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There’s nothing fake about David Murray.

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An array of writers, musicians and friends will gather at The Center for Fiction on Wednesday, for “an evening of readings, music, reflection, and gratitude in celebration of the life and legacy of Toni Morrison.”

Morrison, who died on Aug. 5 at 88, was an American novelist of profound craft and penetrating vision, as well as a writer of oracular authority on the subjects of race and social justice.

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Michael Bourne
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WBGO's Michael Bourne has experienced thousands of musical events throughout his amazing career as an announcer for the greatest jazz station in the world.

But before he came to WBGO, he was a young reporter who got a chance to cover Woodstock 50 years ago.

His journey was unforgettable.

Click above to hear Michael retell his trip to Woodstock.

Ask Governor Murphy
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On the most recent edition of Ask Governor Murphy on WBGO, Goveror Murphy spoke with host Nancy Solomon about what's being done about the high levels of lead in Newark's drinking water.  Governor Murphy made it clear that it's not just a local problem, but a national crisis with so many towns and cities using old lead pipes.

Click above to hear Governor Murphy from the August 14 edition of Ask Governor Murphy.

Mildred Antenor
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WBGO commentator Mildred Antenor is very concerned after seeing in a New York Times article that rapes in New York City are up 19 percent the first quarter of this year.  She's also not pleased with the results of a recent poll asking women how they protect themselves.

Mildren Antenor is a professor at Seton Hall University and the author of the new memoir The Gladioli Are Invisible: A Memoir.

New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal is among the plaintiffs in a multistate lawsuit against the Trump administration over a new immigration rule that advocates say will drive immigrant communities further underground.

The rule expands the definition of a “public charge” to include immigrants using certain public assistance programs, including Medicaid and food stamps. Immigrants deemed a “public charge” have a more difficult time being granted legal status.

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