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Righteous Babe Records 2020 Wrap-Up

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Righteous Babe Radio is celebrating the 2020 Releases from Righteous Babe Records! Tune in to catch these singles and albums (played in full) throughout the week.  To learn more and support these artists directly, check out the Righteous Babe Store.

Pieta Brown - The Hard Way (Brett Bullion Remix) (Single) Jan 24 
The Prison Music Project - Long Time Gone (Album) May 6
Gracie and Rachel - If The World Was Ending (Single) June 25
Gracie and Rachel - Hello Weakness, You Make Me Strong (Album) Sept 18
Jocelyn Mackenzie - Better (Single) Sept 24
Peter Mulvey - Live at The Cafe Carpe (Album) Oct 9th
Resistance Revival Chorus - This Joy (Album) Oct 16th
Jocelyn Mackenzie - The Brave Ones (Single) Oct 20th
Ani Di Franco - Rev Love/Do or Die/Contagious (Singles) Nov 18th
Pieta Brown - Follow You (Single) Nov 19th 
Jocelyn Mackenzie - Never Stop Believing in Santa Claus (Single) Dec 1
Gracie and Rachel - Grey (Single) Dec 10


Airing Monday, Tuesday, Thursday at 3pm and 7pm CST and Wednesday, Friday, Saturday at 3pm & 8:30pm CST


Self Evident
by Ani DiFranco
Righteous Babe Radio
by Habibullah Saleem



This week: Northampton, MA 11-19-1996

Back at it again folks with another show from Larry's Basement Tapes. This Trio show with Ani, Andy Stochansky, and Sara Lee is on fire right out of the gate. Truly a great show from 11-19-1996... that brief moment in time when The Butter Melts Out of Habit was a crusty old tune and 2 little girls was brand new. Other highlights from the show include Worthy and The Diner>The Slant>The Diner to close the show. Hard to believe this is 24 years old. Enjoy!  

New bootlegs featured every week, airing Wednesday, Friday and Saturday nights at 9pm CST and Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday mornings at 4am CST.

Find featured bootlegs archived here.



This week: Martin Luther King Jr's Final Speech: "I've Been to the Mountaintop"

In honor of MLK Jr DAY and the inauguration this week, we would like to feature MLK Jr's final speech.
MLK's Final, Great Speech delivered April 3, 1968 at Mason Temple in Memphis, Tennessee. During this speech, in support of sanitation workers, MLK Jr. speaks of human rights, justice, and public service. As always, he calls for nonviolence and community leadership. Note: the end of the speech is cut off from the recording. In response to a question about threats of violence against him, MLK ends with this: "Well, I don't know what will happen now. We've got some difficult days ahead. But it doesn't matter with me now. Because I've been to the mountaintop. And I don't mind. Like anybody, I would like to live a long life. Longevity has its place. But I'm not concerned about that now. I just want to do God's will. And He's allowed me to go up to the mountain. And I've looked over. And I've seen the promised land. I may not get there with you. But I want you to know tonight, that we, as a people, will get to the promised land. And I'm happy tonight. I'm not worried about anything. I'm not fearing any man. Mine eyes have seen the glory of the coming of the Lord."

The conversation will air Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 12pm and 5pm CST.

Find selected conversations archived here.


Woody's Voice

Join the Woody Guthrie Center on Sunday at 12pm and again at 4pm CST 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 12pm CST on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Find selected Woody's Voice episodes archived here.


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 CST. 

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

Hear a sample Letters from an American broadcast below.


Putumayo World Music Hour

Hosted by former KFOG personality Rosalie Howarth, the Putumayo World Music Hour (PWMH) is an internationally syndicated radio show that takes listeners on a weekly journey through the music of many different cultures. The program is heard on more than 100 commercial and non-commercial stations around the world. PWMH playlists include a blend of music from well-known artists and exceptional, underexposed international artists. The one-hour radio program also features interviews with world-class music makers such as Los Lobos, Jackson Browne, Bonnie Raitt, and Taj Mahal who eagerly support and have been influenced by world music. Airing new episodes Monday and Saturday at 10am CST and Wednesday morning at 4am CST.


Acoustic Cafe
Acoustic Café is a two hour weekly radio show, and an independent media production of RDR Radio, LLC. The program is produced and hosted by Rob Reinhart, who started the show in 1995.

Each week, listeners around the globe tune in to Acoustic Café to hear the latest from today’s great songwriting talents. It’s hard to put a definitive label on Acoustic Café’s music selections. After all, a good song is a good song… any individual set of music could contain a bit of country, rock, blues, folk, pop… and more!

In addition to classic songwriters (oh, you know who they are…), Acoustic Café wants to bring as many newer talents to the table as possible. That’s the best description we can conjure… now, hear this week’s program by clicking here! Also, you can hear a few year’s worth of our interviews and performances by visiting our archives here. Enjoy.
Airing Fridays at 10am CST

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.