HV/Series/Episode/ Work by: Scott Carrier · Barrett Golding · Jonathan Menjivar · Dmae Roberts · rx
Hearing Voices from NPR®
103 Political Party: For Election Season
Host: Barrett Golding of Hearing Voices
Airs week of: 2010-10-27
“Political Party” (52:00 mp3):
Let’s rev-up this election process with a cross-county Political Party:
Salt Lake City Mayor Rocky Anderson publicly debates FOX News host Sean Hannity. The spectacle took place inside a chasm called Us versus Them. Produced in 2007 for This American Life; music: Rickie Lee Jones, “Nobody Knows My Name” from Sermon On Exposition Boulevard.
Politics can be frustrating. It can make you scream — which made one Presidential candidate became famous for. Here’s Howard Dean’s scream put to music (more mixes at James Lileks’ Bleatophony).
From the 1980s archives, we present this pre-teen perspective on our government’s founding document.
We wondered what college students think of the political process. So we took a tour of Chicago campuses and asked them — everyone from a Young Republican meet-up leader to a WTO-protesting anarchist. Excerpted from the WBEZ Chicago Matters documentary “Dream of Democracy.”
Leap-year mix from the CD Yes We Can: Voices of a Grassroots Movement (Barack Obama).
The Beatles’ beaurocrat becomes embodied by Barack Obama.
The band The Gregory Brothers are turning newscasters, pundits and politicians into “unintentional” pop-singers by auto-tuning their spoken voices into sung melodies. Their “Auto-Tune the News” series of videos have multi-Meg views on YouTube. We interview Michael and Evan Gregory about their artificial (art-official?) interactions with media’s talking heads.
Winston Churchill backed by band from the future; an inspiring speech, turned into an auto-tuned Songified History. (Check the GregBros’ latest: “I’m Not a Witch.”)
Do politics and music mix? Our campus tour of Chicago continues at Harold Washington College, a Freestyle Rap Competition, .
The Montana state legislature meets only a few months every two years. The rest of the time, there’s just regular folk. From the Capitol Building in Helena, while in session in January 2010, we hear from these citizen legislators.