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This week: High Sierra Music Festival, July 3, 2009

Ani takes the stage at the High Sierra Music Festival on July 3, 2009, with bandmates Todd Sickafoose and Allison Miller. Festival shows are always fun and this one does not disappoint. Saxophonist Skerik joins the band for a few tracks, including an incredible version of Fuel which is a highlight of the night. Ending the night on a high note, Ani wraps up the set with a slew of classics. Untouchable Face, and Shameless close out the set, before a triple encore of Evolve, Both Hands, and 32 Flavors. New bootlegs featured every week, airing Wednesday, Friday and Saturday nights at 9pm CDT and Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday mornings at 4am CDT.



This week: Commemorating the anniversary of the Death of David Gypsy Chain: How Violent Reactions to Protest Affect the Community

This week's conversation comes to us from Alicia "Littletree" Bales, Program Director for Mendocino County, CA KZYX. This is an interview she conducted earlier this month to commemorate the anniversary of the death of David "Gypsy" Chain, a forest defender who was killed 22 years ago in the woods when a logger dropped a tree in his direction. Alicia discusses this event with Gypsy's mother, Cindy Allsbrooks Chain. Tying this anniversary to the recent killings in Kenosha, they discuss how these violent reactions to protestors ripple out into the communities. The song at the end is Gypsy by Seattle musician Jim Page. You can donate to the David Gypsy Chain Memorial Scholarship at

The conversation will air Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 12pm and 5pm CDT.


Woody's Voice

Join the Woody Guthrie Center on Sunday at 12pm and again at 4pm CDT for "Woody's Voice" on Righteous Babe Radio. "Woody's Voice" will explore struggle and overcoming issues together, and you'll be hearing from Woody, artists who collaborated with his words, and some new music that continues Woody's message. The show is curated by the Center, with Ani hosting and sharing our message. We will rebroadcast Woody's Voice at 12 pm CDT on Tuesdays and Thursdays.


Letters from an American

Historians are fond of saying that the past doesn’t repeat itself; it rhymes. To understand the present, we have to understand how we got here. That’s where this newsletter comes in. Heather Cox Richardson is a professor of American history. She believes that you can’t get a grip on today’s politics without an outline of America’s Constitution, and laws, and the economy, and social customs, her newsletter explores what it means, and what it has meant, to be an American. These were the same questions a famous observer asked in a book of letters he published in 1782, the year before the Treaty of Paris ended the Revolutionary War. Hector St. John de Crevecoeur called his book “Letters from an American Farmer.” History doesn’t repeat itself, but it sure rhymes. We will broadcast a recording of Heather Cox Richardson reading the daily letters at 6pm, 11pm and 8am the following day CDT. 

You can find the Letters and more about our Resident Professor here:

Hear a sample Letters from an American broadcast below.

We are looking at RBR Radio as an open source opportunity. We hope to integrate podcasts from like-minded souls around the world into the fabric of RBR Radio. We would love to hear your thoughts and ideas as to what it is you would really like to have discussed and represented musically on this your radio station. Please send submissions and ideas to The RBR content management staff will review all submissions and ideas presented.