4.04
Throat-singing, a guttural style of singing or chanting, is one of the world’s oldest forms of music. For those who think the human voice can produce only one note at a time, the resonant harmonies of throat-singing are surprising. In throat-singing, a singer can produce two or more notes simultaneously through specialized vocalization technique taking advantage of the throat’s resonance characteristics. There are forms of it in many cultures from Inuit to Mongolia. Initially forbidden by the communist regimes of the first half of the 20th century on account of its ritual and ethnic associations and because it was considered a “backward” practice.
25. RELIGION IS POISON MAO IN KUNDUN SCORCESE 1.42
26. 13TH DALAI LAMA KUNDUN PHILIP GLASS 3.26
27. TIBETAN THROAT SINGERS .31
28. MONKS PLAYING DUNGCHEN AT DHANKAR GOMPA LONG HORN .56
29. TIBETAN TEMPLE TIBETAN INSTRUMENTAL 3.27
30. THE YOUNG GIRL FEELS STRANGE DONG MINORITY SE CHINA 3.29
31. MAO LIBERATES TIBET IN KUNDUN ROBERT LIN ACTOR 2.08
32. 7 YEARS IN TIBET BUDHISTS CANNOT HARM WORMS 1.47
33. THE SPINNING SONG 5.22

QUOTES:

I SPENT THREE WEEKS IN CHINA AND TIBET AND TONIGHT I HOPE TO BRING YOU SOME MUSIC AND IDEAS ABOUT THESE COUNTRIES ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE WORLD. MY TRIP WAS A RESULT OF MY WIFE JANE’S PARTICIPATION IN TRAINING CHINESE STUDENTS IN PSYCHOANALYTIC PSYCHOTHERAPY. WE ATTENDED THEIR GRADUATIONS IN BEIJING, X’IAN, SICHUAN PROVINCE AND SHANGHAI. WE ALSO WENT TO TIBET, THE FORMER HOME OF HH DALAI LAMA, WHOSE NAME WE WERE STRONGLY ADVISED NEVER TO MENTION WHILE WE WERE THERE. IT WAS QUITE AN ADVENTURE AND I COLLECTED MUSIC THAT I HOPE YOU WILL FIND INTERESTING. I TRIED TO STEER AWAY FROM SOUNDS THAT MAY BE DIFFICULT TO THE WESTERN EAR, LIKE CHINESE OPERA. HOWEVER, THE MUSIC TONIGHT WILL NOT BE WHAT YOU HEAR ON THE RADIO. I HOPE YOU CAN BE OPEN TO SOMETHING DIFFERENT THIS EVENING. THE PROGRAM TONIGHT CAN SERVE AS YOUR MEDITATION WITH A FEW DIVERSIONS OF TALK, QUOTES, LYRICS AND MOVIE EXCERPTS.

Political power grows out of the barrel of a gun.
Mao Zedong

To read too many books is harmful. Mao Zedong

The theory of Communism may be summed up in one sentence: Abolish all private property. Karl Marx

If Children were brought up to become non-conformists it would only ruin their lives. So parents all over China who loved their children told them to do as Chairman Mao said. It was not possible to tell them anything else. Jung Chang

No company fails in communist China, because they’re all partly owned by the government.
Jim Bunning

Of course, socialism is just evil now. It’s completely discredited supposedly by the collapse of the Soviet Union, but I can’t help noticing that my grandchildren are heavily in hock to Communist China now which is evidently a whole lot better at business than we are.
Kurt Vonnegut

In a country where misery and want were the foundation of the social structure, famine was periodic, death from starvation common, disease pervasive, thievery normal, and graft and corruption taken for granted, the elimination of these conditions in Communist China is so striking that negative aspects of the new rule fade in relative importance.
Barbara Tuchman

To be a member of the Communist Party is to have a taste of the police state. It is a diluted taste but is bitter and unforgettable. Elia Kazan

Unlike the Soviet Communist party, the Chinese Communist party chose to introduce capitalism. Martin Jacques

One strength of the communist system of the East
is that it has some of the character of a religion
and inspires the emotions of a religion.
– Albert Einstein
I still call myself a communist, because communism
is no more what Russia made of it than Christianity
is what the churches make of it.
– Pete Seeger

There isn’t much in the way of pure communist spirit,
because the whole nation seems to be engaged in capitalistic enterprises.
Much of the country still operates under government control.
– Iris Chang

TIBET

I believe that the Tibetans should have the right to control their own destinies and decide for themselves whether they want to be part of China or not. But this view isn’t shared by most Chinese, or even the leaders of most Western democracies. As long as the Communist Party is in power, there is little hope for Tibet. Ma Jian

The Chinese government wants me to say that for many centuries Tibet has been part of China. Even if I make that statement, many people would just laugh. And my statement will not change past history. History is history. Dalai Lama

A good model of how to ‘work with the enemy’ internally is presented by the Dalai Lama, in his endless caretaking of his soul as he confronts the Chinese government that invaded Tibet. Alice Walker

What the Dalai Lama had to resolve was whether to stay in Tibet or leave. He wanted to stay, but staying would have meant the total destruction of Tibet, because he would have died and that would have ripped the heart out of his people. Martin Scorsese

A text of Tibetan Buddhism describes the time of death as a unique opportunity for spiritual liberation from the cycles of death and rebirth and a period that determines our next incarnation. Stanislav Grof

The Beijing government avidly asserts its control over matters of reincarnation as a way of securing the loyalty and political complexion of influential Tibetan figures. Evan Osnos

 

WHAT THE FOLK?! SEPTEMBER 25, 2018 FROM CIVIL WRONGS TO CIVIL RIGHTS

1. MIKE SESSIONS AND SHRINKWRAP- WHAT THE FOLK?! 2.02
2. JOHN LEWIS .51
3. ANOTHER COUNTRY PHIL OCHS 2.25
4. CRYING SHAME JACK JOHNSON 2.56
5. ROSA PARKS ROY METTE 3.18
6. ONLY A PAWN IN THEIR GAME BOB DYLAN 5.24
7. STRANGE FRUIT FROM HAYS & MARY TURNER LYNCHING GA 1918 NINA SIMONE 4.24
8. YOU’VE GOT TO BE CAREFULLY TAUGHT JOHN PIZZARELLI 3.02
9. SOUTHERN MAN MERRY CLAYTON 3.17
10. KEEP YOUR EYES ON THE PRIZE PETE SEEGER 3.25
11. NEWS 4 LITTLE GIRLS 9-15-63 3.17
12. BIRMINHAM SUNDAY RICHARD FARINA 4.00
13. CARRY IT ON LEN CHANDLER 3.17
14. WE SHALL OVERCOME PETE S 8.13
15. BALLAD OF OXFORD PHIL OCHS 2.55
16. A CHANGE IS GONNA COME SAM COOKE 3.12
17. I WANNA GO BACK TO DIXIE TOM LEHRER 2.57
18. SENZENINA WHAT HAVE THEY DONE? HANS ZIMMER 1.50
19. BLACKBIRD BEATLES IN USA 2.32
20. THIS LITTLE LIGHT O’MINE DORIS MCMURRAY ALAN LOMAX 1939 1.37
21. MOTHER FATHER DAVE MATTHEWS 4.25
22. MEDGAR EVERS LULLABY JUDY COLLINS 3.44
23. RESISTANCE DAVE ROVICS 3.41
24. RECONCILIATION SUZANNE SAVAGE 3.27
25. TOMORROW IS MY TURN NINA SIMONE 6.10
26. FOR THE DEAD MAN LUCY WARD 4.23
27. AIN’T GONNA LET NOBODY TURN ME ROUND SWEET HONEY IN THE ROCK 4.12
28. HERE’S TO THE STATE OF MISSISSIPPI PHIL OCHS 6.03
29. GOING DOWN TO MISSISSIPPI PHIL OCHS 3.05
30. BALLAD OF BIRMINGHAMM UNKNOWN 3.02
31. WE SHALL NOT BE MOVED MAVIS STAPLES 4.34
32. CAN’T TURN ME ‘ROUND THE ROOTS 3.23
33. COLORED TOWN PHIL OCHS 3.02
34. STRANGE FRUIT BILLIE HOLLIDAY 3.18
35. TRAIN FOR AUSCHWITZ TOM PAXTON 3.50
36. YOU’VE GOT TO BE CAREFULLY TAUGHT MICHAEL JOHNSON 1.10
37. THIS LITTLE LIGHT OF MINE 1964 ATLANTA BETTY MAE FYKES 3.48
38. WHEN WILL WE BE PAID? STALPLE SINGERS 2.40
39. TURN ME ROUND FREEDOM SINGERS WHITE HOUSE OBAMA 3.26
40. UNCLE SAM SAYS JOSH WHITE 1941 2.39
41. THE DEMAGOGUE LILA DOWNS 3.28

NOTES

OUR GUESTS TONIGHT ARE PRESIDENT FOR ATLANTA’S NAACP MR. ROBERT ROSE, A MAN WITH MORE TO DO THAN ANYONE CAN DREAM POSSIBLE WITH ELECTIONS COMING UP AND ALL THE WRONGS TO BE MADE RIGHT. ALSO, MY LONG TIME FRIEND, ATTORNEY AND PSYCHOLOGIST ANDREW SHELDON. HE SERVED ON THE LEGAL TEAM THAT PROSECUTED CIVIL RIGHTS MURDERERS OF THE 1960’S THAT WERE FINALLY CONVICTED IN THE 1990S. ANDY DID WITNESS PREPARATION AND JURY SELECTION, SIMILAR TO THE CHARACTER ON THE TV SHOW “BULL”. HE IS CURRENTLY INVOLVED WITH STAR- SOUTHERN TRUTH AND RECONCILIATION. ON TOP OF ALL THAT, DR. SHELDON IS A PROLIFIC ARTIST AND HIS PAINTINGS HAVE BEEN ON EXHIBIT AT SHOWS ALL AROUND THE STATE AND BEYOND.

1. WHERE WERE YOU IN THE 1960’S DURING THE BEGINNING OF THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT?

2. HOW WAS CIVIL RIGHTS PORTRAYED WHEN YOU WERE YOUNG AND IN SCHOOL? DID YOUR TEACHERS SHOW DISDAIN, SYMPATHY, SILENCE, OR SOMETHING ELSE?

3. TELL US ABOUT THE TRIALS YOU WERE INVOLVED IN THE 1990’S? DID ANYONE SUBSIDIZE YOU OR THE OTHER LAWYERS? WHO WERE SOME OF THE ATTORNEYS OR WERE ALL OF THEM ALEC BALDWIN? TELL US ABOUT YOUR ENCOUNTER WITH DELABECKWITH IN THE MEN’S ROOM. WAS IT LIKE THE MOVIE “GHOSTS OF MISSISSIPPI”?

4. IF WE HAVE MADE PROGRESS WITH CIVIL RIGHTS, WHY DO WE HAVE THE RACE BAITING PEOPLE STILL IN OFFICE?

5. The 1964 Mississippi Freedom Summer project was a 10-week voter registration program organized by the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC). Nearly a thousand mostly White college students traveled to Mississippi to register Black voters and work in Freedom Schools. Schwerner, Goodman and Cheney were some of the volunteers, but they were brutally murdered. The case is now closed. Was this justified?

6. WAS THIS COUNTRY FOUNDED ON WHITE SUPREMACY?

7. IS RACE A SOCIALLY CONSTRUCTED CONCEPT? THE FALSE IDEA THAT HUMANS HAVE REAL BIOLOGICAL DIFFERENCES AS OPPOSED TO SUPERFICIAL ONES MAY BE AT THE HEART OF THE IDEA OF MANIFEST DESTINY, THE FOUNDATION OF EUROPEANS TAKING OVER THIS LAND.

8. HOW ARE CLASSISM AND RACISM CONNECTED? PREJUDICE CAN BE ABOUT MORE THAN RACE. IS PREJUDICE ABOUT AFFILIATION WRONG? SPORTS, POLITICS, TRIBE, ETC? IS RACISM EMBEDDED ON OUR SOCIETY?

9. ARE THERE NEW WORDS FOR “WHITE SUPREMACY”? LIKE AMERICA FIRST?, CONSIDERING OTHER COUNTRIES S==HOLES?10. WHAT IS AVERSIVE RACISM, IE TALKING ABOUT RACE RELATED TOPICS, BUT NOT ACKNOWLEDGING THAT TOPICS ARE RACE RELATED? EX: VOTER SUPPRESSION, LACK OF DIVERSITY IN SCHOOLS, COMPANIES OR NEIGHBORHOODS. OR PERHAPS USING TERMS LIKE URBAN, DIVERSE OR SKETCHY.

