NPR FOR THE DEAF: We Hear It Even When You Can’t

Yoko Ono visits host David Dye on the World Cafe. The avant-garde pioneer’s new album, Yes, I’m A Witch, is a collection of Ono’s works as interpreted by notable alternative bands. … With contributors ranging from The Flaming Lips, to The Polyphonic Spree, to Cat Power, Yes, I’m A Witch showcases the extent of Ono’s influence on today’s popular music. … The material selected for the CD spans her career, including some early work with John Lennon. … While most of the remixes retain only Ono’s vocals, her art-rock sensibilities shine through with each new rendition.

A look at a new PBS documentary on hip-hop music’s obsession with violence and sex. We talk with BYRON HURT, who directed Hip Hop: Beyond Beats and Rhymes. It airs Tuesday night 2/20/07 on WHYY 12 as part of the PBS series Independent Lens. Hurt is one of the original members of the Mentors in Violence Prevention program, and is the former associate director of the first gender violence prevention program for the United States Marine Corps.

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