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Hot Pants, Glitter And Alan Lomax: How A Rising Singer Found Folk Music

Sam Lee wants to bridge old U.K. folk traditions and today's music — even though his own path to folk was circuitous, to say the least.

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It's All Politics

Could Joe Biden Get 'Ready For Biden'?

It's unusual for a sitting vice president to not be a part of the campaign conversation. One group is urging Biden to run and holding out hope he hears the call.

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The 'Shock of Confinement': The Grim Reality Of Suicide In Jail

About 1,000 people die in American jails every year and about a third of those are suicides. Jails often house people who've never been in legal trouble before, and it can have a traumatic effect.

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With My Friends [12" Only Remix] Aloe Blacc & Most, King 0:51

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KING TUBBY MEETS THE ROCKERS ERNEST RANGLIN & MONTY ALEXANDER 0:56

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