WHAT THE FOLK?! SEPTEMBER 11, 2018 REMEMBERANCE, ATONEMENT AND FORGIVENESS

1. MIKE SESSIONS AND SHRINKWRAP- WHAT THE FOLK?! 2.02
2. WHO BY FIRE L. COHEN 6.36
3. RECONCILIATION RON KAVANA 3.30
4. AVINU MALKEINU BARBARA STREISAND 4.18
5. ZION DON MCCLEAN 6.12
6. TROUBLE OF THIS WORLD MAHALIA JACKSON 4.46
7. KOL NIDRE JOHNNY MATHIS 3.02
8. ALL THINGS MUST PASS BEATLES G. HARRISON 3.05
9. YOU’VE GOT TO BE CAREFULLY TAUGHT MICHAEL JOHNSON 1.10
10. MERCY BEN KYLE 3.57
11. TURN TURN TURN! PETE SEEGER 2.46
12. I’M SORRY RED HOUSE PAINTERS 4.55
13. MUSIC OF HEALING TOMMY SANDS 3.40
14. HE HAD A LONG CHAIN ON ODETTA 6.22
15. LOOKING FOR TROUBLE STEVE GOODMAN EILEEN HEALY 4.37
16. SOME HUMANS AINT HUMAN JOHN PRINE 7.04
17. FORGIVENESS CHRIS YOUNG 3.40
18. FORGIVENESS MATTHEW WEST 3.30
19. THE LAST THING ON MY MIND TOM PAXTON 3.07
20. AFTER THE LAST TEAR FALLS ANDREW PETERSON 4.30
21. WORDS WORDS WORDS P. SEEGER 2.19
22. WIYATHUL GEOFFREY GURRUMUL YUNUPINGU 6.01
23. BOULDER TO BIRMINGHAM THE FRAY (E.LOU HARRIS AND STEVE EARLE 5.07
24. SAD LISA CAT STEVENS 3.46
25. IN THESE TIMES JOAN ARMATRADING 3.11
26. NO PLACE TO FALL STEVE EARLE (TOWNES VAN ZANDT) 2.52
27. SHELTER FROM THE STORM BOB DYLAN 6.09
28. KOL NIDRE VIOLIN DANIEL KURAGANOV 2.15

TONIGHT’S SHOW FALLS ON A SOLEMN DAY OF REMEMBRANCE FOR THE TERRORIST ATTACKS IN NY AND WASHINGTON AS WELL AS THE HIGH HOLY DAYS OF ROSH HASHANAH AND YOM KIPPUR. I HOPE THE MUSIC SELECTIONS ON REMEMBRANCE, ATONEMENT, AND FORGIVENESS FIT WITH OUR FEELINGS AT THIS MOMENT IN TIME AS WELL AS ENNOBLING THE BETTER PARTS OF US AS HUMAN BEINGS
QUESTIONS FOR ART-

QUOTES:
“I am not a saint, unless you think of a saint as a sinner who keeps on trying.”
― Nelson Mandela

“Man cannot measure the bounds nor fathom the depths of divine forgiveness…”
― James E. Talmage

“The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.” –Mahatma Gandhi

“Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, is the holy of holies of Jewish time. It is that rarest of phenomena, a Jewish festival without food. Instead it is a day of fasting and prayer, introspection and self-judgment when, collectively and repeatedly, we confess our sins and pray to be written into God’s Book of life.” – Jonathan Sacks.

“You can’t undo anything you’ve already done, but you can face up to it. You can tell the truth. You can seek forgiveness. And then let God do the rest.” – Tertullian

While we should not allow the burdens of the past nor the anxieties of the future to exert a destructive effect on our living, the constructive lessons of the past and a responsible attitude towards the future can guide us to a proper and responsible life.” Rabbi Abraham J Twerski

You can’t get real happy or real depressed when you play baseball. Baseball is a great sport in that it offers a player a lot of opportunities for atonement. Mike Piazza

On the Day of Atonement, Jews are commanded to seek forgiveness from the people we have hurt.
Laura Schlessinger

If the history of the Day of Atonement has anything to say to us now it is: never relieve individuals of moral responsibility. The more we have, the more we grow.
Jonathan Sacks

Our responsibility is to learn to draw upon the power of the Atonement. Otherwise, we walk through mortality relying solely on our own strength.
Sheri L. Dew

The beginning of atonement is the sense of its necessity.
Lord Byron

Every year, our white intruders become more greedy, exacting, oppressive, and overbearing. Every year, contentions spring up between them and our people, and when blood is shed, we have to make atonement, whether right or wrong, at the cost of the lives of our greatest chiefs and the yielding up of large tracts of our lands.
Tecumseh

For my part I believe in the forgiveness of sin and the redemption of ignorance.

Adlai E Stevenson

Forgiveness is the final form of love.

Reinhold Niebuhr

Forgiveness is the remission of sins. For it is by this that what has been lost, and was found, is saved from being lost again.

Saint Augustine

I can forgive, but I cannot forget, is only another way of saying, I will not forgive. Forgiveness ought to be like a cancelled note – torn in two, and burned up, so that it never can be shown against one.

Henry Ward Beecher

There is no love without forgiveness, and there is no forgiveness without love.

Bryant H McGill

There is no revenge so complete as forgiveness.

Josh Billings

Sincere forgiveness isn’t colored with expectations that the other person apologize or change. Don’t worry whether or not they finally understand you. Love them and release them. Life feeds back truth to people in its own way and time.

Sara Paddison

A marriage based on full confidence, based on complete and unqualified frankness on both sides; they are not keeping anything back; there’s no deception underneath it all. If I might so put it, it’s an agreement for the mutual forgiveness of sin. Henrik Ibsen

FORGIVENESS IS THE FRAGRANCE THAT THE VIOLET SHEDS ON THE HEEL THAT HAS CRUSHED IT.

Mark Twain quotes

Confront the dark parts of yourself, and work to banish them with illumination and forgiveness. Your willingness to wrestle with your demons will cause your angels to sing. Use the pain as fuel, as a reminder of your strength.

August Wilson

Forgiveness is a gift of high value. Yet its cost is nothing.

Betty Smith

Forgiveness is not an occasional act: it is an attitude.

Martin Luther King Jr

AVENU MALKANU:

Our father our king
our king, inscribe us
in the book of good life, in the book of good life.
Our father our king
our king, inscribe us
in the book of redemption and salvation, in the book of redemption and salvation.

Kol Nidre

According to their research, it is unclear exactly when or where the Kol Nidre legal formula was created. The wording seems to mimic other legalistic contracts of the Babylonian Jewish community of the 6th and 7th centuries.
“All vows, obligations, oaths or anathemas, pledges of all names, which we have vowed, sworn, devoted, or bound ourselves to, from this day of atonement, until the next day of atonement (whose arrival we hope for in happiness) we repent, aforehand, of them all, they shall all be deemed absolved, forgiven, annulled, void and made of no effect; they shall not be binding, nor have any power; the vows shall not be reckoned as vows, the obligations shall not be obligatory, nor the oaths considered as oaths.”

WHAT THE FOLK?! AUGUST 28, 2018 MONEY, GREED AND HAPPINESS

1. MIKE SESSIONS AND SHRINKWRAP- WHAT THE FOLK?! 2.02
2. GARBAGE PETE SEEGER 3.44
3. COMFORTABLY NUMB ANU THERESA 4.12
4. THE WORLD TURNED UPSIDE DOWN BILLY BRAGG 2.35
5. IF YOU GOT THE MONEY, I GOT THE TIME WILLIE NELSON 2.06
6. DIRE GELT (YIDDISH RENT MONEY) MARTHA SCHLAMME 1.46
7. MONEY BARRETT STRONG 2.37
8. INNER PEACE, HAPPINESS, GOD & MONNEY DALAI LAMMA 1.23
9. SATISFIED MIND JOHN MCCUTCHEON 5.00
10. LAWYERS, GUNS & MONEY WARREN ZEVON 3.01
11. MONEY (ACOUSTIC ROGER WATERS DEMO 1972) 1.42
12. MONEY CHANGES EVERTHING THE BRAINS 3.31
13. MONEY & SRI RAM IN BOTH POCKETS JON SESKEVICH BLUEGRASS KIRTAN 5.01
14. PAY ME MY MONEY DOWN BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN SEEGER SESSIONS 5.59
15. THE MONEY CROP MALVINA REYNOLDS 1.31
16. THERE BUT FOR FORTUNE PHIL OCHS 2.46
17. IF I HAD A MILLION DOLLARS BARENAKED LADIES 4.23
18. MONEY (THAT’S WHAT I WANT) BEATLES 2.52
19. CONSUMPTION BILL HORWITZ 4.03
20. RICHARD CORY LIVE 1967 SIMON & GARFUNKEL 3.24
21. THE LONESOME DEATH OF HATTIE CARROLL BOB DYLAN 6.57
22. GORDON GEKKO (MICHAEL DOUGLAS- WALSTREET 1987) .40
23. THE PAWNBROKER ROD STEIGER “YOU PEOPLE” CLIP 1964 2.42
24. I PITY THE POOR IMMIGRANT BOB DYLAN 4.13
25. THE FEAR LILY ALLEN 3.46
26. WAYFARING STRANGER BURL IVES 1.19
27. STREETS OF LONDON MARY HOPKIN 4.30
28. JESUS CHRIST WOODY GUTHRIE 2.39
29. 16 TONS (1947) MERLE TRAVIS 2.50
30. PUTTIN ON THE RITZ 1930 IRVING BERLIN HARRY RICHMAN 2.34
31. THE PRETENDER JACKSON BROWNE 5.52
32. POVERTY KNOCKS (ENGLISH COTTON MILLS) CHUMBAWAMBA 3.13
33. FACTORY WHISTLE’S BLOWING TOM PAXTON 3.34
34. INTERNATIONALE ALSTAIR HULETT 3.27
35. THE LAND OF PLENTY L. COHEN 4.35
36. NO BANKER LEFT BEHIND RY COODER 3.39
37. BALLAD OF THE CARPENTER PHIL OCHS 3.54
38. LIKE A ROLLING STONE BOB DYLAN 8.01
39. NO EXPECTATIONS ODETTA 3.23
40. EL POPRE Y EL RICO (THE POOR & THE RICH) OSCAR CHAVEZ 2.55
41. YUPPIES IN THE SKY TOM PAXTON 3.13
42. MR. PRESIDENT RANDY NEWMAN 2.47
43. GREENBACK DOLLAR HOYT AXTON 3.18
44. HE HAD A LONG CHAIN ON ODETTA 6.22
45. IMMIGRATION MAN DAVID CROSBY 2.58
46. THE PANIC IS ON MIKE MARKER & LARRY HANKS 5.20
47. HOUSE OF THE RISING SON NINA SIMONE 4.30
48. EL NORTE SI KAHN 2.17
49. MONEY ACOUSTIC COVER SLIGHT NOTE 4.50
50. COMFORTABLY NUMB ACOUSTIC MIKE MASSE & JEFF HALL 4.05
51. COMFORTABLY NUMB ACOUSTIC THE NOVELISTS 6.43
52. WINNERS & LOSERS SOCIAL DISTORTION 4.45
53. MONEY PINK FLOYD 6.33

Quotes

“Earth provides enough to satisfy every man’s needs, but not every man’s greed.”
― Mahatma Gandhi

“He who is not contented with what he has, would not be contented with what he would like to have.”
― Socrates

“Manifest plainness,
Embrace simplicity,
Reduce selfishness,
Have few desires.”
― Lao Tzu

“Growth for the sake of growth is the ideology of the cancer cell.”
― Edward Abbey

“If it weren’t for greed, intolerance, hate, passion and murder, you would have no works of art, no great buildings, no medical science, no Mozart, no Van Gough, no Muppets and no Louis Armstrong.”
― Jasper Fforde

“There is no fire like passion, there is no shark like hatred, there is no snare like folly, there is no torrent like greed.”
― Gautama Buddha

“Be Fearful When Others Are Greedy and Greedy When Others Are Fearful”
― Warren Buffett

“So the unwanting soul
sees what’s hidden,
and the ever-wanting soul
sees only what it wants.”
― Lao Tzu

“You ever get the feeling the world’s filling up with bastards? I do. What I want to know is what happens when all the bastards run out of people to crap on? What happens when all that’s left in the world is bastards? . . . The golden rule. Screw unto others before they screw unto you.”
― William Hoffman

“Ayn Rand’s ‘philosophy’ is nearly perfect in its immorality, which makes the size of her audience all the more ominous and symptomatic as we enter a curious new phase in our society…. To justify and extol human greed and egotism is to my mind not only immoral, but evil.”
― Gore Vidal

