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Our story begins in 1973 when the shy and reclusive schoolboy Jeff would spend hours hiding in the "studio" (little more than a school broom cupboard) with a record player, a cassette recorder and a handful of scratched 45's endlessly trying to emulate the DJs he would listen to whilst hiding under his bedcovers with his battered transistor radio pressed to his ear all night long endlessly as he tried to maintain the shaky reception to stations like Radio Luxembourg, the FAB 208, where you c ...
 
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Tune in to “JEFF THE FISH'S SONIC NATION” a musical utopia where cultures meet - This week featuring: Run Logan Run, Bram Weijters' Crazy Men, Young Pilgrims, Rodney Barreto, Claudio Corona, Super db, Meridian Brothers & Conjunto Media Luna, David Walters, Tony Allen, GA-20, Randa And The Soul Kingdom, Crushed Velvet and the Velveteers, Celia Wa, U…
 
Regardless of race, gender, or political affiliation, Americans in 2020 bought guns; many, for the first time. In this show, we hear from gun and mental health communities on last year’s panic buying, and what they are doing to prevent gun violence and suicides in the wake of surging national gun sales.…
 
As reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act awaits a vote in the U.S. Senate, missing and murdered indigenous women and girls continue to face an unequal system of justice. In this show we’ll hear from indigenous women scholars and activists on what justice means for MMIWG2.
 
Tune in to “JEFF THE FISH'S SONIC NATION” a musical utopia where cultures meet - This week featuring: Young Pilgrims, Orchestre Tout Puissant Marcel Duchamp, Juan Laya , Jorge Montiel Feat. Kiris Houston, Claudio Corona, Super db, Crushed Velvet and the Velveteers, Gabriele Poso, Àbáse, Monsieur Doumani, Bobby Sessions, Angelo Moore & The Brand New…
 
Tune in to “JEFF THE FISH'S SONIC NATION” a musical utopia where cultures meet - This week featuring: Celia Wa, Orchestre Tout Puissant Marcel Duchamp, Juan Laya & Jorge Montiel, Balimaya Project, David Walters, Guy One, TOE V The Helmholtz Resonators, Crushed Velvet and the Velveteers, The Detroit 45s, Tito Lopez Combo, Malka Family, Amazin' Five,…
 
Our radio adaptation of the film Symbols of Resistance: A Tribute to the Martyrs of the Chican@ Movement, offers a reflection on the untold stories of the Chicano Movement with a focus on Colorado and Northern New Mexico. Produced by Freedom Archives, the film delves into issues of cultural identity, student activism; land rights and social justice…
 
Tune in to “JEFF THE FISH'S SONIC NATION” a musical utopia where cultures meet - This week featuring: The Fontanas, Young Pilgrims, Hot Border Special, Cliff Beach,Tito Lopez Combo, Crushed Velvet and the Velveteers, Guy One, Mitchum Yacoub, Eboni Band, Barton Think, Carly Gibert, UNKLE ,Texas ft. Wu Tang Clan, Gia Yee, TriXstar, Mexican Dubwiser, …
 
Our radio adaptation of the film Symbols of Resistance: A Tribute to the Martyrs of the Chicano Movement, offers a reflection on the untold stories of the Chicano Movement with a focus on Colorado and Northern New Mexico. Produced by Freedom Archives, the film delves into issues of cultural identity, student activism; land rights and social justice…
 
Minneapolis, MN - May 25 marks the one-year anniversary of the murder of George Floyd, by former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin. Floyd's death - captured on video that showed Chauvin's knee on Floyd's neck for more than nine minutes - sparked a global uprising in defense of Black lives and against police brutality. But amid the coverage o…
 
Tune in to “JEFF THE FISH'S SONIC NATION” a musical utopia where cultures meet - This week featuring: Jaimie Branch, Chip Wickham, Young Pilgrims, DeRobert & The Half Truths, Eboni Band, Dougie Stu, Chuditch, Blockhead, Tato Garcia, Pat Kalla & Le Super Mojo, Bab L'Bluz, Manzanita, TriXstar, Brain Damage, Big Youth, Dean Fraser, Apocraphe, Barton T…
 
