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Taylor McFerrin Puts The Family Gift To Use

Taylor McFerrin's new album is titled
Taylor McFerrin's new album is titled "Love's Last Chance."

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Steppin' Up To The Mic

(Starts at 7:45)

Taylor McFerrin's father is Bobby McFerrin, and he has a brother and sister who also are singers. Taylor has been making music for some time now, but he's never sung on an album — until now. He joins John Horn to talk about his new album, "Love's Last Chance."

A New Inroad For Telenovelas

(Starts at :45)

Mexican soap operas are hugely popular, but they’re not known for insightful portrayals of LGBTQ characters. Homosexuality remains a stigma in some Latin American countries. Heterosexual characters get to fully navigate the twisting story lines of melodramatic telenovelas. But gay couples’ stories are left by the wayside. A new Mexican telenovela debuted in the U.S. on Univision last night and it’s attempting to upend that trend. Samantha Schmidt wrote about it for the Washington Post and she spoke about her story with guest host Chloe Veltman. 

Inspired By The Boss

The film “Blinded by the Light” (opens Aug. 16) is set in the U.K. of the late 1980s. It's based on Sarfraz Manzoor’s biography, “Greetings from Bury Park.” As a teenager, he found listening to Bruce Springsteen helped him deal with his  experiences as a child of immigrants from Pakistan. Manzoor tells his story to The Frame.