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September 17, 2010

Brown Skin Baby

Brown Skin Baby

Until 1971, Australian government policy allowed for the capture of Aboriginal children and their resettlement in schools and institutions in an attempt to "civilize" them. Bob Randall - himself one of the thousands of children now known as "The Stolen Generation" - played a part in ending that policy with his song "Brown Skin Baby." Bob talks with Dick Gordon about growing up in the outback, losing his family, and using the power of music to advocate for human rights.

The Art Of Homelessness

Willie Baronet is an artist. He's also a collector. He's been collecting homeless signs since 1993. He came up with the idea of asking homeless men and women if he could purchase their signs in order to help them out in a different sort of way. Now, he's using the signs for art.

Daughter Of Deliverance

It’s been 40 years since author James Dickey wrote Deliverance, one of the classic American novels of the 20th century and the inspiration for the 1972 film starring Burt Reynolds and Jon Voight. Bronwen Dickey was not even born when her father wrote the book, but it influenced her nonetheless. Now a writer herself, Bronwen has used the very river that her father made famous - or infamous, depending on who you talk to - as inspiration for her work.

  • Read more of Bronwen's writing on her website.
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