“Among the rich you will never find a really generous man even by accident. They may give their money away, but they will never give themselves away; they are egotistic, secretive, dry as old bones. To be smart enough to get all that money you must be dull enough to want it.”
― G.K. Chesterton,

“The best is the enemy of good.”
― Voltaire

“The Master said, “If your conduct is determined solely by considerations of profit you will arouse great resentment.”
― Confucius

“We have always known that heedless self interest was bad morals, we now know that it is bad economics.”
― Franklin D. Roosevelt

“We cannot negotiate with people who say what’s mine is mine and what’s yours is negotiable.” John F. Kennedy

“Greed is a fat demon with a small mouth and whatever you feed it is never enough.”
― Janwillem van de Wetering

“In a society governed passively by free markets and free elections, organized greed always defeats disorganized democracy.”
― Matt Taibbi,

“There is no wealth but life.”
― John Ruskin

“The difference between greed and ambition is a greedy person desires things he isn’t prepared to work for.”
― Habeeb Akande

“Are you not ashamed of caring so much for the making of money and for fame and prestige, when you neither think nor care about wisdom and truth and the improvement of your soul?”
― Socrates

“Getting money is not all a man’s business: to cultivate kindness is a valuable part of the business of life.”
― Samuel Johnson

Of all the icy blasts that blow on love, a request for money is the most chilling.”
― Gustave Flaubert

Stealing to eat ain’t criminal—stealing to be rich is.”
― Andrew Vachss,

“If we define an American fascist as one who in case of conflict puts money and power ahead of human beings, then there are undoubtedly several million fascists in the United States.”
― Henry A. Wallace

“Even the most beautiful scenery is no longer assured of our love after we have lived in it for three months, and some distant coast attracts our avarice: possessions are generally diminished by possession.”
― Friedrich Nietzsche

“Fraud is the daughter of greed.”
― Jonathan Gash

“Wealth is not without its advantages and the case to the contrary, although it has often been made, has never proved widely persuasive. ”
― John Kenneth Galbraith, The Affluent Society

Time is the coin of your life. It is the only coin you have, and only you can determine how it will be spent. Be careful lest you let other people spend it for you.
Carl Sandburg

Money doesn’t make you happy. I now have $50 million but I was just as happy when I had $48 million.
Arnold Schwarzenegger

People say that money is not the key to happiness, but I always figured if you have enough money, you can have a key made.
Joan Rivers

I’d like to live as a poor man with lots of money.
Pablo Picasso

Money is human happiness in the abstract.
Arthur Schopenhauer

Money has never made man happy, nor will it, there is nothing in its nature to produce happiness. The more of it one has the more one wants.
Benjamin Franklin

Money can’t buy happiness, but neither can poverty.
Leo Rosten

Money cannot buy happiness; it can, however, rent it.
Gordon Livingston

Money is neither my god nor my devil. It is a form of energy that tends to make us more of who we already are, whether it’s greedy or loving.
Dan Millman

What’s the use of happiness? It can’t buy you money.
Henny Youngman

It’s a kind of spiritual snobbery that makes people think they can be happy without money.
Albert Camus

Money is better than poverty, if only for financial reasons.
Woody Allen

Money frees you from doing things you dislike. Since I dislike doing nearly everything, money is handy.
Groucho Marx

Money is not the most important thing in the world. Love is. Fortunately, I love money.
Jackie Mason

Some cause happiness wherever they go; others, whenever they go.
Oscar Wilde

WHAT THE FOLK?! AUGUST 14, 2018 BEATS, ZEN, POETRY AND MUSIC
GUEST- DR. TARA DOYLE, PROFESSOR, DEPARTMENT OF RELIGION, EMORY UNIVERSITY

1. MIKE SESSIONS AND SHRINKWRAP- WHAT THE FOLK?! 2.02
2. OCTOBER IN THE RAILROAD EARTH- JACK KEROUAC & STEVE ALLEN 7.06
3. TRAVELIN’ BLUES SLIM GALLIARD 3.04
4. LIKE JACK HAMMER 2.13
5. MAYNERD G. KREBS WORK! ON DOBBIE GILLIS 1958 .06
6. BASIC HIM DEL CLOSE & JOHN BRENT 1.11
7. THE BEAT GENERATION LOUIS ARMSTRONG 2.07
8. TWISTED (1960) ANNIE ROSS 2.15
9. MARC ANTONY’S FUNERAL ORATION LORD BUCKLEY 4.99
10. PULL MY DAISY (ALLEN GINSBERG, JACK KEROUAC & NEIL CASSIDY) ..30
11. COFFEE TIME CARMEN MCRAE 2.34
12. PSYCHOPATHIA SEXUALIS LENNY BRUCE 2.38
13. LENNY BRUCE IS GONE BOB DYLAN 4.31
14. SUNFLOWER SUTRA ALLEN GINSBERG 6.26
15. FATHER DEATH BLUES ALLEN GINSBERG 3.29
16. TOM DOOLEY 1958 KINGSTON TRIO 3.09
17. WASHINGTON SQUARE VILLAGE STOMPERS 2.45
18. WALK RIGHT IN ROOFTOP SINGERS 2.35
19. THE GREEN LEAVES OF SUMMER BROTHERS FOUR 2.55
20. BLACK IS THE COLOR OF MY TRUE LOVES HAIR NINA SIMONE 7.03
21. BLACK IS THE COLOR JOAN BAEZ JOHN JACOB NILES 2.47
22. THERE IS A BREEZE MICHAEL JOHNSON 3.37
23. LAST WORDS KINGS OF MONGREL FOLK 3.29
24. ZEN GOSPEL SINGING KINGS OF MONGREL FOLK 3.09
25. ROMANCING THE MOMENT CHUCK PYLE ZEN COWBOY 4.06
26. AMERICAN HAIKU JACK KEROUAC 2.37
27. I’M A STRANGER HERE SONNY TERRY & BROWNIE MCGHEE 4.04
28. OUR WORLD IS A CAVE FRED KATZ & SIDNEY POITIER 3.55
29. DRUMS IN MY TYPEWRITER SHORTY PETTERSTEIN 1.32
30. ALLEN GINSBERG WATERBOUND JON SESKEVICH BLUEGRASS KIRTAN 4.08
31. SHIVA AT THE FALLS OF RICHMOND “ 3.40
32. STAR TREK BEAT GENERATION NOT NECESSARILY THE NEWS HBO 2.11
33. BEAT GENERATION JACK KEROUAC 3.18
34. BEAT GENERATION ROBERT KRAFT QUAKE CITY 5.23
35. CHARLIE PARKER JACK KEROUAC STEVE ALLEN 3.43
36. POEM ALLEN GINSBERG MUSIC 4.56
37. JACK KEROUAC ON STEVE ALLEN SHOW 6.51
38. UH OH PUTONIUM ANNE WALDMAN 1982 3.39
39. MANATEE HUMANITY ANNE WALDMAN 2.50
40. REVOLUTIONARY LETTERS GUNS DIANE DI PRIMA 1.08
41. HAY FOR THE HORSES GARY SNYDER 1.47
42. ECOPOETRY FOR ALL GARY SNYDER 1.02
43. HEY JACK KEROUAC UNPLUGGED 10K MANIACS 3.48
44. RIPRAP GARY SNYDER 1.23
45. DEAR POET 2016 ANNE WALDM

7-24-18 PLAYLIST JERICHO BROWN
1. WHAT THE FOLK MIKE SESSIONS 2.04
2. TOMORROW IS MY TURN NINA SIMONE 6.10
3. BOOZE AND BLUES MA RAINEY 1924 3.18
4. ALMOST LIKE BEING IN LOVE JAMES TAYLOR LERNER & LOWE 2.25
5. CAIN’S BLOOD (1995) MICHAEL JOHNSON 3.44
6. GO TELL IT ON THE MOUNTAIN JAMES TAYOR 3.44
7. YOU CAN’T HURRY LOVE 1966 ED SULLIVAN SUPREMES 2.51
8. SUZANNE JAMES TAYLOR 3.30
9. CORNBREAD AND BUTTER BEANS CAROLINA CHOCOLATE DROPS 3.08
10. HANDYMAN 1960 JIMMY JONES (ORIGINAL 1960) 2.04
11. HANDYMAN JAMES TAYLOR 1970 3.12
12. NO LOVE TODAY CHRIS SMITHER 6.16
13. NO PLACE TO FALL TOWNES VAN ZANDT 3.33
14. SECRET OF LIFE JAMES TAYLOR 3.54
15. CHANGE CHARLIE PUTH AND J. TAYLOR 3.35
16. FIRE & RAIN UPDATED WITH STEVE COLBERT 4.54
17. CLOSE YOUR EYES J. TAYLOR AND CARLEY SIMON 2.09
18. BALLAD OF CASEY DEISS SHAWN PHILLIPS 6.10
19. FOR YOU TRACEY CHAPMAN LIVE 1988 3.28
20. COPPERLINE JAMES TAYLOR 4.48
21. ENOUGH TO BE ON YOUR WAY J. TAYLOR 5.19
22. MOONSHADOW 1971 LIVE CAT STEVENS YUSEF 2.56
23. SWEET BABY JAMES (LIVE) J. T. 4.48
24. DARKNESS, DARKNESS 1969 YOUNGBLOODS JESSE COLIN YOUNG 4.07
25. I’M A STRANGER HERE SONNY TERRY AND BROWNIE MCGHEE 4.04
26. NEED A LITTLE SUGAR IN MY BOWL BESSIE SMITH 2.49
27. BROKEN RECORD BILL HORWITZ 2.42
28. CAKEWALK INTO TOWN 1972 TAJ MAHAL 2.34
29. WHAT YOU GONNA DO ABOUT ME? RICHIE HAVENS 7.40
30. MBUBE ZULU (MIMAWAY) SOLOMON LINDA 2.44
31. GRINNIN IN YOUR FACE SON HOUSE 2.43
32. I CAN’T HELP BUT WONDER WHERE I’M BOUND TOM PAXTON 3.42
33. HALLOWEEN PARADE LOU REED 3.33
34. FUNERAL PYRE JULIEN BAKER 5.09
35. THE FEAR BEN HOWARD 4.21

QUESTIONS:

1. WHERE DID YOU GROW UP ?
2. CAN YOU TELL US A BIT ABOUT WHAT WERE THE SEEDS THAT ALLOWED YOU TO EXPRESS YOURSELF IN POETRY.
3. HOW HAS SEXUALITY HAD IMPACT ON YOUR VERSE? CAN YOU READ A POEM ABOUT THIS?
4. YOU HAVE BEEN DOING A LOT OF TRAVELING
5. HOW DID YOU COME UPON THE NAME JERICHO BROWN.?
6. I FIND YOUR POETRY VERY PERSONAL AND INTIMATE. WHAT KIND OF MUSE LEADS YOU TO WRITE, WHAT INSPIRES YOU?
7. WHAT ROLE DOES RELIGION PLAY IN YOUR WRITING?
8. DO YOUR RELIGIOUS EXPERIENCES INSPIRE YOU?
9. WHAT KIND OF RELIGIOUS EXPERIENCES HAVE YOU HAD THAT HAVE ALLOWED YOU TO EXPRESS SPIRITUALITY?
10. YOU HAVE ALSO PLAYED A ROLE IN POLITICS IN LOUISIANA. WHAT WAS THAT LIKE?
11. ARE YOU A POLITICAL PERSON NOW?
12. HAVE YOU WRITTEN ABOUT VIOLENCE PERPETRATED ON THE POOR AND THE IMPACT OF RACIAL HATRED?
13. WHAT ARE YOUR HOPES FOR THE FUTURE AS A YOUNG MAN WHO HAS MUCH MORE TO DO IN THIS WORLD?

Jericho Brown is the recipient of a Whiting Writers’ Award and fellowships from the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation, the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University, and the National Endowment for the Arts. His poems have appeared in The New York Times, The New Yorker, The New Republic, Buzzfeed, The Pushcart Prize Anthology, and The Best American Poetry. His first book, Please (New Issues 2008), won the American Book Award, and his second book, The New Testament (Copper Canyon 2014), won the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award and was named one of the best of the year by Library Journal, Coldfront, and the Academy of American Poets. He is an associate professor of English and creative writing at Emory University.

