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August 26, 2016 | NPR · On this week’s podcast, we dug into rape allegations filed 17 years ago against the highly lauded black actor and director. Join Gene Demby and the Code Switch team to continue the conversation.
 

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August 26, 2016 | NPR · We took the “Ghostbusters” theme song and rewrote it to be about other things that end with “busters,” such as… gangbusters, or bunker busters.
 

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August 26, 2016 | NPR · The man who captured hundreds of jazz’s greatest recordings — by Miles Davis and John Coltrane, Duke Ellington and Thelonious Monk and Herbie Hancock — died Thursday at his home studio. He was 91.
 

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August 26, 2016 | NPR · The smoky-voiced singer reinvents standards like “The Nearness Of You” in a 2003 session.
 

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