Sunday, March 17, 2013

Stop the Pebble Mine and protect Bristol Bay

Si Kahn
Stop the Pebble Mine and protect Bristol Bay
Monday, March 18, 7:00 pm EDT. on "WOODSONGS LIVE MONDAYS"
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The image here was taken during one of Si Kahn's many visits to my former radio program In the Tradition with Jeff Boudreau on community radio WCUW 91.3 in Worcester. Si is an activist singer/songwriter, labor leader, and all around good fellow. His current cause is stopping the Pebble Mine and to protect Bristol Bay permanently. There is irony in this cause, Sarah Palin named her daughter after the bay. Needless to say, I highly recommend this cause and internet broadcast.

From Si:

Three years ago, Dan Strickland, invited me to come to Alaska to write a "theme song" for the campaign to stop the Pebble Mine and to protect Bristol Bay permanently. That visit resulted in 15 songs on a soon to be released CD, titled Bristol Bay. Dan and I, along with former Alaska State Senator Suzanne Little, also founded Musicians United To Protect Bristol Bay, which is now an international network of musicians dedicated to using their collective voice to to prevent this potential environmental, human and cultural disaster.
Today, I am honored to announce that the internationally recognized multi-media show WoodSongs will devote its live broadcast on Monday, March 18th to the fight to stop the Pebble Mine and to protect Bristol Bay permanently.
Musical performers Monday evening include WoodSongs creator and host Michael Johnathon, composer of the Woody Guthrie opera; Grammy-winning songwriter, TV host and Broadway actor Tom Chapin; Alaska poet and fiddler Ken Waldman; and yours truly – me.
You can watch the show live on the internet at 7:00 pm this coming Monday evening, March 18th, by going to and clicking on WOODSONGS LIVE MONDAYS.If you're in the Lexington, Kentucky area, please join us in person for the concert at the historic Lyric Theater, 300 East Third Street in downtown Lexington (please see marquee below). Tickets are $10 at the door.
WoodSongs is a multi-media event that tapes in Lexington, Kentucky, hosted by folksinger Michael Johnathon. The show is broadcast on over 500 radio stations, live webcast, on-line streaming, video/audio podcast, public TV stations across the country airing in 90 million households, plus the Blue Highways TV network in 11 million households--and now being broadcast by American Forces Radio Network. AFN broadcasts into over 180 countries and every US Navy ship at sea.

Photograph: Jeff Boudreau  — with Si Kahn at WCUW 91.3.

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