Renowned Singer/songwriter Judy Gorman* (who sings our theme song) will make a live appearance and sing for us in the early part of the show. Members of the Rude Mechanical Orchestra will drop by and we’ll hear a live report from activists about the feminist actions that will take place in 12 cities across the country on Tues., May 14, to protest the Obama Administration’s attempt to continue to restrict women’s access to the Morning After Pill.
We’ll thank listeners who pledge to support WBAI during our show with great music CD’s by Judy Gorman and The Rude Mechanical Orchestra.
And–as a special offering, listeners will be able to receive a DVD of an historic short film of the 1968 Miss America Pageant Protest that put the feminist movement on the map (this is where we are supposed to have “burned our bras”). It’s an historical treasure, that includes footage of the disruption of the Miss America Pageant inside the hall where women hung a banner declaring “Women’s Liberation”–as well as actions on the boardwalk of Atlantic City. We have exclusive rights from musician and documentation-artist Bev Grant, who shot and produced the film (which cannot be gotten anywhere else).
The pledge amounts to get the above gifts will be extremely reasonable.
* Pete Seeger sums up Judy Gorman like this: “She came, she sang, she conquered. No two programs that she gives are the same. She is always thinking how to find the right phrase, the right song to hit the nail right on the head, to shoot the arrow straight to the heart of the matter.”