Darren kicks off the show dropping a bombshell on the panel when he looks into reporting around the U.S. government seizing records for phone lines assigned to the Associated Press and its journalists. Cristina finds out if we can prove rap is the most important music since 1960 using Science. Finally, Adam revisits his segment on plastic vs cloth bags after a listener points out he may have failed to consider the consequences of plastic on our environment.
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Presidential War On Press?
Can Science Prove Hip Hop Is Most Influential Genre?
CNN: Is rap the most important music since 1960? Scientists say they have proof
Inquirer: Mathematics tracks the hip hop revolution
BBC News: Pop music marked by three revolutions in 50 years
YouTube: Interview with Dr Mathias Mauch
Wiki: Royal Society Open Science
Wiki: Philippine Daily Inquirer
Atlantic: 1991: The Most Important Year in Pop-Music History
Energy Costs Vs Waste
TRC #484: Contact Lenses + Vegetarianism Rates + Plastic vs Reusable Bags – The Reality Check
TRC #508: Politicians Use Songs Without Permission? + Plastic Straws and the Great Pacific Garbage Patch + Wear Sunscreen – The Reality Check
MUSIC CONSUMPTION HAS UNINTENDED ECONOMIC AND ENVIRONMENTAL COSTS – University of Glasgow