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Gay conversion therapy at the center of 'Cameron Post'

Published August 10, 2018 at 10:05 AM PDT
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Chloe Grace Moretz stars in "The Miseducation of Cameron Post."
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Chloe Grace Moretz stars in "The Miseducation of Cameron Post."

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Not your usual teen coming-of-age movie

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When filmmaker Desiree Akhavan read Emily M. Danforth's coming-of-age teen novel, "The Miseducation of Cameron Post," when it came out in 2012, she knew she wanted to turn it into a film. Not because she was looking to tell a story about gay conversion therapy, which the book is about, but because she knew she could turn it into the kind of teen movie she wished she'd seen when she was growing up. Akhavan's debut feature, the 2014 movie, "Appropriate Behavior," was largely based on her own experience coming out as bisexual to her Iranian immigrant parents. In "The Miseducation of Cameron Post," Chloe Grace Moretz plays the title character who's sent to a boarding school called "God's Promise" to rid herself of "SSA" — same-sex attraction. Akhavan spoke with The Frame host John Horn about the film and why it's meant so much to her.

Spotify takes aim at Apple in deal with Samsung

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The biggest music streaming service has teamed up with the the biggest maker of smartphones. The Spotify app will now be part of the set-up process on many new phones, televisions, tablets, watches and speakers. What are the ramifications for the industry and for Apple?

Guest: Bloomberg News reporter Lucas Shaw

A new wave of protest songs

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Texas-based songwriter Radney Foster grew up in Del Rio, TX near the the border. When his ex-wife took their son to live in France, he wrote “Godspeed (Sweet Dreams),” about the pain of separation. He recently translated the song into Spanish, renamed "Godspeed (Dulces Sueños)" in solidarity with families at the border and to send a message to his conservative fanbase.

When Gaby Moreno came to the U.S. from Guatemala she wanted to make American indie music. Now, she combines traditional Latin music with pop sensibilities. Recently she teamed up with famed producer Van Dyke Parks for an updated version of David Rudder’s 1998 song, “The Immigrants,” to support efforts to reunite families at the border.

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