Programming for Friday, August 23, 2019

Good Morning, Ungovernables! Happy Friday, and a special Friday, at that: It’s All-Girl Friday here at #BecomeUngovernable Radio. When I decided to do this, one of my intentions was to right the wrongs done to many women pioneers in rock music who still can’t get air time even after all these years in the business.

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I’m talking about women like Linda Ronstadt, Bonnie Raitt, Maria Muldaur, Lucinda Williams, and others who should hold a place of prominence on what are known as Classic Rock stations (and that includes Sirius). We want to right that ship here. This is their day.

 

10:00 a.m.   Joni Mitchell Live at Red Rocks, August 30, 1983

The irrepressible Joni Mitchell turns in a fine performance here.

1:00 p.m.    Howard Zinn: You Can’t Be Neutral on a Moving Train

In a wide-ranging discussion held at the Massachusetts School of Law, Dean Lawrence R. Velvel interviews American Historian Howard Zinn about a variety of topics, including Zinn’s take on what true Patriotism is, his view on terrorism, and what they don’t want to hear about the myth of American Exceptionalism.

3:00 p.m.    The All-Girl Revue, Volume 1

7:00 p.m.    The All-Girl Revue, Volume 2

Programming for Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Good Morning, Ungovernables! How are we this fine morning? By the time you see this, I’ll be off to work, but there’s some great stuff coming up for you today.

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10:00 a.m.   Bob Dylan Live at Budokan

1:00 p.m.    Chris Hedges and Matt Taibbi Discuss The State of Our Media, Part 1

And it isn’t pretty. In fact, it’s downright dismal.

3:00 p.m.    Chris Hedges and Matt Taibbi Continue, Part 2

5:00 p.m.    In the Spotlight: The Music of Linda Ronstadt

I have said it once and I’ll say it again. There’s nobody that can touch the voice. There may never be anyone with this ability for a very long time. There certainly isn’t anyone out there right now, and there has never been another singer that can sing so many genres so adeptly. Sit back and listen to a master at work.

7:30 p.m.   Albert King & Stevie Ray Vaughan: In Session

Speaking of masters…

Programming for Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Good Morning, Ungovernables! Here’s some fine programming for today. We hope you enjoy it.

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10:00 a.m.   That Sweet Soul Sound

From Marvin Gaye, to Aretha, to Smoky Robinson & The Miracles, and Ann Peebles (pictured), we’ve got some of the sweetest soul you’ll ever hear.

1:00 p.m.     Sarah Freel’s Wake Up America, Episode 2 – Jeffrey Epstein

Sarah gives us facts in a story that’s spreading like wildfire, but for all the wrong reasons.

3:00 p.m.    In the Spotlight: The Music of Steely Dan

Without a doubt, one of my all-time favorite bands.

6:00 p.m.     Lies, Half-Truths, and Omissions, Episode 2

Christopher Columbus took the lid off genocide. His treatment of the Native Americans would set the tone for years to come until they were obliterated from the landscape.

7:30 p.m.     Albert King & Stevie Ray Vaughan: In Session

 

 

 

 

Programming for Monday, August 19, 2019

Good Morning, Ungovernables! Here’s your planned programming for Monday, August 19, 2019. We’ve got two brand new play lists today.

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10:00 a.m.   The All-Girl Revue Too: Various Artists

We’re back with a brand new all-girls playlist that includes Amy Winehouse, Linda Ronstadt, Dusty Springfield and Etta James.

1:00 p.m.    Chris Hedges on The Lobby, Part 1

Chris Hedges discusses the Al Jazeera documentary on the Israel Lobby that was banned under intense pressure from the Israeli government. Copies have been leaked to alternative news sources.

3:00 p.m.   Chris Hedges on The Lobby, Part 2

5:00 p.m.   In the Spotlight: The Music of Taj Mahal

We’ve got a great play list from legendary blues man Taj Mahal, one of my all-time favorites!

7:00 p.m.    The Beatles Complete Apple Rooftop Concert

An impromptu live concert on the rooftop of Apple Records by the Beatles at lunch hour brings traffic to a stop in London and drives the Bobbies nuts. Brilliant.

Programming for Thursday, August 15, 2019

Good Morning, Ungovernables! Here’s your programming for this Thursday, and it includes a two-part feature on the controversial blocking of a special on the Israeli lobby due to intense pressure from Israel.

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10:00 a.m.   The Yardbirds Live at B.B. King’s Blues Club

1:00 p.m.     Chris Hedges on the Israel Lobby, Part 1

The controversial documentary The Lobby was blocked due to intense Israeli pressure. However, copies of this film were released by the Chicago-based Electronic Intifada, the French web site Orient XXI, and the Lebanese newspaper Al-Akbar. Chris Hedges interviews Electronic Intifada co-founder Ali Abunimah, and journalist Max Blumenthal about this documentary. Part 2 airs tonight at 7:00 p.m.

4:00 p.m.     The All-Girl Revue

As we prepare a brand new “all girl” playlist, let’s listen to volume one and its great cast of singers again.

7:00 p.m.     Chris Hedges on the Israel Lobby, Part 2

We air part 2 of the Hedges interview on The Lobby.

 

Programming for Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Good Morning, Ungovernables! Here’s your planned programming for today! It’s David Crosby’s birthday, so today’s special is In the Spotlight: The Music of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young. That will air at 4:00 p.m. EST.

In between, we’ve got about 8,000 songs in the rotation now, adding more daily. Today, we’ll take the station down early again and add more!

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10:00 a.m.   Janis Joplin Live at Winterland 1968

Warming up with Janis as we prepare for our Woodstock weekend!

