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Reads on the front: "Twit Wit Radio KPFA 94.1 Responsible Anarchy" And on the back: "Nobody Knows I'm Berkeley Kid"
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Reads on the front: "Twit Wit Radio KPFA 94.1 Responsible Anarchy" And on the back: "Nobody Knows I'm Berkeley Kid"
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Reads on the front: "Twit Wit Radio KPFA 94.1 Responsible Anarchy" And on the back: "Nobody Knows I'm Berkeley Kid"
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 $ 60 AMERICAN AUTUMN: THE OCCUPY MOVEMENT BY DENNIS TRAINOR JR. (DVD)

Shot on the frontlines and meeting spaces of the Occupy movement in NYC, Boston, and Washington, DC from the earliest days through the end of January 2012 by activist, writer and filmmaker Dennis Trainor, Jr, American Autumn: an Occudoc is an inside looking out view of the occupy movement.? Just as Matt Taibbi famously described Goldman Sachs as a "great vampire squid wrapped around the face of humanity, relentlessly jamming its blood funnel into anything that smells like money," American Autumn: an Occudoc portrays the occupy movement as the ultimate counter to the great vampire squid and greed in all of its forms. American Autumn portrays the occupy movement not as an organization working to focus on single demands, but as an ever shifting, multi-tentacled organism that is actively working to shift the focus from corporate greed to human need in many different areas of our culture and society. With interviews and insight from key organizers, thinkers and activists including Medea Benjamin, David Degraw, Dr. Margaret Flowers, Christopher Hedges, Naomi Klein, (retired) Police Captain Ray Lewis, Nathan Schneider, Ashley Sanders, Vlad Teichberg, Sgt. Shamar Thomas, Dr. Cornel West, Kevin Zeese and many more, writer/ director Dennis Trainor Jr weaves commentary and a fearless style that often puts the viewer right between police and protesters.
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 $ 60 FOOD CHAINS (DVD)

In this expose, an intrepid group of Florida farmworkers battle to defeat the $4 trillion global supermarket industry through their ingenious Fair Food program, which partners with growers and retailers to improve working conditions for farm laborers in the United States. There is more interest in food these days than ever, yet there is very little interest in the hands that pick it. Farmworkers, the foundation of our fresh food industry, are routinely abused and robbed of wages. In extreme cases they can be beaten, sexually harassed or even enslaved - all within the borders of the United States. Food Chains reveals the human cost in our food supply and the complicity of large buyers of produce like fast food and supermarkets. Fast food is big, but supermarkets are bigger - earning $4 trillion globally. They have tremendous power over the agricultural system. Over the past 3 decades they have drained revenue from their supply chain leaving farmworkers in poverty and forced to work under subhuman conditions. Yet many take no responsibility for this. The narrative of the film focuses on an intrepid and highly lauded group of tomato pickers from Southern Florida – the Coalition of Immokalee Workers or CIW – who are revolutionizing farm labor. Their story is one of hope and promise for the triumph of morality over corporate greed - to ensure a dignified life for farm workers and a more humane, transparent food chain.
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 $ 70 MISGUIDED ALTRUISM BY OJI SINGLETARY (DVD)

Every student in this country, regardless of his or her economic situation has the right to quality education....or don't they?
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 $ 75 TAKE BACK YOUR POWER (JOSH DEL SOL) (DVD)

Josh del Sol's award winning documentary investigates so-called "smart" utility meters, uncovering shocking evidence of in-home privacy invasions, increased utility bills, health & environmental harm, fires and unprecedented hacking vulnerability… and lights the path toward solutions.
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 $ 80 A PLACE AT THE TABLE (DVD)

50 Million Americans - 1 in 4 children - don't know where their next meal is coming from. A Place at the Table tells the powerful stories of three such Americans, who maintain their dignity even as they struggle just to eat. In a riveting journey that will change forever how you think about the hungry, A Place at the Table shows how the issue could be solved forever, once the American public decides - as they have in the past - that ending hunger is in the best interests of us all.
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 $ 100 BOOM BUST BOOM (DVD)

Terry Jones guides us through the history and the nature of the economic boom-bust cycle and why people repeatedly ignore it to their sorrow.
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 $ 100 CITIZENFOUR BY LAURA POITRAS (DVD)

After Laura Poitras received encrypted emails from someone with information on the government's massive covert-surveillance programs, she and reporter Glenn Greenwald flew to Hong Kong to meet the sender, who turned out to be Edward Snowden.
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 $ 100 DR. DAVID RAY GRIFFIN: 'WHY DO BILL MOYERS AND ROBERT PARRY ACCEPT...' (DVD)

Dr. David Ray Griffin returns to Town Hall in Seattle to explore why some of the best independent journalists in America accept without question the official conspiracy theories put forth by the 9/11 Commission and NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) in their investigations of the tragic events of September 11, 2001. Using Bill Moyers and Robert Parry as examples of journalists who have previously demonstrated notable courage, objectivity and a willingness to examine crucial events in depth, rather than simply accepting a single-minded source, Dr. Griffin challenges their current disregard of the overwhelming scientific evidence uncovered by the growing number of professionals openly supporting the 9/11 Truth Movement and calling for a proper investigation. Dr. Griffin explains how careful examination of the "official" conspiracy theories regarding the unprecedented collapse of the three tallest World Trade Center buildings reveals contradictions and violations of the laws of physics, which he rightly points out as being impossible, and therefore would require "miracles" to achieve, unless carried out by the use of explosive, controlled demolition techniques. Hosted by Dr. Richard Curtis, this presentation includes a question and answer session following the lecture, as questions submitted by audience members are addressed by Dr. Griffin.
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 $ 100 ELEMENTAL BY EMMANUEL VAUGHAN-LEE (DVD)

Elemental tells the story of three individuals united by their deep connection with nature and driven to confront some of the most pressing ecological challenges of our time. The film follows Rajendra Singh, an Indian government official gone rogue, on a 40-day pilgrimage down India's once pristine Ganges river, now polluted and dying. Facing community opposition and personal doubts, Singh works to shut down factories, halt construction of dams, and rouse the Indian public to treat their sacred "Mother Ganga" with respect. Across the globe in northern Canada, Eriel Deranger mounts her own "David and Goliath" struggle against the world's largest industrial development, the Tar Sands, an oil deposit larger than the state of Florida. A young mother and native Dene, Deranger struggles with family challenges while campaigning tirelessly against the Tar Sands and its proposed 2,000-mile Keystone XL Pipeline, which are destroying Indigenous communities and threatening an entire continent. And in Australia, inventor and entrepreneur Jay Harman searches for investors willing to risk millions on his conviction that nature's own systems hold the key to our world's ecological problems. Harman finds his inspiration in the natural world's profound architecture and creates a revolutionary device that he believes can slow down global warming, but will it work? Separated by continents yet sharing an unwavering commitment to protecting nature, the characters in this story are complex, flawed, postmodern heroes for whom stemming the tide of environmental destruction fades in and out of view - part mirage, part miracle.
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 $ 100 HEIST: WHO STOLE THE AMERICAN DREAM (DVD)

Heist: Who Stole the American Dream? reveals how American corporations orchestrated the dismantling of middle-class prosperity through rampant deregulation, the outsourcing of jobs, and tax policies favoring businesses and the wealthy. The collapse of the U.S. economy is the result of conscious choices made over thirty five years by a small group: leaders of corporations and their elected allies, and the biggest lobbying interest in Washington, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. To these individuals, the collapse is not a catastrophe, but rather the planned outcome of their long, patient work. For the rest of the country, it is merely the biggest heist in American history.
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 $ 100 KPFA EVENT - THE ASSASINATION COMPLEX, MAY 9TH 2016 BERKELEY CA (DVD)

DVD of the KPFa Sponsored Event "JEREMY SCAHILL The Assassination Complex: Inside the Government's Secret Drone Warfare Program, and an inside look at The Intercept." Hosted by Brian Edwards-Tiekert.
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 $ 100 KPFA EVENT THE DEVIL'S CHESSBOARD (DVD)

DVD of the KPFA Sponsored Event: DAVID TALBOT "The Devil's Chessboard": Allen Dulles and the Rise of America's Secret Government. Hosted by Quincy McCoy.
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 $ 100 KPFA EVENT: HOW THE CIA MANIPULATES MEDIA & HOODWINKS HOLLYWOOD (DVD)

DVD of the KPFA Sponsored Event -NICK SCHOU "Spooked: How the CIA Manipulates the Media and Hoodwinks Hollywood." Hosted by Greg Bridges.
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 $ 100 LIVING LIBRARY VOLUME 1 (DVD)

Living Library is a multi-disciplinary performance platform organized by Sarah Kinlaw to encourage a more multifarious and intimate performance experience. These curations experiment with activating unusual and often underused aspects of the room while blending sensorial lines between the talent and the viewer. Living Library has been featured in The Village Voice, Purple Magazine and others.
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 $ 100 MARX RELOADED BY JASON BARKER (DVD)

A cultural documentary that examines the relevance of German socialist and philosopher Karl Marx's ideas for understanding the global economic and financial crisis. The recent crisis triggered the deepest global recession in 70 years and prompted the US government to spend more than 1 trillion dollars in order to rescue its banking system from collapse. Today the full implications of the crisis in Europe and around the world still remain unclear. Nevertheless, should we accept the crisis as an unfortunate side-effect of the free market? Or is there another explanation as to why it happened and its likely effects on our society, our economy and our whole way of life? Today a new generation of philosophers, artists and political activists are returning to Marx's ideas in order to try to make sense of the crisis and to consider whether a world without or beyond capitalism is possible. Is the severity of the ongoing recession a sign that the capitalist system's days are numbered? Ironically, 20 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, could it be that communism might provide the solution to the growing economic and environmental challenges facing the planet? Written and directed by Jason Barker - himself an experienced writer, lecturer, translator and doctor of philosophy – MARX RELOADED includes interviews with leading thinkers on Marxism, including those at the forefront of a popular revival in Marxist and communist ideas. The film also includes interviews with leading skeptics of this revival as well as light-hearted animation sequences which follow Marx's adventures through the matrix of his own ideas. Interviews with leading experts include: Norbert Bolz, Micha Brumlik, John Gray, Michael Hardt, Antonio Negri, Nina Power, Jacques Rancière, Peter Sloterdijk, Alberto Toscano, and Slavoj Zizek.
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 $ 100 PAYING THE PRICE FOR PEACE: THE STORY OF S. BRIAN WILLSON (DVD)

Vietnam veteran S. Brian Willson paid the price for peace by nearly being killed by a military train during a non-violent protest. Since then, he has not stopped calling attention to the US government's defiance of international law through waging endless illegal wars. Paying the Price for Peace exposes the truth about the United States' addiction to war, and the lies it perpetuates in order to wage ongoing violence, through the life and times of Air Force veteran S. Brian Willson and other veterans.
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 $ 100 PROJECT CENSORED THE MOVIE: ENDING THE REIGN OF JUNK FOOD NEWS (DVD)

Two fathers from California examine media censorship and expose important stories that corporate media fails to report or underreports.
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 $ 100 TERENCE MCKENNA MIND AND TIME, SPIRIT AND MATTER (DVD)

The set includes: examining human attitudes toward the Other, time and its mysteries, the nature of language, and the techniques of ecstasy that have developed in Non-Western societies to navigate to and from invisible worlds. You will find the role of hallucinogenic plants discussed in depth--their role in shamanism, and their general evolution of human cultures and social forms. The rich historical foundations of modern spirituality will be surveyed and discussion about making reasonable choices about spiritual development and techniques as well as the roles that we each may play in the unfolding of the post-historical future. This is a think-along experience not for the syntactically timid.
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 $ 100 TERRENCE MCKENNA 'DREAMING AWAKE AT THE END OF TIME' (DVD)

Join Terence McKenna, author, explorer and philosopher for a think along deconstruction of the deepening worldwide weirdness. With his characteristic hope and humor, McKenna examined time and its mysteries, the nature of language, the techniques of ecstasy, high technology and virtual cyberspace, the role of hallucinogenic plants in shamanism and the evolution of human cultures, and the foundations of post-modern spirituality. The lecture and discussion was didactic, syncretic, challenging, eclectic, eidetic and irreverent intellectual adventure - for those who have grown weary of Moldevite suppositories and unicorny flimflam! A very full 2 hours awaits you in video form.
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 $ 100 THE BEST DEMOCRACY MONEY CAN BUY BY GREG PALAST (DVD)

Greg Palast's brand new feature length documentary. A documentary unlike any other with appearances from Shailene Woodley, Rosario Dawson, Willie Nelson and Detective Duo Ice T & Richard Belzer.
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 $ 100 THE MASK YOU LIVE IN (DVD)

Explores how our culture's narrow definition of masculinity is harming our boys, men and society at large and unveils what we can do about it.
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 $ 100 VETERANS FOR PEACE EVENT AUGUST 12TH (DVD)

DVD of the event "Veterans For Peace 31st Annual Convention" at the Clark Kerr Campus of UC Berkeley.
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$101 and Up

 $ 120 EMPATHY GAP (DVD)

The Empathy Gap: Masculinity and the Courage to Change. The Empathy Gap investigates the reasons why so many men have difficulties viewing women as authentic equals, explaining how men are trained by a variety of sources to sexually objectify women and thereby to diminish the importance and value of women, as well as how men might change for the better. - Written by Thomas Keith
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 $ 120 REQUIEM FOR THE AMERICAN DREAM (EMAIL WITH DOWNLOAD CODE) (DVD)

