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Mac Phipps, the New Orleans-area rapper who has been in prison since being convicted on charges of manslaughter in 2001, was recommended for clemency this week. The recommendation for immediate parole by the Louisiana Board of Pardons and Committee on Parole puts the rapper, who has maintained his insistence that he is innocent of the crime he was accused of, one step closer to freedom.

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On Monday, the ur-French-dance-music duo Daft Punk announced – via the slick and typically cryptic video above, featuring a dramatic self-destruct sequence – that

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ARI SHAPIRO, HOST:

Their first album produced hits that went global.

(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "AROUND THE WORLD")

DAFT PUNK: (Singing) Around the world, around the world.

SHAPIRO: They came back even harder.

  Destination Out     feature     Sunday 2/21/21

Drummer Milford Graves who passed away a week ago at the age of 79. He was one of the first pioneers of free Jazz drumming in the 1960's. I'll be spinning various recordings that he's on and will also include some interview segments from a 1992 Coda Magazine interviewthat I conducted back then. Including recordings with; Albert Ayler, New York Art Quartet, Sun Ra, Don Pullen, Giuseppi Logan, Nina Simone, Anthony Braxton etc.

  This week on "The Juke Joint" broadcast Robert Barclay debuted the new CD by Curtis Salgado along with tracks from the latest CDs by Bettye LaVette, Chris Smither, Erwin Helfer, Selwyn Birchwood, Harmonica Shah and Howard Glazer. He also noted the passing of Mary Wilson, one of the original members of the Supremes, and keyboardist Michael Fonfara who was with the Downchild Blues Band in Canada.

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