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Music Staff Picks: The Best Releases of April

billy woods – Aethiopes On Aethiopes, billy woods reestablishes his strengths as a storyteller, with help from producer Preservation’s experimentally jazzy beats. By now, woods has cemented himself as one of hip hop’s greatest writers, and his brooding yet clever introspection sounds especially powerful over Preservation’s musical backdropping. Samples of pianos will twinkle across some tracks, and pound discordantly on others, while electric guitars ring and horns blow. By the time the harmonica enters the equation, the beats here are unparalleled. It is an enveloping atmosphere completed by excellent percussion, which moves between hand drums, full kits, and shuffling jangles … Continued

Soccer Mommy Hints at New Sound at Mission Creek Festival

Overall, Soccer Mommy earned the headline spot at Mission Creek Festival with their bright-sounding indie underpinning the deeper, darker meaning looming in the lyrics. Sometimes, Forever releases June 24th and can be pre-ordered through her website. 

KRUI News Reporter Emily Woodbury spoke with two food industry representatives about the recent "pink slime" debate.

The “Pink Slim” Debate

By KRUI News Reporter Emily Woodbury Below are two interviews discussing the recent hot topic of “pink slime” or textured lean beef trimmings. This type of beef is a combination of the last amounts of useable meat, it is treated with ammonia, and often is mixed with ground beef. Back in 2002, a Food Safety and Inspection Service microbiologist coined the term “pink slime”, but just recently this name has come up in the public. After consumer complaints, several food suppliers, grocery stores, and schools have either discontinued or outright banned the use of these beef trimmings in food products. … Continued

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