Saturday, December 7

As many of you know I am not big on rap, or the whole "hip-hop" thing. A good rythme though I can enjoy, so this morning I was listening to NPR (Weekend Edition with Scott Simon) and Poetry from the Streets of Oakland came over the radio to me. I have to admit I was very impressed with the poet who does the narration. He has a very natural style about him. This piece is about the homicide rate in Oakland among youth at the moment, so give it a listen. (Slight Warning: Some of this is a bit graphic, but it's for a point and very pointed at that.)

In other NPR related findings: For A Son is a song written by a friend of Daniel Pearl's for his son, who at the time of Mr. Pearl's death hadn't been born yet.



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