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“Freedom” writer Richie Havens: A lasting legacy

Singer-Songwriter Richie Havens died this week at age 72, leaving behind a legacy of rich performances and compositions.

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James Earl Jones

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Larry Flynt

“Speaking Freely” show recorded Aug. 18, 2004, in Los Angeles.
Ken Paulson: Welcome to “Speaking Freely”, I’m Ken Paulson. Our guest today is Larry Flynt, a self-described pornographer, pundit, and now an author of a new book called Sex, Lies and Politics: The Naked Truth. Welcome to “Speaking Freely”.
Larry Flynt: Thank you, glad to be here.
Paulson: [...]

Kathy Mattea

“Speaking Freely” show recorded Aug. 12, 2004, in Los Angeles.
Kathy Mattea: [Plays and sings] “Claire had all but / given up / when she and Edwin fell in love. / She touched his face / and shook her head. In disbelief, she sighed and said, / ‘In many dreams, / I’ve held you near, but [...]

Little Richard

“Speaking Freely” show recorded Aug. 10, 2004, in Los Angeles.
Ken Paulson: Welcome to “Speaking Freely.” I’m Ken Paulson. Today our very special guest, the one and only Little Richard—welcome.
Little Richard: Thank you, Ken.
Paulson: Great to have you here.
Richard: Glad to be here.
Paulson: This show is about free speech in America and celebrates artists who have [...]

Emmylou Harris

“Speaking Freely” show recorded April 30, 2004, in Nashville, Tenn.
Emmylou Harris: Hi! I’m Emmylou Harris, and I’m speaking freely.
Gene Policinski: Welcome to “Speaking Freely.” Our special guest today is Grammy award-winning singer and songwriter, Emmylou Harris. Thank you for being here.
Harris: Thank you, Gene.
Policinski: You know, you’ve spent your entire career singing the songs that [...]

Darryl Worley

“Speaking Freely” show recorded April 30, 2004, in Nashville, Tenn.
Darryl Worley: Hey, I’m Darryl Worley, and I’m speaking freely. [Plays and Sings] “I hear people say / we don’t need this war. / But I say there’s some things / worth fightin’ for. / What about our freedom / and this piece of ground? / [...]

Christine Vachon

“Speaking Freely” show recorded April 30, 2004, in Nashville, Tenn.
Gene Policinski: Welcome to Speaking Freely, a weekly conversation about free expression in America. I’m Gene Policinski sitting in for Ken Paulson. Our guest today is independent film producer Christine Vachon, who is also the author of Shooting to Kill, how an independent producer blasts through [...]

Roger McGuinn

“Speaking Freely” show recorded April 20, 2004, in Los Angeles.
Roger McGuinn: I’m Roger McGuinn, and I’m speaking freely. [Plays guitar and sings] “The times ain’t now nothin’ like they used to be. / Times ain’t now nothin’ like they used to be./ I tell you the truth. / Won’t you take my word from me. [...]

George Schlatter

“Speaking Freely” show recorded April 20, 2004, in Los Angeles.
George Schlatter: I’m George Schlatter, and I’m speaking freely whether you like it or not.
Ken Paulson: Welcome to “Speaking Freely.” I’m Ken Paulson. Today, our special guest, the award-winning producer and director and the man who created “Laugh-In,” George Schlatter. Welcome.
Schlatter: Thank you. Glad to be [...]

Rickie Lee Jones

“Speaking Freely” show recorded April 20, 2004, in Los Angeles.
Ken Paulson: Welcome to “Speaking Freely.” I’m Ken Paulson. Our guest today is the Grammy Award-winning singer and songwriter Rickie Lee Jones. Welcome.
Rickie Lee Jones: Thank you.
Paulson: Particularly welcome is a new CD that marks your first collection of new material since 1997. Where have [...]

Kenny Loggins

“Speaking Freely” show recorded April 1, 2004, in Nashville, Tenn.
Kenny Loggins: [Plays and sings, accompanied by Shem von Schroeck] “/ Christopher Robin and I walked along / under branches lit up by the moon, / posing our questions to Owl and Eeyore / as our days disappeared all too soon. / But I’ve wandered much [...]

Yakov Smirnoff

“Speaking Freely” show recorded April 1, 2004, in Nashville, Tenn.
Ken Paulson: Welcome to Speaking Freely, a weekly conversation about free expression in America. I’m Ken Paulson. Our guest today is comedian, author, and artist Yakov Smirnoff. Welcome.
Yakov Smirnoff: Thank you so much.
Paulson: I’ve read — you were described as, um, America’s favorite Russian. That’s a [...]

John Prine, Part 2

“Speaking Freely” show recorded March 30, 2004, in Nashville, Tenn.
Ken Paulson: Welcome to “Speaking Freely.” I’m Ken Paulson. Today we continue our conversation with legendary songwriter John Prine. But first, here’s some of what he had to say last week.
John Prine: I just couldn’t believe it that one of my brothers could actually play music. [...]

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