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BANDANA BLUES invites you on a musical journey every week for about an hour and a half of 21st Century Blues with a nod to The Masters. Started in 2003 by Beardo (from Philly, USA) and soon joined by his long-time friend Spinner (from The Hague, NL), they have produced this weekly podcast together for almost 15 years. After the sad and suddden demise of Beardo, Spinner continued the labor of love on his own.
 
Saturday Night Live w/ PhillyLabor Radio” is a weekly talk radio show hosted by Business Manager of the Philadelphia Building Trades, Phila. AFL-CIO Pres, Pat Eiding, Joe Doc Jr and Joe Krause that airs every Saturday night from 7pm to 8pm on Philadelphia’s legendary talk radio station 1210 WPHT and presents an insider’s look at the Philadelphia area labor movement.
 
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Union membership is at a historic low in the U.S. while public support for unions is on the rise. And in Philadelphia — long known as a blue-collar “labor town” — the kinds of workers organizing has been changing. The Philadelphia Inquirer’s Juliana Reyes, who covers labor and unions, explains why millennials in particular are driving that shift, w…
 
Show #861 Back To Regular Spinner put together a regular show with a lot of new music. Enjoy. 01. Clay Melton - Say That You Love Me (3:48) (Single, Watchtower Entertainment, 2020) 02. Bobby Rush - Shake It For Me (3:42) (Rawer Than Raw, Deep Rush Records, 2020) 03. Jim Kirkpatrick - Ain't Going Down Alone (4:07) (Ballad Of A Prodical Son, US One R…
 
The Jays are a playoff team in the same way playoff teams are lifeless scarecrows constantly being pecked, soaked, beaten and being forced to watch actual good teams play baseball while trying to keep a smile. Drew, Stoeten and The Athletic's Blue Jays beat writer Kaitlyn McGrath pursue the truth...well...the relative truth; are the Blue Jays a pla…
 
Selling Antislavery: Abolition and Mass Media in Antebellum America (University of Pennsylvania Press) is a richly illustrated history of the American Anti-Slavery Society and its print, material, and visual artifacts. Beginning with its establishment in the early 1830s, the American Anti-Slavery Society (AASS) recognized the need to reach and cons…
 
Having a safe place to live has never been more important than during the COVID-19 pandemic. But as the economic fallout forced millions of people out of work, many of them struggled to pay their rent. Now, the state’s moratorium on evictions has expired. The CDC has stepped in with its own federal moratorium and renters in Philly recently got a te…
 
Red Garcia and Alex Contreras show their appreciation for the resilient Marlins team that just took five out of seven games from the Phillies to entrench themselves in a 2020 playoff spot. Sixto Sánchez is the real deal (4:30), Don Mattingly is in the running for NL Manager of the Year (16:00), Matt Joyce proved us wrong (19:45) and Brian Anderson …
 
Nationwide, 20% of people in jails have a mental health condition — which means there are a lot of people like Kim, who end up incarcerated instead of in treatment. That’s exactly what happened to a Bucks County woman named Kim Stringer. WITF health reporter Brett Sholtis digs into what happened to Kim to explain why a Pennsylvania law meant to fix…
 
How do we have a serious conversation about race that moves beyond the brevity of Twitter or an op-ed? In this episode of Post-Script (a New Books in Political Science series from Lilly Goren and Susan Liebell), three scholars engage in a nuanced and fearless discussion grounded in history, data, and theory. There is no way to summarize this hour o…
 
Show #860 Memorial for Beardo 2020 Spinner put together another memorial show for Beardo because this week on september 17 it is 3 year ago that his dear friend and partner at Bandana Blues suddenly passed away. 01. B.B. King - 3 O'Clock Blues [1951] (3:01) (Bill Wyman's Blues Odyssey, Document Records, 2001) 02. Jimmy Smith (ft. B.B. King) 3 O'Clo…
 
Standing far too close for his liking to a lone burning trashcan with the word "Yankees" crudely scrawled on it is New York Daily News sports columnist and co-host of Baseball Prospectus' "Five and Dive" podcast, Bradford Davis, who joins Drew and Ol'Reliable on today's show (4:15). So...umm...Brad...what's up with the Pinstripe's meltdown? After B…
 
Colorizing Restorative Justice: Voicing Our Realities (Living Justice Press, 2020) consists of stories that have arisen from the lived experiences of a broad range of seasoned, loving restorative justice practitioners of color—mostly women—who have fiercely unearthed realities about devastation caused by white practitioners who have unthinkingly wo…
 
The pandemic and the George Floyd protests that followed brought to a boil long-simmering issues of inequity in the Philadelphia restaurant industry. Now, as COVID-19 has cut into restaurants’ razor-thin profit margins, workers are demanding change. Alex Tewfik, food editor for Philadelphia Magazine, who also worked in the industry for a decade, ex…
 
Seven consecutive games between the Marlins (19-19) and Phillies (21-18) will go a long way towards deciding the fate of each team's 2020 season. To get Fish fans prepared for this all-important opponent, Ely Sussman chats with Alex Carr of The Good Phight. More than one hour of analysis about the Phillies top-heavy starting rotation and volatile b…
 
