“Republicans want to claim Lincoln’s legacy, and even celebrate the February birthdays of Ronald Reagan and Abe Lincoln in tandem. Lincoln was a founder of the party, but that was in the name of anti-slavery. This week on ‘Culture of Protest’ we observe the Reagan centenary and Lincoln’s birthday in our own fashion. Reagan inspired a host of satirical song which we’ll sample. Our musical tribute to Lincoln features his words that emphasize equality and identification with labor and the common people. ‘Reagan was for the rich man,’ according to blues singer Louisiana Red.”
“Culture of Protest” airs Thursdays in the Winter from 6-7pm.