REQUIEM FOR THE AMERICAN DREAM is the definitive discourse with Noam Chomsky, widely regarded as the most important intellectual alive, on the defining characteristic of our time - the deliberate concentration of wealth and power in the hands of a select few. Through interviews filmed over four years, Chomsky unpacks the principles that have brought us to the crossroads of historically unprecedented inequality - tracing a half-century of policies designed to favor the most wealthy at the expense of the majority - while also looking back on his own life of activism and political participation. Profoundly personal and thought provoking, Chomsky provides penetrating insight into what may well be the lasting legacy of our time - the death of the middle class, and swan song of functioning democracy. A potent reminder that power ultimately rests in the hands of the governed, REQUIEM is required viewing for all who maintain hope in a shared stake in the future.
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 $ 120 THE BLACK PANTHERS: VANGUARD OF THE REVOLUTION BY STANLEY NELSON (DVD)

Change was coming to America and the fault lines could no longer be ignored-cities were burning, Vietnam was exploding, and disputes raged over equality and civil rights. A new revolutionary culture was emerging and it sought to drastically transform the system. The Black Panther Party for Self-Defense would, for a short time, put itself at the vanguard of that change. THE BLACK PANTHERS: VANGUARD OF THE REVOLUTION is the first feature length documentary to explore the Black Panther Party, its significance to the broader American culture, its cultural and political awakening for black people, and the painful lessons wrought when a movement derails. Master documentarian Stanley Nelson goes straight to the source, weaving a treasure trove of rare archival footage with the voices of the people who were there: police, FBI informants, journalists, white supporters and detractors, and Black Panthers who remained loyal to the party and those who left it. Featuring Kathleen Cleaver, Jamal Joseph, and many others, THE BLACK PANTHERS: VANGUARD OF THE REVOLUTION is an essential history and a vibrant chronicle of this pivotal movement that birthed a new revolutionary culture in America.
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 $ 120 TOUGH GUISE 2 (DVD)

Tough Guise 2 - Violence, Manhood & American Culture. In this highly anticipated update of the influential and widely acclaimed Tough Guise, pioneering anti-violence educator and cultural theorist Jackson Katz argues that the ongoing epidemic of men's violence in America is rooted in our inability as a society to move beyond outmoded ideals of manhood. In a sweeping analysis that cuts across racial, ethnic, and class lines, Katz examines mass shootings, day-to-day gun violence, violence against women, bullying, gay-bashing, and American militarism against the backdrop of a culture that has normalized violent and regressive forms of masculinity in the face of challenges to traditional male power and authority. Along the way, the film provides a stunning look at the violent, sexist, and homophobic messages boys and young men routinely receive from virtually every corner of the culture, from television, movies, video games, and advertising to pornography, the sports culture, and U.S. political culture. Tough Guise 2 stands to empower a new generation of young men -- and women -- to challenge the myth that being a real man means putting up a false front and engaging in violent and self-destructive behavior.
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 $ 150 MARY DORE 'SHE'S BEAUTIFUL WHEN SHE'S ANGRY' (DVD)

A documentary that resurrects the buried history of the outrageous, often brilliant women who founded the modern women's movement from 1966 to 1971.
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 $ 150 THE BATTLE OF ALGIERS DVD BOX SET (DVD)

One of the most influential films in the history of political cinema, Gillo Pontecorvo’s The Battle of Algiers focuses on the harrowing events of 1957, a key year in Algeria’s struggle for independence from France. Shot in the streets of Algiers in documentary style, the film vividly recreates the tumultuous Algerian uprising against the occupying French in the 1950s. As violence escalates on both sides, the French torture prisoners for information and the Algerians resort to terrorism in their quest for independence. Children shoot soldiers at point-blank range, women plant bombs in cafés. The French win the battle, but ultimately lose the war as the Algerian people demonstrate that they will no longer be suppressed. The Criterion Collection is proud present Gillo Pontecorvo's tour de force-a film with astonishing relevance today. Additional Features: What does the Criterion Collection do for the release of one of the greatest and controversial war movies you never heard of? Fill a three-DVD set with more extras than one could imagine and give The Battle of Algiers the attention it deserves. The film itself is gritty, with a neo-realistic, documentary-like look and feel, and the new high-definition digital transfer has done wonders for its quality while retaining its visual integrity. Assuming many have never heard of The Battle of Algiers, this DVD set has provided a series of documentaries to fill in the many unknown gaps. The first two documentaries give a rich background on Italian director Gillo Pontecorvo ("The Dictatorship of Truth," 1992) and an exclusive making of the film ("Marxist Poetry," 2004). "The Making of The Battle of Algiers" is a wonderful documentary filled with current interviews with Pontecorvo, cinematographer Marcello Gatti, composer Ennio Morricone, and various film historians, biographers, and actors. Disc 2 finishes up with a 17-minute documentary of five directors (Lee, Nair, Schnabel, Soderbergh, and Stone) discussing the importance and influence of The Battle of Algiers on their careers and film in general. The third disc focuses on the history of the French and Algerian conflict. Remembering History (69 minutes, 2004) is another exclusive documentary historically detailing the battle. It is followed by the chilling Etats d'armes (2002) which documents various French officers on interrogation, torture, and execution techniques used during the conflict. Another interesting extra is "The Battle of Algiers: A Case Study" (2004). This is a 25-minute conversation with Richard Clarke and Michael Sheehan (former State Department coordinator for counterterrorism) shot for ABC News discussing the film and its relevancy to studying terrorism today. Combine this with a 56-page booklet filled with articles, interviews, Saadi Yacef's account of his arrest, and biographies of French-Algerian war participants and you have yourself a full-fledged course in the film and the history surrounding it. The only minor criticism of this package is that the movie itself has no commentary track. However, considering the abundant historical and background material and directorial testimonials, a commentary track hardly seems necessary. The Battle of Algiers is a must-have for film, war, and history buffs alike. - Rob Bracco
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 $ 175 UNTOLD HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES BY OLIVER STONE 4 DVD Set (DVD)

The companion to the Showtime documentary series, director Oliver Stone and historian Peter Kuznick challenge the prevailing orthodoxies of traditional history books in this thoroughly researched and rigorously analyzed look at the dark side of American history.
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 $ 180 REQUIEM FOR THE AMERICAN DREAM, THE BRAINWASHING OF MY DAD,& BOOM BUST BOOM (DVD)

1 - Requiem for The American Dream. 2 - The Brainwashing of My Dad. 3 - Boom Bust Boom.
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 $ 240 CAPITALISM (3 DVD SET) (DVD)

Capitalism has been the engine of unprecedented economic growth and social transformation. With the fall of the communist states and the triumph of "neo-liberalism," capitalism is by far the world's dominant ideology. But how much do we understand about how it originated, and what makes it work? CAPITALISM is an ambitious and accessible six-part documentary series that looks at both the history of ideas and the social forces that have shaped the capitalist world. Blending interviews with some of the world's great historians, economists, anthropologists, and social critics (view the complete list of participants), with on-the-ground footage shot in twenty-two countries, CAPITALISM questions the myth of the unfettered free market, explores the nature of debt and commodities, and retraces some of the great economic debates of the last 200 years.
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 $ 250 ALAN WATTS: WHY NOT NOW? 3-DVD SET (DVD)

Why Not Now? is a documentary film on the life and works of Alan Watts, and follows his life-journey and philosophy as it emerged and was embraced by the youth of the counter culture and subsequent generations. Why Not Now? has been screened before half-a-dozen audiences and met with enthusiastic applause, with one viewer commenting that it was "a time machine that takes you back to the real heart of the revolution!" The documentary includes classic interviews, vintage film, art, and photos. to which we added contemporary footage of Japan and Big Sur, music by Garth Brooks, animation by Simpson's animator Eddie Rosas, and Japanese-style woodcut prints by Tom Killion, brought to life by special effects artist Bruce Walters. The result is a refreshing and engaging look at Alan Watts in the language and media of his time, directed by his son, Mark Watts. Each film comes with a bonus DVD disc with an hour off additional material, The Essential Alan Watts, a well as "The Animated Alan Watts," featuring vintage animations from The Fine Art of Goofing Off and shorts by the creators of SouthPark.
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 $ 300 STANDING ON SACRED GROUND (4 FILMS) DVD (DVD)

In this 4-part series, indigenous people from eight different cultures stand up for their traditional sacred lands in defense of cultural survival, human rights and the environment.
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 $ 70 PRISON ON FIRE: GEORGE JACKSON, ATTICA AND BLACK LIBERATION (CD)

Forty years ago, prisons across the US burned. Here's how, why and what happened. Who were the Attica Brothers? Why did 1500 Black, Puerto Rican and white prisoners seize control of the New York Prison. And who was George Jackson? And the Soledad Brothers? And why was he murdered by the San Quentin prison administration? What is the legacy of the prison movement. And what do these forgotten histories tell us about prisons, repression and the struggle for freedom today? Thirty years later, through a mixture of archive audio and contemporary interviews, music and narration, the voices of George Jackson; Jonathan Jackson Jr; Georgia Jackson (mother of George and Jonathan); Angela Davis; David Hilliard (former Black Panther Party leader); James Baldwin; Harry Belafonte; David Johnson, Hugo Pinell, Luis Talamentez & Sundiata Tate 9all charged with the San Quentin rebellion following the murder of George Jackson); Frank "Big Black" Smith (Attica Brother and prison activist); William Kunstler; Elizabeth Fink and Michael Deutsch (attorneys for the Attica Brothers); L.D. Barkley (Attica Brother murdered in the retaking of the prison in September 1971, who announced the Attica Manifesto to the world); and Ruchell Magee (prison activist still in prison for his political activities) introduce and grapple with this history and its lessons for today, and tomorrow.
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 $ 75 KPFA EVENT 'BETWEEN THE WORLD AND ME' 10/28/15 BERKELEY (CD)

CD of the KPFA Sponsored Event -Ta-Nehisi Coates "Between the World and Me" Hosted by Greg Bridges.
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 $ 75 KPFA EVENT - BETWEEN THE WORLD AND ME TA-NEHISI COATES (CD)

CD of the KPFA Sponsored event Ta-Nehisi Coates "Between the World and Me." Hosted by Greg Bridges.
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 $ 75 KPFA EVENT: WHO WE BE WITH JEFF CHANG 11/10/2014 (CD)

Audio of the KPFA Sponsored Event "WHO WE BE The Colorization of America." With KPFA Host Davey D.
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 $ 75 NICK SCHOU KPFA EVENT: SPOOKED - SEPTEMBER 15TH, 2016 BERKELEY CA (CD)

CD of the KPFa Sponsored Event - NICK SCHOU "Spooked: How the CIA Manipulates the Media and Hoodwinks Hollywood" Hosted by Greg Bridges.
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 $ 75 THE DEVIL'S CHESSBOARD: ALLEN DULLES AND THE RISE OF AMERICA'S SECRET (CD)

An explosive, headline-making portrait of Allen Dulles, the man who transformed the CIA into the most powerful-and secretive-colossus in Washington, from the founder of Salon.com and author of the New York Times bestseller Brothers. America's greatest untold story: the United States’ rise to world dominance under the guile of Allen Welsh Dulles, the longest-serving director of the CIA. Drawing on revelatory new materials-including newly discovered U.S. government documents, U.S. and European intelligence sources, the personal correspondence and journals of Allen Dulles's wife and mistress, and exclusive interviews with the children of prominent CIA officials-Talbot reveals the underside of one of America's most powerful and influential figures. Dulles's decade as the director of the CIA-which he used to further his public and private agendas-were dark times in American politics. Calling himself "the secretary of state of unfriendly countries," Dulles saw himself as above the elected law, manipulating and subverting American presidents in the pursuit of his personal interests and those of the wealthy elite he counted as his friends and clients-colluding with Nazi-controlled cartels, German war criminals, and Mafiosi in the process. Targeting foreign leaders for assassination and overthrowing nationalist governments not in line with his political aims, Dulles employed those same tactics to further his goals at home, Talbot charges, offering shocking new evidence in the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. An expose of American power that is as disturbing as it is timely, The Devil's Chessboard is a provocative and gripping story of the rise of the national security state-and the battle for America's soul.
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 $ 80 DREAMING AWAKE AT THE END OF TIME BY TERENCE MCKENNA MP3 CD (CD)

Join Terence McKenna, author, explorer and philosopher for a think along deconstruction of the deepening worldwide weirdness. With his characteristic hope and humor, McKenna examined time and its mysteries, the nature of language, the techniques of ecstasy, high technology and virtual cyberspace, the role of hallucinogenic plants in shamanism and the evolution of human cultures, and the foundations of post-modern spirituality. The lecture and discussion was didactic, syncretic, challenging, eclectic, eidetic and irreverent intellectual adventure - "for those who have grown weary of Moldevite suppositories and unicorny flimflam! A very full 2 hours awaits you in audio form.
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 $ 80 MIND & TIME, SPIRIT & MATTER MP3 CD - MCKENNA (CD)

A unique perspective to the idea of a spiritual path for each of us and an impending total transformation of the human world. His far-ranging discussion included: the evolution of human consciousness as a response of Gaia, and the Gaia hypothesis of regulating the earth's ecology; a theoretical fluctuation in solar radiation; the participants' ideas of human attitudes toward the Other; DMT and his "machine elf" experiences; the mysteries of time; the nature of language; the techniques of ecstasy that have developed in non-Western societies to navigate to and from invisible worlds; and the depth of the general role of hallucinogenic plants in our world picture.
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 $ 80 TERENCE MCKENNA 'TAXONOMY OF ILLUSION' MP3 CD (CD)

