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 justice and who’s going to get it?”
- Krist Novoselic & Skerik ponder the flow of greenbacks.
- Start All Over by Tracy Chapman, intro by Eben Eldridge
- Enough for Us by XTC,intro by Eben Eldridge
- History of Economic Justice by Stuart McDowall
#3 – Politics: You’re soaking in it.
Synopsis: It is popular in some sectors of our society to state, “I am not political.” In reality, every choice we make day-to-day supports one political agenda or another. It can be exhausting to attempt to remain fully aware at all times of the implications, fall-out, and ramifications of our thoughts, speech, and actions. The point of this show is to offer suggestions on how to be political without becoming a political machine.
The Power of One. Our history is filled with stories of individuals achieving notoriety by doing the right thing when just getting by would have served them better. This is a piece dedicated to the solo effort; our fanfare for the common human.
Hamish Todd tries to wax political with bits from an interview with the editor of Boycott Quarterly
Get up stand up, Bob Marley, intro by Eben Eldridge
Holiday in Cambodia, Dead Kennedys,intro by Eben Eldridge
Dave Dederer from The Presidents of the United States of America on a few small things you can do everyday to make the world a better place
Ignorance, Fear, Hate, Short-sighted Legislation:
This pattern has been repeated through out history. Every generation
needs to differentiate itself from the last and music has always played
a role in that redefinition. Mozart rolled over Beethoven,
Tommy Dorsey was punk, Richard Wagner’s bombastic opera’s were pre-electric Heavy Metal, and some of your living relatives burned Beatles records.
AMPT Radio illustrates this process with a look at some recent legislation
put forth in the UK called The Criminal Justice Bill that sought to give
the police broad powers to lock-up just about anybody that seemed a little
History of the Criminal Justice Bill
The history of the bill.
Working Class Hero
Eben presents the Screaming Trees remake of the
John Lennon anti-anthem.
Chris Nickson with Mark Chadwick
A talk with a member of the band, The Levellers,
about the unlikely coalition that rose up against the legislation.
Roderick is Paranoid?
Roderick Romero of Sky Cries Mary presents a poem
about the ever-presence of thuggery.
Chumbawamba offer some foot tapping thoughts on legal irony.
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