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A running review of local artists, modern pop music and culture from Capital Public Radio.

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John Peel's American Connection

February 1, 2016

Despite at least one attempt, the famed British broadcaster never made it big in the U.S.A., but a new history of his career at the BBC shows that America was central to Peel's career.

Behind The Music: Bernie Sanders

February 1, 2016

No, this isn't a parody: The presidential candidate has a folk album. The producer of the 1987 recording gives NPR a glimpse inside the studio — and explains the then-mayor's "talking-blues approach."

Reflections Of A Bowie Girl

January 15, 2016

For decades, Bowie helped young music fans realize that identity could shift, that you could love both reading and rock 'n' roll, that pop could hold lessons about love and integrity and grace.