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20th Anniversary of the Compact Disc

Guest

>/>s: Benjamin K
anters *Hired by Phillips in 1983 to help roll-out this new technology called
the "CD" *a longtime recording engineer who now teaches audio-arts and acoustics courses at Columbia College i

>/>n Chic
ago Rick Karr *NPR Cultural Trend

>/>s Corres
pondent Joe Jackso

>/>n *Singer, S
ongwriter Chris Bilheimer *Graphic Desi

/>gner for the rock group REM Twenty years ago the compact disc changed the sound of music. Lasers instead of needles. Clear sound instead of scratchy. Now CDs are about sticker price and free downloading. Neal Conan talks about the future of CDs on Talk of the Nation from NPR News.

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