Special Programming: Public Affairs
The Case of the Angola 3
Some 36 years ago, deep in rural Louisiana, three young black men were silenced for trying to expose continued segregation, systematic corruption, and horrific abuse in the biggest prison in the US, an 18,000-acre former slave plantation called Angola.
Angola 3 – Herman Wallace & Albert Woodfox, who spent nearly 36 years in solitary and are still serving life sentences in Angola for the alleged murder of Brent Miller, a white correctional officer, in 1972; and Robert Wilkerson, who like Herman and Albert, was targeted for his activism, and then freed in 2001 after 29 years in solitary.
From a PICA Press Release... Oaks is acclaimed ambient electronic experimentalist Ethan Rose’s third full-length, following on the 2006 release Ceiling Songs and the 2007 release, Spinning Pieces. Ethan’s music was also featured in Gus Van Sant’s latest film, Paranoid Park. Ethan explains Oaks as follows: “Over the past year I’ve been coming out to the Oaks Park Roller Rink to play and record the Wurlitzer Theater Organ that is located there. The organ dates from the 1920s and was originally housed in the Broadway Theater in downtown Portland where it was used to accompany silent films. It is currently played and maintained by Keith Fortune who has been involved with the organ and the rink for the past fifteen years. I’ve had the privilege of assisting Keith with organ repairs, which has deepened my appreciation of the instrument. Musically speaking, my primary interest with this organ has been to bring its antiquated sounds into a modern context, essentially treating it with the same sense of sonic reinterpretation that I have brought to my previous works.”
an interview with Ashanti Alston, co-chair of the Jericho movement, which works to free all political prisoners in the USA.
- Title: David Korten: Agenda for a New Economy--Phantom Wealth to Real Wealth
- Producer: Stephanie Potter
- Length: 42:23 minutes (38.8 MB)
- Format: MP3 Stereo 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)
- Title: Joan Cheever Back From The Dead and Maurice Bickham Part 1 -
- Track: 2
- Genre: Other
- Year: 2009
- Producer: Jenka Soderberg
- Length: 16:46 minutes (15.35 MB)
- Format: MP3 Mono 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)
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S.W. Conser asks Chicago political consultant Don Rose what listeners can expect from the new Obama administration. Chicago's rich mix of rough-and-tumble precinct politics, racial and ethnic ferment, and grassroots activism on urban and human rights issues has deeply influenced Obama's political career to date. A longtime champion of progressive causes and candidates, Rose mentored Obama's chief campaign strategist (now senior advisor) David Axelrod, and has butted heads with chief of staff Rahm Emanuel.