the 80s http://wamc.org en After 30 Years, The Heart of Rock and Roll is Definitely Still Beating http://wamc.org/post/after-30-years-heart-rock-and-roll-definitely-still-beating <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>In 1983, <a href="http://www.hueylewisandthenews.com">Huey Lewis and The News</a> released their third album, <em>Sports</em>.</p><p>The songs on <em>Sports </em>are "The Heart of Rock &amp; Roll," "Heart and Soul," "Bad Is Bad," "I Want a New Drug," “Walking on a Thin Line," "Finally Found a Home," "If This Is It," “You Crack Me Up," and "Honky Tonk Blues" (of course, a Hank Williams song). The band aimed each song toward becoming a radio single - during a time in the music industry when that what made the difference between sales and slipping into oblivion.</p><p> Wed, 08 May 2013 14:10:00 +0000 Sarah LaDuke 64150 at http://wamc.org After 30 Years, The Heart of Rock and Roll is Definitely Still Beating "The 80s: The Decade That Made Us" on the National Geographic Channel http://wamc.org/post/80s-decade-made-us-national-geographic-channel <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Tonight the <a href="http://www.channel.nationalgeographic.com">National Geographic Channel</a> will premiere their 6-part miniseries <em>The 80s: The Decade that Made Us</em>.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The series is based, in part, on the book <em><a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0345518780/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=9325&amp;creativeASIN=0345518780&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=wamcnortheast-20">Back to Our Future: How the 1980s Explain the World We Live in Now--Our Culture, Our Politics, Our Everything</a><img alt="" border="0" height="1" src="http://www.assoc-amazon.com/e/ir?t=wamcnortheast-20&amp;l=as2&amp;o=1&amp;a=0345518780" style="border:none !important; margin:0px !important;" width="1"></em> by David Sirota.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">WAMC's Sarah LaDuke spoke with Sirota in advance of tonight's premiere.</span></p><p> Sun, 14 Apr 2013 16:30:00 +0000 Sarah LaDuke 62129 at http://wamc.org "The 80s: The Decade That Made Us" on the National Geographic Channel