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KCSU Interview: Dr. Joseph Brown for Academic Integrity Week

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KCSU Interview: Dr. Joseph Brown for Academic Integrity Week

Here at CSU, we take Academic Integrity seriously. Being honest is what being a Ram is all about! And to raise awareness, talk about all things honest, and address concerns students may have about academic integrity and dishonesty, our host, Laurelle Turner, sat down with Dr. Brown from the Department of Academic Integrity. https://ia601500.us.archive.org/2/items/KCSUInterviewsDr.BrownForAcademicIntegrityWeekEP1LTurner/KCSU-Interviews_Dr.Brown-for-academic-integrity-week_EP1_LTurner.mp3Podcast (kcsu-interviews): Play in new window |...

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Album Review: "Out to Graze" by The Malai Llama

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Album Review: "Out to Graze" by The Malai Llama

By: Dominic Fante There’s no shortage of local jam bands in Colorado, but The Malai Llama seems to be among those leading the pack lately. The Nederland-based quartet recently headlined the Fox Theater with Mike Travis of The String Cheese Incident and EOTO, as well as playing the Beanstalk Music & Arts Festival in Westcliffe and nearly every small-town bar and brewery on the western slope. They’ve shared stages with huge names like George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic, Blues Traveler, and Trey Anastasio Band. Despite having played...

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KCSU News: Dr. Woldezion Mesghinna

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KCSU News: Dr. Woldezion Mesghinna

Dr. Woldezion Mesghinna is the President of NRCE, based here in Fort Collins. Due to his origins in Eritrea and personal passions, Dr. Mesghinna has published a book addressing the development of sustainable food security in Sub-Saharan Africa titled, “How Sub-Saharan Africa can Achieve Food Security”.  Often, we find ourselves in the midst of life riddled with whether or not our sports team will win, whether or not our crush will finally notice us, whether or not we can afford the whipped cream on our daily double macchiato. This life we...

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Artist Profile: Mick Jenkins

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Artist Profile: Mick Jenkins

Genre classification: Rap, Hip-hop, Acid Jazz, Poetry. Record Label: Cinematic Music Group Mixtapes: The Mickstape (2012)                       The Pursuit of Happiness: The Story of Mickalascage (2012)                       Trees and Truth (2013) Studio Albums: The Waters[s] (2014)                                   Wave[s] (2015)                                  The Healing Component (2016) The Chicago rapper, Mick Jenkins, has built his name through his use of expressive language and imagery, as well as his socially conscious outlook on...

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Hannah Holbrook of SHEL

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Hannah Holbrook of SHEL

On September 16, SHEL, a local indie rock band from Fort Collins, made a quick stop at the Bizarre Bazaar in town for a small concert and vinyl album release. One of the four sisters in the popular band, Hannah (piano and vocals), was kind enough to call in to interview with our host, Laurelle, from San Francisco ahead of the concert. https://ia601503.us.archive.org/30/items/SHELInerview/SHEL%20Inerview_mixdown.mp3Podcast (kcsu-music): Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android |...

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Tyler Williams of The Head and The Heart

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Tyler Williams of The Head and The Heart

On August 26th, 2016, RamFest 2016 kicked off the fall semester for the Colorado State campus with a huge concert paired with local food trucks and plenty of beautiful, evening weather. Rising stars Coleman Hell and R. City opened for The Head and The Heart (THATH), ahead of THATH’s old-out show at Red Rocks on August 28th. Tyler Williams, drummer for THATH, called into KCSU-FM for an exclusive interview, conducted by our host, Laurelle Turner.  ...

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Still Breathing: A Review of Green Day’s Revolution Radio

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Still Breathing: A Review of Green Day’s Revolution Radio

“I get my kicks and I wanna start a rager…” With those words, heard for the first time by a wide audience on August 11th the return of Green Day had begun, not just to music, but also to top form.  Revolution Radio is the tenth album of all new material put out by Green Day on Reprise Records and the twelfth album they have released since their career began in the late 1980’s and early 1990’s.  It boasts 12 new tracks and is notably produced by Green Day themselves, rather than someone from the outside of the band.  This shows in the level of...

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Seventy Nine Minutes with Tory Lanez

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Seventy Nine Minutes with Tory Lanez

Versatile doesn’t even begin to identify Tory Lanez. From redefining the overlap of rap and R&B, to incorporating the seamless beauty of production through his beats, Lanez has been on the come-up since he first started underground in 2010. His latest reveal, the captivating studio album titled I Told You, does nothing but unravel the journey the artist has undergone to get where he is. Lanez has been en route to rising above the Toronto shadow of Drake for the past 5 years. And although it’s going to take a hell of a lot more for the...

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Interview: Hannah Holbrook of SHEL

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Interview: Hannah Holbrook of SHEL

At this year’s New West Fest, I finally had the opportunity to see, live, one of my favorite local bands, SHEL. Their performance was one of the few that has stuck with me. It became essential that I interview this talented quartet of sisters. And, back in September, SHEL passed through their hometown of Fort Collins in order to play a small show and release party at Bizarre Bazaar. My time had come. Hannah, the H in SHEL, is the piano and back-up vocals of the group. She called in for the interview from San Francisco. The interview below is...

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A Night of Storytelling with Blitzen Trapper

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A Night of Storytelling with Blitzen Trapper

With the weather cooling down (shortly before the Autumn Equinox), walking in to The Downtown Artery for a Blitzen Trapper show seemed more than appropriate. This rustic folk band is rooted in Portland, Oregon and The Artery was to host one of the many stops on their tour. This tour is appropriately named “Songbook: A Night of Stories and Songs”, where Blitzen Trapper would take longer breaks between each song to delve into the history of how it was developed. The stories told between each song brought the entire experience to a...

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