Archive for July 2016

Live From the DNC Protests in Philly

Friday, July 29th, 2016

Earlier this week Ernesto Gomez and I traveled to Philadelphia to attend and to cover the protests at the Democratic National Convention.  I made the audio piece included here and took some photos.  Ernesto took many photos as well as some great video:

My audio piece combines interviews with protesters and activists, sounds of the protests and music from musicians marching in the demonstrations. It is meant to convey what it was like being there.

We attended marches protesting climate change, in support of Bernie Sanders and against war and racism.  We also attended and covered the Socialist Convergence which was happening alongside the DNC protests.  This convergence brought together activists in order to strategize about how to build on the momentum generated by the Sanders campaign.

All of our photos can be seen at: This Link

– Eli Smith

If you are having trouble with the podcast audio player above, please use this player:


These masks represent the faces of people killed in U.S. drone strikes.

Washington Square Park Folk Festival – Comin’ Up!

Tuesday, July 19th, 2016

Look out for the Washington Square Park Folk Festival! Comin’ up!  Free and open to the public!
www.WSPFolkFest.com

Saturday Sept. 24th

1pm Brotherhood of the Jug Band Blues
1:45pm Ali Dineen
2:30pm Feral Foster
3:15pm The Tillers
4pm Bulla en el Barrio

Sunday Sept. 25th

1pm The Freakniks
1:45pm Kenny Kosek
2:30pm Julia Patinella
3:15pm The Down Hill Strugglers w/ John Cohen of the New Lost City Ramblers
4pm Square Dance w/ Alex Kramer Calling

Hope to see you there!
– Eli