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Explore the merging of a wide spectrum of global music with the more familiar American styles of music with local DJ Kyle Long.

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Explore the merging of a wide spectrum of global music with the more familiar American styles of music with local DJ Kyle Long.

    Radio Free Naptown

    Radio Free Naptown

    This week, Kyle Long explores the history of Radio Free Naptown, an illegal pirate radio station that operated in Indianapolis from 1968 to 1972. He's joined by two of the station's founders, Don Worsham and Steve Everitt.

    Rondey Stepp

    Rondey Stepp

    Kyle is joined this week this week by Indianapolis music legend Rondey Stepp. The two discuss Rodney's recent battle with COVID-19. Doctors at IU Health North referred to Stepp as the "miracle patient" after his dramatic recovery from the disease.

    Grover Wilcher

    Grover Wilcher

    Kyle Long speaks with the Indianapolis musician and producer Grover Wilcher about his years performing with the R&B group World Entity, and his work recording and releasing early Indianapolis rap music from groups including Tibbs Street Posse and B.M.W.

    Juan Antonio Cuellar

    Juan Antonio Cuellar

    On this episode of Cultural Manifesto week Kyle's guest is Juan Antonio Cuellar, the head digitizing engineer of the Strachwitz Frontera Collection, the largest archive of Mexican and Mexican-American music in existence. Juan has spent the last 18 years personally digitizing and archiving over 120,000 recordings in this collection, and he selected a few favorites to share on Cultural Manifesto.

    Taylor Hall

    Taylor Hall

    This week's show features an interview with Taylor Hall, a nineteen-year-old musician/activist. Hall is a member of Black Women in Charge, the organization behind the Saturday, June 6, 2020 historic protest at the Indiana Statehouse. Hall performs a song written in tribute to George Floyd titled "I Can't Breathe."

    Tyron Cooper

    Tyron Cooper

    This week, Kyle Long features Indiana music of peaceful protest, including an interview with Tyron Cooper, a professor with Indiana University's African American and African Diaspora Studies department.

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