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Music Heals: Macklemore Talks About the Struggles of Addiction and Starting Over

As part of KEXP's Music Heals series, Macklemore talks with DJ Kevin Cole about his struggles with addiction and recovery.


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Music Heals: Wanz Opens Up About Alcoholism and Life on the Other Side of Recovery

The "Thrift Shop" vocalist talks with Kevin Cole about getting sober and the importance of reaching out for help when you need it.


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Music Heals: Macklemore Talks About the Opiate Epidemic

According to a 2015 report from Washington State's Office of the Attorney General, the majority of drug overdose deaths — more than six out of ten — involve an opioid. In this web exclusive interview, KEXP's DJ Kevin Cole and Macklemore address the epidemic.


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Music Heals: DJ Kevin Cole on Addiction and His Personal Resurrection Day

In this very special piece for Music Heals, KEXP's DJ Kevin Cole offers the powerful story of his own relationship with alcohol and drugs in the hopes of reminding fellow addicts: you are not alone.


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Music Heals: Julien Baker on Addiction and Finding Your Place in the World

Singer/songwriter Julien Baker opens up about her experiences with addiction and finding the place where she belongs.


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Music Heals: Peter Buck on His New Project Arthur Buck, Addiction, and Recovery

The legendary R.E.M. guitarist discusses collaborating with Joseph Arthur and the choices he’s made to make room for hope in his life.


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Music Heals Video Roundup: Artists We've Lost to Cancer

Today, KEXP, in collaboration with the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance Proton Therapy Center, present the latest in our Music Heals series, focusing on the power of music to lift our spirits and heal our souls in the face of cancer. Over the years, this terrible disease has taken many beloved artist...


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Music Heals: KEXP Community Sound-Off on Songs That Give Them Strength

Music heals. Not only has it been scientifically proven to calm anxiety and ease pain, but below, we share anecdotal proof of the power of song. We asked members of the KEXP community to share the songs they turn to during tough times. Check out their picks below.


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Music Heals: KEXP Exclusive Interview with Phantogram

During the recording process of Phantogram's third album, Three, members Sarah Barthel and Josh Carter experienced a devastating loss. Barthel's sister and Carter's close friend Becky died by suicide. While the electro-pop duo has always explored dark themes in their songwriting, they weren't pre...


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Music Heals: Stories & Songs from our Listeners, Part Two

All day long, KEXP is teaming up with the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance Proton Therapy Center to present Music Heals, dedicated to the power of music to lift our spirits and heal our souls in the face of cancer. From 6 AM to 6 PM, John Richards, Cheryl Waters, and Kevin Cole will tell the stories ...


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Music Heals Video Roundup

Music Heals: Stories & Songs from our Listeners, Part One

All day long, KEXP is teaming up with the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance Proton Therapy Center to present Music Heals, dedicated to the power of music to lift our spirits and heal our souls in the face of cancer. From 6 AM to 6 PM, John Richards, Cheryl Waters, and Kevin Cole will tell the stories ...


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Music Heals The Morning Show w/ John Richards

The Mom Show on KEXP 2016

It's been an incredibly rough week, but music always has the power to heal. This morning was the 12th anniversary of the “Mom Show,” a beautiful four-hour program of remembrance and reflection hosted by DJ John Richards on The Morning Show on KEXP. The show began as a memorial for his own mother ...


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