|saving the world with song, video and commentary|
|copyright 2016 janice leber / chopped liver productions|
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"Uhuru, brothers and sisters. Asalaam alacheim. This is Mama O'Shea and we are shoutin' out and fightin' back, in our common struggle to survive."
Mama O'Shea was a mixed-race kid growing up on the mean streets during the Depression. She started on the vaudeville circuit at an early age. She discovered she had a real knack for satire.|
Throughout her life she was a champion of the homeless, hopeless, and voiceless. She was a talk radio host on KPFA Berkeley for about 25 years, and her compassion and bleeding-heart liberalism beamed right through the airwaves. She was an activist, an educator, and an agitator.
This page is our tribute to Mama. We are lucky enough to have access to the existing airchecks of her weekly program, "Shoutin' Out with Mama O'Shea," and we are very, very proud to be able to host this space in loving memory of the late, great Mama O'Shea.