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Mark & Val’s Christmas Show

This year we kick off with White Christmas by Irving Berlin (who knew that innocuous little White Christmas could eventually become interpreted as a commentary on climate change?) By the way: Did you know that approximately half of the 30 best-selling Christmas songs by ASCAP members in 2015 were written by Jewish composers? Jewish...

Around the World in 1/960 of the Time of Phineas Fogg

Mark & Val are in the mood for something completely different today, so Mark dug into the world music collection and we're taking you Around the World in 1/960 of the time of Phineas Fogg (the protagonist in the 1872 Jules Verne novel Around the World in Eighty Days). You'll be...

Will You Miss Me When I’m Gone?: August through December 2022

Yes – we lost so many greats last year that it’s taken Mark & Val two Foolkiller Folk shows to honor them.  This is the final program, covering August 2022 through the end of the year. You’ll be hearing songs and tunes from Paul Sartin, Mary McCaslin, Loretta Lynn, Noel...

Robert Pollin: Just Transitions to a Green Economy and New Stadium: Who Will Pay? Who will Benefit?

Robert Pollin what it will cost as we phase out the fossil fuel industry to provide a just transition for fossil fuel workers into other jobs without major losses in their standard of living? He argues that the choice is not unemployment or extinction. A just transition is quite affordable....

Inside the Sewing Lab Apprenticeship Program and Traveling Musicians Local 1000

There’s an apprenticeship program for people who want to find work in the industrial sewing and garment trades. Indeed, Kansas City's Sewing Labs offers the only apprenticeship program in sewing in the United States. We’ll visit it this week on the Heartland Labor Forum. Then there’s a union for traveling...