Listening to the radio might be a relatively passive activity, but in some cases, the process of curating the public’s listening experience is not only active and deliberate; it is targeted. To the average listener enjoying a country radio station, there may appear to be nothing amiss or overtly discriminatory
“Idle hands work for Hitler!” Thousands of posters declared in World War II-era America. “Our boys need sox! Knit your bit!” Mid-1940s propaganda aimed at women back home was typically used to encourage female involvement in war efforts through domestic craftsmanship and economic stimulation in the absence of male workers.