Saturday, December 11, 2021

If We Make It Through December (TOTR 404)


a vinyl only holiday edition, aired originally on WTTU 88.5 FM 
on Saturday, December 11, 2021

listen to the archive here:

Merle Haggard - If We Make It Through December

from Goin Home For Christmas - 1984

Carpenters - I’ll Be Home For Christmas

from Christmas Portrait - 1978

Air Supply - O Come All Ye Faithful 

from The Christmas Album -1987

John Fahey - Carol of the Bells

from Christmas with John Fahey Vol II - 1975

John Denver & the Muppets - She’ll Be Comin’ Round the Mountain

from Rocky Mountain Holiday - 1983

Jody Emerson & Wild Bill Emerson - Happy Birthday Jesus

from Christmas in the Mountains - 1978

Burl Ives - Jesus Anatonia 

Burl Ives - The Seven Joys of Mary

from Twelve Days of Christmas- 1967

Johnny Cash - We Are The Shepherds

from The Christmas Spirit - 1963

The Monks of Weston Priory - Shepherds & Kings

from Winter’s Coming Home - 1975

Soldan High School Concert Choir - God Rest You Merry Gentleman 

Jennings Senior High School Dickens Carolers - Sing A Round For Christmas

from A Saint Louis Christmas - 1974

Revelation Philharmonic Orchestra & the One Experience Choir - Hallelujah

from The New Messiah - 1972

The New Christy Minstrels - Beautiful City 

from Merry Christmas - 1967

Joe Wise - I Wonder As I Wander

from He Has Come: Songs of Christmas - 1977

Stephen Rose, Bill Horwitz, & Friends - A Stranger Named Peace 

from A Stranger Named Peace - 1978

Peter Paul & Mary - Light One Candle

from A Holiday Celebration with the New York Choral Society - 1988

Odetta - Shout for Joy

Odetta - Children Go Where I Send Thee

from Christmas Spirituals - 1960

Lornetta Taylor & the Pleasant Green Choir - Flee Into Egypt Land

from Flee Into Egypt Land

Mahalia Jackson - Go Tell It On The Mountain 

from Christmas Songs - undated German release

The Staple Singers - The Last Month of the Year

The Staple Singers - The Virgin Mary Had One Son

The Staple Singers - No Room at the Inn

The Staple Singers - There Was A Star

The Twenty-Fifth Day of December - 1962

The Edwin Hawkins Singers – Blowin in the Wind

The Edwin Hawkins Singers – Silent Night 

from Peace Is "Blowin' In The Wind" - 1969

Raymond Rasberry Singers - Oh Happy Day

from The Gospel At Christmas with Shirley Caesar et al - undated

Josh Garrels - Gloria

Josh Garrels - Hosanna 

from The Light Came Down - 2016

Bob Seger & the Silver Bullet Band - The Little Drummer Boy 

from A Very Special Christmas - 1987 

Beta Radio -  The Song The Season Brings 

from the Song The Season Brings - 2015

Sunday, October 31, 2021

Songs for our Ancestors (TOTR 403)


Halloween/All Saints show 2021 - aired on 10/30/21

Lawrence Ferlinghetti (1919-2021) Don Everly (1937-2021) Anne Feeney (1951-2021) Nanci Griffith (1953-2021)

Steve Miller Band - Song For Our Ancestors

Lawrence Ferlinghetti - The World Is A Beautiful Place

George Harrison - All Things Must Pass 

The Everly Brothers - Bye Bye Love

Anne Feeney - Emma Goldman

Nanci Griffith - Not My Way Home

Dolly Parton - Silver Dagger

Emmylou Harris - Still Water 

Loreena McKennitt - All Souls Night

The Secret Sisters & Brandi Carlile - Water Witch

Stevie Nicks - Sorcerer

Pentangle - I Saw an Angel

Norma Tanega - You're Dead

Buffy Sainte-Marie - God Is Alive Magic Is Afoot

Dead Can Dance - The Wind That Shakes the Barley 

Wardruna - Helvegen

Heilung - Trause 

Lankum - Cold Old Fire 

The Bridge City Sinners - Ashes 

Tejon Street Corner Thieves - Wayfaring Stranger

Sam Lee - Lay This Body Down 

Sweet Honey In The Rock - Breaths

Uncle Tupelo - No Depression

[Originally aired on WTTU 88.5 FM on Saturday, October, 30, 2021. The audio archive is here:

