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PROGRAMMING SCHEDULE


FEATURED PLAYLISTS

Taste-test Righteous Babe Radio weekly features through our Spotify playlists. Like for updates.



FEATURED ALBUM / FEATURED RELEASE

REVOLUTIONARY LOVE LIVE - Concert Stream

Celebrate the release of Ani’s 22nd studio album Revolutionary Love with a full concert from Ani, Terence Higgins, and special guest Ivan Neville. Come hang virtually in Ani’s home, Big Blue, as the band reminisces about touring and performs energetic live versions from the new album along with classics from the Little Folksinger canon. Captured lovingly with seven cameras, Revolutionary Love Live documents Ani’s vision for this album live while it’s hot off the presses.

Sunday April 18th, 7 pm Central, Re-stream available for ticket holders

Buy Tickets: revlovelive.gctv.stream 


EXCUSE ME, MS.?

Our feature conversation last week highlighted Gloria Steinem, founder of Ms. Magazine. Among other things, Ms.  normalized the title of “Ms.” for women wanting to be defined in a way other than child (Miss) or married (Mrs.). In 1998, Ani took the opportunity to write to Ms., engaging more deeply in Ms. magazine's representation of Ani herself.

 An Excerpt from No Walls and the Recurring Dream, a memoir by Ani Di Franco

In 1998 I wrote an open letter to Ms. Magazine. At that time, I was summiting the apex of my notoriety and in the media.  I had graduated from an angry bisexual to a savvy entrepreneur.  No sooner had the media finally embraced me than I was having trouble with the way that they embraced me.  I quickly began missing my days of being scowled at from a great distance.  If I was touted one more time for my supposed business acumen, I was gonna scream.  It was like a bad running joke. I am an artist, dammit!  I also just happen to be a critic of capitalism.  When even Ms. Magazine put me in the same capitalism frame, I felt compelled to speak up… Read and hear the full letter here.


FEATURED POEM

Righteous Babe Radio

by Habibullah Saleem

FEATURED BOOTLEG

Bootleg

This week: Washington, DC - 10-06-1999

Ani, Daren, Jason, and Julie treat the crowd in D.C. to an incredible two-hour show the day after getting a VIP tour of the White House. Virtually everything from this show could be a highlight, but the Fire Door will grab your attention for sure. Coming Up makes a quick pitstop at the Whitehouse, and there's a great intro on Tis Of Thee about the White House tour. A super-fun version of Swing and then Greg Boyer joins the band for a barn-burning Anticipate before closing the set out with The Diner>Shy. A triple encore of So What, Napoleon, and To The Teeth wraps this show up.

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

Find featured bootlegs archived here.



FEATURED CONVERSATION

Interviews

This week: In Conversation: RBR and Elizabeth Moen

In this week’s featured conversation, Righteous Babe Radio team member Annie Bailey chats with Chicago based singer/songwriter Elizabeth Moen. Moen is an expert at blending raw, powerful emotion with lyrics that are both personal and universal. Her fierce voice is distinctive and hypnotic, and songwriting is how she feels understood and connected to the world. The two talk about creating music during the pandemic, Moen’s influences and inspiration, what keeps her staying authentic and motivated, and upcoming plans for the future. Her must listen new EP “Creature of Habit” is out everywhere.

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

Selected conversations produced by Righteous Babe can be found on Ani's Patreon.

Full archive of past conversation here



WOODY'S VOICE

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

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 the daily letters at 6pm, 11pm and 8am the following day CST. 

You can find the Letters and more about our Resident Professor here: https://heathercoxrichardson.substack.com

Hear a sample Letters from an American broadcast below.


TIPITINA'S THE ALRIGHT, ALRIGHT BROADCAST

Alright, Alright Logo

Recorded inside the artist owned World Famous Tipitina's, The Alright, Alright Broadcast is a one-on-one interview program featuring artists, musicians, performers, promoters, venue owners, on-air personalities, production, crew members, and more of the individuals that make our culture and entertainers so uniquely captivating.  Produced by Tipitina's TV.  We Love 'Em Tonight.  Catch it at 2 am and 10 am central Tuesdays and Thursdays



PUTUMAYO WORLD MUSIC HOUR

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.



SELF LOVE SUNDAY

Self Love Saturday LogoSelf Love Sunday with Jocelyn Mackenzie is a show that explores what it means to love ourselves in new ways and the impact that self love has on our communities. We'll hear music that expresses the spirit of self love, we'll talk with musicians and activists about how self love informs their creative process, and we'll learn tips and tools about how to integrate self love into our daily lives for the highest and greatest good of all.  Catch it at 10 am and 7 pm central every Sunday.
Episode 1: Community, Unity, and Change 
With LaFrae Sci and Emily Hope Price
LaFrae is an award-winning and internationally acclaimed multi-instrumentalist, educator, and composer. Bedrock to her artistry is the roots and the fruits of the blues from spirituals to afro futuristic soundscapes. As a composer, she writes for film, theater, and large and extended jazz and classical orchestras. She has shared her intentional creativity in 38 countries and her educational programming has been used globally. Frae-Frae is also the Executive Director/Dir of Artistic Programming at Willie Mae Future Sounds, a year round program that teaches afrofuturism, critical thinking and leadership, using music technology through the lens of the blues tradition to girls and gender non conforming youth in New York City.
IG: @fraefraedrum


ACOUSTIC CAFE

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 radio@righteousbabe.com. The RBR content management staff will review all submissions and ideas presented.