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Podcast: National Park Service Centennial
Episode #16-30 | airing 7-27-16

2016 is the Centennial of the National Park Service. This week we'll hear music that celebrates the great outdoors with songs and tunes from Jay Ungar & Molly Mason, Pete Sutherland, Bruce Cockburn and many more. . LISTEN: http://singout.org/audio/sorm/sorm1629_podcast.mp3 To subscribe via ...

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Cowboys shooting craps (Detroit Publishing Company Postcards; NY Public Library Digital Collection)

Streets of Laredo (Unfortunate Rake, Part Three)

This is the third in a short series of posts on "The Unfortunate Rake." Read the previous posts here and here. "So brave, young, and handsome" "When I got back to Wichita, I met one Zach Potter, a man with whom I ...

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Podcast: Conventions, pt. 2
Episode #16-29 | airing 7-20-16

This week on the Sing Out! Radio Magazine Episode 16-29 we complete our two part series focusing on the Political Conventions. The issues we'll examine this week include Immigration and the Economy with music from Tim O'Brien, Guy Carawan, Ry ...

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Don't murder me ... - Dire Wolf

"In the Timbers of Fennario..." Today's murder ballad dances merrily along borderlines with which we've become familiar in this blog; boundaries between celebration and fear, civilization and savagery, traditional and post-modern balladry - and of course that inscrutable passage between life and ...

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Podcast: Conventions, pt. 1
Episode #16-28 | airing 7-13-16

This week on the Sing Out! Radio Magazine Episode 16-28 we begin a two part feature focusing on the Political Conventions. This week we'll turn our attention to two Civil Rights issues Racial Equality and LGBT Rights. We'll hear from ...

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Sharon Katz & The Peace Train Ride Again

Sharon Katz is once again riding the Peace Train. On July 9, the 2016 US Peace Train tour kicks off with a performance in New York City at the Ethical Culture Society. Additional stops are being made in Jersey City, ...

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Video of the Week

For the incomparable Roy Zimmerman, his guitar, voice and keen sense of satire are as sharp as a scalpel in the hands of a gifted surgeon ... and what better targets of that skill than the reality-impaired parade of buffoons clamoring for the title of "most deluded" as we enter the silly season, a literal barrel of fear merchants scrambling to "save us all" from partisan horrors they've been hallucinating for the past six-and-a-half years ... otherwise known as the modern Republican Primary season. We'll make you a deal: We'll stop calling them clowns, when they stop acting like 'em.