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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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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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 $ 40 KARMU, A PLACE IN THE SUN BY JANET GILER (DVD)

Karmu, A Place in the Sun: Auto mechanic by day, and urban shaman by night, Karmu welcomed all those in need into his house. Part West Indian curandero, masterful lay counselor, hands on healer and down to earth holy man, Karmu fed the hungry, housed the homeless and healed the sick with his herbal remedies and therapeutic massage to which he added a "plus element" channeled from the cosmic arena. Quite a comedian, he lifted up the spirits of those who were depressed with his hysterically funny banter. Through the use of archival footage and contemporary testimonials from numerous professionals such as Dr. Andrew Weil and Daniel Goleman, Ph.D., the film chronicles the lasting effect Karmu has had on those he touched.
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 $ 60 FOOD CHAINS BY ERIN BARNETT, EVA LONGORIA, ERIC SCHLOSSER & SANJAY RAW (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. Food Chains premiered at the 2014 Berlin Film Festival and screened subsequently at the Tribeca Film Festival and Guadalajara Film Festival. Food Chains will be released nationwide November 21st. The film's Executive Producers include Eva Longoria and Eric Schlosser.
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 $ 75 CAPITALISM IN THE WEB OF LIFE TALK BY JASON MOORE (DVD)

Why Nature Matters, and Not (Always) in the Way You Might Think. Finance. Climate. Food. Work. How are the crises of the twenty-first century connected? In this talk, Jason W. Moore argues that the sources of today's global turbulence have a common cause: capitalism as a way of organizing nature, including human nature. Drawing on environmentalist, feminist, and Marxist thought, Moore offers a groundbreaking new synthesis: capitalism as a "world-ecology" of wealth, power, and nature. Capitalism's greatest strength-and the source of its problems-is its capacity to create Cheap Natures: labor, food, energy, and raw materials. That capacity is now in question. Rethinking capitalism through the pulsing and renewing dialectic of humanity-in-nature, Moore takes readers on a journey from the rise of capitalism to the mosaic of crisis and limits today. He shows how thinking about humanity as part of nature is key to understanding our predicament, and to pursuing the politics of liberation and sustainability in the century ahead.
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 $ 75 DEMOCRACY NOW INTERVIEW WITH NOAM CHOMSKY (DVD)

Chomsky 1Noam Chomsky: Climate Change & Nuclear Proliferation Pose the Worst Threat Ever Faced by Humans; Chomsky on Trump’s Climate Denialism: He Wants Us to March Toward the Destruction of the Species; Chomsky: Hillary Clinton Fears BDS Because It Counters Decades of US Support for Israeli Aggression; Chomsky on Supporting Sanders & Why He Would Vote for Clinton Against Trump in a Swing State.
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 $ 75 DEMOCRACY NOW! INTERVIEW WITH JANE MAYER (DVD)

In 2010, Jane Mayer published an extensive profile of the billionaire Koch brothers in The New Yorker, exploring their quiet effort to funnel more than $100 million to right-wing causes and undermine President Obama's policy agenda. Six years later, Mayer reveals her subjects responded by hiring a private firm to discredit her reporting. Mayer details the episode in her new book on the Kochs and their right-wing, ultra-rich allies, 'Dark Money: The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right."
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 $ 75 DEMOCRACY NOW: MICHAEL RATNER TRIBUTE SHOW (DVD)

Remembering Michael Ratner, Pioneering Lawyer Who Fought for Justice from Attica to Guantánamo; Julian Assange: Michael Ratner was a "Campaigner for Justice" from Guatemala to Palestine; Suing Dictators Around the World: A Look at How Michael Ratner Helped Reshape Human Rights Law.
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 $ 75 GANDHI, KING & SOCIAL CHANGE TODAY TALK BY KEVIN MARTIN (DVD)

Kevin Martin discusses the ideas of Mahatma Gandhi and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and applies those ideas to society and politics today.
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 $ 75 NOAM CHOMSKY 5/16/16 EXTENDED INTERVIEW ON DEMOCRACY NOW (DVD)

Noam Chomsky: Climate Change & Nuclear Proliferation Pose the Worst Threat Ever Faced by Humans; Chomsky on Trump's Climate Denialism: He Wants Us to March Toward the Destruction of the Species; Chomsky: Hillary Clinton Fears BDS Because It Counters Decades of US Support for Israeli Aggression; Chomsky on Supporting Sanders & Why He Would Vote for Clinton Against Trump in a Swing State.
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 $ 80 RACE, POWER AND AMERICAN SPORTS BY DAVE ZIRIN (DVD)

Please Note: This film was previously advertised as The Crisis in Whiteness. The title has changed. Cultural historian Dave Zirin, whose influential blog and bestselling books have offered searing insights into the politics of American sports, examines the myriad ways sports culture has worked both to reproduce and challenge the wider culture's dominant ideas about race and racial difference. Interviewed by Communication scholar Sut Jhally, whose own work has sought to clarify the relationship between popular culture and racial attitudes, Zirin's analysis ranges from the emergence of professional sports in the 1800s to today's commercial media sports spectacles to show how athletes of color have posed a direct threat to traditional notions of whiteness, white male authority, and American ideals of masculinity. The film is richly illustrated throughout with archival and contemporary sports footage.
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 $ 80 THE ANATOMY OF FACISM BY ROBERT PAXSON (DVD)

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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 $ 90 COINTELPRO 101 BY THE FREEDOM ARCHIVES (DVD)

Cointelpro 101 exposes illegal surveillance, disruption, and outright murder committed by the US government in the 1950s, 60s, and 70s. Cointelpro refers to the official FBI COunter INTELigence Program carried out to surveil, imprison, and eliminate leaders of social justice movements and to disrupt, divide, and destroy the movements as well. Many of the government's crimes are still unknown. Through interviews with activists who experienced these abuses first-hand, with rare historical footage, the film provides an educational introduction to a period of intense repression and draws relevant lessons for the present and future.
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 $ 100 ABIGAIL THOMAS KPFA EVENT 4/28/16 (DVD)

DVD of the KPFA Sponsored Event ABIGAIL THOMAS "What Comes Next and How to Like It" Hosted by Kris Welch.
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 $ 100 AMY GOODMAN KPFA EVENT 4/17/16 (DVD)

DVD of the KPFA Sponsored Event: AMY GOODMAN "Twenty Years Covering the Movements Changing America" Hosted by Brian Edwards-Tiekert.
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 $ 100 BEHIND THE SMOKE CURTAIN BY BARBARA HONEGGER (DVD)

Behind the Smoke Curtain with former DOD analyst Barbara Honegger, M.S. Barbara Honegger, M.S. served under President Reagan as a high level domestic policy analyst, then moved to the Dept. of Justice. After leaving Washington, she became the Senior Military Affairs Journalist for the Naval Postgraduate School. She asserts that the attack on the Pentagon on 9/11 was an inside job, which "has been proven." Described as "the definitive work" on the Pentagon self-attack on 9/11, the following 3-hour presentation was made in Seattle at the Town Hall on January 12, 2013, on what happened and what didn't happen at the Pentagon on September 11, 2001. WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT BARBARA HONEGGER'S PRESENTATION: "This will transform the discussion of what happened on 9/11." - Professor David Ray Griffin, World Dean of 9/11 Truth Research "This presentation blew... me... away!" - Richard Gage,AIA, Founder, Architects & Engineers for 9/11 Truth "Barbara Honegger is the most underappreciated, greatest 9/11 Truth person on the planet." - Professor Kevin Barrett, 9/11 Author and Radio Talk Show Host "I think you're the only Pentagon researcher who is both honest and presents a coherent model." - Professor Niels Harrit "Well done on an excellent presentation!" - Annie Machon, Former MI5 British Intelligence "This is the very best I've seen on the Pentagon attack." - Gregory Ziegler, Former U.S. Army Counterintellligence "Breathtakingly amazing work! Completely stunning in its logic, order of presentation and painstaking detail of research." - Lt Dennis Morrisseau, Vermont 9/11 Truth "The talk was amazing and revelatory - one of the most compelling I've seen in the 9/11 Truth Movement." "You've done a great job and an outstanding service to the 9/11 Truth Community and to our country, tirelessly separating the wheat from the chaff on the Pentagon question. We are all extremely grateful for this." - Dr Tim Eastman, Ph.D. Plasma Physicist
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 $ 100 BOB DYLAN: LIVE AT NEWPORT FOLK FESTIVAL 1963-1965 - OTHER SIDE OF THE (DVD)

This documentary unearths a treasure trove of material that filmmaker Murray Lerner captured of Bob Dylan at the Newport Folk Festival over three turbulent years in the 1960s. While Lerner's original Newport documentary-the 1967 release "Festiva"l-surveyed several musicians and included only a fraction of the footage we have here, his new film "The Other Side of the Mirror" is generous with the number of performances and their duration, including many of Dylan's best known songs. In both formal nighttime concerts and informal daytime "workshops," we witness the fascinating transformations in Dylan's persona and style over three critical years, from fresh-faced folksinger to nascent rocker. Including that electric moment in 1965 when he fronted the Butterfield Blues Band with "Maggie's Farm," the film also features several powerful duets with Joan Baez as well as performances with Peter, Paul and Mary, Pete Seeger and others. Lerner imposes no voiceover on the film, letting the music speak for itself and juxtaposing footage of the audiences to mark the changing times.
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 $ 100 BOB DYLAN: NO DIRECTION HOME BY MARTIN SCORSESE (DVD)

A chronicle of Bob Dylan's strange evolution between 1961 and 1966 from folk singer to protest singer to "voice of a generation" to rock star.
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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 GABOR MATE KPFA EVENT - BEYOND THE HUNGRY GHOST IN POLITICS 9/5/12 (DVD)

DVD of the KPFA Sponsored Event "Gabor Mate, MD: BEYOND THE HUNGRY GHOST IN POLITICS." Hosted by Kris Welch.
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 $ 100 HEIST: WHO STOLE THE AMERICAN DREAM BY FRANCES CAUSEY & DON GOLDMACHER (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 ILAN PAPPE MECA/KPFA EVENT, MAY 2ND 2016, BERKELEY CA (DVD)

DVD of the MECA Event: A SPECIAL EVENING WITH ILAN PAPPE! Why Palestine is Still the Issue?
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 $ 100 JEREMY SCAHILL KPFA EVENT 5/9/16 (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 KEVIN POWELL KPFA EVENT: THE EDUCATION OF KEVIN POWELL 1/26/16 OAKLAND (DVD)

DVD of the KPFA Sponsored Event: The Education of KEVIN POWELL. A Boy's Journey into Manhood. Hosted by Davey D.
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 $ 100 KPFA EVENT WITH JOHANNA FERNANDEZ & ANGELA DAVIS IN OAKLAND 2.18.16 (DVD)

DVD of the KPFA Sponsored Event - Mumia Abu-Jamal's Writings, with Angela Davis Writing on the Wall: Selected Prison Letters. Hosted by Angela Davis, Johanna Fernandez and Walter Turner.
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 $ 100 LEONARD PITT KPFA EVENT 3/28/16 (DVD)

DVD of the KPFA Sponsored Event: Leonard Pitt - My Brain On Fire: Paris and Other Obsessions. Hosted by Thomas Farber.
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 $ 100 PSILOCYBIN & AMANITA MUSHROOMS BY PAUL STAMETS (DVD)

Paul Stamets has been a dedicated mycologist for over twenty years. Over this time, he has discovered and co-authored four new species of mushrooms and pioneered countless techniques in the field of edible and medicinal mushroom cultivation. In this video presentation, recorded at the 2000 MSSF Fungus Fair, Paul Stamets presents a visual field guide to psilocybes and some of the amanitas. He discusses their uses, both ancient and modern, relates some personal experiences and shows how they continue to help create a new vision for the planet.
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 $ 100 RALPH NADER KPFA EVENT - UNSTOPPABLE, JULY 30TH 2014 BERKELEY (DVD)

DVD of the KPFA Sponsored Event - RALPH NADER: Unstoppable: The Emerging Left-Right Alliance to Dismantle the Corporate State.
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 $ 100 RALPH NADER KPFA EVENT, THE SEVENTEEN SOLUTIONS OCTOBER 10TH 2012 BERK (DVD)

DVD of the KPFA Sponsored Event - RALPH NADER: The Seventeen Solutions: Bold Ideas for Our American Future. October 10th, 2012.
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 $ 100 REBECCA SOLNIT KPFA EVENT 3/9/16 (DVD)

DVD of the KPFA Sponsored Event - An Evening with REBECCA SOLNIT "Hope in the Dark: Untold Stories, Wild Possibilities" Hosted by Erica Bridgeman.
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 $ 100 SOMINI SENGUPTA KPFA EVENT 3/22/16 (DVD)

DVD of the KPFA Sponsored Event: Somini Sengupta "Hope and Fury Among India's Young" Hosted by Vijaya Nagarajan.
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 $ 100 VANDAVA SHIVA KPFA EVENT 4/27/16 (DVD)

DVD of the KPFA Sponsored Event VANDANA SHIVA "Feeding the World" Hosted by Jeannine Etter.
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 $ 100 WHERE TO INVADE NEXT? BY MICHAEL MOORE (DVD)

This is an expansive, rib-tickling, and subversive comedy in which Moore, playing the role of "invader," visits a host of nations to learn how the U.S. could improve its own prospects. The creator of Fahrenheit 9/11 and Bowling for Columbine is back with this hilarious and eye-opening call to arms. Turns out the solutions to America's most entrenched problems already existed in the world - they're just waiting to be co-opted.
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 $ 120 DIRTY WARS BY JEREMY SCAHILL (DVD)

In Dirty Wars, Jeremy Scahill, author of the New York Times bestseller Blackwater, takes us inside America's new covert wars. The foot soldiers in these battles operate globally and inside the United States with orders from the White House to do whatever is necessary to hunt down, capture or kill individuals designated by the president as enemies. Drawn from the ranks of the Navy SEALs, Delta Force, former Blackwater and other private security contractors, the CIA's Special Activities Division and the Joint Special Operations Command (JSOC), these elite soldiers operate worldwide, with thousands of secret commandos working in more than one hundred countries. Funded through "black budgets," Special Operations Forces conduct missions in denied areas, engage in targeted killings, snatch and grab individuals and direct drone, AC-130 and cruise missile strikes. While the Bush administration deployed these ghost militias, President Barack Obama has expanded their operations and given them new scope and legitimacy. Dirty Wars follows the consequences of the declaration that "the world is a battlefield," as Scahill uncovers the most important foreign policy story of our time. From Afghanistan to Yemen, Somalia and beyond, Scahill reports from the frontlines in this high-stakes investigation and explores the depths of America’s global killing machine. He goes beneath the surface of these covert wars, conducted in the shadows, outside the range of the press, without effective congressional oversight or public debate. And, based on unprecedented access, Scahill tells the chilling story of an American citizen marked for assassination by his own government. As US leaders draw the country deeper into conflicts across the globe, setting the world stage for enormous destabilization and blowback, Americans are not only at greater risk-we are changing as a nation. Scahill unmasks the shadow warriors who prosecute these secret wars and puts a human face on the casualties of unaccountable violence that is now official policy: victims of night raids, secret prisons, cruise missile attacks and drone strikes, and whole classes of people branded as "suspected militants." Through his brave reporting, Scahill exposes the true nature of the dirty wars the United States government struggles to keep hidden.
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 $ 120 FREEDOM RIDER BY STANLEY NELSON (DVD)

Freedom Riders is a 2010 American historical documentary film, produced by Firelight Media for PBS American Experience. The film is based in part on the book Freedom Riders: 1961 and the Struggle for Racial Justice by historian Raymond Arsenault. Directed by Stanley Nelson, it marked the 50th anniversary of the first Freedom Ride in May 1961 and first aired on May 16, 2011. The film chronicles the story behind hundreds of civil rights activists called Freedom Riders that challenged racial segregation in American interstate transportation during the Civil Rights Movement. The activist traveled together in small interracial groups and sat where ever they chose on buses and trains to compel equal access to terminal restaurants and waiting rooms. They brought the ongoing practice of racial segregation in the southern United States to national attention. Nelson was helped in the making of the documentary by Arsenault and Derek Catsam, an associate professor at the University of Texas of the Permian Basin.
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 $ 120 FREEDOM SUMMER BY STANLEY NELSON (DVD)

