Episode 33

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The GOP, Gangsta Rabbis, Kanye and Kimmel, Lauryn Hill,Featured Artist Laura Mvula, & guest, Stanford University Professor of History Allyson Hobbs!!

  1. The GOP planned and prepped for this shutdown months ago.
  2. Debt ceiling: Understanding what’s at stake” (See also NYT)
  3. Brooklyn rabbi and three others charged Jewish women $100,000 to kidnap and torture husbands with a cattle prod so they’d consent to a divorce: feds” (See also NYT)
  4. Modern day stowaway, 9-year-old boy boards flight to Vegas; Father pleads for help.
  1. New Albums:
    1. Bangerz – Miley Cyrus
    2. My Name Is My Name – Pusha T
  2. New Singles:
    1. Heartbreaker – Justin Bieber
  3. New Videos:
    1. Aura – Lady Gaga (Lyric Video feat footage from “Machete Kills”)
    2. Paris Hilton featuring Lil Wayne – Good Time
  4. The Charts:
    1. Billboard 200
      1. The 20/20 Experience (2 of 2) – Justin Timberlake
      2. Nothing Was The Same – Drake
      3. Pure Heroine – Lorde
    2. Hot 100
      1. Royals – Lorde
      2. Roar – Katy Perry
      3. Wrecking Ball – Miley Cyrus
  5. Additional Stories:
    1. Kanye West and Jimmy Kimel Squash Their Beef on the Jimmel Kimmel Show
    2. Kendrick Lamar disses Drake at BET Awards Cypher
    3. Lauryn Hill released from prison, writes “Letter of Recognition” To Fans, and releases new single, “Consumerism”
    4. Miley Cyrus was on SNL
    5. Beyonce just released a 2014 Calendar for $15
    6. Lady Gaga reveals cover of “Artpop” album
    7. Paris Hilton featuring Lil Wayne – Good Time
    8. Cam’ron responds to Jay-Z referencing him on Drake’s “Poundcake”
  6. Featured Artist:  Laura Mvula (Website; Wiki; album is avail on Spotify)
    1. She” (live performance)
    2. Green Garden” (video)
    3. “Make Me Lovely” (spotify)
    4. “That’s Alright” (spotify)
  1. Allyson Hobbs is an assistant professor in the Department of History at Stanford University.  She graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University and she received a PhD with distinction from the University of Chicago.  Allyson is currently a Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow.  Allyson teaches courses on African American history, African American women’s history, and twentieth century American history. She has won numerous teaching awards and she has appeared on C-Span and on Tavis Smiley’s program on National Public Radio. Currently, she is finishing a book manuscript that examines the phenomenon of racial passing in the United States from the late eighteenth century to the present.  Allyson’s book is titled A Chosen Exile: A History of Racial Passing in American Life and it will be published by Harvard University Press in September 2014.
  1. Interview with Tavis Smiley:
    1. Part one of our special, “After the Emancipation Proclamation”, begins with a discussion with Professor Allyson Hobbs, who gave us an overview of important historical markers that laid the framework for the emancipation proclamation.
  1. 5 White House ‘Attacks’ That Didn’t End In The Suspects Getting Killed
  2. Man Who Set Self On Fire At The National Mall Was Mentally Ill, Family Says

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