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Q: Playground Safety, Kathleen Hanna & Rodriguez

We talk with a German playground maker about whether playgrounds can be too safe. Plus, Kathleen Hanna, riot grrrl pioneer and member of "Bikini Kill" and "Le Tigre," and musician Rodriguez, who's the subject of the widely-acclaimed documentary "Searching for Sugarman."

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