The Taxonomy of Illusion. An Evening with Terence McKenna at UC Santa Cruz hosted by the student organization Millbrook West. Professor Ralph Abraham, the famous chaos theorist mathematician, informed and introduced Terence to the large bright audience. "Taxonomy" defined as classification, especially in relation to its general laws and principles; that department of science or subject, which consists in or relates to classification. Terence amusingly articulates by enumerating examples of the varied forms of illusions by which humans are entertained, intrigued and frightened. This talk is a particularly anecdotal way to approach the study of the imaginal, the illusive and anomalous. Terence McKenna, informs and delights his audiences through many media. As an accomplished author of more than four major works of fiction and non-fiction depending on one's belief system; voice of at least three hundred audio and video titles; and participant in numerous popular CD's, Terence is infiltrating the mind at large with his outlandish theories at an alarming pace.
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 $ 90 AMERICAN WOMEN MAKING HISTORY AND CULTURE: 1963-1982 2013 PRA MP3 CD (CD)

Powerful Women's Voices to Be Heard Far Into the Future. Betty Friedan, Angela Davis, Shirley Chisholm, Gloria Steinem, Fannie Lou Hamer, Rita Mae Brown, Adrienne Rich, Bella Abzug, Anais Nin, and thousands of other women's voices broadcast on Pacifica Radio stations that shaped women's lives today will be preserved by the Pacifica Radio Archives (PRA) and made available for free to the public thanks to a generous matching grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) in the National Archives (NARA).
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 $ 90 SHARON ELLISON 'TAKING WAR OUT OF WORDS' (CD)

Using rich stories in this 80-minute overview of her book, Taking the War Out of Our Words, Sharon Strand Ellison shows how we have long used the rules of war as the basis for human conversation. Because of this, we often get defensive-instantly-when we want to protect ourselves. Far from protecting us, our defensiveness usually creates and intensifies conflict-at home, at work, and in our communities. Like a computer program, this system directs our choices and limits our options. Sharon has developed a new paradigm called Powerful Non-Defensive Communication that gives us the tools we need to protect ourselves without getting defensive and to achieve our goals without engaging in power struggle. You will learn practical skills for how to: * Ask disarming questions that get to the heart of an issue quickly. * Give honest feedback without being judgmental. * Express your own ideas, feelings and beliefs with clarity. * Create boundaries that enhance respect and reciprocity.
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 $ 100 ELSA KNIGHT THOMPSON INTERVIEWS STUDS TERKEL (1970) (CD)

Elsa Knight Thompson talks with Studs Terkel in 1970.
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 $ 100 LEFT FORUM 2016: SPEECHES BY TARIQ ALI, CHRIS HEDGES, MEDEA BENJAMIN, (CD)

Speeches by Tariq Ali, Chris Hedges and Medea Benjamin at the Left Forum 2016.
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 $ 100 LETTERS + POLITICS FASCISM PACK MP3 CD (CD)

1 - Robert Paxson on the History of fascism. 2 - Adam Hoschild on the Spanish Civil War. 3 - David Kertzer on the Pope and Mussolini. 4 - Kevin Kruse on The Rise of Christian Capitalism. 5 - Yanis Veroufakis on the Rise of the European Right. 6 - Elizabeth Hinton on the War on Poverty and the War on Crime. 7 -Richard Pirodsky on Father Charles Caughlin. 8 - Pippa Norris on Authoritarian Populism. 9 - Nicholas Shasxon Treasure Islands. 10 - Peter Ross Range Hitler vs the Communist. 11 - Rick Perlstein Silent Minority.
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 $ 100 LETTERS AND POLITICS 'HISTORY OF RELIGION PACK' MP# CD (CD)

* Gerald Russell - Heirs to Forgotten Kingdoms: Journeys into the Dissapearing Religions of the Middle East. * Karen Amstrong - A History of Religious and Violence. * Reza Aslan - Jesus and the Roman Occupation of Palestine. * David Kertzer - The Pope and Mussolini. * Kevin Kruse - The Political Marriage of Capitalism and Christianity. * Edmund Gharib - The History of the Ancient sites destroyed by ISIS. * Jonhaton Lyons - Scientific Advancements of the Islamic Caliphates. * Hatem Bazian and Iman Muhammad Ali _ Shia Sunni Divide. * Denise Spellberg - Jefferson's Quran. * Blase Bonpane - Liberation Theology. * Sandra Blair - The History of the AME Church. * Benjamin Zeller - Heaven's Gate. * Bart Ehrman - Forgeries in the Bible. * John Julius Norwich - History of the Vatican. * Mark Epstein - Buddhism. * Reza Zarghamee - Ancient Persia. * Peter Stanford - Judas Iscariat.
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 $ 100 VETERANS FOR PEACE EVENT (2 CD SET) (CD)

Audio of the event "Veterans For Peace 31st Annual Convention" at the Clark Kerr Campus of UC Berkeley.
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$101 and Up

 $ 120 BETWEEN THE WORLD AND ME (TA-NEHISI COATES3 CD AUDIO BOOK) (CD)

Hailed by Toni Morrison as "required reading," a bold and personal literary exploration of America's racial history by "the single best writer on the subject of race in the United States" (The New York Observer). "This is your country, this is your world, this is your body, and you must find some way to live within the all of it." In a profound work that pivots from the biggest questions about American history and ideals to the most intimate concerns of a father for his son, Ta-Nehisi Coates offers a powerful new framework for understanding our nation's history and current crisis. Americans have built an empire on the idea of "race," a falsehood that damages us all but falls most heavily on the bodies of black women and men - bodies exploited through slavery and segregation and, today, threatened, locked up, and murdered out of all proportion. What is it like to inhabit a black body and find a way to live within it? And how can we all honestly reckon with this fraught history and free ourselves from its burden? Between the World and Me is Ta-Nehisi Coates' attempt to answer these questions in a letter to his adolescent son. Coates shares with his son - and listeners - the story of his awakening to the truth about his place in the world through a series of revelatory experiences, from Howard University to Civil War battlefields, from the South Side of Chicago to Paris, from his childhood home to the living rooms of mothers whose children's lives were taken as American plunder. Beautifully woven from personal narrative, reimagined history, and fresh, emotionally charged reportage, Between the World and Me clearly illuminates the past, bracingly confronts our present, and offers a transcendent vision for a way forward.
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 $ 120 MARX ATG COLLECTION (CD)

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 $ 120 SPEAKING PEACE BY MARSHALL ROSENBERG (CD)

In every interaction, every conversation and in every thought, you have a choice - to promote peace or perpetuate violence. International peacemaker, mediator and healer, Dr. Marshall B. Rosenberg shows you how the language you use is the key to enriching life. Take the first step to reduce violence, heal pain, resolve conflicts and spread peace on our planet – by developing an internal consciousness of peace rooted in the language you use each day. Speak Peace is filled with inspiring stories, lessons and ideas drawn from over 40 years of mediating conflicts and healing relationships in some of the most war torn, impoverished, and violent corners of the world. Speak Peace offers insight, practical skills, and powerful tools that will profoundly change your relationships and the course of your life for the better. Bestselling author of the internationally acclaimed, Nonviolent Communication: A Language of Life. Discover how you can create an internal consciousness of peace as the first step toward effective personal, professional, and social change. Find complete chapters on the mechanics of Nonviolent Communication, effective conflict resolution, transforming business culture, transforming enemy images, addressing terrorism, transforming authoritarian structures, expressing and receiving gratitude, and social change.
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 $ 120 STUDS TERKEL: THE SPOKEN CENTURY MP3 CD (CD)

Pacifica Radio Archives proudly presents the premier of Studs Terkel: The Spoken Century, an eclectic hour with irrepressible radio personality Studs Terkel and featuring interviews with Arthur Miller, Martin Luther King, Jr., Muhammad Ali and Issac Bashevis Singer.
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 $ 120 THE HOWARD ZINN COLLECTION MP3 CD (CD)

The Howard Zinn Collection MP3 CD
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 $ 120 THE SHEROES COLLECTION MP3 CD (CD)

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 $ 150 LIES MY TEACHER TOLD ME (AUDIOBOOK - 12 CDS) (CD)

Americans have lost touch with their history, and in Lies My Teacher Told Me Professor James Loewen shows why. After surveying eighteen leading high school American history texts, he has concluded that not one does a decent job of making history interesting or memorable. Marred by an embarrassing combination of blind patriotism, mindless optimism, sheer misinformation, and outright lies, these books omit almost all the ambiguity, passion, conflict, and drama from our past. 12 CD Set.
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 $ 150 THE NEURODHARMA OF LOVE (5 CD SET) (CD)

The Neuroscience of Fulfilling Relationships-A Guided Training Program. Most of our greatest joys and sorrows happen in our relationships with others. Imagine then: what if you could guide your mind to forgive, heal, and find greater happiness in your connections with others? "The remarkable truth is that you can," teaches Rick Hanson. With The Neurodharma of Love, this well-respected clinician and teacher shows us how brain science, practical psychology, and Buddhist meditation practices are now converging to help us experience greater intimacy and fulfillment-in our intimate relationships, with family and friends, and in our larger circles of work and community. This practice-centered audio program invites us to learn: * How to strengthen our underlying neural circuits of empathy, compassion, kindness, and love at the deepest levels. * Meditations to help us heal childhood wounds and shift out of fight-or-flight reactivity. * How to create a healthy balance of intimacy and independence, open our hearts, resolve conflicts with others, and lay the neuropsychological foundation for lasting love. "Compassion," "love," "openheartedness" -these aren't just nice ideas. They're actual brain states that we can nurture and strengthen. The Neurodharma of Love shows us how, with powerful insights and practices to enrich all of our relationships. Course objectives: * Discuss how to strengthen our underlying neural circuits of empathy, compassion, kindness, and love at the deepest levels. * Practice meditations to help us heal childhood wounds and shift out of fight-or-flight reactivity. * Explain how to create a healthy balance of intimacy and independence, open our hearts, resolve conflicts with others, and lay the neuropsychological foundation for lasting love.
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 $ 180 A PEOPLE'S HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES (AUDIOBOOK - 7 CDS) (CD)

Known for its lively, clear prose as well as its scholarly research, A People's History is the only volume to tell America's story from the point of view of-and in the words of-America's women, African-Americans, Native Americans, working poor, and-immigrant laborers. Here we learn that many of our country's greatest battles-child labor laws, women's rights, racial equality-were carried out at the grass roots level,against bloody resistance. Revised and updated with new chapters on Clinton's presidency, the 2000 Election,and the "War on Terrorism," A People's History of the United States features insightful analysis of the most important events in our history.
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 $ 180 ALAN WATTS PRA LIBRARY COLLECTION 3 MP3 CDS (CD)

The Alan Watts Library Collection from The Pacifica Radio Archives.
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 $ 200 THE AFRICAN AMERICAN SPEECH COLLECTION MP3 CD: KPFA EVENTS WITH D. WAT (CD)

The African American Speech Collection MP3 CD: KPFA Events with D. Watkins,Ta-Nehisi Coates, Kevin Powell, Lawrence Ross & Johanna Fernandez & Angela Davis speaking about the work of Mumia Abu Jamal.
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 $ 200 THE TERENCE MCKENNA SUPER PACK 3 MP3 CDS (CD)

Contains: 1 - Taxonomy of Illusion. 2 - Taxonomy of Illusion, Dreaming Awake, Mind and Time. 3 - Dreaming Awake, Mind and Time.
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 $ 240 TAKING THE POWER STRUGGLE OUT OF PARENTING BY SHARON ELLISON (CD)

Parents often struggle to achieve balance between setting the limits childen and teens need to be secure and the freedom they need to grow as individuals. Here you'll find practical tools for transforming your family — creating an environment that enhances your child's security and freedom, respect and openness, competence and spontaneity, reciprocity and creativity.
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 $ 260 AYURVEDIC WELLNESS: THE ART AND SCIENCE OF VIBRANT HEALTH BY SUHAS KSH (CD)

Discover the Ancient Science of Health, Vitality, and Happiness. The most enduring science of healing is founded on the principle of achieving balance between our body, mind, spirit, and environment. This science is called Ayurveda-a comprehensive approach to health and wellness that has been refined for 5,000 years. With Ayurvedic Wellness, Dr. Suhas Kshirsagar presents an in-depth audio training program in the principles and practices of the "science of life." In this six-session course, Dr. Kshirsagar offers practical instruction in cornerstone principles of Ayurveda-including diet, exercise, breathing, and meditation-to balance, heal, and transform your life. Essential Tools for Self-Discovery and Self-Care. Ayurveda recognizes our lives as an integral whole, in which mind, body, and spirit are in constant communication. Dr. Kshirsagar teaches you the foundational tools of self-awareness to deepen your understanding of how every experience and decision in your life impacts your overall health. As you progress, surprising connections will emerge-you may suddenly recognize a link between your sleep habits and mood, discover how music affects your digestion, or reveal the emotional source behind unhealthy food cravings. Ayurveda gives you the means to clarify your personal health needs and create a wellness plan that is right for you. "In Ayurveda, well-being stems from awareness of one's own mind and body," teaches Dr. Kshirsagar. Now you can learn the key principles of this life-changing science for health, happiness, and self-discovery with Ayurvedic Wellness.
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$100 and Less

 $ 50 AKIRA TANA AND OTONOWA 'STARS ACROSS THE OCEAN' (CD)

Stars Across the Ocean (feat. Art Hirahara, Masaru Koga & Noriyuki Ken Okada)
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 $ 50 ANDY NARELL 'DIS 1.4. RAF' (MP3 ALBUM) (CD)

