Ragtime“Culture of Protest” host, Professor Dick Flacks, says of tonight’s scheduled broadcast: “Ragtime, based on E.L. Doctorow’s masterpiece of a novel, is a musical now on stage at the PCPA Theaterfest in Solvang. The play is a kind of celebration of the ways in which social movements in the early 20th century transformed American life and culture–a celebration that at the same time foregrounds the violence and repression of the class and culture wars. This week’s program features the show’s many inspiring and lovely songs as performed by the original cast.”

“Culture of Protest” airs on Thursdays from 6-7pm PDT on KCSB.