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Yearly Archive: 2017

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September 2017

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Brian Wilson Interview: Beach Boys Icon Talks "Pet Sounds" and "Playback"

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Brian Wilson

Singer, songwriter, musician and record producer Brian Wilson is best known for being the co-founder of the rock band the Beach Boys that formed in 1961. The two-time Grammy Award winner was inducted in the 1988 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and was ranked #12 in Rolling Stone’s “100 Greatest Songwriters of All Time” in 2015. The British magazine NME ranked Wilson #8 in its “50 Greatest Producers Ever” list, elaborating “few consider quite how groundbreaking Brian Wilson’s studio techniques were in the mid-60s.” He is often depicted in media as a “genius.”

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Sunday

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September 2017

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Don Siegelman Interview: Former Alabama Democratic Governor Details His Political Journey Through Hell

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Don Siegelman

On February 8, 2017, former Alabama Governor Don Siegelman was released from Federal Correctional Institution, Oakdale, in Louisiana, where he was serving a six-year sentence for bribery and obstruction of justice. He served the final months of his sentence on home detention that ended August 8, 2017.

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Friday

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September 2017

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Ana Kasparian Interview: "The Young Turks" Host Provides a Fearless Progressive Voice

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Ana Kasparian

Ana Kasparian began her tenure with The Young Turks as a co-host (with Cenk Uygur) and producer in 2007 and has contributed to the explosion of the show’s popularity to become the largest online news program. She was honored in the Forbes “30 Under 30” list in 2016 and was given a Webby Award after appearing on the Sundance Channel’s Dream School where she successfully encouraged high school dropouts to finish their education.

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Nancy Wilson Interview: Rock Hall of Fame Guitarist Talks Roadcase Royale and Heart Hiatus

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Nancy Wilson

Nancy Wilson, one of the founding members of the legendary Rock and Roll Hall of Fame group Heart, has teamed up with former Prince’s New Power Generation band member and R&B singer Liv Warfield to form the soulful, rock supergroup, Roadcase Royale. The band plan to release their debut album, First Things First, September 22, 2017. In addition to Wilson and Warfield, Roadcase Royale features Ryan Waters (lead guitarist) along with Heart members Chris Joyner (keys), Dan Rothchild (bass) and Ben Smith (drums).

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