Grateful Dead scholar and professor Ulf Olsson talks about improvisation, self-organization, pirate ships, and his new book Listening for the Secret: The Grateful Dead and the Politics of Improvisation (University of California Press). Download this episode (right click and save)
VE 333 6 9 17 Judy Collins: Both Sides Now (LP and single versions) Joshua Rifkin: Maple Leaf Rag Baroque Beatles Book:You’ve Got To Hide Your Love Away/Ticket To Ride Beatles: She’s Leaving Home Aretha Franklin: Respect Rascals: Groovin’ Jefferson Airplane: Somebody To Love Association: Windy Fifth Dimension: Up Up And Away Frankie Valli: Can’t Take My Eyes Off Of …
Meria interviews John Potash on his latest book “Drugs As Weapons Against Us, The CIA’s Murderous Targeting of SDS, Panthers, Hendrix, Lennon, Cobain, Tupac and Other Activists”. The war on drugs is a war on us; Tupac was a serious political activist as was his family; Co-intel-pro took him out; radical black movements targeted, media never covered them properly; Lennon, Hendrix, Cobain into left politics (thus a threat); Drugs used against them; Brian Jones of the Stones murdered; was Michael Jackson targeted? US intel gets them on drugs, then uses them, then kills them; MKUltra; war on dissidents; anti-war movements; all drugged today; Elvis and his handlers; Lennon on Elvis; Kurt Cobain and Courtney Love/MKUltra; Project Monarch; Assassins for the CIA; Alan Freed-scapegoated; Grateful Dead – who were they? Ronald Stark & U.S. Intel; dosing the Beatles and Stones and so much more.
Gene Baur has been hailed as “the conscience of the food movement” by Time magazine. Since the mid-1980s, he has traveled extensively, campaigning to raise awareness about the abuses of industrialized factory farming and our system of cheap food production.
A pioneer in the field of undercover investigations, Gene has visited hundreds of farms, stockyards, and slaughterhouses, documenting the deplorable conditions that exist. His pictures and videos exposing factory farming cruelties have aired nationally and internationally, educating millions about the plight of modern farm animals.
Gene has also testified in courts and before local, state, and federal legislative bodies, advocating for better conditions for farm animals. His most important achievements include winning the first-ever cruelty conviction at a U.S. stockyard and introducing the first U.S. laws to prohibit cruel farming confinement methods in Florida, Arizona, and California. His efforts have been covered by top news organizations, including The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, and The Wall Street Journal. Gene has published two bestsellers, Farm Sanctuary: Changing Hearts and Minds About Animals and Food (Scribner, 2008) and Living the Farm Sanctuary Life (Rodale, 2015), which he co-authored with Forks Over Knives author Gene Stone. Through his writing and his international speaking engagements, Gene provides simple actionable solutions coupled with a compassion-first approach to help us be the change we wish to see in treatment toward animals and in our food system.
Gene began his activist career selling veggie hotdogs out of a VW van at Grateful Dead concerts to fund farm animal rescues. Today, he serves as president of Farm Sanctuary, the nation’s leading farm animal protection organization, with shelters in New York and California. Providing rescue, refuge, and adoption for hundreds of farm animals each year, Farm Sanctuary shelters enable visitors to connect with farm animals as emotional, intelligent individuals. Gene believes these animals stand as ambassadors for the billions of factory farm animals who have no voice, and he has dedicated his career to advocating on their behalf.
Gene holds a bachelor’s degree in sociology from California State University, Northridge, and a master’s degree in agricultural economics from Cornell University. In 2015, Gene was granted an Associate appointment in Health, Behavior, and Society at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. In this prestigious position, Gene is focused on implementing courses related to evidence-based work on diet and farming as it aligns to Farm Sanctuary’s goals of shedding light on factory farming’s threat to public health, the environment and animal welfare.
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Sunflower Bean: I Want You To Give Me Enough Time
Fake Problems: Songs For Teenagers
Low Cut Connie: Shake It Little Tina
Mumford & Sons: Broad Shouldered Beasts
Eagles: Take It To The Limit
Rome featuring Norah Jones: Black
Van Morrison: Madame George
Earth Wind & Fire: Getaway
Graham Parker: Local Girls
Raconteurs: Blue Blood Blues
The Able Sea: Sad Ballet
Grateful Dead: Brokedown Palace
Rob Wasserman with Dan Hicks: Gone With The Wind
Vince Guaraldi: Cast You Fate To The Wind
Grateful Dead: Touch Of Grey (single version)
Grateful Dead: Ripple ”
Gratetful Dead: Truckin ”
Grateful Dead: Uncle John’s Band ”
Grateful Dead: Attics Of My Life
Yes: Long Distance Runaround/The Fish
Yes: America (single version)
Yes: Roundabout ”
Yes: Wonderous Stories
Ringo Starr: It Don’t Come Easy
Beatles: Honey Don’t
Beatles: Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Heart’s Club Band/With A Little Help From My Friends
Ringo Starr: Photograph
Bobby “Blue” Bland: Turn On Your Love Light Henry Thomas: Don’t Ease Me In Buddy Holly: Not Fade Away Cliff Carlsile: Goin’ Down The Road Feelin’ Bad Bonnie Dobson: Morning Dew Peter Paul & Mary: Early Morning Rain Reverend Gary Davis: Samson & Delilah Chuck Berry: Johnny B. Goode Everly Brothers: Wake Up Little Suzie Dixie Cups: Iko Iko Merle …