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“Country music is about two four-letter words: love and loss”

Country music gets the Ken Burns treatment. Boris is in at Number 10 Downing. And feverish, hungry ghosts.

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Ken Burns, Country Music

When you think of Ken Burns, baseball or the Civil War might be the first things that come to mind. But his latest eight-part documentary series is about country music. From Dolly Parton to Old Town Road, he says, country has shaped music in America and beyond.

Boris Johnson is the Brexit PM

It’s official: Boris Johnson is the UK’s new prime minister. Who is he, and can he deliver on Brexit? BBC global affairs correspondent Naomi Grimley spoke with Bill Radke from London with a refresher.

Jane Wong, After Preparing the Altar, the Ghosts Feast Feverishly

If your ancestors were here today: what would they eat? Poet Jane Wong asked herself that question and came up with oranges, flip flops, pizza – and the pizza box – as well as more ineffable things like the frontier, and the American Dream. Her new show at the Frye is called After Preparing the Altar, the Ghosts Feast Feverishly, and she spoke about it with Record producer Adwoa Gyimah-Brempong.