Podcast: Celebration of Labor
Episode #17-35 | airing 8-30-17

In honor of Labor Day, I’ve collected some rare and better known songs about the labor struggle. Today many of us take for granted the great strides made by the labor movement, improving the lives of all workers. We’ll hear music from Pete Seeger, Woody Guthrie, Utah Philips, Maria Dunn … → read more

Podcast: Solidarity Forever!
Episode #16-36 | airing 9-07-16

Folk Music has been allied with the Labor Movement for generations. This week on our program we’ll hear classic songs from such labor stalwarts as Aunt Molly Jackson, Emma’s Revolution, Si Kahn, John McCutcheon and many more including some surprises. LISTEN: https://singout.org/audio/sorm/sorm1636_podcast.mp3 To subscribe via iTunes, click .  |   To … → read more

Ballads of the Mountain Meadow Massacre

In September of 1857, in a meadow about 300 miles south of Salt Lake City, a group of Mormon militiamen murdered 120 people. The victims were members of the Baker-Fancher wagon train, making their way from Arkansas to California. All adults in the emigrant party were massacred, along with 37 … → read more

In the Spirit of the Rose Tattoo

WFDU-FM’s TRADITIONS Playlist for October 19, 2014 The spirit of the Rose Tattoo permeated today’s show. With the passing of one of the members of this nomadic collective of artists who shared a camaraderie with the traveling hobo, songs about the rails were sprinkled throughout the show. The 3pm hour … → read more


I’d like to share a note that I received from John Pietaro, a member of the alternative protest ensemble Flames of Discount, about this coming Sunday’s benefit for Utah Phillips:A BENEFIT FOR UTAH PHILLIPSSunday April 20, 2PM – 4PMRosendale Community Center (site switched from Rosendale Cafe, when audience response was … → read more

News and notes – Pete Seeger, Utah Phillips, Willie P. Bennet, Chris Smither and more

I want to remind you that the broadcast premiere of “Pete Seeger: The Power of Song” will be next Wednesday, February 27 on the PBS series “American Masters” at 9pm ET. Click here for a preview. Jim Brown did a superb job in capturing the essence of a true American … → read more