Angela thanks the staff of WJFF for making
it possible for her to volunteer Saturday mornings by accommodating her
health issues and maintaining a
chemical and fragrance free environment or asking folks to leave the
station for the time she is there. .
ITs May Day. It is the first annual
"no phone zone" in your car day, and the anniversary of the celebration
of the fight for the 8 hour work
day. Many countries call May 1st "labor day" or "international worker
5. Joe Crookston - Blue Tatoo 433 - Able
Baker, Charlie and Dog - joecrookston.com
"I had you and a strong will.... you sailed with me, yI sailed with you and a leather suitcase and this blue tatoo"
6. Eileen McGann - Leaving this Nation 552
Turn it Around - DaragonWing Music"I can no longer feed myself throgh
my own toil"
"I'm leaving this nation, hoping they'll understand the price that I've paid"
7. Chelsea Richardson - Grace 428 -
Shining Alone - Kira Records
"Father pats my head... I know youll miss your Ireland"
8. Lucy Kaplansky - When I Get To the
3 - The Tide - Red House
9. Si Kahn - Sail Away 254 - Courage
Strictly country records.com
The life of an immigrant laborer
10. Pat Humphries - Hands [Ochs] - Hands -
"hands that work to build the land, the labor of the woman and the man, working with their hands"
12. Tom Russell - Whose Gonna Build Your
Whose gonna cook your mexican food when your mexican maid is gone... and whose gonna build your wall?"
14. Chuck Brodsky - La Migra Viene 406 -
- Red House
Migra is slang for immagration folk....
15. David Massengill - Sierra Blanca
- Twilight Taj Mahal - Plump
1987, when the U.S. Border Patrol discovered 18 Mexican immigrants dead in a railcar in Sierra Blanca, Texas.
A survivor told investigators that a smuggler had brought them across the U.S. border, placed them aboard a boxcar and locked the door. "Thye paid a life savings" All this for something like 5 grand for all those lives.
16. Acoustic Blender - Clarita 4 - Crazy
"awaiting hte husband and the child she left behind"
17. Joe Jencks - Bracero [Ochs] 523- Links
in a Chain
come labor for you mother, for your father and your brother..."
18. Bruce Springstein - [Guthrie] Deportee
- Til we outnumber 'em - ritcheous babe
The skyplane caught fire over Los Gatos Canyon, The great ball of fire it shook all our hills
Who are these dear friends who are falling like dry leaves? Radio said, "They are just deportees"
23. Tom Russell - Stealing Electricity 307
Love and Fear - Hightone Records
"10,000 volts now hes gone.. a mexican dead on a power line"
24. David Rovics - No one is illegal 442 -
Living in These Times - davidrovics.com
"open up the borders, tear downt he prison walls, declare that no one is illegal.."
Fade out with May Day...
25. Jack Hardy - May Day 357- Nameless One
- Prime CD
"May Day and May Wine and May I please come home"
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