2.3.16: Jimmy Tingle for President, Politics & Music, & The 10-Minute Writer's Workshop

Feb 3, 2016

From Tina Fey’s "Sarah Palin" to Larry David’s "Bernie Sanders", politicians are red meat for comedians. But for some, impersonating a candidate isn’t enough. On today’s show, Boston comic Jimmy Tingle throws his hat in the ring - again!

Then, politicians have a long and storied past with music, from Bill Clinton playing saxophone on late night TV to Mike Huckabee playing bass in his band Capital Offense. But perhaps the most perplexing display of musical...uh...prowess: Bernie Sanders' folk album.

Also we’ve got another episode of the 10-Minute Writer’s Workshop with bestseller Marianne Williamson.

Listen to the full show:

Jimmy Tingle for President

Jimmy Tingle is a seasoned stand-up comedian and political humorist from Boston, and yes, he is running for president. He’ll be stumping at the Barley House in Concord on Saturday afternoon and at New England College in Concord on Saturday night, again on Sunday and Monday before the primary. 

 As part of the Humor for Humanity mission, a portion of the proceeds from each ticket will benefit the Campaign for Legal Services, supporting civil legal aid at New Hampshire Legal Assistance (NHLA) and the Legal Advice and Referral Center (LARC).

For a list of all of his events, and to buy tickets, head over to his website: JimmyTingle.com

The Law of Rock n Roll: Hitting the Campaign Trail

With the Presidential Primary stakes heating up in New Hampshire, candidates are pulling out all the stops at rallies and town halls to get the electorate fired up. This includes playing songs with not so subtle messages and a signature anthem when the candidate takes the stage. But what if those songs are used without permission? Can that be considered fair use? Michael Olivas the “Rock & Roll Law Professor”, looks back to some of the most famous cease and desist cases.

You can listen to this story again at PRX.org.

Bernie Sanders' Folk Album

Here to shed light on how  Burlington Vermont Mayor Bernie Sanders found himself in the music studio recording a folk album is Anthony Fisher who reviewed the album for Reason.com.

For more information on Bernie's 1987 folk album, check out the Facebook page: Bernie Sanders - We Shall Overcome

Adlai Stevenson: A Candidate in the Age of Television

The 1952 presidential campaign pitted the immensely popular General Dwight D. Eisenhower against the ferociously intellectual and intensely private Adlai Stevenson. It was an election fought on a new battleground: television. This story is part of the series Contenders, portraits of some of America’s most original presidential candidates. Produced by Radio Diaries.

You can listen to this story again at PRX.org.

10-Minute Writer's Workshop - Marianne Williamson

Known in some Hollywood's favorite self-help guru, spiritual author Marianne Williamson has written six New York Times bestsellers, four of which hit the number one spot on that list. 

Marianne Williamson will be at the Capitol Center for the Arts in Concord on February 4th for a reading.