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September 03, 2010

30 Years Of The Breaks

Produced by
Anita Woodley


This year is a major anniversary for hip hop. It has been thirty years since Kurtis Blow got people break dancing with his hit song The Breaks. Kurtis was the first hip hop artist to get a major record deal and he went on to have numerous number one hits.  Kurtis is celebrating the milestone with a European tour. He joins Dick Gordon to talk about hip hop, rap, and his latest initiative: bringing music to the masses in his Los Angeles hip hop church.

The Bikini Team 

Labor Day weekend -- many of us will head for one last time to the pool. Today -  Dick speaks with a group of women who have a special relationship with summer and swimming. They call themselves The Bikini Team. They are friends, now in their late 50s and early 60s, who’ve made a pact to make bikinis a way of life. Most of them spent many summer days at the community “swimming hole.” It wasn’t until years later that they met back up and made a deal that no matter how old they got, they would forever hold true to the bikini state of mind.

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