If I Had a Rocket Launcher: RAI with Bruce Cockburn (1/9)
TheRealNews on May 28, 2019
Canadian singer-songwriter Bruce Cockburn speaks with host Paul Jay about his memoir Rumours of Glory, and how growing up in Cold War-era Canada affected his understanding of community.
The Trouble With Normal: RAI with Bruce Cockburn (2/9)
Songwriter Bruce Cockburn speaks with host Paul Jay about whether his music is ‘anti-American,’ and about his early spiritual influences.
Gavin’s Woodpile: RAI with Bruce Cockburn (3/9)
Songwriter Bruce Cockburn talks about writing the song Gavin’s Woodpile and the impact of mercury poisoning on First Nations communities in Northwestern Ontario.
The Charity of Night: RAI with Bruce Cockburn (4/9)
Bruce Cockburn explains why he refers to himself as an ‘artist-correspondent,’ and describes how his relationship to God and the church has changed since he started writing music.
Open: RAI with Bruce Cockburn (5/9)
Songwriter Bruce Cockburn discusses his experience visiting Guatemalan refugee camps and the inspiration behind his political and spiritual songwriting.
Tokyo: RAI with Bruce Cockburn (6/9)
Pacing the Cage: RAI with Bruce Cockburn (7/9)
Songwriter Bruce Cockburn explains the origins of the song Pacing the Cage, “a lament about being stuck.”
If a Tree Falls: RAI with Bruce Cockburn (8/9)
Bruce Cockburn and Paul Jay discuss the existential threat of climate change, and how the song False River was written in protest of pipeline development in Canada.
Call It Democracy: RAI with Bruce Cockburn (9/9)
Humanity will not be able to address climate change without also examining the reasons our democracy is flawed, says singer-songwriter Bruce Cockburn.
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