Bill Ayers: American Dissident, Songs Worth Sharing

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Veronica Rueckert and Rob Ferrett talk with a professor labeled a “domestic terrorist” during the 2008 presidential campaign. Then, NPR’s music editor joins us to discuss some new songs worth sharing.

Featured in this Show

  • Confessions Of An American Dissident

    When 2008 vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin accused Barack Obama of “palling around with terrorists,” it thrust Bill Ayers into the public spotlight. He talks about the media firestorm that lit up during the campaign and how he was made out to be a public enemy.

  • Song Share with NPR's Stephen Thompson

    NPR Music’s Stephen Thompson checks in to share some of the best music he’s come across in fall’s crop of new releases.

Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Veronica Rueckert Host
  • Cynthia Schuster Producer
  • Bill Ayers Guest
  • Stephen Thompson Guest