Saturday, October 23, 2021

Is There A Ghost (TOTR 402)


Son House - Death Letter

The White Stripes - Dead Leaves and the Dirty Ground

Band of Horses - Is There A Ghost

J. Tillman - Your Mother's Ghost

The Cave Singers - Dancing On Our Graves

Delta Rae - Dance in the Graveyards

Dawes - Telescope

Justin Townes Earle - Appalachian Nightmare

Amanda Shires -Deep Dark Below

Amy Ray & Justin Vernon - Let the Spirit

Jill Andrews - Tell That Devil

Gillian Welch - The Devil Had A Hold Of Me

Shovels & Rope - The Devil Is All Around

The Chieftains & Mick Jagger - The Long Black Veil 

Iron & Wine - Free Until They Cut Me Down

The Builders &  The Butchers - Let the Wind Carry Me Home

Jason Isbell - Children of Children

Jason Isbell &  the 400 Unit - Only Children

My Morning Jacket - Golden

My Morning Jacket - The Way That He Sings

Band of Horses - The Funeral

Jerry Garcia - The Wheel

Jack White - Wayfaring Stranger


[Originally aired on WTTU 88.5 FM on Saturday, October, 23, 2021. The audio archive is here:

Friday, October 15, 2021

When It Breaks (TOTR 401)

Willi Carlisle - What the Rocks Don't Know  
Aaron Ross & Neal Morgan - Speak The Truth                              
The Avett Brothers - Long Story Short                                   
Jason Isbell - Relatively Easy 
Brandi Carlile - Broken Horses
Possessed by Paul James - When It Breaks
Jamestown Revival - This Too Shall Pass
Deer Tick - Rough Around the Edges
Josh Ritter - Ground Don't Want Me
Deer Tick - Too Sensitive for This World
Phil Cook - Steampowered Blues
Steve Earle - Dublin Blues
Hiss Golden Messenger - I Need a Teacher
Shovels & Rope w/ Shakey Graves - Unknown Legend
Blaze Foley & Ben Dickey - Clay Pigeons
Hayes Carll - Jesus and Elvis
Dawes - Didn't Fix Me
Brandi Carlile - Every Time I Hear That Song
Gibson Brothers - Everybody Hurts
U2 - Some Days Are Better Than Others
TV On The Radio - Wash The Day
Possessed by Paul James - We Welcome You Hom

image - Broken Reflection by Ryan McGilchrist (2007)

audio archive from the live broadcast on 10/15/2021 on WTTU:

Saturday, October 9, 2021

Come Along (TOTR 400)


The 400th episode of Teacher On The Radio, since 9/10/2007. Roger Miller - Oo-De-Lally (From Robin Hood)

jeremy messersmith - Everything Is Magical

Love - Everybody's Gotta Live

Cosmo Sheldrake - Come Along

Dick Gaughan - Revolution

Shawn James - The Thief and the Moon

Parsonsfield - Weeds or Wildflowers

The Growlers - Tell It How It Is

Merry Hell - Human Communion

Grace Petrie,Liam Jordan,Paula Wichall, & Ben Greenland -

            If There's a Fire in Your Heart

Jimmy Aldridge & Sid Goldsmith - What You Do with What You've Got 

Danny Schmidt - This Too Shall Pass

Chris Remo - This Is the Time (We Have Prepared For)

Dan Bern - Never to Be Forgotten Kinda Year

The Mountain Goats - This Year

Barton Carroll - Those Days Are Gone, and My Heart Is Breaking

Candle Kid - Ring

Sleeping At Last - You Are Enough

Elizabeth & the Catapult - More Than Enough

jeremy messersmith - We All Do Better When We All Do Better

Blake Rouse - Big Rock Candy Mountain

My Morning Jacket - Wonderful (The Way I Feel)

Pistol Pete & Popgun Paul - all along

Khrysso Heart LeFey- Himmel und Erde

Rev. Yolanda - I Love Myself

Casey Neill Trio - Araby

Jason Isbell - Maybe It’s Time

The California Honeydrops - Ripple

Playing For Change - Imagine You can listen to the archived recording here: Thanks for the 400th episode shout-outs from:

Mark Creter

Ted Pelton

Peter Werbe

Jeannie Smith

Casey Neill
Rev. Yolanda 

Khrysso Heart LeFey

& Rick Quinn -- only aired on the live episode

Sunday, September 26, 2021

Something for Everyone (TOTR 399)


