Olivier Conan Podcast 212

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Subscribe on ItunesWe hang out with Olivier Conan, the band leader of Chicha Libre, and the owner of Brooklyn’s most beloved listening room, Barbes.  We’ll hear some of the smoking tracks from his group and his Barbes Records label and get his take on what’s happening in the world.

olivierconan300-731dcf69bb8022d4afd07b43b44e6749984cdbd0-s300-c85Barbes will be hosting a free and open event this Sunday about the general state of the union entitled  What Now? Post Election Gathering at Barbès from 5pm-7pm November 20th 2016.

Our next upcoming podcast will be Innov Gnawa’s explosive Sufi, Trance set from the same evening at Barbes.

 

The Battle of Indian Point – the fate of NYC’s Nuclear Facility

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Though this show has always been exclusively music, this topic is so timely I thought it worthwhile to spread the word.   Currently the fate of the Indian Point nuclear power plant hinges on whether the government grants them a 20 year license renewal and the state is holding public hearings.  In this jaw-dropping interview, Susan Hito-Shapiro of the Radiation and Public Health Project tells us of the conditions at Indian Point where 1,500 tons of radioactive waste are stored 22 miles from midtown.

If you are moved to take action, as I was, after hearing her, there are links here and at www.riverkeeper.org.