Welcome, to the radio magazine that brings you news, commentary and analysis from a Black Left perspective. I’m Glen Ford, along with my co-host, Nellie Bailey. Coming up: Activists plan to counter President Trump’s threatened crackdown on so-called “sanctuary cities,” by expanding the movement to resist unjust laws and government repression; and, prison abolitionists say the U.S. system of mass incarceration is a continuation of old time slavery. They plan a Millions March for Prisoners Human Rights, in Washington, DC, this summer.
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Tom Petty: Running Down A Dream
Del Shannon: Runaway
The Band: Up On Cripple Creek
Spike Jopnes & His City Slickers: Hawaiian War Dance
Johnny Rivers: Summer Rain
The Beatles: Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band/With A Little Help From My Friends
The Wombats: Let’s Dance To Joy Division
Joy Division: Shadowplay
Okkervil River: Listening To Otis Redding At Home During Christmas
Otis Redding: I Got Dreams To Remember
Doors: Running Blue
Jimmy Gilmer & The Fireballs: Sugar Shack
They Might Be Giants: XTC vs Adam Ant
Adam & The Ants: Antmusic
XTC: All You Pretty Girls
Doobie Brothers: Listen To The Music
It’s impossible to read Volker Ulrich’s remarkable biography, “Hitler, Ascent: 1889-1939,” without being struck by the parallels between Adolph Hitler and Donald Trump. 1.They were both charismatic political leaders. Watching grainy newsreel footage of Hitler speaking, it’s difficult to imagine what a hypnotic spell he cast on his pre-war German audiences. Just as it’s difficult to understand the impact of …
The host Cliff Stewart, Lisa Stewart and Lamont Banks will be Shining a Spotlight on Capitol Hill and Congresswoman Maxine Waters, who is considered by many to be one of the most powerful women in American politics today. She has gained a reputation as a fearless and outspoken advocate for women, children, people of color and the poor.
Today on the VE, unwrapping some post-Thanksgiving leftovers. Worthy songs by some of rock’s greatest, that never made it to their original album projects until hunger for a fresh bite brought them out of refrigeration.
Liberals, stop whining. Donald Trump’s victory is more than an election triumph, it is a cultural socio-economic shift of seismic scale. It extends beyond the insular thinking and entrenched practices of the two dominant parties; rather, it signals the imminent destruction of systems and leaders who have failed for too long. It is also time for the rise a true third party.
Widespread social unrest will ignite when Donald Trump’s base realizes it has been betrayed. I do not know when this will happen. But that it will happen is certain. Investments in the stocks of the war industry, internal security and the prison-industrial complex have skyrocketed since Trump won the presidency. There is a lot of money to be made from …
I watched Donald Trump’s presidential victory speech. He spoke a lot about unity, the potential of ordinary, marginalised people and about making the US great again. He spoke about rebuilding the nation’s infrastructure, creating jobs and about finding common ground with other nations. He can be quite charismatic and, taken at face value, quite convincing. His victory was, to a …
VE 83 (encore) Songs For Bob Dylan
Bruce Springsteen’s new book had two thousand very fortunate fans at his home town of Freehold, NJ waiting for their eight seconds to spend with The Boss at the Barnes and Noble meet and greet. Jamie Sorcher (pictured), ESPN Gadget Girl and Journalist shares her experience of meeting her longtime idol. The cauldron went dark in Rio but the fever …
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