Currently or formerly behind bars? LA nonprofit offers music job skills

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“I think music is this tool that can do things that no other medium that I'm aware of can do,” says Lauren Segal of Give a Beat. “It brings people together. It breaks down barriers.” Photo by Sue Hudelson.

Give a Beat is a nonprofit that trains incarcerated and formerly incarcerated people to be DJs and engineers in the music industry. Co-founder Lauren Segal talks about their programs.

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