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Today: Iconic funk artist George Clinton

March 16th, 2015

Episode 206 of 1744 episodes

George Clinton has long been one of the most influential and original Funk artists in the US. Colourful, flamboyant, prescient, 40 years ago his group Parliament released the seminal Chocolate City album, which highlighted the phenomenon of ‘White Flight’ in Washington DC, where black people were moving into the city, while their white neighbours moved out to the suburbs - even suggesting "they call it the White House but that's a temporary situation". How much has Washington DC changed since then? Have race relations in the US changed improved or worsened?

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