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June 23rd, 2008

This Brave Nation: Pete Seeger & Majora Carter

I didn’t agree with the Divine Right of Kings, but Pete Seeger is pretty much infallible. In a Lower Manhattan apartment, one of the greatest living musicians and activists sat down with one of the country’s newest great leaders. Pete Seeger, with a list of awards and honors longer than the neck on his famed banjo, still works tirelessly at 89 years of age. He spoke with Majora Carter, the young and indefatigable founder of Sustainable South Bronx, an organization that is re-shaping the neighborhood of her youth through pioneering green-collar economic development projects, about the environmental work he has worked at for more than forty years. And while he’s at it, he also finds time to sing a couple songs, demanding the film crew sing along, because it’s not nearly as much fun singing to someone as it is singing with someone.

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