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Songs of Freedom with Joel Landy

Here is a plaque for an award the Alliance for Community Media bestowed upon Songs of Freedom Television in 1997. This was for the work done during our first year on TV.

The Alliance for Community Media is a trade group and an organization comprised of public access television professionals. They lobby in Washington DC for your right to create video and have it seen and have it paid for by the commercial corporate entities in your town entering your home and your mind every day. Always an uphill battle. They are also the people who work in access centers. Members also include community access producers like myself. I was honored to receive an award, more so to have the award represent the category of Empowerment, a word that means a lot to me.

I stopped entering the annual competitions a number of years ago, not because I have an attitude about them or because I have “been there and done that.” It is just not where my energy lives now. I seek to do the good work and fight the good fight because it is the right thing to do. I seek to acknowledge others who travel the same road and inspire with creativity and vision. I seek and do that while daring to express myself and have fun along the way.

I am glad you are here to share the journey with me.
Don't forget to laugh as you change the world.

~ Joel ~

Songs of Freedom Television

This is a plaque of an award Songs of Freedom won in our very first year. It is the prestigious Hometown Video Award in the category of Empowerment.

Songs of Freedom Television “Tune in and don’t tune out!”

MANHATTAN
Saturday at 10:30 PM Channel 34 Spectrum Channel 82 RCN Channel 33 Verizon and at www.mnn.org Community Channel 1

Saturday, May 8, 15, 22, and 29

QUEENS
Thursday 11:00 am Spectrum Channel 56/1996 RCN 84 Fios 36 and
Thursday 8:00 pm Spectrum Channel 79/1998 RCN 83 Fios 35

Thursday, May 6, 13, 20, and 27

[QPTV is currently experiencing technical issues affecting the ability to accept new programming. The show dates listed listed for this month are accurate, but the episodes may not be what has been scheduled.]

BROOKLYN
Mondays and Wednesdays at 3 am, 9:30 am, and 2:30 pm on Channels 35/68, Spectrum 1998, Optimum 68, RCN 83, Verizon 43, also, Live Streaming at Brooklyn Free Speech Television, Channel 2

Monday and Wednesday:
May 10 & 12, 17 & 19, 24 & 26, 31 & June 2

BRONX
Monday at 7:30 PM on BX OMNI, Optimum: 68 and FIOS: 2134

You can also watch online at www.bronxnet.tv Channel 68/2134, BX OMNI

Monday, May 10, 17, 24, and 31

Upcoming Episodes

~ May 2021 ~

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Presenté!

May is the month we celebrate Memorial Day.
During the month of May, Songs of Freedom Television celebrates Memorial Month as we remember and honor those who are no longer with us that graced the SOF stage.

Join us on Songs of Freedom Television this month as we honor and remember four artist performers who gave so much to the world and their communities.

Show 1 remembers and honors Ray Korona and a performance with his band in 1997. The performance is highlighted by the energy provided by the live audience in Manhattan Neighborhood Network’s old 23rd Street studio space.

Show 2 celebrates my brother, the Folk Doctor, Eric Levine. Eric was a frequent Songs of Freedom guest in the early years of the show and provided much of the guiding conscious as the show was developed. Twenty five years into this project Eric’s contribution is still felt.

Show 3 is one of three episodes edited from the tribute concert honoring Jessica Feinbloom. The cast list that night included Allison Kelly, Frank Woerner, Jane Babbits, the late great Toby Fagenson, Anne Price, Gina Tlamsa, Steve Suffet, and Joel Landy. It was a magical evening with many great performances. Jessica will always be remembered for her generous spirit and earthy performances.

Show 4 is an interview with David McReynolds that took place in 2000 when David was running for President of the United States. It is an up close and personal look at one of the most intelligent and articulate people to ever run for that high honor. Watch this interview and you will see that his words remain more timely than ever.

Martin Luther King is for remembered for saying that the arc of the universe is long and bends towards justice. I would like to add that this process does not happen on its own. It takes the energy and effort of people such as Ray Korona, Eric Levine, Jessica Feinbloom, and David McReynolds.

Let their memory be our blessing.

Presenté!

~ joel landy ~


The Episodes  (see above for details)

Show 1 features: Ray Korona (from 1997)

Show 2 features:  Eric Levine (from 1996)

Show 3 features:  Jessica Feinbloom (from 2017's  "A Song for Jessica" tribute concert)

Show 4: features:  David McReynolds (interview from 2000 when he was running for President of the United States)

MANHATTAN
Saturday, May 8, 15, 22, and 29

QUEENS

Thursday, May 6, 13, 20, and 27

[Queens Public Television is currently experiencing technical issues affecting the ability to accept new programming. The show dates listed listed for this month are accurate, but the episodes may not be what has been scheduled.]

BROOKLYN
Monday and Wednesday:
May 10 & 12, 17 & 19, 24 & 26, 31 & June 2

BRONX
Monday, May 10, 17, 24, and 31

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ray korona band on stage

Coming up on Songs of Freedom Television

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Coming Up In . . .

May
"Presente!"   Songs of Freedom Television honors those who appeared on the show over the years and have passed on. Their spirit and wisdom remain in their performances. Join us!

The Episodes  (see center panel for details)

Show 1 features: Ray Korona (from 1997)

Show 2 features:  Eric Levine (from 1996)

Show 3 features:  Jessica Feinbloom
(from 2017's  "A Song for Jessica" tribute concert)

Show 4: features:  David McReynolds (interview from 2000 when he was running for President of the United States)

June
Make Music New York is a musical celebration in the streets of New York City and cities around the world that takes place annually on June 21, the summer solstice. Songs of Freedom Television has participated every year since the first one more than a dozen years ago. Last year the celebration was virtual and Songs of Freedom was there. This month we celebrate music in the streets of my fair city as it was recorded. Some day soon we will celebrate and sing with each other as we did before. Until then, tune in and sing along!

July
This month marks the 25th birthday of Songs of Freedom Television!

Technology has changed over the years, but not our commitment to bringing you the dignity of human struggle with its many faces and many voices. This month we celebrate by bringing you episodes from the SOF archives of performances from Woody Guthrie Birthday Bashes gone by. Woody, like Songs of Freedom TV, was born in July. What better way to commemorate these auspicious events than to bring you Woody shows from the past featuring Steve Suffet and his annual Woody Bash productions.

Tune in. Sing along. This land is still your land!

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