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This Joy by Resistance Revival Chorus

This Joy

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


Albert Woodfox

Albert Woodfox wrote the memoir 'Solitary' after he was freed in 2016; it is an award-winning story of 44 years in solitary confinement for a crime he did not commit in which he advocates for the abolition of this inhumane, torturous punishment. The following poem read by Albert Woodfox is shared by the Harriet Beecher Stowe Center in Hartford as part of his award of the prestigious Stowe Prize in 2020.


Righteous Babe Radio
by Habibullah Saleem



This week: Melbourne, Australia 8-2-1998

Recorded in Melbourne, Australia on August 2, 1998. This solo show captures a classic solo performance from the little folksinger at her best. Slaying the room (okay, it's a tent) one second with a hard-rockin' Swan Dive and then slowing things down to a near halt with a hauntingly beautiful Sorry I Am that has everyone intently listening. Other classics such as Hat Shaped Hat, Letter To A John and Pulse make their first Righteous Babe Radio bootleg debut. 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: Ani DiFranco + Gracie and Rachel : in conversation

Orchestral-pop, piano-violin duo Gracie and Rachel released their sophomore album, Hello Weakness, You Make Me Strong, on Righteous Babe in September of 2020. About the duo Ani says, “Their ethereal and provocative songs are a cinematic addition to the Righteous Babe Records cadre of feminist artist-activists. They sing softly but carry a big stick.” Gracie and Rachel sat down with Ani over a video call recently to discuss the new music, vulnerability, and the importance of their over-involved, working-living relationship and the subsequent feminine strength that resulted in the making of this record. The conversation will air Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 12pm and 5pm CDT.


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 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 CDT and Wednesday morning at 4am CDT.


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 CDT

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.