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Anoka Youth Pride and The Cockpit Minneapolis

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Jennifer Dunnam – subminimum wages for disabled workers

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Our countdown of the Best Soul Albums of the 70s continues this week with #22. All the albums featured today, by complete coincidence, were recorded in Memphis. The cradle of soul music? You decide.

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Malian singer Mamani Keita has a new CD coming out next month — a collaboration with French producer Nicolas Repac — that promises to make some waves on the world music scene. We heard the cut Demissen Koulou from that album on today’s African Rhythms, along with a Swizz Beatz remix of Seun Kuti’s Rise Up and a track from NRBLN: Welcome to the Madhouse which features Berlin-based producers working with Kenyan hip hop artists.

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New play:Palestinian family drama set in the West Bank occupied by Israel

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7/28 in a nutshell…

Sing it with me now: It’s Fun To Listen To Wyyyyyy-Emmmmm-Cee-Kay!! …and YMCK don’t even cover The Village People! (They DO cover Frankie Valli, and in French, to boot, but that’s another story for a different show.) Sarada Shabadaba marks the 8-bit swing band’s splashdown on Sherwood’s Planet in high style! What do they sound like? Well, imagine a bunch of old Tetris and Galaga machines having a jam session after-hours down at the arcade… and then a trio of the 23rd century’s cutest jazz singers chime in in slightly-too-perfect harmony… welcome to chip-bop (which is actually just the tip o’the iceberg for this outfit!) Meanwhile, over in ska land, politics rules the 4@4, Prince Buster joins The Selecter for Madness on the GotchaSKAvered, and a certain Derrick wishes he were an Apple.
Crunch!

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African fetishes (bilongos), Argentinian folksongs (vidalitas), and the last of La Conja (a legendary ida y vuelta flamenca). Tune-in to find out what all that means.

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Subbing as guest host for DJ Ren is America’s favorite roommate, Juan Rangel.

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