Two Years Ago Today We Lost Tom Petty, October 2, 2019

Tom Petty left this world two years ago today at the age of 66. For his fans, his friends, his bandmates, and his family it was all too soon. This month we celebrate all the great music he gave us, and remember how much he loved his fans.

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11:00 a.m.   Abby Martin with Richard Wolff: Understanding Marxism and Socialism

2:00 p.m.     Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers Live: Pack Up the Plantation!

This was the Heartbreakers’ first official “live” album, released in November of 1985. It was primarily recorded at The Wiltern Theater in Los Angeles, but several tracks were recorded earlier.

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

Let’s not forget that Tom Petty was also a producer and mentor to a band called The Shelters. He produced their first album, and was at work on their second with them when he passed. It has since been released, and we have updated the playlist accordingly.

7:00 p.m.     Tom Petty’s Final Interview

This is a wide-ranging interview about the future. It’s clear that Tom Petty was intending to be around for a while yet.

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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.