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New Album Proves Protest Songs Can Be Enjoyable.

Commentator Milo Miles introduces us to England's reggae artist and record company owner Linton Kwesi Johnson. He lyrics are a mix of poetry and politics. A new two-cd set called "Independent Intavenshan" features Johnson's music in the 1980's. It is available by Island Records.

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Other segments from the episode on January 28, 1999

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, January 28, 1999: Interview with Robert Redford; Interview with John Powers; Interview with Nancy Savoca and Marianne Jean-Baptiste; Review of Linton Kwesi Johnson's album…

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