Alert! Radio #171
Egyptian Canadian Mustafa Henaway delves into the background of the uprising in Egypt and Tunisia and explores possible outcomes within these countries and in the region. (NOTE: This interview was recorded hours before the violence broke out in Cairo.) Journalist and blogger Murray Dobbin assesses how Stephen Harper has changed Canada over his five-year regime.
Music is the Weapon playlist (song, artist, album):
- Praise Boss, Utah Phillips, Long Memory
- Chicken, Mississippi John Hurt, Live
- Tantric Mantra, Dave Van Ronk, Goin' Back To Brooklyn
- My Sweetheart In The Mines, Pete Seeger, Darling Cory
- Banker and Boss, Duhks, Fast Paced World
- Jean Harlow, Ramblin' Jack Elliott, I Stand Alone
- 7th Inning Stretch, Chuck Brodsky, Baseball Ballads
- Two Bums, Rosalie Sorrels & Utah Phillips, Long Memory
- Shelliky Bookey, Clancy Brothers and Tommy Makem, The Best Of
- My Old Dog & Me, Ramblin' Jack Elliott, I Stand Alone
- Compliant Call, Smithsonian Folkways, Protest Songs 2
- The Whores Of San Pedro, Dave Van Ronk, Goin' Back To Brooklyn
- Stupid's Song, Utah Phillips, Starlight on the Rails
- Seeing It Now, The Red Clay Ramblers, A Lie of the Mind
- He Thinks of His Past Greatness When a Part of the Constellations, Sean Doyle, The Light and the Half Light
- Talkin' Hava Negeilah Blues, Bob Dylan, The Bootleg Series, Vols 1-3
- Ladies Auxilory, Pete Seeger, Pete & Sonny Carnegie Hall
- Dump the Bosses Off Your Back, Rosalie Sorrels & Utah Phillips, Long Memory
- Coal Miner Blues, Brownie McGhee, The Complete Brownie McGhee Disc 1
- Coal Miner Blues, Alice Gerrard & Hazel Dickens, Classic Mountain Songs
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