As challenging as breaking into the music business can be, staying there can be even tougher. Once success is achieved, one must consider all the obligations the come with it, from traveling for the next gig, to conducting workshops, and staying on top of correspondence for said work. On top of all that, there is the critical task of composing and learning new music both to play live and place on the next album. The trick is, how does one balance all of that and create a compelling album that lives up to the name they've worked so hard to create? That question is answered by Andy Narell with his latest album release, "Dis 1.4. Raf," which is more than just one disc of brand-worthy music, but two. The double album, named as a tribute to the late Caribbean Jazz pianist Raf Robertson, a close friend of Narell's, is split into two for good reason. The first disc features a full band quintet, made up of Narell on double seconds, Cuban pianist Janysett McPherson, Cuban percussionist Inor Sotolongo, bassist Thierry Fainfant and Gregory Louis on drums. With the title track opening the album, the band quickly sets the tone for the rest of disc 1 by presenting a well-mixed, crisply executed sound. - Written by Ted Goslin
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 $ 50 BLACK ARTS JAZZ COLLECTIVE 'SIDE DOOR JAZZ CLUB' (CD)

It is easy to misconstrue a name, especially when it is so obviously tied to politics and racial identity. Born during an important period of Black identity in the arts in the early 2010s, Black Art Jazz Collective brings together an accomplished ensemble of young African American musicians who felt that it was necessary to celebrate Black culture in a positive way. The focus on camaraderie between members who grew up playing music together comes through in their music. The Collective was co-founded by drummer Johnathan Blake, saxophonist Wayne Escoffery and trumpeter Jeremy Pelt. All graduating from esteemed music programs in the Northeast at the same time, the three quickly became ingrained in the New York jazz scene as leaders and invaluable members of ensembles led by legends like Tom Harrell, Bobby Hutcherson, Wayne Shorter and Ron Carter. The first addition the trio made was the great bassist Dwayne Burno, an individual who really espoused professionalism and dedication to his friends. Being older than the others, Burno's influence and attention made an impact on all of them. The ensemble also featured trombonist James Burton III (an adherent of the school of Curtis Fuller and J.J. Johnson and another Jackie McLean alum) and the great pianist/composer Xavier Davis. The Black Art Jazz Collective s first performance was at Dizzy's Club Coca Cola in April 2013 with Burno. His passing in the following December was a shock and upset the jazz world, not to mention the Collective. It would prove to be a challenge to find a replacement for Burno. It wasn't until Pelt recommended Vincente Archer that the group found a perfect replacement, one who had connections to all the members and who was influenced by Burno. A great opportunity came by way of Ken Kitchings and Jan Mullen of The Side Door Jazz Club in Old Lyme, Connecticut, namely a two-night gig and an opportunity to record with the venue s new recording equipment. Kitchings and Mullen had expressed their love of the group and felt that it would be a perfect fit for their debut recording project. The resulting album Black Art Jazz Collective Presented By The Side Door Jazz Club is a tremendous example of the ensemble s incredible drive, swagger and cohesiveness.
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 $ 50 BLUES GRAB BAG (CD)

A CD selection of Blues music.
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 $ 50 CLASSICAL GRAB BAG (CD)

A CD selection of Classical music.
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 $ 50 COCOMAMA 'QUIERO' (CD)

The word they use to refer to themselves is "powerhouse." That, to me, sounds a little too masculine to describe nine extraordinarily beautiful ladies who do not back away from flaunting their sensuality and their attitude; something that they have tonnes of. So who better than Cocomama to create volcanic musicality as they work their way through an eleven-song, slow-burning project? The answer is no one. I cannot think of anyone or any group that could make such explosive music, so seductively - song after song, after song. Almost all of these pieces are for solo voice and instrumental ensemble, and range in scale and sonority from intimate music accompanied frugally, to the lavish arrangements in which the passionate vocals of Sofia Tosello reign supreme and in which the thundering congas and other improvised percussion collide in a molten mix of high-voltage melodies and harmonies, and high-impact and extravagant polyrhythms. The passion with which the girls sing and play their instruments is relentless. The fact that the music is driven by the piano of Nikki Denner and the bass of Jennifer Vincent does not diminish the contributions of the wonderful trombonist Reut Regev, who makes any ensemble sound ineffable, and the various percussionists who drop their polyrhythmic bombs with depth-defying effect as well as with a myriad of colours and timbres that make the soundscape of the band explode to life.
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 $ 50 COMING HOME TO SAN FRANCISCO - E POWELL & GOSPEL ELITES (CD)

Coming Home to San Francisco by Emmit Powel and THe Gospel Elites.
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 $ 50 DAWAN MUHAMMAD QUARTET: RETURN TO KUUMBWA (CD)

Recorded Live at The Kuumbwa Jazz Center In Santa Cruz.
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 $ 50 DEAD & COMPANY, LIVE RECORDING FROM SUMMER TOUR 2016 (CD)

This is an mp3 download. Great recording of a really fine show! Great sound and vibe, impressed with humble John M shining on "He's Gone" and "Sugaree," and Bob's presence way cool along with all the rest. This is a great recording of a great show. - rickame
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 $ 50 FOLK/SINGER-SONGWRITER GRAB BAG (CD)

A CD selection of Folk-Singer-Songwriter music.
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 $ 50 GOODBYE GIRLS 'SNOWY SIDE OF THE MOUNTAIN' (CD)

Debut full length album "Snowy SIde of the Mountain" by The Goodbye Girls. The Goodbye Girls are a new and exciting quartet out of Boston. These four musicians from the US, Canada, and Sweden formed the band out of a common love for old-time, traditional bluegrass and Swedish traditional music. Lena Jonsson on fiddle, Allison de Groot on banjo, Brittany Karlson on bass, and Molly Tuttle on guitar & lead vocals are individually some of the best acoustic musicians around, and together they create a sound that is exciting, fresh and full of energy. With international tours under their belt, bookings at festivals like Newport Folk Festival & Stockholm Folk Festival, reaching #1 on the Americana airplay direct charts, The Goodbye Girls are turning heads right out of the gate. The band has a dedication to honoring the musical styles in which they are rooted- bluegrass, old-time and Swedish traditional- and together they are re-imagining the repertoire in a unique and exciting way. Their original material sits comfortably between a raging old-time tune, a traditional bluegrass song or a Swedish polska in a playful balance between new and old.
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 $ 50 GOSPEL GRAB BAG (CD)

A CD selection of Gospel music.
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 $ 50 HECTOR DEL CURTO 'ETERNAL TANGO' (CD)

On this album, celebrated bandoneon player, Hector Del Curto brings distinctive blend of traditional tango in orquestra tipica style with his Eternal Tango Orchestra and the legendary music of Astor Piazzolla with his long time friend and collaborator, renowned pianist Pablo Ziegler and other leading tango musicians.
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 $ 50 IN CONCERT - PARIS FRANCE - E POWELL & GOSPEL ELITES (CD)

In Concert Live in Paris, France March 1994. Emmit Powell and the Gospel Elites.
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 $ 50 JAZZ GRAB BAG (CD)

A CD selection of Jazz music.
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 $ 50 LATIN GRAB BAG (CD)

A CD selection of Latin music.
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 $ 50 RALPH STANLEY 'BOUND TO RIDE' (CD)

When his brother Carter passed away in 1966, there was some question in Ralph Stanley's mind whether or not he'd continue performing his beloved old-time mountain music (he never considered the Stanley Brothers to be true bluegrass). Luckily for music fans, he decided that this music was his calling and chose to press on. By 1971, his Clinch Mountain Boys were again one of the finest ensembles in bluegrass. These 20 songs come from Stanley's renaissance 1971-1973 period (with one stray tune from 1976), one of his most productive post-Carter eras, and showcases the classic Stanley sound--raw and plaintive--across the classic Stanley repertoire: old-time folk songs mixed with staples from the Carter Family, Mainer's Mountaineers, and, of course, the Stanley Brothers. Veteran fiddler Curly Ray Cline and lead singer Roy Lee Centers offer sterling support for Stanley's wailing vocals and versatile banjo, which covers a variety of styles from clawhammer to three-finger. Teenagers Ricky Skaggs and Keith Whitley appear on several cuts as well. For die-hards, a more thorough survey of this peak period is available on a wonderful four-CD box set. - Marc Greilsamer
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 $ 50 RICHARD SHINDELL 'CARELESS' (CD)

Richard Shindell's new album, Careless, represents the culmination of years of work, preparation, and growth. Meticulously recorded over three years in Upstate New York and Buenos Aires, Argentina, Careless might be an anachronism: at a time when the very idea of the record-album is called into question-when technological developments and listening habits challenge its status as the natural vehicle of an artist's presentation of new material-Shindell offers us an ambitious, luxurious, full-length statement. Accompanied by his co-producer Greg Anderson, engineer Scott Petito, and a group of A-list musicians, Shindell immersed himself in the studio, allowing the time and latitude to explore, experiment, take risks-to play-as each of these eleven songs was given form and substance.
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 $ 50 SPIRITS OF HAVANA BY JANE BURNETT (CD)

Canadian flutist and soprano saxophonist Jane Bunnett traveled to Cuba and immersed herself in the island's music to make this CD, combining other Canadian musicians with a host of gifted Cubans. Guided by senior percussionist Guillermo Barreto on timbales, the result is a genuine exploration of what is most distinctive and valuable in Cuban music and the special relationship of its African elements to jazz. The traditions come together most fully in Gonzalo Rubalcaba's exploration of Thelonious Monk's "Epistrophy," but there are numerous delights here, from Bunnett's immersion in Cuban rhythms to the enchanting singing of Merceditas Valdes on several traditional songs in Yoruba dialect. - Stuart Broomer
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 $ 50 TERCETO KALI BY JASON MCGUIRE EL RUBIO (CD)

This groundbreaking musical trio seamlessly blends flamenco, Latin, and jazz in music and dance with a cast of world-class artists from around the country who are rooted in a variety of musical genres. Lead by virtuoso, award-winning flamenco guitarist Jason McGuire "El Rubio," these three musicians take you on a musical journey that is undeniably an experience of incredible showmanship and passion that has ignited audiences ever since their debut in 2014. With powerful musical direction fueled by Jason McGuire's inspirational compositions, they have shown they can play both jazz clubs and concert halls while maintaining the essence and improvisational quality of both a flamenco or a jazz group. With Jason on guitar, Marlon Aldana on drumset and cajon, and Paul Martin Sounder on upright bass, the group has already been nominated for a prestigious Bay Area Izzie Award for Best Ensemble.
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 $ 50 WORLD MUSIC GRAB BAG (CD)

A CD selection of World Music.
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 $ 60 BILL KIRCHEN & AUSTIN DE LONE 'TRANSATLATICANA' (CD)

Bill Kirchen and Austin de Lone team up for a hands-across-the-Atlantic collection with their new studio album, Transatlanticana, out on August 26, 2016 on Red House Records. This long-overdue release unites the pioneers of two major musical movements: Kirchen co-founded the original "Americana" band, Commander Cody and his Lost Planet Airmen, and his trademark Telecaster licks drove their hit "Hot Rod Lincoln" into the Top 10 in 1972. De Lone dropped out of Harvard to start Eggs Over Easy, moving to London and recording with Jimi Hendrix's producer/manager and The Animals' bass player Chas Chandler in 1970. The Eggs are the progenitors of British pub rock, the first link in the chain to punk rock, new wave and beyond. Backed by both their all-star British and American bands, Transatlanticana finds Kirchen and de Lone trading songwriting credits and lead vocals on this soulful and rocking collection. They kick it off with the timely "Hounds of the Bakersfield," a tribute to the late Merle Haggard and the Bakersfield, CA sound. Kirchen and de Lone cut the album in Austin and London, capturing on disc the best of their 30-year collaboration. Kirchen is Austin-based; de Lone is in the San Francisco Bay Area, but both artists have longtime ties with the UK scene: Kirchen has toured as a guitarist with Nick Lowe and put out three albums on UK label Proper Records; de Lone has toured as keyboard player for Lowe and Elvis Costello and put out his first solo album on UK label Demon Records.
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 $ 60 BOX & DICE BY FIONA BOYES (CD)

Award winning 2015 release! 'Box & Dice' is a stripped back album featuring 4 & 6 string cigar box guitars & National Reso-lectric baritone. Add double bass, percussion including frattoir, jangling chains and horse-shoes, and you've got.... the whole "Box & Dice"!
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 $ 60 COURTNEY GRANGER 'BENEATH STILL WATERS' (CD)

It is his first solo country album and we've been waiting for it for years! It will be out on vinyl as well as CD and digital. We hope you'll consider contributing to his indiegogo campaign to help him publicize the heck out of this work of art! Click the link to learn about the campaign and watch a cool little interview featuring the title track.
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 $ 60 JACK DEJOHNETTE 'IN MOVEMENT' (CD)

Drummer and jazz legend Jack DeJohnette pairs up with saxophonist Ravi Coltrane and bassist (and electronics whiz) Matthew Garrison, to spellbinding and haunting results. Jack DeJohnette knows how to turn traditions inside out. He can invest light-touch cymbal playing with the feel of pulsing funk. His freer patterns of blast can sound like some of the most refined avant-percussion you've ever heard. Though while DeJohnette is obviously an original, he's not bent on tearing down all the boundaries between jazz sub-genres. His engagement with various aspects of blues and swing flows from an evident reverence for each specific style. Even when pushing his own creative language to new places, DeJohnette manages to keep the inherited forms in view.
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 $ 60 JOHN LEE HOOKER, HIS BEST CHESS SIDES (CD)