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WHAT THE FOLK?! JUNE 26, 2018 IMMIGRATION
1. MIKE SESSIONS AND SHRINKWRAP- WHAT THE FOLK?! 2.02
2. THE POWER AND THE GLORY PETE SEEGER (OCHS) 2.04
3. WHO’S GONNA BUILD YOUR WALL TOM RUSSELL 3.46
4. WHY WE BUILD THE WALL GREG BROWN HADESTOWN 4.13
5. EYES OF THE IMMIGRANT ERIC ANDERSON 6.43
6. WELCOME, WELCOME BUFFY ST. MARIE ET.AL 2.06
7. PLANE WRECK AT LOS GATOS THE HIWAYMEN (J. CASH, W. NELSON, JOHNNY RODRIGUES 3.46
8. PASTURES OF PLENTY WOODY GUTHRIE 2.27
9. THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND WOODY GUTHRIE 2.45
10. EL NORTE SI KAHN 2.17
11. BRACERO PHIL OCHS 4.10
12. LADY OF THE HARBOR SI KAHN 4.44
13. MY FATHER’S MANSIONS PETE SEEGER 2.05
14. DE COLORES JOAN BAEZ 2.56
15. CITY OF IMMIGRANTS STEVE EARLE 4.28
16. EL POBRE Y EL RICO (POOR AND RICH) OSCAR CHAVEZ 2.55
17. ACROSS THE WESTERN OCEAN THE GREAT AMERICAN STRING BAND 1.48
18. PADDY ON THE RAILWAY THE WOLFE TONES 3.05
19. EL COYOTES GUY CLARK 3.42
20. PRAYER OF THE REFUGEE RISE AGAINST 2.19
21. MERCY BEN KYLE 3.57
22. LAUGH AND BE HAPPY RANDY NEWMAN 2.13
23. CONGRESSMAN JOHN LEWIS .51
24. FREEDOM RICHE HAVENS 5.09
25. IMMIGRATION MAN CROSBY AND NASH 2.58
26. MATAMOROS BANKS BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN 4.00
27. TOCK’S ISLAND BILL HOROWITZ 2.58
28. SANTIAGO CRUZ ANNE FEENEY 2.51
29. BRACERO JOHN GORKA 4.21
30. MY NEIGHBOR’S NEEDS PETE SEEGER & LORRE WYATT 3.07
31. ALL MIXED UP PETE SEEGER 3.28
32. THE MIGRANT’S SONG AUGUSTIN LIRA 5.07
33. NO IRISH NEED APPLY SONGS OF THE WORKING PEOPLE 3.12
34. IMMIGRATION NEIL SEDAKA 3.44

TONIGHT’S SHOW IS A RECONSTRUCTION OF A PROGRAM I BROUGHT YOU IN 2014 ON IMMIGRATION. LOTS HAS CHANGED THEN IN OUR CULTURE AND A TROUBLING TOPIC HAS BECOME MORE EXASPERATING TO MANY OF US. THERE ARE SOME WONDERFUL SONGWRITERS WHO HAVE EXPRESSED THE CONFLICT IN OUR IDENTITY AS A NATION. THE OTHER SHOW I HAD PLANNED WAS “MONEY CHANGES EVERYTHING, “ BUT I WILL PRESENT THAT ANOTHER DAY.

Remember, remember always, that all of us, and you and I especially, are descended from immigrants and revolutionists.”
― Franklin D. Roosevelt

“A nation that cannot control its borders is not a nation.”
― Ronald Reagan

“The truth is, immigrants tend to be more American than people born here.”
― Chuck Palahniuk, Choke

“AMNESTY, n. The state’s magnanimity to those offenders whom it would be too expensive to punish.”
― Ambrose Bierce, The Unabridged Devil’s Dictionary

“These days, it feels to me like you make a devil’s pact when you walk into this country. You hand over your passport at the check-in, you get stamped, you want to make a little money, get yourself started… but you mean to go back! Who would want to stay? Cold, wet, miserable; terrible food, dreadful newspapers – who would want to stay? In a place where you are never welcomed, only tolerated. Just tolerated. Like you are an animal finally house-trained.”
― Zadie Smith, White Teeth

We asked for workers. We got people instead.”
― Max Frisch

“The land flourished because it was fed from so many sources–because it was nourished by so many cultures and traditions and peoples.”
― Lyndon B. Johnson

“When Europeans arrived on this continent, they blew it with the Native Americans. They plowed over them, taking as much as they could of their land and valuables, and respecting almost nothing about the native cultures. They lost the wisdom of the indigenous peoples-wisdom about the land and connectedness to the great web of life…We have another chance with all these refugees. People come here penniless but not cultureless. They bring us gifts. We can synthesize the best of our traditions with the best of theirs. We can teach and learn from each other to produce a better America…”
― Mary Pipher

Seeger- all mixed up

“A simple way to take measure of a country is to look at how many want in.. And how many want out.”
― Tony Blair

“I take issue with many people’s description of people being “Illegal” Immigrants. There aren’t any illegal Human Beings as far as I’m concerned.”
― Dennis Kucinich

“Nihil humanum a me alienum puto, said the Roman poet Terence: ‘Nothing human is alien to me.’ The slogan of the old Immigration and Naturalization Service could have been the reverse: To us, no aliens are human.”
― Christopher Hitchens, Hitch-22: A Memoir

“Your life depends on a random stranger who could kill you, will probably disrespect you, and will most likely pay you much less than you deserve. But even those prospects are better than the ones you used to have. This is the life of los jornaleros – the day laborers.”
― Gustavo Arellano, Ask a Mexican

“The question of the stranger in a society which estranges everybody from it–while forcing everybody to assimilate their own alienation–takes cover under dubious and sinister masks.”
― Norman Manea

“The happy and powerful do not go into exile, and there are no surer guarantees of equality among men than poverty and misfortune.”
― Alexis de Tocqueville, Democracy in America

“Like other discriminatory legislation in our country’s history, immigration laws define and differentiate legal status on the basis of arbitrary attributes. Immigration laws create unequal rights. People who break immigration laws don’t cause harm or even potential harm (unlike, for example, drunk driving, which creates the potential for harm even if no accident occurs). Rather, people who break immigration laws do things that are perfectly legal for others, but denied to them–like crossing a border or, even more commonly, simply exist.”
― Aviva Chomsky, They Take Our Jobs!: And 20 Other Myths about Immigration

“If our goal is to slow migration, then the best way to do so is to work for a more equitable global system. But slowing migration is an odd goal, if the real problem is global inequality.”
― Aviva Chomsky, They Take Our Jobs!: And 20 Other Myths about Immigration

As I would learn later on, developed countries will always welcome the Einsteins of this world — those individuals whose talents are already recognized and deemed to have value. This welcome doesn’t usually extend to the poor and uneducated people seeking to enter the country. But the truth, supported by the facts of history and the richness of immigrant contribution to America’s distinction in the world, is that the most entrepreneurial, innovative, motivated citizen is the one who has been given an opportunity and wants to repay the debt.”
― Alfredo Quinones-Hinojosa

As an immigrant, I chose to live in America because it is one of the freest and most vibrant nations in the world. And as an immigrant, I feel an obligation to speak up for immigration policies that will keep America the most economically robust, creative and freedom-loving nation in the world.
Rupert Murdoch

The U.S. immigration laws are bad – really, really bad. I’d say treatment of immigrants is one of the greatest injustices done in our government’s name.
Bill Gates

Immigration is not just compatible with but is a necessary component of economic growth.
Dave Reichert

Most Christian ‘believers’ tend to echo the cultural prejudices and worldviews of the dominant group in their country, with only a minority revealing any real transformation of attitudes or consciousness. It has been true of slavery and racism, classism and consumerism and issues of immigration and health care for the poor.
Richard Rohr

America was indebted to immigration for her settlement and prosperity. That part of America which had encouraged them most had advanced most rapidly in population, agriculture and the arts.
James Madison

But then I came to the conclusion that no, while there may be an immigration problem, it isn’t really a serious problem. The really serious problem is assimilation.
Samuel P. Huntington

We must do everything in our power to keep families together, and to use common sense in our immigration laws. Children deserve better than to lose a parent because of an inflexible law.
Jose Serrano

We cannot afford all this illegal immigration and everything that comes with it, everything from the crime and to the drugs and the kidnappings and the extortion and the beheadings and the fact that people can’t feel safe in their community. It’s wrong! It’s wrong!
Jan Brewer

My first ‘Daily Show’ piece was pretending I had this terrible immigrant journey, so I went to talk to an immigration lawyer who would help out people, and I ran into him in Penn Station about three months after I’d gotten the green card. I said, ‘I got my green card yesterday.’ And he hugged me because he understood that level of relief.
John Oliver

I am a beneficiary of the American people’s generosity, and I hope we can have comprehensive immigration legislation that allows this country to continue to be enriched by those who were not born here.
Madeleine Albright

I think there are some in the Democratic Party – not all – but I think there are some people in the Democratic Party that think that the immigration issue is more valuable to them unsolved. That it gives them something to talk about, that they can go back to Hispanic communities and make unrealistic promises every two years and win votes.
Marco Rubio

I started getting more and more active around immigration reform because this was such a waste of lives, such a waste of potential, such a waste for our country not to have the human capital that we developed – geared toward improving our entire society.
Laurene Powell Jobs

I handed my passport to the immigration officer, and he looked at it and looked at me and said, ‘What are you?’
Grace Hopper

Already we’re seeing graduates of U.S. higher education going back to their home countries and contributing to societies there, where in the past they would have stayed in the U.S. and built new companies here. We have to have immigration reform that allows talented foreigners to become Americans.
David Malpass

Although it’s the second largest country in the world, our useful area has been reduced. Our immigration policy is disgusting: We plunder southern countries by depriving them of future leaders, and we want to increase our population to support economic growth.
David Suzuki

We owe an historic debt to American Indians. They have a unique set of concerns that haven’t been addressed, and I’d like to stand with them. Also, I’d like to get their views on immigration.
Al Franken

The Center for Immigration Studies found that illegal immigrants cost the United States taxpayer about $10.4 billion a year. A large part of that expense stems from the babies born each year to illegal immigrants.
Nathan Deal

GATHERING AND INTERACTIONS OF PEOPLES, CULTURES, AND IDEAS
A Brief Timeline of U.S. Policy on Immigration and Naturalization
1790 Congress adopts uniform rules so that any free white person could apply for citizenship after two years of residency.
1798 Alien and Sedition Acts required 14 years of residency before citizenship and provided for the deportation of “dangerous” aliens. Changed to five-year residency in 1800.
1819 First significant federal legislation on immigration. Includes reporting of immigration and rules for passengers from US ports bound for Europe
1846 Irish of all classes emigrate to the United States as a result of the potato famine.
1857 Dred Scott decision declared free Africans non-citizens.
1864 Contract Labor Law allowed recruiting of foreign labor.
1868 African Americans gained citizenship with 14th Amendment.

1875 Henderson v. Mayor of New York decision declared all state laws governing immigration unconstitutional; Congress must regulate “foreign commerce.” Charity workers, burdened with helping immigrants, petition Congress to exercise authority and regulate immigration. Congress prohibits convicts and prostitutes from entering the country.
1880 The U.S. population is 50,155,783. More than 5.2 million immigrants enter the country between 1880 and 1890.
1882 Chinese Exclusion Act. First federal immigration law suspended Chinese immigration for 10 years and barred Chinese in U.S. from citizenship. Also barred convicts, lunatics, and others unable to care for themselves from entering. Head tax placed on immigrants.
1885 Contract Labor Law. Unlawful to import unskilled aliens from overseas as laborers. Regulations did not pertain to those crossing land borders.
1888 For the first time since 1798, provisions are adopted for expulsion of aliens.
1889 Jane Addams founds Hull-House on Chicago’s Near West Side.

1890 Foreign-born in US were 15% of population (14% in Vermont); more arriving from southern and eastern Europe (“new immigrants”) than northern and western (“old immigrants”). Jacob Riis publishes “How the Other Half Lives.”
1891 Bureau of Immigration established under the Treasury Department. More classes of aliens restricted including those who were monetarily assisted by others for their passage. Steamship companies were ordered to return ineligible immigrants to countries of origin.
1892 Ellis Island opened to screen immigrants entering on east coast. (Angel Island screened those on west coast.) Ellis Island officials reported that women traveling alone must be met by a man, or they were immediately deported.
1902 Chinese Exclusion Act renewed indefinitely.
1903 Anarchists, epileptics, polygamists, and beggars ruled inadmissible.
1905 Construction of Angel Island Immigration Station began in the area known as China Cove. Surrounded by public controversy from its inception, the station was finally put into operation in 1910. Although it was billed as the “Ellis Island of the West”, within the Immigration Service it was known as “The Guardian of the Western Gate” and was designed control the flow of Chinese into the country, who were officially not welcome with the passage of the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882.
1906 Procedural safeguards enacted for naturalization. Knowledge of English becomes a basic requirement.
1907 Head tax is raised. People with physical or mental defects, tuberculosis, and children unaccompanied by a parent are added to the exclusion list. Japan agreed to limit emigrants to US in return for elimination of segregating Japanese students in San Francisco schools.
1910 Dillingham Report from Congress assumed inferiority of “new immigrants” from southern and eastern Europe and suggested a literacy test to restrict their entry. (William P. Dillingham was a Senator from Vermont.)
1917 Immigration Act provided for literacy tests for those over 16 and established an “Asiatic Barred Zone,” which barred all immigrants from Asia.
1921 Quota Act of 1921 limited immigrants to 3% of each nationality present in the US in 1910. This cut southern and eastern European immigrants to less than 1/4 of those in US before WW I. Asians still barred; no limits on western hemisphere. Non-quota category established: wives, children of citizens, learned professionals, and domestic servants not counted in quotas.
1922 Japanese made ineligible for citizenship.
1924 Quotas changed to 2% of each nationality based on numbers in US in 1890. Based on surnames (many anglicized at Ellis Island) and not the census figures, 82% of all immigrants allowed in the country came from western and northern Europe, 16% from southern and eastern Europe, 2% from the rest of the world. As no distinctions were made between refugees and immigrants, this limited Jewish emigres during 1930s and 40s.

