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July 20, 2006

Boomer Edition of Podcasting Liberally

Goldy was away and the boomers got the microphone at Drinking Liberally and did we have a blast - in a boomer kind of way.  I had been thinking it would be interesting to hear from other boomers about being involved in politics and social activism from one active period - the Vietnam War era - to another.  So I gathered together a gang of political and social activists from the Vietnam War era who are still active.   We talked about what we did in the good ole days and what we do now and how activism gets transmitted across the generations.

Joining me were Don Hopps of The Institute for Washington's Future, Alice Woldt of the Washington Association of Churches, Michael Hood of the blog, Blatherwatch, and Howie Martin of the blog, Howie in Seattle. N in Seattle was due to join us but he was busy at the 43rd LD Candidate Forum up at TownHall. (More on that in a later post). 

We discussed the demise of political parties, the impact of right-wing consolidation of the media, the impact of the blogs and much more.  We talked about why people aren't as outraged as they were back in the 60's and what it might take to get more folks involved.

The show is 53:43, and is available here as a 33.4 MB MP3.

[Recorded live at the Seattle chapter of Drinking Liberally. Special thanks to Confab co-creator Richard Huff for producing the show.]

Posted by Lynn Allen on July 20, 2006 at 07:48 AM in Media | Permalink


I greatly enjoyed listening to the podcast. I appreciated the insightful comments and calm discourse! It made for a welcome change. I hope you do more when the opportunity arises.

Posted by: Daniel K | Jul 20, 2006 11:57:54 PM

Don't forget Gavin Shearer, Richard's partner in crime.

Also, a splendid job.

Posted by: Will | Jul 21, 2006 12:10:15 AM

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