Hooker was already making hits (for Modern) when he started to record for Chicago's legendary Chess Records in 1952. So he's at the peak of his powers on these solo sides from 1952 to '54, and with Eddie "Guitar" Burns, pianist Lafayette Leak, and drummer Fred Below in 1966. The '50s numbers stomp and grind through Hooker's typically down-'n'-dirty songwriting. "Ground Hog Blues" is especially gritty, as he describes how he'll poison his woman's lover. Those cuts also show the influence of prewar blues personalities Sleepy John Estes (on "Worried Life Blues"), Tampa Red ("Sugar Mama"), Sonny Boy Williamson ("Louise"), Johnny Temple ("Please Don't Go"), and Big Joe Williams ("Bluebird"). The '66 band recordings include his classics "The Waterfront" and "One Bourbon, One Scotch and One Beer." - Ted Drozdowski
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 $ 60 JOHNNY RIVERO 'MUSIC IN ME' (CD)

With one foot rooted in his native Puerto Rico and the other firmly planted New York City's "El Barrio," it is only fitting that Little Johnny Rivero's second effort as a leader titled, "Music in Me," delivers its Latin Jazz groove with underpinnings of traditional Afro-Cuban percussion and rhythms. From the relentless, driving bata voicing in Alambique, to the haunting background chants that color, Africa My Land, to the staccato horn runs peppered throughout the title track, "Music in Me" delivers a unified theme of Latin Jazz, improvisation, and color. "Ever since I was a young boy, I listened to a wide range of music," says Rivero, "including Tito Puente, Machito, Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers, Tony Bennett, all of which my father had in his record collection. Also, there were always rumba jams. Inside of me is a Latin Jazz Rumba." Music in Me features trumpeter Brian Lynch, alto saxophonist Louis Fouche, pianist Zaccai Curtis and bass player Luques Curtis. Special guests include trombonist Conrad Herwig, trumpeter Jonathan Powell, violinist Alfredo de la Fe, percussionists Anthony Carrillo and Luisito Quintero, vocalists Manny Mieles and Edwin Ramos and Giovanni Almonte (spoken word).
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 $ 60 MANDOLIN ORANGE 'BLINDFALLER' (CD)

Blindfaller was recorded at home in Chapel Hill, NC, and is made up of almost entirely live tracks. We enlisted some of our most trusted friends and music makers to bring these new songs to life: Kyle Keegan on drums, Clint Mullican on bass, and Josh Oliver on guitars, keys and vocals. We've never been more passionate about a batch of songs... there is a lot of love and a lot of imminence in these tunes, but most importantly, they are going to be a blast to play live.
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 $ 60 MASKED AND ANONYMOUS (VARIOUS) (CD)

The masked and anonymous soundtrack will be released by Columbia Records on July 22, 2003. It features fourteen Bob Dylan songs, four of which are performed in the film by Bob Dylan himself and especially created for the film. "Dixie" and "Diamond Joe" are traditional songs recorded and performed for the first time. "Cold Irons Bound" and "Down In The Flood" are new performances. "City of Gold," performed by the Dixie Hummingbirds, is a previously unreleased Bob Dylan song. Also featured are the Grateful Dead, Jerry Garcia, Los Lobos, Shirley Caesar and an array of international artists.
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 $ 60 MICHAEL FRANTI & SPEARHEAD 'SOUL ROCKER' (CD)

In creating SOULROCKER, Michael Franti & Spearhead introduce a new sensibility to their potent hybrid of hip-hop, rock, folk, and reggae: a gracefully arranged take on electronic music. Produced by Michael Franti, in collaboration with Jamaican producers Stephen "Di Genius' McGregor (son of reggae luminary Freddie McGregor) and Dwayne 'Supa Dups' Chin-Quee (known for his work with artists like Bruno Mars & John Legend). Features: Crazy for You, Once a Day, My Lord and more.
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 $ 60 MUDDY WATERS: FATHERS AND SONS (CD)

Fathers and Sons is the seventh studio album by American blues musician Muddy Waters.
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 $ 60 QUIERO CREEDENCE (VARIOUS ARTISTS) (CD)

Quiero Creedence is the Latin tribute album to legendary rock band Creedence Clearwater Revival. The legendary Creedence Clearwater Revival was America's ultimate Top 40 band of the late 1960s, many of their singles now placing high on the "greatest rock hits of all time" lists and in the GRAMMY Hall of Fame, with the band itself long enshrined in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. But it wasn't just the United States of America where CCR topped the charts. As Quiero Creedence now underscores, the band, which was so identified with a sound called "swamp rock," was big throughout all of Latin America, both then and now. The Latin-inspired, multilingual tribute album to Creedence includes covers of the band's greatest songs by some of the biggest Latin artists from around the world including Juan Gabriel, Bunbury, Andres Calamaro, Enjambre, Los Enanitos Verdes, Juanes, Los Lonely Boys, Ozomatli, La Marisoul from La Santa Cecilia, El Tri, Diamante Electrico, Los Lobos, as well as Billy Gibbons. As these names indicate, the set (the title of which translates as "I Want Creedence") spans a variety of genres and decades-and totals a social media reach of over 40 million fans for the participating artists. The first single from Quiero Creedence is (the late) Mexican superstar Juan Gabriel's Spanish version of "Have You Ever Seen the Rain?" "Juan is so excited for it to be a single," says Gustavo Farias, who produced the track. "He immediately started tweeting to let his fans know about the summer release-and that it's not his song! Everyone's freaking out because over 40 years, it's the first song that he's ever recorded that he didn't write. So he's really breaking ground." Himself an avowed CCR fan who listened mostly to them, The Beatles and Led Zeppelin growing up in Mexico, Farias nervously tracked Gabriel's vocals on a laptop in a hotel room in the Mexican border state of Sonora-home to heavy drug smuggling. They returned there a couple weeks later when Gabriel was shooting a video, then tacked on a video shoot-in the middle of a jungle and with a total image change-to accompany the "Have You Ever Seen the Rain? (Gracias al Sol)" single. "It's my favorite CCR song, and I didn't mess with it-just added a couple small mariachi guitars, vihuelas, to give it a little funky feeling," adds Farias. "There are a couple nice violin lines, too, so there's a little of Juan Gabriel's personality and the essence of Creedence.” Juan Gabriel passed away on August 28, 2016, in Santa Monica, California. Track Listing: 1. Bunbury - Corre Por La Jungla (Run Through the Jungle). 2. Los Lobos - Bootleg. 3. Juan Gabriel - Have You Ever Seen The Rain? (Gracias al Sol). 4. Los Lonely Boys - Born on the Bayou. 5. A Band Of Bitches - Feelin’ Blue 6. Ozomatli - Bad Moon Rising. 7. Enjambre - Who'll Stop the Rain. 8. Andrés Calamaro - Long As I Can See the Light. 9. Bang Data - Fortunate Son (Fortunate Hijo). 10. El Tri - Proud Mary. 11. Salvador Santana and featuring Juanes & Asdru Sierra - Molina. 12. Billy Gibbons and La Marisoul - Green River. 13. Diamante Electrico - Up Around the Bend. 14. Los Enanitos Verdes - Travelin' Band.
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 $ 60 SHINE A LIGHT BY BILLY BRAGG & JOE HENRY (CD)

Billy Bragg & Joe Henry Explore America's Rails And Musical Heritage On "Shine A Light: Field Recordings From The Great American Railroad." Recorded While Travelling By Train Shine A Light Features Songs Originally Made Famous By Hank Williams, Lead Belly, The Carter Family, Jimmie Rodgers, Glenn Campbell, Gordon Lightfoot & More.
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 $ 60 THE BEST OF TWIT WIT (CD)

The Best of Twit Wit Radio. Produced by George Coates.
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 $ 60 THE TOUR, VOL.1 WOODY SHAW & LOUIS HAYES (CD)

"By no means is jazz dead-that's essentially why Louis Hayes and I formed this band. We really enjoy playing." So wrote Woody Shaw, presumably around the time of this historic concert from their 1976 European tour, in response to the then much-heralded death of jazz. It was people like Shaw, Hayes and others who proved that is was only our out-dated preconceptions of what jazz was which were dead and that jazz itself was alive and well. Here we have a real gem from Woody Shaw's greatest period - a very hip quintet session, recorded with drummer Louis Hayes, tenor man Junior Cook, Ronnie Matthews on piano and Stafford James on bass. Cook's Trane-tinged flurries, Shaw's boprish bursts, Mathews' ever-intensifying solos and Hayes' thunder-and-lightning drumming create an energy and esprit very much in the Blakey tradition but without ever losing track of the identity or sight of their collective goal. This Woody Shaw-Louis Hayes-Junior Cook quintet is now a part of history. The concentric circles they set in motion, emanating from the center of their work so long ago continue to expand and make their influence felt right up to the present day.
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 $ 65 CAN'T SHAKE THIS FEELING, LURRIE BELL (CD)

Lurrie Bell returns with a new CD he's telling people is his best. It showcases all the passion, depth, rawness and uniqueness that keeps Lurrie at the top of many Real Deal Chicago Blues lists. His ace working band and frequent collaborator Matthew Skoller (on harp) provide the drive and the safety net while Lurrie walks the tightrope vocally and instrumentally. Motivated by his 2013 Blues Music Award for "Song Of The Year" for the title track from Blues In My Soul (Delmark 830), Lurrie had a hand in writing five of the thirteen tracks. "Driftin," "One Eyed Woman," "Hold Me Tight'" "Sinner's Prayer," "Do You Hear," "Born With The Blues," "Hidden Charms" and more.
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 $ 65 THE BIG SOUND OF LIL ED & THE BLUES IMPERIALS (CD)

An album absolutely bursting with Lil' Ed's rollicking slide-work and raw-boned vocals on a joyous blend of burning boogies, romping shuffles and heart-stopping slow blues. The ever-ready Blues Imperials continue to be his perfect sidekicks, laying down greasy, percolating grooves with reckless precision. "Electrifying, raucous, pure Chicago blues... Lil' Ed is a guitarist extraordinaire... slashing slide and flamboyant stage persona." - Chicago Tribune
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 $ 70 DAVID MURRAY, GERI ALLEN, TERI LYNE CARRINGTON 'PERFECTION' (CD)

This much anticipated recording debut of the new jazz supergroup- David Murray, Geri Allen & Terri Lyne Carrington Power Trio- is dedicated to Ornette Coleman, who passed just days before the recording. The album features (and is named after) Coleman's never before recorded composition, Perfection.
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 $ 70 JAKE SHIMABUKURO 'NASHVILLE SESSIONS' (CD)

Jake Shimabukuro's new album, Nashville Sessions, is one of the most adventurous, multifaceted and engaging recordings yet from the man whose music has redefined the ukulele for the 21st century. Nashville Sessions is Jake's first album of all original songs. Freewheeling studio jams evolved into beautifully realized compositions, such as "Ballad" and "Galloping Seahorses." Jake's ukulele takes on the fist-pumping power of a rock guitar on "Mad of Mud." The familiar sound of his Kamaka tenor ukulele is layered with the deeper tones of a fifty-year-old Kamaka baritone ukulele and the angelic, harp-like timbre of the soprano uke on some tracks. Nashville Sessions will touch the heart of Jake Shimabukuro's fans while enticing new listeners from all across the musical spectrum.
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 $ 70 LITTLE WALTER - HIS BEST (CD)

Little Walter's huge wailing harp sound makes it easy to understand why people call the harmonica the "Mississippi Sax." This 20-song CD contains all of his biggest numbers, including Juke; My Babe; You're So Fine; Blues with a Feeling; Sad Hours; Mean Old World, and more from the harp-blowing blues master.
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 $ 70 NELS CLINE 'LOVERS' (CD)

Lovers is, simultaneously, Nels Cline's most ambitious and most straightforward project, which is saying something considering the discography the guitarist has amassed over the last four decades. Yet, even through the most seemingly milquetoast gigs like his steady work with indie icons Wilco and appearances on albums such as The Evening of My Best Day by folk songstress Rickie Lee Jones and the Blue Man Group's 2003 LP The Complex, Cline adds an angularity and squiggly energy that elevates the material beyond its genre trappings. So, to hear him pluck out simple, fluid lines and play standards like "Glad To Be Unhappy" and "invitation" with such clarity (not to mention being backed up by a large ensemble of brass and woodwind players) comes as a small surprise, but a decidedly welcome one. Perhaps the biggest revelation on Lovers is hearing how that directness extends to Cline's original compositions. The 60-year-old took the title of this album entirely to heart and in turn created some of the loveliest work of his career. "Hairpin & Hatbox" is a winsome shuffle where Cline’s glassy leads are matched handsomely by Kenny Wollesen's vibraphone and the bleat of muted trumpets. "The Bed We Made" keeps an equally calm pace with the help of a string section dancing around the central melodic motif. The album closes with one of Cline’s most fragile creations, "The Bond," a ballad dedicated to his wife, Cibo Matto's Yuka Honda. The tune builds gradually from intertwining guitar lines to a full ensemble swirl and back again. If you haven't been fully swept off your feet by the preceding 75 minutes of music, that final track will finish the job. Cline does manage to get his avant garde licks in along the way. The dissonance of "So Hard It Hurts" and "Touching," two Annette Peacock compositions that he and the band combine into one dizzying whole, features a droning middle section that slices cleanly through as it prepare for the song's stately final minutes. Arto Lindsay and Peter Scherer's "It Only Has To Happen Once" (found originally on the 1988 Ambitious Lovers album Greed) pops and groans through its samba-like groove as it slowly decomposes.
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 $ 70 REMEMBERING LITTLE WALTER BY VARIOUS & CHARLIE MUSSELWHITE (CD)

