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I  archive two months of past shows. If you really, really want to hear something from earlier podcasts, please go to the Contact page and send me a request. I should be able to dig it up for you. Thanks!

--Michael Funke

January 2023

Radical Songbook Playlist

January 2023


  1. Sing Me a Song with Social Significance/ Rebel Voices/

  2. Reuben, Oh Reuben/ Hubby Jenkins/

  3. Corrine/ Hubby Jenkins/

  4. Little Log Cabin in the Lane/ Hubby Jenkins

  5. Who Got Killed?/ Hubby Jenkins

  6. Jonah in the Wilderness/ Hubby Jenkins

  7. I Must Be Blind, I Cannot See/ Hubby Jenkins

  8. I Know His Blood Can Make Me Whole/ Hubby Jenkins

  9. Runnin’ Away/ Hubby Jenkins

The Original Radical Songbook

Mike Ficher of the Ultimate Oldies Show joins me as we listen to and talk about some of the important integrated rock bands of the late 1960s.

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Colonial Brown Bread

From Kathy Borkowski via


Really good moist bread to whip up for dinner or toasting or both!



4 cups whole wheat flour

1 1/3 cups all-purpose flour

1 cup brown or coconut sugar

4 teaspoons baking soda

1 teaspoon salt

4 cups (1 quart) buttermilk


Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease 2 loaf pans (about 9×5). In a large bowl mix all dry ingredients well. Sally uses a whisk to do this. Then stir in the buttermilk all at once. Immediately, divide the batter between the 2 prepared pans and bake for 55 to 60 minutes or until a knife inserted in the middle of the loaf comes out clean.


Great to serve with dinner and or soup. Makes wonderful toast too. Store well wrapped in the fridge. Or freeze after slicing, so you can take as many slices as you like out of the freezer. The frozen slices will thaw quickly at room temperature.

February 2023

The Radical Songbook

February 2023 Playlist

All songs by The Fuse


  1. Running Down the Road

  2. Winter in Seattle

  3. Roll In with the Union

  4. Push

  5. Now the Other Way Turn

  6. Street Speech

  7. Anna Louise

  8. Mister Charles Piez

  9. The Time is Now

  10. Get Some More

  11. Words

  12. Shut It Down!

  13. One Step Further

  14. Nothing Moves But the Tide

  15. The Road Forks Here

  16. It’s Gotta Stop

  17. Let the Women Go Free

  18. On the Line

  19. Caught in the Middle

  20. The Promised Land

  21. Til the High Tide Comes Again

The Original Radical Songbook February 2023

A Union Medley, Donovan, the O'Jays & Paul Robeson,

It's the Guns, and more.

Tune in here:

Nurses at St. Charles Hospital in Bend
Rally in Support of Union Bargaining Committe
V. Mello and the open mic at Spork in Bend
Listen Up! Jive Radio Rocks On
At 96.5 fm and
Poets of the Harlem Renaissance
A Short Poem by Kathryn Wood

Lemony Butternut Squash Soup over Brown Rice

Serves 6



2 Tbsp olive oil

1 onion, chopped

4 ribs celery, chopped

1 bunch carrots, peeled and chopped

2 cloves garlic, minced

2 pounds skinless boneless chicken thighs cut into bite-size pieces

8 cups chicken bone broth (4 cups to make stew)

1 tsp dried oregano

1 tsp dried thyme

3 cups cubed butternut squash (I use frozen)

1 tsp salt

½ tsp pepper

5 oz baby spinach

1 lemon, juiced


1 cup brown rice cooked according to package directions. Start the rice before you start making the soup. Keep the rice warm while making the soup.



Heat the oil in a soup pot (at least 5 quart size). Add the chopped onion and saute until translucent. Add chopped celery, onion and carrots; saute until soft. Add garlic and saute for a minute or two. Add the oregano, thyme, salt and pepper.


Stir in the diced chicken and the cubed butternut squash. Add the chicken bone broth. Heat on high until just beginning to boil. Turn the heat down, and simmer for 12 minutes or until the chicken and squash are cooked through.


Stir in the spinach and lemon juice. Cook until the spinach has wilted – spinach wilts quickly.


Serve over the cooked brown rice.


Accompany with a crusty bread and sharp cheese. Mmm, delicious!

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