A look back at the summer of 1964, when more than 700 student activists took segregated Mississippi by storm, registering voters, creating freedom schools and establishing the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party.
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 $ 120 LOTTERY OF BIRTH BY RAOUL MARTINEZ (DVD)

THE LOTTERY OF BIRTH is the first in a three-part documentary series entitled "Creating Freedom" exploring the relationship between freedom, power and control in Western democracies. The series draws together interviews with some of the world's leading intellectuals, journalists and activists to offer an alternative perspective on today's society and the future we're creating. We do not choose to exist, or the environment we grow up in. Our starting point in life is one of passive reliance on forces over which we have no control. THE LOTTERY OF BIRTH shows that from birth onwards our minds are a battleground of competing forces: familial, educational, cultural, and professional. The outcome of this battle not only determines who we become, but the society that we create.
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 $ 120 NOT JUST A GAME BY DAVE ZIRIN AND JEREMY EARP (DVD)

This critique of U.S. sports culture shows how 20th-century sports has consistently reflected the hegemonic political discourse of the day, specifically, elite narratives about nationalism, war, gender, race, homosexuality and capitalism.
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 $ 120 THE BLACK PANTHERS: VANGUARD OF THE REVOLUTION BY STANLEY NELSON (DVD)

Filmmaker Stanley Nelson examines the rise of the Black Panther Party in the 1960s and its impact on civil rights and American culture.
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 $ 140 SEPTEMBER 11TH: THE NEW PEARL HARBOR BY MASSIMO MAZZUCCO (DVD)
 $ 150 AL NAKBA AND THE PRICE OF OSLO BY AL JAZEERA TV (DVD)

AL-NAKBA - A series on the Palestinian "catastrophe" of 1948 that led to dispossession and conflict that still endures. THE PRICE OF OSLO - In 1993, Israel and the Palestinian Liberation Movement signed a declaration of principles aimed at peacefully resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. It was supposed to be an enormous step towards peace. For the Palestinians, it came with a hidden cost.
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 $ 150 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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 $ 175 UNTOLD HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES 4 DVD SET (DVD)

From Academy Award-winning film director and screenwriter, Oliver Stone comes this fascinating documentary series that covers the last 60 years of American History. It focusses on the dramatically under-reported events of the era that shaped the USA. The series also includes newly discovered facts from the Kennedy administration and the Vietnam War, and looks at how America achieved its current global role post-Cold War. "THE UNTOLD HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES focuses on events that at the time went under-reported, but crucially shaped America's unique and complex history of the last 110 years. The series debunks the heroes by restating the facts, whilst crediting those heroes lost to history. Exploring questions such as What did Stalin say to President Truman to make him drop the atomic bomb on Japan?; Did Eisenhower betray the US?; What were the real reasons behind World War 1 and II? and Was Reagan one of the worst or best Presidents of all time?, the American story is told in a way that has never been told before. It is the deepest contribution I could ever make in film to my children and the next generation. I can only hope a change in our thinking will result." Oliver Stone is the legendary film director, producer and screenwriter. Recalling films such as Platoon, Wall Street, Born on the Fourth of July and JFK, Stone is known as the master of controversial subjects and has won numerous Academy Awards for his portrayal of contemporary political and cultural issues... The Untold History of the United States.
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 $ 240 CAPITALISM (3 DVD SET) (DVD)

3-DVD Series "Capitalism."
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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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 $ 325 STANLEY NELSON FILM PACK: BLACK PANTHERS, FREEDOM RIDERS, FREEDOM SUMM (DVD)

Contains the films: 1 - The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution. 2 - Freedom Riders. 3 - Freedom Summer.
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 $ 700 SUPER MEGA FILM PACK (DVD)

SUPER MEGA FILM PACK includes: Untold History of The United States, Capitalism, Citizenfour, Where To Invade Next, Boom Bust Boom, Requiem For The American Dream, The Brainwashing of My Dad
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$100 and Less

 $ 30 NEW PUSHING LIMITS POETS WITH DISABILITIES COLLECTION (CD)
 $ 40 DAVEY D. INTERVIEWS FILMMAKER STANLEY NELSON (CD)

Davey D. Interviews Filmmaker Stanley Nelson.
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 $ 50 CAPITALISM IN THE WEB OF LIFE TALK BY JASON MOORE (CD)

Why Nature Matters, and Not (Always) in the Way You Might Think. Finance. Climate. Food. Work. How are the crises of the twenty_first century connected? In this talk, Jason W. Moore argues that the sources of today’s global turbulence have a common cause: capitalism as a way of organizing nature, including human nature. Drawing on environmentalist, feminist, and Marxist thought, Moore offers a groundbreaking new synthesis: capitalism as a "world-ecology" of wealth, power, and nature. Capitalism's greatest strength-and the source of its problems-is its capacity to create Cheap Natures: labor, food, energy, and raw materials. That capacity is now in question. Rethinking capitalism through the pulsing and renewing dialectic of humanity-in-nature, Moore takes readers on a journey from the rise of capitalism to the mosaic of crisis and limits today. He shows how thinking about humanity as part of nature is key to understanding our predicament, and to pursuing the politics of liberation and sustainability in the century ahead.
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 $ 50 KWAME NKRUMAH PRIME MINISTER OF GHANA SPEAKING AT UNITED NATIONS (CD)

Speech by Ghanian President Kwame Nkrumah to the United Nations in 1960.
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 $ 50 PHILIP FREEMAN INTERVIEWED BY C.S. SOONG, HOST OF AGAINST THE GRAIN (CD)

Philip Freeman's translation of Cicero's classic book on aging has the subtitle "Ancient Wisdom for the Second Half of Life."
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 $ 60 FLASHPOINTS RADIO PRESENTS: PALESTINE, ART & RESISTANCE (CD)
 $ 75 ABIGAIL THOMAS KPFA EVENT 4/28/16 (CD)

CD of the KPFA Sponsored Event ABIGAIL THOMAS "What Comes Next and How to Like It" Hosted by Kris Welch.
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 $ 75 AMY GOODMAN KPFA EVENT 4/17/16 (CD)

CD of the KPFA Sponsored Event: AMY GOODMAN "Twenty Years Covering the Movements Changing America" Hosted by Brian Edwards-Tiekert.
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 $ 75 GABOR MATE KPFA EVENT - BEYOND THE HUNGRY GHOST IN POLITICS 9/5/12 (CD)

CD of the KPFA Sponsored Event "Gabor Mate, MD: BEYOND THE HUNGRY GHOST IN POLITICS." Hosted by Kris Welch.
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 $ 75 GANDHI, KING & SOCIAL CHANGE TODAY TALK BY KEVIN MARTIN (CD)

Kevin Martin discusses the ideas of Mahatma Gandhi and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and applies those ideas to society and politics today.
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 $ 75 ILAN PAPPE MECA/KPFA EVENT, MAY 2ND 2016, BERKELEY (CD)

CD of the MECA Event: A SPECIAL EVENING WITH ILAN PAPPE! Why Palestine is Still the Issue?
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 $ 75 JEREMY SCAHILL KPFA EVENT 5/9/16 (CD)

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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 $ 75 KEVIN POWELL KPFA EVENT: THE EDUCATION OF KEVIN POWELL 1/26/16 OAKLAND (CD)

CD of the KPFA Sponsored Event: The Education of KEVIN POWELL. A Boy's Journey into Manhood. Hosted by Davey D.
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 $ 75 KPFA EVENT WITH JOHANNA FERNANDEZ & ANGELA DAVIS IN OAKLAND 2.18.16 (CD)

CD of the KPFA Sponsored Event - Mumia Abu-Jamal's Writings, with Angela Davis Writing on the Wall: Selected Prison Letters. Hosted by Angela Davis, Johanna Fernandez and Walter Turner.
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 $ 75 LEONARD PITT KPFA EVENT 3/28/16 (CD)

CD of the KPFA Sponsored Event: Leonard Pitt - My Brain On Fire: Paris and Other Obsessions. Hosted by Thomas Farber.
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 $ 75 RALPH NADER KPFA EVENT - THE SEVENTEEN SOLUTIONS OCTOBER 10TH 2012 (CD)

CD of the KPFA Sponsored Event - RALPH NADER: The Seventeen Solutions: Bold Ideas for Our American Future. October 10th, 2012.
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 $ 75 RALPH NADER KPFA EVENT - UNSTOPPABLE, JULY 30TH 2014 BERKELEY (CD)

CD of the KPFA Sponsored Event - RALPH NADER: Unstoppable: The Emerging Left-Right Alliance to Dismantle the Corporate State.
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 $ 75 REAL TALK WITH MICHAEL ERIC DYSON IN OAKLAND WITH DAVEY D, 3/5/16 (CD)

Real Talk with Michael Eric Dyson in Oakland with Davey D of KPFA, Heart and Soul Center of Light. Saturday, March 5, 2016 en Oakland, CA.
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 $ 75 REBECCA SOLNIT KPFA EVENT 3/9/16 (CD)

CD of the KPFA Sponsored Event - An Evening with REBECCA SOLNIT "Hope in the Dark: Untold Stories, Wild Possibilities" Hosted by Erica Bridgeman.
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 $ 75 SOMINI SENGUPTA KPFA EVENT 3/22/16 (CD)

CD of the KPFA Sponsored Event: Somini Sengupta "Hope and Fury Among India's Young" Hosted by Vijaya Nagarajan.
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 $ 75 VANDAVA SHIVA KPFA EVENT 4/27/16 (CD)

CD of the KPFA Sponsored Event VANDANA SHIVA "Feeding the World" Hosted by Jeannine Etter.
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 $ 75 YANIS VAROUFAKIS SPEECH AT THE CHICAGO COUNCIL ON GLOBAL AFFAIRS, 4/29 (CD)

The European Union is a house of cards threatening regional stability and global prosperity, argues Yanis Varoufakis. The flawed architecture of the EU's institutions, which struggled to develop an effective or coordinated response to the Eurozone crisis, has never been addressed. Rather than reforming governance or enhancing democracy, Varoufakis contends that Europe’s leaders defended the status quo, while administering a punishing course of austerity on the EU's weaker members. As a result, he believes, Europe will continue to see rising inequality and extremism, while remaining wholly unprepared for the next crisis. What are the key lessons from the Eurozone crisis? And what can global leaders and citizens do to build a more just, democratic, and sustainable economic system?
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 $ 75 YANIS VAROUFAKIS SPEECH GIVEN AT UPRISING EVENT IN PASADENA CA 4/23/16 (CD)

Yanis Varoufakis "in conversation" at Uprising Event, April 23rd 2016, Pasadena CA Hosted by Sonali Kolhatkar.
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 $ 80 JEREMIAH WRIGHT SPEECHES GIVEN ON JANUARY 26TH & 27TH 2016, OAKLAND CA (CD)

Jeremiah Wright Speeches, given on January 26th and 27th in Oaklanda. CA. Jeremiah Alvesta Wright, Jr. is a pastor emeritus of Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago.
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 $ 90 AMERICAN WOMEN MAKING HISTORY & CULTURE: 1963-1982, 2013 (CD)

MP3 format compact disc. Running time: 10 hours, 22 minutes. The American Women project is a two-year preservation and access project funded by a matching grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) at the National Archives (NARA). The project documents the emergence and evolution of the Women's movement in the United States, as well as the unique role Pacifica Radio played by providing a place for women to create and air programming that communicated their movement. Tracks listing: 1. Introduction by Archives Director Brian DeShazor. 2. Betty Friedan, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI 1970. 3. Gloria Steinem, Sexism and Racism, January 26, 1973. 4. Germaine Greer at the National Press Club, July 17, 1971. 5. Consciousness Raising Sessions recorded live on WBAI New York, 1970. 6. Rita Mae Brown, Women's Building, Los Angeles, July 4, 1976. 7. Anais Nin interviewed by Judy Chicago, February 1, 1972. 8. Yoko Ono, September 11, 1971. 9. Bella Abzug, March 10, 1973. 10. Shirley Chisholm, 1972. 11. Adrienne Rich, 1973. 12. Margo St. James, 1973. 13. Florence Kennedy and Ti-Grace Atkinson, August, 1968. 14. Take Back the Night demonstration, San Francisco, November 1978. 15. A retrospective on radical feminism, 1980. 16. Docu-drama Woman to Woman - Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton, 1979.
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 $ 90 HARD KNOCK RADIO SOCIAL JUSTICE PACK (CD)
 $ 100 ILAN PAPPE COLLECTION: 4 TALKS PLUS 2 INTERVIEWS MP3 CD (CD)
 $ 100 LETTERS & POLITICS ECONOMIC HISTORY PACK (CD)
 $ 100 LETTERS & POLITICS FASCISM, ECONOMICS AND RESISTANCE PACK (CD)
 $ 100 UP FRONT POLITICAL HISTORY PACK (10+ INTERVEWS ON MP3 CD) (CD)

$101 and Up

 $ 120 BLACK PANTHER COLLECTION 10+ HOURS OF MATERIAL MP3 CD (CD)
 $ 120 ELECTION PRIMER 2016: PROGRESSIVE SPEECHES COLLECTION MP3 CD (CD)
 $ 120 LET'S TAKE A TRIP: A SOCIAL HISTORY OF LSD - MP3 CD (CD)

Few events have had a more profound impact on the social and cultural upheavals of the Sixties than the psychedelic revolution spawned by the spread of LSD. This audiobook for the first time tells the full and astounding story-part of it hidden until now in secret Government files-of the role the mind-altering drug played in our recent turbulent history, and the continuing influence it has on our time. And what a story it is, beginning with LSD's discovery in 1943 as the most potent drug known to science until it spilled into public view some 20 years later to set the stage for one of the great ideological wars of the decade. In the intervening years the CIA had launched a massive covert research program in the hope that LSD would serve as an espionage weapon, psychiatric pioneers came to believe that acid would shed light on the perplexing problems of mental illness, and a new generation of writers and artists had given birth to the LSD sub-culture. Acid Dreams is a complete social history of the psychedelic counter-culture that burst into full view in the Sixties. With new information obtained through the Freedom of Information Act, the authors reveal how the CIA became obsessed with LSD during the Cold War, fearing the Soviets had designs on it as well. What follows is one of the more bizarre episodes in the covert history of U.S. intelligence as the search for a "truth drug began to resemble a James Bond scenario in which agents spied on drug-addicted prostitutes through two-way mirrors and countless unwitting citizens received acid with sometimes tragic results."
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 $ 120 THE BEST OF RALPH NADER PRA MP3 CD (CD)
 $ 120 THE BEST OF STUDS TERKEL - 6 CD SET (CD)

From the 1950s through 1997, Louis "Studs" Terkel, bestselling author of Working, The Good War, Coming of Age, and eight other books, hosted a daily one-hour show on WFMT radio in Chicago. This nationally syndicated, Peabody Award-winning program was an ideal showcase for his curmudegeonly wit, his maverick opinions, and his genius as an interviewer. With his singular blend of intellect, grit, and intuition, Studs draws his guests into spirited dialogues about their accomplishments, their setbacks, and their most enduring dreams. Each individual interview is a unique portrait of one of the key personalities of our time; taken together, the interviews provide unparalleled insights into the ideas and events that have shaped our lives. Now, 48 of these original interviews have been gathered for our enjoyment - it's a treat to hear the stories of those who influenced our world in their own voices. We hear R. Buckminster Fuller, Woody Allen, Gore Vidal, Eudora Welty, Dorothy Parker, Bertrand Russell, Leonard Bernstein, and a host of others. About the Author: Studs Terkel was a free spirit, an outspoken populist, a Pulitzer Prize winning author, a terrible ham, and one of the best-loved characters in the American scene. Born in New York in 1912, he has lived in Chicago since 1923.
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 $ 120 THE SHEROES COLLECTION FROM HARD KNOCK RADIO - MP3 CD (CD)
 $ 150 THE NEURODHARMA OF LOVE BY RICK HANSON (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 ALAN WATTS PRA LIBRARY COLLECTION (CD)

