Nueva Canción, the music that accompanied the social movement that led to Salvador Allende's socialist government in Chile in the early 1970s, included Victor Jarra, Violeta Parra, Inti-Illimani and many others. Pete Seeger spoke and sang for them both here and in South America. Kim Davis is a Latin American historian who studies the era and its music, and here she talks with Clayton Morgareidge about the music and its times. She also chose the several musical selections we hear:
Clean Energy Action of Boulder, Colorado has been working to establish a municipal public utility commtted to clean and locally produced energy. Their work is opposed by the local investor-owned electric company that relies heavily on coal. Leslie Glostrum, a biochemist and activist who works with Clean Energy Action, talks here with Old Mole Bill Resnick about the need for carbon-free energy and how to achieve it. 22:07 minutes (12.65 MB)
Last week on the Old Mole, Bill Resnick and Hyung Nam discussed corporate power and education. Reporting on her experience in Mountain View, California, Ren Green recalls how Google's tax exempt status led to the closing of schools for lower income, mostly Latino people. 3:38 minutes (2.09 MB)
Clayton Morgareidge hosts this show featuring revolutionary music from Chile, the musical and political history of the Allende years in Chile, the struggle for carbon-free and democratic control of energy, and the impact of wealth on school closures.
To hear the whole show, with all the music, use the play button below. For individual segments, follow these links: