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This week on the radio we start a multi-part series of shows commemorating Woody Guthrie;s centenary. He was born July 14, 1912--and the centenary is being marked by lots of new recordings, books, concerts and festivals. So we'll do our share. In future weeks we';ll feature some of the newly released Woody stuff. But this week we take off from a new Woody bio by W"ill Kaufman called Woody Guthrie: American Radical. Kaufman highlights the centrality of a homegrown fusion of Marx and Jesus that defined Woody's writing and identity. This inspires me to select a compilation of Woody's most politically expressive songs as he sang them.
culture of protest thurs 7/12/12 6 pm pdt kcsb 91.9fm www.kcsb.org