More 12/27/89, + Spring 1990 + Garcia Live

Part 1  19:39 Grateful Dead 12/27/89 Oakland Coliseum Arena BIRD SONG-> PROMISED LAND
Part 2  35:51 Grateful Dead, Spring 90 (The Other One) (3/21/90) ESTIMATED PROPHET-> HE’S GONE Jerry Garcia Band, GarciaLive vol 4 (3/22/78) HOW SWEET IT IS (TO BE LOVED BY YOU)

Oakland ’89

Part 1  40:16
Grateful Dead 12/27/89 Oakland Coliseum Arena

Part 2  16:02
Grateful Dead, Dave’s Picks vol 11 (11/17/72)

Tret Fure

Our guest this week on Art of the Song is Tret Fure. Tret began her professional work at the age of 16, singing in coffeehouses and campuses in the Midwest, and later moving to Berkeley, California. At 19, she went to Los Angeles to pursue a career in music and songwriting.  Within a year she was performing as guitarist and vocalist for the Spencer Davis Group. She went on to record her own album in 1973 with the legendary Lowell George as her producer. Now with over a dozen albums to her credit, she continues as a folksinger and leader in the Women’s Music movement.

LGBT India + Ambassador Bean + global news(#1378

Sapphic Nomads find life behind the headlines in India; Billy Beans goes to bat for baseball inclusivity; the U.S. Labor Department gets trans-inclusive, Chelsea Manning’s transition is arrested in military prison, Russia’s violent anti-gay video vigilante is jailed, a hateful Ugandan faith group loses U.S. and E.U. aid, marriage equality stays stay in Florida, Indiana, Virginia, and Colorado, scared straights sound Ireland’s “Armagayddon” alarm, and more global LGBT news.

Ukraine, Ferguson, Divestment from Moutaintop Coal

Threat of Wider War Looms Over Ukraine as U.S. and NATO Accuse Russia of Intervention in Civil War

Posted Aug. 27, 2014

MP3 Interview with David Kotz, professor of economics at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, conducted by Scott Harris


An offensive by Ukraine’s military in recent weeks has succeeded in recapturing territory once held by pro-Russian separatists in Eastern Ukraine. According to the United Nations, the country’s civil war has claimed the lives of more than 2,000 people and wounded 5,000 in eastern Ukraine since the conflict began in April. Civilian casualties have increased in recent weeks as Kiev’s army has advanced into the region’s major cites. Two hundred-ninety-eight people died in mid-July when a Malaysian airliner was shot down over the region, allegedly brought down by pro-Russian rebels who may have accidentally targeted the passenger jet with a Russian-made ground-to-air missile.

Tensions have recently increased with charges by Ukraine’s government, the U.S. and NATO that Russia has fired artillery from both inside and outside Russia’s border targeting Ukrainian soldiers. Moscow has also been condemned for sending in hundreds of trucks carrying humanitarian aid destined for civilians caught in the war zone without Kiev’s authorization. Ukraine’s leaders charge that the aid trucks have covertly delivered military equipment to the rebels, an accusation that Moscow denies.

Just before inconclusive peace talks got underway on Aug. 26 between Ukraine’s President Petro Poroshenko and Russian President Vladimir Putin in the Belarus capital of Minsk, Ukraine reported that it had captured 10 Russian paratroopers on Ukrainian territory, which they said was proof of Russia’s interference in the conflict. Russian state media stated that the soldiers had crossed the border by mistake. Between The Lines’ Scott Harris spoke with David Kotz, professor of economics at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, who assesses the rising tensions between Russia and Ukraine, and the danger that the U.S. and NATO could be drawn into the nation’s escalating civil war.

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Women’s Equality Week

Kansas City’s Women’s Equality Week wraps up right here on 90.1 KKFI with Sharon Lockhart and Amy Bell on Every Woman. Join us for a celebration of voting rights, and what still needs to be accomplished to ensure women’s equality.