In 2010, Kurt Andersen paid a visit to Pete Seeger at his home. The folk music giant would have turned 100 this week.
With 14 million Americans currently out of work, a crippling national debt, and a record number of people living below the poverty line, country music may be going through a sea change.
John Szwed is the author of a new biography centering on the world's most famous ethnomusicologist called 'Alan Lomax: The Man Who Recorded the World.' He joins us in studio.
New music from Billy Bragg. Known widely for collaborating with Wilco on the "Mermaid Avenue" albums, Bragg has had a celebrated career writing some of the best protest songs of the last 30 years.