First broadcast September 19, 2008

America’s Economic Meltdown

10 p.m. to Midnight Host: Steve Winters

Back in early summer we aired a Profiles show about the coming economic crisis in America, keyed to Del McCoury’s latest release, “Moneyland”, which took a look back to the folk music of the Great Depression as well as songs about today’s economic woes. Well, the meltdown has come and here’s another look through music at some of the underlying problems as well as some politically-pointed songs about the occupant of the White House for the past 8 years. We conclude, however, on notes of optimism for the future.

  • Artist, "Title", Album, Label

  • Tina Bergmann & Bryan Thomas, “Karen’s Theme”, All Roads Lead Home, Blue Heron

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  • Andrew McKnight, “Crossroads (Revisited)”, “Times We’re Living In”, Something Worth Standing For, Falling Mountain

  • Tom Pacheco, “There Was A Time”, The Best Of Tom Pacheco, Frog’s Claw

  • Joel Raphael (w/David Crosby & Graham Nash), “This Is My Country”, Thirteen Stories High, Inside Recordings

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  • Spook Handy, “Mom And Pop’s Small Towne Corner Hardware Store”, Whatcha Gonna Do?, Akashic Records

  • John Gorka, “Houses In The Fields”, “Where The Bottles Break”, Jack’s Crows, High Street

  • Tom Russell, “The Ballad Of Edward Abbey”, Indians Cowboys Horses Dogs, Hightone

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  • Del McCoury Band, “Moneyland”, Moneyland, McCoury Music

  • Merle Haggard & Marty Stuart, “Farmer’s Blues”, Moneyland, McCoury Music

  • Merle Haggard, “What Happened?”, Moneyland, McCoury Music

  • Del McCoury & Friends, “Breadline Blues 2008”, Moneyland, McCoury Music

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  • Jim Page, “Petroleum Bonaparte”, Farewell To The Thief!/Vol. IV, Independent

  • Seattle Labor Chorus, “Oil For The World”, Farewell To The Thief!/Vol. IV, Independent

  • Tom Paxton, “George W. Told The Nation”, Farewell To The Thief!/Vol. IV, Independent

  • The Folk Brothers (Jack Hardy & David Massengill), “The Worst President Ever”, Partners In Crime, Great Divide

  • Patriot Act, “Back To Crawford Waltz”, Farewell To The Thief!/Vol. IV, Independent

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  • U. Utah Phillips, “What We Need”, Farewell To The Thief!/Vol. IV, Independent

  • Jon Fromer, “Gonna Take Us All”, Farewell To The Thief!/Vol. IV, Independent

  • George Mann & The Seattle Labor Chorus, “There’s A Light At The End Of The Tunnel”, Farewell To The Thief!/Vol. IV, Independent