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Hello Weakness, You Make Me Strong by Gracie and Rachel

Airing Monday, Tuesday, Thursday at 3pm and 7pm CDT and Wednesday, Friday, Saturday at 3pm & 8:30pm CDT


Albert Woodfox

Albert Woodfox wrote the memoir 'Solitary' after he was freed in 2016; it is an award-winning story of 44 years in solitary confinement for a crime he did not commit in which he advocates for the abolition of this inhumane, torturous punishment. The following poem read by Albert Woodfox is shared by the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center in Hartford as part of his award of the prestigious Stowe Prize in 2020.

Albert Woodfox & Ras Baraka Stowe Center Talks - Free (w/ email registration)


Righteous Babe Radio
by Habibullah Saleem



This week: Northampton, MA, 11-17-2016 

Great trio show from the November 2016 tour at the Calvin Theatre in Northampton, MA. Featuring Todd Sickafoose and Terence Higgins, this trio show is great from start to end. Subdivision and Grand Canyon are both
incredible versions and the whole end of the show is on fire, as the band was joined by Chastity Brown and Luke Enyeart. New bootlegs featured every week, airing Wednesday, Friday and Saturday nights at 9pm CDT and Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday mornings at 4am CDT.



This week: "Ecofeminism and Community Organizing" - A Speech By Judi Bari

This speech by Judi Bari was given and recorded on December 18, 1992 at the Garberville Vets Hall in Humboldt County, CA. Judi Bari was an Earth Firster, union organizer, feminist and a biocentrist.  She lived in Mendocino County.  In the Spring of 1990, she was leading the call for a mass nonviolent direct action campaign called Redwood Summer when she started to receive death threats.  When she asked for these threats to be investigated, she was told she brought it on herself.  On May 24th while driving through Oakland on her way to a speaking event in Santa Cruz , a motion trigger car bomb exploded beneath her seat and almost killed her.  FBI and Oakland police at the scene arrested Judi and her passenger, charging them with transporting explosives and labeling them terrorists.    For the rest of her life, Judi fought against these false accusations against her while continuing to advocate and organize nonviolent direct action to protect the forest.  She was a programmer at KZYX and she did speaking engagements throughout the region and the country until her death in 1997.  Judi Bari was a visionary, activist and political strategist.  She was deeply committed to merging theory and practice to organize and movement build.  In the years following the bombing, she developed a theory of biocentrism merged with social justice she called Revolutionary Ecology, building on the theory of Deep Ecology that sparked the Earth First movement and ideas from Ecofeminism.

KZYX broadcast this recording on November 5 2019 on KZYX's Ecology Hour to commemorate Judi's 70th birthday on November 7th.  Thank you to Alicia "Littletree" Bales Program Director for Mendocino County, CA KZYX for sharing this recording with Righteous Babe Radio.  

The conversation will air Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 12pm and 5pm CDT.


Woody's Voice

Join the Woody Guthrie Center on Sunday at 12pm and again at 4pm CDT for "Woody's Voice" on Righteous Babe Radio. "Woody's Voice" will explore struggle and overcoming issues together, and you'll be hearing from Woody, artists who collaborated with his words, and some new music that continues Woody's message. The show is curated by the Center, with Ani hosting and sharing our message. We will rebroadcast Woody's Voice at 12 pm CDT on Tuesdays and Thursdays.


Letters from an American

Historians are fond of saying that the past doesn’t repeat itself; it rhymes. To understand the present, we have to understand how we got here. That’s where this newsletter comes in. Heather Cox Richardson is a professor of American history. She believes that you can’t get a grip on today’s politics without an outline of America’s Constitution, and laws, and the economy, and social customs, her newsletter explores what it means, and what it has meant, to be an American. These were the same questions a famous observer asked in a book of letters he published in 1782, the year before the Treaty of Paris ended the Revolutionary War. Hector St. John de Crevecoeur called his book “Letters from an American Farmer.” History doesn’t repeat itself, but it sure rhymes. We will broadcast a recording of Heather Cox Richardson reading the daily letters at 6pm, 11pm and 8am the following day CDT. 

You can find the Letters and more about our Resident Professor here:

Hear a sample Letters from an American broadcast below.

We are looking at RBR Radio as an open source opportunity. We hope to integrate podcasts from like-minded souls around the world into the fabric of RBR Radio. We would love to hear your thoughts and ideas as to what it is you would really like to have discussed and represented musically on this your radio station. Please send submissions and ideas to The RBR content management staff will review all submissions and ideas presented.