Tune in to “JEFF THE FISH'S SONIC NATION” a musical utopia where cultures meet - This week featuring: Wild Card, L'Orchestre Tout Puissant Marcel Duchamp, Som Três, Tony Cannam, Mosquito Hawks, BLK JKS, Las Karamba, Pat Kalla & Le Super Mojo, Bab L'Bluz, Tato Garcia, GA-20, Dougie Stu, Young Pilgrims, Soul Sugar, Arema Arega & Born74, Apocraphe, Si…
 
It's been a year since the call to "Defund the Police" rang out through the George Floyd Protests. The idea isn't new - redistributing police funds into community projects that better support healthy communities -but, it's never been as popular and forceful. We take a look at some of the gains organizers have made over the past year and, we talk ab…
 
2020 and the first few months of 2021 are shaping up to be some of the biggest periods ever for U.S. firearms sales. In California, however, gun sales last year decreased slightly. In this episode we hear from members of the gun and mental health communities on what they are doing to help prevent gun violence in the wake of surging national gun sal…
 
Three years after Hurricane Maria hit, Puerto Ricans are still reeling from its effects and aftereffects. We bring you a Haymarket Books talk by Marisol LeBrón, Yarimar Bonilla, and Molly Crabapple, on a collection of essays called “Aftershocks of Disaster: Puerto Rico Before and After the Storm” which discusses the legacy of Maria, and also commun…
 
Domestic abuse affects everyone it touches—intimate partners, children, and elders. COVID-19 created new problems for victims of domestic violence and made some worse. This show looks at the challenges to survivors and their advocates posed by the pandemic and examines a landmark piece of legislation in the UK that could change the way countries th…
 
Water is critical to maintaining the balance of life. Some corporations claim ownership of fresh water sources to bottle and sell for profit. Others use water as a tool to extract oil and gas. In this encore edition, we'll hear from communities fighting to keep water bottling companies out of rural Oregon, and to protect water from oil and gas cont…
 
Amid national outrage over the police killing of George Floyd in May of 2020, and other police-shootings of Black people, the movement to "defund the police" became a rallying cry to reimagine our approach to public safety. In this show, we'll hear from scholars about how we can build a global movement for abolition.…
 
We take a look at the ongoing rise in hate incidents against Asians in the U.S., a long-running history of anti-Asian racism, and a new push by Asian Americans — especially in underserved communities — to expose and overcome this ugly side of the COVID-19 pandemic. In this episode (the first of a three-part series by Self Evident), we hear the stor…
 
As reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act awaits a vote in the U.S. Senate, missing and murdered indigenous women and girls continue to face an unequal system of justice. In this show we’ll hear from indigenous women scholars and activists on what justice means for MMIWG2.
 
Women Rising Radio re-visits the 2020 election year, to assess the outcomes and talk with those who made those outcomes happen, the grassroots election protection and GOTV activists. This is Part 2 of Women Rising Radio’s two part programming on “Election Protection Advocates”. (Part Two - #39 is Part One)…
 
In a two-part series, we look at how COVID-19 has torn through prisons and how organizers are trying to push state and local governments to release inmates in order to contain the spread of the pandemic. For Part 2, we talk about why vaccines aren’t an effective solution to ending COVID in prisons, and we also look at how re-entry has become harder…
 
In a two-part series, we look at how COVID-19 has torn through prisons and how organizers are trying to push state and local governments to release inmates in order to contain the spread of the pandemic. In part one, we focus on California. We take a look at why a prison, like San Quentin, is such a perfect environment for infectious diseases, espe…
 
This week, filmmaker Stephanie Welch explores the role that racist, unscientific propaganda has played in promoting white supremacy in the U.S. She traces the history of the Pioneer Fund, the primary funding source for research that claims to demonstrate that people of color are genetically and intellectually inferior.…
 
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