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#MemeOfTheWeek: Nasty Woman, Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton And Janet Jackson

NPR | Oct. 21, 2016 9:23 a.m.

When Trump called Clinton a "nasty woman" during the last presidential debate of the year, he reintroduced the nation to a feminist anthem.

Entertainment | Music | Nation

Realizing Tupac Wasn't Cool, 20 Years Later

NPR | Oct. 18, 2016 7:19 a.m.

I was probably 9 years old at the height of my obsession with Tupac's "Hail Mary." I didn't know what I was capable of then, but I was not to be trifled with.

Music | Election | Nation

LISTEN: Correspondent Don Gonyea's Campaign Homestretch Playlist

NPR | Oct. 16, 2016 8:14 a.m.

To pass the time on the road, political correspondent Don Gonyea creates playlists curated to the story and state. With the campaign end drawing near, Don has his playlist for the final few weeks.

Music | Nation

'Thriller' Songwriter Rod Temperton Dies At 66

NPR | Oct. 6, 2016 6:52 a.m.

Temperton wrote some of the most iconic pop songs of the 1970s and 80s, including Michael Jackson's "Thriller" and "Rock With You."

Environment | World | Music | Health

MUSIC: Why A River's Sad But Beautiful Song Is Big On Social Media

NPR | Sept. 30, 2016 12:18 p.m.

In times of drought — like now — two neighboring states argue over rights to the Cauvery River's water. A musician wrote a song about what the river thinks of all this.

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Supreme Court To Hear Challenge Over Offensive Trademarks

AP | Sept. 29, 2016 7:55 a.m. | Wahsington

The Supreme Court will hear a First Amendment challenge by Portland band the Slants over the government's refusal to register offensive trademarks in a case that could affect the Washington Redskins.

Music | Business

'Rolling Stone' Sells Minority Share Of Magazine To Singapore Entrepreneur

NPR | Sept. 25, 2016 1:21 p.m.

It's the first time Jann Wenner has allowed an outside investor to buy a part of the fabled magazine he founded in 1967.

local | News | Music | NW Life

Alternative Justice: Portland Music Scene's Next Steps Amid Sexual Assault Controversy

OPB | Sept. 23, 2016 9:46 p.m. | Portland

Deep dissatisfaction with the criminal justice response to sexual assault has some looking for workarounds.

local | News | Music | NW Life

Q&A With The Author Of A Sexual Assault Blacklist

OPB | Sept. 23, 2016 11:47 a.m. | Portland

An organizer of DIY music events talks about why she keeps a list of artists accused of assault or rape, and why she decided to share it with other bookers.

Music | Election | Nation

Black Evangelical Amisho Baraka: Why I'm Not Voting For Trump Or Clinton

NPR | Sept. 23, 2016 5:30 a.m.

Morning Edition's David Greene talks to Christian rapper Amisho Baraka, who says that as a black evangelical, he's not comfortable supporting either party's presidential candidate.