Original air date Jan 21, 2017 | Time 59:00

Paul Simon Stranger to Stranger James Taylor Before this World Joni Mitchell Turbulent Indigo

Neil Young's "Peace Trail" celebrates his participation in the protests at Standing Rock and we hear "Show Me" and the title track. As hundreds of thousands March today this music reinforces the ideas of freedom and expression.

Van Morrison's new release in 2016 "The Pen is Mightier than the Sword" adds to the discussion. we hear Joni Mitchell's song about women's right "The Magdalene Laundries". James Taylor and Paul Simon describe the effects of war on the American family in "Far Afghanistan" and "Riverbank". John Lennon's timeless song "Imagine" there's no heaven, no hell below us, above us only sky and Bob Dylan's "Master's of War" lay out a philosophy for our times.

Tom Petty's song "Power Drunk" (just look at this eyes) is chilling in the aftermath of the Presidential Inauguration.