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Faith Petric, Activist/Folksinger/SF Icon, Dies at 98, Part 2
In September 2004, the FCC raided Free Radio Santa Cruz. In response to that raid, Faith Petric sang her own version of "Turn Your Radio On" at a benefit concert to help get the station sailing the airwaves again.
COMPILED HERE: Link to audio of her 2004 performance plus videos and photos of Faith at various rallies and demonstrations by indybay contributors.
Part 1 of this story is at http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2013/10/30/18745703.php
For audio of Faith's performance in Santa Cruz in 2004 go to http://www.indybay.org/newsitems/2004/12/14/17097461.php
and scroll down to first audio: From 20 min to 28 min Faith Petric sings "Turn Your Radio On" and other songs at a fundraiser for pirate radio station in Santa Cruz, recorded by frequent indybay contributor Bradley.
Faith, as a member of the Raging Grannies, sang a song that raised an uproar at the Green Festival in 2006. "The Rapture" calls out the religious right for ignoring global warming, poverty, and war because they will be SAVED during the Rapture. Some members of the audience tried to tell the Grannies to cool the atheist sentiment, but Faith would have none of it! Here is video of that song by Bill Carpenter, indybay contributor. Bill recorded it as the group rehearsed outside the festival side entrance. Faith is on guitar in light colored t-shirt http://www.indybay.org/uploads/2006/11/23/2granniesrapture061112fps15k1200.mov
Also by Bill Carpenter same date/same cast: "Will the Web of Life Be Broken" to tune of "Will the Circle be Unbroken".
Another video by Bill Carpenter this time in 2007. Faith with the Raging Grannies outside the SF Unified School District Office rallying for a contract with United Educators of San Francisco.
Top photo and audio of Santa Cruz benefit by indybay contributor Bradley. Charles Slay, Patricia Jackson and an anonymous contributor's work in photos below.
Protesters enjoyed the singing of Faith Petric at a large demo in front of the AHIP convention in 2011. In photo here by Patricia Jackson, Faith is ready to take the stage. She is standing next to Hene Kelly.
Thousands of protesters gathered at Civic Center Plaza to denounce the ongoing wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and the occupation of Palestine in 2007. After a brief rally there was a march through downtown San Francisco. Folk singer Faith Petric, 94, opened the rally.
Faith as a Raging Granny in background on left. Hene Kelly, who emcee'd the demo for a better contract for teachers, is leaning in to put a cap on a youth participant in foreground. Photo by anonymous contributor