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Shad: Where are today's freedom songs?

Inspired by his interview with artist and activist Mavis Staples, Shad opened the show today with a short refection on the binding, propelling power of "new, relevant music".
Who is today's Mavis Staples? Where are the chart-topping songs about Ferguson? (Mike Blake/Reuters)

Inspired by his interview with artist and activist Mavis Staples, Shad opened the show today with a short refection on the binding, propelling power of "new, relevant music". He underscores the lack of "freedom songs" by younger generations, and wonders what his heroes would have done about it. 
 

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