Despite protests from many native people, Native Americans made citizens of the United States. Border Patrol established.
1929 The annual quotas of the 1924 Act are made permanent.
1940 Provided for finger printing and registering of all aliens.
1943 In the name of unity among the Allies, the Chinese Exclusion Laws were repealed, and China’s quota was set at a token 105 immigrants annually. Basis of the Bracero Program established with importation of agricultural workers from North, South, and Central America.
1946 Procedures adopted to facilitate immigration of foreign-born wives, finace(e)s, husbands, and children of US armed forces personnel.
1948 Displaced Persons Act allowed 205,000 refugees over two years; gave priority to Baltic States refugees; admitted as quota immigrants. Technical provisions discriminated against Catholics and Jews; those were dropped in 1953, and 205,000 refugees were accepted as non-quota immigrants.
1950 The grounds for exclusion and deportation are expanded. All aliens required to report their addresses annually.
1952 Immigration and Nationality Act eliminated race as a bar to immigration or citizenship. Japan’s quota was set at 185 annually. China’s stayed at 105; other Asian countries were given 100 a piece. Northern and western Europe’s quota was placed at 85% of all immigrants. Tighter restrictions were placed on immigrants coming from British colonies in order to stem the tide of black West Indians entering under Britain’s generous quota. Non-quota class enlarged to include husbands of American women.
1953 The 1948 refugee law expanded to admit 200,000 above the existing limit
1965 Hart-Celler Act abolished national origins quotas, establishing separate ceilings for the eastern (170,000) and western (120,000) hemispheres (combined in 1978). Categories of preference based on family ties, critical skills, artistic excellence, and refugee status.
1978 Separate ceilings for Western and Eastern hemispheric immigration combined into a worldwide limit of 290,000.
1980 The Refugee Act removes refugees as a preference category; reduces worldwide ceiling for immigration to 270,000.
1986 Immigration Reform and Control Act provided for amnesty for many illegal aliens and sanctions for employers hiring illegals.
1989 A bill gives permanent status to non-immigrant registered nurses who have lived in US for at least three years and met established certification standards.
1990 Immigration Act of 1990 limited unskilled workers to 10,000/year; skilled labor requirements and immediate family reunification major goals. Continued to promote nuclear family model. Foreign-born in US was 7%.
2001 USA Patriot Act amended the Immigration and Nationality Act to broaden the scope of aliens ineligible for admission or deportable due to terrorist activities to include an alien who: (1) is a representative of a political, social, or similar group whose political endorsement of terrorist acts undermines U.S. antiterrorist efforts; (2) has used a position of prominence to endorse terrorist activity, or to persuade others to support such activity in a way that undermines U.S. antiterrorist efforts (or the child or spouse of such an alien under specified circumstances); or (3) has been associated with a terrorist organization and intends to engage in threatening activities while in the United States.

 

WHAT THE FOLK?! JUNE 12, 2018 FATHERS

1. MIKE SESSIONS AND SHRINKWRAP- WHAT THE FOLK?! 2.02
2. DAD LIVE UNK 2.59
3. MY FATHER WAS BORN A HEBREW MATT MCGINN 2.05
4. THE LAST SONG ELTON JOHN 3.19
5. TIN FOIL HAT TOD RUNDGREN DONALD FAGAN 3.20
6. JOHN LEWIS .51
7. FATHER & SON CAT STEVENS 3.42
8. MY FATHERS MANSIONS PETE SEEGER 2.05
9. SHALOM ALEICHEM DAVID GRISMAN 1.46
10. MY FATHER IS A HUSBAND MAN JOSH WHITE 2.59
11. MY FATHER’S GUN ELTON JOHN 6.21
12. MY FATHER JUDY COLLINS 5.59
13. YOUR DADDY WAS A RAILROAD MAN BILL LONG 2.40
14. MY DADDY RIDES A SHIP IN THE SKY WOODY GUTHRIE 2.41
15. A FATHER’S SONG JED MCCOY 3.31
16. THE LIVING YEARS MIKE & THE MECHANICS 5.32
17. MY FATHER’S EYES ERIC CLAPTON 5.49
18. CAT’S IN THE CRADLE HARRY CHAPIN 3.44
19. MY FATHER’S FATHER THE CIVIL WARS 3.20
20. MY FATHER’S SON JOE COCKER 4.30
21. MY OLD MAN STEVE GOODMAN 4.07
22. LOVE WITH END, AMEN GEORGE STRAIT 3.07
23. BEING A DAD LOUDON WAINWRIGHT III 3.41
24. DAUGHTER LOUDON WAINWRIGHT III 3.32
25. OH MY PA PA EVERLY BROTHERS 3.43
26. MY DAD’S YARD CATIE CURTIS 3.59
27. SILVER HAIRED DADDY OF MINE SIMON & GARFUNKEL 3.11
28. TO DADDY DOLLY PARTON 2.28
29. MY FATHER’S HOUSE EMMYLOU HARRIS 4.47
30. DADDY SANG BASS JOHNNY CASH & CARL PERKINS 2.42
31. MY SON CALLS ANOTHER MAN DADDY HANK WILLIAMS 2.28
32. FATHER’S GRACE BROADSIDE SINGERS 3.49
33. MY FATHER’S VOICE JUDY LYNN 3.35
34. WORKING MAN’S DAUGHTER BILL HOROWITZ 3.40
35. SHALOM ALEICHEM DAVID GRISMAN& ANDY STATMAN 1.46

TONIGHT WE HAVE MUSIC FOR AND ABOUT FATHERS WITH FATHER’S DAY THIS SUNDAY. ALSO, SING OUT DEFIANCE WILL BE SENDING US THE ONE OF THE SONGS OF THE MONTH PERFORMED LIVE IN OUR WRFG STUDIO.

QUOTES

The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother.
Theodore Hesburgh

But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, so that you may be sons of your Father who is in heaven; for he makes his sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the just and on the unjust.
Jesus Christ

When a father gives to his son, both laugh; when a son gives to his father, both cry.
William Shakespeare

I cannot think of any need in childhood as strong as the need for a father’s protection.
Sigmund Freud

A father is a man who expects his son to be as good a man as he meant to be.
Frank A. Clark

It is easier for a father to have children than for children to have a real father.
Pope John XXIII

I am not ashamed to say that no man I ever met was my father’s equal, and I never loved any other man as much.
Hedy Lamarr

Nothing I’ve ever done has given me more joys and rewards than being a father to my children.
Bill Cosby

To a father growing old nothing is dearer than a daughter.
Euripides

She got her looks from her father. He’s a plastic surgeon.
Groucho Marx

One father is more than a hundred schoolmasters.
George Herbert

My father used to play with my brother and me in the yard. Mother would come out and say, ‘You’re tearing up the grass’; ‘We’re not raising grass,’ Dad would reply. ‘We’re raising boys.’
Harmon Killebrew

When one has not had a good father, one must create one.
Friedrich Nietzsche

It doesn’t matter who my father was; it matters who I remember he was.
Anne Sexton

It was my father who taught me to value myself. He told me that I was uncommonly beautiful and that I was the most precious thing in his life.
Dawn French

You don’t have to deserve your mother’s love. You have to deserve your father’s.
Robert Frost

There’s so much negative imagery of black fatherhood. I’ve got tons of friends that are doing the right thing by their kids, and doing the right thing as a father – and how come that’s not as newsworthy?Will Smith

I remember the time I was kidnapped and they sent a piece of my finger to my father. He said he wanted more proof.
Rodney Dangerfield

Each child is biologically required to have a mother. Fatherhood is a well-regarded theory, but motherhood is a fact. P. J. O’Rourke

Anyone who tells you fatherhood is the greatest thing that can happen to you, they are understating it. Mike Myers

“A father has to be a provider, a teacher, a role model, but most importantly, a distant authority figure who can never be pleased. Otherwise, how will children ever understand the concept of God?”
― Stephen Colbert, I Am America

Before I got married I had six theories about raising children; now, I have six children and no theories.”
― John Wilmot

WHAT THE FOLK?! MAY 22, 2018 SING OUT DEFIANCE
1. MIKE SESSIONS AND SHRINKWRAP- WHAT THE FOLK?! 2.02
2. DIE GEDANKEN SIND FREI PETE SEEGER 1.44
3. WAIST DEEP IN THE BIG MUDDY P. SEEGER 2.59
4. DEMOCRACY TO THE USA L. COHEN 7.09
5. WHAT ABOUT ME? QUICKSILVER MSGR SVC 6.44
6. I’M MAD AS HELL AND I’M NOT GOING TO TAKE IT ANYMORE –NETWORK 1.40
7. BELLA CIAO CHUMBAWAMBA 3.40
8. I’M A GOOD OLD REBEL RY COODER 2.18
9. GARDEN OF EDEN NEW RIDERS OF PURPLE SAGE 4.36
10. WHERE WE GOING TO GO? (CLIMATE) PEACE OF MIND 3.49
11. RAPE OF THE WORLD TRACY CHAPMAN 5.22
12. EVERYBODY KNOWS L COHEN 5.53
13. WE’LL ALL GO TOGETHER WHEN WE GO (‘59) TOM LEHRER 4.22
14. MAJOR KONG RIDES THE BOMB SLIM PICKENS DR. STRANGELOVE .25
15. I’M GOING TO SAY IT NOW PHIL OCHS 2.55
16. TILL I GO DOWN JACKSON BROWN 4.19
17. GOD MAY FORGIVE YOU IRIS DEMENT 2.28
18. FOR LOVING ME (LIGHTFOOT) PP&M 2.16
19. FIRESIGN OH BLINDING LIGHT 2.14
20. TEAR DOWN THE WALLS FRED NEIL & VINCE MARTIN 2.42
21. WHO’S GONNA BUILD YOUR WALL? TOM RUSSELL 3.46
22. IN THE YEAR 2525 ZAGER & EVANS 3.20
23. THE RISING OF THE MOON JUDY COLLINS 4.10
24. ALWAYS TELL THE VOTER WHAT THE VOTER WANTS TO HEAR CHUMBAWAMBA 2.51
25. THE TIMES THEY ARE A CHANGIN BACK BILLY BRAGG 3.52
26. WHAT DID YOU LEARN IN SCHOOL TODAY? TOM PAXTON 3.46
27. JOHN LEWIS .51
28. WHY WE BUILD THE WALL GREG BROWN 4.13
29. NO MORE GENOCIDE HOLLY NEAR 2.35
30. OH! CAMIL! WINTER SOLDIER GRAHAM NASH 2.55
31. THE GREAT MANDALA PP&M 4.46
32. LAST TRAIN TO NUREMBERG P SEEGER 2.48
33. VIETNAM PAUL KAPLAN 5.45
34. HENRY K. BILL HOROWITZ 4.17
35. OHIO NEIL YOUNG (VECHIO) 3.42
36. FORTUNATE SON CREDENCE 2.21
37. ROSA PARKS ROY METTE 3.18
38. THE HOUSE CAME DOWN CHRISTY MOORE 3.24
39. STRANGE LULLABYE P SEEGER & LORRE WYATT 2.48
40. MAKE AMERICAN GREAT AGAIN PUSSY RIOT 3.15
41. WHAT DID YOU LEARN IN SCHOOL TODAY? T. PAXTON 1.46
42. JERUSALEM STEVE EARLE 3.57
43. PRISONER OF PALESTINE SEIZE THE DAY 8.14
44. NO GODS AT ALL ERIC BOGLE 5.24
45. SOCIETY EDDIE VEDDER 3.55
46. DON’T LET NOBODY TURN YOU ‘ROUND BLIND WILLIE MCTELL 2.45
47. NOT A PRETTY GIRL ANI DIFRANCO 3.58
48. YOUR FLAG DECAL WON’T GET YOU INTO HEAVEN ANYMORE JOHN PRINE 2.54
49. THE REVOLOUTION WILL NOT BE TELEVISED GIL SCOTT HERON 2.51

