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Fresh Air Weekend: Billy Bragg On Skiffle; 'Crime And Punishment In Black America'

Bragg describes skiffle, the music movement that brought guitar to British radio. James Forman Jr. explains how black Leaders unwittingly contributed to the era of mass incarceration.

Billy Bragg says he initially pursued songwriting as a way to escape working in the local car factory. Andy Whale/Courtesy of Faber & Faber hide caption

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Fresh Air Weekend: Billy Bragg On Skiffle; 'Crime And Punishment In Black America'

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