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Michael's Interview with Dr. Heather Ann Thompson about her new book, Attica.


On September 9, 1971, nearly 1,300 prisoners took over the Attica Correctional Facility in upstate New York to protest years of mistreatment. Holding guards and civilian employees hostage, the prisoners negotiated with officials for improved conditions during the four long days and nights that followed.

On September 13, the state abruptly sent hundreds of heavily armed troopers and correction officers to retake the prison by force. Their gunfire killed thirty-nine men—hostages as well as prisoners—and severely wounded more than one hundred others. In the ensuing hours, weeks, and months, troopers and officers brutally retaliated against the prisoners. And, ultimately, New York State authorities prosecuted only the prisoners, never once bringing charges against the officials involved in the retaking and its aftermath and neglecting to provide support to the survivors and the families of the men who had been killed.
Drawing from more than a decade of extensive research, historian Heather Ann Thompson sheds new light on every aspect of the uprising and its legacy, giving voice to all those who took part in this forty-five-year fight for justice: prisoners, former hostages, families of the victims, lawyers and judges, and state officials and members of law enforcement. Blood in the Water is the searing and indelible account of one of the most important civil rights stories of the last century.


Get Up! (Music) with Deborah Jaffe 09/12/2016 07:00AM to 09:00AM

07:05AM-07:08AM (3:00) Martin Newell “Goodbye dreaming fields” from The Greatest Living Englishman (CD, Album, Rock) on Humbug

07:08AM-07:11AM (3:00) Bunny Wailer “Blackheart Man” from Blackheart Man (CD, 2002) on Island Records (USA)

07:11AM-07:14AM (3:00) Courtney Barnett “Nobody Really Cares If You Don't Go to the Party” from Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit (CD, Private, 2015) on House Anxiety

07:14AM-07:18AM (3:51) Courtney Barnett “Pedestrian at Best” from Sometimes I Sit and Think, and Sometimes I Just Sit (CD, Private, 2015) on House Anxiety

07:18AM-07:21AM (3:00) Cool and the gang “keep moving up” from keep moving up (CD, Single, 1980) on Mercury

07:21AM-07:24AM (3:00) Kinks “Lazy Old Sun” from Something Else by the kinks (CD, 2011) on Universal

07:24AM-07:27AM (3:00) Cher “Dark Lady” from Essential Collection: Cher (MP3, Comp, 2000) on Geffen* (USA)

07:27AM-07:30AM (3:00) Elivis Costello Burt Bacharach “Painted from memory” from Painted from memory (CD, Single, 1998) on The Island Def Jam Music Group

07:30AM-07:33AM (3:00) Wings “Some People Never Know” from Wild Life (MP3, 2010)

07:41AM-07:44AM (3:00) Ben Lee “You” from Breathing Tornados (CD, Single) on Grand Royal

07:44AM-07:47AM (3:00) Money Mark “All the People” from Push the Button (MP3, Rock, 1998) on Mowax Recordings

07:09AM-07:12AM (3:00) Brandy Clark “Girl Next Door” from Big Day in a Small Town (CD, 2016) on Warner Bros.

07:56AM-07:59AM (3:00) Jonathan Richmond “Hospital” from The Modern Lovers (1971)

08:01AM-08:04AM (3:00) Merle Haggard “Mama Tried” from The Complete '60s Capitol Singles (CD) on Omnivore

08:03AM-08:06AM (3:00) The Beach Boys “Surf's Up” from Fifty Big Ones: Greatest Hits (2012) on Capitol Records (http://www.capitolrecords.com/, USA)

08:31AM-08:34AM (3:00) Bob Dylan “Some Enchanted Evening” from Shadows in the Night (Single, 2015)

08:35AM-08:38AM (3:00) Air “Playground Love” from Playground Love - EP (MP3, Single, 2000) on Astralwerks

08:39AM-08:42AM (3:00) America “Lonely People (1st)” from Lonely People (1st) (Single)

08:44AM-08:47AM (3:00) Big Star “Oh My Soul” from #1 Record (MP3, Album, Rock, 1973) on Ardent

08:49AM-08:52AM (3:00) War “All Day Music” from War: Live (CD, 2010) on Avenue Records Catalog P&D (USA)