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FEATURED ALBUM

Revolutionary Love / Do or Die / Contagious by Ani DiFranco

Revolutionary Love

The first three singles from Revolutionary Love, the transcendent new album from Ani Di Franco. Revolutionary Love (out January 29, 2021) marks the latest proof of one of her most powerful gifts as an artist: a rare ability to give voice to our deepest frustrations and tensions, on both a personal and political level. Produced by Di Franco and recorded mainly in two whirlwind days at Overdub Lane in Durham, Revolutionary Love more than justifies the mad dash behind its making. Revolutionary Love arrives as an instantly transportive selection of songs. Rooted in her poetic lyricism and ever-commanding vocal work, the album unfolds in an understated yet captivating alchemy of folk and soul and lushly textured jazz-pop.

Airing Monday, Tuesday, Thursday at 3pm and 7pm CST and Wednesday, Friday, Saturday at 3pm & 8:30pm CST



FEATURED POEM

Albert Woodfox

Albert Woodfox wrote the memoir 'Solitary' after he was freed in 2016; it is an award-winning story of 44 years in solitary confinement for a crime he did not commit in which he advocates for the abolition of this inhumane, torturous punishment. The following poem read by Albert Woodfox is shared by the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center in Hartford as part of his award of the prestigious Stowe Prize in 2020.

 

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FEATURED BOOTLEG

Bootleg

This week: 6-18-2001 Vienna, VA

Well, as long as we have the way back machine all fired up we figured we'd deliver another show from 2001 with Jason, Julie, Daren, Hank, and Shane backing Ani up. A really fun show full of energy and tons of great horns. Tis Of Thee, Garden Of Simple and a Not So Soft to close out the night, are among the highlights. This show is fun from start to finish and will not disappoint. 

New bootlegs featured every week, airing Wednesday, Friday and Saturday nights at 9pm CST and Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday mornings at 4am CST.



FEATURED CONVERSATION

Interviews

This week: Petticoat Rule: The Jocelyn Rent Episode

Petticoat Rule is a radio program dedicated to unraveling the mystery of creative productivity by examining the lives of women involved in the music industry.

Each episode aims to develop an intimacy with the artist so as to illuminate her unique relationship with her creative spirit.  We hope to inspire listeners to put in the work and unleash their unique inventive talents!  Busy lead vocalist Jocelyn Rent joins Petticoat Rule to talk about balancing her creative roles in Pittsburgh-based Bands Anjroy, The Rents and Bachelor Boys with her family life as a mother of two little ones.  We also talk about techniques for ‘mansplaining’ and the complex relationship dynamics that arise amongst individuals working together in a band.  More can be found here: https://petticoatrule.fireside.fm

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



WOODY'S VOICE

Woody's Voice

Join the Woody Guthrie Center on Sunday at 12pm and again at 4pm CST 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 12pm CST on Tuesdays and Thursdays.



LETTERS FROM AN AMERICAN

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 CST. 

You can find the Letters and more about our Resident Professor here: https://heathercoxrichardson.substack.com

Hear a sample Letters from an American broadcast below.


PUTUMAYO WORLD MUSIC HOUR

Putumayo World Music Hour

Hosted by former KFOG personality Rosalie Howarth, the Putumayo World Music Hour (PWMH) is an internationally syndicated radio show that takes listeners on a weekly journey through the music of many different cultures. The program is heard on more than 100 commercial and non-commercial stations around the world. PWMH playlists include a blend of music from well-known artists and exceptional, underexposed international artists. The one-hour radio program also features interviews with world-class music makers such as Los Lobos, Jackson Browne, Bonnie Raitt, and Taj Mahal who eagerly support and have been influenced by world music. Airing new episodes Monday and Saturday at 10am CST and Wednesday morning at 4am CST.



ACOUSTIC CAFE

Acoustic Cafe
Acoustic Café is a two hour weekly radio show, and an independent media production of RDR Radio, LLC. The program is produced and hosted by Rob Reinhart, who started the show in 1995.

Each week, listeners around the globe tune in to Acoustic Café to hear the latest from today’s great songwriting talents. It’s hard to put a definitive label on Acoustic Café’s music selections. After all, a good song is a good song… any individual set of music could contain a bit of country, rock, blues, folk, pop… and more!

In addition to classic songwriters (oh, you know who they are…), Acoustic Café wants to bring as many newer talents to the table as possible. That’s the best description we can conjure… now, hear this week’s program by clicking here! Also, you can hear a few year’s worth of our interviews and performances by visiting our archives here. Enjoy.
Airing Fridays at 10am CST


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 radio@righteousbabe.com. The RBR content management staff will review all submissions and ideas presented.