this was a show to honor and celebrate the life of charles stepney, one of the greatest arrangers and producers whe ever lived... he was most famous for working with artists such as minnie ripperton and earth, wind & fire. he also worked as an A&R for chess records for a time, and did the arrangements on muddy waters' controvercial (now deemed cult) album, 'electric mud'. also, there was a portion of a speech angela davis made in february at reed college. she spoke about the prison industrial system and how it plays out in this age.
A new report challenges plans for a genetically engineered revolution in African agriculture, Catherine Austin Fitts on why President Obama wants Americans to invest in the stock market, and towns in Northern California continue their fight against military recruiting in the schools.
Vandana Shiva is an internationally renowned voice for sustainable development and social justice. A physicist, scholar, political activist and feminist, she is Director of the Research Foundation for Science, Technology and Natural Resource Policy in New Delhi. She's the recipient of the Right Livelihood Award, the alternative Nobel Prize. Author of many books, her latest are "Earth Democracy" and "Soil Not Oil." (Photo from www.rightlivelihood.org)
Hosted by Bill Resnick, this show features Afrobeat music by Fela Kuti and a conversation about Kuti's life and work. The show leads off with a critique of the economic stimulus plan: "insufficient, ineffective, ill-conceived" are the words of economist Michael Perlman. Well-read Red Frann Michel reviews how people of color and immigrants are faring in, and even being blamed for, the economic crisis. We hear from another economist about urban agriculture in Havana and other Cuban cities. To hear the whole show, use the arrow above. To hear individual pieces, and for more information and links, follow the links below.