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AMPT Radio Episode 8 – The Other Music Industry

The music industry has been run by the same forces since long before anyone uttered the words “Rock & Roll.” This issue looks at some people who are attempting to rebuild the business from within and without. They ask the question, “Do you have to sell 5 million copies to be successful?” Articles Include: Mark…
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Episode 13 – AMPT Live at Bumbershoot 1997

AMPT put on a show on the Main Stage during the annual Seattle arts festival known as Bumbershoot. The show was an adaptation of the Politics: You’re Soaking In Itshow. Articles Include: Instigator & Eben Eldridge perform the AMPT Preface and The Power of One Dave Dederer talks about changing the world through small acts.…
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AMPT Radio Episode 10 – TV Sucks

AMPT explores a few of the many ways that the greatest communications appliance falls short of living up to its potential. Articles Include: Interview: Musicians from Sarajevo discuss the use of TV to feed hatred Cody Sontagg offers a few words from the Witness Campaign and Powerful Choices. Listen Closely #1:The Disposable Heroes of Hiphopcrasy Television:…
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Riot Grrrl Feminism

Episode 14: Riot Grrrl Feminism

This episode first aired in 1998. Social change takes many generations. We attempt to define feminism as it was in the 60’s and 70’s and what it is in the 90’s and into the new millennium, notably third-wave feminism and the Riot Grrl movement. Articles Include: Gloria Steinem gives her version of the story Donita…
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Episode 9: Who Owns Mexico?

Mexico and the U.S. are neighbors with very little in common culturally. Why does America reach over the border and cherry-pick what it wants to exploit. Why is the PRI so corrupt? Tell me about Zapatistas. What is different about racism towards Latinos? Articles Include: History of Mexico -Mayans, colonialism, Cinco de Mayo, NAFTA, PRI…
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Anatomy of Radical

Episode 6: Anatomy of Radical

Synopsis: There are a few things that every successful era of change has in common. In this show we look at the two distinct personalities which must be present to bring the masses toward a beautiful new reality: The Radical and the Not-So-Radical. Martin Luther King was very effective because Malcolm X was there defining…
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Episode 12: Give Me Shelter

Shelter is as basic a need as there is. The desire for a place to call one’s own – reliable, familiar shelter, is deeply personal but is often thwarted by political and economic forces.  This episode of AMPT Radio considers the history of shelter, the work of Stone Gossard and the Red Feather organization in…
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AMPT Radio: Economic Justice

Episode 5: Economic Justice

Synopsis: The attack on welfare as a cause of all our problems is inaccurate and laughable. Welfare accounts for a tiny portion of the country’s wealth and all the money that these kids get goes right back out as rent and food. We attempt to re-frame the debate and ask the question, “What is economic…
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Episode 1: Censorship

  This episode fist aired on KNDD, The End 107.7 in Seattle, WA in January 1997. There are maybe a half dozen clear historical gaffes, but otherwise the show is absolutely evergreen. There is an inherent conflict between order and freedom. While we hold our government responsible for maintaining order and insuring our safety we…
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