Historian of the radical left and state repression Aaron J. Leonard discusses his book Folk Singers and the Bureau, a chronicle of the relationship between American musicians, the Communist Party, and the FBI. We also talk about state repression today, human evolution, and Eric Adams' history of backing the blue.
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Pete Seeger - Song for Bridges
Woody Guthrie - 1913 Massacre
The Weavers and Howard Fast - The Peekskill Story