The Alan Watts Library Collection from The Pacifica Radio Archives.
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 $ 180 MALCOLM X COLLECTION - 6 CD SET (CD)

CD 1: Malcolm X deliver one of his best known speeches, The Ballot or the Bullet, in Detroit on April 12, 1964. CD 2: Black Muslims vs. The Sit-Ins: Malcolm X, James Baldwin and Leverne McCummins discuss the position of the Black Muslims. Recorded in 1961. CDs 3 & 4: January 7, 1965: Malcolm speaking at Militant Labor Forum, giving a talk that became known as Prospects for Freedom in 1965. He discusses the need for black action for civil rights. Recorded just 5 weeks before his assassination. CD 5: At a Harlem rally, Malcolm X supports Fannie Lou Hamer, head of the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party, and discusses the treatment the party was afforded at the 1964 DNC in Atlantic City. December 20, 1964. CD 6: John Henrik Clarke on Malcolm X: John Henrik Clarke, history professor and friend of Malcolm X, speaks on Malcolm's contribution to the black struggle in America; Speech (now known as The Last Message) delivered by Malcolm one week before he was assassinated in February 1965.
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 $ 200 SPRING SPEECH PACK - 7 KPFA EVENTS (CD)
 $ 200 THE AFRICAN AMERICAN KPFA SPEECH COLLECTION (CD)

$100 and Less

 $ 50 AMERICANA: MUSINGS ON JAZZ AND BLUES BY JD ALLEN (CD)

Measured from its title on down, Americana marks an auspicious return to roots for tenorist JD Allen. A welcome reunion of his core trio with bassist Gregg August and drummer Rudy Royston, it's also an explicit homage to the bottomless reservoir of musical and cultural precedence from which they draw and transform. Central to that creative process is the blues, the protean American song form that's been integral to each of Allen’s previous efforts, but is arguably at its apogee throughout the nine piece program presented here. "Tell the Truth, Shame the Devil" swaggers along on a capaciously-girthed bass line and the steady sway of Royston's rolling beat as Allen's tenor testifies on top. The rich throaty cry that underlies his phrases harkens directly back to the kind of Texas-honed tenor that was the parlance of Booker Ervin, deeply emotive, but devoid of dime-a-dozen sentimentality. "Cotton" carries the substantial contextual weight of its title on August's lush strings and Allen's somber melodic delivery. Royston fills in the edges with clipped snare and cymbal accents and the three players trace a winding, darkly swinging path through figurative plantation acreage. The closing "Lillie Mae Jones" sits at the opposite side of the impassioned spectrum with a sunny Coltrane-reminiscent motif serving as improvisational spark and tinder. "Bigger Thomas" and "Lightin'" both work as vivid musical portraits of their respective titular personages. The first references Richard Wright's predestined literary protagonist with a bright thematic line that repeatedly folds back in on itself against a percolating rhythm to echo the inevitability brought about by societal conditioning. The Texas bluesman answering to the surname Hopkins gets tribute tinged with contrasting optimism on the second. Once again August and Royston are each instrumental in framing Allen's expressive leads with both weight and texture. The title piece spools out from a blunt bass strum bracketed by cymbals as tenor modulates moodily between light and dark. Allen positions two telling covers alongside the seven originals. Vera Hall's "Another Man Done Gone" has an indeterminate date of compositional origin, but a field recording made by Alan Lomax in 1940 preserved the piece for posterity. As channeled into sound through Allen"s downcast horn, August's resonant arco ribbons and Royston's tumbling mallets, the resigned melancholy behind Hall's anecdotal lyrics remain intact. Bill McHenry, a saxophonist colleague of Allen's, is the source for "If You’re Lonesome, You're Not Alone" the sole piece that operates independently of conventional blues structures. As with earlier Allen outings, adherence to customary LP length all but ensures the immediate impulse to cue the itinerary up again for a repeat performance. Derek Taylor
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 $ 50 BAMBULAYE BY LOS HACHEROS (CD)

New York City is the birthplace of salsa, a rhythmic combination of traditional Cuban son and Puerto Rican dance music, defined by a syncopated five stroke clave (pattern) beat. Developing during the sixties, it's popularity rose to international prominence during the early seventies. Through time, as the music became more homogenized, the term "salsa gorda," has come to identify the authentic structure and intention of those who still perform it as no-nonsense dance music. From the heart of Brooklyn, Los Hacheros play streetwise salsa gorda on Bambulaye, determined to keep the ritual alive, and the dancers swaying. This band has a vintage ensemble setup, the piano supplanted by the Cuban tres guitar-3 pairs of strings each tuned to the same pitch-expertly played by Jacob Plasse, who also serves as producer. The additional string intonations of violinist Eddie Venegas, coupled with the flute of Itai Kriss, provides them a throwback sound of the inventive charanga bands from Cuba. The requisite bass and percussion foundation sets the momentum from which the sonero (lead vocalist) Hector "Papote" Hernandez, is able to improvise his refrains.
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 $ 50 BLUES GRAB BAG (CD)

A CD selection of Blues music.
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 $ 50 BOLO SELF-TITLED ALBUM (CD)

By now it is somewhat apocryphal to hear that "you have never heard something like this." This is especially abhorrent when you add the word "fusion" to that and the cherry on the cake is surely when the music is a mix of Indian and Mediterranean. Now consider the group: Bolo, a trio of the most accomplished ethnomusicologists: drummer Surya Prakasha, who has spent a great deal of time in West Africa and India, immersing himself in the lives of West African griots, learning from them and from Indian Hindustani and Carnatic scholars and musicians; Evan Fraser, who also made the journey to West Africa and is a master on the kamale n’goni, the West African lute and Eliyahu Sills, a multi-instrumentalist who paid his dues in Turkey, mastering the nai and then in India doing the same with the bansuri and also plays oud and double bass. You can be damn sure that nothing this trio would do is ordinary.
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 $ 50 BOOK OF INTUITION BY KENNY BARON (CD)

Legendary jazz pianist, Kenny Barron, returns with his renowned trio to deliver Book of Intuition, his latest album on Impulse. Alongside Kiyoshi Kitagawa on double bass and Johnathan Blake on drums, Barron presents a series of original compositions as well as a tune by one of his main influences, Thelonious Monk and his rendition of Nightfall, which serves as a tribute to its composer and Barrons close friend and collaborator, the late Charlie Haden. Barron has been nominated for a Grammy nine times, and in 2010 he became a National Endowment for the Arts Jazz Master. He was awarded Honorary Doctorate from Berklee College of Music and from SUNY Empire State. Book of Intuition finds Barron at the peak of his game, and Barron will be performing its songs across the world over the coming months.
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 $ 50 CLASSICAL GRAB BAG (CD)

A CD selection of Classical music.
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 $ 50 COMING HOME TO SAN FRANCISCO - E POWELL & GOSPEL ELITES (CD)

COMING HOME TO SAN FRANCISCO - E POWELL & GOSPEL ELITES
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 $ 50 COUNTRY/BLUEGRASS GRAB BAG (CD)

A CD selection of Country Bluegrass music.
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 $ 50 E POWELL & GOSPEL ELITES IN CONCERT - PARIS FRANCE (CD)

E POWELL & GOSPEL ELITES IN CONCERT - PARIS FRANCE
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 $ 50 ETERNAL PIAZZOLLA BY HECTOR DEL CURTO (CD)

In Eternal Piazzolla, Del Curto honors the music of Astor Piazzolla and features his tango quintet with notable guest artist Pablo Ziegler who was Astor Piazzolla's pianist for ten years. "My relationship with Piazzolla's music had a long journey," Del Curto explains, "my father, Luis is a tango traditionalist" and did not accept New Tango. It was not until the age of 17, when I performed with the Astor Piazzolla Sextet and the Osvaldo Pugliese Orchestra at the Royal Theatre Carre in Amsterdam that his music emerged in my musical life." Tango has been in the Del Curto family since the early 1900s. Hector s great grandfather was a bandoneonist and composer, and his grandfather, also a great bandoneon player, introduced Hector to the world of Tango and the bandoneon. By the age of 17, Hector Del Curto had won the title Best Bandoneon Player Under 25 in Argentina, and was invited to join the orchestra of the legendary Osvaldo Pugliese, the Last Giant of Tango. Since then he has performed with many notable musicians from the world of Jazz, Classical and Tango, such as Astor Piazzolla, Pablo Ziegler, Paquito D Rivera, Gary Burton, and Joe Lovano, as well as with Met Opera Orchestra, National Symphony Orchestra, Buenos Aires Symphony Orchestra and Orpheus Chamber Orchestra among many others.
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 $ 50 FOLK/SINGER-SONGWRITER GRAB BAG (CD)

A CD selection of Folk-Singer-Songwriter music.
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 $ 50 GOSPEL GRAB BAG (CD)

A CD selection of Gospel music.
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 $ 50 GRANDS CANTAORES DU FLAMENCO, VOL.8 BY MANUEL EL AGUJETA (CD)

Manuel (de los Santos) is prefixed by his Christian name to distinguish him from his blacksmith father, Agujeta padre (who, incidentally, has the final track on this compilation); he was the first artist in this series to be still alive at the time the album was issued, probably the greatest purist, and certainly the most direct. Scorning all subtlety, his cante is a raw cry of amazing emotion and power — he learned it from his father, who in turn learned it from his own friend and mentor, Manuel Torre. He has been called both a genius and a madman. On this first-rate compilation, Agujeta is accompanied sympathetically by Parilla de Jerez, and at least once (the guitarist is not always identified) by Manolo Sanlucar. - Paul Magnussen
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 $ 50 JAZZ GRAB BAG (CD)

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

A CD selection of Latin music.
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 $ 50 LIVE FROM BERKELEY: PERFORMANCES FROM KPFA'S DTTW (CD)

Live Performances from the Dead To The World show.
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 $ 50 RIVER OF LIFE BY JON JANG & DAVID MURRAY (CD)

Personnel includes: Jon Jang (piano); David Murray (saxophone). River Of Life CD music contains a single disc with 11 songs.
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 $ 50 SONGS FROM AFAR BY LUCIAN BAN (CD)

Pianist Lucian Ban has looked to his native Romania for musical inspiration on many of his projects. For his new recording with his quartet Elevation, which features saxophonist Abraham Burton, bassist John Hebert and drummer Eric McPherson plus special guest violist Mat Maneri, Ban reaches to his Romanian roots and infuses his modern jazz compositions with elements of Transylvanian folk music. Songs From Afar features tremendous original music from Ban along with three folk tunes sung by the wonderful vocalist Gavril Tarmure.
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 $ 50 SUPERNATURAL LOVE BY SIDESTEPPER (CD)

Sidestepper have long been pioneers, taking new directions with each of their albums - and that sense of innovation and evolution continues with their new offering, "Supernatural Love." After 20 years of programming electronic beats, Richard Blair, chief "stepper," had reached a point where he felt there was nothing new to be said in that area; a point of global homogeneity where everything sounded the same. The inspiration for the new sound comes from the idea that there were many incredible dance bands before the electronic revolution in the 80s and 90s - the great "orquestas" from Colombia, Haiti, Trinidad, Cuba and Africa. Sidestepper wanted to create an organic sound that goes back to that tradition. It's still a dance band, but now the beats are made with hand drums, seeds and shakers, kalimbas, flutes and guitar, driving the melodic vocals. A minimalist, modal and groovy sound, electro acoustic with elements of dub and the ever present analogue synth bass. Strong and groovy, timeless and fluid, there is a clear vision of where the band can go from here and how to do it. There is a depth and coherence to the sound, the vibe, attitude and look of the band; it feels solid and rooted.
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 $ 50 THE VERY LAST DAYS BY PARKER MILLSAP (CD)

The anticipated sophomore release boldly showcases the growth in both Millsap s arresting vocals and his thoughtful, intelligent songwriting. Since the 2014 release of his self-titled debut, Parker Millsap has been steadily building a dedicated fan base, wowing audiences and garnering critical acclaim from outlets such as USA Today, NPR, and The Wall Street Journal. He has also performed at high profile festivals including Stagecoach, Austin City Limits Festival, and Forecastle. Millsap's themes are both traditional and contemporary, and rife with life and literary influences. Whether he s singing about the experience of a gay friend, longing for his evangelical father s acceptance in Heaven Sent , or as the king of the Underworld in Hades Pleads inspired by Greek mythology his character driven narratives evoke emotion and draw the listener in. Millsap co-produced The Very Last Day with Grammy Award-winning engineer Gary Paczosa John Prine Alison Krauss Dolly Parton and recorded it at Dockside Studio in Maurice, Louisiana. Along with band-mates fiddle player Daniel Foulks, bassist Michael Rose and drummer Paddy Ryan, the album features a bigger and lusher sound than his debut, incorporating percussion, piano and Millsap on electric guitar. Guest vocalists Sarah Jarosz, Sara Watkins and Aoife O Donovan shine on an album highlight, Heaven Sent. Parker Millsap s gut-punching narratives, riveting vocals and soulful performances are on full display on The Very Last Day. The new offering should prove to be a milestone in the 22 year olds young body of work, and a foreshadowing of things to come.
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 $ 50 THOMPSONIA BY ERIC & SUZY THOMPSON (CD)

Thompsonia combines Eric & Suzy Thompson's deep devotion to southern roots music with daughter Allegra's fresh perspective, creating feel-good music that richochets between the rowdy and the sentimental, with an abundance of groove and a bit of a quirky edge. Suzy and Allegra's genetically-matched vocals (dubbed "The Everly Sisters sound" by Geoff Muldaur) are featured, along with stellar lead playing from Eric on mandolin and guitar. In addition to the Cajun, blues and old-time music for which Eric and Suzy have long been acclaimed, the trio also performs witty originals alongside obscurities in styles ranging from rockabilly to hokum to Americana. Standouts from their new Thompsonia CD include Suzy's acoustic rock anthem "Very Bad Mood" (guaranteed to have just the opposite effect on the listener), Allegra's bawdy 1920's "He May Be Your Dog But He's Wearing My Collar," Eric's proto-zydeco "French Fries" and a lovely duet rendition of Hugh Moffatt's "Rose of My Heart."
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 $ 50 WORLD MUSIC GRAB BAG (CD)

A CD selection of World Music.
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 $ 60 A COSMIC RHYTHM WITH EACH STROKE BY VIJAY IYER & WADADA (CD)

A cosmic rhythm with each stroke features pianist Vijay Iyer and the musician he has described as his - hero, friend and teacher, - trumpeter Wadada Leo Smith. Vijay has previously played extensively with Wadada in Smiths Golden Quartet, but this album, produced by Manfred Eicher and recorded at New Yorks Avatar Studios last October, is the first documentation of their duo work. The centerpiece of the album is the spellbinding title suite, dedicated to Nasreen Mohamedi (1937-1990), the innovative Indian artist whose improvisatory imagery evokes abstracted rhythms. Trumpet and piano interact here with creative sensitivity to tone, texture and space. Vijay Iyer and Wadada Leo Smith will be premiering A cosmic rhythm with each stroke at New Yorks Metropolitan Museum of Art in March 2016 in the context of a major exhibition dedicated to Nasreen Mohamedis art and writings. The Suite for Nasreen is framed on the album by Iyers composition Passage and Smiths concluding piece Marian Anderson, inspired by the great US contralto.
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 $ 60 COLVIN AND EARLE BY SHAWN COLVIN & STEVE EARLE (CD)

The duo have a long history together. Over two decades ago, Shawn Colvin recorded a cover of Steve Earle's song "Someday," which sparked a long journey of mutual appreciation. In 1987, Colvin and Earle finally performed together onstage in Northampton, Massachusetts. In recent years, the pair have performed at each other's gigs, playing various different instruments.
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 $ 60 DIG IN DEEP BY BONNIE RAITT (CD)

