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Fresh Air for August 31, 2005

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'Original Gangster': Rapper and Actor Ice-T

'Original Gangster': Rapper and Actor Ice-T

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Hip-Hop Renaissance Man: Ice Cube

Hip-Hop Renaissance Man: Ice Cube

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Fresh Air for August 30, 2005

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Hip-Hop Entrepreneur Russell Simmons

Hip-Hop Entrepreneur Russell Simmons

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Rapper Darryl McDaniels of Run-D.M.C.

Rapper Darryl McDaniels of Run-D.M.C.

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LL Cool J: Still Knockin' Us Out

LL Cool J: Still Knockin' Us Out

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Public Enemy Pioneer Chuck D

Public Enemy Pioneer Chuck D

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Fresh Air for August 29, 2005

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DJ Kool Herc and the Birth of the Breakbeat

DJ Kool Herc and the Birth of the Breakbeat

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Rapper Melle Mel: Delivering 'The Message'

Rapper Melle Mel: Delivering 'The Message'

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DJ and Hip-Hop Pioneer Grandmaster Flash

DJ and Hip-Hop Pioneer Grandmaster Flash

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Fresh Air for August 26, 2005

Master Spy Storyteller: John Le Carre

Master Spy Storyteller: John Le Carre

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Fresh Air for August 25, 2005