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Bettye LaVette Has Seen (And Sung) It All

Singer Bettye LaVette explored the songs of Bob Dylan on her 2018 album,
Singer Bettye LaVette explored the songs of Bob Dylan on her 2018 album, "Things Have Changed."
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On today's show:

Bettye Takes On Bobby

(Starts at 7:45) 

Bettye LaVette released her first recording in 1962 — the same year that Bob Dylan's debut album came out. After a long stop-and-start career, the veteran R&B artist has been on a roll in recent years, with a 2018 album that included several Dylan songs, demonstrating her sense of adventure and musical curiosity. LaVette visited our studio for a chat with John Horn. (She performs Oct. 6 at The Soraya at Cal State Northridge.)

James Franco In An Unwanted Spotlight

(Starts at 00:45) 

John talks with Gene Maddaus of Variety about his story on Hollywood's latest sexual harassment allegations: "Two former students of James Franco’s now-closed acting school filed a lawsuit Thursday alleging that the classes existed principally to create a way for Franco and his associates to take advantage of young women."

Finding The Right Sound For 'Joker'

Hildur Guðnadóttir is an Icelandic composer and cellist. She composes, performs and engineers both her solo music and film scores in a genre that straddles experimental pop and contemporary music. She's had a breakout year for her film work. Her score to HBO’s “Chernobyl" won her an Emmy Award, and she composed the music to Todd Phillips’ film, “Joker.” Frame producer Jonathan Shifflett spoke with Guðnadóttir about the difficulty of writing music that mirrors the Joker’s inner thoughts.