“Repression & the Criminalization of Dissent, Fighting the Power and Revolution and Secrets Revealed in the South African Karoo”
Arts and Humanities
Oscar Brown Jr. - singer, songwriter, poet, playwright - talks about his life, his music, his poetry and his politics from his start as one of the first Black radio hosts to the influence of Paul Robeson and his life as one of the premier songwriters and performers in the country.
We spend an hour talking with jazz musician, composer and poet, William Parker about his life, his music and his mission to foment revolution and change the world. Parker recently composed a musical accompaniment to "All Played Out," a spoken word piece from Bob Avakian, and Parker talks about what inspired him to do this.
"The Second Killing of Trayvon Martin, A Song for Trayvon and Digging into Samuel Beckett through Waiting for Godot"
Li Onesto, Journalist, Revolution Newspaper, reveals how the system has launched a vicious counterattack in the case of Trayvon Martin, killing Trayvon's reputation as part of the attempt to justify the murder and chill out the anger of the people. Onesto also speaks to the National Day of Outrage and the need to step up resistance around this crime.
This week’s show features Larry Everest (journalist/author/Revolution Newspaper) and Raymond J. Barry (playwright/actor)
Everest continues his coverage of the growing threat of war against Iran by the US and Israel. Barry talks about his play "Awake in a World that Encourages Sleeping" inspired by the book "Confessions of an Economic Hit Man" and the moral imperative we all come face to face with at some point in a world dominated by imperialism.
This week's show is drawn from an interview with Bob Avakian, Chairman of the Revolutionary Communist Party, on many of the questions of the revolution, questions that are now being asked and debated: What's the nature of society? Who's responsible for all the horrors in the world? How do we change it? And what are we going to do in the new world?