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by Habibullah Saleem



This week:  St. Bonaventure, NY 10/28/1999

Another beautiful sounding show from the fall of 1999. Recorded October 28, 1999 in Saint Bonaventure, NY. A wonderful full band show featuring Ani, Daren, Jason, and a freshly baldheaded Julie! The show starts off with a fun version of Virtue before heading into LPC, Fuel and a beautiful version of Providence with Ani's vocals just pulling you in. Out Of Habit>Pulse are up next and deserve your full attention! From there we go into You Had Time, Angry Anymore, and Every State Line. The set ends with The Diner and Shy. But not yet done with the evening, the little folksinger leaves us off with a triple encore of To The Teeth, Gravel, and Carry You Around.  New bootlegs featured every week, airing Wednesday, Friday and Saturday nights at 9pm CDT and Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday mornings at 4am CDT.

Find featured bootlegs archived here.



Petticoat Rule: The Casey Hanner Episode

Petticoat Rule is a radio program dedicated to unraveling the mystery of creative productivity by examining the lives of women involved in the music industry. Each episode aims to develop an intimacy with the artist so as to illuminate her unique relationship with her creative spirit. We hope to inspire listeners to put in the work and unleash their unique inventive talents! Pop songwriter Casey Hanner from the Pittsburgh-based band Donora joins Petticoat Rule to talk about the experience of being on the Rostrum Records label, hearing her tunes in movie and TV placements, and being a new mom and releasing a new album at the same time. We also chat about her techniques for teaching vocals, her super cool robotic music summer camp class, and her interest in crafting country music. This conversation will air Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at 12pm and 5pm CDT. 

Selected conversations produced by Righteous Babe can be found on Ani's Patreon.

WOODY'S VOICE: A Partnership with the Woody Guthrie Center

Woody's Voice

Episodes are narrated by the Righteous Babe herself, Ani DiFranco, and curated by the Executive Director and Programs Manager of the Woody Guthrie Center as a way of sharing Woody’s perspective and his continued influence on arts and society.  Catch it on Sundays at 12 pm and 4 pm Central.

Find selected Woody's Voice episodes archived here.

In celebration of one year of our partnership with the Woody Guthrie Center, Righteous Babe Radio has created an archive of all past aired Woody's Voice Episodes.

Full archive of past episodes here



Self Love Saturday Logo
Self Love Sunday with Jocelyn Mackenzie is a show that explores what it means to love ourselves in new ways and the impact self love has on our communities. We'll hear music that expresses the spirit of self love, talk with musicians, makers, and activists about how self love informs their creative process, and learn tips and tools about how to integrate self love into our daily lives for the highest and greatest good of all.
Logo Artwork by Tracy Lewis

EPISODE 6: Blapp, Bop, and Choices
• Meaghan Farrell – My Anarchy
• Josephine Mar – Legs
• Tommy Siegel – The Middleman
• Interview with Jon Laster, Part 1
     Underscore – Jocelyn Mackenzie (arr. Franz Nicolay, arr. Sam McCormally) – Mango Leather, Better
• Akie Bermiss – Woke Up In America
• Interview with Jon Laster, Part 2
     Underscore – Sonny Sharrock – Black Woman, Alison Shearer Band – Remember When 
• PACHI – Por Fin
• STAV G – Hidden They Lie
• Harry Bolles (song by Jesse Rimler) – I Am Wiser Now
• Interview with Miwa Gemini, Part 1
     Underscore – Jocelyn Mackenzie – KIDS, 17
 Miwa Gemini – Will I Fly?
• Interview with Miwa Gemini, Part 2
     Underscore – Miwa Gemini – Black Hole Hollow Road, Rainy Fairground
• Miwa Gemini and Jocelyn Mackenzie (song by Cyndi Lauper) – She Bop
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Listen to Self Love Sunday every Sunday at 10 AM + 7 PM C (11 AM + 8 PM EST)


Putumayo World Music Hour

Hosted by former KFOG personality Rosalie Howarth, the Putumayo World Music Hour (PWMH) is an internationally syndicated radio show that takes listeners on a weekly journey through the music of many different cultures. The program is heard on more than 100 commercial and non-commercial stations around the world. PWMH playlists include a blend of music from well-known artists and exceptional, underexposed international artists.  The one-hour radio program also features interviews with world-class music makers such as Los Lobos, Jackson Browne, Bonnie Raitt, and Taj Mahal who eagerly support and have been influenced by world music. Airing new episodes Monday and Saturday at 10am CST and Wednesday morning at 4am CST.






Acoustic Cafe
Acoustic Café is a two hour weekly radio show, and an independent media production of RDR Radio, LLC. The program is produced and hosted by Rob Reinhart, who started the show in 1995.  Each week, listeners around the globe tune in to Acoustic Café to hear the latest from today’s great songwriting talents. It’s hard to put a definitive label on Acoustic Café’s music selections. After all, a good song is a good song… any individual set of music could contain a bit of country, rock, blues, folk, pop… and more!  In addition to classic songwriters (oh, you know who they are…), Acoustic Café wants to bring as many newer talents to the table as possible. Hear this week’s program by clicking here! Also, you can hear a few year’s worth of our interviews and performances by visiting our archives here.  Airing Fridays at 10am CST

We are looking at RBR Radio as an open source opportunity. We hope to integrate podcasts from like-minded souls around the world into the fabric of RBR Radio. We would love to hear your thoughts and ideas as to what it is you would really like to have discussed and represented musically on this your radio station. Please send submissions and ideas to The RBR content management staff will review all submissions and ideas presented.