More than 200,000 people are expected to descend on Washington D.C. for the Women’s March on Washington, January 21, 2017; hundreds of thousands more will participate in nearly 100 planned “Sister Marches” all over the country. In addition, in a show of unity, more than 30 other countries have planned similar support marches. For some, it’s a protest. For others, it’s a way to state a cause. And, for many others, it’s a way to use their voices in protest, frustration, unity, collaboration, etc. They will do so with passion, intent and purpose. Not since the Civil Rights Era has the United States seen this type of activism and involvement. Here are just a few of the many beautiful and disparate voices which will merge as a collaborative cacophony on that day, including that of original organizer, Hawaiian attorney and grandmother, Theresa Shook, whose casual facebook post and comment became an impassioned call-to-action, which has ignited and awakened a firestorm in (nearly) everyone.
Hear the words of more than one dozen activists from across the country. This week on Sprouts.
Produced by Mary Lou Cook, WESU, Middletown, CT
Co-Producer & Host Cyma Shapiro, WESU, Middletown, CT
Additional Segments by Pacifica Network Director Greta Anderson
Music by: Vicki Elson, sung by the Mother Women Group Facilitators, Holyoke, MA
The Slackers will be joined by The Screw-Ups and Rebuilders at The Ballroom at The Outer Space on 12/23/2016, and WESU Middletown, Manic Productions, and Asbestos Records are giving away a pair of tickets for the show!
Kevine Devine and The Goddamn Band will be joined by Pinegrove and Petal at The Ballroom at The Outer Space on 12/09/2016, and WESU Middletown and Manic Productions are giving away a pair of tickets for the show!
Peter Murphy will be performing semi-acoustic versions of his music from throughout his illustrious career at The Ballroom at The Outer Space on 12/08/2016, and WESU Middletown, Manic Productions, and Premier Concerts are giving away tickets for this solo performance. Jesse Malin will be opening the show, so get there on time!
Reverend Horton Heat, Unknown Hinson, Nashville Pussy, and Lucky Tubb are performing at College Street Music Hall on 12/04/2016, and WESU Middletown, Manic Productions, and Premier Concerts want to fill your ears with psychobilly and rock’n’roll!
There are two ways to win free tickets!
First, tune into WESU Middletown, 88.1 FM for the The Psychedelicatessen on 11/27/2016 starting at 9:00 PM, where we’ll be giving away tickets on air.
Pete Yorn is performing at The Ballroom at the Outer Space in Hamden on 12/02/2016, and WESU Middletown, Manic Productions, and Premier Concerts want to get you out of the house and into an evening of music with a pair of tickets!
We’ve got two pairs of tickets to give to our listeners, and you’ve got two chances to win!
First, you can tune in Wednesday, 11/23, from 5:05 PM to 6:00 PM to special edition of Dub Revolution with Big Bent, featuring an hour of new and old heavyweight rub-a-dub sounds.
Second, you can tune in Sunday, 11/27, from 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM to DEAD AIR with Uncle John , featuring live recordings, rare unreleased material, interviews and much more from the vaults of the Grateful Dead.
In Flames and HELLYEAH are bringing the Forged in Fire tour to New Haven at College Street Music Hall on Saturday, November 19th, and WESU Middletown wants to get you an unhealthy dose of heavy metal with a pair of complimentary tickets!