Music and Politics- my two areas of passion. And sometimes they come together. It was a little of both this morning on the show.

Rand Paul delivered an absolutely absurd speech yesterday at Howard University.  Alternet’s Adele Stan who graciously joined in on today’s show to give her eyewitness account, wrote about it in a piece called “Rand Paul Explains Black History to Black People.”

Julianna Forlano just returned from the National Conference for Media Reform, and told us about it, whistleblowers, lack of privacy and more this morning, plus weighed in on the possibility of Anthony Weiner jumping back in to politics to run for NYC Mayor.

And Jill Sobule returned to talk about the Michelle Shocked saga, Kid Rock, the Brad Paisley/LL Cool J “Accidental Racist” controversy, and lots more…  She’s touring this summer with Hot Tuna, and then with Julia Sweeney.  Tour dates and lots more info available on her website at  And she promised to put up a downloadable version of “America Back” there tomorrow, so be sure to stop by.  If it’s not there, email her at  jill at

While you’re waiting, here are a few songs to tide you over: