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Guest DJ: California Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera

Alt.Latino celebrates National Poetry Month with Herrera, who discusses the songs that shaped him.

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Thelonious Monk: Making The Piano Hum

When Monk's band arrived late in San Francisco, it inspired a solo album recorded in 1959.

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