https://kregmusic.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/blog-3-woody-guthrie-a-life.mp3 In the late ’70’s, Marjorie Guthrie, Woody Guthrie’s wife, started thinking that the time had come for someone to write Woody’s story.  She found a young, eager journalist willing to take on the task, Joe Klein.  Marjorie gave Klein unconditional access to all of Woody’s writings and he went on to write the only…

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https://kregmusic.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/blog-2-33-revolutions.mp3 Dorian Lynskey is a prominent music critic and has written a thoroughly researched history of 20th century protest music. In his book, 33 Revolutions per Minute: A History of Protest Songs he explains how protest songs force their way into a culture and everyday conversation. Some of the artists he explores are Billie Holiday,…

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https://kregmusic.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/blog-1-its-the-end-of-the-world-as-clear-channel-knows-it.mp3 Following the September 11th attacks in 2001, Clear Channel Communications (now iHeartMedia), the largest owner of radio stations in the United States, circulated an internal memo containing a list of songs that program directors felt were “lyrically questionable” to play in the aftermath of the attacks. In the article It’s the End of the…

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