With Dig In Deep, her twentieth album, Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Bonnie Raitt comes out swinging. The follow-up to 2012's triumphant Slipstream-the Grammy-winning, Top Ten-charting first release on her own Redwing Records label-the new record illustrates the delicate balance of consistency and risk-taking that has defined Raitt's remarkable career for more than forty-five years.
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 $ 60 FATHERS AND SONS BY MUDDY WATERS (CD)

The resurgence of Chicago-based blues in the mid- to late 1960s came with an entirely new breed of icons to bear the torch. Among them was the decidedly electric Paul Butterfield Blues Band. Joining Muddy Waters (guitar/vocals) and Otis Spann (piano) on the aptly titled Fathers and Sons are three Butterfield Blues Band alumni: Michael Bloomfield (guitar), Sam Lay (drums), and leader Paul Butterfield (guitar). Further augmenting the personnel is Booker T. & the MG's Donald "Duck" Dunn (bass) and Buddy Miles (drums) -- who cameos during the live "Got My Mojo Workin'" finale. This all-star cast helps reclaim some of Waters' fire, which had been summarily doused on his previous outing Electric Mud -- a tasteless pseudo-psychedelic disaster. The poorly executed scheme had been designed to introduce Waters' music to a younger and mostly white audience. In essence, Fathers and Sons is able to accomplish with musical integrity what Electric Mud couldn't through gimmickry. Additionally, the incorporation of the younger generation of bluesmen solidified Waters' stature as one of the pre-eminent forces in Chicago blues to a decidedly fresh and underdeveloped audience. The LP is split between studio sides cut on April 21-23 and a half-hour live set. This performance, during the Super Cosmic Joy-Scout Jamboree, was documented on the evening following the final day of studio recording. The event was held at Auditorium Theater in (where else?) Chicago. Simplifying the process is Fathers and Sons set list, which consists exclusively of vintage Waters material. "Mean Disposition" and "Standin' Round Cryin'" drip with Bloomfield and Butterfield's nasty languid electric funk, and feature Waters' determined and energized vocals. On the uptempo blues/rockers "Walking Thru the Park" and "Sugar Sweet," the nimble and lyrical guitar passages meld the distance between Waters and the electric blues of Cream and Led Zeppelin. Without question, the highlight of Fathers and Sons is the live performances that are incessantly fueled by the explosive nature of the musicians on-stage as well as the audience. "Long Distance Call" and the two-part "Got My Mojo Working" are the finest pieces on the album. They likewise rate among the most complementary marriages of Chicago R&B with rock & roll. Of Muddy Waters' later recordings, it certainly got no better than the summit meeting heard on Fathers and Sons. Fans of Waters' true and natural showmanship, as well as enthusiasts of blues-based rock & roll, will find plenty to revisit.
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 $ 60 FOXHOUNDS BY THE KATHY KALLICK BAND (CD)

Hot bluegrass & cool originals on the KKB's fifth album (the 20th for Kathy): compelling material is compelling, dazzling instrumental playing, luminous vocals, and a tone that ranges from humorous to bittersweet to soulful.
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 $ 60 HAG: THE BEST OF MERLE HAGGARD (CD)

"For 40 years, Haggard's been country music’s most compelling figure." - Newsweek, February 13, 2006
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 $ 60 HIGHWAY 61 REVISITED BY BOB DYLAN (CD)

Dylan was virtually gushing great songs when this masterpiece arrived in the summer of 1965. From the epochal opening of "Like a Rolling Stone" through the absurdly apocalyptic closer, "Desolation Row," his command of surrealistic language was daring and amazing. As a vocalist, he was rewriting the rules of the game. Jimi Hendrix made note of Mr. Z's technically suspect pitch and decided that he too was a singer. And the backing, though ragged, is precisely right. Is this the essential Dylan album? It's certainly one of them. - Steven Stolder
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 $ 60 IN MOVEMENT BY JACK DEJOHNETTE (CD)

Jack DeJohnette (drums, piano, electronic percussion). Ravi Coltrane (tenor, soprano and sopranino saxophones). Matthew Garrison (electric bass, electronics). There is a lot of history concentrated in Jack DeJohnettes adventurous new trio. Fifty years ago, as a guest with John Coltranes group, Jack DeJohnette played with the fathers of Ravi Coltrane and Matthew Garrison, and the program of In Movement opens with Coltranes harrowing and still pertinent elegy Alabama. Other covers include the classic Blue In Green by Miles Davis and Bill Evans (Jack is one of the few musicians to have played in the bands of both men) and Serpentine Fire, from the songbook of Earth, Wind and Fire, a tribute to Maurice White - who also collaborated with Jack in the early years. The Two Jimmys is an hommage to Jimi Hendrix and Jimmy Garrison, innovators both, and Rashied salutes the late Rashied Ali, another great drummer from Coltranes cosmos. For all the wealth of references, this is indeed a band in movement, taking the music forward. Ravi Coltrane and Matt Garrison, in their ECM debuts, both respond magnificently to DeJohnettes driving drumming, Ravi with superb solos, Garrison with lean bass lines and imaginative looping electronics. Jack DeJohnette: We are connected at a very high and extremely personal level that I believe comes through in the music. In Movement was recorded at New Yorks Avatar Studios in October 2015, and produced by Manfred Eicher.
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 $ 60 INTO THE SILENCE BY AVISHAI COHEN (CD)

Trumpeter Avishai Cohen's ECM debut, 2016's Into the Silence, is a ruminative, elegiac album far -- if not completely -- removed from the kinetic, aggressive post-bop of his 2014 effort, Dark Nights. As with all ECM releases, Into the Silence was produced by label founder Manfred Eicher and, as such, fits nicely into the catalog next to works by the late trumpeter Kenny Wheeler and others. In some ways, Cohen's move toward a more classical, ambient sound makes sense, as he is recording material specifically with the ECM stylistic tradition in mind. Sadly, Cohen also composed these songs in the wake of his father's death, and the trumpeter's grief seems to permeate everything on Into the Silence. He even bookends the album with the funereal "Life and Death," in which he moans, Miles Davis-like, through muted trumpet, his band in a slow march beside him. Joining Cohen here are avant-garde-friendly saxophonist Bill McHenry and several longtime associates, pianist Yonathan Avishai, bassist Eric Revis, and drummer Nasheet Waits. The group members have an organic, focused intensity as if they hang on each phrase together. This intensity is well matched by Eicher's production, which sounds typically warm and full of natural reverb, as if recorded in a church instead of Studios La Buissonne in Pernes-les-Fontaines, France. Other tracks, like the slowly rolling "Dream Like a Child" and the quietly discordant "Behind the Broken Glass," also benefit from this group interplay, with Cohen leading his band through ambient soundscapes that, much like one's emotions after the death of a loved one, are supple and sad one minute, and sharp and tangled the next.
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 $ 60 LA FANTASIA BY LOS VAN VAN (CD)

When Juan Formell passed away last year, there was a lot of speculation worldwide about whether Los Van Van would continue to be the musical force that it had been for decades. La Fantasia answers this question with a resounding "Yes"! As I listen to it, I find myself remembering that one of the most powerful and moving jam sessions that I ever attended was a wake in Chicago for a different (and less famous) bassist who had been a beloved mentor to many other musicians. Perhaps a similar depth of emotion helped motivate this project. This recording also carries the title Homenaje a Juan Formell, and in many ways the legacy of Juan is unmistakable: Samuel has stated publicly (in the website Cuba Sí for example) that Juan had already chosen the tracks while he was still alive, five of the compositions and one of the arrangements are Juan's, and Juan's voice is the lead vocal in La Fantasia, a song originally written for possible use by Luna Manzanares.
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 $ 60 ONE IS THE OTHER BY BILLY HART (CD)

The second ECM album by the Billy Hart Quartet is a major musical statement, and one of the outstanding jazz albums of the season. The groups reach already broad on 2011s widely-acclaimed All Our Reasons - is yet more expansive here. Strong compositions - by leader-drummer Hart, tenorist Mark Turner and pianist Ethan Iverson reflect upon a wide swathe of the musics history, and are distinguished by vivid and imaginative solos and wonderful interplay. A basic premise, that this should be a band in which the vastly-experienced Billy Hart gets to play everything he wants to play, has led to a sense of almost unlimited possibility for all participants. There is freedom and joy in this music, and tenderness, too, not least in the sets sole standard, a beautifully played version of Some Enchanted Evening. Recorded in New York in 2013, and produced by Manfred Eicher.
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 $ 60 SCENES AND SONG FROM THE TWIT WIT RADIO HOUR (CD)

Responsible Anarchy. Live satirical comedy performed by a cast of comic actors speaking ridicule to power.
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 $ 60 THE BEST OF BUDDY GUY: THE MILLENIUM COLLECTION (CD)

20th Century Masters - The Millennium Collection: The Best of Buddy Guy collects the highlights of his work for Chess during the '60s, including "First Time I Met the Blues," "Let Me Love You Baby," and "She Suits Me to a Tee." Tracks like "When My Left Eye Jumps," "Stone Crazy," and "Leave My Girl Alone" also display the blazing, passionate style that quickly made Guy a force to be reckoned with in the blues world. Though this compilation clearly isn't meant to be a comprehensive look at his work, many would argue that it focuses on one of the highest points in his career, which makes it a good introduction to his music from that era.
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 $ 60 THE REAL FOLK BLUES MORE REAL FOLK BLUES BY HOWLIN' WOLF (CD)

Sam Phillips, whose Sun Records spawned the careers of Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Roy Orbison, considered Chester "Howlin' Wolf" Burnett his greatest discovery. Not so much stylist as raw, unbridled force of nature, the Wolf had all the musical subtlety of the enraged, 300-pound linebacker he so closely resembled. The tracks here were originally collected from his rich Chess Records catalog for a pair of albums that belatedly tried to cash in on the '60s folk boom. But in eschewing many of the Willie Dixon-penned songs ("Spoonful," "The Red Rooster," "Wang Dang Doodle," et al.) that built his career and later inspired the likes of Eric Clapton and (especially) Mick Jagger and the Stones, the albums collected here lean heavily on Burnett originals, many of which (like "Killing Floor" and "Louise") rework staples of his early days in the Mississippi Delta. The riveting mid-'60s band performances (highlighted by the fiery licks of protege-sideman Hubert Sumlin) that make up much of this collection's first half represent some of the most compelling blues recordings. While more primitive recordings from the early '50s dominate the second half, they offer a compelling glimpse of Burnett's sound stripped to its elemental core on tracks like the haunting dirge "No Place to Go" and the buoyant "Neighbors" and "Rockin' Daddy." - Jerry McCulley
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 $ 60 WEIGHTS AND WINGS BY BROTHER SUN (CD)

The songs on Weights and Wings represent the evolution the group and its members have undergone. This is Brother Sun's most emotionally immediate and musically diverse work yet, and it affirms the power of song to accompany each of us from grief and loss into new worlds of possibility, light and promise. Ranging from gospel and blues-inflected grooves through delicate ballads, with playful dips into zydeco and jazzy a cappella, the ensemble's muscular and precise harmonies provide the optimism and uplift in every song. The CD's instrumentation, creating textures from introspectively etheral to rocking and gritty, is rounded out by guest musicians Jon Carroll on piano, organ, and accordion, Chico Huff on bass, and Matt Scarano on drums and percussion.
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 $ 70 GREATEST HITS V. 1 - THE DUKE RECORDINGS BY BOBBY BLAND (CD)

Bobby Bland's purr-to-a-scream vocals quickly made him an R&B star in an era when rougher-hewn blues masters such as Muddy Waters and Howlin' Wolf had fallen from the charts. Bland, a former valet for B.B. King, established himself with both up-tempo workouts ("Farther Up the Road," "I Pity the Fool") and devastatingly subtle ballad readings ("I'll Take Care of You," "Stormy Monday Blues"). Greatest Hits, Vol. One is a generous sampling of the discs that made him a steady seller throughout the '60s. A second CD chronicles his work in the '70s after Duke Records, his longtime label, was sold to ABC. - Rickey Wright
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 $ 70 MORE REAL FOLK BLUES BY SONNY BOY WILLIAMSON (CD)

More good early-'60s Chess Recordings from Sonny Boy Williamson. "Help Me," "Bye Bye Bird," and "Nine Below Zero" have been covered by numerous blues and rock acts. Most of the songs, however, show up on the Essential best-of collection.
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 $ 70 PERFECTION BY DAVID MURRAY, GERI ALLEN, TERRI LYNE CARRINGTON (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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 $ 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 DEL & DAWG LIVE! BY DEL MCCOURY & DAVID GRISMAN (CD)

Del McCoury met David Grisman at the first show Del played (on banjo) with Bill Monroe on February 8, 1963 at New York University in Greenwich Village. Three years later, Del & Dawg played their first gig together in Troy, NY at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. For decades they have shared stages at venues and festivals across the country, and in 2014 began the unique duo collaboration heard on this recording. Del & Dawg Live! celebrates the continuing 53-year bluegrass friendship of these two legendary musicians. The 23 tunes include bluegrass classics, original instrumentals and a special medley dedicated to their late friend and musical cohort, banjo innovator Bill Keith.
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 $ 75 GOD DON'T EVER CHANGE: SONGS OF BLIND WILLIE JOHNSON (CD)

A stunning collection of artists and performances celebrate the timeless appeal of legendary gospel bluesman Blind Willie Johnson. TOM WAITS - The Soul Of A Man and John The Revelator LUCINDA WILLIAMS - It's Nobody's Fault But Mine and God Don't Never Change DEREK TRUCKS AND SUSAN TEDESCHI - Keep Your Lamp Trimmed And Burning COWBOY JUNKIES - Jesus Is Coming Soon THE BLIND BOYS OF ALABAMA - Mother's Children Have A Hard Time SINEAD O'CONNOR - Trouble Will Soon Be Over LUTHER DICKINSON featuring THE RISING STAR FIFE & DRUM BAND - Bye And Bye I'm Going To See The King MARIA MCKEE – Let Your Light Shine On Me RICKIE LEE JONES - Dark Was The Night--Cold Was The Ground Blind Willie Johnson's seminal songs have inspired artists like Led Zeppelin, Bob Dylan and Eric Clapton to interpret his musical vision. Produced by Jeffrey Gaskill, who helmed 2003's Gotta Serve Somebody: The Gospel Songs Of Bob Dylan, GOD DON’T NEVER CHANGE hits artistic pay dirt like few tribute albums have, and is brimming with outstanding performances by some of the biggest names in music. The artists are well-chosen and totally committed, and the new versions capture the raw beauty of the original recordings. There's not a false note in the batch and moments of revelation are everywhere. From Sinead O'Connor's righteous cries on Trouble Will Soon Be Over and Derek Trucks' and Susan Tedeschi's reverent reading of Keep Your Lamp Trimmed And Burning, from Lucinda Williams' slide guitar-fueled lament in Nobody's Fault But Mine and Tom Waits' virtual embodiment of Johnson himself on John The Revelator, this record is packed with transcendent recordings that speak as much to the greatness of the performers as they do the enduring legacy of Blind Willie Johnson.
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 $ 75 TRIBUTE TO IRAKERE BY CHUCHO VALDES (CD)

[Valdes] is, at the age of 73, one of the greatest living jazz musicians and he can literally astound you. As he gets into his deceptively domesticated solo on Lorenas Tango, keyboard pyrotechnics suddenly fly off into Cecil Taylor/Don Pullen piano splatter. - The Buffalo News
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 $ 80 FALLEN ANGELS BY BOB DYLAN (CD)

Fallen Angels is the 37th studio album from Bob Dylan. Featuring twelve classic American tunes written by some of music's most acclaimed and influential songwriters including Johnny Mercer, Harold Arlen, Sammy Cahn And Carolyn Leigh the album showcases Dylan's unique and much-lauded talents as a vocalist, arranger and bandleader. The Jack Frost-produced album marks the first new music from the artist since his 2015 release, Shadows In The Night, which also showcased Dylan's interpretations of classic American songs. That album reached the Top 10 in seventeen countries, including #7 in the U.S., with #1 debuts in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Sweden and Norway.
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 $ 80 HOME BY JENNIFER BEREZAN (CD)

