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  1. Wichita Lineman

    People reflect on the emotional impact of the country-pop crossover track.

    Wichita Lineman, the ultimate country/pop crossover track, is the subject of this week’s Soul Music.

    David Crary is a lineman from Oklahoma. He describes his job - storm-chasing to mend fallen power-lines; travelling on ‘dirt roads, gravel roads, paved roads… up in the farmlands of Illinois and Missouri… down south in the Swamplands… it ain’t nothing to swerve in the middle of the road in your bucket-truck to miss an alligator ‘.

    He recalls the first time he heard Wichita Lineman, travelling in the back of his family’s Station Wagon, listening to the radio… thinking that being a lineman ‘must be a cool job’ if someone’s written a song about it. Also a part-time musician, David has recorded his own version of the song which sums up his working life… on the road, working long hours, away from his wife and six kids.

    Wichita Lineman was written by Jimmy Webb for the Country star Glen Campbell. It tells the story of a lonely lineman in the American midwest, travelling vast distances to mend power and telephone lines.

    Released in 1968 it’s an enduring classic, crossing the boundary between pop and country. It’s been covered many times, but it’s Glen Campbell’s version which remains the best loved and most played.

    Johnny Cash also recorded an extraordinary and very raw version. Peter Lewry, a lifelong Cash fan, describes how this recording came about, towards the end of Cash’s career.

    Meggean Ward’s father was a lineman in Rhode Island… her memories of seeing him in green work trousers, a plaid shirt and black boots, wrapping his cracked hands in bandages every morning before setting off to climb telephone poles are interwoven forever with Wichita Lineman… as a child she always felt the song was written for her father, who else?

    Glen Campbell also gave an interview for this programme. Shortly after the interview was recorded, Campbell went public about his diagnosis of Alzheimer’s. His contribution to the programme is brief, and includes an acoustic performance of the song. It was a real privilege to record this, appropriately enough, down the line.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b013f96w

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  2. Presentable #28: Everything You Know About Web Design Changed Last March - Relay FM

    This week we discuss CSS Grid Layout with Jen Simmons, Designer Advocate at the Mozilla Foundation. We also cover how web standards are made, how that’s different from the past, and how to keep up with it all.

    https://www.relay.fm/presentable/28

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  3. 274: Vanilla JS with Chris Ferdinandi - ShopTalk

    We’re talking with Chris Ferdinandi about Javascript, specifically Vanilla Javascript, and what that means on the web in 2017.

    https://shoptalkshow.com/episodes/274-vanilla-js-chris-ferdinandi/

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  4. Style Guides with Josh Clark

    This week, we’re joined by Josh Clark who works with clients on their design systems. He shares his approach to designing them, and how he makes sure they continue to be maintained.

    https://soundcloud.com/style-guide-podcast/josh-clark

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  5. Track Changes: When Borders Collapse: Inside the World of Web Standards with Eric Meyer

    The history and the future of CSS: this week Paul and Rich talk to Eric Meyer, an expert on HTML and CSS for more than two decades, about web design and standards. Touching on both basic and more technical aspects of CSS, topics covered include the development of the style sheet language, the incompatibility of early web browsers, accessibility (or lack thereof) in modern web design, and, of course, what the W3C CSS working group’s after-parties are like.

    http://trackchanges.libsyn.com/when-borders-collapse-inside-the-world-of-web-standards-with-eric-myers

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  6. Presentable #27: Designing Hardware is Insanely Difficult - Relay FM

    Hardware designer Matt Webb joins the show to discuss why it’s so difficult to design great physical products, how our expectations have changed recently, and why he loves wearing his Snapchat Spectacles to cricket matches.

    https://www.relay.fm/presentable/27

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  7. Spotlight: Sareh Heidari — Responsive Web Design

    This week we are joined by Sareh Heidari, a web developer at BBC News, who talks about accessibility, globalization, and CSS at scale.

    https://responsivewebdesign.com/podcast/sareh-heidari/

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  8. The “First” Blogger, Justin Hall | Internet History Podcast

    A lot of people give credit to Justin Hall for being, if not the first, then spiritually, at least, the “first” blogger. Since early 1994, first as Justin’s Homepage and at various points, as Justin’s Links from the Underground and Links.net, Justin Hall has been writing online and sharing online—especially, sharing himself online—longer than almost anyone else on the planet. Hear his story today, and watch his documentary at: http://overshare.links.net/

    http://www.internethistorypodcast.com/2017/06/the-first-blog-justin-hall/

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  9. Patterns Day: Alla Kholmatova

    Alla Kholmatova speaking at Patterns Day in Brighton on June 30, 2017.

    A one-day event for web designers and developers on design systems, pattern libraries, style guides, and components.

    Patterns Day is brought to you by Clearleft.

    https://patternsday.com/

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  10. Patterns Day: Paul Lloyd

    Paul Lloyd speaking at Patterns Day in Brighton on June 30, 2017.

    A one-day event for web designers and developers on design systems, pattern libraries, style guides, and components.

    Patterns Day is brought to you by Clearleft.

    https://patternsday.com/

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