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The host of Revolutionary Hour is a college professor who teaches political science. His interest in music and politics began as a child growing up in Nicaragua where pirate radio stations played songs of the Sandinista Revolution. This interest continues to be fueled today by songs that, to borrow the words of the immortal Marvin Gaye, act as a doorway to help us “see what’s going on” in the world.
Revolutionary Hour explores the intersection between pop music and politics. From Woody Guthrie to U2, Bob Marley to Martina McBride, political issues often influence how music is produced and experienced. Tune in to hear some of the best music ever written and to "see" how pop music can, indeed, be a transformative medium in society.