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Straight Outta Compton, Paula McLain, Dan Auerbach of the Black Keys

August 25th, 2015

Episode 983 of 1334 episodes

Straight Outta Compton, the story of Los Angeles urban artists Dr Dre and Ice Cube and the group NWA, is Number One at the US box office. Jaqueline Springer reviews the film. Dan Auerbach, lead singer of US rock duo The Black Keys, discusses his new side project and band the Arcs, formed with his long-time friends and musicians Leon Michels, Richard Swift, Homer Steinweiss, Nick Movshon and Kenny Vaughan. Paula McLain, author of the bestseller The Paris Wife, talks about her new novel, set in colonial Kenya in the 1920s. Circling the Sun brings to life Beryl Markham, the first woman to fly across the Atlantic from East to West who was caught up in a passionate love triangle with safari hunter Denys Finch Hatton and Karen Blixen, author of the classic memoir Out of Africa. Presenter John Wilson Producer Jerome Weatherald.

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