Prior to the 1960s, Democrats were seen as having a lock on the South in national and local electoral politics, while Republicans had strengths in other parts of the country. While this was the case for some time, Boris Heersink and Jeffrey A. Jenkins, in their new book,Republican Party Politics and the American South, 1865-1968 (Cambridge Universi…
 
Black women intellectuals have traditionally been overlooked in the academic study of American intellectual history. Bury My Heart in a Free Land: Black Women Intellectuals in Modern U.S. History (Praeger) highlights the important contributions of both well- and lesser-known abolitionists, civil rights activists, preachers, writers, and artists to …
 
Welcome to New Books in African American Studies, a channel on the New Books Network. I am your host Adam McNeil. Today is part 2 of my discussion about Dr. Jennifer L. Morgan’s 2004 Laboring Women: Reproduction and Gender in New World Slavery. Instead of Dr. Morgan, who was featured in part 1 of the discussion, I enlisted a few #Blktwitterstorians…
 
America's Other Muslims: Imam W.D. Mohammed, Islamic Reform, and the Making of American Islam explores the oldest and perhaps the most important Muslim community in America, whose story has received little attention in the contemporary context. Muhammad Fraser-Rahim explores American Muslim Revivalist, Imam W.D. Mohammed (1933–2008) and his contrib…
 
In 2004, Dr. Jennifer L. Morgan’s Laboring Women: Reproduction and Gender in New World Slavery (University of Pennsylvania Press) was published. Sixteen years later, Morgan’s Laboring Women stands tall as one of the most important historical texts in the history of the academy. Building on Dr. Deborah Gray White’s literal field building and seminal…
 
Avante Reynolds was a new mom with a growing YouTube following when she was killed in a hit and run on Cobbs Creek Parkway in West Philly a few weeks ago. But the driver is not the only one responsible for her death. Michaela Winberg, reporter for WHYY’s Billy Penn, dug deep into the long history of racist policies that have led communities of colo…
 
Jonathan Fearnley and Tyler Wilson join Alex Contreras in reacting to Monday's Marlins win over the Braves, which featured massive individual plays from Miguel Rojas and the latest wrinkle in the José Ureña/Ronald Acuña Jr. rivalry. Follow Fish Stripes (@fishstripes), Alex (@TheRealACoN), Jonathan (@JJFearnley) and Tyler (@KingOfBuffalo) on Twitter…
 
Two south side Chicago families are bound together by a violence-infused past. Ruby’s mother, Alice King, has been murdered. Her father, Lebanon King, is an abusive man who endured a terrible childhood. Her best friend, Layla, has always tried to protect Ruby from Lebanon even though her own father and Ruby’s father have been close friends since ch…
 
Can’t Be Faded: Twenty Years in the New Orleans Brass Band Game (University of Mississippi Press, 2020) is a collaboration between musician and ethnomusicologist Kyle DeCoste and more than a dozen members of the Stooges Brass Band, past and present. It is the culmination of five years of interviews, research, and writing. Told with humor and candor…
 
“I stand before you today as a candidate for the Democratic nomination for the Presidency of the United States of America. “I am not the candidate of black America, although I am black and proud. “I am not the candidate of the women’s movement of this country, although I am a woman, and I am equally proud of that.” – Shirley Chisholm, January 25, 1…
 
Show #859 Another Covers Show The last covers show was about a year ago, so Spinner figured it was time again. 01. Leslie West - I Feel Fine (2:56) (Unusual Suspects, Provogue Records, 2011) 02. Pat Ramsey - Loan Me a Dime (7:02) (It's About Time, Rampat Records, 1996) 03. Steve Howell, Dan Sumner & Jason Weinheimer - Nothin' But The Blues (4:09) (…
 
There's few more qualified than the seasoned, grizzled Blue Jays podcast vets, Drew and Ol' Reliable, to fully convey the pang felt from watching the Jays' suspect base running (5:15). Chiefly, why is the team's base running so...so...bafflingly disappointing, and though fans take issue with the blunders, a fraction of a fraction are repulsed by pl…
 
Here’s one good thing that’s popped up in Philly during the pandemic: community fridges full of free food to help people who have been struggling to make ends meet. It turns out the fridges are an example of something called “mutual aid,” which is a tradition in Philadelphia stretching back more than a century. WHYY’s Emily Scott digs into that his…
 
Tyler Wilson hosts a wide-ranging interview with accomplished radio broadcaster Glenn Geffner. How does Glenn prepare for games each night? What advice does he have for aspiring broadcasters? How satisfied is he with this season's experimental rule changes and the current MLB style of play? And what does he expect from the Marlins in 2020 and beyon…
 
In his new book Ten Days in Harlem: Fidel Castro and the Making of the 1960s (Faber, 2020), Simon Hall, a Professor of Modern History at the University of Leeds, colorfully details an extraordinary visit by Fidel Castro to New York in the Autumn of 1960 for the opening of the UN General Assembly. Holding court from the iconic Hotel Theresa in Harle…
 
