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#47-21 Raging Grannies Sing On … Raising a Ruckus for Good, 35 Years and Counting

In 1987, the Raging Granny movement was born in Victoria BC. Two of their earliest members and many other Raging Grannies from newer groups describe their activism, laugh, and sing their political songs. Interviews and audio are from 2012, 2017, and 2022.

Host(s): Janna Juniper Gee and Frieda Werden
Featured Speakers/Guests: Founding Raging Grannies Fran Thorburn and Alison Acker, from Victoria BC; other Grannies from Edmonton Alberta, Peterborough Ontario, Occupy Washington DC, Menlo Park California; delegates from the unconvention in Windsor Ontario; and Vancouver Grannies at the Women Transforming Cities launch; plus, Dr. Carole Roy, author of the book The Raging Grannies: Wild Hats, Cheeky Songs and Witty Actions for a Better World.  

Credits: Produced by Janna Juniper Gee, updates by Frieda Werden

Comments: Find more, including songs and pictures, at Raging Granny gaggles are completely autonomous and diverse. You can start your own. Besides North America, they have also been founded in Australia, Israel, Japan, Greece, and the UK – to name a few.