Hosts: Leigh Combs

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Bernice Koehler Johnson joins us to talk about her book The Shan: Refugees without a Camp, an account of her experiences working with Shan refugees who have escaped genocide in Burma by fleeing to Thailand. More information about the Shan and her work can be found at

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-Hull, Dakota Dave / New Shirt / New Shirt / Arabica
-Monroe, Bill his Bluegrass Boys / Scotland / Bill Monroe / JSP
-Robinson, Earl / We’re Keepin’ Score in ‘44 / Little Red Book of Protest Songs—We Shall Be Free / Proper
-Sir Lancelot / Atomic Energy / Little Red Book of Protest Songs—We Shall Be Free / Proper
-Guthrie, Woody / Ship in the Sky / Little Red Book of Protest Songs—We Shall Be Free / Proper
-Hill, Bob / Pity the Downtrodden Landlord / Little Red Book of Protest Songs—Patriotic Diggers / Proper

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The old-old-oldies set kicks off with a band normally known as the Church Street Five, who backed, among others, Gary US Bonds. They also recorded as Baby Earl and the Trini-Dads when dabbling in Ska, which they do here quite energetically! What follows is a lively mix of Jamaican and international first-generation ska.
In Hour 2, Sherwood gives us the Waters of Minnetonka according to Stanley Black, an 18th-century Penny Lane, spooky business that there wasn’t time for last week (and besides, there’s a Friday the 13th this month_ yaayyyy!), and two Shiina Ringo goodies. The 4-at-4 is all German Ska-Ska-Skandal bands that begin with the letter B, and we have our first movie action-hero Lollipopper in Steven Seagal, teaming up with Lt. Stitchie!

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1. Phish- Peaches En Regalia- Vegas 96- Jemp
2. Modest Mouse- Never Ending Math Equation- Building Something Out Of Nothing- Up Records
3. Camper Van Beethoven- Take the Skinheads Bowling- Take The Skinheads Bowling (EP)- Rough Trade
4. Cracker- Low- Kerosene Hat- Virgin
5. Beck- Already Dead- Sea Change- DGC
6. Beastie Boys- B For My Name- The Mix-Up- EMI
7. Paul Simon- Outrageous- Surprise- Warner Bros.
8. Oren Bloedow- Seesaw- self-titled- Knitting Factory Works
9. Doyle Bramhall- Big- Is It News- Yep Roc
10. Lucinda Williams- Changed The Locks- Live @ The Fillmore- Lost Highway
11. The Meters- Cissy Strut medley (excerpt)- Uptown Rulers! Live On the Queen Mary- Rhino
12. Smashing Pumpkins- Soma- Siamese Dream- Virgin
13. The Band- The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down- self-titled- Capitol
14. Mike Bloomfield- Buried Alive In The Blues- Live At The Old Waldorf- Columbia/Legacy
15. James Brown- Untitled Instrumental- Motherlode- Polydor
16. Gang Of Four- Natural’s Not In It- Entertainment- Warner Bros.
17. Blur- Movin’ On- Bustin’ + Dronin’- EMI
18. Old 97’s- Jagged- Fight Songs- Elektra
19. Stephen Malkmus The Jicks- Water And A Seat- Pig Lib- Matador
20. Buckethead- Sanctum- Colma- CyberOctave
21. Monsters Of Folk- Temazcal- self-titled- Shangri La Music
22. fields.- sisters- 7 from the village- Black Lab
23. Fleet Foxes- Mykonos- Sun Giant (EP)- Sub Pop
24. Miles Davis- Honky Tonk (excerpt)- Cellar Door Sessions- Columbia
25. Impossible Party- Expecting To Lose- self-titled- Sanparcopa
26. Phish- Down With Disease- Hoist- Elektra
27. Muse- (Exo-Politics)- Black Holes And Revelations- Warner Bros.
28. Calexico- Pepita- Feast Of Wire- Quarterstick
29. Ben Harper The Innocent Criminals- Steal My Kisses- Burn To Shine- Virgin
30. Rolling Stones- Can’t You Hear Me Knocking- Sticky Fingers- Rolling Stone Records
31. Luna- Ride Into The Sun (excerpt)- Slide (EP)- Elektra

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