What Would Woody Say?

December 1st, 2011

By Jan Barry “Woody Guthrie spoke plain About deportees and dust bowl days… So what would Woody write? Right now in these hard times” That’s the sobering, yet enticing question that activist-songwriter Sharleen Leahey raises in her new CD collection, entitled “Rumors of Peace.” What would the “Poet of the People” who sang about plain […]

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Planting a Peace Pole

November 18th, 2011

By Jan Barry Dedicating a Peace Pole at a community cultural center in Teaneck, NJ drew a small crowd of local officials, school children and war veterans the other day. The carved wood pole was dedicated at the Puffin Foundation, as a band from Thomas Jefferson Middle School played and adults took turns exhorting the […]

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