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‘Not Just Merle Haggard and Garth Brooks’: Ken Burns’ ‘Country Music’

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On September 18, 1973, 26-year-old Gram Parsons was partying. The former member of The Byrds and founder of short-lived but greatly revered acts The Flying Burrito Brothers and the International Submarine Band was, at the time, not a celebrated, enormously influential figure in country western music. He was an alcoholic trust-fund kid with a serious… Read More

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Athens’ Inoculous Perfecting Chops With Numerous Live Performances

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Athens’s very own Inoculous will be performing this Thursday evening, September 12, at Casa Nueva. The up-and-coming math rock band has been taking Athens by storm, playing live shows nearly every week. The group consists of three members, Demetri Wolfe on guitar, Bryan Sheets on Drums, and Jake Evans on bass. Their three-track EP, Creature… Read More

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Kentucky Labor Cabinet Requesting Bond Payment from Coal Companies

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky Labor Cabinet has sent letters to coal and construction companies that might be in violation of a state law that requires a bond to cover employee wages. The Lexington Herald-Leader reports that over the last few weeks, the cabinet wrote to 89 companies that have failed to pay the bond. Last… Read More

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Episode 075 : The Kind Campaign w/ Lauren Paul & Molly Thompson


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Lauren Paul and Molly Thompson are all about the Kind Campaign, a multi-platform movement that has transformed hundreds of thousands of lives, friendships, classrooms and communities around the world. They decided to create change by giving girls an opportunity to speak out about the universal experience of bullying. Learn more about the Kind Campaign on… Read More