Arts Express: Music Legend Janis Ian Talks Society’s Child

A Conversation With Janis Ian: The famed music legend discusses her new Grammy Award winning audio memoir, Society’s Child. And just how the flavor of those times back in the 60s has informed her music. And, fighting the system in different but no less defiant ways today, by taking on the corporate music industry and its stranglehold over performers. Arts Express airs audio excerpts from Society’s Child.

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Prairie Miller
Prairie Miller is a New York multimedia journalist online, in print and radio, who reviews movies and conducts in-depth interviews. She can also be heard on WBAI/Pacifica National Radio Network's Arts Express.