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 Saturday, August 17, 2019

Good Morning, Ungovernables! Here’s your scheduled programming for Saturday, August 17!

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10:00 a.m.   We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions With Bruce Springsteen

Bruce Springsteen sings the music of Pete Seeger

1:00 p.m.    William Blum: The CIA is a Terrorist Organization

William Blum gave up his state department career after becoming disillusioned with the Viet Nam war. He spent his whole life fighting American imperialism.

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

Before The Band became ‘The Band’ they were known as ‘Bob Dylan’s backup band.’ One of the greatest backup bands of all time was also one hell of a front band for many years. Undoubtedly one of the best musical acts to find fame after Woodstock.

7:00 p.m.    Howard Zinn: Governments Lie

Howard Zinn again speaking the truth about governments.

Programming for Saturday, August 10, 2019

Good morning, Ungovernables! Here are your scheduled programs for Saturday, August 10.

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

Celebrating the career of one of our icons, and this is only his solo work!

1:00 p.m.    Chris Hedges on Constructing Rebellions

Hedges advises us on constructing rebellions with the intent of overthrowing corporate tyranny.

4:00 p.m.    Eric Clapton and Friends: The Breeze

A gathering of musicians to celebrate the life and music of J. J. Cale, an American original.

7:00 p.m.    Howard Zinn: The Hidden History of the American Working Class

 

Programming for Monday, August 5, 2019

Good Morning, Ungovernables! It’s yet the beginning of another work week (unless your last one never ended), and we hope we can make your life a little brighter. Here’s your playlist for today!

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10:00 a.m.   Petty Theft: The Covers

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers loved to play the music that influenced their music, and they did it just about the best of any band ever. From Chuck Berry, to The Beatles, to JJ Cale, it doesn’t get any better than this.

1:00 p.m.     Howard Zinn: The Three Holy Wars

There are three wars you don’t criticize here in Empire: The Revolutionary War, The Civil War and World War II. Howard Zinn will criticize all three, thank you.

4:00 p.m.    Under the Influence: Various Artists

Pick your poison; we’ve all been here.  Lynyrd Skynryd, Jonathan Edwards, Little Feat, and a few other artists will tell you how they feel about being under the influence.

7:00 p.m.    Lies, Half-Truths and Omissions: Revisionist American History, Ep. 2

In Ravage, Kill, Mangle and Destroy, Deb Della Piana talks about the horrors unleashed upon the indigenous people by Christopher Columbus and his successors.

 

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 Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Good Morning, Ungovernables! Here’s today’s scheduled programming at #BecomeUngovernable Radio. In between, we’ve got some of the best damned music on the planet.

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10:00 a.m.   Bob Dylan “Live” at Budokan (1979)

Tom Petty attributes everything his band learned about being spontaneous on stage from touring with Bob Dylan.

1:00 p.m.    Howard Zinn: The Hidden History of the Working Class

In 1992, labor historian Howard Zinn gave a lecture called The History Of The American Working Class. The presentation took place in San Francisco at an educational forum sponsored by the Labor Video Project.

4:00 p.m.    In the Spotlight: The Music of Warren Zevon

Yet another brilliant singer-songwriter gone way too soon, Warren Zevon was no ordinary guy. He lived life on his own terms, made some of the most incredible vehicles for Linda Ronsadt’s voice, released one of the music world’s best albums ever in Excitable Boy, and died with dignity.

7:00 p.m.    William Blum: The CIA is a Terrorist Organization

Who better to give us the facts than William Blum, who spent a lifetime fighting American imperialism.

 

Programming for July 13, 2019

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Good Morning, Ungovernables! Here is your special programming for today!

11:00 a.m.     In the Spotlight: The Music of Linda Ronstadt

An amazing talent has been silenced by the ravages of Parkinson’s Disease, but she’s left us a musical history like no other female singer of her generation, spanning every possible kind of music there is. Today, we put Linda Ronstadt in the spotlight she so richly deserves.

2:30 p.m.     Chris Hedges on America’s Sacrifice Zones

Listen as Chris Hedges talks about communities destroyed by mankind and left to die on the vine. Flint, Michigan, is but one such sacrifice zone.

4:00 p.m.     Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers: Live in Chicago (2003)

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers deliver a kick-ass performance in Chicago in 2003. It’s one for the books, folks.

7:00 p.m.     Howard Zinn: The Hidden History of the American Working Class

The common man and woman lost a strong, vibrant voice when Howard Zinn passed away in 2010. But what he has taught us lives on.

9:00 p.m.     Under the Influence: Various Artists

Whether it’s legal or illegal, we’ve all been there. These folks sing about it. This is a great playlist.

Both the new Tom Petty and Linda Ronstadt set lists will be added to the Playlist page!

 

Programming for Thursday, July 11, 2019

Good Morning, Ungovernables. We start out the day the way we usually do, with non-stop rock, rhythm and blues, and then we move into our specific set lists and informational shows.

We operate from 6:00 a.m. EST until midnight. (Occasionally, the station will be taken down earlier for maintenance and update.)

Here is our planned programming for Thursday, July 11, 2019.

9:00 a.m.     Steve Winwood and Eric Clapton Live From Madison Square Garden, February 2008

If ever two names defined “legendary,” these are the guys. Clapton has had an illustrious solo career, but started with Cream, the Yardbirds, Blind Faith, and Derek & The Dominoes. Winwood the same, having enjoyed time with the Spencer Davis Group, Traffic, and Blind Faith (with Clapton). This set is taken from their historic live performance at New York’s Madison Square Garden in February of 2008.

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3:00 p.m.    Chris Hedges on the Wages of Rebellion

In 2015, Chris Hedges wrote a book called The Wages of Rebellion: The Moral Imperative of Revolt. Although written for years ago, his message resonates today. Not much has changed, and we’re the only ones who can effect change — from outside this system.

6:00 p.m.    In the Spotlight: The Music of Steely Dan

One of the finest bands to ever strap on a couple of guitars, Steely Dan offers a great library of innovative sound. Sit back and enjoy! Walter Becker and Donald Fagan are truly musical geniuses.

8:00 p.m.     America’s Three Holy Wars with Howard Zinn

Our first broadcast featuring Howard Zinn. In this nearly hour-long talk, he discusses what he calls America’s three “holy wars.” These are the wars we are not allowed to criticize — The Revolutionary War, The Civil War, and World War II.