[photo of 404 storefront by Ace Morgan; photo of your DJ hippypunk fannypack dancing by Jeff Rice]

Chumbawamba - Never Do What You Are Told

MDC - Something for Everyone

False Prophets - Invisible People

Operation Ivy - Room Without A Window

Green Day - I Was There

Pansy Division - Fem in a Black Leather Jacket

Bikini Kill - Rebel Girl

Lungfish - Creation Story

Screeching Weasel - I Can See Clearly Now

¡Tchkung! - Gone to Croatan

Crash Worship -Dischordia

Short Dogs Grow - Desert Rain

Laughing Hyenas - Crawl

The Gories - Detroit Breakdown

The Orange Roughies - Eyepatch

Majesty Crush - If Jfa Were Still Together

Bongwater - There You Go

King Missile - How to Remember Your Dreams

Maggie Estep- Welcome To The Monkeyhouse

The Layabouts - Monkey Do 

The Layabouts - Ballad of Donna Lewis

Hakim Bey - Chaos

Sunfrog - Waiting For Richard

Roger Manning - Real Estate Blues

Lenny Pops - Talking Proletarian Blues 

Utah Phillips - I've Got to Know

Casey Neill - Riffraff

Chumbawamba - Happiness is Just a Chant Away

Show aired on Saturday 9-25. Listen to the audio archive here:

Saturday, September 18, 2021

Go (TOTR 398)


Jónsi - Go Do

Indigo Girls - Go

The Felice Brothers - To-Do List

Frank Turner - Haven't Been Doing So Well

American Aquarium - The World Is On Fire

Shovels & Rope - C'mon Utah!

Willis Alan Ramsey - Northeast Texas Women

Keb' Mo' with Old Crow Medicine Show-The Medicine Man

Allison Russell - Little Rebirth

Brittany Howard - 13th Century Metal (Michael Kiwanuka & St Francis Hotel remix)

Amy Ray - Tear It Down

Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit with John Paul White - Driver 8

My Morning Jacket - Love Love Love

Wilco - Love Is Everywhere (Beware)

Dr. Dog - Buzzing in the Light

Dawes - Most People

Johnnyswim with Drew Holcomb & The Neighbors - Ring the Bells

My Morning Jacket - Run It

Lord Huron - Ends of the Earth

American Aquarium - One Day At A Time

Molly Tuttle - Standing On The Moon

Shinyribs - Brokedown Palace

John Prine - That's the Way That the World Goes Round - Live Listen to an audio archive of this show on Soundcloud: Stream Go - TOTR 398 by Teacher On The Radio | Listen online for free on SoundCloud

Saturday, September 4, 2021

Regularly Scheduled Programming (TOTR 397)

Brandi Carlile - Right on Time

My Morning Jacket - Regularly Scheduled Programming

Utah Phillips - The Two Bums - Live / 1984

Fred Holstein - Banks Of Marbles - Live / 1984

Billy Bragg - Pass It On

The Dead Tongues - Pawnshop Dollar Bills

The Artisanals - Way Up

Big Red Machine - Phoenix (feat. Fleet Foxes & Anaïs Mitchell)

Holy Locust - Prophets Hang

The Goddamn Gallows - It's Gonna Be Ok (no, It's Not)

Pagan Holiday - Hallelujah

The Trusty Snakes - Love and Dopamine

Moon Bandits - Community Love Song

Margo Price - Four Years of Chances

Khruangbin - White Gloves

Band of Horses - In A Drawer

Dr. Dog - Here Comes the Hotstepper

Wilco - I Am Trying to Break Your Heart

Lord Huron - Long Lost

American Aquarium - The Long Haul

Son Volt - Like You

The Killers - Cody

December  - Apostles and prophets   

My Morning Jacket - Steam Engine

Saturday, August 7, 2021

The Unforgettable Fire (TOTR 396)


[photo - the DJ with "Vermin Supreme," summer 2021, their first time together in 25 years!]
show aired live on WTTU 88.5fm on Saturday, August 7, 2021

