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The Dallas Morning News pop music critic Hunter Hauk presents entertaining, thoughtful segments about music featuring voices from the media and music community in North Texas.

Latest Episodes

A Novel Of The Modern Native American

In Tommy Orange’s debut novel, “There, There” (Knopf), 12 Native Americans living in Oakland intersect at the Big Oakland Powwow. The book has been hailed by readers and critics alike, and we talk with Orange about creating native characters who participate in the modern world while holding tightly to their identities.

48 MIN2018 NOV 6
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A Novel Of The Modern Native American

City of the Sun

"City of the Sun" is a song written by Dallas-born musician and author David Yaffe, who has written a biography of famed singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell. On this track, Yaffe plays piano, and Hassanah Iroegbu provides the vocals.

2 MIN2017 DEC 20
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City of the Sun

Your Victim

Your Victim is a song written and performed by Dallas-born musician and author David Yaffe, who has written a biography of acclaimed singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell.

4 MIN2017 DEC 20
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Your Victim

Save Me From Myself

This song is written by David Yaffe, a Dallas native who graduated from Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts. He's also the author of a new biography of acclaimed singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell. The singer on this track is Hassanah Iroegbu. Yaffe plays the piano.

2 MIN2017 DEC 20
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Save Me From Myself

Jeff Guinn talks about visiting Jonestown site

Author Jeff Guinn describes his visit to the Jonestown site in Guyana.

6 MIN2017 MAR 29
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Jeff Guinn talks about visiting Jonestown site

Bobby Sessions

BOBBY SESSIONS: We chat about music and coming of age in North Texas with the 24-year-old Dallas rapper. He’s just released the critically acclaimed album LOA, a jazz-influenced collection with a wide range of topics. He’ll play an hourlong set on January 30 at Deep Ellum’s RBC for its grand reopening event.

21 MIN2016 JAN 29
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Bobby Sessions

Individuality: Superstar Garth Brooks, singer Lera Lynn, rapper Lord Byron

Host Hunter Hauk discusses the meaning of Garth Brooks before the star comes to American Airlines Center for seven shows, he interviews ‘True Detective’ singer Lera Lynn before her upcoming Kessler gig, and we share the voice and music of innovative Dallas rapper Lord Byron.

30 MIN2015 SEP 15
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Individuality: Superstar Garth Brooks, singer Lera Lynn, rapper Lord Byron

Legacy: Dr. Dre is back, Dallas’ Spector 45 vets reunite, Hunter Hauk visits 508 Park, Dawn Burkes shares her kid’s favorite artists

Host Hunter Hauk discusses Dr. Dre’s new album, including the involvement of local rapper and songwriter Justin Mohrle (aka Justus). We also go inside the rehearsals for an upcoming reunion show by Deep Ellum punk band Spector 45 five years after the tragic suicides of two of its members. There’s also a visit to 508 Park, the downtown Dallas building where bluesman Robert Johnson recorded iconic songs. Finally, the DMN’s Dawn Burkes discusses five legacy artists who've captured her 6-year-old daughter’s imagination.

31 MIN2015 AUG 14
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Legacy: Dr. Dre is back, Dallas’ Spector 45 vets reunite, Hunter Hauk visits 508 Park, Dawn Burkes shares her kid’s favorite artists

Rediscovery: Singer Salim Nourallah discusses new album, host Hunter Hauk discusses Janet Jackson, KXT’s Gini Mascorro recommends summer cool-down songs, Dawn Burkes reviews Keith Sweat’s recent Dallas show

KXT's Gini Mascorro gives her top 5 songs to visit in the summer heat, The Dallas Morning News writer Dawn Burkes reviews Keith Sweat's latest visit to Dallas, and Singer, Songwriter Salim Nourallah talks about his musical influences.