TUESDAY, MAY 22 SHOW FEATURES MEMBERS OF THE FOLK MUSIC MOVEMENT “SING OUT DEFIANCE” OFFERING RESISTANCE TO OUR NATIONAL GOVERNMENT’S FOLLIES BY WRITING SONGS AND ORGANIZING GRASS ROOT COMMUNITY RESISTANCE.
DAVID SOLEIL, PAYTON SCOTT, AND GEOFF SOMNER ARE REPRESENTING SING OUT DEFIANCE ON TONIGHT’S BRINGING THEIR FAVORITE WEAPONS- GUITARS, BANJOS, SONGS AND DETERMINATION.
THE MUSIC TONIGHT WILL BE A SELECTION OF SONGS ABOUT DEFIANCE AND RESIST

WHAT THE FOLK?! MAY 8, 2018 SOCIALISM, COMMUNISM, AND REDISTRIBUTION OF WEALTH
1. MIKE SESSIONS AND SHRINKWRAP- WHAT THE FOLK?! 2.02
2. BANKS OF MARBLE WEAVERS 3.14
3. RESISTANCE DAVID ROVICS 3.41
4. COMPANEROS CUBA CHRISTY MOORE 4.34
5. IF THERE WERE NO RICH MEN CAPTIOL STEPS BERNIE S. 3.01
6. OCT REVOLUTION PAUL ROBESON 2.08
7. MONEY BARRETT STRONG 2.37
8. GREED- GORDON GECKO WALLSTREET 1987 .40
9. GREED KILLS MORE THAN WHISKEY TOM T HALL 3.08
10. ARROGANCE IGONORANCE & GREED (AIG) SHOW OF HANDS 3.42
11. THE RED FLAG: JIM CONNELL 1889 IRISH SOCIALIST SONG 4.56
12. DI SHVUE ISRAEL SOCIALIS PARTY YIDDISH LADY GAGA 2.36
13. DO YOU HEAR THE PEOPLE SING? LE MIS 2.39
14. TALKIN’ BOUT REVOLUTION TRACY CHAPMAN 2.34
15. IT SEEMED THE BETTER WAY L. COHEN 4.22
16. JESUS CHRIST WOODY GUTHRIE 2.39
17. PASTURES OF PLENTY WOODY GUTHRIE 2.27
18. THIS LAND IS YOUR LAND WOODY GUTHRIE 2.19
19. L’INTERNATIONALE PETE SEEGER 2.42
20. LOVE ME I’M A LIBERAL P OCHS 4.36
21. SI ME QUIERES ESCRIBIR ALMANACS AND PETE S. 2.42
22. WORLD TURNED UPSIDE DOWN BILLY BRAGG 2.35
23. THE LAND OF PLENTY L COHEN 4.35
24. YA BASTA! ANNE FEENEY 3.16
25. WORKINGMEN UNITE JOE GLAZER 1.36
26. DEMOCRACY IN KIND STATE RADIO 3.40
27. WE HATE TO SEE THEM GO MALVINA REYNOLDS 2.27
28. BALLAD OF HO CHI MINH EWAN MACCOLL 3.36
29. JOHN LEWIS REPRESENTATIVE .51
30. GOD BLESS THE GRASS MALVINA REYNOLDS 1.59
31. WHO SPEAKS FOR ME? TOM PAXTON 4.16
32. WHAT DO YOU WANT FROM LIFE TUBES 3.57
33. BELLA CIAO CHUMBAWAMBA 3.40
34. HOLD THE FORT- SOLIDARITY P. SEEGER & THE SONG SWAPPERS 2.26
35. SONG OF THE UNITED FRONT HANS EISLER& BERTOLD BRECHT 2.25
36. DUBLIN CITY THE DUBLINERS 1.59
37. BANDIERA ROSSA SCARLET BANNER ITALY UNK COMMUNIST PARTY BERTOLUCCI 2.25
38. BROKEN ENGLISH MARIANNE FAITHFUL 5.14
39. NO GOVERNMENT NICOLLETE 2.02

QUOTES
TONIGHT, WE GO TO THE CONTROVERSIAL IDEAS ABOUT MONEY, POLITICS, AND FAIRNESS. ONE OF MY FAVORITE SONGS IS PHIL OCHS: LOVE ME, I’M A LIBERAL. WE SEE INEQUITIES IN LIFE, BUT IF WE ARE WITHOUT, WE WANT THE OPPORTUNITY TO BE A BILLIONAIRE, AND IF WE HAVE BILLIONS, WE HOLD ON TO THE MONEY BECAUSE WE (THEY) FEEL ENTITLED TO WHAT WE HAVE ACQUIRED AND JUSTIFY THE MEANS. THE QUOTES AND MUSIC THIS EVENING IS EQUAL OPPORTUNITY ANNOYANCE TO ALL LISTENERS. (DISCLAIMER)

The siren song of redistribution of wealth by centralized government never ceases for those who seek irreversible and unusurpable control over the lives and liberties of private citizens.
Josh Jones

Jesus teaches the redistribution of wealth – as long as the transfer is voluntary. But he is adamantly opposed to the involuntary redistribution of wealth, because that violates the moral law of God and is profoundly wrong. His words to take care of the poor are not addressed to government, they are addressed to us.
Bryan Fischer

A wise and frugal Government, which shall restrain men from injuring one another, which shall leave them otherwise free to regulate their own pursuits of industry and improvement, and shall not take from the mouth of labor the bread it has earned. This is the sum of good government, and this is necessary to close the circle of our felicities.
Thomas Jefferson

I believe Social Security is unjust. I think it’s wrong. I think it penalizes responsible people. It penalizes the young and it’s a massive redistribution of wealth.
Yaron Brook
The poor of the world cannot be made rich by the redistribution of wealth. Poverty can’t be eliminated by punishing people who’ve escaped poverty, taking their money and giving it as a reward to people who have failed to escape.
P. J. O’Rourke

How can it be that it is not a news item when an elderly homeless person dies of exposure, but it is news when the stock market loses two points? This is a case of exclusion.
Pope Francis

You are talking to a leftist. I believe in the redistribution of wealth and power in the world. I believe in universal hospital care for everyone. I believe that we should not have a single homeless person in the richest country in the world. And I believe that we should not have a C.I.A. that goes around overwhelming governments and assassinating political leaders, working for tight oligarchies around the world to protect the tight oligarchy here at home.
Abbie Hoffman

When the people find that they can vote themselves money that will herald the end of the republic.
Benjamin Franklin

“The alienation, the downright visceral frustration, of the new American ideologues, the bone in their craw, is the unacknowledged fact that America has never been an especially capitalist country. The postal system, the land grant provision for public education, the national park system, the Homestead Act, the graduated income tax, the Social Security system, the G.I. Bill — all of these were and are massive distributions or redistributions of wealth meant to benefit the population at large.”
― Marilynne Robinson

Without some redistribution of wealth and power, downward mobility and debilitating poverty will continue to drive people into desperate channels. And without principled opposition to xenophobias from above and below, these desperate channels will produce a cold-hearted and mean-spirited America no longer worth fighting for or living in.”
― Cornel West

I don’t really have any positive vision of the future, don’t know what kind of world I’d someday like to live in or if it’s even possible to achieve something better than this. I only know that the billionaires are attacking us, again and again taking measures that serve no other purpose than to increase their own wealth and debase all other aspects of life. And when you are attacked you must fight back, in whatever way you can.”
― Jacob Wren,

The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other peoples’ money. Margaret Thatcher

The meaning of peace is the absence of opposition to socialism. Karl Marx

Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery. Winston Churchill

The New Deal is plainly an attempt to achieve a working socialism and avert a social collapse in America; it is extraordinarily parallel to the successive ‘policies’ and ‘Plans’ of the Russian experiment. Americans shirk the word ‘socialism’, but what else can one call it? H. G. Wells

Socialism is undoubtedly in the throes of a crisis greater than at any time since 1917. The last half of 1989 saw the dramatic collapse of most of the communist party governments of Eastern Europe.
Joe Slovo

In socialism, private property is anathema, and equal distribution of income the first consideration. In capitalism, private property is cardinal, and distribution left to ensue from the play of free contract and selfish interest on that basis, no matter what anomalies it may present. George Bernard Shaw

Socialism states that you owe me something simply because I exist. Capitalism, by contrast, results in a sort of reality-forced altruism: I may not want to help you, I may dislike you, but if I don’t give you a product or service you want, I will starve. Voluntary exchange is more moral than forced redistribution. Ben Shapiro

Socialism is the ideal state, but it can never be achieved while man is so selfish. Annie Besant

The market came with the dawn of civilization and it is not an invention of capitalism. If it leads to improving the well-being of the people there is no contradiction with socialism. Mikhail Gorbache

“I think it’s terrible the way people don’t share things in this country. I think it’s a heartless government that will let one baby be born owning a big piece of the country, the way I was born, and let another baby be born without owning anything. The least a government could do, it seems to me, is to divide things up fairly among the babies.”
― Kurt Vonnegut, God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater

Socialism never took root in America because the poor see themselves not as an exploited proletariat but as temporarily embarrassed millionaires.
RONALD WRIGHT

Socialism is a scareword they have hurled at every advance the people have made in the last 20 years. Socialism is what they called public power. Socialism is what they called social security. Socialism is what they called farm price supports. Socialism is what they called bank deposit insurance. Socialism is what they called the growth of free and independent labor organizations. Socialism is their name for almost anything that helps all the people.
HARRY S. TRUMAN 1952
The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings; the inherent virtue of socialism is the equal sharing of miseries.
WINSTON CHURCHILL 1945
It is only when we have renounced our preoccupation with “I,” “me,” “mine,” that we can truly possess the world in which we live. Everything, provided that we regard nothing as property. And not only is everything ours; it is also everybody else’s.
ALDOUS HUXLEY
Our focus should be on making the most of our own lives, regardless of whether we start at the bottom or the top- not on envying the advantages and achievements of others.”
― Yaron Brook, Equal Is Unfair: America’s Misguided Fight Against Income Inequality

“The question will arise and arise in your day, though perhaps not fully in mine: Which shall rule — wealth or man? Which shall lead — money or intellect? Who shall fill public stations — educated and patriotic freemen or the feudal serfs of corporate capital?”
― Edward G. Ryan
When a man wants to rob a bank he hides behind a mask, but when a banker wants to rob a man, he hides behind a corporation.”
― V.O. Diedlaff

The Red Light Café:
5-18 Suspended Animation w/ special guest NO SOLUTION
5-19 Sweet Lu Olutosin presents, Nat King Cole: The Man, The Music, The Legacy
(www.redlightcafe.com for more info and directions)

The Red Clay Music Foundry:
5-18 Eddie Owen presents: Clarence Bucaro
5-19 Eddie Owen presents: Beatles Tribute, Forever Abbey Road
(www.eddieowenpresents.com for more info and directions)

The Park Tavern at Piedmont Park “Sunset Sessions”
8-5 Carly Burruss
8-19 The Vegabonds
(www.parktavern.com for more info and directions)

 

WHAT THE FOLK?! APR. 24, 2018 SICKNESS AND HEALTH
1. MIKE SESSIONS AND SHRINKWRAP- WHAT THE FOLK?! 2.02
2. KNOCKIN ON HEAVEN’S DOOR WARREN ZEVON 4.05
3. THE DRUGS DON’T WORK THE VERVE 4.51
4. MINING FOR GOLD COWBOY JUNKIES 1.32
5. DRY BONES DELTA RHYTHM BOYS 2.21
6. TB BLUES JIMMIE RODGERS 3.01
7. TERRIBLE OPERATION BLUES BIG BILL BROONZY & GA TOM 2.49
8. DUST PNEUMONIA BLUES WOODY GUTHRIE 2.43
9. SHE’S FALLING APART LISA LOEB 4.11
10. LONG LIVE THE QUEEN FRANK TURNER 3.38
11. BRICK (ABORTION) BEN FOLDS 5 4.30
12. SWIM JACK’S MANNE QUIN 4.02
13. BORN & RAISED JOHN MAYER 4.35
14. A LITTLE BIT LONGER JONAS BROS 3.22
15. CANCER MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE 2.21
16. EVERYDAY BOY JOAN ARMATRADING 4.40
17. GIRLFRIEND IN A COMA THE SMITHS 2.18
18. GOD’S WILL MARTINA MCBRIDE 4.49
19. FEVER AIRWAYS CAPITOL STEPS 1.23
20. HE’S MY SON MARK SCHULTZ 5.35
21. I’M GONNA MISS YOU WHEN YOURE GONE PATTY GRIFFIN 4.04
22. HEAR THE BELLS VANESSA CARLTON 4.10
23. HOLDING UP THE SKY MARY CHAPIN CARPENTER 4.45
24. JOHN LEWIS
25. I GOT IT FROM AGNES TOM LEHRER 1.44
26. MAKE IT GO AWAY (RADIATION SONG) SHERYL CROW 3.24
27. PICTURE ME IN A HOSPITAL BABYSHAMBLES 3.33
28. POISON TREE (WILLIAM BLAKE) BETH ORTON 4.05
29. PROOF OF LOVE PAUL SIMON 5.44
30. RIDING TO NY PASSENGER 4.44
31. ROSES KREPT AND KONAN 4.27
32. MUSIC OF HEALING TOMMY SANDS 3.40
33. PEYOTE HEALING ROBBIE ROBERTSON 6.42

