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Hanif Abdurraqib talks mixtapes at On Air Fest 2020

A conversation between Lost Notes season 3 host Hanif Abdurraqib and Regan Sommer McCoy, the founder of the Mixtape...

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Grace Jones

In 1980, anti-disco sentiment was at a high and Grace Jones was coming off a trilogy of disco albums. If she stayed...

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Hugh Masekela & Miriam Makeba

In December of 1980, two exiled artists and freedom fighters attempted return to their home in South Africa for a...

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John Lennon & Darby Crash

Punk singer Darby Crash dreamed of immortality. The single full-length Germs album was to become a holy grail of...

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The Sugarhill Gang

In 1979, "Rapper’s Delight" was released and went on to become the first Top 40 hip-hop single. Sugarhill Gang...

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Grace Jones

In 1980, anti-disco sentiment was at a high and Grace Jones was coming off a trilogy of disco albums. If she stayed...

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Minnie Riperton

Most know Minnie Riperton because of one part in one song. “Lovin’ You” was Riperton’s...

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Stevie Wonder

Stevie Wonder released seven albums from 1970 to 1976. It is an impenetrable run of albums and songs, one of the...

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Ian Curtis

In May of 1980, Joy Division lost its lead singer, Ian Curtis. The band decided that they would carry on with a...

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Fraud Guarantee

Josh Barro and Ken White talk about the interest in Cy Vance’s investigation into Trump Organization financial...

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California invests big in hydrogen fueling stations as state moves to ban new gas-powered vehicles by 2035

As Governor Newsom issues an executive order banning the sale of new gasoline-powered vehicles in California by 2035,...

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Can Europe reform its asylum and migration policies?

Two weeks after a fire destroyed the overcrowded refugee camp Moria on the Greek island of Lesbos, asylum policy is...

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In an age of loneliness, Treehouse offers community that’s carefully curated and designed

Americans are experiencing an epidemic of loneliness. A coliving project in Hollywood was designed to remedy it. Then...

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Miranda July: ‘Kajillionaire’

This week, Elvis Mitchell welcomes the multi-talented Miranda July to The Treatment to discuss her latest film...

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Red County Blue County: Oil is still king in Kern, but renewables on the rise

California’s Central Valley is often called the “breadbasket” of the nation, but it’s also...

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Inappropriate Hysterectomies

The inappropriate removal of an immigrant’s uterus is not that surprising in that it seems to be part of a much...

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One Billion Americans

Josh Barro speaks with Michael Brendan Dougherty, Jamelle Bouie, Matt Yglesias and Elizabeth Nolan Brown about how...

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When Telluride Came To the Rose Bowl

After cancelling this year's Telluride Film Festival because of the pandemic, the festival set up shop for one...

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Backpackers escape smoke and flames from the Creek Fire

All of California’s 18 national forests remain closed due to the many huge wildfires burning up and down the...

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Growing calls for LA Sheriff Villanueva to resign are ‘unprecedented’

Relations between embattled LA County Sheriff Alex Villanueva and the Board of Supervisors have hit a new low....

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