Archive for June, 2010

Grace Lee Boggs: Requiem for Detroit

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010 Above URL is the link to the text that appears below (and more) Grace wrote this a few weeks before the social forum, but I just now saw it. A Requiem for Detroit? by Grace Lee Boggs posted May 12, 2010 “The new American Dream emerging in Detroit is a deeply-rooted spiritual and practical […]

Tales from the Land of Hope and Dreams

Tuesday, June 29th, 2010

Tales from the Land of Hope and Dreams I I had quite an experience at the U.S. Social Forum ( on Saturday. It came at a workshop on the League of Revolutionary Black Workers ( that I attended with my friend, Marian Baker of the Michigan Welfare Rights Organization( Her husband, General Baker, of the League […]


Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010

WHY I’M GOING TO THE U.S. SOCIAL FORUM Because I think our current social system is approaching collapse, and that this ought to be greeted not with joy or sorrow, not even so much with rebellion, but as a huge chance, an immense opportunity to build a world based on cooperation not competition, justice not greed, […]


Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010

COMMANDER CODY  ON KICK OUT THE JAMS THIS SUNDAY Tune in to almost an hour’s conversation between George Frayne, the notorious Commander himself, on the occasion of his new book, Art Music and Life. The chat runs from boogie woogie to art itself and plenty about the Cody’s time in Ann Arbor and Detroit with the […]


Wednesday, June 16th, 2010

SEE YOU IN THE MOTOR CITY! I’ll be in Detroit next week for the U.S. Social Forum. Only the last day or so of it–Friday night through the Sunday closing ceremonies. I will get a chance (if the plane’s on time) to celebrate the birthday of illustrious social pioneer and radical visionary Grace Lee Boggs. […]

Meet the New Soul — Same as the Old Soul?

Wednesday, June 16th, 2010

MEET THE NEW SOUL–SAME AS THE OLD SOUL? Smokey Robinson got a lot of attention—rightly so—for the finale of the SXSW keynote we did together in March. What you can find on YouTube (there’s an item below with the link) is a great entertainer giving a master class in how to be a great entertainer […]

Special Guest, June 13th, is Southside Johnny

Friday, June 11th, 2010

Special Guest:  Southside Johnny, Sunday June 13th on ‘Kick Out the Jams’ 12 pm Dave’s special guest this Sunday, June 13, is Southside Johnny talking about his new album, Pills & Ammo. Dave calls it the best Of Southside’S R&B horn section discs since Hearts of Stone. Hear why Sunday and also new music from […]

Too Much Democracy

Tuesday, June 8th, 2010

Quite a morning for the NY Times—effective repeal of Miranda; Congressional ethics office used to target the Black Caucus; a Mexican murdered by a cop for resisting deportation; Blacks still excluded from Southern juries, easily and often; and Matt Bai’s piece on Tea Party agitation for repeal of the 17th Amendment–that is, a movement to […]


Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010

I work two days a week about three blocks from where the guy from Bridgeport tried to blow up a car in Times Square. If the dude had been competent enough to set fire to his underwear, I’d have maybe been off the radio for the next several weeks or months, it’s that close. If […]