From the daily archives:

Saturday, August 13, 2011

London Riots: Young People Deserve Answers on Question Time

August 13, 2011

by Juliet Rogers On Friday night I watched a special edition of the BBC’s Young People’s Question Time that focused on the riots.  The audience seemed to be largely drawn from areas of London affected by last week’s trouble: Tottenham, Hackney and Croydon.  I wanted to listen to what young people from these areas had […]

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#256: 1995, Black Grape, Reverend Black Grape

August 13, 2011

  You’ll recall that our song picks this week are great album openers.  My pick today is straight from the top drawer of album first tracks. This was not only the first track on Black Grape’s Its Great When You’re Straight … Yeah, but their first release.  For those mourning the demise of the Happy […]

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Off The Rails #6: My Foot? Take Ames, Fire!

August 13, 2011

Billings: the largest city in Montana, hemmed in on two sides by tall sandstone cliffs called the Rimrocks. Its the nearest city to where General Custer got his comeuppance and a town steeped in the West, with downtown shops selling cowboy gear and Native American art and ephemera.  Montana is a pretty libertarian place: loving […]

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