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December 22, 2010

30 YEARS OF THE BREAKS

Produced by
Anita Woodley

30 YEARS OF THE BREAKS

This year is a major anniversary for hip hop. It has been thirty years since Kurtis Blow got people break dancing with hit songs like "Christmas Rappin'" and "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. 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 MANAGER OF THE SOUTH POLE

No sunsets or sun rises. Twenty below zero is the average summer temp. No leaving in the winter, unless it’s an emergency. That’s all in a day’s work for the employees in Antarctica. Jerry Macala did a stint at the South Pole from 2001 to 2002. Now, he’s trying to save a piece of South Pole history.

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