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Friday Nite Videos -- January 23, 2015

Rhiannon Giddens -- She's Got You. Love Letters to Richard Dawkins. 'Alabama' John Coltrane and Martin Luther King. The History of Vaccines. Majority Retort.

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Rhiannon Giddens -- She's Got You


From Rhiannon Giddens' debut solo album, Tomorrow Is My Turn, due February 10 on Nonesuch Records. Reviving, interpreting, and recasting traditional material from a variety of sources has been central to Giddens’ career, especially in her groundbreaking work with the Carolina Chocolate Drops.

 


Love Letters to Richard Dawkins


Evolutionary biologist Richard Dawkins reads "fan mail" he has received from some of his not-so-great admirers. Parental Discretion Advised.

 


'Alabama' John Coltrane and Martin Luther King


The composition "Alabama" was released in 1963 shortly after the horrific murder of four little girls in a church in Birmingham, AL. Some jazz writers claim that the tune is not about these four girls. Steve Rowland disagrees and thinks that Coltrane might have based his composition on Martin Luther King's moving eulogy. See what you think!

 


The History of Vaccines


From the beginning of experimentation over one thousand years ago to the creation to modern vaccination techniques, millions of lives have been saved from deadly diseases. This motion graphic created for Carrington College is an excellent explanation of how vaccines have changed the practice of medicine forever.

 


Majority Retort


Which Tea Party rebuttal to President Obama's State of the Union address will win this year's Implody award?