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Joan Baez on Music and Politics

Baez was leading figure in the heyday of the Greenwich Village folk scene. She has continued to use her music in the service of various political causes, including a number of human rights organizations. In 1987, she published an autobiography called "And a Voice to Sing with: A Memoir." Most recently, Baez has performed at the Amnesty International's "Conspiracy of Hope" and "Human Rights Now!" concerts, and has been involved in human rights work for Bosnia. Her latest album is called "Play Me Backwards."

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Other segments from the episode on August 12, 1994

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, August 12, 1994: Interview with Joan Baez; Interview with Levon Helm; Interview with David Crosby and Graham Nash; Review of the film "The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen…

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