It’s Pete Seeger’s 93rd birthday today and I try not to let the occasion pass on NewsCut each year. No sense repeating myself, I suppose.
“It’s not enough to say ‘you have rights,'” former Dixie Chicks lead singer Natalie Maines once said of Seeger. “You have to use them.”
Nothing scares people in power like a person who can carry a tune.
About the blogger
Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts where he was vice president of programming for Berkshire Broadcasting Company. Previously, he was an editor at the RKO Radio network in New York, and WHDH Radio in Boston. He was the founder of MPR News’ website.