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The Bear Necessities
Tuesday April 27th, 2021 with Lester Bear
Keep On Keeping On!! May Day Show - Special Guest Alex Silas of the PSAC

We are commemorating May Day a few days early with - Billy Bragg, Wilco, Dolly Parton, The Redskins, Bruce Springsteen, Margo Price, Angelic Upstarts and more!
Keep On Keeping On
The Redskins - Neither Washington Nor Moscow - Decca
I Guess I Planted
Billy Bragg & Wilco - Mermaid Avenue - Elektra
9 To 5
Dolly Parton - 9 to 5 And Odd Jobs - RCA
Fruit Pickers
Ridley Bent - Blam! - Maple Music Canadian
Bruce Springsteen - Darkness At the Edge Of Town - Columbia
Bill Plaskett, Joel Plaskett - Solidarity - New Scotland Records Canadian
Union Town
Tom Morello: the Nightwatchman - Worldwide Rebel Songs - New West Records
Pay Gap
Margo Price - All American Made - Third Man Records
Heaven Help The Working Girl
Norma Jean - The Best of Norma Jean - Sony
The Communists Have the Music
They Might Be Giants - The Communists Have The Music (EP) - Idlewild Recordings
Working Man's Cafe
Ray Davies - Working Man's Cafe - V2
They Killed John Henry
Steve Earle - J.T. - New West New
May 1st or May Day is International Worker’s Day.

With attacks on workers on the rise and with employers, provincial and federal governments refusing to provide workers with adequate protections during this pandemic, it is imperative that we mark May Day 2021 by mobilizing to defend and advance the rights of workers.
Virtual rally and phone zap of Ontario MPPs to demand decent work for all, paid sick days, and safe working conditions. 11:00 am – 12:30 pm. Hosted by Fight for $15 & Fairness. Register to attend.
Join the biggest virtual May Day rally across Canada, Saturday May 1 from 1:00 – 3:00 pm.

1. Thursday April 29, 5-7 pm – “Paulo Freire's contribution to the current struggles of the social movement in the Outaouais” Presentation and discussion. Sign up here. (Available in French only). Facebook event.

2. Saturday May 1 and Sunday May 2 Solidarity Action: walk 1km and celebrate May Day with your family or friends. March to express your solidarity with all frontline workers. Take a picture of yourself and post it on social media explaining your march with the hashtags #MobilizationOutaouais and #1erMai.

3. “The working class reality of yesterday and today in the Outaouais” conference organized by Roger Blanchette. May 1 from 10:00 am to 11:30 am. Conference and discussion.
Angelic Upstarts - Reason Why? - Anagram Records
Interactive CKCU
Lester, just wanted to send a huge thanks for this great show and on demand listening. I spent the winter riding my bike in the basement and listening to your shows as far back as they went in the archives. You play the best music and tell great stories. Thank you and play on....

5:28 PM, April 27th, 2021
Lester Bear (host)
Hey, great, thanks for tuning inTracey!!

8:20 PM, April 27th, 2021
I first heard of Margo Price when in Nashville at Third Man. They ship records for a flat rate of 10 bucks too!

7:35 PM, May 3rd, 2021
You really have this online radio thing nailed!

7:37 PM, May 3rd, 2021
Lester Bear (host)
Thanks Cara!

7:32 AM, May 4th, 2021