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Mark Doyle's Guitar Noir Makes Its Return

Veteran Syracuse guitarist and bandleader Mark Doyle brings his Guitar Noir project back to his hometown Auburn Public Theater at 8 p.m. Saturday, April 4, a year after the debut of the layered and luscious combination of rock and strings. In this first edition of Mark It Up in Syracuse, WAER community blogger Mark Bialczak sits down with Doyle to talk about the show, his band, and the many musical connections he's made over the decades. Doyle also takes out his acoustic guitar and delivers...
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NPR's Michel Martin led two challenging conversations about race this week, focusing on fearful perceptions of African-American men and how these fears play out in people's everyday lives. Guests including author and Georgetown University Law Professor Paul Butler examined the research and the complicated emotions behind this fear.

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Lauren Winfrey

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Joe Lee

Veteran Syracuse guitarist and bandleader Mark Doyle brings his Guitar Noir project back to his hometown Auburn Public Theater at 8 p.m. Saturday, April 4, a year after the debut of the layered and luscious combination of rock and strings. In this first edition of Mark It Up in Syracuse,  WAER community blogger Mark Bialczak sits down with Doyle to talk about the show, his band, and the many musical connections he's made over the decades. Doyle also takes out his acoustic guitar and delivers a special treat.

Karen Dewitt

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Scott Willis, WAER News

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Some of the seafood that winds up in American grocery stores, in restaurants, even in cat food may have been caught by Burmese slaves. That's the conclusion of a yearlong investigation by The Associated Press.

The AP discovered and interviewed dozens of men being held against their will on Benjina, a remote Indonesian island, which serves as the base for a trawler fleet that fishes in the area.

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