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Painting: Untitled by Zdislav Beksinski
Untitled by Zdislav Beksinski

Hunger Strike: A Protest Across California

Steven Czifra spent 10 years in prison – eight of them in solitary confinement. Also: Author Ron Rash reads his short story “Something Rich and Strange,” from his new collection, “Nothing Gold Can Stay;” and violinist Hilary Hahn, who learned to play Bach when she was four, still loves to play his compositions as a soloist – and with other musicians.


“The Fall” by Rhye; “In Particular” by Blonde Redhead; and Concerto for Two Violins in D minor BWV 1043; Concerto for Oboe and Violin in C minor, BWV 1060; and other selections by J.S. Bach, performed by Hilary Hahn.

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