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Greeting Old Friends: Record Stores in Quarantine with Rand Foster of Fingerprints Music — August 26, 2020
Music piracy, streaming, online shopping, battling major record labels and big box retailers—In the 28 years that he's been in business, Rand Foster has weathered the music industry's constant cycle of change and fickle nature. Driven by an unshakeable love and reverence for Record Stores, his employees, and the communities they serve—he's always found a way to push through. He joins Let's Cope to talk about how once again he's adapted his business to overcome new challenges brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Zahalea Anderson is founder of the Urban School of Self-Defense and a Master Instructor of RA Life Defense, a form of Afro-American Ju-jitsu meaning “Survival by Simplicity.” For 25 years, she operated a dojo in Downtown Long Beach. Unfortunately, her facility was one of the handful of businesses that burned down on May 31st. In the face of this fire, Professor Zahalea has declared that like a Phoenix, she will “Rise out of these ashes.”