U2- The Unforgettable Fire
The Polyphonic Spree - Light & Day/ Reach for the Sun
The Collection - Loud
The Tillers - The Road Neverending
The Tillers - Riverboat Dishwashing Song
Miss Tess - These Blues
Peter Rowan - Dharma Blues
Sarah Jarosz - I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For
Brandi Carlile - The Eye
The National - Heavenfaced
CSNY- Woodstock
The Band - This Wheel’s On Fire 
Jefferson Airplane - Live at Woodstock
Vermin Supreme - I Am A Meme
Collective Vision - Up To You & Me
Phil Lesh & Friends (featuring Dawes & Nicki Bluhm) - Scarlet Begonias
Phil Lesh & Friends (featuring Dawes & Nicki Bluhm) - Sugaree
Consolidated - The ol’ Mass Extinction Blues
Danny Wilde - The Unforgettable Fire

Monday, April 19, 2021

Tennessee Tech Professors Speak Out -- Regarding University Discipline Against Them For Antiracist Activism

[Images: Gruber and Smith on Tennessee Tech video surveillance. Source: Tennessee Tech police report.]

On Thursday, April 15, two tenured Tennessee Tech faculty members--Julia Gruber (associate professor, German) and Andrew Smith (senior instructor, English and Religious Studies), with more than 30 years of university service between them--received notification that they were subject to disciplinary actions from the university for what they believe is protected free speech activity: the creation, printing, and distribution of a leaflet denouncing a racist colleague, and local elected GOP official, and the members of the organization he leads, the campus chapter of the national hate group, Turning Point USA (TPUSA). 

 According to the official memorandums from Human Resources interim associate Vice President Greg Holt and the Vice President for Planning and Finance Claire Stinson (Holt’s supervisor), the university alleges that Gruber and Smith created and distributed the flyer with the intent “to harass, intimidate, and threaten not only Complainant but other faculty, staff, and students whose views and opinions” are “contrary” to theirs. Both Gruber and Smith decry such deceitful characterization, since calling out racism is precisely intended to curtail the culture of harassment and intimidation they believe that racists have created at Tennessee Tech, through groups like TPUSA and others. 

 In his official response to these memorandums, Nashville employment attorney Robb Bigelow, who represents Gruber and Smith, disputed the facts and legality of the University’s case against his clients. To begin his response, Bigelow writes, “A number of reasons exist as to why this decision should be reconsidered and that the matter against my clients should be dropped.” Specifically, Bigelow explains how Tech's "Investigation Memorandum" regarding Professors Gruber and Smith fails to even mention (let alone fully address) the First Amendment and how it ignores or misinterprets many facts and Tennessee Tech's own policies. 

 To summarize, Bigelow writes in his conclusion: “Professors Smith and Gruber openly welcome a healthy debate regarding Turning Point USA, its campus leader, and its members. They invite Professor Donadio and all members of Turning Point USA to denounce racism and institutional racism. They welcome a marketplace of ideas where members of Turning Point USA try to prove them wrong and perhaps even challenge the Professors about their own beliefs. But they must not be punished for espousing those protected beliefs in the first place.” 

 As popular and award-winning faculty, Gruber and Smith have always put their students first and view their social justice work as integral to the mission of any university: the pursuit of truth and contribution to the common good. Just as their accuser is an adviser of conservative student activists, between Gruber and Smith they advise or co-advise the Tennessee Tech chapters of: Lambda Gay-Straight Alliance, NAACP, College Democrats, Presbyterian Student Association, and Student Environmental Action Coalition. Does TPUSA afford the students of these organizations with the same free speech rights that they seek for themselves? 

 To be clear, Smith and Gruber called out a colleague’s documented racism on a flier, a traditional and protected free speech activity. Their accuser went to the campus police to get Smith and Gruber fired. Which action is in fact more threatening? And why does Tennessee Tech appear to have taken up the cause of TPUSA in this case? As tragic as it would be for these admired academics to lose their jobs at Tech for hanging a flier, their activism is not about them or their careers. Rather, Gruber and Smith are motivated by deeply held values on behalf of an inclusive, antiracist vision for Tennessee Tech and the Cookeville community. 

 Both professors have long histories of advocating for other faculty members through organizations such as the United Campus Workers, a local union within the Communication Workers of America, and the American Association of University Professors, the century-old organization responsible for setting the national standards for academic freedom and tenure. Smith is also a member of the historic One Big Union, the International Workers of the World. Both teachers have contributed greatly to campus culture through bringing countless guest speakers, participating in community service work, and traveling with students around the world to learn about diversity. 

