Pete Seeger http://wamc.org en Seeger Resolution Passed But Not Without Disagreement http://wamc.org/post/seeger-resolution-passed-not-without-disagreement <p>The New York state Assembly Thursday passed a resolution to honor the life of legendary folk musician and activist Pete Seeger. An assemblyman from the Hudson Valley spoke in defense of Seeger after another assemblyman spoke in opposition to the resolution. Fri, 21 Mar 2014 12:14:59 +0000 Allison Dunne 86360 at http://wamc.org Seeger Resolution Passed But Not Without Disagreement Michael Meeropol: Pete Seeger Was Great Because Of Not In Spite Of His Politics http://wamc.org/post/michael-meeropol-pete-seeger-was-great-because-not-spite-his-politics <p>Like many in the Hudson Valley, I took the loss of Pete Seeger personally.&nbsp; He was a great national and international figure having received over 20 honors and awards including a Grammy Lifetime Achievement award, the Harvard Arts Medal, the Kennedy Center Honor and been inducted into the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame to name a few.&nbsp;&nbsp; For us who lived in and near Beacon, NY where he had lived for 65 years, he was a local hero.&nbsp; The sloop Clearwater and the attention it brought to the Hudson River actually led to an actual clean-up of terrible pollution.&nbsp; Now, the river can be fished and it’s safe for swimming.</p><p> Fri, 07 Feb 2014 20:50:00 +0000 Michael Meeropol 83416 at http://wamc.org There will never be another Pete http://wamc.org/post/there-will-never-be-another-pete <p></p><p>Pete Seeger is gone. I first met him at Buck’s Rock Work Camp when I was 14. He was standing on the big cement porch, surrounded by kids.&nbsp; After hearing him, nothing was the same.&nbsp; He was my lifelong hero.&nbsp; I had few others.&nbsp; I wasn’t alone -- many of you first heard Pete at camp or school. That’s how he made his living during the time he was blacklisted.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 03 Feb 2014 04:43:33 +0000 Alan Chartock 83095 at http://wamc.org There will never be another Pete Tributes To Seeger From Far And Wide http://wamc.org/post/tributes-seeger-far-and-wide <p>Several area lawmakers have released reactions to yesterday’s death of Pete Seeger: Wed, 29 Jan 2014 15:25:12 +0000 WAMC News 82800 at http://wamc.org Tributes To Seeger From Far And Wide Obama: Seeger Believed In The Power Of Community http://wamc.org/post/obama-seeger-believed-power-community <p></p><p></p> Tue, 28 Jan 2014 21:18:29 +0000 Dave Lucas 82751 at http://wamc.org Obama: Seeger Believed In The Power Of Community Vox Pop : Pete Seeger : 1/28/14 http://wamc.org/post/vox-pop-pete-seeger-12814 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It’s a day of mixed emotions today as we remember the iconic Pete Seeger. The sadness of his passing last night at the age of 94 is eased by the celebration of his long and impactful life. Today we want to talk about our friend Pete.</span></p><p></p><p></p><p> Tue, 28 Jan 2014 19:50:29 +0000 Jessica Marshall 82744 at http://wamc.org Vox Pop : Pete Seeger : 1/28/14 5 Pete Seeger Songs To Sing Together http://wamc.org/post/5-pete-seeger-songs-sing-together <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QhnPVP23rzo</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ivshYkrNWrg</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D2h_ETDoTys</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uXnJVkEX8O4</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T1tqtvxG8O4</p> Tue, 28 Jan 2014 19:04:40 +0000 Kim Ruehl 82738 at http://wamc.org 5 Pete Seeger Songs To Sing Together Remembering Pete Seeger & His Music http://wamc.org/post/remembering-pete-seeger-his-music <p>His music catalog and social activism spanned six decades, but now a major folk voice has been silenced. Beacon resident Pete Seeger died Monday night in&nbsp; New York City&nbsp; after being hospitalized for six days.<br />&nbsp;</p><p></p> Tue, 28 Jan 2014 17:53:41 +0000 Dave Lucas 82734 at http://wamc.org Remembering Pete Seeger & His Music Region's Musicians Saddened By Seeger's Death http://wamc.org/post/regions-musicians-saddened-seegers-death <p></p><p></p><p>Pete Seeger’s musical legacy touched many lives, including those of many folk singers across the region. North Country Bureau Chief Pat Bradley spoke with a few this morning about his influence on their music. Tue, 28 Jan 2014 17:30:00 +0000 Pat Bradley 82728 at http://wamc.org Region's Musicians Saddened By Seeger's Death Pete Seeger And The Public Choir http://wamc.org/post/pete-seeger-and-public-choir Much will be said and has been said <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2014/01/28/267520700/pete-seeger-dies-folk-music-icon-and-activist-was-94" target="_blank">about Pete Seeger</a>, who died Monday at 94, as an activist and musician. Blacklisted, tireless, stubborn, and funny, he wrote a lot of songs that seem to have simply always existed: "Where Have All The Flowers Gone?", "If I Had A Hammer," "Turn, Turn, Turn."<p>But he was something else, too: He was a person who believed deeply that people should sing, in groups, with harmony, in public — and not just in church. Tue, 28 Jan 2014 15:08:50 +0000 Linda Holmes 82714 at http://wamc.org Pete Seeger And The Public Choir