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 New World Notes 
 
 Weekly Program
 
 Kenneth Dowst  
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American Labor celebrated in some really good contemporary songs--by Anne Feeney, The Foremen, Mad Agnes, John McCutcheon, Utah Phillips, and David Rovics.

See "Credits" for playlist.
David Rovics, "The Day the Minimum Wage Workers Went on Strike." An upbeat celebration of the working class and of strength in solidarity . . . with some very nice banjo picking.

Mad Agnes, "Katie." A witty and sharp critique of bourgeois life from the perspective of the long-suffering--and admirable--cleaning lady.

The Foremen, "Workin' on an MBA." Comic satire of the cushy life & boundless self-pity of the men in the gray flannel suits--set to a tune that recalls a chain gang work-song. Yep, one of those voices is Roy Zimmerman's.

Utah Phillips, "Moose Turd Pie." Spoken, w/ a little guitar. Utah recalls (with only the SLIGHTEST hint of exaggeration) the worst job he ever held.

Anne Feeney, "Business News / Hallelujah, I'm a Bum!" A beautiful rendition of an 1890's song about unemployment. A fine homage to Simon & Garfunkel's 1965 classic "Silent Night / 6 o'Clock News"; and a good song in its own right.

John McCutcheon, "Doing Our Job." McCutcheon applies Cal Ripken Jr.'s modest remarks upon breaking a major-league record to working people generally. A long-overdue celebration of the BEST of American working-class values.


New World Notes is produced under the auspices (Latin for "suspicious gaze") of WWUH-FM, a community service of that beacon of light in darkest Connecticut, the University of Hartford.
Previously broadcast. Files downloaded from the links, below, are identified as NWN #391.

More details, photos, links, & other good stuff on the show's blog: http://newworldnotes.blogspot.com

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