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Rosanne Cash means business

Rosanne Cash's latest album is titled
Rosanne Cash's latest album is titled "She Remembers Everything."
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She goes her own way

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Even though she’s considered country music royalty, Rosanne Cash doesn’t consider herself part of the Nashville mainstream. Over the past 2o years, she’s gradually pulled away from the pop-friendly country music that made her a sensation, in favor of more stripped down, introspective recordings that explore mortality, motherhood and loss. She’s further alienated herself from Nashville by being an outspoken critic of the NRA and an ardent supporter of tougher gun control. Cash’s latest album, "She Remembers Everything," continues along a similar path with torch songs and folky ballads peppered with songs inspired by real world gun violence and the weight of grief. Cash spoke to The Frame at the famed Capitol Records building in L.A. on a day off from a lengthy spring tour across the U.S. She spoke about her time growing up in nearby Ventura County, what led her to break away from Nashville, and the life changing events that have inspired her latest work.

How will Oscar rule on 'RBG'?

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In 1956, Ruth Bader Ginsburg was one of just nine women in a class of 500 at Harvard Law School. She was at the top of her class and one of the 25 students to make the Harvard Law Review, beating out hundreds of men, including her future husband. But there was always pushback. Ginsburg began her law career at a time when working women were a novelty and female lawyers were practically unheard of. She remembers when the dean of Harvard Law invited her and the eight other women in her cohort to dinner. He wanted to know: "How do you justify taking a spot from a qualified man?" Filmmakers Betsy West and Julie Cohen wanted their documentary, "RBG," to show the gender discrimination Ginsburg has faced, but they wanted to show her triumphs too. They follow her travels speaking to crowds of adoring fans, many of them millennials, who have dubbed her "The Notorious RGB." The film has an Academy Award nomination in the feature documentary category. West spoke with John Horn about the making of the film.