This sublime new release continues Jennifer Berezan's signature mix of emotionally rich, poetic songs. Featuring her original guitar work, warm production, a collection of esteemed musical friends and themes that touch on "home as everywhere"... California, Beijing, the Yukon Canada, and the internal realms of the heart. With Special Guest Musicians: Chris Webster, Jon Evans, Julie Wolf, Scott Amendola, Barbara Higbie, Crystal Monee Hall, Kaila Flexer, David Worm, Melanie Demore, Geoffrey Gordon, Marquinho Brasil, John R. Burr, Lynn Asher and more. Produced by Jon Evans (of the Tori Amos band) and Jennifer Berezan.
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 $ 80 IN THESE ARMS BY JENNIFER BEREZAN (CD)

In the tradition of her previous releases ReTurning and Praises for the World, this new recording employs Jennifer Berezan's original and groundbreaking long playing layered approach to composition. The CD is one long seamless piece that weaves fluid layers of mantra, song, and a live, organic rhythm track. A moving journey into spacious mind, profound stillness, rhythmic joy, and the healing realms of the heart. A musical meditation based in the practices of loving kindness and compassion. Featured soloists lend their talents in short improvised segments that seamlessly flow from one to the next, creating a meditative tapestry of voices, languages and melodies. The atmosphere is one of deep reverence and peace and builds into a joyous culmination with a large choir of singers. With voices from around the world including: Jack Kornfield, Chris Webster, don benedictson, Dechen Shak-Dagsay, Rita Sahai, Katia Cardenal, Kiva Simova, The Buddhist Nuns of Unmun-sa Monastery, South Korea, David Worm, Melanie Demore, Raz Kennedy, Sarah Dugas, Steve Dawson, Julie Wolf, Jami Sieber, Milind Date and more.
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 $ 80 MY FAVORITE PICTURES OF YOU BY GUY CLARK (CD)

Legendary Grammy-nominated singer and songwriter Guy Clark presents with his first full-length album in nearly four years, My Favorite Picture of You via Dualtone Music Group. In his 71st year, Guy Clark continues a legacy of peerless folk-inspired country songs with album standouts "Cornmeal Waltz," "El Coyote" and the title track "My Favorite Picture of You." My Favorite Picture of You comes fresh off the release of 2012's Grammy-nominated and Americana Album of the Year Award-winning This One's For Him: A Tribute to Guy Clark.
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 $ 80 THE BEETHOVEN JOURNEY BY LEIF OVE ANDSNES AND THE MAHLER CHAMBER ORCHE (CD)

"The Beethoven Journey" has been a four-year collaborative project between celebrated Norwegian pianist and 2013 Gramophone Hall of Fame inductee, Leif Ove Andsnes and the Mahler Chamber Orchestra. Together they have recorded all of the Beethoven Piano Concertos, as well as the Choral Fantasy, with Andsnes not only playing but also directing the orchestra from the keyboard. Although Andsnes has an extensive discography, "The Beethoven Journey" was his first Beethoven recording ever. The series began with the live recording of Piano Concertos 1 & 3 at the Prague Spring Festival in 2012, which was named iTunes Best Instrumental Album of 2012. This was followed by the live recording of Piano Concertos 2 & 4 in London in 2013 with the final album, Piano Concerto No. 5, recorded live once again at the Prague Spring Festival in 2014. Now, all three celebrated recordings are available together for the first time. Leif Ove will be performing an all Beethoven repertoire on his upcoming U.S. appearances in late 2014 and early 2015. The "New York Times" has called Leif Ove Andsnes "a pianist of magisterial elegance, power and insight." With his commanding technique and searching interpretations, Andsnes has won acclaim worldwide playing in the world's leading concert halls and with the world's leading orchestras. He has been nominated for eight Grammy Awards, five Gramophone Awards and was recently inducted into the Gramophone Hall of Fame, prompting the "Wall Street Journal" to call him "one of the most gifted musicians of his generation."
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 $ 80 WORKBENCH SONGS BY GUY CLARK (CD)

The title of this album would seem a tad precious applied to the releases of the majority of Nashville musicians. But Guy Clark--song craftsman, guitar builder--has been doing such finely measured work for all of his storied career that "Workbench Songs" aptly sums up the pride and precision he brings to these 11 offerings. Joined by cowriters Darrell Scott, Rodney Crowell, Gary Nicholson, Lee Roy Parnell, and Verlon Thompson, Clark is at turns wry and poignant in chronicling human acts great and small. And, as usual with his albums, a number of these songs resonate long after first listen. "Walkin' Man," a Celtic-flavored demo recording which kicks off the set, pays homage to the pilgrims and searchers--Gandhi and Woody Guthrie--who had the courage to make their own path. "Out in the Parkin' Lot," the Darrell Scott collaboration which Clark recorded on 1997's live Keepers, has a more lived-in feel here, and better captures the novelistic scene of roadhouse rowdiness. ("Now there's a couple of cowpokes puttin' up their dukes / There wasn't much to it after both of 'em puked.") Clark knows how to deliver these gems with optimum emotional impact: His cover of Townes Van Zandt's aching "No Lonesome Tune" goes bone-deep despite its underplayed pathos, as does "The Randall Knife"-ish "Funny Bone," about a rodeo clown brought down by faithless love. But he's no less affecting on "Tornado Time in Texas," a jaunty country-blues tune spiked with a shuffle chorus ("Blow the tattoo off of your arm"), or on "Cinco De Mayo in Memphis," a wildly surrealistic snapshot of Mexican deckhands in the blue-suede-shoes territory of Graceland. Last year, the Americana Music Association honored Clark with its Lifetime Achievement Award for Songwriter. This album is further proof that he deserved it. - Alanna Nash
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 $ 90 LIVIN' ON A HIGH NOTE BY MAVIS STAPLES (CD)

The title of Mavis Staples' fourth studio album for the Anti- label could apply to any given point in the singer's career, but in early 2016 it seemed especially apt. Livin' on a High Note was released the week her version of Blind Lemon Jefferson's "See That My Grave Is Kept Clean" won a Grammy -- only her second -- in the category of Best American Roots Performance, and preceded the HBO premiere of the documentary Mavis! by a couple weeks. Staples was in the public consciousness as much as ever and was continuing to move in new directions. While the 2015 EP, Your Good Fortune, was made strictly with Son Little, and the preceding albums saw her work closely with Jeff Tweedy, this one was produced by M. Ward, another seasoned and sympathetic musician previously outside the Staples sphere. Material was sought from a wide-ranging roster of songwriters -- such as Valerie June, Ben Harper, Neko Case, and Merrill Garbus -- some of whom had to do a bit of homework prior to writing. Staples and her backing band, including backing vocalists Donny Gerrard and Vicki Randle, recorded with Ward, who made some lyrical and musical adjustments and otherwise kept the process as simple as possible. Inspired by Pharrell Williams' "Happy," Staples requested joyous material from her collaborators and got it, though it's all more true to her and her family group's past than to '60s pop-soul Motown, both in sound and in lyrical content. Compared to You Are Not Alone and One True Vine, the quality of the material is more variable. Some of it is memorable only for Staples' stamp, but there are several standouts, like Benjamin Booker's welcoming opener "Take Us Back" and Nick Cave's consoling "Jesus Lay Down Beside Me." (Imagine Staples being handed a copy of Junkyard.) Ward himself co-wrote two of the more compelling songs. "Dedicated," a soft and contented love song, co-written by Justin Vernon, regards an enduring romance, while the closing number -- the barest song on the album -- incorporates words from Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "Drum Major Instinct" sermon. Staples' heart and soul are in it from front to back, and when the songs aren't up to her standard, hope, love, and positivity still beam through.
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 $ 100 MINDFULNESS MEDITATION BY TARA BRACH (CD)

Mindfulness Meditations for Healing, Presence, and Clarity. A profound transformation can occur just by training your attention in awareness-a practice sweeping schools, workplaces, and institutions across the country with its capacity to decrease stress, cultivate inner calm, and expand wisdom and creativity. Clinical psychologist and meditation teacher Tara Brach has been at the forefront of mindfulness-based therapy since its inception, successfully bringing principles of mindfulness to alleviate depression, chronic pain, and more. Now, with Mindfulness Meditation, she offers nine of her most effective guided sessions, perfect for beginning or deepening your mindfulness practice: * A Pause for Presence-a short, basic practice that can be used daily to feel at home with mindfulness * Developing Self-Compassion-a meditation that cultivates a forgiving and caring heart towards yourself and others. * Presence with Everyday Fears-a practice to help you address fear and other emotions in order to find greater freedom and choice. * Mindfulness of Pain-a meditation to release you from physical suffering. * Contacting Our Inner Wisdom-a practice to help you avoid constant reactivity in difficult situations. "It's only in the actual experience of here and now that we can experience our full aliveness," teaches Dr. Brach. "The practice of mindfulness helps to open a heart that is ready for anything." With Mindfulness Meditation, find the tools to walk the path of mindful awareness?and connect with your innate capacity for love, clarity, and inner peace.
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 $ 100 NEERE BY VERONIQUE GENS AND SUSAN MANOFF (CD)

Alpha is very proud to welcome this grande dame of lyric art. A great Mozartian, Gens also excels in Gluck, Berlioz and Offenbach and has sung with the greatest, from Claudio Abbado to Marc Minkowski and Frans Bruggens. Her rich discography features a wide range of repertoire, but up until now it included only one recording of melodies, despite the fact that she is unanimously recognized as one of the world's most eminent ambassadresses of the French art song. With her accompanist Susan Manoff, a connoisseur of vocal music and a tremendously sensitive pianist, she has assembled this programme devoted to songs she loves, mixing well-known gems and rarities such as the superb Neere, from Reynaldo Hahn's Muses latines.
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 $ 100 TANGO: ZERO HOUR BY ASTOR PIAZZOLLA (CD)

Astor Piazzolla lived and died as tango's bad boy, having almost single handedly invented the music's vanguard, the form known as tango nuevo. It took Piazzolla decades to reach his unequivocal apex, which is captured flawlessly on Tango Zero Hour. When this recording was cut in 1986, some of the compositions Piazzolla and his quintet cued up were standards for the band. Whether it was an epiphanic period or not, the recording captures an ensemble alchemically transforming seriously complex works into goose-bump-inducing electricity. Pianist Pablo Ziegler brings his jazz background into the mix with jarring urgency, just as violinist Fernando Suarez Paz makes quavering classical inflections sing amid Piazzolla's here tender and there blistering bandoneon. For a peak experience in music that challenges the ear to dance and the body to fully listen, look no further than this recording. - Andrew Bartlett
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 $ 120 LIVE AT ROSY'S 2 CD SET BY SARAH VAUGHN (CD)

Sarah Vaughan - Live at Rosy's is a newly discovered live recording captured in an intimate club setting on May 31, 1978 at Rosy's in New Orleans. Featuring nearly 90 minutes of music from "the Divine One," Sarah Vaughan backed by her trio of pianist Carl Schroeder, bassist Walter Booker and drummer Jimmy Cobb Live at Rosy's is a collection material originally recorded for the Peabody Award-winning NPR radio program Jazz Alive! with host Dr. Billy Taylor, some of which has never been aired before. Available as a deluxe 2-CD set with a 36-page book including essays by jazz writers James Gavin and Will Friedwald, producer Zev Feldman, club owner Rosalie "Rosy" Wilson, and pianist Carl Schroeder; interviews with drummer Jimmy Cobb and vocalist Helen Merrill; plus rare and some previously unpublished photos from photographers Herman Leonard, Ray Avery, Chuck Stewart, Riccardo Schwamenthal and Tom Copi. "When Sarah sang, she might just as well have been a trumpet player playing. Her musical ability, her jazz phrasing... it was perfect." - Helen Merrill "This band played hundreds of performances around the globe with Sarah Vaughan and in the recordings in this set, these four masters empathy with one another and their consummate cohesiveness as a unit are undeniable." - Zev Feldman, Live at Rosy's producer
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 $ 120 RADICAL SELF-ACCEPTANCE BY TARA BRACH 2 CD SET (CD)

This CD set of guided meditations accompanies Tara Brach's book, Radical Acceptance (Bantam, 2003.) The meditations, drawn from the Buddhist tradition, guide practitioners in healing difficult emotions, working with pain, arriving in full presence, opening our hearts and realizing our true nature.
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 $ 120 SOME OTHER TIME 2 CD SET BY BILL EVANS (CD)

Some Other Time: The Lost Session From the Black Forest is a newly unearthed studio session from the iconic pianist Bill Evans featuring bassist Eddie Gomez and drummer Jack DeJohnette. Recorded on June 20, 1968, nearly 10 years after the legendary Kind of Blue sessions with Miles Davis and a mere five days after the trio's incredible Grammy award-winning performance at the Montreux Jazz Festival, this is truly a landmark discovery for jazz listeners worldwide. Available in deluxe 2-CD and limited edition 2-LP sets, and containing over 90 minutes of music, this is the only studio album in existence of the Bill Evans trio with Gomez and DeJohnette. Some Other Time was recorded by the legendary MPS Records founder and producer Hans Georg Brunner-Schwer along with writer/producer Joachim-Ernst Berendt at the MPS studios in the Black Forest (Villingen, Germany). Includes a 40-page book with new historical essays by jazz journalist Marc Myers and German jazz historian Friedhelm Schulz; producer Zev Feldman; new interviews with Gomez and DeJohnette; plus rare and previously unpublished photos from the archives of photographers David Redfern, Jan Persson, Giussepe Pino, Hans Harzheim and German Hasenfratz.
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 $ 120 THREE CLASSIC ALBUMS BY BEAUX ARTS TRIO (CD)

Some great achievements have their beginnings in quite casual events, and so it was with the illustrious Beaux Arts Trio. Three musicians of varied ages and backgrounds came together in 1955, to give a few concerts and perhaps make one or two recordings; and half a century later the ensemble was still going although pianist Menahem Pressler was the only founder to remain for the full fifty-three years of its life. Beethoven s piano trios are central to the repertoire, indeed the Ghost was the first chamber music that cellist Bernard Greenhouse ever played, when he was fourteen. The piece takes its nickname from its central Largo, which certainly has a ghostly sound, but the whole work is a masterpiece of concision: rather than include a scherzo, Beethoven gives both outer movements a scherzando feeling. This trio thrives on the swashbuckling brio and close attention to detail that were Beaux Arts trademarks. The Archduke is so called because Beethoven dedicated it to his pupil the Archduke Rudolf. The name suits its air of grandeur and spaciousness, qualities which once again came naturally to the Beaux Arts Trio. The piano trio is an interesting type of ensemble. Because the three instruments are so distinct from each other, the music can be performed according to two very different philosophies. The three artists can express their individuality and virtually go their separate ways, meeting up at crucial moments; or they can work on their interpretations until every phrase and every rhythmic tic is finely honed. The great Beaux Arts Trio, which was based in America and flourished from 1955 to 2008, had the best of both these worlds. Because its members were all first-rate musicians in their own right, they each had plenty of individuality to offer. But they also concentrated minutely on the details of every score they played. Mendelssohn s D minor and Dvo ak s Dumky a collection of six movements in the slow fast dumka form favoured by the Czech composer were among the first works the Beaux Arts studied. And by the time these recordings were set down, the interpretations had acquired an easy familiarity which, coupled with the group s carefully rehearsed rhythmic precision, made for an exhilarating mixture. Of such things is great musicianship made. French music, like French wine, has a delicate bouquet that does not always travel well and rarely crosses the Atlantic intact. The American-based Beaux Arts Trio had an inbuilt advantage in that their founding violinist Daniel Guilet, though Russian-born, had been brought up and trained in France. He taught the exotic subtleties of Ravel's Trio to his colleagues Menahem Pressler and Bernard Greenhouse; and the magic stayed even when he was replaced by Isidore Cohen. We ve given perhaps a thousand performances of the Ravel, Greenhouse told his son-in-law Nicholas Delbanco, and yet we have to keep the freshness of presentation. The one way to do that is through rehearsal searching for new ways to interpret the piece. Chausson s Trio is a relatively early work by this painstaking craftsman, a pupil of Franck, who left us only a handful of masterpieces a promising string quartet was half finished when the composer was killed in a bicycle accident. The Trio's expansive form offers many opportunities for the tonal glow and beautiful phrasing that were two of the Beaux Arts secrets.
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 $ 150 BEETHOVEN: THE EARLY STRING QUARTETS BY CYPRESS STRING QUARTET 2 CD SE (CD)

