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People Have The Power

Music • Society-and-culture

What are the greatest protest songs of all time? Join host Steve Baltin as he talks with icons, from Carlos Santana and John Densmore (the Doors) to Alanis Morissette and Shepard Fairey, about their choices for the protest songs that have shaped their music and ideals.

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