Gay Rights & Sochi, Gold In Them Thar Hills, The British Invasion's Unsung Heroes

The Shadows on stage in the 1960s. The British rock act, formed as a backing band for singer Cliff Richard (center), was among the UK acts who stayed behind as The Beatles and others were cresting in America. i i

The Shadows on stage in the 1960s. The British rock act, formed as a backing band for singer Cliff Richard (center), was among the UK acts who stayed behind as The Beatles and others were cresting in America. Paul Popper/Getty Images hide caption

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The Shadows on stage in the 1960s. The British rock act, formed as a backing band for singer Cliff Richard (center), was among the UK acts who stayed behind as The Beatles and others were cresting in America.

The Shadows on stage in the 1960s. The British rock act, formed as a backing band for singer Cliff Richard (center), was among the UK acts who stayed behind as The Beatles and others were cresting in America.

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In this week's podcast, gay rights issues loom over Sochi, a Kansas town goes green after a devastating tornado, and radio icon Art Laboe looks back on 70 years in the business.

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