"Remembering Little Walter stands out as a summit meeting of five veteran harpists live. Billy Boy Arnold, Charlie Musselwhite, Sugar Ray Norcia, James Harman, and Hummel himself take turns performing tunes identified with Walter's legacy, backed by an ace band. With a veteran lineup like this and such rich source material to pull from, the live album sounds just as good as one would expect." -Living Blues
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 $ 70 THE COOKERS 'THE CALL OF THE WILD AND PEACEFUL HEART' (CD)

The Cookers are a young group of oldsters, seven esteemed jazz veterans of some 60s and 70s years of age whose experience and ongoing creativity now offer their latest development. Often a gathering of jazz greats produces nice, somewhat nostalgic but not distinctive recordings; this one is different. These artists are true colleagues who worked with each in other ensembles, and while leaders of their own bands, they can mesh into the composition. Two trumpets, Eddie Henderson and David Weiss, are joined with two saxophones, Donald Harrison on alto and Billy Harper on tenor. Bass, piano, and drums are the forte respectively of George Cables, Cecil McGee, and Billy Hart. All of the tracks are originals, three by Harper, two each by Hart and Cables, and one by McBee. The happy result is pleasurable listening to a great collaboration of postbop, with David Weiss serving as arranger-diplomat-organizer and Billy Harper arranger on three tracks. The extended tracks cover 74 minutes of melody, beat, and horn harmony. Harper's title track instantly grabs by its symphonic drama and intensity. Cables knows driving and grooving melodies and his Beyond Forever is next. I personally was taken with Third Phase, by McBee, a slower, introspective ballad. The fugue fanfares of Teule's Redemption by Hart lead into a noisy stylistic prelude. The sweet, lyrical Harper work, If One Could Only See, is then introduced by Cables and taken up by Henderson and closes with Weiss in a duet. Cables' heavy rhythmic and dignified Blackfoot follows as change of pace. Horns rule Hart's Oceans of Time. The longest track is the emotional close, Harper's Thy Will Be Done, with due solemnity and fervor. These elders show how it is done. Bon appetit! - By Dr. Debra Jan Bibel
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 $ 75 'GOODNIGHT PETE' PETE SEEGER TRIBUTE AT F&S 2 CDS (CD)

In February, 2014, the Freight was pleased to present "Goodnight, Pete," a free concert and community gathering paying tribute to the music, activism, and life of Pete Seeger.
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 $ 75 ALLIGATOR RECORDS 45TH ANNIVERSARY COLLECTION - VARIOUS ARTISTS (CD)

Two CDs chock full with over 158 minutes of genuine houserockin' music spanning the label's 45-year history for the cost of a single CD! Features Johnny Winter, Koko Taylor, Luther Allison, Lil' Ed & The Blues Imperials, Albert Collins, James Cotton and many, many more! Housed in a beautiful 6-panel digipak with 24-page booklet featuring liner notes from head 'Gator Bruce Iglauer.
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 $ 90 CAMARON DE LA ISLA 'GRANDS CATAORES DU FLAMENCO (CD)

Not only was Camarón certainly the greatest flamenco singer of the last fifty years, his accompanists were two of the greatest guitarists — Paco de Lucía and Tomatito.
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$101 and Up

 $ 120 BACH GOLDBERG VARIATIONS, ANGELA HEWITT ON PIANO (CD)

Angela Hewitt's unashamedly pianistic Bach is enormously satisfying, full of coloristic effects, dynamic variation, rhythmic flexibility, precise articulation, and above all, a feel for the dance rhythms never far from the surface of this music. Despite a statement of the Aria that's just this side of ponderous, Hewitt's Goldbergs are a lively set. She manages to weave together the simultaneous strands of many of the variations while keeping them all crystal-clear. Also noteworthy is her subtle way with the repeats, often introducing nuances of rhythm and color to make them come alive. Incisive attacks and precise trilling add to the allure of her Goldbergs. Even if other pianists, such as Arrau, Gould, Schiff, and Tipo, have plumbed greater depths in the magnificent 25th Variation, Hewitt's disc is highly recommendable. Excellent sound, too. - Dan Davis
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 $ 120 CHIARA STRING QUARTET 'BARTOK BY HEART' (CD)

When Bela Bartok began his career as a composer, he set out to capture the essence of folk music in his own compositions. In his travels across Europe and North Africa, he documented hundreds of hours of folk music, recording it and meticulously transcribing many of the sounds he heard into western classical music notation. Much of this music had never before been written down, instead passing from generation to generation directly from the singer to the hearts of the next generation and on again. When the Chiara Quartet began working on memorizing the Bartok quartets, we found that this process worked in reverse almost magically. Many of the devilishly difficult passages in his music became natural when performed without printed music. Although the work of memorizing is far more involved than just learning the pieces by printed music, the reward is substantial: through the memorization process, we are able to return Bartok's music to the realm of the unrecorded folk music he so lovingly captured. We hope that by sharing our performances with you, Bartok's remarkable music continues its journey from ear to ear and generation to generation just as the folk music that inspired it.
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 $ 120 DAFNIS PRIETO SEXTET (CD)

The thing that sets Latin jazz apart from other forms of jazz is that it's fundamentally a music for dance. The artists who create this music are expected to move gracefully back and forth between the worlds of jazz and salsa, sometimes in a single tune. Though it's overtly intended to get our bodies moving, Latin music richly deserves our respect. No one's crying "sellout" when the dance floor fills. Always rhythmically sophisticated, full of unexpected syncopations and crowd-pleasing acrobatics, its appeal is cross-cutting. There's also a rich vein of intellectualism in the Latin music world, and the past couple of decades have seen an increasing number of Latin American musicians moving into the "serious" side of jazz. Drummer Dafnis Prieto straddles both sides of the equation. Cuban-born, Prieto arrived on the New York jazz scene in the late 90s and had an immediate impact. Though he's worked with nearly ever major Latin jazz artist in the city, his intelligently-wielded drumming prowess also earned him work with Henry Threadgill, Steve Coleman, and Andrew Hill. The New York Times, no less, refers to him as "one of the most impressive musicians in New York jazz over the past 15 years." In 2011, he won a MacArthur Fellowship 'Genius Grant,' and used some of the grant money to start his own record label and fund the exploits of several new groups. Triangles and Circles, Prieto's second with his sextet, is both ambitious and adventurous and succeeds mightily on both counts. It's also fun to listen to. Though his sextet is essentially a band of virtuoso soloists, it's the ensemble work that's most impressive. Rip-roaring improvisations are realized within a tightly-woven fabric. Prieto's music is also unabashedly transgressive, synthesizing a variety of Latin and non-Latin influences into a seamless whole. Yet, Prieto and his band profoundly understand the rules they're breaking. "Flores," perhaps the most traditionally Latin composition on the album, applies 3/4 rhythm to a danzon-inspired melody. It's a subtle and smart gambit that takes an otherwise straightforward piece to new places. By contrast, the friendly melody and chord changes of "Blah Blah" suggest that we're about to hear a simple descarga. And that's the case until several traditional Latin rhythmic figures are overlain, transposed and interwoven into something at once foreign and familiar. A bit of free improv even pops up on "Two for One," a reminder, perhaps, that these guys can do anything well.
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 $ 140 BOB DYLAN CHIMES OF FREEDOM 4 CD SET (CD)

Four CD collection containing music from Patty Smith, Rise Against, Pete Townshend, Diana Krall, My Morning Jacket, Sting, Lenny Kravitz, Jackson Browne, Sugarland, Joan Baez, Flogging Molly, Joe Perry, Bad Religion and many others. Two iconic forces that have impacted the past 50 years -- the life-saving human rights activism of Nobel Peace Prize-winning Amnesty International and the incomparable artistry of Bob Dylan -- are being saluted by musicians who contributed new or previously unreleased recordings to Chimes of Freedom: The Songs of Bob Dylan Honoring 50 Years of Amnesty International. Almost 30 tracks on the album were mixed gratis by famed engineer Bob Clearmountain. Bob Ludwig and Adam Ayan of Gateway Mastering donated their mastering services. The album cover illustration is by Grammy Award winning artist Mick Haggerty.
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 $ 140 JERRY GARCIA 'GARCIA LIVE VOL.7 11/8/76 SOPHIE'S PALO ALTO' (CD)

Volume Seven showcases the Jerry Garcia Band's November 8th, 1976 performance at Sophie’s in Palo Alto, California. Recorded by Betty Cantor-Jackson, the original master reels were only recently re-discovered, along with a few other reels dubbed the "Houseboat Tapes," and have been remastered for this release. It was the year of this recording that Donna Jean and Keith Godchaux first joined up with the Jerry Garcia Band. Their addition, along with Ron Tutt on drums and bassist John Kahn, helped form what would be one of the most durable lineups of the Garcia Band. In fact, earlier that year Garcia commented "I haven't been as happy with any little performing group since Old And In The Way in terms of feeling 'this is really harmonious, this is what I want to hear.'" That harmonious vibe is especially present as well. Throughout the course of the evening, the band deftly melds gospel, rock, soul, and reggae to form their quintessential mid-70's sound. As one astute critic pointed out, "More than any other Garcia band this one allows him room to run through all his guitar styles, often within a single song." From the opening notes of "The Way You Do The Things You Do," the band lock into a relaxed, but confident groove with Kahn & Tutt's deep pocket providing the foundation for Jerry & Keith’s melodic exploration rounded out by Donna Jean’s soulful harmonies. The Hunter/Garcia penned "Mission in the Rain" and Dylan's "Knockin' on Heaven's Door" are particularly poignant and soulful while songs like "Midnight Moonlight," "Tore Up Over You" and "Ride Mighty High" provide the sparks bringing balance to the evening. A 22+ minute "Don't Let Go" stands out not only for its length, but for its exercise in dynamics which further showcases Garcia's comfort not only with the band, but the freedom found in playing smaller rooms tailor-made for they type of music he was looking to create.
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 $ 150 JERRY GARCIA & MERL SAUNDERS VOLUME 6 (CD)

This 3-CD set contains Jerry Garcia and Merl Saunders' adventurous performance at small bay area club on July 5th, 1973. Recorded by famed Grateful Dead recording engineer Betty Cantor-Jackson days prior to the performances immortalized on the legendary Live at the Keystone series and weeks before the Grateful Dead's Wake of the Flood album recording, the collection showcases the band's free-spirited exploration of RnB, rock, jazz and extended improvisation. Led by Garcia and Saunders, the lineup is rounded out by bassist John Kahn and drummer Bill Vitt, plus a mystery guest on trumpet.
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$100 and Less

 $ 50 ROSEMARY GLADSTAR 'HERBS FOR CHILDREN'S HEALTH' (Book)

One of America's foremost herbalists provides concise, simple-to-understand, and practical information for using herbs for health and well-being. Each book contains profiles of specific herbs, cautions, contraindications, and easy-to-make recipes to relieve common ailments.
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 $ 50 ROSEMARY GLADSTAR 'HERBS FOR NATURAL BEAUTY' (Book)

Look great, smell wonderful, and feel good as you make your own homemade natural body care products. In this Storey BASICS guide to holistic beauty, Rosemary Gladstar shares more than 30 simple recipes for cleansers, moisturizers, and creams comprised of essential oils and herbs. Make unique shampoos for lustrous, fragrant hair and learn Gladstar's amazing five-step system for glowing skin. Skip the harsh commercial ingredients and use nature's closet to keep your body healthy and beautiful.
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 $ 50 ROSEMARY GLADSTAR 'HERBS FOR STRESS & ANXIETY (Book)

Treat stress, anxiety, depression, and more with simple herbal remedies that calm your mind, build a healthy nervous system, and promote lasting peace. In this informative guide, renowned herbalist Rosemary Gladstar profiles 21 herbs proven to be effective at soothing common ailments like insomnia, panic attacks, skin conditions, and migraines. With simple directions for making herbal mixtures that can be used in delicious teas, tinctures, and capsules, Gladstar shows you how to harness the power of nature to achieve a more relaxed and fulfilling life.
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 $ 60 BLOOD ON THE TRACKS BY BRIAN WILLSON (Book)

After serving in the Vietnam War, S. Brian Willson became a radical, nonviolent peace protester and pacifist, and this memoir details the drastic governmental and social change he has spent his life fighting for. Chronicling his personal struggle with a government he believes to be unjust, Willson sheds light on the various incarnations of his protests of the U.S. government, including the refusal to pay taxes, public fasting, and, most famously, public obstruction. On September 1, 1987, Willson was run over by a U.S. government munitions train during a nonviolent blocking action in which he expected to be removed from the tracks. Providing a full look into the tragic event, Willson, who lost his legs in the incident, discusses how the subsequent publicity propelled his cause toward the national consciousness. Now, 23 years later, Willson tells his story of social injustice, nonviolent struggle, and the so-called American way of life.
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 $ 75 THE BEST DEMOCRACY MONEY CAN BUY BY GREG PALAST (Book)

Award-winning investigative journalist Greg Palast digs deep to unearth the ugly facts that few reporters working anywhere in the world today have the courage or ability to cover. From East Timor to Waco, he has exposed some of the most egregious cases of political corruption, corporate fraud, and financial manipulation in the US and abroad. His uncanny investigative skills as well as his no-holds-barred style have made him an anathema among magnates on four continents and a living legend among his colleagues and his devoted readership. This exciting collection, now revised and updated, brings together some of Palast's most powerful writing of the past decade. Included here are his celebrated Washington Post expose on Jeb Bush and Katherine Harris's stealing of the presidential election in Florida, and recent stories on George W. Bush's payoffs to corporate cronies, the payola behind Hillary Clinton, and the faux energy crisis. Also included in this volume are new and previously unpublished material, television transcripts, photographs, and letters.
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 $ 75 THE YOGA FACELIFT BY MARIE VERONIQUE NADEAU (Book)

