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The Blues Hangover

Kaumakaiwa Kanaka'ole Brings Aloha to Harvard…

Hawaiian folk musician Kaumakaiwa Kanaka'ole and guitarist Shawn Pimental play traditional songs at Club Passim. In an interview with Blues Hangover DJ Emmanuel Calivo, Kaumakaiwa discusses the role her Hawaiian heritage has played in shaping her identity and worldview.

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WHRB News

'Sinking in the Swamp' Co-Author…

On this episode of ZUCKER, ‘Sinking in the Swamp’ co-author Asawin Suebsaeng joins host Andrew Zucker to share stories from the book and offer his perspective on the GOP and Trump’s White House.

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'Amazon Empire' Director James Jacoby on…

On this episode of ZUCKER, host Andrew Zucker is joined by filmmaker James Jacoby to discuss his latest film, ‘Amazon Empire: The Rise and Reign of Jeff Bezos.’ Zucker asks about Bezos’s space ambitions, Amazon’s beginnings, and how Amazon hopes to grow in the future.

Black History Month

Classical Music

A Celebration of Black Composers

From February 10 to February 14, WHRB's Classical Music Department programmed music by black composers in honor of Black History Month. We heard William Grant Still, R. Nathaniel Dett, Florence Price, Scott Joplin, and many others whose works are all-too-rarely appreciated.

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The Darker Side

Gangster Gibbs Visits Boston

After emerging from Gary, Indiana a decade ago, Freddie Gibbs has slowly built himself a dedicated fan base and an acclaimed discography. His most recent album, Bandana - the second of a planned three part collaboration with the legendary producer Madlib - dropped to critical and popular acclaim, and he brought his Album of the Year tour to Big Night Live in Boston riding that energy.

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Interview with New Yorker Editor and Cartoonist…

On this episode of Gouda Talks, Jess interviews John Donohue, a former New Yorker editor, cartoonist, and author. And John loves to draw. In fact, he wants to draw All the Restaurants in New York -- figuratively. From sketching a secret cocktail bar above a burger joint, to drawing queues of people waiting for dinner in London, to illustrating his dish racks and toy ducks, John hopes that he’ll never run out of things to draw.