1:00 p.m.    Chris Hedges: Fascism In the Age of Trump

Like it or not, the only bipartisan program our legislators have is screwing us over. Trump is no savior. He’s no “outsider.” He’s no exception. In fact, he’s exactly the kind of garbage that a dying empire has left to offer.

4:00 p.m.    In the Spotlight: The Music of Crosby, Stills, Nash & (Sometimes) Young

Happy Birthday, David Crosby!

7:00 p.m.    Dr. Paul Craig Roberts on the Enslavement of the American Worker

It’s all part of the grand scheme.

Programming for Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Good Morning, Ungovernables! We’ve managed to get past Monday, so let’s breathe a sign of relief and carry on! Here’s your programming for Tuesday!

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10:00 a.m.   Emmylou Harris: Rare Classics and Forgotten Gems

Given the depth and breadth of Emmylou Harris’ body of work, it’s not surprising that some really cool music slips through the cracks once in a while! Here are some to consider.

1:00 p.m.    Chris Hedges on The Nature and Cost of Civil Disobedience

Chris Hedges brings The Trial of the Catonsville Nine into focus here in the story of Philip and Daniel Berrigan’s classic act of non-violent civil disobedience.

4:00 p.m.    In the Spotlight: The Music of Laura Nyro

Without a doubt, a legend who died far too soon. Laura Nyro wrote many songs for many people while she graced the planet. It’s time she get some air play.

7:00 p.m.    Dr. Paul Craig Roberts on the Enslavement of the Working Class

Paul Craig Roberts always brings his unique perspective to every issue. This one is no exception.

Programming for Saturday, August 3, 2019

Happy Saturday, Ungovernables! And so the weekend begins (unless you’re in retail, like I am where the shopping never stops). Here is your programming for today!

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10:00 a.m.   The All-Girl Revue: Various Artists

One of the big goals of this station is to elevate the pioneer women of rock. People like Linda Ronstadt, Bonnie Raitt, Laura Nyro, and others whose playtime on rock radio over the years has been stifled by focus on the men. It’s as simple as that. Linda Ronstadt achieved the popularity of a Mick Jagger as a female in music at a time when music was very anti-female, and finally — five decades later — her story will be told. She is but one of the featured artists on this great playlist.

By the way, Volume 2 of this playlist will debut next week. 

1:00 p.m.    Robert F. Kennedy’s ’68 Election Townhall Speech

I adore nobody. I fully respect several, however, and this man is one of them. Would we have had a different nation? In my heart of hearts, I believe yes. Perfect? Utopia? I hate to tell you this, but that does not exist anywhere. But I will tell you something else as well. Had John and Bobby Kennedy lived out their normal lives, we would not be here. We would not be in utopia. We would have our problems and issues. But we would not be here. And I also believe this was not coincidence.

4:00 p.m.    Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers Live at the Olympic (The Last DJ Tour)

I say it all the time: It does not get any better on the road than this. If you haven’t experienced this band live, you haven’t experienced this band. This is, without a doubt, one of the tightest bands ever in the history of music. We’ve got a ton of stuff like this and, apparently, Mr. Petty left behind enough unfinished business to keep us going for a very long time.

7:00 p.m.   Lies, Half-Truths, and Omissions: Revisionist American History, Ep. 1

Deb Della Piana takes on the ghost of Christopher Columbus, not one of the good guys no matter what they want you to believe. This will be the final airing of this episode before the first airing of Episode 2.

 

 

 

Programming for Thursday, August 1, 2019

Good Morning, Ungovernables! And so, another month begins, and we’re off to a great start with this programming. We told you we were committed to featuring the women of rock, and we’ve got a legend today!

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10:00 a.m.   In the Spotlight: The Music of Neil Young

All hail Neil Young! Another of those classic singer-songwriters who never sold himself out for a buck.

1:00 p.m.    Martin Luther King, Jr.: The Speech at the Conclusion of the  Selma to Montgomery March (March 25, 1965)

There’s not much more we can do to describe this speech. Just listen.

4:00 p.m.    Bonnie Raitt in Concert: Live at the Oakland Coliseum Arena (1989)

Like her friend, Linda Ronstadt, Bonnie Raitt has been around since the days of the old Club 47 in Boston. Her vocal ability is legendary, but that isn’t where the talent ends. Bonnie Raitt is also acknowledged as one of the greatest slide guitarists of all time.

7:00 p.m.   Howard Zinn: Conversations With History (2009)

In one of Zinn’s final interviews before his death in 2010, Zinn touches on a number of subjects.

 

 

Programming for Monday, July 22, 2019

Good Morning, Ungovernables! It is yet another Monday, and we’re off to a full slate of special programming on this fine day!

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10:00 a.m.  George Harrison & Friends: The Concert for Bangladesh

“Cause” concerts are old hat now, but when George Harrison and quite a few of his friends took the stage on December 20, 1971, it was a first. This is where it all began.

1:00 p.m.    Chris Hedges: America, The Farewell Tour

Chris Hedges talks about his most recent book, how and why we came to be in this sorry state, and the eventual fall of Empire. I saw this tour when his book was first published. It is quite sobering.

4:00 p.m.   Heart of Mine: Maria Muldaur Sings the Love Songs of Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan didn’t just write protest songs, and Maria Muldaur is one of that great class of women who graced the airwaves during the 70s along with Linda Ronstadt and Bonnie Raitt. In fact, they frequently visited each other’s albums!

7:00 p.m.   Chris Hedges and Medea Benjamin of Code Pink Talk Iran

Chris Hedges talks to Medea Benjamin about the very real and dangerous potential for war with Iran.

10:00 p.m.  Dylan & The Dead

A special encore performance of this great playlist!