Women and men alike can reclaim their face with The Yoga Facelift, an exercise, energetics, and meditation program specifically designed by Marie-Véronique Nadeau for the most prominent feature of the body. We are inundated with exercise programs to tone abs, biceps, triceps, and insteps, but none to exercise and maintain the most hardworking set of muscles in our entire body, the face! Nadeau has devised a holistic method for ridding the face of frown lines, reducing extra chins, and eradicating chicken neck. Her book is filled with useful charts, instructive photographs, and simple and natural exercises that readers can do in just five or ten minutes every day while waiting in traffic, talking on the phone, or working in front of the computer, all the while taking years off their face. Forget BOTOX. Don't even think of invasive and potentially dangerous plastic surgeries. Ditch the collagen. And enter the stress-free, effective world of Nadeau's restorative yoga therapy. The Yoga Facelift will enhance inner and outer beauty and help you to put your best face forward! Gorgeous black-and-white photographs accompany each yoga pose.
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 $ 80 MEDICINAL HERBS: A BEGINNER'S GUIDE BY ROSEMARY GLADSTAR (Book)

Craft a soothing aloe lotion after an encounter with poison ivy, make a dandelion-burdock tincture to fix sluggish digestion, and brew up some lavender-lemon balm tea to ease a stressful day. In this introductory guide, Rosemary Gladstar shows you how easy it can be to make your own herbal remedies for life's common ailments. Gladstar profiles 33 common healing plants and includes advice on growing, harvesting, preparing, and using herbs in healing tinctures, oils, and creams. Stock your medicine cabinet full of all-natural, low-cost herbal preparations.
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 $ 80 MURDER UNDER THE BRIDGE (BOOK 1) BY KATE JESSICA RAPHAEL (Book)

Winner IPPY Silver in Mystery and IndieFab Finalist in Mystery and Multicultural Fiction. When Rania-the only female Palestinian police detective in the northern West Bank, as well as a young mother in a rural community where many believe women should not have such a dangerous career-discovers the body of a foreign woman on the edge of her village, no one seems to want her look too deeply into what’s happened. But she finds an ally in Chloe-a gay, Jewish-American peace worker with a camera and a big attitude-and together, with the help of an annoying Israeli policeman, they work to solve the murder. As they do, secrets about war crimes and Israel's thriving sex trafficking trade begin to surface-and Rania finds everything she holds dear in jeopardy. Fast-paced and intricately plotted, Murder Under The Bridge offers mystery lovers an intimate view of one of the most fraught political conflicts on the planet.
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 $ 80 THE ANATOMY OF FASCISM BY ROBERT PAXSON (Book)

What is fascism? Many authors have proposed definitions, but most fail to move beyond the abstract. The esteemed historian Robert O. Paxton answers this question for the first time by focusing on the concrete: what the fascists did, rather than what they said. From the first violent uniformed bands beating up "enemies of the state," through Mussolini's rise to power, to Germany's fascist radicalization in World War II, Paxton shows clearly why fascists came to power in some countries and not others, and explores whether fascism could exist outside the early-twentieth-century European setting in which it emerged. The Anatomy of Fascism will have a lasting impact on our understanding of modern European history, just as Paxton's classic Vichy France redefined our vision of World War II. Based on a lifetime of research, this compelling and important book transforms our knowledge of fascism-"the major political innovation of the twentieth century, and the source of much of its pain."
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 $ 80 THE BEAUTIFUL STRUGGLE BY TA-NEHISI COATES (Book)

The Beautiful Struggle: A Father, Two Sons and an Unlikely Road to Manhood. An exceptional father-son story about the reality that tests us, the myths that sustain us, and the love that saves us. Paul Coates was an enigmatic god to his sons: a Vietnam vet who rolled with the Black Panthers, an old-school disciplinarian and new-age believer in free love, an autodidact who launched a publishing company in his basement dedicated to telling the true history of African civilization. Most of all, he was a wily tactician whose mission was to carry his sons across the shoals of inner-city adolescence and through the collapsing civilization of Baltimore in the Age of Crack, and into the safe arms of Howard University, where he worked so his children could attend for free. Among his brood of seven, his main challenges were Ta-Nehisi, spacey and sensitive and almost comically miscalibrated for his environment, and Big Bill, charismatic and all-too-ready for the challenges of the streets. The Beautiful Struggle follows their divergent paths through this turbulent period, and their father's steadfast efforts assisted by mothers, teachers, and a body of myths, histories, and rituals conjured from the past to meet the needs of a troubled present to keep them whole in a world that seemed bent on their destruction. With a remarkable ability to reimagine both the lost world of his fathers generation and the terrors and wonders of his own youth, Coates offers readers a small and beautiful epic about boys trying to become men in black America and beyond.
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 $ 80 WE GON' TO BE ALRIGHT: NOTES ON RACE AND RESEGREGATION (Book)

In these provocative, powerful essays acclaimed writer/journalist Jeff Chang (Can't Stop Won't Stop, Who We Be) takes an incisive and wide-ranging look at the recent tragedies and widespread protests that have shaken the country. Through deep reporting with key activists and thinkers, passionately personal writing, and distinguished cultural criticism, We Gon' Be Alright links #BlackLivesMatter to #OscarsSoWhite, Ferguson to Washington D.C., the Great Migration to resurgent nativism. Chang explores the rise and fall of the idea of "diversity," the roots of student protest, changing ideas about Asian Americanness, and the impact of a century of racial separation in housing. He argues that resegregation is the unexamined condition of our time, the undoing of which is key to moving the nation forward to racial justice and cultural equity.
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 $ 90 HOW TO GROW OLD: ANCIENT WISDOMS FOR THE SECOND HALF OF LIFE (Book)

Worried that old age will inevitably mean losing your libido, your health, and possibly your marbles too? Well, Cicero has some good news for you. In How to Grow Old, the great Roman orator and statesman eloquently describes how you can make the second half of life the best part of all--and why you might discover that reading and gardening are actually far more pleasurable than sex ever was. Filled with timeless wisdom and practical guidance, Cicero's brief, charming classic--written in 44 BC and originally titled On Old Age--has delighted and inspired readers, from Saint Augustine to Thomas Jefferson, for more than two thousand years. Presented here in a lively new translation with an informative new introduction and the original Latin on facing pages, the book directly addresses the greatest fears of growing older and persuasively argues why these worries are greatly exaggerated--or altogether mistaken. Montaigne said Cicero's book "gives one an appetite for growing old." The American founding father John Adams read it repeatedly in his later years. And today its lessons are more relevant than ever in a world obsessed with the futile pursuit of youth.
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 $ 90 LIVING NONVIOLENT COMMUNICATION BY MARSHALL ROSENBERG (Book)

Living Nonviolent Communication: Practical Tools to Connect and Communicate Skillfully in Every Situation. You're about to have an uncomfortable meeting with your boss. The principal just called about your middle-schooler. You had a fight with your partner and it's an hour before bed. You know your next move will go a long way toward defining your relationships with these individuals. So what do you do? We all find ourselves in situations similar to these and too often resort to the same old patterns of behavior-defending our need to be right, refusing to really listen, speaking cruelly out of anger and frustration, or worse. But there is another way. Living Nonviolent Communication gives you practical training in applying Dr. Marshall Rosenberg's renowned process in the areas he has most often been asked for counsel: * Conflict resolution. * Working with anger. * Spiritual practice. * Healing and reconciliation. * Loving relationships. * Raising children. Nonviolent Communication has flourished for four decades across 35 countries for a simple reason: it works. Now you can learn to activate its healing and transformational potential, with Living Nonviolent Communication.
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 $ 90 THE EXTREME CENTER: A WARNING BY TARIQ ALI (Book)

Britain's leading radical delivers an eviscerating attack on the indistinguishable political elite of the UK. What is to be done in the twilight of democracy? What is the point of elections? The result is always the same: a victory for the Extreme Centre. Since 1989, politics has become a contest to see who can best serve the needs of the market, a competition now fringed by unstable populist movements. The same catastrophe has taken place in the US, Britain, Continental Europe and Australia. In this urgent and wide-ranging case for the prosecution, Tariq Ali looks at the people and the events that have informed this moment of political suicide: corruption in Westminster; the failures of the EU and NATO; the soft power of the American Empire that dominates the world stage uncontested. Despite this inertia, Ali goes in search of alternative futures, finding promise in the Bolivarian revolutions of Latin America and at the edges of Europe. Emerging parties in Scotland, Greece and Spain, formed out of the 2008 crisis, are offering new hope for democracy.
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 $ 90 WHO WE BE: A CULTURAL HISTORY OF RACE IN POST CIVIL RIGHTS AMERICA (Book)

Race. A four-letter word. The greatest social divide in American life, a half-century ago and today. During that time, the U.S. has seen the most dramatic demographic and cultural shifts in its history, what can be called the colorization of America. But the same nation that elected its first Black president on a wave of hope-another four-letter word-is still plunged into endless culture wars. How do Americans see race now? How has that changed-and not changed-over the half-century? After eras framed by words like "multicultural" and "post-racial," do we see each other any more clearly? Who We Be remixes comic strips and contemporary art, campus protests and corporate marketing campaigns, Martin Luther King, Jr. and Trayvon Martin into a powerful, unusual, and timely cultural history of the idea of racial progress. In this follow-up to the award-winning classic Can't Stop Won't Stop: A History of the Hip-Hop Generation, Jeff Chang brings fresh energy, style, and sweep to the essential American story.
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 $ 90 YUGE: 30 YEARS OF DOONESBURY ON TRUMP BY GARRY TRUDEAU (Book)

"Doonesbury is one of the most overrated strips out there. Mediocre at best." - Donald Trump, 1989. He tried to warn us. Ever since the release of the first Trump-for-President trial balloon in 1987, Doonesbury’s Garry Trudeau has tirelessly tracked and highlighted the unsavory career of the most unqualified candidate to ever aspire to the White House. It’s all there--the hilarious narcissism, the schoolyard bullying, the loathsome misogyny, the breathtaking ignorance; and a good portion of the Doonesbury cast has been tangled up in it. Join Duke, Honey, Earl, J.J., Mike, Mark, Roland, Boopsie, B.D., Sal, Alice, Elmont, Sid, Zonker, Sam, Bernie, Rev. Sloan, and even the Red Rascal as they cross storylines with the big, orange airhorn who's giving the GOP such fits. Garry Trudeau is the "sleazeball" "third-rate talent" who draws the "overrated" comic strip Doonesbury, which "very few people read." He lives in New York City with his wife Jane Pauley, who "has far more talent than he has."
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 $ 100 BRAIDING SWEETGRASS BY ROBIN KIMMERER (Book)

With incredible grace and inspiring attention to the natural world, Robin Wall Kimmerer takes readers on a a field trip through ancient forests and backyard ponds, sacred sites and urban wastelands. Plants become powerful metaphors for healing our relationship with the natural world, and guides in the process of becoming indigenous to place ourselves. Through a unique combination of science, Native American teachings, and memoir, she shows us in the most subtle of ways how plants are our indigenous teachers, ultimately revealing a path toward healing the rift that grows between people and nature. As a leading researcher in the field of biology, Robin Wall Kimmerer understands the delicate state of our world. But as an active member of the Potawatomi nation, she senses and relates to the world through a way of knowing far older than any science. In Braiding Sweetgrass, she intertwines these two modes of awareness--the analytic and the emotional, the scientific and the cultural. Her writing crosses boundaries between indigenous and dominant culture, between science and literature, between matter and spirit, bringing readers back into conversation with all that is green and growing--a universe that never stopped speaking to us, even if we neglected to listen.With incredible grace and inspiring attention to the natural world, Robin Wall Kimmerer takes readers on a a field trip through ancient forests and backyard ponds, sacred sites and urban wastelands. Plants become powerful metaphors for healing our relationship with the natural world, and guides in the process of becoming indigenous to place ourselves. Through a unique combination of science, Native American teachings, and memoir, she shows us in the most subtle of ways how plants are our indigenous teachers, ultimately revealing a path toward healing the rift that grows between people and nature. As a leading researcher in the field of biology, Robin Wall Kimmerer understands the delicate state of our world. But as an active member of the Potawatomi nation, she senses and relates to the world through a way of knowing far older than any science. In Braiding Sweetgrass, she intertwines these two modes of awareness--the analytic and the emotional, the scientific and the cultural. Her writing crosses boundaries between indigenous and dominant culture, between science and literature, between matter and spirit, bringing readers back into conversation with all that is green and growing--a universe that never stopped speaking to us, even if we neglected to listen.
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 $ 100 CITY OF REFUGE (SEQUEL) BY STARHAWK (Book)

Every city needs three things: a plaza, a hearth, and a sacred tree... In the violent, desperate world of 2048, eco-catastrophes and societal breakdown have left the country splintered. Yet amidst the ruins stands a green and flourishing city where four things are sacred-Air, Fire, Water, and Earth. When the ruthless Stewards of the Southlands invade, the people of Califia defeat them using nonviolence and magic. But they'll be back, unless the northerners can liberate the Southlands first. Healer Madrone struggles to repair the wounds of war and deprivation. Soldier/defector River leads an Army of Liberation to the south. Bird, musician turned guerrilla, longs to return to the fight, but now he’s pledged to deeper powers. How can they build a new world when people are so deeply wounded by the old? Madrone has a dream... Build a city of refuge in the heartland of the enemy.
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 $ 100 HOMEGROWN HERBS BY TAMMI HARTUNG (Book)

