On the first half of this week’s show Eleanor speaks with musician, producer, and songwriter Samantha Blanchard – talking to her about the exploitation of artists in today’s often cookie cutter market, the sad trope of paying dues, and the harsh clash between capitalism and art – which is in fact just human emotion. They also discuss an upcoming EP of hers which covers several Elvis songs, his legacy, and the responsibility of white artists in regards to the black, and indigenous artists who they borrow from, and who largely never got their due.
On the second half of the show, Eleanor speaks with organizer India Walton about the student loan debt crisis. India shares her thoughts on the Biden administration’s latest announcement, as well as the road ahead. They discuss how those closest to the problem are closest to the solution, including canceling student loans, free higher education, and everything else under the sun.