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Semi-daily micro podcast about this date in history, plus special features.

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Semi-daily micro podcast about this date in history, plus special features.

    The Books of Howard Zinn

    The Books of Howard Zinn

    Excerpt from Donald Trump speaking on September 17th at his White House conference on American History:  "The left-wing rioting and mayhem are the direct result of decades of left-wing indoctrination in our schools. It’s gone on far too long. Our children are instructed from propaganda tracts, like those of Howard Zinn, that try to make students ashamed of their own history."

    • 2 min
    New song: "Flames of History"

    New song: "Flames of History"

    Greetings from Portland, which has the most toxic air of any major city on Earth today.  And other cities in Oregon have suffered far worse than bad air in the past few days.

    • 3 min
    September 11th, 1973

    September 11th, 1973

    On September 11th, 1973, Chilean democracy was overthrown in a US-backed military coup, leading to decades of state terror and an exodus of Chilean refugees.

    • 5 min
    New song: "Song for Michael Reinoehl"

    New song: "Song for Michael Reinoehl"

    After the far right continually come to downtown Portland and attack people while the police do nothing, someone was bound to be killed, and someone was.  And then, as if in retribution, police executed Michael Reinoehl in a hail of bullets, with no body cams on, outside of Lacey, Washington.

    • 2 min
    New song: "I Think I Saw Somebody Die"

    New song: "I Think I Saw Somebody Die"

    I got an email yesterday from someone in the Hague named Ben Fraters, who described in prose and in rhyme what he had just witnessed.  A few emails back and forth as we both rewrote verses and added new ones, and, voila.

    • 2 min
    1991: Hamlet Disaster

    1991: Hamlet Disaster

    On September 3rd, 1991, one of the worst industrial accidents in US history took place in Hamlet, North Carolina, at a chicken processing plant that had never been inspected by any regulatory authorities, after 11 years of operation.  25 workers died, mostly Black women.

    • 4 min

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