38 MIN2015 JUL 29
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Rediscovery: Singer Salim Nourallah discusses new album, host Hunter Hauk discusses Janet Jackson, KXT’s Gini Mascorro recommends summer cool-down songs, Dawn Burkes reviews Keith Sweat’s recent Dallas show
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Latest Episodes

A Novel Of The Modern Native American

In Tommy Orange’s debut novel, “There, There” (Knopf), 12 Native Americans living in Oakland intersect at the Big Oakland Powwow. The book has been hailed by readers and critics alike, and we talk with Orange about creating native characters who participate in the modern world while holding tightly to their identities.

48 MIN2018 NOV 6
Comments
A Novel Of The Modern Native American

City of the Sun

"City of the Sun" is a song written by Dallas-born musician and author David Yaffe, who has written a biography of famed singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell. On this track, Yaffe plays piano, and Hassanah Iroegbu provides the vocals.

2 MIN2017 DEC 20
Comments
City of the Sun

Your Victim

Your Victim is a song written and performed by Dallas-born musician and author David Yaffe, who has written a biography of acclaimed singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell.

4 MIN2017 DEC 20
Comments
Your Victim

Save Me From Myself

This song is written by David Yaffe, a Dallas native who graduated from Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts. He's also the author of a new biography of acclaimed singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell. The singer on this track is Hassanah Iroegbu. Yaffe plays the piano.

2 MIN2017 DEC 20
Comments
Save Me From Myself

Jeff Guinn talks about visiting Jonestown site

Author Jeff Guinn describes his visit to the Jonestown site in Guyana.

6 MIN2017 MAR 29
Comments
Jeff Guinn talks about visiting Jonestown site

Bobby Sessions

BOBBY SESSIONS: We chat about music and coming of age in North Texas with the 24-year-old Dallas rapper. He’s just released the critically acclaimed album LOA, a jazz-influenced collection with a wide range of topics. He’ll play an hourlong set on January 30 at Deep Ellum’s RBC for its grand reopening event.

21 MIN2016 JAN 29
Comments
Bobby Sessions

Individuality: Superstar Garth Brooks, singer Lera Lynn, rapper Lord Byron

Host Hunter Hauk discusses the meaning of Garth Brooks before the star comes to American Airlines Center for seven shows, he interviews ‘True Detective’ singer Lera Lynn before her upcoming Kessler gig, and we share the voice and music of innovative Dallas rapper Lord Byron.

30 MIN2015 SEP 15
Comments
Individuality: Superstar Garth Brooks, singer Lera Lynn, rapper Lord Byron

Legacy: Dr. Dre is back, Dallas’ Spector 45 vets reunite, Hunter Hauk visits 508 Park, Dawn Burkes shares her kid’s favorite artists

Host Hunter Hauk discusses Dr. Dre’s new album, including the involvement of local rapper and songwriter Justin Mohrle (aka Justus). We also go inside the rehearsals for an upcoming reunion show by Deep Ellum punk band Spector 45 five years after the tragic suicides of two of its members. There’s also a visit to 508 Park, the downtown Dallas building where bluesman Robert Johnson recorded iconic songs. Finally, the DMN’s Dawn Burkes discusses five legacy artists who've captured her 6-year-old daughter’s imagination.

31 MIN2015 AUG 14
Comments
Legacy: Dr. Dre is back, Dallas’ Spector 45 vets reunite, Hunter Hauk visits 508 Park, Dawn Burkes shares her kid’s favorite artists

Rediscovery: Singer Salim Nourallah discusses new album, host Hunter Hauk discusses Janet Jackson, KXT’s Gini Mascorro recommends summer cool-down songs, Dawn Burkes reviews Keith Sweat’s recent Dallas show

KXT's Gini Mascorro gives her top 5 songs to visit in the summer heat, The Dallas Morning News writer Dawn Burkes reviews Keith Sweat's latest visit to Dallas, and Singer, Songwriter Salim Nourallah talks about his musical influences.

38 MIN2015 JUL 29
Comments
Rediscovery: Singer Salim Nourallah discusses new album, host Hunter Hauk discusses Janet Jackson, KXT’s Gini Mascorro recommends summer cool-down songs, Dawn Burkes reviews Keith Sweat’s recent Dallas show
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