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Category: Interviews

Tune-In Tuesdays #101: Marios Politis on Creating His First Album, This is My Story

Born and raised around a variety of musical influences, the Athens-based composer and guitarist Marios Politis found himself immediately drawn to the likes of rock-n-roll icons such as Metallica. Building on his lifelong connection to music, Politis released his first album, “This is My Story,” last year.

Earlier this month, we spoke with Politis to learn more about his story and what it was like to create his first album.

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Tune-In Tuesdays #99: C.O.D.E. Decodes the Story Behind Their Latest Single, “Words”

Rocking their listeners’ worlds with a blast of energy and emotion throughout their discography, the Athens-based rock band C.O.D.E. (Culture of Digital Elegance) packs yet another powerful punch with their latest single, “Words.”

Earlier this month, we spoke to C.O.D.E. band members Yiannis Katsaros and Vicky Fysikas to learn more about “Words” as well as their upcoming album, “No Excuses.”

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Tune-In Tuesdays #98: Ci Majr on Creating “Guillotine” and “Side Effects”

Vibrant, Atlanta-based pop artist Ci Majr has dazzled audiences once again with the release of her latest single, “Guillotine,” an amped-up pop anthem that explores vulnerability, love, and politics — all at once.

Earlier this month, we spoke with Ci Majr to learn more about “Guillotine,” as well as her upcoming debut EP “Side Effects,” which is scheduled for release on April 16, 2021.

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How Cannabis Industry Leaders Like Curaleaf Will Serve New Jersey’s Recreational Market

After a three-year legislative battle, Gov. Phil Murphy (D-NJ) signed three bills that legalize up to six ounces of cannabis in New Jersey last week.

“In addition to the estimated $126 million in annual tax revenue by the NJ State Legislature, the adult-use market will now open-up a lot of new economic opportunities across the state,” Patrik Jonsson, Curaleaf Regional President, Northeast, explained to us via email.

Although medical marijuana was initially legalized in the Garden State in 2010, Jonsson noted that this shift to the adult-use market will open these opportunities in a way that supports communities that have been negatively impacted by the War on Drugs.

“This legislation will establish an industry that brings equity and economic opportunity to our communities while establishing minimum standards for safe products and allowing law enforcement to focus their resources on real public safety matters,” Gov. Murphy said last week. “We’re taking a monumental step forward to reduce racial disparities in our criminal justice system, while building a promising new industry and standing on the right side of history.”

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Tune-In Tuesdays #90: Marnino Toussaint on “Who Yo’ Stylist”

Warm, down-to-earth, and incredibly personable, South Florida rapper Marnino Toussaint strives to inspire his community through his poetic music and passion for art.

Following the release of his latest single “Who Yo’ Stylist,” we spoke to Toussaint to learn more about the track. The artist also shared the story behind his love for making music and told us a little about his upcoming EP, “What Had Happened Was.”

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Tune-In Tuesdays #87: Blue Stragglers Vocalist Lee Martin on Their Self-Titled EP

Blasting authenticity and expressivity, the “fuzzed up grooved up” Sussex-based alt-rock band Blue Stragglers have rocked listeners with their latest record, a self-titled EP designed to capture how the band performs live.

Recently, we spoke to Blue Stragglers vocalist and guitarist Lee Martin for a casual discussion about their five-track EP. We also bonded over conspiracy theories, gigging, the beauty and universality of musical expression, and much more.

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Tune-In Tuesdays #84: Greysha on “Life Goes Fluently”

As passionate as she is personable, UK-based singer-songwriter Greysha captivates listeners as she explores her own emotions throughout the stories in her music.

Recently, we spoke with Greysha via Zoom to learn more about her latest single, “Life Goes Fluently.” We also discussed her musical roots and upcoming projects.

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Tune-In Tuesdays #83: Cat Dail on “Red Pill”

With a demeanor as warm as midwestern summer sunshine and a heart of gold, NYC-based indie singer-songwriter Cat Dail amplifies awareness surrounding misogyny and race in her lustrous, jazzy new single, “Red Pill.”

Recently, we spoke to Dail via telephone to learn more about the single and the movie it’s made for. We also discussed the importance of women producers in the music industry, among other timely topics.

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AI Joins the Fight Against COVID-19

Last week, the National Institutes of Health announced that AI technology is underway to aid physicians across the United States in the global war against COVID-19.

Recently, we spoke to NIBIB/NIH Director of Research Sciences Krishna Kandarpa, M.D., P.h.D. via email to learn more about the development of this technology and how it could impact the future of radiology.

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