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Sheryl Crow Criticizes Country Stars for Not 'Taking a Stand' on Gun Control

Lois Beckett The Guardian
Sheryl Crow, who is releasing a song dedicated to Newtown victims, says country musicians are afraid of speaking about gun laws and losing their audience. Money and fear have kept country music artists from speaking out about gun laws, the nine-time Grammy Award-winner said, even after thousands of country fans were targeted in October in the deadliest mass shooting in modern American history.

Tidbits - November 30, 2017 - Portside's Annual Fund Appeal; Reader Comments: Urgent message from Linda Sarsour; Trump Tax Scam; Sexual Abuse; Country Musicians Speak Out; Book sale; and more....

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Portside's Annual Fund Appeal; Reader Comments: Drawing the Line on Trump Racism and Islamophobia - Urgent message from Linda Sarsour; GOP Tax Bill; Sexual Abuse; Russiagate; Bill Clinton - Arkansas roots; Remembering the Greensboro Massacre; Tim McGraw And Faith Hill Outrage Millions Of Americans After Latest Comments; 50% OFF All Haymarket Books; Announcements and more ....

Southern Bands That Are Politically Progressive, and Proud of It; 'More Southern Dudes Need to Say Black Lives Matter'

Brett Anderson; Mark Guarino New York Times
'More Southern Dudes Need to Say Black Lives Matter.' From police treatment of African-Americans to the current presidential election, the issues roiling America today have led the Drive-By Truckers to drill down on the topic that has preoccupied them for 20 years - the South - while bringing a relatively unheard perspective to pop music's discourse: that of the progressive white Southerner.

Friday Nite Videos -- March 11, 2016

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Warren: Senate GOP 'Paying the Price for Their Own Extremism.' Baba Brinkman | A Brief History of Rhyme. Voters for Trump. The Computer That Mastered Go. Emmylou Harris, Rodney Crowell | Till I Can Gain Control Again.

Meet Rhiannon Giddens, A Singer Revitalizing Old-Time's Black Roots

Charlie Shelton & Frank Stasio WUNC 91.5 - North Carolina Public Radio
Meet Greensboro, North Carolina native Rhiannon Giddens; see and hear why she has taken the music world by storm. Hear her music, and that of the Carolina Chocolate Drops. See why she is stretching the borders of traditional folk music, blues, country and old-time music. Hear her tribute to the Charleston Nine.

Dolly Parton -- 9 to 5

Dolly Parton's super lyrics and voice, with quick clips of Dolly, Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda from the movie 9 to 5. All sentiments still relevant.

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