Enjoy a thriving, fragrant herb garden and use your harvest to bring beauty, flavor, and health to your everyday life. Tammi Hartung provides in-depth profiles of 101 popular herbs, including information on seed selection, planting, maintenance, harvesting, and drying. Hartung also shows you how to use your herbs in a variety of foods, home remedies, body care products, and crafts. Whether you’re a seasoned herbalist or planting your first garden, Homegrown Herbs will inspire you to get the most out of your herbs.
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 $ 100 SHARON ELLISON 'TAKING WAR OUT OF WORDS' (Book)

From the time I first read this book in manuscript form, I knew that Sharon was onto something extraordinary. Taking the War Out of Our Words delivers every bit of its title's promise, giving us simple, powerful tools for breaking the cycle of defensive speech. This is truly a paradigm-shifting book. We're used to thinking that learning to communicate more effectively has to be a struggle. With this model profound changes can happen so quickly. It has not only helped me in my professional life and in my marriage, but in parenting a toddler as well! - Caroline Pincus, manuscript consultant and former senior editor at HarperCollins
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 $ 100 THE 2001 ANTHRAX DECEPTION: A CASE FOR...BY GRAEME MACQUEEN (Book)

The anthrax letter attacks occurred from September through November of 2001, killing five and wounding many. The attacks were widely held to be the work of Muslims and were used to support the invasion of Afghanistan and, later, the invasion of Iraq. They were used explicitly and repeatedly to justify the passing of the Patriot Act. They were also meant to support withdrawal from the Antiballistic Missile Treaty, a withdrawal eagerly sought by the neoconservatives associated with the Project for a New American Century who wished to pursue their global agenda without obstruction from small states with WMD. In the early days of the attacks there were several perpetrator hypotheses in play. One that gained prominence was the Double Perpetrator hypothesis according to which Iraq had supplied the sophisticated anthrax spores while al-Qaeda had supplied the foot soldiers responsible for preparing and sending the letters. This hypothesis was eagerly reported by the mainstream media. It came to grief quickly when scientists discovered that the anthrax spores had a domestic source and appeared to come from the heart of the US military and intelligence communities. The FBI rapidly began a search for "the anthrax killer," promoting the idea that there was a lone wolf perpetrator within the military community--a renegade, an unbalanced person whose behavior revealed nothing of significance about structures and institutions of the deep state. In 2008 the Bureau named Dr. Bruce Ivins of the United States Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases as the "anthrax killer." Ivins had conveniently died a week before being named and could not fight back in court. Ivins remains the FBI's choice to this day: the case was closed in 2010. This book support with a great deal of evidence the following four assertions: (a) the anthrax letter attacks were carried out by a group of perpetrators, not by a "lone wolf;" (b) the group that perpetrated this crime was composed, in whole or in part, of deep insiders within the U.S. state apparatus; (c) these insiders were connected to the perpetrators of the 9/11 attacks; (d) the anthrax attacks were meant to play an important role in the strategy of redefinition through which the Cold War was replaced by a new global conflict framework, the Global War on Terror.
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 $ 100 THE GREAT CHOLESTEROL CON BY MALCOLM KENDRICK (Book)

Statins are the so-called "wonder drugs" widely prescribed to lower blood cholesterol levels that claim to offer unparalleled protection against heart disease. Many experts claim that they are completely safe and that they are also capable of preventing a whole series of other conditions. This groundbreaking study exposes the truth behind the hype surrounding statins and reveals a number of crucial facts, including that high cholesterol levels do not cause heart disease; that high-fat diets-saturated or otherwise-do not affect blood cholesterol levels; and that for most men and all women the benefits offered by statins are negligible at best. Other data is also provided that shows that statins have many more side affects than is often acknowledged. This hard-hitting survey also points a finger at the powerful pharmaceutical industry and an unquestioning medical profession as perpetrators of the largely facetious concepts of "good" and "bad" cholesterol that are designed to convince millions of people to spend billions on statins. With clarity and wit, this appeal to common sense and scientific fact debunks common assumptions on what constitutes a healthy lifestyle and diet, as well as the idea that there is a miracle cure for heart disease.
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 $ 100 UNTOLD HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES (Book)

The companion to the Showtime documentary series, director Oliver Stone and historian Peter Kuznick challenge the prevailing orthodoxies of traditional history books in this thoroughly researched and rigorously analyzed look at the dark side of American history. The notion of American exceptionalism, dating back to John Winthrop's 1630 sermon aboard the Arbella, still warps Americans' understanding of their nation's role in the world. Most are loathe to admit that the United States has any imperial pretensions. But history tells a different story as filmmaker Oliver Stone and historian Peter Kuznick reveal in this riveting account of the rise and decline of the American empire. Aided by the latest archival findings and recently declassified documents and building on the research of the world's best scholars, Stone and Kuznick construct an often shocking but meticulously documented "People's History of the American Empire" that offers startling context to the Bush-Cheney policies that put us at war in two Muslim countries and show us why the Obama administration has had such a difficult time cleaving a new path. Stone and Kuznick will introduce readers to a pantheon of heroes and villains as they show not only how far the United States has drifted from its democratic traditions, but the powerful forces that have struggled to get us back on track. The authors reveal that: * The atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki were militarily unnecessary and morally indefensible. * The United States, not the Soviet Union, bore the lion's share of responsibility for perpetuating the Cold War. * The U.S. love affair with right-wing dictators has gone as far as overthrowing elected leaders, arming and training murderous military officers, and forcing millions of people into poverty. * U.S.-funded Islamist fundamentalists, who fought against the Soviets in Afghanistan, have blown back to threaten the interests of the U.S. and its allies. * U.S. presidents, especially in wartime, have frequently trampled on the constitution and international law. * The United States has brandished nuclear threats repeatedly and come terrifyingly close to nuclear war. American leaders often believe they are unbound by history, yet Stone and Kuznick argue that we must face our troubling history honestly and forthrightly in order to set a new course for the twenty-first century. Their conclusions will challenge even experts, but there is one question only readers can answer: Is it too late for America to change?
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 $ 120 BLACK POWER 50 BY SYLVIANE DIOUF & KOMOZI WOODARD (Book)

The fully illustrated companion to a major exhibit at New York's Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, a sweeping fiftieth-anniversary retrospective of Black Power in America and around the world. Black Power burst onto the world scene in 1966 with ideas, politics, and fashion that opened the eyes of millions of people across the globe. In the United States, the movement spread like wildfire: high school and college youth organized black student unions; educators created black studies programs; Black Power conventions gathered thousands of people from all walks of life; and books, journals, bookstores, and publishing companies spread Black Power messages and imagery throughout the country and abroad. The Black Arts Movement inspired the creation of some eight hundred black theaters and cultural centers, where a generation of writers and artists forged a new and enduring cultural vision. Black Power 50 includes original interviews with key figures from the movement, essays from today's leading Black Power scholars, and over one hundred stunning images, offering a beautiful and compelling introduction to this pivotal movement.
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 $ 120 CENSORED 2017: FORTIETH ANNIVERSARY EDITION (Book)

The annual yearbook from Project Censored features the year's most underreported news stories, striving to unmask censorship, self-censorship, and propaganda in corporate-controlled media outlets. Featuring the top 25 most underreported stories, as voted by scholars, journalists, and activists across the country and around the world, as well as chapters exploring timely issues from the previous year with more in-depth analysis.
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 $ 120 THE SECRET TEACHINGS OF PLANTS BY STEPHEN HARROD BUHNER (Book)

Reveals the use of direct perception in understanding Nature, medicinal plants, and the healing of human disease * Explores the techniques used by indigenous and Western peoples to learn directly from the plants themselves, including those of Henry David Thoreau, Goethe, and Masanobu Fukuoka, author of The One Straw Revolution. * Contains leading-edge information on the heart as an organ of perception. All ancient and indigenous peoples insisted their knowledge of plant medicines came from the plants themselves and not through trial-and-error experimentation. Less well known is that many Western peoples made this same assertion. There are, in fact, two modes of cognition available to all human beings--the brain-based linear and the heart-based holistic. The heart-centered mode of perception can be exceptionally accurate and detailed in its information gathering capacities if, as indigenous and ancient peoples asserted, the heart's ability as an organ of perception is developed. Author Stephen Harrod Buhner explores this second mode of perception in great detail through the work of numerous remarkable people, from Luther Burbank, who cultivated the majority of food plants we now take for granted, to the great German poet and scientist Goethe and his studies of the metamorphosis of plants. Buhner explores the commonalities among these individuals in their approach to learning from the plant world and outlines the specific steps involved. Readers will gain the tools necessary to gather information directly from the heart of Nature, to directly learn the medicinal uses of plants, to engage in diagnosis of disease, and to understand the soul-making process that such deep connection with the world engenders.
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 $ 130 DECOLONIZE YOUR DIET: PLANT-BASED MEXICAN-AMERICAN RECIPES FOR HEALTH (Book)

More than just a cookbook, Decolonize Your Diet redefines what is meant by "traditional" Mexican food by reaching back through hundreds of years of history to reclaim heritage crops as a source of protection from modern diseases of development. Authors Luz Calvo and Catriona Rueda Esquibel are life partners; when Luz was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2006, they both radically changed their diets and began seeking out recipes featuring healthy, vegetarian Mexican foods. They promote a diet that is rich in plants indigenous to the Americas (corn, beans, squash, greens, herbs, and seeds), and are passionate about the idea that Latinxs in America, specifically Mexicans, need to ditch the fast food and return to their own culture's food roots for both physical health and spiritual fulfillment. This vegetarian cookbook features over 100 colorful, recipes based on Mesoamerican cuisine and also includes contributions from indigenous cultures throughout the Americas, such as Kabocha Squash in Green Pipian, Aguachile de Quinoa, Mesquite Corn Tortillas, Tepary Bean Salad, and Amaranth Chocolate Cake. Steeped in history but very much rooted in the contemporary world, Decolonize Your Diet will introduce readers to the the energizing, healing properties of a plant-based Mexican American diet. Full-color throughout. Luz Calvo and Catriona Rueda Esquibel are professors at California State East Bay and San Francisco State University, respectively. They grow fruits, vegetables, and herbs on their small urban farm. This is their first book.
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 $ 500 40: A DOONESBURY RESTROPECTIVE BY GARRY TRUDEAU (Book)

Created by the team that brought you The Complete Far Side and The Complete Calvin and Hobbes, this massive-yet-elegant celebratory anthology marks Doonesbury's 40th anniversary by examining in depth the characters that have given the strip such vitality. On October 26, 1970, college jock B.D. met his inept and geeky roommate, Mike. Fourteen thousand strips later, the world of Doonesbury has grown uniquely vast, sustained by an intricately woven web of relationships--over 40 major characters spanning three generations. This book opens with an in-depth essay in which G. B. Trudeau surveys his sprawling creation as only he could. The volume's 1,800 beautifully displayed strips chronicle the key adventures and path crossings of the ever-evolving cast, from ur-characters such as Zonker, Joanie, Duke, and Honey, to relative newcomers such as Zipper, Alex, and Toggle. Dropped in throughout are 18 detailed essays in which Trudeau contemplates individual characters and groups of characters. The book's literal centerpiece is a four-page foldout that maps in annotated detail the mind-boggling matrix of relationships. A feast of storytelling and a clarifying overview, 40: A Doonesbury Retrospective offers a unique way to experience one of the greatest comic strips ever.
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$101 and Up

 $ 250 USB DRIVE SIXTY-SEVEN YEARS, SIXTY-SEVEN VOICES

4 GB jump drive with more than 60 hours. Includes: * Gore Vidal (1994) Vidal examines the methods of United States political and social control both domestically and abroad. * Dylan Thomas (1953) Thomas reads from his own works, including "Specially When the October Wind" and "Should Lanterns Shine." * Noam Chomsky (1982) Chomsky predicts the Israeli invasion of Lebanon, and speaks on potential West Bank and Gaza annexation. * Lawrence Ferlinghetti (6 Oct 1956) Ferlinghetti reads his poem, Coney Island of the Mind. * Bette Davis (1969)Davis is full of wit on stage at the 1969 San Francisco Film Festival. * Dolores Huerta (30 Oct 1969) Huerta, as Vice President of the United Farm Workers, discusses the strike and negotiations centering on Delano. * Tennessee Williams (1976) Williams is interviewed at the 1976 San Francisco Film Festival. * Akira Kurosawa (1986) Legendary Japanese film director Kurosawa accepts the first ever Akira Kurosawa Award from the 1986 San Francisco Film Festival. * Harvey Milk (1978) Milk, an openly gay member of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, discusses the problems and possible new directions for gay politics in California and the United States. * Harvey Milk (1978) Milk, an openly gay member of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, discusses the problems and possible new directions for gay politics in California and the United States. * Gore Vidal discusses literature and politics with Christopher Hitchens; KPFA event at the Berkeley Community Theater, March 11, 1998. * Ta-Nehisi Coates speaking about his book Between the World and Me; KPFA event, Oct 28, 2015 in Berkeley. And many more.
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 $ 540 AGAINST THE GRAIN SUPER PACK: ALAN WATTS PRA LIBRARY COLLECTION - 3 MP

Against The Grain SUPER PACK: Alan Watts, the Pacifica Radio Archives Library Collection - 3 MP3 CDs; Untold History of The US DVD Set; Capitalism 3 DVD Set.
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