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Black Light Animals – 'Halo' Exclusive Song Premiere

Posted on June 26 2020 by Michelle Bacon

In his 1985 book, “Amusing Ourselves to Death: Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business,” Neil Postman discusses the ways in which television has infiltrated and transformed the way Americans view politics, news, communication and culture — through th... [Read More]

Bomba, the Puerto Rican Genre of Resistance, Stands With Black Lives

Posted on June 25 2020 by Vicky Diaz-Camacho

  video via Flatland | Anna Gonzalez, Kansas City PBS How a Kansas City Dance Group Brought Island Culture to the Midwest Bomba is more than a genre of folk music. It’s a dialogue of rhythm, song and dance built on resistance and survival... [Read More]

A Different Kind Of Pride: Perspectives On 50 Years Of Celebration, Part 1

Posted on June 24 2020 by NPR

2020 marks the 50th anniversary of the first Pride march, in recognition of the Stonewall uprising of 1969. Since then, Pride has evolved: from that small commemoration to community gatherings in progressive enclaves like New York and San Francisco to cor... [Read More]

2020 Tiny Desk Contest: Entries from Kansas City

Posted on June 22 2020 by Michelle Bacon

NPR's Tiny Desk Concert series has become a milestone for music's most elite and emerging artists, from its most popular video by Anderson Paak in 2016 to KC-based artists like Madisen Ward and the Mama Bear and Making Movies. It all started in NP... [Read More]

It 'Feels Like A Graduation': Phoebe Bridgers On 'Punisher'

Posted on June 22 2020 by NPR

Phoebe Bridgers is the first to admit that she's not reinventing herself on her new album. "There's nothing avant-garde about it," she says of Punisher, her second solo record and fourth major musical project in the last three years. Even so, there's a qu... [Read More]

Bridge Artist of the Week: Brittany Howard

Posted on June 22 2020 by Michelle Bacon

Our next Bridge Artist of the Week is none other than singer, songwriter and guitarist Brittany Howard! You may know Brittany Howard as the transfixing voice of Grammy Award-winning roots-rock band Alabama Shakes, but she's also had her hand in sev... [Read More]

Anderson .Paak's 'Lockdown' Examines The Quiet Spaces Of An Uprising

Posted on June 21 2020 by NPR

When I think about the screen images that startled me into a new way of thinking, one always surfaces first. Agnes Varda's 1986 masterwork Vagabond, about the short life of a young homeless woman played by Sandrine Bonnaire, is filmed in faux-documentary... [Read More]

Beyoncé Releases New Song 'Black Parade' In The Final Hours Of Juneteenth

Posted on June 20 2020 by NPR

As she is wont to do, Beyoncé surprised the world overnight with a new song, "Black Parade." Released in the final hours of Juneteenth — the holiday observing the June 19, 1865 date which marked the end of slavery in the United States — the song sounds li... [Read More]

The Bridge Commemorates Juneteenth This Friday

Posted on June 17 2020 by Michelle Bacon

On June 19, 1865, the Union Army arrived in Galveston, Texas, to order freedom for American slaves. This arrived more than two years after Abraham Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation, making Texas the final state to acknowledge the abolition of s... [Read More]

Support the Music That Supports You

Posted on June 15 2020 by The Bridge

As we all strive to adjust to a world of changes, at least one thing remains the same: The spirit of music discovery on 90.9 The Bridge is always here to lift us up and elevate our days. Our public mission will always be to service you and include you. ... [Read More]