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We're back tonight on the radio after 3 eeks away. May is a month in which past and present struggles have onverged--and tonight we'll play a bunch of songs that help us observe these.
May Day-international workers day--in 2013 coincided with the horrifying
Bangladesh sweatshop catastrophe. We'll play songs of solidarity for the
hundreds of workers who died there, in hope that their deaths help rekindle the
global struggle for workers’ rights. And this month, across US low wage
workers--in fast foods and box stores--have been taking concerted labor action.
May Day in recent years has been a moment for mobilization in behalf of
immigrant rights. Our songs tonight will reflect the continuing relevance of
May Day. May 4 is the anniversary of the Kent State massacre--an event that
sparked the largest mass protests in US history in 1970. That event continues
to reverberate. Finally, May 3 marked Pete Seeger's 94th birthday. No one has ever one more than he to show how song, struggle and solidarity are intertwined.
Tune in tonight; if you want a link to an archived version of the program, send
me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and ell me that.
culture of protest thurs 5/16/13 6 pm pt kcsb 91.9fm www.kcsb.org