On today's show:
YOUR INVITATION TO SONG CLUB
(Starts at 7:45)
Song Club is an L.A.-based performance and conversation series featuring songwriters of all genres composing music around a common theme. Hosted by songwriters Inara George and Eleni Mandell, the series evolved from Mandell’s songwriting workshops at local colleges and prisons. John Horn moderated a Song Club event at Will Geer’s Theatricum Botanicum in Topanga Canyon last Fall. Before the show, he spoke with George and Mandell about songwriting today and the goal of their concert series.
IS R. KELLY STILL GETTING PAID?
(Starts at :45)
The R&B singer and songwriter is facing multiple charges of sexual abuse, but his music can still be found on the major streaming services. Amy Wang of Rolling Stone talks with John Horn about whether he and his former record label are still profiting.
UP FROM THE STREETS
(Starts at 18:45)
Who are the people you pass in L.A., sleeping on the street? At last count, there were more than 55,000 homeless men and women in Los Angeles County. If you’d passed one particular homeless man walking up and down Melrose in the late 1980s, you unknowingly rubbed elbows with a man who became the composer behind dozens of popular TV shows. The Frame contributor Tim Greiving has the story.