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Partying in a Progressive La-la Land

October 14, 2017
Produced by: Babette Thomas
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Partying in a Progressive La–la Land


MUSIC: “Bus Ride” by Kaytranada,”Closer” by The Chainsmokers, “Broccoli by Big Baby, “Am I the Only One” by Dierks Bentley

PHOTO:© Michael Jastremski for openphoto.net


Live to Fight Another Day

May 18, 2017
Produced by: Liza Yeager
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Live to Fight Another Day


In response to the November 2016 election, Professor Bob Lee started a new kind of class: taiji for self defense.

MUSIC: Blue Dot Sessions


For Us By Us, Part I: Soul Studios

May 18, 2017
Produced by: Gloria Essien and Ari Snider
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For Us By Us, Part I: Soul Studios


Whether you’re hanging out with friends or cramming in the library, Brandon and Anye have a playlist for your mood.
Photo Credit: Soul Studios
MUSIC:“F.U.B.U.” by Solange, “Take Care” by Drake ft. Rihanna, “Deja Vu” by Big Sean and Jhene Aiko


For Us By Us, Part II: OJ

May 18, 2017
Produced by: Gloria Essien and Ari Snider
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For Us By Us, Part II: OJ


Radio DJ Brittany Hodges talks about her connection to music and walks us through some of her favorite tracks.
Photo Credit: Brittany Hodges

MUSIC: “F.U.B.U.” by Solange, “Pink + White” by Frank Ocean, “Moron” by Steve Lacey, “Know” by Syd, “I Don’t Know” by Nick Hakim


For Us By Us, Part III: Knohisry

May 18, 2017
Produced by: Gloria Essien and Ari Snider
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For Us By Us, Part III: Knohisry


Talking social consciousness, his new EP, and video game challenges with DJ and music engineer Dustin Abade.
Photo Credit: Dustin Abade

MUSIC: “F.U.B.U” by Solange, “Flight”, “djandsanoj2”, “knoknorutgers”, “simpledubbeat”, “6×4”, “boxahhpt2” by Knohisry


Stories of the UEL

May 11, 2017
Produced by: Dorinda Fong
Illustrated by: Janice Gan
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Stories of the UEL

Members of Brown University’s Urban Environmental Lab (UEL) community reminisce about their favorite memories and what the UEL means to them as they come to terms with its possible future demolition.

MUSIC:“Golden Hour” by Podington Bear, “Dog and Pony Show” by Podington Bear, “Happy Whistle” by Scott Holmes, “Curious Process” by Podington Bear, “Solan” by Podington Bear


A Guide to Songwriting for Scared Musicians

May 4, 2017
Produced by: Ilgın G. Korugan
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A Guide to Songwriting for Scared Musicians


Writing music is easier than you think… kind of.

MUSIC: “Second Line” by Duke Ellington and
“My Little Brown Book” by Duke Ellington & John Coltrane


Why is there no hijab emoji?: Emoji representation

May 4, 2017
Produced by: Justin Bai
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Why is there no hijab emoji?: Emoji representation


There are more to emojis than just fun ways to text people. From producer Justin Bai, we see that emojis reflect issues like diversity in gender and race as well as some other topics in representation.
MUSIC: “Tech Toys” & “Theme by Penguins on Parade” by Lee Rosevere


Aqua-life Central

April 27, 2017
Produced by: Graham Straus, with help from Mitchell Johnson
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Aqua Life Central

George cares a lot about his fish.


The Lost Art of Peanut Percussion

April 20, 2017
Produced by: Alex Hanesworth
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The Lost Art of Peanut Percussion

Sit for a while and listen to the folk music of Monique Belisle, raconteur and French Canadian musician extraordinaire. Oral History tape courtesy of the Rhode Island Historical Society.

All the music in the piece is performed by Monique, Christy, Dena, and Priscilla and recorded by Geraldine. A few short clips are included of Monique’s friend, Paul Pelletier, on the violin, and Le Vent du Nord’s foot percussion.