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When We Choose to Take a Knee

Boston-based multi-instrumentalist Jared Holaday represents one of the many hard-working artist-entrepreneurs on the national scene today.  With the recent polarization of society along political lines,  the politicization of the arts has matured into set of challenges for folks like Jared who depend on their interaction with the public to make a living.

A look at how this phenomenon is affecting Jared’s capability to express himself artistically, maintain a professional line of work and be an engaged citizen is the topic of today’s discussion.  By participating in our conversation we take a look at how all artists across mediums are being effected right now by politics.  How politics and artistic expression have always gone hand in hand despite the audiences misgivings and where we might go from here.

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