In the final installment of our series Why Didn’t I Go There?, The Why co-host Shai Ben-Yaacov and his 10-year-old son Gil take a virtual tour of Belmont Mansion in Fairmount Park. Our guide is Janice Sykes-Ross, the mansion’s director, who tells the story of how the site became a significant stop on the Underground Railroad and a critical refuge f…
 
On a day consumed by trades, it's easy to lose focus on what truly matters (:30). Please make sure we keep the dialogue open and flowing. Drew and Ol' Reliable talk about what they always talk about, your Toronto Blue Ja...wait...what...oh, sorry, I meant the playoff contenting Toronto Blue Jays (5:15). Is it conceivable that this club, with their …
 
Red Garcia and Alex Contreras share their first reactions to the team's acquisitions of outfielder Starling Marte (from the Diamondbacks) and prospect Griffin Conine (from the Blue Jays), son of Mr. Marlin himself. Reports are that Isan Díaz will soon come back from the restricted list, too. How much do the moves boost the Marlins' 2020 playoff cha…
 
Pennsylvania has one of the country’s highest unemployment rates during the pandemic. And while things have gotten a little better as some businesses have reopened, people in industries that rely on interacting in person — many of whom have spent decades building their careers — don’t know when their jobs will re-materialize. Keystone Crossroads’ L…
 
Show #858 Late! 01. Adam Sweet - Trouble (3:44) (Single, self-release, 2020) 02. Malaya Blue - Kiss My Troubles Away (3:46) (Still, Blue Heart Records, 2020) 03. Old Ramblers - Slow Down (2:56) (Find Me On The Road Somewhere, Bone Union Records, 2020) 04. Archie Brown & the Young Bucks - Lonesomeville (3:31) (Single, self-release, 2020) 05. Kenny N…
 
Why is the scholarship and advocacy work of W.E.B. Du Bois so relevant for 21st century politics? Does his unique combination of both serve as a possible template for today’s freedom movements? Dr. Charisse Burden-Stelly (assistant professor of Africana Studies and Political Science at Carleton College and 2020-2021 Visiting Scholar with the Race a…
 
The story of freedom and all of its ambiguities begins with intimate acts steeped in power. It is shaped by the peculiar oppressions faced by African women and women of African descent. And it pivots on the self-conscious choices black women made to retain control over their bodies and selves, their loved ones, and their futures. Slavery's rise in …
 
Philadelphia is hurting. Not only is the city fighting a global pandemic, but it’s also battling an escalating and deadly epidemic of gun violence. The number of people shot in Philadelphia continues to rise to historic levels, and many in that number are children. On top of it all, it’s largely affecting Black people who are at a greater risk for …
 
When the pandemic started, most doctors seemed to think that COVID was an illness that typically lasted about two weeks. Now, we know a lot of people are still experiencing sometimes debilitating symptoms weeks and months after they were infected. A University of Pennsylvania clinic is trying to figure out why they are still suffering and how to tr…
 
Ranem Atia works as a contact tracer and case investigator for the Philadelphia Department of Health, playing a critical role for understanding where and how fast COVID-19 is spreading and ultimately, for saving lives. It’s not an easy job. To do this work effectively, Ranem and her fellow contact tracers need to be be good detectives, social worke…
 
Red Garcia and Alex Contreras (once again) take exception to some of Don Mattingly's lineups and in-game maneuvers (2:20). They discusses the combination of Marlins trade targets and players on the verge of returning from the injured list (7:45). Also, the guys look forward to a critical week on the field with eight total games scheduled against th…
 
Welcome to New Books in African American Studies, a channel on the New Books Network. I am your host, Adam McNeil. Today on the podcast I have the honor of chatting with a good friend, Dr. J. T. Roane, assistant professor of African and African American Studies in the School of Social Transformation at Arizona State University. Dr. Roane is on New …
 
Show #857 It's Showtime! Yes the show must go on, but Spinner has also some sad news to share. 01. Downchild Blues Band - Can You Hear The Music (4:15) (Live At The Toronto Jazz Festival, Diesel Management Productions, 2020) 02. Kirsten Thien - Better Or You're Gonna Get Burned (4:29) (Two Sides, Screen Door Records, 2020) 03. Peter Karp - She Brea…
 
The COVID-19 pandemic threatened to make the Upper Darby Summer Stage go dark. But one of the oldest and most popular theater camps in the region (whose alumni include former Saturday Night Live cast member Tina Fey,) was determined the show would go on. Children’s Theater Director Dan Matarazzo and Founder and Executive Director Harry Dietzler tel…
 
When he's not padding his 5-to-1 kill-death ratio in Call of Duty, Zubes is busy building the Sportsfeld media empire...and joining Drew and Ol' Reliable to talk all things Blue Jays. Speaking of Blue Jays, why are they performing so woefully? (I mean, aside from the obvious. - 6:00) The trio target an overarching issue this season: the plodding pa…
 
In This Land of Plenty: Mickey Leland and Africa in American Politics (University of Pennsylvania Press) by Benjamin Talton is a transnational history that explores the influence of African American leaders on US foreign policy towards Africa in the 1980s. By examining the life and labors of the political activist turned Texas congressman, Mickey L…
 
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