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'Art Of The Song' Co-Founder Channels Mother Jones

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Vivian Nesbitt as Mother Jones

  Women's Focus 10/19 12p: "Art of the Song" co-founder Vivian Nesbitt is bringing a one-woman musical show "Mother Jones In Heaven" to Albuquerque and Santa Fe. The show was written by activist, organizer and songwriter Si Kahn and includes 12 original songs.

Mary Mother Jones was a legendary labor organizer in the late 19th and early 20th centuries who fought for better working conditions and fair pay for miners, mill workers and child laborers. A West Virginia judge once called her the most dangerous woman in America for ability to get workers to walk out on strike.

“Mother Jones in Heaven” celebrates the life of Jones as she looks back over her controversial history. Nesbitt performs the show, accompanied by her husband John Dillon.

Dates:

Thursday, October 24 7 p.m. - Rio Grande Center for Spiritual Living, 4374 Alexander Blvd. NE, Suite T, Albuquerque. Find tickets here.

Friday, October 25 7 p.m. - Unitarian Universalist Church, 107 West Barcelona Road, Santa Fe.

Saturday, October 26, 2 p.m. & 7 p.m. - Unitarian Universalist Church, Santa Fe. Find tickets here.

 

Megan has been a journalist for 25 years and worked at business weeklies in San Antonio, New Orleans and Albuquerque. She first came to KUNM as a phone volunteer on the pledge drive in 2005. That led to volunteering on Women’s Focus, Weekend Edition and the Global Music Show. She was then hired as Morning Edition host in 2015, then the All Things Considered host in 2018. Megan was hired as News Director in 2021.