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Lila Downs Turns Up The Heat With 'Al Chile'

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Lila Downs' latest album is titled "Al Chile."
Lila Downs' latest album is titled "Al Chile."

On today's show:

Singing It Straight, No Chaser

(Starts at 7:45)

Throughout her 25-year career, singer Lila Downs has never shied away from addressing politics and injustice in her work, covering wide-ranging issues such as immigration, feminism and indigenous rights in both the U.S. and Mexico. Downs talks with John Horn about her latest album, “Al Chile,” singing with her mother in the Mixtec language, working with producer Camilo Lara (Mexican Institute of Sound), and how she uses art to make sense of the world around her.

Disney Completes Its Streaming Deal

(Starts at :45)

At the Upfront presentations in New York City, ABC presented its fall lineup, but the big news came from parent company Disney, which announced its deal to take full ownership of the Hulu streaming service. Lucas Shaw of Bloomberg News chats with John from New York.

Every Artist Has A Mentor

(Starts at 18:45)

KPCC arts education reporter Carla Javier introduces her series that reunites people who are working in the arts and entertainment fields with the high school teachers and mentors who changed their lives. Up first: animator and illustrator Sanjay Patel and his San Bernardino High art teacher, Julie Tabler.

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