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It takes something special for a religious patriarch to resist capitalism and climate change. And true catastrophe is it for Pope Francis as he urges world leaders to hear the cry of the earth.
The Pope still has a ways to go on other issues (re: women's rights, LGBTQ rights, etc.), so let's hope this new wave will continue.
"Pacifica Station Bombed Off Air," read the Houston Chronicle's banner headline on May 13, 1970. KPFT, Houston's fledgling community radio station, had been on the air for just two months when its transmitter was blown to smithereens. "An explosion which demolished the transmitter of Houston station KPFT-FM (Pacifica Radio) was no accident and apparently the work of experts, authorities said today," George Rosenblatt of the Chronicle wrote. "The blast occurred at 11 p.m. Tuesday. The station was playing 'Alice's Restaurant' and at the precise moment of the explosion, Arlo Guthrie was singing, 'Kill, kill, kill' as he spoofed the draft."