Vive La France ! Bastille Day !


Just in time for Bastille Day, our very own Tom Stark returned to the BaNGWAvE! studios to record this special program. We think you will enjoy it especially if you are into French stuff.

In this program Tom takes you through a crash course in French Pop music, concentrating on the 1980s through today. All the best France has to offer the world and it’s right here on BaNGWAvE.ORG.

Happy Bastille Day! Long live the French nation!

ReThink Review : Stonewall Uprising

Stonewall_uprisingStonewall Uprising is a 2010 American documentary film examining the events surrounding the Stonewall riots that began during the early hours of June 28, 1969 in New York City.

The movie features interviews with eyewitnesses to the incident, including the New York Police Department deputy inspector Seymour Pine.

The film was produced and directed by the documentary makers Kate Davis and David Heilbroner, and is based on the book by the historian David Carter, Stonewall: The Riots That Sparked the Gay Revolution. The title theme is by Gary Lionelli.

Stonewall Uprising made its theatrical debut on June 16, 2010, at the Film Forum in New York City.

Presented here is a ReThink Review and Discussion from TYT Network.

BackStory : History of Data Collection

wiretapIn June of 2013, Americans learned that the NSA has been collecting data on millions of American’s phone calls, and tapping into data gathered by tech companies like Google and Yahoo. The revelations set off another round of debate over the scope of personal privacy in a democratic republic like ours, and the means by which the government “keeps tabs” on citizens. So in this episode, the Guys explore the changing ways we’ve collected information on each other – and when it crosses from something necessary into something invasive.

From early attempts to determine people’s credit rating to the accumulation of data about Americans’ “racial purity,” the History Guys and their guests look at how, and why, Americans have kept tabs on each other, and consider how earlier generations have balanced the need-to-know with expectations of privacy.

Courtesy of BackStory.


Area51 on Friday the 13th

a51nToday is Friday the 13, so we decided to bring you something strange, creepy and mysterious.

We have an episode of Fresh Air with Terry Gross.  The episode originally aired on NPR affiliates in 2011. In this program Terry interviews Anne Jacobson who just wrote a new book about Area 51.

Jacobson discusses new theories concerning the Roswell incident and a possible soviet connection. It might even blow your mind. We don’t buy it, but it’s really fun to talk about!

The theory sounds so plausible it will have you asking questions. You just have to listen! And take a look at this artist’s rendering of a US Airforce plane! That sure as hell looks like a “flying saucer”.


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Smoke Signal on KFAI Turtle Island Rising

GET THIS ON A STICKERLast year, KFAI started an annual tradition of celebrating American Indian Month in the form of a 24hr broadcast dedicated to Native American Artists, Culture and Issues.

Our own Annette Joy kicked off the event by DJing on the air from Midnight to 2AM calling the show The Smoke Signal: Native Voices on Air. Hundreds of people came together to make the Radio event happen.  Alex Velocity helped with some last minute audio editing too. The response was so strong, the event is now considered and annual event! We are so proud to have been a part of it!

Annette was asked to return this year, this time with the show going on at 5pm and joined by her lovely daughter. And here it is, in podcast form, for everyone to experience, be it for the first time or for the 100th. Podcasts are like time capsules loaded with their own individual timeline. We’ll talk again on the other side.

Get the turtle island sticker shown above at PeaceMonger.ORG

Happy Birthday Mel Blanc, RIP

Melvin Jerome “Mel” Blanc was an American voice actor and comedian and one of the most influential people in the voice-acting industry. At the time of his death, it was estimated that 20 million people heard his voice every day.

Blanc is best remembered for his work with Warner Bros. during the “Golden Age of American animation” as the voice of Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Porky Pig, Tweety Bird, Sylvester the Cat, Yosemite Sam, Foghorn Leghorn, Marvin the Martian, Pepé Le Pew, Speedy Gonzales, the Tasmanian Devil, and many of the other characters from the Looney Tunes cartoons.

He later worked for Hanna-Barbera’s television cartoons, most notably as the voice of Barney Rubble in The Flintstones and Mr. Spacely in The Jetsons. Having earned the nickname “The Man of a Thousand Voices,”

Presented here is an episode of the Mel Blanc Show, as aired on May 27 1947, just three days before his birthday. In this episode we meet a new character, The French Interior Designer who sounds a lot like Pepe Le’Pew. Also we hear characters that sound much like Porky Pig and Bugs Bunny. Often Mel voices two or more sides of the conversation and with perfect timing. The actual story line is of no consequence. It’s fun just listening to Mel voice his lines.

These programs were performed live using primitive technology by today’s standards. Somehow these old radio shows still hold up in the age of Audio/Video on demand.


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