Following three acclaimed releases for AVIE surveying works by Dvorak, Schubert, and contemporary Americans, the San Francisco-based Cypress String Quartet turns to the seminal string quartets of Beethoven, performing the five quartets from the composer s middle period. Formed in 1996, the Cypresses added Beethoven to their repertoire early on. Their signature sound, which is clear and transparent, built up from the bottom register and layered like a pyramid, lends itself beautifully to the Middle String Quartets. Throughout the 2014/15 season, the Cypress String Quartet s international performance itinerary includes Beethoven s quartets, as well as other repertoire from their AVIE recordings.
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 $ 150 THE BEST OF THE CUTTING EDGE 1965-1966 V.12 BY BOB DYLAN (CD)

Between 1965 and 1966 Bob Dylan recorded three albums that many believe changed the course of modern music: Bringing It All back Home, Highway 61 Revisited and Blonde on Blonde. The Cutting Edge 1965-1966: The Bootleg Series Volume 12 takes you inside the studio during the recording of those three albums. With a staggering wealth of unreleased songs, outtakes, rehearsals and alternate versions - The Cutting Edge provides a unique insight into a legendary icon's creative process. 1. 2-CD featuring the best of Bob Dylan's unreleased studio recordings from 1965 and 1966, Includes alternate versions of songs such as "Like A Rolling Stone," "Desolation Row," "Visions Of Johanna" and "Highway 61 Revisited." Packaged with a 60-page booklet with exclusive photography and liner notes.
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 $ 160 STARLIGHT ON THE RAILS: A SONGBOOK 4 CD SET BY UTAH PHILLIPS (CD)

The definitive 4-CD set of 61 original songs (each accompanied by a descriptive story) sung mostly by Utah, with certain songs by special guests Rosalie Sorrels, Kate Wolf, Kate Brislin & Jody Stecher, Mark Ross, Kendall Morse, Kuddie, and Finest Kind.
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 $ 200 THEY ALL PLAYED FOR US: ARHOOLIE RECORDS 50TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION (CD)

On February 4, 5, and 6, 2011 there was a benefit for the Arhoolie Foundation celebrating the 50th anniversary of Arhoolie Records. Three joyous days of concerts and panel discussions were held in Berkeley, California at the Freight and Salvage to honor Chris Strachwitz and Arhoolie's 50 years of documenting and preserving traditional music. Artists include Ry Cooder, Taj Mahal, Santiago Jimenez Jr., Laurie Lewis, Peter Rowan, Treme Brass Band, Maria Muldaur, Campbell Brothers, Savoy-Doucet Cajun Band, Country Joe McDonald, Barbara Dane and Bob Mielke's Jazz Allstars, and many more!
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 $ 30 THE BIRD ESCAPES BY MARTHA COURTOT (Book)

Martha Courtot (1941-2000) was a lesbian, an activist, the mother of three, the grandmother of one, and a prolific poet. A native of Cincinnati, she spent twenty years in Sonoma County, California. Big, hearty, Shamanic, earthy, seeking always to embrace the sky, to draw the Earth's beauty into herself: a lover, an explorer who crafted a healing balm from plain and honest words chosen with care, precision.
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 $ 40 KARMU: URBAN SHAMAN BY JANET GILER (Book)

KARMU (aka Edgar Warner) was an extraordinary healer and teacher who helped thousands of people overcome physical, emotional and spiritual ailments over the course of three decades. He was also hilariously funny and he used this sense of humor, along with his incredible knowledge and insight, to impart a message of acceptance and love that is as relevant today as it was during his lifetime. Everyone who met him would agree with Dr. Andrew Weil's comment, "I never forgot him." This monograph was edited from talks with him from 1972-1978.
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 $ 50 DEEP GREEN YOGA: A HARMONY OF TENSIONS BY ELAINE PIERCE (Book)

Deep Green Yoga affirms the correctness of your own instinct for correct alignment, nourishing a deeply-felt visceral sense of connection with the planet's body through a fresh approach to experiencing your own. In the book you'll discover seven geometric patterns that unfurl through the entire natural world and the thousands of positions we call yoga "poses." As you learn to recognize and apply these patterns to your practice, you'll discover their power as references by which you can center and gravitationally align your your poses from the inside out, Deep Green Yoga broadens the definition of Yoga as "Union:" it strengthens connections not only within our bodies but between each of us and the natural world. It's a lavishly-illustrated resource offering a vibrant and timely approach to an ancient practice and, as a reviewer writes, its appeal extends to yogis and non-yogis alike.
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 $ 50 HERBS FOR CHILDREN'S HEALTH BY ROSEMARY GLADSTAR (Book)

In this Storey Basics guide, renowned herbalist Rosemary Gladstar shares her favorite recipes for holistic beauty and body care, including her amazing five-step skin care program and all-natural recipes for herbal cleansers, steams, astringents, creams, therapeutic bath blends, massage oils, shampoos, conditioners, and more.
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 $ 50 HERBS FOR NATURAL BEAUTY BY ROSEMARY GLADSTAR (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 HERBS FOR STRESS AND ANXIETY BY ROSEMARY GLADSTAR (Book)

In this accessible guide, best-selling author and renowned herbalist Rosemary Gladstar shows you how to make your herbal remedies to strengthen your nervous system and address a wide range of symptoms,Eincluding panic attacks, depression, insomnia, anxiety, headaches, migraines, herpes, neuralgia, and more.
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 $ 50 VOICES FROM THE INSIDE OUT BY RON KAUK (Book)

Voices From Inside Out, was developed jointly by Sacred Rok and the Probation Department youth. This inspirational book tells the stories of 22 young people who have come to Yosemite with Sacred Rok, and what it has meant to them.
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 $ 60 BLACK KRIPPLE BY LEROY F. MOORE JR. (Book)

Poetry. African American Studies. Music. Disability Studies. BLACK KRIPPLE DELIVERS POETRY & LYRICS is straight up an activist/love book of original poems and song lyrics that have been written and collected for almost two decades. Many poems in this book were first published in 1999 in a chapbook by Poor Magazine's Poor Press. Most of the poems and lyrics touch on issues that Black disabled people deal with but only get a little media attention. In this book you will find true stories of discrimination, cases of police brutality, love songs for the Black disabled community and for the author's family. "In the tradition of History's word warriors, Leroy Moore pens full frontal confrontations that blast away the last nasty vestiges of Faith-based America's biases against the poor, the disarranged, and the different." - Wanda Coleman
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 $ 60 ON PALESTINE BY NOAM CHOMSKY AND ILAN PAPPE (Book)

Operation Protective Edge, Israel's most recent assault on Gaza, left thousands of Palestinians dead and cleared the way for another Israeli land grab. The need to stand in solidarity with Palestinians has never been greater. Ilan Pappe and Noam Chomsky, two leading voices in the struggle to liberate Palestine, discuss the road ahead for Palestinians and how the international community can pressure Israel to end its human rights abuses against the people of Palestine. On Palestine is the sequel to their acclaimed book Gaza in Crisis. Noam Chomsky is widely regarded to be one of the foremost critics of US foreign policy in the world. He has published numerous groundbreaking books, articles, and essays on global politics, history, and linguistics. Since 2003 he has written a monthly column for the New York Times syndicate. His recent books include Masters of Mankind and Hopes and Prospects. Haymarket Books recently released updated editions of twelve of his classic books. Ilan Pappe is the bestselling author of The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine: A History of Modern Palestine and The Israel/Palestine Question. Frank Barat is a human rights activist and author. He was the coordinator of the Russell Tribunal on Palestine and is now the president of the Palestine Legal Action Network. His books include Freedom is a Constant Struggle, Gaza in Crisis, Corporate Complicity in Israel's Occupation, and On Palestine.
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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-Veronique 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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 $ 75 VISION FOR LIFE BY MEIR SCHNEIDER (Book)

In Vision for Life, natural health pioneer Meir Schneider shares ten essential principles of healthy vision discovered in his forty-year personal and professional journey. Born almost blind, Schneider taught himself to see and developed an innovative program of healing and recovery that has helped thousands of people regain and improve their health. Vision for Life is packed with exercises for a natural eye health routine, which you can immediately incorporate into your life, and includes a set of eye chart posters to use together with the book. This program is not only strengthening but also restorative and deeply relaxing. You will learn how to reverse developing issues before they cause damage and how to remedy existing problems including near- and far-sightedness and lazy eye as well as cataracts, glaucoma, optic neuritis, detached retinas and tears, macular degeneration, and retinitis pigmentosa. Vision for Life is not only for people who see poorly and would like to improve their vision, but also for those with 20/20 vision who wish to maintain their perfect eyesight as they grow older. Clients of the Meir Schneider Self-Healing Method experience their own capacity to bring about recovery, reversing the progress of a wide range of degenerative conditions such as arthritis and muscular dystrophy as well as eye disease. Based in part on the established Bates Method of eyesight improvement and in part on his own professional and personal discoveries, Meir Schneider's pioneering approach has helped thousands of people successfully treat a host of eye problems, including nearsightedness, farsightedness, astigmatism, lazy eye, double vision, glaucoma, cataracts, macular degeneration, retinal detachment, retinitis pigmentosa, and nystagmus. Born blind to deaf parents, Schneider underwent a series of painful operations as a young child and was left with ninety-nine percent scar tissue on his eyes, resulting in his being declared incurably blind. At the age of seventeen, he discovered how to improve his vision from one percent to fifty-five percent of normal vision with the eye exercises presented in this book. Today Schneider drives a car, reads, and proves time and again that vision can and does improve with exercise. His contributions to the field of self-healing are recognized by alternative health practitioners and medical doctors alike.
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 $ 80 AFTON BY ELLEN LACONTE (Book)

For fifty-eight-year-old Hannah Walker the Afton Marches are a source of solace and comfort. Walking beside the Afton River, through the life-rich saltmarsh gives her respite from the hospital room where her psychologically abusive husband lies dying. Handsome and reserved, sixty-one-year-old Leslie Willoes is a landscape artist who has spent the last fifty years exploring, painting, and loving the Marches. He's seen Hannah often, has included in her in his paintings, but has never spoken to the woman he secretly calls His Lady. Unscrupulous Manhattan developer, Rawden Darien, aims to trump Trump by acquiring the last undeveloped coastal wetland between New York and Boston and transforming it into an upscale marina, hotel, and retail complex for big spenders. Leslie is offered a large commission to paint the landscapes that will sell Darien's vision. Will he? Two people: one seeking healing in the Marches she's finding herself in, one dreading the wetland's grim future. Pushed in different directions by their friends, their actions will determine the future of the Marches-and their own. Hypnotically visual and vivid, Afton is Ellen LaConte's stirring debut novel.
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 $ 80 HOPE IN THE DARK BY REBECCA SOLNIT (Book)

When the first edition of Hope in the Dark was published in mid-2004 it gained an instant cult audience. Many readers were so inspired by Solnit's book that they bought multiple copies to give to friends. This new, significantly expanded edition covers, among other things, the political territory of America and the world after George Bush's re-election. Acclaimed author Rebecca Solnit draws on her life as a writer and activist, on the events of our moment, on our deepest past, to argue for hope-hope even in the dark. Solnit reminds us of how changed the world has been by the activism of the past five decades. Offering a dazzling account of some of the least expected of those changes, she proposes a vision of cause-and-effect relations that provides new grounds for political engagement in the present. Counting historic victories-from the fall of the Berlin wall to the Zapatista uprising to Seattle in 1999 to the worldwide marches against war in Iraq to Cancun in September 2003-she traces the rise of a sophisticated, supple, nonviolent new movement that unites all the diverse and fragmentary issues of the eighties and nineties in our new century.
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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 THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF MALCOLM X BY MALCOLM X AND ALEX HALEY (Book)

The Autobiography of Malcolm X is the story of one of the remarkable lives of the twentieth century. Malcolm X, as presented in this as-told-to autobiography, is a figure of almost mythic proportions; a man who sunk to the greatest depths of depravity and rose to become a man whose life's mission was to lead his people to freedom and strength. It provides a searing depiction of the deeply rooted issues of race and class in America and remains relevant and inspiring today. Malcolm X's story would inspire Alex Haley to write Roots, a novel that would, in turn, define the saga of a people. Malcolm Little was born in Nebraska in 1925, the seventh child of Reverend Earl Little, a Baptist minister, and Louise Little, a mulatto born in Grenada to a black mother and a white father. Malcolm X quickly grew to hate the society he'd grown up in. After his father was killed, his mother was unfairly denied insurance coverage and his family fell apart. Young Malcolm went from a foster home to a reformatory, to shining shoes in the speakeasies and dance halls of Boston. After getting work as a Pullman porter, he went to New York and fell in love with Harlem. His stint as a drug dealer and petty crook landed him in jail, where he became a devout student of the Nation of Islam and Elijah Muhammad. That was when he figured out that "he could beat the white man better with his mind than he ever could with a club." Malcolm X's subsequent quest for knowledge and equality for blacks led to his unreserved commitment to the liberation of blacks in American society. What makes this book extraordinary is the honesty with which Malcolm presents his life: Even as he regrets the mistakes he made as a young man, he brings his zoot-suited, swing-dancing, conk- haired Harlem youth to vivid life; even though he later turns away from the Nation of Islam, the strong faith he at one time in that sect's beliefs, a faith that redeemed him from prison and a life of crime, comes through. What made the man so extraordinary was his courageous insistence on finding the true path to his personal salvation and to the salvation of the people he loved, even when to stay on that path meant danger, alienation, and death. - Sacred Fire.
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 $ 80 WHO REALLY FEEDS THE WORLD BY VANDANA SHIVA (Book)

In Who Really Feeds the World?, author and activist Vandana Shiva debunks the notion that our current food crisis is inevitable and must be addressed through industrial agriculture and genetic modification. In fact, Shiva argues, those forces are the ones responsible for the hunger problem in the first place. As an alternative, Shiva emphasizes agroecology, the knowledge and science of the complex interactions that produce our food. She succinctly and eloquently lays out the networks of people and processes that feed the world, exploring issues of diversity, the needs of small farmers, the importance of seed saving, the movement toward localization, and the role of women in producing the world's food. Refuting widely held beliefs about the global food crisis, Shiva delivers a powerful manifesto calling for agricultural justice and sustainability, drawing upon her thirty years of research and accomplishments in the field.
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 $ 90 BECAUSE I SAY SO BY NOAM CHOMSKY (Book)

"Chomsky is a global phenomenon... perhaps the most widely read voice on foreign policy on the planet." - New York Times Book Review. "Unwavering political contrarian Noam Chomsky smart-bombs the US military's global Interventions. Shock and awe!" - Vanity Fair. Because We Say So presents more than thirty concise, forceful commentaries on US politics and global power. Written between 2011 and 2015, Noam Chomsky's arguments forge a persuasive counter-narrative to official accounts of US politics and policies during global crisis. Find here classic Chomsky on the increasing urgency of climate change, the ongoing impact of Edward Snowden's whistleblowing, nuclear politics, cyberwar, terrorism, Iraq, Afghanistan, Iran, Israel, and the Middle East, security and state power, as well as deeper reflections on the Obama doctrine, political philosophy, the Magna Carta, and the importance of a commons to democracy. Because We Say So is the third in a series of books by Chomsky published by City Lights Publishers that includes Making the Future (2012) and Interventions (2007), a book banned by US military censors. Taken together, the three books present a complete collection of the articles Chomsky writes regularly for the New York Times Syndicate, and are largely ignored by newspapers in the United States. Because We Say So offers fierce, accessible, timely, gloves-off political writing by America's foremost public intellectual and political dissident. Noam Chomsky is one of the world's most well-known critics of US policy. He has published numerous groundbreaking and best-selling books on global politics, history, and linguistics.
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 $ 90 BRAZIL'S DANCE WITH THE DEVIL BY DAVE ZIRIN (Book)

