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by Habibullah Saleem



This week: Toronto 11-26-2008

Recorded November 26, 2008, in Toronto, Ontario. Mike Dillon, Todd Sickafoose, and Allison Miller join Ani for this fun show from north of the border. Starting the set out with Fuel is a sure sign that we’re in for a good show! The standouts include some of the more intimate tracks from this evening, such as I Know This Bar, You Had Time and The Atom. And who doesn’t love an Every State Line encore? New bootlegs featured every week, airing Wednesday, Friday and Saturday nights at 9pm CDT and Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday mornings at 4am CDT.



This week: in conversation: ani and Habibullah Saleem

Tune in to experience a conversation with motivational, academic, and social consultant, Habibullah Saleem. Through poetry, song, and creative approaches to language, Habibullah Saleem enhances the spirit of learning for all ages. Ani and Habibullah discuss his childhood summers in the South, his participatory approach to education, and his time spent with Muhammad Ali. The conversation will air Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 12pm and 5pm CDT.

Along with sharing his work and conversation with Ani all week on Righteous Babe Radio, we'd like to share with our friends and listeners the ability to help this incredibly gifted and generous man. Donate here.


Woody's Voice

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


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 CDT. 

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

Hear one of Ani's Letters from an American broadcasts below.

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.