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Nicholas Young

Perspectives on family, disability, technology, and media.


Co-created in 2013 by Joshua Wentz and Nicholas Young, Dispatch touches almost every aspect of the modern artist’s career. Wentz, a label-owner and musician, brings a unique perspective from Chicago’s underground.

Cultural Crossroads

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Art is a known cultural intersection. One genre influences another, performers share techniques, stories, and tips for success. We know this, and as music critics, typically champion genre-spanning collaborations. That said, what happens when you break the standard code of ethics that define how to properly attribute your influences?

In this episode, we take on this very question. How can artists, record labels, and producers politely nod to their heroes without copying their work?


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Derrick Clifton

Derrick is a Chicago-based journalist, communicator and social justice aficionado inspired by cross-cultural interaction and dialogue. He speaks and writes regularly on racially or culturally-charged issues in the Windy City and beyond.

Derrick first journeyed into journalism as an opinion editor and weekly columnist for The Daily Northwestern, the award-winning daily publication for Northwestern University and the city of Evanston, Illinois, tackling social issues both locally and nationally for two years. Key coverage topics included the Northwestern Diversity Movement, LGBTQ issues and local politics.