As the 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Olympic Games approach, ordinary Brazilians are holding the country's biggest protest marches in decades. Sports journalist Dave Zirin traveled to Brazil to find out why. In a rollicking read that travels from the favelas of Rio de Janeiro to the fabled Maracana Stadium, Zirin examines how athletic mega-events turn into neoliberal Trojan horses.
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 $ 90 HOW TO GROW OLD BY CICERO (TRANSLATED BY PHILIP FREEMAN) (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 OVERPOWERED: THE DANGERS OF EMR BY MARTIN BLANK (Book)

Keys, wallet, cell phone... ready to go! Cell phones have become ubiquitous fixtures of twenty-first-century life-suctioned to our ears and stuck in our pockets. Yet, we've all heard whispers that these essential little devices give you brain cancer. Many of us are left wondering, as Maureen Dowd recently asked in the New York Times, "Are cells the new cigarettes?" Overpowered brings readers, in accessible and fascinating prose, through the science, indicating biological effects resulting from low, non-thermal levels of non-ionizing electromagnetic radiation (levels considered safe by regulatory agencies), coming not only from cell phones, but many other devices we use in our homes and offices every day. Dr. Blank arms us with the information we need to lobby government and industry to keep ourselves and our families safe.
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 $ 100 ADHD: WHAT EVERYONE NEEDS TO KNOW BY STEPHEN HINSHAW (Book)

The first book on ADHD written for people with ADHD - humorous, easy, and informative. "This is an essential guide for people who suspect that they or a loved one might have ADHD. In clear, unbiased prose, it addresses the controversies surrounding the diagnosis and treatment of this disorder. It is written in a manner that is easily accessible without sacrificing the basic science important to understanding this condition." - Sanford Newmark, MD, Clinical Professor of Pediatrics and Director, Pediatric Integrative Neurodevelopmental Program, Osher Center for Integrative Medicine, UC San Francisco.
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 $ 100 CAPITALISM'S CRISIS DEEPENS BY RICHARD WOLFF (Book)

Democracy at Work presents a new collection of articles by Richard D. Wolff. The crisis that erupted in 2007 continues to inflict immense and uneven costs on modern society. "Recovery" becomes yet another luxury that bypasses the vast majorities in capitalist nations. The articles and essays gathered in Capitalism's Crisis Deepens: Essays on the Global Economic Meltdown 2010-2014 explore the specifics of the deepening crisis as they became clear, caught the public's attention, or defined a particular historic moment. As the table of contents below illustrates, the organization of the essays, at once topical but also chronological, seeks to enable readers to grasp the crisis as a moving, evolving stage in capitalism’s history. For this reason, the book makes a great companion to any introductory or advanced course covering economics or the study of contemporary capitalism.
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 $ 100 FREEDOM FROM ANXIET BY MARCY SHAPIRO (Book)

This book presents hundreds of safe, practical, and effective tools and techniques to alleviate anxiety, an epidemic that affects nearly 20 percent of Americans. Author and seasoned physician Marcey Shapiro, MD, shares how her personal struggle with this widespread syndrome led her to discover that there is not one treatment program that works for everyone and provides a wide range of integrative methods that will help readers find real and transformative relief. Dr. Shapiro grappled with anxiety on her own path to greater health and wholeness and observed, through her personal experience and that of treating numerous patients who suffer from the heartache and despair that anxiety causes, that finding peace involves a spiritual journey of self-awareness and self-acceptance. She has successfully helped herself and her patients bring ease and peace of mind back into their lives using a diverse assortment of complementary techniques, including dietary changes, visualizations, shifting thoughts, breathing techniques, nutritional supplements, herbs, homeopathy, bodywork, aromatherapy, flower essences, and acupuncture, as well as more commonplace Western techniques such as medication and therapy, when appropriate. Offering a variety of nondogmatic, empowering tools for enhancing personal growth, Freedom from Anxiety will help anxiety sufferers find ways, many of them free or very low cost, to achieve immediate relief as well as long term care and treatment. It can be read from cover to cover or perused for specific problems or solutions. Readers are able to take advantage of Dr. Shapiro's vast knowledge and research as well as her engaging personal anecdotes and those from her decades of clinical practice.
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 $ 100 ISRAEL AND SOUTH AFRICA BY ILAN PAPPE (Book)

Any time that a politician or commentator compares the Israeli-Palestinian conflict to South Africa under apartheid, the response is swift denunciation. Yet many prominent, respected academics and politicians-including Jimmy Carter-have drawn such parallels, arguing that Israel's treatment of its Arab-Israeli citizens and the people of the occupied territories amounts to no less a system of oppression than apartheid did. Peoples Apart marks the first major scholarly attempt to analyze the apartheid analogy and its implications for international law, activism, and policy making. Gathering contributors from a wide range of disciplines and fields, including historians, political scientists, journalists, lawyers, and policy makers, the collection offers a bold, incisive perspective on one of the defining moral questions of our age.
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 $ 100 LIFE RULES BY ELLEN LACONTE (Book)

Corporate capitalism has ravaged the planet the same way HIV ravages the human body, triggering a critical mass of cascading environmental, economic, social, and political crises. Economic and climate instability, collapsing ecosystems, peak fossil fuels, devastating resource wars-if the Earth were a patient, her condition would be critical. Life Rules offers a comprehensive analysis of our present circumstances, combined with a holistic treatment protocol for restoring health to vulnerable human and natural communities. Predicting that Life will last, but if we don't make some fundamental changes, life as we know it-and a lot of us-won't, Life Rules identifies natural laws that have allowed non-human communities to thrive and prosper for several billion years, including: * Local self-reliance. * Mutual interdependence. * Reliance on non-fossil sources of energy. * Resource conservation, sharing, and recycling. * Radically democratic self-organization and governance. This sobering yet essentially optimistic manifesto is required reading for anyone concerned about our ability to live within Earth's means. A powerful tool for community transition and cultural transformation, Life Rules offers a solution to our global challenges that is at once authentically hopeful, deeply inspiring, and profoundly liberating.
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 $ 100 REWEAVING OUR HUMAN FABRIC BY MIKI KASHTAN (Book)

Imagine: A future world in which we all value people and life and participate in a flow of generosity. A world where sharing our gifts and the mundane tasks of life are both done with wholehearted willingness, free of coercion. A world where attending to everyone's needs is the organizing principle. Miki Kashtan weaves together vivid social science fiction stories that bring that world to life with compelling nonfiction about how to get there. She invites us to dream the future on a global scale and to bring this future into being by living and working for change as if that world already exists. In particular, her novel approach to dilemmas of leadership challenges us to align our use of power with our deepest longings and values. Miki Kashtan, PhD, is an internationally known teacher and practitioner of Nonviolent Communication. She lives in Oakland, California.
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 $ 100 THE BLACK PRESIDENCY BY MICHAEL ERIC DYSON (Book)

A provocative and lively deep dive into the meaning of America's first black presidency, from "one of the most graceful and lucid intellectuals writing on race and politics today" (Vanity Fair). Michael Eric Dyson explores the powerful, surprising way the politics of race have shaped Barack Obama's identity and groundbreaking presidency. How has President Obama dealt publicly with race-as the national traumas of Tamir Rice, Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, Eric Garner, Freddie Gray, and Walter Scott have played out during his tenure? What can we learn from Obama's major race speeches about his approach to racial conflict and the black criticism it provokes? Dyson explores whether Obama's use of his own biracialism as a radiant symbol has been driven by the president's desire to avoid a painful moral reckoning on race. And he sheds light on identity issues within the black power structure, telling the fascinating story of how Obama has spurned traditional black power brokers, significantly reducing their leverage. President Obama's own voice-from an Oval Office interview granted to Dyson for this book-along with those of Eric Holder, Al Sharpton, Jesse Jackson, Andrew Young, and Maxine Waters, among others, add unique depth to this profound tour of the nation's first black presidency.
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 $ 100 THE INVISIBLE BRIDGE BY RICK PERLSTEIN (Book)

From the bestselling author of Nixonland: a dazzling portrait of America on the verge of a nervous breakdown in the tumultuous political and economic times of the 1970s. In January of 1973 Richard Nixon announced the end of the Vietnam War and prepared for a triumphant second term-until televised Watergate hearings revealed his White House as little better than a mafia den. The next president declared upon Nixon's resignation "our long national nightmare is over"-but then congressional investigators exposed the CIA for assassinating foreign leaders. The collapse of the South Vietnamese government rendered moot the sacrifice of some 58,000 American lives. The economy was in tatters. And as Americans began thinking about their nation in a new way-as one more nation among nations, no more providential than any other-the pundits declared that from now on successful politicians would be the ones who honored this chastened new national mood. Ronald Reagan never got the message. Which was why, when he announced his intention to challenge President Ford for the 1976 Republican nomination, those same pundits dismissed him-until, amazingly, it started to look like he might just win. He was inventing the new conservative political culture we know now, in which a vision of patriotism rooted in a sense of American limits was derailed in America’s Bicentennial year by the rise of the smiling politician from Hollywood. Against a backdrop of melodramas from the Arab oil embargo to Patty Hearst to the near-bankruptcy of America’s greatest city, The Invisible Bridge asks the question: what does it mean to believe in America? To wave a flag-or to reject the glibness of the flag wavers?
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 $ 100 THE REALM OF THE HUNGRY GHOST BY GABOR MATE (Book)

For over seven years Gabor Mate has been the staff physician at the Portland Hotel, a residence and harm reduction facility in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. His patients are challenged by life-threatening drug addictions, mental illness, Hepatitis C or HIV and, in many cases, all four. But if Dr. Mates patients are at the far end of the spectrum, there are many others among us who are also struggling with addictions. Drugs, alcohol, tobacco, work, food, sex, gambling and excessive inappropriate spending: what is amiss with our lives that we seek such self-destructive ways to comfort ourselves? And why is it so difficult to stop these habits, even as they threaten our health, jeopardize our relationships and corrode our lives? Beginning with a dramatically close view of his drug addicted patients, Dr. Mate looks at his own history of compulsive behaviour. He weaves the stories of real people who have struggled with addiction with the latest research on addiction and the brain. Providing a bold synthesis of clinical experience, insight and cutting edge scientific findings, Dr. Mate sheds light on this most puzzling of human frailties. He proposes a compassionate approach to helping drug addicts and, for the many behaviour addicts among us, to addressing the void addiction is meant to fill. I believe there is one addiction process, whether it manifests in the lethal substance dependencies of my Downtown Eastside patients, the frantic self-soothing of overeaters or shopaholics, the obsessions of gamblers, sexaholics and compulsive internet users, or in the socially acceptable and even admired behaviours of the workaholic. Drug addicts are often dismissed and discounted as unworthy of empathy and respect. In telling their stories my intent is to help their voices to be heard and to shed light on the origins and nature of their ill-fated struggle to overcome suffering through substance use. Both in their flaws and their virtues they share much in common with the society that ostracizes them. If they have chosen a path to nowhere, they still have much to teach the rest of us. In the dark mirror of their lives we can trace outlines of our own. - from In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts.
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 $ 100 TREASURE ISLANDS BY NICHOLAS SHAXSON (Book)
 $ 100 UNTOLD HISTORY OF THE UNITED STATES BY KUZNICK AND STONE (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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 $ 100 WHO KILLED CHE? BY MICHAEL RATNER AND MICHAEL SMITH (Book)

In compelling detail two leading U.S. civil rights attorneys recount the extraordinary life and deliberate killing of the world's most storied revolutionary: Ernesto Che Guevara. Michael Ratner and Michael Steven Smith survey the extraordinary trajectory of Che's career, from an early politicization recounted in the Motorcycle Diaries, through meetings with his compañero Fidel Castro in Mexico, his vital role in the Cuban revolution, and his expeditions abroad to Africa and Latin America. But their focus is on Che's final days in Bolivia where, after months of struggle to spread the revolution begun in Havana, Che is wounded, captured and, soon after, executed. Bound and helpless, Che's last words to his killer, a soldier in the Bolivian Army, are "Remember, you are killing a man." Referencing internal U.S. government documentation, much of it never before published, Ratner and Smith bring their forensic skills as attorneys to analyze the evidence and present an irrefutable case that the CIA not only knew of and approved the execution, but was instrumental in making it happen. Cables from the agency disavowing any U.S. role in the murder were merely attempts to provide plausible deniability for the Johnson administration. The spirit of Che Guevara, as an icon and an inspiration, is as vibrant today as it ever was. News photographs of democracy protestors in the Middle East carrying his image have circulated the world in recent months. For anyone drawn to his remarkable life and its violent, unlawful end, Who Killed Che ? will engage, anger and educate.
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$101 and Up

 $ 120 BURNING COUNTRY: SYRIANS IN REVOLUTION AND WAR BY ROBIN YASSIN-KASSAB (Book)

In 2011, many Syrians took to the streets of Damascus to demand the overthrow of the government of Bashar al-Assad. Today, much of Syria has become a warzone and many worry that the country is on the brink of collapse. Burning Country explores the complicated reality of life in present-day Syria with unprecedented detail and sophistication, drawing on new first-hand testimonies from opposition fighters, exiles lost in an archipelago of refugee camps, and courageous human rights activists. Yassin-Kassab and Al-Shami expertly interweave these stories with an incisive analysis of the militarization of the uprising, the rise of the Islamists and sectarian warfare, and the role of Syria's government in exacerbating the brutalization of the conflict. Through these accounts and a broad range of secondary source material, the authors persuasively argue that the international community has failed in its stated commitments to support the Syrian opposition movements. Covering ISIS and Islamism, regional geopolitics, new grassroots revolutionary organizations, and the worst refugee crisis since World War Two, Burning Country is a vivid and groundbreaking look at a modern-day political and humanitarian nightmare.
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 $ 120 CANNABIS PHARMACY BY MICHAEL BACKES (Book)

The most comprehensive, easy-to-use book available on understanding and using medical marijuana. There are currently 4.2 million medical cannabis patients in the United States, and there are 20 states plus the District of Columbia where medical cannabis is legal. As medical cannabis becomes an accepted herbal medicine, there is a demand for clear, easy-to-follow information for the layperson based on the latest sound medical and evidence-based research. Written by Michael Backes, a respected expert in the field, Cannabis Pharmacy begins with the history of medical marijuana and an explanation of how cannabis works with the body's own endocannabinoid system. Backes goes on to explore in detail 27 of the most popular cannabis varieties, how to identify them, the differences between them, and the medical conditions for which patients have reported effectiveness. Additional chapters describe how to prepare and store cannabis, how best to administer those preparations, and how to modify and control dosage. Also included is a guide to 29 ailments and illnesses for which doctors commonly recommend medical marijuana, including chronic pain, chemotherapy-induced nausea, multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer's disease, fibromyalgia, and Parkinson's disease. Meticulously researched and written in an easy and accessible style, Cannabis Pharmacy provides the clearest, most complete, and most practical information available on the use and benefits of medical marijuana.
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 $ 120 HARDWIRING HAPPINESS BY RICK HANSON (Book)

Hardwiring Happiness lays out a simple method that uses the hidden power of everyday experiences to build new neural structures full of happiness, love, confidence, and peace. Dr. Hanson's four steps build strengths into your brain- balancing its ancient negativity bias-making contentment and a powerful sense of resilience the new normal. In mere minutes each day, we can transform our brains into refuges and power centers of calm and happiness.
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 $ 120 PEOPLE GET READY BY ROBERT W MCCHESNEY AND JOHN NICHOLS (Book)