QUOTES SICKNESS AND HEALTH

The reason many people in our society are miserable, sick, and highly stressed is because of an unhealthy attachment to things they have no control over.
Steve Marabol

Being sick feels like you’re wearing someone else’s glasses.
Megan Boyle

Treat a sick man with the medicine and a sad man with the music.
Amit Kalantri

Physical ills are the taxes laid upon this wretched life; some are taxed higher, and some lower, but all pay something.
Lord Chesterfield

Illness is the most heeded of doctors: to goodness and wisdom we only make promises; pain we obey.
Marcel Proust

The most important thing when ill, is to never lose heart.
Lenin (Vladimir Ulyanov)

There is one consolation in being sick; and that is the possibility that you may recover to a better state than you were ever in before.
Henry David Thoreau

Even when I’m sick and depressed, I love life.
Arthur Rubinstein

The treatment is really a cooperative of a trinity–the patient, the doctor and the inner doctor.
Ralph Bircher

If just knowing that someone cares about you helps the healing process…then you should be feeling better already.
unknown

Try not to get overwhelmed by the full scope of your recovery instead look at it one day at a time. Right now you just have to get through today, when that seems impossible know that I’m just a phone call away.
unknown

There is no medicine like hope, no incentive so great, and no tonic so powerful as expectation of something tomorrow.
Orison Swett Marden

The sick do not ask if the hand that smoothes their pillow is pure, nor the dying care if the lips that touch their brow have known the kiss of sin.
Oscar Wilde
The sick are the greatest danger for the healthy; it is not from the strongest that harm comes to the strong, but from the weakest.
Friedrich Nietzsche

A healthy body is a guest chamber for the soul: a sick body is a prison
Francis Bacon, Sr.
A sad soul can kill you quicker than a germ
John Steinbeck

Sickness comes on horseback but departs on foot
Dutch Proverb

Sometimes I get the feeling that aspirin companies are sponsoring my headaches
Terri Guillemets

It takes more than just a good looking body. You’ve got to have the heart and soul to go with it
Epictetus.

I wonder why you can always read a doctor’s bill and you can never read his prescription.
Finley Peter Dunne
The art of medicine consists of amusing the patient while nature cures the disease.
Voltaire
Be careful about reading health books. You may die of a misprint.
Henry David Thoreau
That’s the thing about pain. It demands to be felt.
John Green

In the beginning, when I first found out I had a disease that was incurable, emotionally I had to get used to the idea of being sick before I could think about making any other major decisions in my life.
Karen Duffy
A faithful friend is the medicine of life.
Bible
Always laugh when you can…it is a cheap medicine.
Lord Byron

 

3/27/18 PLAYLIST DISABILITY WITH GUEST RICHARD MOUZON, PH.D.
1. WHAT THE FOLK MIKE SESSIONS 2.04
2. TRUMP MOCKS REPORTER WITH DISABILITY .45
3. COWARD VIC CHESNUTT 5.14
4. KENTUCKY AVENUE TOM WAITS 4.49
5. NEED PRUDENCE MABHENA (ZIMBABWE) 1.16
6. WARM VIC CHESNUTT 3.02
7. CHOICES & RIGHTS JOHNNY CRESCENDO 3.29
8. LIES JOHNNY CRESCENDO 2.50
9. IPI NTOMBI PRUDENCE MAHBHENA 5.30
10. FIGHTING SIGNMARK 3.44
11. I HAD MY FUN SONNY TERRY AND BROWNIE MCGHEE 3.06
12. UNBOUND VAN GOGH (GEORGIA) 5.35
13. A SONG OF TWO HALVES ANGRYFISH 2.52
14. BEAUTIFUL BELLE AND SEBASTIAN 5.14
15. SPASTICUS AUTISTICUS IAN DRURY & THE BLOCKHEADS 2.55
16. NOVEMBER SPAWNED A MONSTER MORRISEY 5.17
17. CRACKING UP NICK LOWE 2.59
18. I DON’T NEED NO DOCTOR RAY CHARLES 1966 2.49
19. OUR LIFE (DEAF RAP) SIGNMARK(FINNISH SIGNING ARTIST) 4.52
20. TEAR DOWN THE WALLS JOHNNY CRESCENDO 4.40
21. PRUDENCE ON SOCIAL CHANGE PRUDENCE MAHBHENA 3.11
22. GOD’S WILL MARTINA MCBRIDE 4.49
23. MEASURING CUPS ANDREW BIRD 2.52
24. THE LITTLE BUS SONG BUC WILLIAMS 3.54
25. STANDING OUTSIDE THE FIRE GARTH BROOKS 3.48
26. WHEN THE CHILDREN CRY WHITE LION MIKE TRAMP 4.30
27. FIGHT SONG RACHEL PLATTEN 3.25
28. KRYPTONITE DANIELLE STRATTON (CHRONIC PAIN) 2.36
29. ACUTE SCHIZOPHRENIA BLUES KINKS 1971 3.32
30. WE’LL GET BY (AUTISM) JOHNNY ORR BAND 3.40
31. BLACK CROW BLUES TOWNES VAN ZANDT 3.12
32. WHY (SUICIDE) RASCAL FLATTS 4.55
33. LITHIUM SUNSET STING 2.40
34. THE FACTORY WARREN ZEVON 2.45
35. DON’T LOSE HEART DAN FOGELBERT 4.38
36. MOOD SWINING MAN FINN BROTHERS 4.06
37. MOOD SHADOW 2010 YUSUF IN MELBOURNE 3.55
38. MOON SHADOW 1971 CAT STEVENS 2.56

QUOTES:

What is true of every member of the society, individually, is true of them all collectively; since the rights of the whole can be no more than the sum of the rights of the individuals.

Thomas Jefferson

community is democratic only when the humblest and weakest person can enjoy the highest civil, economic, and social rights that the biggest and most powerful possess.

A Philip Randolph

“The downside of my celebrity is that I cannot go anywhere in the world without being recognized. It is not enough for me to wear dark sunglasses and a wig. The wheelchair gives me away.”
― Stephen Hawking

“Part of the problem with the word ‘disabilities’ is that it immediately suggests an inability to see or hear or walk or do other things that many of us take for granted. But what of people who can’t feel? Or talk about their feelings? Or manage their feelings in constructive ways? What of people who aren’t able to form close and strong relationships? And people who cannot find fulfillment in their lives, or those who have lost hope, who live in disappointment and bitterness and find in life no joy, no love? These, it seems to me, are the real disabilities.”
― Fred Rogers

“It has been said that life has treated me harshly; and sometimes I have complained in my heart because many pleasures of human experience have been withheld from me…if much has been denied me, much, very much, has been given me…”
― Helen Keller,

“I choose not to place “DIS”, in my ability.”
― Robert M. Hensel

“At the cross, Jesus subjects himself to disability, and his resurrected body continues to bear his scars as a sign of God’s solidarity with humanity.”
― Thomas E. Reynolds

We are a society that treats people with disabilities with condescension and pity, not dignity and respect.”
― Stella Young

The hyping of disabled athletes into superhuman status by Channel 4 only deepens our wounds, inflicted by continual assaults on our daily lives. It truly seems that the only acceptable disabled person is a Paralympian – and then only for a few weeks.”
― Penny Pepper

“Whether someone is useful only matters if you value people by their use.”
― Corinne Duyvis, On the Edge of Gone

Theres a remarkable amount of strength residing in those who move forward without being able to physically move. Ones that carry the weight of illness or a disability, they battle wars most know nothing about. They are the true warriors of the world, the ones who have every reason to quit but never do.”
― Nikki Rowe

“Choosing to accept yourself is a political act. An act of liberation.”
― Francesca Martínez,

“My ability is greater than my disability.”
― Nikki Rowe

“For a long time I spent my weary days in a fog of what might be and what has been and I guess you could say im still learning how to accept what is.”
― Nikki Rowe

“Nobody can see pain. They have no frame of reference for pain that’s happening to someone else. They can only see inactivity – which they interpret as laziness.”
― Elizabeth Haynes,

“There are two kinds of ‘disabled’ persons: Those who dwell on what they have lost and those who concentrate on what they have left.”
― Thomas Szasz

“How strange it is that people of honest feelings and sensibility, who would not take advantage of a man born without arms or legs or eyes—how such people think nothing of abusing a man born with low intelligence.”
― Daniel Keyes, Flowers for Algernon

A troubled life beats having no life at all”
― Richard M. Cohen,

It is an awful thing to be betrayed by your body. And it’s lonely, because you feel you can’t talk about it. You feel it’s something between you and the body. You feel it’s a battle you will never win . . . and yet you fight it day after day, and it wears you down. Even if you try to ignore it, the energy it takes to ignore it will exhaust you.”
― David Levithan, Every Day

Sometimes, it is true, a sense of isolation enfolds me like a cold mist as I sit alone and wait at life’s shut gate. Beyond there is light, and music, and sweet companionship; but I may not enter. Fate, silent, pitiless, bars the way…Silence sits immense upon my soul. Then comes hope with a smile and whispers, ‘there is joy is self-forgetfulness.’ So I try to make the light in others’ eyes my sun, the music in others; ears my symphony, the smile on others’ lips my happiness.”
― Helen Keller, The Open Door

“If you are disabled, it is probably not your fault, but it is no good blaming the world or expecting it to take pity on you. One has to have a positive attitude and must make the best of the situation that one finds oneself in; if one is physically disabled, one cannot afford to be psychologically disabled as well. In my opinion, one should concentrate on activities in which one’s physical disability will not present a serious handicap. I am afraid that Olympic Games for the disabled do not appeal to me, but it is easy for me to say that because I never liked athletics anyway. On the other hand, science is a very good area for disabled people because it goes on mainly in the mind. Of course, most kinds of experimental work are probably ruled out for most such people, but theoretical work is almost ideal. My disabilities have not been a significant handicap in my field, which is theoretical physics. Indeed, they have helped me in a way by shielding me from lecturing and administrative work that I would otherwise have been involved in. I have managed, however, only because of the large amount of help I have received from my wife, children, colleagues and students. I find that people in general are very ready to help, but you should encourage them to feel that their efforts to aid you are worthwhile by doing as well as you possibly can.”
― Stephen Hawking

“If you get into what’s missing, you don’t appreciate what you have,” and, “Adversity is a very funny thing.” – Donald J. Trump

“Being disabled does not mean Un-abled, just Different Abled.” – Mr. Noel Helm
“Some people are always grumbling because roses have thorns; I am thankful that thorns
have roses.” – Alphonse Karr
“Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced.” – James Baldwin
“The healthy and strong individual is the one who asks for help when he needs it. Whether
he’s got an abscess on his knee or in his soul.” – Rona Barrett
“Disability is not a brave struggle or ‘courage in the face of adversity.’ Disability is an art. It’s an ingenious
way to live.” – Neil Marcus
“A child is only as disabled as their environment and the beliefs of the people around them.” – Bala Pillai

The Red Light Café:
4-7 Collins Drive + The Brookses
4-8 Kevin Daniel + Ben Friedman + Cigar Store Indians
(www.redlightcafe.com for more info and directions)

The Red Clay Music Foundry:
4-6 Eddie Owen presents: ESOEBO full band show w/ The Mosleys
3-7 Eddie Owen presents: Kim Richey Band w/ special guests The Skipperdees
(www.eddieowenpresents.com for more info and directions)

Merlefest 2018, Wilkes Community College, Wilkesboro, N.C.
April 26 – 29 Various artists each day including: “Bela Fleck & Abigail Washburn”, “The Waybacks”, “Bryan Sutton”, “The Note Ropers”, “Alison Brown”, “Jamey Johnson”, and just added – “John Cowan”.
(www.merlefest.org for more info including additional artists and stage schedules)

