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July 28, 2021

Violinist Randall Goosby finds inspiration in his heritage

This week on New Classical Tracks, violinist Randall Goosby connects with his African-American heritage by premiering rediscovered works by Florence Price on his debut album, Roots.

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Interview: Sacramento Singer Breaks Down What It Was Like To Work During Stay-At-Home Orders

Sacramento musician Omari Tau found himself in a troubling situation once the state shut down due to the pandemic. He realized he needed to figure out how to perform, teach and work on singing, all from behind a computer screen.

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July 26, 2021

Why Are Key California Affordable Housing Bills Bottled Up?

Affordable housing advocates are asking why bills supported by state Senate leader Toni Atkins are stuck in the Assembly. One answer appears to be a labor provision pushed by the State Building and Construction Trades Council.

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California Will Require Vaccination Or Testing For Health Care, State Workers

California state employees must show proof of COVID-19 vaccination by Aug. 2. Workers who do not must continue to wear masks at work and be tested at least weekly.

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July 25, 2021

UC Tuition Hike: Regents To Vote On ‘Forever’ Increase

Thursday’s vote could allow UC campuses to raise tuition every year, indefinitely — despite receiving extra state cash. Student groups are outraged and key lawmakers oppose the move, but UC says it needs more money.

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ZZ Top Bassist Dusty Hill Dead At Age 72

July 28, 2021

One-third of the Texas blues-rock mainstay ZZ Top has died. Dusty Hill, the band's bassist and one of its vocalists, was 72 years old, and according to his bandmates died at his home in Houston.