Opus 2-23-18 George Boykin

George Boykin is the guest on Opus today. George talks about growing up in Sioux City in a time of segregation and his time with the Sanford Community Center and the Woodbury County Board of Supervisors. He also talks about the struggle facing many musicians of color during the mid 20th century.

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All right, let's turn now to the story that has dominated the week - the aftermath of the shooting in Florida.

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Welcome. Sit. Stay. Lacy.

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Lacy is a beautiful 8 week old Domestic Shorthair Tabby kitten that came into the station meowing up a storm. She is very energetic, playful, happy, curious, and also has a brother named Thomas. They are both looking to be adopted at the Siouxland Humane Society. 

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Animal Song of the Week:

As a groundswell grows against the National Rifle Association in the aftermath of last week's school massacre in Parkland, Fla., several businesses say they are ending their partnerships with the gun advocacy group.

The brands — ranging from insurance companies to rental cars — all announced their decisions on Twitter, many in direct response to tweets demanding change coalesced under the trending hashtag #boycottNRA.

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