Both are grassroots Cookeville activists involved in causes such as (but not limited to) Black Lives Matter, the Tennessee Indigenous Coalition, the NAACP, and the Cookeville Mutual Aid Collective, which serves the local unhoused and incarcerated communities. In addition to all this, they are both prolific and creative scholars, active in a variety of interdisciplinary areas, and they present regularly at national and international conferences. 

 In 2015, Smith with other colleagues brought students to the 50th Anniversary Bridge Crossing in Selma, Alabama, and then in April 2018, a similar group traveled to Memphis to commemorate the tragic assassination of Martin Luther King Jr. on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel. In addition to his work at Tech, Smith is a credentialed theologian from Vanderbilt Divinity School and local preacher, having served in or taught at congregations in the Presbyterian Church (USA) and the United Church of Christ. He currently co-moderates a podcast and Facebook page for Presbyterian Voices for Justice. 

Today, Gruber’s most recent research project, the revolutionary power of angry women, is inspired by the radical rudeness of Ugandan scholar and activist Stella Nyanzi. For a forthcoming essay collection, Gruber has compiled abstracts on examples of female anger in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland, and she is convening a seminar that will focus on the particular racism black women face when they express rage. 

For this work, Tech awarded her a non-instructional grant, which will free her up to work on what matters most to her: Being a better ally, developing her anti-racist agenda, and highlighting the work of Black and Brown colleagues and artists. Julia Gruber and Andrew Smith believe that abolishing white supremacy is a much higher calling, bigger than them or their careers, bigger than Cookeville or Tennessee Tech. 

 The press and public are invited to a live, online conversation and press conference featuring Julia Gruber and Andrew Smith on Monday, April 19, at 7:00pm CST. The conversation will be hosted by New York-based professor, actor, and blogger Lee Papa, better known to his online readers as the Rude Pundit. Other local Cookeville activists will join the call. 

 This event will be streamed live on Facebook and YouTube. 

Additional Background

 On Thursday, February 4, the Putnam County School Board affirmed that they will allow a racist slur to remain the mascot for a local middle school. (We do not say the slur because it is racist; it was the former name of the Washington, DC Football Team in the NFL.)

 Members of the Tennessee Indigenous Coalition were in attendance at the meeting, as members of that group are indigenous Americans and parents of children in the Putnam County system. Critics of the mascot have organized, written letters, and attended the school board meetings because they wish to see the racist mascot removed. 

When the motion to form a committee to study the mascot situation failed to get a second, it was noticed that a citizen audibly cheered and celebrated the mascot decision. This individual was Andrew “AJ” Donadio: a Putnam County Commissioner, Tech professor, County GOP officer, member of the Tennessee Freedom Force “patriot” group, and recently volunteered to be the official faculty adviser to the campus chapter of Turning Point USA (TPUSA), a far-right national organization with ties to white supremacists (as documented by the Southern Poverty Law Center, the Anti-Defamation League, and others) and the January 6 attack on America. For more on TPUSA’s racism please see: 

 In addition to Donadio’s outspoken support for the racist mascot, he also condemned the student athletes at East Tennessee State University for expressing their free speech, by kneeling before a basketball game during Black History Month. In a post on his public County Commissioner page, Donadio supports the lawmakers seeking to repress these athletes’ rights to peaceful protest.
Donadio wrote: “Most of these athletes receive scholarships and are representatives of the school and therefore the state. Part of the contract for that scholarship should be that they show due respect for this nation, our military, and our police.”

 On Friday, February 5, Andrew Smith made a flier calling out what he perceived as the racist aspects of this professor and the TPUSA organization. On the early evening of Friday, February 5, and the morning of Saturday, February 6, Smith and Gruber posted or left on tables, copies of this flier, which was intended as a provocative challenge to TPUSA’s own rhetoric.

This flier is protected speech by the First Amendment, Tennessee Tech Policy 007, and the Tennessee Campus Free Speech Act. On February 9, Donadio filed a complaint with Tech Human Resources against Gruber and Smith, whose identity he was able to ascertain by consulting witnesses and studying the university surveillance footage, provided for him by Tech officials.

On February 24, the flier-posting professors received a memorandum from interim Human Resources Associate Vice President Greg Holt, citing multiple Tech policies, under which the professors were being investigated. Several weeks into the investigation, Gruber and Smith were notified by Holt of an additional complaint filed against them by the student leaders of the TPUSA chapter. The professors maintain this investigation and the subsequent disciplinary memorandum referenced above are without merit.