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2-27-18 PLAYLIST NATIVE AMERICANA

1. WHAT THE FOLK MIKE SESSIONS 2.04
2. LAST OF THE MOHICANS ALEXANDRO QUEREVALA 4.37
3. OSCEOLA’S LAST WORDS CHRIS HENRY (WILL MCLEAN FLA) 3.11
4. NATIVE AMERICAN RAP SHOELESS JEFF&SCOTT FREE 5.45
5. CHIEF SEATTLE LETTER GRAYWOLF SUQUAMISH TRIBE 3.11
6. UNLESS YOU R NATIVE AM., YOU CAME FROM SOMEHWERE ELSE- OBAMA 3.04
7. BURY MY HEART AT WOUNDED KNEE BUFFY SAINT-MARIE 5.12
8. DREAMIN’ EYABAY 3.04
9. INDIAN CAR PIPESTONE 3.35
10. WOLF SONG (WOLF MOON) GEORGE PAUL& THUNDER EAGLE 3.41
11. LIFE GETS BETTER DON AMERO ABORIGINAL AMERICAN 4.50
12. AS THE REZ TURNS PIPESTONE (DAKOTA NATIVE AM) 4.50
13. PEYOTE HEALING ROBBIE ROBERTSON (BAND) 6.42
14. HORSE STEALING SONG BLACK THUNDER SINGERS NATIVE AM 2.47
15. SOLDIER BOY VETERAN’S SONG “ “ 3.20
16. AS LONG AS THE GRASS SHALL GROW PETER LAFARGE 5.06
17. THE SPIRIT OF THE REZ WE ARE ONE SPIRIT 7.47
18. THE BALLAD OF IRA HAYES PETER LAFARGE 3.35
19. LAND OF THE NAVAJO OLD & IN THE WAY 6.20
20. COYOTE, MY LITTLE BROTHER PETE SEEGER (LAFARGE SONG) 4.40
21. DRUMS FLOYD WESTERMAN 5.00
22. INDIAN RESERVATION PAUL REVERE & THE RAIDERS (PROBABLY SKIP) 3.01
23. LAKOTA LULLABY (GREAT SPIRIT) UNKNOWN 5.51
24. LY O LAY ALE LOYA (CIRCLE DANCE) NATIVE AMERICAN 4.06
25. GARRYOWEN 7TH CAVALRY DIED WITH THEIR BOOTS ON 1.55
26. ALL MY RELATIONS (GARRYOWEN) ULALI 3.32
27. APACHE TEARS EMMYLOU HARRIS 3.42
28. APACHE TEARS NATIVE FLUTE CANYON DE CHELLY 2.46
29. THE TALKING LEAVES JOHNNY CASH 4.00
30. NAVAJO JOHNNY CASH 2.59
31. CHIEF JOSEPH SPEAKS NEZ PERCE 1877 1.16
32. THE SONG OF CHIEF JOSEPH JAMES TALLEY 6.56
33. UNDER THE BRIDGE-CHIEF SEATTLE GRAYSON CAPPS 3.37
34. DRUMS PETER LAFARGE 5.27
35. MARIJUANA BLUES PETER LAFARGE 1.54
36. DRUMS JOHNNY CASH 2.19
37. THE CRIMSON PARSON PETER LAFARGE 3.10
38. MAHK JCHI (HEARTBEAT DRUM SONG) ULALI 2.39
39. MOTHER TRIBUTE TO NATIVE AM WOMEN ULALI 4.38

QUOTES AND CONTEXT

15TH CENTURY EUROPE DID NOT SEND AMERICA THEIR BEST…

TRUE RESIDENTS (NON IMMIGRANTS) OF THE USA:

POLICY OF ANNIHILATION OF INDIGENOUS PEOPLE BY BREAKING TREATIES, INTENTIONAL GENOCIDE, AND DECIMATION OF THE AMERICAN BUFFALO.

MENTAL AND PHYSICAL ABUSE WERE APPLIED TO GET INDIANS ASSIMILATED AS AN ALTERNATIVE TO ANNIHILATION.

VIOLATION OF TREATIES WENT ON FOR HUNDREDS OF YEARS. IT WAS SEEN AS A CHRISTIAN RIGHT TO ACHIEVE MANIFEST DESTINY.

MASSACRES SUCH AS WOUNDED KNEE ABOUND IN NORTH AMERICAN HISTORY STARTED WITH CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS. AMERICAN MILITARY REWARDED THEMSELVES FOR KILLING INDIGENOUS PEOPLES. OUR CONGRESS KEPT PASSING DECREES TO BREAK TREATIES OVER HUNDREDS OF YEARS AND SEIZING LANDS EVEN IF THERE WERE TREATIES SUPPOSEDLY PROTECTING NATIVE AMERICAN RIGHTS. CHILDREN WERE TAKEN FROM FAMILIES SYSTEMATICALLY TO HAVE THEM ASSIMILATED INTO WHITE CHRISTIAN CULTURE. LAND PROMISED TO NATIVE AMERICANS WERE TAKEN AWAY FROM THEM BY LAW AND SOLD TO WHITE PEOPLE.
EVEN THE PORTRAYAL OF NATIVE AMERICANS IN HOLLYWOOD MOVIES UP UNTIL THE LAST 50 YEARS WAS THAT AS SAVAGES.
EVEN AS LATE AS LAST YEAR, MR. TRUMP HONORED CODE TALKERS IN FRONT OF A PAINTING OF ANDREW JACKSON, A PRESIDENT WELL KNOWN FOR ENCOURAGING DECIMATION OF NATIVE AMERICANS FOR MANIFEST DESTINY.
IN THE EARLY 20TH CENTURY, A GOVERNMENT PROGRAM OF STERILIZATION OF THE LAKOTA TRIBES TOOK PLACE.
LAND WAS TAKEN FROM NATIVE AMERICANS WAS PROCLAIMED ILLEGAL BY THE SUPREME COURT, BUT INSTEAD OF GIVING IT BACK, MONEY WAS OFFERED TO THE TRIBES. THE NATIVE AMERICAN TRIBES REFUSED THE MONEY.

WOUNDED KNEE BRIEF HISTORY:

Wounded Knee, located on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in southwestern South Dakota, was the site of two conflicts between North American Indians and representatives of the U.S. government. An 1890 massacre left some 150 Native Americans dead, in what was the final clash between federal troops and the Sioux. In 1973, members of the American Indian Movement occupied Wounded Knee for 71 days to protest conditions on the reservation.

In the end, there is no absence of irony: the integrity of what is sacred to Native Americans will be determined by the government that has been responsible for doing everything in its power to destroy Native American cultures. Winona LaDuke

If aliens visit us, the outcome would be much as when Columbus landed in America, which didn’t turn out well for the Native Americans. Stephen Hawking

The name ‘reservation’ has a negative connotation among Native Americans – an intern camp of sorts. John Russell
Read more at: https://www.brainyquote.com/topics/native_americans

I always see America as really belonging to the Native Americans. Even though I’m American, I still feel like a visitor in my own country. Nicolas Cage

Every president since Nixon has embraced a policy of ‘self-determination without termination’ – the idea that Native Americans are best equipped to govern themselves. Trump is breaking with this position. Tom Perez

It’s striking that Native Americans evolved no devastating epidemic diseases to give to Europeans, in return for the many devastating epidemic diseases that Indians received from the Old World. Jared Diamond

A Native American elder once described his own inner struggles in this manner: Inside of me there are two dogs. One of the dogs is mean and evil. The other dog is good. The mean dog fights the good dog all the time. When asked which dog wins, he reflected for a moment and replied, The one I feed the most.”
― George Bernard Shaw

Any man who thinks he can be happy and prosperous by letting the government
take care of him better take a closer look at the American Indian.”
― Henry Ford

“The white people always want to fight someone and they always get the dark-skinned people to do the fighting.”
― Sherman Alexie, The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven

“If we dig precious things from the land, we will invite disaster.”

“Near the day of Purification, there will be cobwebs spun back and forth in the sky.”

“A container of ashes might one day be thrown from the sky, which could burn the land and boil the oceans.”
― Native American Prophecies

“Understand indigenous healing will also heal other nations and peoples. We’ve all been living on broken ugly systems built on genocide and slavery. Strengthening and empowering others, in whatever capacity, also helps the self.”
― Red Haircrow

“It’s a widely accepted principle,’ he says, ‘that you can claim a piece of land which has been inhabited for tens of thousands of years, if only you repeat this mantra endlessly: ‘We discovered it, we discovered it, we discovered it….”
― Kurt Vonnegut, Deadeye Dick

“[T]he gradual extension of our settlements will as certainly cause the savage, as the wolf, to retire; both being beasts of prey, though they differ in shape.”
― George Washington,

“Nothing, however, bemused the Indians more than the European habit of blowing their noses into a fine handkerchief, folding it carefully, and placing it back in their pockets as if it were a treasured memento.”
― Bill Bryson

“Isn’t it amazing that, historically, the “Prince of Peace” has most often been introduced to new cultures through extreme violence? European and American colonialists bring this disparity to light in a way that makes me wish that forced conversion didn’t work so extraordinarily well.”
― David G. McAfee

“After my sister Sandra was born the doctors there per formed a hysterectomy on my mother, in fact sterilizing her without her permission, which was common at the time, and up to just a few years ago, so that it is hardly worth mentioning. In the opinion of some people, the fewer Indians there are, the better. As Colonel Chivington said to his soldiers: “Kill ’em all, big and small, nits make lice!”
― Mary Crow Dog

“In 1492, the natives discovered they were indians, discovered they lived in America, discovered they were naked, discovered that the Sin existed, discovered they owed allegiance to a King and Kingdom from another world and a God from another sky, and that this God had invented the guilty and the dress, and had sent to be burnt alive who worships the Sun the Moon the Earth and the Rain that wets it.”
― Eduardo Galeano

“Garry Owen” is an old Irish quick-step that can be traced back to the 1800s. it is known to have been used by Irish regiments as a drinking song. So the story goes, one of the Irish “melting pot” members of the 7th was singing the song under the influence of spirits, and Custer happened by, liked the cadence, and soon began to hum the tune himself. It was the last song played by the band for Custer’s men as they left the Terry column at the Rosebud River and rode into infamy.

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1-27-18 PLAYLIST OPTIMISM AND HOPE

1. WHAT THE FOLK MIKE SESSIONS 2.04
2. THAT WHAT MAKES YOU STRONG JESSE WINCHESTER 2.37
3. WHAT’S THAT I HEAR PHIL OCHS 2.01
4. I CAN SEE A NEW DAY PETE SEEGER 1.43
5. I CAN SEE CLEARLY NOW JIMMY CLIFF 3.14
6. FEELING GOOD NINA SIMONE 2.56
7. HOLD ON TOM WAITS 5.33
8. ALIEN (HOLD ON TO YOUR DREAM) GIL SCOTT HERON 4.42
9. HOLD ON (1963) DAVE VAN RONK 3.08
10. ZION DON MCCLEAN 6.12
11. HOPE THE HIGH ROAD JASON ISBELL AND THE 400 UNIT 3.22
12. STEP BY STEP PETE SEEGER 1.27
13. WE SHALL OVERCOME PETE SEEGER 4.43
14. TOMORROW IS MY TURN NINA SIMONE 6.10
15. TURN TURN TURN BYRDS 3.44
16. CARRY IT ON LEN CHANDLER 3.17
17. THIS NIGHT WON’T LAST FOREVER MICHAEL JOHNSON 3.56
18. PATHS OF VICTORY BROADSIDE SINGERS 1.38
19. THE TIMES I’VE HAD BROADSIDE SINTERS 2.53
20. WE WILL NEVER GIVE UP KRISTEN LEMS 3.49
21. Follow the Drinkin Gourd Seeger et.al. 3.35
22. Time to Resign Future Clown Rachel Mason 3.31
23. Here comes the Sun George Harrison 3.28
24. Last Night I had the Strangest Dream Ed McCurdy 1.58
25. You are the New Day Kings Singers 2.55
26. It’s a New Day Will i. Am 3.46
27. Imagine John Lennon 3.01
28. Don’t Give Up Peter Gabriel & Kate Bush 5.16
29. Never too Late Three Days Grace 3.22
30. There is a Breeze Michael Johnson 3.37
31. Don’t Lose Heart Dan Fogelberg
32. Asimbonanga Johnny Clegg & Nelson Mandela 6.12
33. End of the Line Traveling Wilburys 3.26
34. Hope of a Lifetime The Milk Carton Kids 3.13
35. Life of Hope Chayu People of Tibet 2.44
36. Catcher in the Rye Sammy Walker 4.40
37. Welcome to my Black Parade(cover My Chemical Romance Sofia Karlberg 2.44