Podcast: In Praise of Labor
Episode #15-36 | airing 9-02-15

Joe Hill

In celebration of Labor Day this week’s program dedicated to the American Labor Force. A recent Associated Press survey found 58% of American Adults approve of Labor Unions. This is the highest level since 2008 when 59% supported the establishment of Unions. Organized Labor was the cornerstone in the establishment … → read more

SORM Playlist #15-09: Finger Pointin’ Songs
(airing the week starting 2-25-15)

Topical songs have been a major component of American folk music for many years. This week we’ll hear some of the classic songs about warfare, railroads, coal mining and unions. Music from The Almanac Singers, Big Bill Broonzy, Guy Carawan, Paul Robeson and many more. LISTEN: https://singout.org/audio/sorm/sorm1509_podcast.mp3 To subscribe via … → read more

Paul Robeson film in the Works

English film director, producer, screenwriter and visual artist Steve McQueen, who was the first black director to win Hollywood’s “Best Picture” Oscar last March for his compelling slavery drama 12 Years A Slave, has announced that his next film will tell the story of the legendary African-American actor, singer and … → read more

Robeson and Robinson

Sorting through a pile of photographs, I discovered one of my elementary school report cards. My eyes focused on three lines: “Uses Time Wisely,” “Penmanship” and “Deportment.” Letter grades were entered in ink so yours truly might not alter the grade before parental viewing and signing of the card. Each … → read more