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This I Believe – The Most Awesome Power...

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A Night in the Life – Frankie Cocktail...

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ATC: Dub Without Borders

The ATC interview with Adrian Sherwood does a great job of integrating music and interviews to provide a great range of examples of Sherwood’s music. Sherwood is a British music producer who is releasing a new album of Jamaican dub music. Now i’d never heard of dub, even though i’ve heard of its progeny (dubstep), so it was interesting to hear the origins of a popular type of music. The interview is full of music; not only that of Sherwood, but that of artists which he has produced. The music is well synched with relevant parts, providing audio context for some of the soundbites in the interview. It starts with a guitar, and then leads into very smooth music from Sherwood’s album. From there, you are taken on a musical journey throughout dub music and Sherwood’s career making and producing music.  ...
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First Voices Indigenous Radio

http://www.firstvoicesindigenousradio.org/node/337 This weekly program produced at WBAI in New York and broadcast across North America focuses on the struggles of indigenous people on Turtle Island – the native name for North America, and beyond. This show is typically hosted by Tiokasin Ghosthorse but a substitute host was in place for the episode I listened too. What drew me to this broadcast was the simple fact that rarely are stories of native people told anywhere – other than the occasional historical documentary, or story on poverty or alcoholism. It surprised me to know that there are still land rights disputes for native people in various parts of the world, including the United States. The interim host, Mario Irigaray, interviews sources from Brazil and the US to tell very specific stories about land infringement issues. In the US, for example, their is an initiative to build wind turbines in a land which is sacred to the Quechan people. Although the turbines are great, the impact to that population is devastating – the land is a part of their creation story and central to their spiritual belief. The structure of the show is a news/talk format, providing in-depth news of First Nations all over the world, from the Americas to Africa and Asia. It had special importance to me, as there are native people in my heritage and we don’t learn much about...
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