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March 18, 2010

Reuniting The Kinks

REUNITING THE KINKS

Geoff Edgers is a staff writer at the Boston Globe. A few years ago, he had a mid-life crisis and decided that he had to get the rock band The Kinks back together again. He reconnected with a high school buddy who’s now a famous filmmaker. And the two set out to film Geoff’s attempts to get the band to reunite. Trouble is, the two brothers who fronted the group more than 40 years ago can’t stand each other. Lead vocalist Ray Davies and lead guitar Dave Davies haven’t spoken in years. Geoff talks with Dick Gordon about his oddball quest, and the memorable moments he had with each Davies brother. The movie, Do It Again, is now on the film festival circuit. 

 

SURVIVING OBAMA

Nicole Anderson Cobb is a history professor, born and raised on the south side of Chicago. Her family and friends are die-hard Obama fans, supporting the President come hell or high water – dissent or disapproval out of the question. Nicole has wrestled with this strange silence, and as an emerging playwright, turned her frustration into a one-woman show. On the heels of her first public performance, Nicole talks to Dick about her true feelings about the President, and what it was like to get up on stage to air them publicly in Obama’s old stomping grounds.

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