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Friday, July 15, 2005

Rock legend Bo Diddley looks back on 50 years of influencing the sound of rock and roll and R&B. Then, British director Asif Kapadia tells us about his first feature film, “The Warrior,” which has just been released on DVD. Boston Globe columnist Thomas Oliphant describes how his love of the Dodgers impacted his life. And in our regular Please Explain feature we’ll take a look at the origins and basic tenents of Scientology.

The Originator

50 years ago, Checker Records released Bo Diddley’s first record "Bo Diddley"/"I'm A Man". His distinctive guitar playing introduced a new rhythm to rock and roll and forever changed the sound of popular music. He joins us today for a look at his 50-year career in music.

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The Warrior

Writer and director Asif Kapadia is gaining a reputation as one of Britain's most exciting new filmmakers. His ambitious first film, “The Warrior,” is a samurai story set in India. It’s just been released on DVD, along with his short film “The Sheep Thief,” which won the Jury Prize at ...

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Praying for Gil Hodges

Pulitzer-winning Boston Globe columnist Thomas Oliphant turns his attention from Washington to Brooklyn in his new memoir, Praying for Gil Hodges: A Memoir of the 1955 World Series and One Family's Love of the Brooklyn Dodgers.

Music: Field of Dreams Soundtrack
Composed by James Horner
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Please Explain: Scientology

On this week’s Please Explain feature, we’ll take an in-depth look at Scientology. It's been in the news lately, thanks to a few celebrities, and we’ll take some time to find out what it's all about. We'll be speaking with Dr. Douglas Cowan, Associate Professor of Religion and Sociology at ...

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