Project Description

Aired on community radio KFAI 90.3 Minneapolis & 106.7 St. Paul – Radio Without Borders on August 19, 2012

Join host Paul Riedner on a musical journey from a soldier’s perspective on the battlefield, on deployment, and returning home with songs that address issues surrounding war: corporate profiteering, often apathetic American public, modern propaganda, self and group censorship, divisive politics and institutional corruption.

There will also be a special in studio performance by local recording artist and fellow veteran Matthew Griswold, who fought in the violent Battle of Ramadi and now advocates at VA Hospitals about the benefits of using music as “Exposure Therapy” for returning veterans.

Playlist Tracks: 
Brendan James – Hero’s Song
Album: The Day Is Brave; Label: Decca
Tom Waits – Day After Tomorrow
Album: Real Gone; Label: Anti
Brother Ali – Live From..Bun Club
Album: Off The Record; Label: Rhymesayers
Bob Dylan – Masters Of War
Album: Biograph; Label: Columbia
Ani Difranco – Millennium Theater
Album: Reprieve; Label: Righteous Babe
Lupe Fiasco – Words I Never Said
Album: Lasers; Label: 1st & 15th, Atlantic
Norah Jones – My Dear Country
Album: Not Too Late; Label: Blue Note, EMI
Lupe Fiasco – State Run Radio
Album: Lasers; Label: 1st & 15th, Atlantic
Goodie Mob – Free
Album: Soul Food; Label: LaFace
Ray LaMontagne – Within You
Album: Till The Sun Turns Black; Label: RCA