Friday Apr 14, 2023

Tristan Meinecke and Angel Casey Against the World

It takes real guts to stand on moral principle on foundational human rights. But standing is only part of the process. Those who often take those stands face the all too predictable backlash, often for a lifetime by those without that backbone and clear vision, or who target a person to for their stalwart integrity, moral consistency, and intestinal fortitude. It isn’t simply taking a stand but taking a stand in defense of those struggling for their basic rights over the dictates of power, politics or a narrowly focused religious interpretation.

There are all too few of these principled people, people like Tristan Meinecke and Angel Casey. Tristan Meinecke was a prolific 20th century Chicago Artist, his wife, Angel Casey, an early television pioneer, was both muse and principled partner whose reputations suffered in their stance for civil rights.

Tristan and Angel’s eldest son, Brad Meineke is on a mission to maintain their legacy and work… For More on Tristan Meinecke and Angel Casey visit, and

All music in the podcast is for educational purposes only. My thanks to:

Dave Brubeck - Take Five

The Howdy Doody Show - Theme Song

Billie Holiday-Strange fruit

WGN Channel 9 - Family Classics with Frazier Thomas

Martin & Lewis Show 11-07-1949 Witness To A Murder

For Me And My Gal - Judy Garland & Gene Kelly

(I’ve Got A Gal In) Kalamazoo - Glenn Miller 

John J. Becker - Soundpiece No.2 'Homage to Haydn'

John Joseph Becker_ The Abongo 

Artie Shaw - Concerto For Clarinet

On The Atchison, Topeka, And The Santa Fe (1945) - The Andrews Sisters

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