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We have heard the call to de-center white voices at this important moment for the Black Lives Matter movement. In solidarity, we would like to offer up the Righteous Babe Radio platform to submissions by people of color who may want to use it. This is an open invitation to our black and brown siblings to send us recorded thoughts, feelings, music, poetry, statements, experiences, and reflections, and we will broadcast them as part of our "heavy rotation" playlist. Send submissions to 


I Run With Ahmaud
by Pieta Brown

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This week: Aurora, IL - 9-13-2009

This trio show features Todd Sickafoose on Bass and Andrew Borger on drums, recorded on September 13, 2009, at the Paramount Theatre in Aurora, IL. This is a fun show where the poems come out early and strong, with both Coming Up and Fuel making appearances within the first 6 songs. Following that up later in the set is a solo version of 2 Little Girls that isn’t to be missed. New bootlegs featured every week, airing Wednesday, Friday and Saturday nights at 9pm CDT and Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday mornings at 4am CDT.



This week: An interview with Angela Davis

This week, Zoe Boekbinder interviews author, scholar and activist Angela Davis about the criminal justice system, the present political moment and visions for America’s social and political evolution. The conversation will air Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 12pm and 5pm CDT.


Woody's Voice

Join the Woody Guthrie Center on Sunday at 12pm and again at 4pm CDT for "Woody's Voice" on Righteous Babe Radio. "Woody's Voice" will explore struggle and overcoming issues together, and you'll be hearing from Woody, artists who collaborated with his words, and some new music that continues Woody's message. The show is curated by the Center, with Ani hosting and sharing our message. We will rebroadcast Woody's Voice at 12 pm CDT on Tuesdays and Thursdays.


Letters from an American

Historians are fond of saying that the past doesn’t repeat itself; it rhymes. To understand the present, we have to understand how we got here. That’s where this newsletter comes in. Heather Cox Richardson is a professor of American history. She believes that you can’t get a grip on today’s politics without an outline of America’s Constitution, and laws, and the economy, and social customs, her newsletter explores what it means, and what it has meant, to be an American. These were the same questions a famous observer asked in a book of letters he published in 1782, the year before the Treaty of Paris ended the Revolutionary War. Hector St. John de Crevecoeur called his book “Letters from an American Farmer.” History doesn’t repeat itself, but it sure rhymes. We will broadcast a recording of Heather Cox Richardson reading the daily letters at 6pm, 11pm and 8am the following day CDT. 

You can find the Letters and more about our Resident Professor here:

Hear one of Ani's Letters from an American broadcasts below.

We are looking at RBR Radio as an open source opportunity. We hope to integrate podcasts from like-minded souls around the world into the fabric of RBR Radio. We would love to hear your thoughts and ideas as to what it is you would really like to have discussed and represented musically on this your radio station. Please send submissions and ideas to The RBR content management staff will review all submissions and ideas presented.