Humanity is on the verge of its darkest hour-or its greatest moment. The consequences of the technological revolution are about to hit hard: unemployment will spike as new technologies replace labor in the manufacturing, service, and professional sectors of an economy that is already struggling. The end of work as we know it will hit at the worst moment imaginable: as capitalism fosters permanent stagnation, when the labor market is in decrepit shape, with declining wages, expanding poverty, and scorching inequality. Only the dramatic democratization of our economy can address the existential challenges we now face. Yet, the US political process is so dominated by billionaires and corporate special interests, by corruption and monopoly, that it stymies not just democracy but progress. The great challenge of these times is to ensure that the tremendous benefits of technological progress are employed to serve the whole of humanity, rather than to enrich the wealthy few. Robert W. McChesney and John Nichols argue that the United States needs a new economy in which revolutionary technologies are applied to effectively address environmental and social problems and used to rejuvenate and extend democratic institutions. Based on intense reporting, rich historical analysis, and deep understanding of the technological and social changes that are unfolding, they propose a bold strategy for democratizing our digital destiny-before it's too late-and unleashing the real power of the Internet, and of humanity.
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 $ 120 THE AROMATHERAPY GARDEN BY KATHI KEVILLE (Book)

Immerse yourself in the healing power of fragrance! The Aromatherapy Garden explains how fragrant plants can be as therapeutic as they are intoxicating, and how easy it is to add this captivating element to gardens large and small. It reveals the scents, secrets, and science behind fragrant plants, and how to optimize the full benefits of fragrance. Kathi Keville, internationally known aromatherapist and herbalist, shows you how to bring the magic of fragrance indoors; make your own body oils, liniments, and tonics; and create rich garden scent combinations. The nose knows-and with Keville's expertise, now you too can benefit from that knowledge to create your own sanctuary of health and happiness.
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 $ 130 DECOLONIZE YOUR DIET BY LUZ CALVO (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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 $ 130 DEMOCRACY NOW: TWENTY YEARS BY AMY GOODMAN (Book)

n 1996 Amy Goodman began hosting a show on Pacifica Radio called Democracy Now! to focus on the issues and movements that are too often ignored by the corporate media. Today Democracy Now! is the largest public media collaboration in the US, broadcasting on over 1400 public television and radio stations around the world, with millions accessing it online at democracynow.org. Now Amy, along with her journalist brother, David and co-author Denis Moynihan, share stories of the heroes-the whistleblowers, the organizers, the protesters-who have brought about remarkable change. Democracy Now!: Twenty Years Covering the Movements Changing America looks at the powerful movements and charismatic leaders who are re-shaping our world. Goodman takes the reader along as she goes to where the silence is, bringing out voices from the streets of Ferguson, to Staten Island, Wall Street, South Carolina to East Timor-and other places where people are rising up to demand justice. Democracy Now! is the modern day underground railroad of information, bringing stories from the grassroots to a global audience.
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 $ 130 THE EDUCATION OF KEVIN POWELL BY KEVIN POWELL (Book)

In the spirit of Piri Thomas's Down These Mean Streets and Maya Angelou's I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, writer and activist Kevin Powell's memoir-"illuminating…an education for us all" (USA Today)-vividly recounts the horrific poverty of his youth and his struggles to overcome a legacy of anger, violence, and self-hatred. When Kevin Powell was three, he discovered the volatile nature of his world: a place of pain, poverty, violence, fire, rats, roaches, and a fear that would haunt him for years; but also moments of joy, transcendence, and belonging. By the time he graduated from high school, something his single mother and his grandparents did not do, Powell had survived abuse, abandonment by his father, debilitating low self-esteem, a police beating, and years of constant relocation-from school to school, neighborhood to neighborhood. He was left feeling isolated, wondering if his life had any value, and doubting that he would survive to see old age. In this unflinchingly honest autobiography, Kevin Powell reflects on his tumultuous, turbulent passage from child to man. He revisits the path that led him to become a successful writer, public speaker, activist, and cast member on the influential first season of MTV's The Real World. He also recalls the terrible lows he endured of depression, thoughts of suicide, alcoholism, bankruptcy, doomed relationships, failed political campaigns, and the soul-shattering murder of Tupac Shakur. Time and again, Powell harks back to lessons his mother taught him as a little boy: never stop learning, never stop telling the truth, always strive to be a better man, do what is right. Written with urgency and insight by one of the most gifted voices of our times, The Education of Kevin Powell is a powerful chronicle of healing and growth, survival and redemption. Ultimately, Kevin Powell's journey is our journey, too.
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 $ 140 AND THE WEAK SUFFER WHAT THEY MUST? BY YANIS VAROUFAKIS (Book)

"The book is ... highly readable. It is also important, outlining a perspective on global economics that influences policy thinking in broader circles than the radical left." - Financial Times. "A defensive but astute, cerebral, and engrossing polemic that conveys knowledge and authority." - Kirkus Reviews. "The financial catastrophe that nearly undid the euro, the flawed, fragile currency of most of Europe, is placed under a microscope by Varoufakis…A trenchant critic." - Publishers Weekly.
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 $ 150 BRAVEHEARTS: WHISTLE-BLOWING IN THE AGE OF SNOWDEN BY MARK HERTSGAARD (Book)

Whistleblowers pay with their lives to save ours. When insiders like former NSA analyst Edward Snowden or ex-FBI agent Coleen Rowley or Big Tobacco truth-teller Jeffrey Wigand blow the whistle on high-level lying, lawbreaking or other wrongdoing-whether it's government spying, corporate murder or scientific scandal-the public benefits enormously. Wars are ended, deadly products are taken off the market, white-collar criminals are sent to jail. The whistleblowers themselves, however, generally end up ruined. Nearly all of them lose their jobs-and in many cases their marriages and their health-as they refuse to back down in the face of increasingly ferocious official retaliation. That moral stubbornness despite terrible personal cost is the defining DNA of whistleblowers. The public owes them more than we know. In Bravehearts, Hertsgaard tells the gripping, sometimes darkly comic and ultimately inspiring stories of the unsung heroes of our time. A deeply reported, impassioned polemic, Bravehearts is a book for citizens everywhere-especially students, teachers, activists and anyone who wants to make a difference in the world around them.
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 $ 150 CAPITALISM IN THE WEB OF LIFE BY JASON MOORE (Book)

Finance. Climate. Food. Work. How are the crises of the twenty-first century connected? In Capitalism in the Web of Life, Jason W. Moore argues that the sources of today’s global turbulence have a common cause: capitalism as a way of organizing nature, including human nature. Drawing on environmentalist, feminist, and Marxist thought, Moore offers a groundbreaking new synthesis: capitalism as a "world-ecology" of wealth, power, and nature. Capitalism's greatest strength-and the source of its problems-is its capacity to create Cheap Natures: labor, food, energy, and raw materials. That capacity is now in question. Rethinking capitalism through the pulsing and renewing dialectic of humanity-in-nature, Moore takes readers on a journey from the rise of capitalism to the modern mosaic of crisis. Capitalism in the Web of Life shows how the critique of capitalism-in-nature-rather than capitalism and nature-is key to understanding our predicament, and to pursuing the politics of liberation in the century ahead.
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 $ 150 DARK MONEY BY JANE MAYER (Book)

"Dark Money: The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right" Why is America living in an age of profound economic inequality? Why, despite the desperate need to address climate change, have even modest environmental efforts been defeated again and again? Why have protections for employees been decimated? Why do hedge-fund billionaires pay a far lower tax rate than middle-class workers? The conventional answer is that a popular uprising against "big government" led to the ascendancy of a broad-based conservative movement. But as Jane Mayer shows in this powerful, meticulously reported history, a network of exceedingly wealthy people with extreme libertarian views bankrolled a systematic, step-by-step plan to fundamentally alter the American political system. The network has brought together some of the richest people on the planet. Their core beliefs-that taxes are a form of tyranny; that government oversight of business is an assault on freedom-are sincerely held. But these beliefs also advance their personal and corporate interests: Many of their companies have run afoul of federal pollution, worker safety, securities, and tax laws. The chief figures in the network are Charles and David Koch, whose father made his fortune in part by building oil refineries in Stalin’s Russia and Hitler's Germany. The patriarch later was a founding member of the John Birch Society, whose politics were so radical it believed Dwight Eisenhower was a communist. The brothers were schooled in a political philosophy that asserted the only role of government is to provide security and to enforce property rights. When libertarian ideas proved decidedly unpopular with voters, the Koch brothers and their allies chose another path. If they pooled their vast resources, they could fund an interlocking array of organizations that could work in tandem to influence and ultimately control academic institutions, think tanks, the courts, statehouses, Congress, and, they hoped, the presidency. Richard Mellon Scaife, the mercurial heir to banking and oil fortunes, had the brilliant insight that most of their political activities could be written off as tax-deductible "philanthropy." These organizations were given innocuous names such as Americans for Prosperity. Funding sources were hidden whenever possible. This process reached its apotheosis with the allegedly populist Tea Party movement, abetted mightily by the Citizens United decision-a case conceived of by legal advocates funded by the network. The political operatives the network employs are disciplined, smart, and at times ruthless. Mayer documents instances in which people affiliated with these groups hired private detectives to impugn whistle-blowers, journalists, and even government investigators. And their efforts have been remarkably successful. Libertarian views on taxes and regulation, once far outside the mainstream and still rejected by most Americans, are ascendant in the majority of state governments, the Supreme Court, and Congress. Meaningful environmental, labor, finance, and tax reforms have been stymied. Jane Mayer spent five years conducting hundreds of interviews-including with several sources within the network-and scoured public records, private papers, and court proceedings in reporting this book. In a taut and utterly convincing narrative, she traces the byzantine trail of the billions of dollars spent by the network and provides vivid portraits of the colorful figures behind the new American oligarchy. Dark Money is a book that must be read by anyone who cares about the future of American democracy.
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 $ 150 NO DIRECTION HOME: THE LIFE AND MUSIC OF BOB DYLAN BY ROBERT SHELTON (Book)

Robert Shelton wrote the rave review of Bob Dylan in "The New York Times" that is generally credited with being the piece that "discovered" him in 1961, just after Dylan arrived fresh from Minnesota to New York City as an aspiring folk musician. Twenty-five years later, Shelton, who had faithfully followed Dylan's career ever since, finally published this work. Now back in print, here is the story of Bob Dylan, man and musician, lover and explorer, loner and phenomenon. 28 photos.
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 $ 150 THE ASSASSINATION COMPLEX BY JEREMY SCAHILL (Book)

Major revelations about the US government's drone program-bestselling author Jeremy Scahill and his colleagues at the investigative website The Intercept expose stunning new details about America's secret assassination policy. When the US government discusses drone strikes publicly, it offers assurances that such operations are a more precise alternative to troops on the ground and are authorized only when an "imminent" threat is present and there is "near certainty" that the intended target will be killed. The implicit message on drone strikes from the Obama administration has been trust, but don't verify. The online magazine The Intercept exploded this secrecy when it obtained a cache of secret slides that provide a window into the inner workings of the US military's kill/capture operations in Afghanistan, Yemen, and Somalia. Whether through the use of drones, night raids, or new platforms yet to be employed, these documents show assassination to be central to US counterterrorism policy. The classified documents reveal that Washington's fourteen-year targeted killing campaign suffers from an overreliance on flawed signals intelligence, an apparently incalculable civilian toll, and an inability to extract potentially valuable intelligence from terror suspects. This campaign, carried out by two presidents through four presidential terms, has been deliberately obscured from the public and insulated from democratic debate. The Assassination Complex allows us to understand at last the circumstances under which the US government grants itself the right to sentence individuals to death without the established checks and balances of arrest, trial, and appeal. The book will include original contributions from Glenn Greenwald and Edward Snowden.
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 $ 150 WHO RULES THE WORLD BY NOAM CHOMSKY (Book)

Internationally renowned political commentator Noam Chomsky examines America's pursuit and exercise of power in a post 9/11 world. Noam Chomsky is the world's foremost intellectual activist. Over the last half century, no one has done more to question the great global powers who govern our lives, forensically scrutinizing policies and actions, calling our politicians, institutions and media to account. The culmination of years of work, Who Rules the World? is Chomsky's definitive intellectual investigation into the major issues of our times. From the dark history of the US and Cuba to China's global rise, from torture memos to sanctions on Iran, Chomsky explores how America's talk of freedom and human rights is often at odds with its actions. Delving deep into the conflicts in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Israel/Palestine, he provides nuanced, surprising insights into the workings of modern-day imperial power. The world's political and financial elite have become ever more insulated from democratic constraints on their actions. Chomsky shines a powerful light on this inconvenient truth. With climate change and nuclear proliferation threatening the survival of our civilization, the message has never been more pertinent or more urgent: the need for an engaged and active public to steer the world away from disaster grows ever greater. Fiercely outspoken and rigorously argued, Who Rules the World? is an indispensable guide to how things really are from the lone authoritative voice courageous and clear-sighted enough to tell us the truth.
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$100 and Less

 $ 100 BOOM BUST BOOM BY TERRY JONES (DOWNLOAD ONLY)

Terry Jones presents Boom Bust Boom. The result of a meeting between writer, director, historian and Python Terry Jones and economics professor and entrepreneur Theo Kocken. Co-written by Jones and Kocken and featuring John Cusack, Nobel Prize winners Daniel Kahneman, Robert J Shiller and Paul Krugman, the film is part of a global movement to change the economic system through education to protect the world from boom and bust. A unique look at why economic crashes happen, Boom Bust Boom is a multimedia documentary combining live action with animation and puppetry to explain economics to everyone.
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 $ 100 TAKING THE WAR OUT OF OUR WORDS AUDIO DOWNLOAD

In my training as a Marriage and Family Therapist, I believe this is the most powerful structure I've learned. It has tremendous implications for most human interactions. - Bette Acuff, Ph.D., M.A.
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 $ 100 THE VOTER PROTECTION PACKAGE

$101 and Up

 $ 120 REQUIEM FOR THE AMERICAN DREAM WITH NOAM CHOMSKY (DOWNLOAD ONLY)

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 BRAINWASHING OF MY DAD BY JEN SENKO (DOWNLOAD ONLY)

Jen Senko, a documentary filmmaker, looks at the rise of right-wing media through the lens of her WWII vet father who changed from a life-long, nonpolitical Democrat to an angry, right-wing fanatic after his discovery of talk radio on a lengthened commute to work. In trying to understand how this happened, she not only finds this to be a phenomenon, but also uncovers some of the forces behind it: a plan by Roger Ailes under Nixon to create a media for the GOP; the Lewis Powell Memo, urging business leaders to influence institutions of public opinion - especially the universities - the media and the courts; and under Reagan, the dismantling of the Fairness Doctrine - all of which helped to change the entire country's direction and culture, misinformed millions, divided families and even the country itself.
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 $ 150 KAITO VOYAGER TREK EMERGENCY RADIO

Specifically designed for emergency & disaster preparedness, the KA350 Voyager Trek offers different methods to power itself. Those methods include AC/DC adapter (optional), three AAA batteries (not included) and the built-in rechargeable Ni-MH battery which can be charged from the AC adapter, by hand cranking, by solar panel or even by a PC. The solar panel not only can keep the built-in battery fully charged but also provides power for the radio even when no battery is installed. With its revolutionary design and versatile functions, it's an ideal companion for emergency preparedness purposes, outdoor activities as well as traveling.
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 $ 150 YOUR OWN HEALTH AND FITNESS - CRITICAL INDEPENDENT STICK
 $ 180 DOWNLOAD PACK: 3 FILMS AVAILABLE FOR DOWNLOAD ONLY
 $ 200 KPFA ALLIES SPEAK COLLECTION ON USB DRIVE
 $ 2000 DINNER & A SHOW WITH AMY GOODMAN

You and a guest join Amy for dinner, visit our NYC studio for a broadcast & studio tour. Scheduled at your convenience (travel and lodging not included).
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