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by Habibullah Saleem
This week: Toronto, ON 11/27/2002
The Show On The Road Podcast with Z. Lupetin: Ani DiFranco Episode
The Show On The Road features interviews and exclusive acoustic performances with songwriters, bandleaders and musicians from around the world. Hosted by Dustbowl Revival's Z. Lupetin, each episode features an in-depth and playfully creative conversation about the real day to day lives of artists and their inspirations. In this episode, Z. Lupetin talks with the Righteous Babe herself. From his reflections on the conversation: Many things have been said about the music Ani DiFranco has created for the last thirty years since she burst on the scene with her fiery self-titled LP in 1990. With her shaved head on the cover, fearlessly bisexual love songs, dexterous guitar work and hold-no-prisoners lyrics sparing no one from her poetic magnifying glass, DiFranco’s persona became almost synonymous with a rejuvenated women’s movement that blossomed in the late-1990’s Lilith Fair moment. And yet she was always a bit more committed to the cause than some of her more pop-leaning contemporaries, who faded away as soon as their hits subsided. What became increasingly clear during our conversation was that DiFranco wants to make music for everyone. She prides herself on her quirky, multi-generational fanbase — with grandparents and kids, dads and sons, daughters and aunties alike singing along to favorites like “Both Hands,” “Untouchable Face,” and covers like Woody Guthrie’s “This Land Is Your Land” at packed shows across three continents.This conversation will air Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 12pm and 5pm CDT.
WOODY'S VOICE: A Partnership with the Woody Guthrie Center
Episodes are narrated by the Righteous Babe herself, Ani DiFranco, and curated by the Executive Director and Programs Manager of the Woody Guthrie Center as a way of sharing Woody’s perspective and his continued influence on arts and society. Catch it on Sundays at 12 pm and 4 pm Central.
In celebration of one year of our partnership with the Woody Guthrie Center, Righteous Babe Radio has created an archive of all past aired Woody's Voice Episodes.
SELF LOVE SUNDAY
LETTERS FROM AN AMERICAN
Heather Cox Richardson is a professor of American history. 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.” We will broadcast a recording of the daily letters at 6 pm, 11 pm and 8 am the following day CST.
You can find the Letters and more about our Resident Professor here: https://heathercoxrichardson.substack.com
Hear a sample Letters from an American broadcast below.
TIPITINA'S THE ALRIGHT, ALRIGHT BROADCAST
Recorded inside the artist owned World Famous Tipitina's, The Alright, Alright Broadcast is a one-on-one interview program featuring artists, musicians, performers, promoters, venue owners, on-air personalities, production, crew members, and more of the individuals that make our culture and entertainers so uniquely captivating. Produced by Tipitina's TV. We Love 'Em Tonight. Catch it at 2 am and 10 am central Tuesdays and Thursdays
PUTUMAYO WORLD MUSIC HOUR
Hosted by former KFOG personality Rosalie Howarth, the Putumayo World Music Hour (PWMH) is an internationally syndicated radio show that takes listeners on a weekly journey through the music of many different cultures. The program is heard on more than 100 commercial and non-commercial stations around the world. PWMH playlists include a blend of music from well-known artists and exceptional, underexposed international artists. The one-hour radio program also features interviews with world-class music makers such as Los Lobos, Jackson Browne, Bonnie Raitt, and Taj Mahal who eagerly support and have been influenced by world music. Airing new episodes Monday and Saturday at 10am CST and Wednesday morning at 4am CST.
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 email@example.com. The RBR content management staff will review all submissions and ideas presented.