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A rollicking, all-vinyl set of Deep Funk Soul; Ska, Rocksteady, Reggae, Dub Dancehall beats; and late-night Highlife sounds. Featuring platters from Lonnie Youngblood, Herb Johnson, Little Royal, Roland Alphonso, Alton Ellis, Don Carlos, Mikey Dread, Tristan Palma, Hugh Masekela The Ramblers Dance Band among others…

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Along with a few Boleros, this program presents the approach to the poetry of Federico García Lorca by the Greek composer Mikis Theodorakis. It also includes the piece that a Mexican dancing hall inspired to Aaron Copland. The literature segment presents the second and last part of “El Rayo Macoy” by Rafael Ramírez Heredia.

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Tonight we debuted the release of the new Easy Star All-Stars First Light album (with an Easy Star set); celebrated Lee “Scratch” Perry’s birthday (3/21) with a Scratch set; and included a bunch more new music…

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Minnesota Secretary of State, Mark Ritchie, is our guest on this program. Mr. Ritchie speaks on the importance of learning foreign languages and of visiting other countries to learn of their cultures and their view of the world.

He also speaks of the duties of the Secretary of State and of his experience in the position.

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