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Friday Nite Videos | April 8, 2022

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What We Found When We Went Looking for Another Earth. Vieux Farka Toure w Julia Easterlin "Masters Of War." Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson on Her Historic Supreme Court Confirmation. The Wobblies | Movie. Pink Floyd - Hey Hey Rise Up.

Friday Nite Videos | April 1, 2022

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Overdoses: Why They're Up and What to Do About It. Bob Dylan - Talkin' World War III Blues. Thirst For Justice | Documentary. Staten Island Amazon Workers Vote to Unionize. AI Helps Residents Battle Lead Nightmare in Benton Harbor MI.

How Odetta Revolutionized Folk Music

Sasha Frere-Jones The New Yorker
She animated the horror and emotional intensity in American labor songs by projecting them like a European opera singer.

Songs of Justice, Songs of Power

Tom Morello New York Times
Defiant and hopeful, these songs have an unapologetic mission: to fan the flames of discontent by lifting the spirits of those fighting for a more just and humane planet. The songs live on wherever working people stand up for their rights...

Was Folk Music a Commie Plot?

Mat Callahan Monthly Review
U.S. music was shaped to a considerable extent by people the government sought to destroy. Even as it mounted an effective attack on the Communist Party, the government was unable to erase the influence of musicians with which it was associated.

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Barbara Dane’s Life of Defiance and Song

Jenn Pelly New York Times
The 93-year-old musician, co-founder of the political label Paredon Records, looks back on a history of resistance. If you see your country “making horrible mistakes, you have to speak up,” she said. “You’re colluding with it if you don’t speak up.”

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