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Happy Birthday Birdie…Playlist Sept 1 2013

Happy Birthday, Birdie…I wish it was roses
Artist / Song / Disk / Disk Released / Label
Katrina and the Waves / Wipe Out / Katrina and the Waves / 2008 / Capitol
Tanita Tikaram / Feeding the Witches / Lovers In the City / 1988 / EastWest U.K.
Dar Williams / Will You Ride With Me Tonight / In the Time of Gods / 2012 / Razor & Tie
Deborah Latz / You’d Be So Nice to Come Home To / Fig Tree / 2013 / June Moon Productions
Judy Collins / Send in the Clowns / Judith / 1975 / Elektra
Joan Armatrading / Love and Affection / Joan Armatrading / 1976 / A&M Records
Joni Mitchell / Song to a Seagull / Joni Mitchell / 1968 / WEA
Layla Zoe / Hippie Chick / Sleep Little Girl / 2012 / Cable Car
Heather Bishop / Do I Move You / Old New Borrowed Blue / 1994 / Mother of Pearl
Claudia Russell / Pirate Girls / All Our Luck Is Changing / 2013 / Radio Rhythms
Margie Adam / My Mind Is Out to Get Me / Another Place / 1993 / Pleiades
Buffy Ford Stewart / Daydream Believer / Same Old Heart / 2013 / Global Recording Artists
Martha Wainwright / Tell My Sister / Sing Me the Songs: Celebrating the Works of Kate McGarrigle / 2013 / Nonesuch
Martha Wainwright / Matapedia / Sing Me the Songs: Celebrating the Works of Kate McGarrigle / 2013 / Nonesuch
Suzanne Vega / Tom’s Diner / Solitude Standing / 1987 / A&M
Elizabeth Mitchell / Arm in Arm / Blue Clouds / 2012 / Smithsonian Folkways
Melissa Etheridge / I Take You With Me / Boys On The Side Orginal Soundtrack / 1995 / Arista
Cris Williamson / Shooting Star / Changer and the Changed / 1975 / Olivia
Anni Piper / Amazon / Chasin’ Tail / 2010 / Blues Leaf Records
Stacey Randol / Make Believe / Steady Rhythm / 2011 / Stacey Randol
Leslie Fish / The Gods Aren’t Crazy / Avalon Is Risen / 2012 / Prometheus
Walela / I’ll Trun My Radio On / Walela / 1997 / Triloka
Carole King / Tapestry / Tapestry / 1971 / Epic
Holly Near / Dancing Bird / Crushed! / 2011 / Calico Tracks Music
Cara Luft / Charged / Darlingford / 2012 / Blue Case Tunes
Jen Hajj / Time Heals All Wounds / LOVE is Everywhere / 2013 / Jen Hajj
Susan Werner / Like Bonsai / Time Between Trains / 1998 / Bottom Line
Judy Collins / City of New Orleans / Judith / 1975 / Elektra
Jessica Lea Mayfield / Run Myself Into the Ground / Tell Me / 2011 / Nonesuch
Janis Ian / Danger Danger / Folk is the New Black / 2006 / Rude Girl
Valerie June / You Can’t Be Told / Pushin’ Against a Stone / 2013 / Concord Records
Yeah Yeah Yeahs / These Paths / Mosquito / 2013 / DGC/Interscope
Lucinda Williams / House of Earth / Woodie Guthrie at 100! (v/a) / 2013 / Legacy
Heather O’Neill / Monique / A Feminist Manifesto / 2011 / Firebelly Music
Joni Mitchell / Court and Spark / Court And Spark / 1974 / Elektra
Sophie B. Hawkins / Don’t Stop Swaying / Tongues and Tails / 1992 / Columbia
Joan Baez / Diamonds and Rust / Rare, Live and Classic / 1975 / Vanguard
Dar Williams / I Won’t Be Your Yoko Ono / The Green World / 2000 / Razor & Tie
Seanan McGuire / Take Advantage of Me / Stars Fall Home / 2007 / Self Published
Julie Gold / I Miss Being Young / Love Is Love Is Love / 2011 / Julie Gold
Stevie Nicks / Unconditional Love / Street Angel / 1994 / Atlantic
Deborah Holland / Norwegian Wood / Vancouver / 2013 / Red Hairing/RageOn
Melissa Ferrick / I Don’t Want You to Change / The Truth Is / 2013 / MPress Records
Melissa Errico / How Do You Keep the Music Playing? / Legrand Affair / 2011 / Ghostlight Records

Presidential Proclamation – Women’s Equality Day 2013

Presidential Proclamation — Women’s Equality Day, 2013




On August 26, 1920, after decades of organizing, agitating, and demonstrating, our country achieved a major victory for women’s rights and American democracy. The 19th Amendment was certified, extending the vote to women and advancing our Nation’s long journey toward full equality for all Americans. The ratification of the 19th Amendment paved the way for more women to participate in American politics — as leaders, candidates, voters, and volunteers. Today, women make up the majority of the electorate, and last year a record number of women were elected to the United States Congress. On Women’s Equality Day, we celebrate the progress that has been made, and renew our commitment to securing equal rights, freedoms, and opportunities for women everywhere.

From the beginning, my Administration has been committed to advancing the historic march toward gender equality. We have fought for equal pay, prohibited gender discrimination in America’s healthcare system, and established the White House Council on Women and Girls, which works to ensure fair treatment in all matters of public policy. In March, I signed a reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act, which provides better tools to law enforcement to reduce domestic and sexual violence, strengthens support systems, and extends protections to even more women. And earlier this year, the Department of Defense announced plans to remove roadblocks that prevent women from serving the country they love at the highest levels their extraordinary valor and talent will take them.

Yet we have more work to do. A fair deal for women is essential to a thriving middle class, but while women graduate college at higher rates than men, they still make less money after graduation and often have fewer opportunities to enter well-paid occupations or receive promotions. On average, women are paid 77 cents for every dollar paid to men. That is why the first bill I signed was the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act. It is also why I established the National Equal Pay Task Force, which is cracking down on equal pay violations at a record rate. And it is why I issued a Presidential Memorandum calling for a Government-wide strategy to close any gender pay gap within the Federal workforce. To build on this work, I will continue to urge the Congress to pass the Paycheck Fairness Act, a bill that would strengthen the Equal Pay Act and give women more tools to challenge unequal wages. My Administration will also continue our campaign to engage women and girls in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics careers, and we will broaden our efforts to empower women and girls around the world.

As we reflect with pride on decades of progress toward gender equality, we must also resolve to make progress in our time. Today, we honor the pioneers of women’s equality by doing our part to realize that great American dream — the dream of a Nation where all things are possible for all people.

NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and the laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim August 26, 2013, as Women’s Equality Day. I call upon the people of the United States to celebrate the achievements of women and promote gender equality in our country.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this twenty-third day of August, in the year of our Lord two thousand thirteen, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-eighth.



WEFT interview on S’hruti Sunday August 11 2013 noon

“Pandit Debashish Bhattacharya (pahn-DEET de-ba-SHEESH bah-tah-CHAR-ee-ya), a master of the Indian slide guitar, will perform at next month’s Ellnora Guitar Festival at the Krannert Center.  This Sunday at noon, “S’ruti, Music of India” will feature excerpts from an interview between Bhattacharya and several of the show’s hosts.  Tune in for recordings of, and Bhattacharya’s thoughts on, the music of India this Sundayat noon here on WEFT, 90.1 FM and online at weft.org.”