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"Critical Karaoke" is a monthly show about music and the ideas it inspires. We also produce daily music history segments called "A Day in the Life." Both currently air on KRCC
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"A Day in the Life" is a 2-minute podcast about music, history, culture, and ideas.  We release at least one new episode every weekday on an incredible range of genres and artists.  We hope you enjoy these quick listens!

Feb 23, 2016

Today in 1940 folk singer/songwriter Woody Guthrie wrote the lyrics to a song that would become known as “This Land is Your Land.” Most people are familiar with the song, but what not everyone might realize is that it started life as a protest against Irving Berlin’s song, “God Bless America.”  On today's "A Day in the Life," we explore Guthrie's critique through a set of early lyrics that didn't make the cut for the final version we're now familiar with.

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