In essence, Donadio and now Tech are engaged in patent violations of Tech’s own policies and of the Tennessee Campus Free Speech Act. The flier was extramural free speech protected by Tech policy, Tennessee State Law, and the First Amendment. The investigation itself and subsequent disciplinary memorandum appear to intimidate, threaten, and harass Smith and Gruber from calling out the hate-group activities of their colleague from Turning Point USA.

 During the more than 50 days from receiving the initial memorandum from Tech until the recent disciplinary memorandum, Andrew Donadio went on a media tour, during the investigation phase of his allegations against Gruber and Smith, who on the other hand, have waited until after the investigation to go public with their concerns. Donadio contacted local and regional radio, print, and online media.
A sensationally vivid story on the Tennessee Star far-right website, paints Gruber and Smith in a particularly negative light. Additionally, supporters of Donadio have stirred up anger toward Gruber and Smith on their personal Facebook pages, describing them in such inflammatory terms as terrorists, fascists, bullies, and “psychotic deranged goons.”

 Since beginning to share their story, Gruber and Smith have received an outpouring of support, especially from their students, former students, fellow activist colleagues, and concerned community members. Interviews and additional official internal documentation are available upon request.

[images: Andrew Smith and Julia Gruber involved in local grassroots protest. Also picture: Gruber's spouse and retired Tech faculty Jon Jonakin.]

Saturday, March 6, 2021

Summer On Fire (TOTR 395)

in honor of the new Peter Werbe book Summer On Fire: A Detroit Novel
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MC5 - Kick Out The Jams
Frank Zappa - Plastic People
Grateful Dead - Morning Dew
Tim Buckley - Get On Top
Cream - Strange Brew
Jefferson Airplane - White Rabbit
Big Brother & the Holding Company - Piece of My Heart
John Lee Hooker - Boogie Chillen
Ravi Shankar - Raga
Charles Mingus - Moanin’
Jimi Hendrix - If 6 Was 9
Marvin Gaye - I Heard It Through The Grapevine
Aretha Franklin - Respect
The Crazy World of Arthur Brown - Fire 
The Doors - Light My Fire
The Chambers Brothers - Time Has Come Today
Howlin’ Wolf - Back Door Man
Procol Harum - White Shade Of Pale
Canned Heat - On The Road Again
The Byrds - Eight Miles High
Steve Miller Band - Living In The USA
The Stooges - I Wanna Be Your Dog
Sun Ra - Saturn 

show dedicated to Lawrence Ferlinghetti (1919-2021)

Saturday, February 20, 2021

Going Back to [Our] Roots (TOTR 394)


An African-Americana Mix for Black History Month 2021

The Blind Boys Of Alabama - Run on for a Long Time
Richie Havens - Going Back to My Roots
Ray Charles - Hey, Good Lookin'
Etta James - Almost Persuaded
The Staple Singers - Will the Circle Be Unbroken
Miko Marks & The Resurrectors - Ancestors
Amythyst Kiah - Black Myself
Ben Harper - Black Beauty
Jake Blount - Brown Skin Baby
Carolina Chocolate Drops - Ruby, Are You Mad at Your Man?
Rhiannon Giddens & Francesco Turrisi - Wayfaring Stranger 
Valerie June - Rain Dance
Rissi Palmer - Best Day Ever
Leyla McCalla - Oh My Love
The War and Treaty - Take Me In
Yola - Ride Out In The Country
Amythyst Kiah - Doomed to Roam
Kamara Thomas & the Ghost Gamblers - You Wreck Me
Ondara - Days Of Insanity
Tré Burt - Last Hurrah
Julian Taylor - Love Enough
Shemekia Copeland - Ain't Got Time For Hate
Odetta - He's Got the Whole World in His Hands
Taj Mahal & Keb' Mo' - Waiting On The World To Change
Keb' Mo'- This Is My Home

Incredibly grateful to author & fellow-traveler Mark Kemp for his collaboration on this edition of Teacher On The Radio.

Check out my conversation with Mark Kemp on Ordinary Takes here:

Check out his Black Americana playlist “Another Country” here:

I cannot recommend Mark’s book Dixie Lullaby enough, check it out here:

Listen to these songs: