Today marks 40 years since the death of Robert F. Kennedy. He was assassinated shortly after midnight on June 5th and died on June 6. His campaign for the presidency in 1968 was considered by many as inspiring and contemporary observers have noted parallels to the candidacy of Barak Obama. Guest host Dave Davies talks about the Robert F. Kennedy’s campaign for the presidency with author THURSTON CLARKE and Penn professor TOM SUGRUE. Listen to this show via Real Audio | mp3
Tune in for a rebroadcast of Dave’s interview about Leni Riefenstahl, the Controversial German film director, who is often referred to as Hitler’s filmmaker. Her most famous works are documentary propaganda films for the German Nazi Party including Triumph of the Will and Olympia. Author STEVEN BACH joined Dave Davies to talk about his biography of Riefenstahl titled “Leni.” Listen to this show via Real Audio | mp3
Aimee Mann has been through her share of musical groups, but with a move towards a solo career has highlighted her talent emerged as one of the most insightful female singer-songwriters still making music. In the ’80s Mann dropped out of Berklee College of Music to sing for various bands, most notably the punk group Young Snakes as well as ‘Til Tuesday. The now acoustic pop-rocker incorporates a raw quality to her music, extracting over processed sound in favor of traditional instruments of acoustic bass, guitar, and piano. Personal themes and life experiences run throughout her lyrics, which range from past relationships of heartbreak to exploring Virginia carnivals. Each track on the album is influenced by the lives of dark and eccentric characters which saturate the introspective lyrics. Mann’s seventh solo album Smilers will be released this year under her own Superego label.
AIMEE MANN: Save Me