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Why R. Kelly’s accusers were rarely heard — until now

Geoff Edgers dives into the history of sexual misconduct claims against R. Kelly. Tim Carman questions the value of his food column, the $20 Diner. And an unlikely advocate emerges for personal tech.
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Muting R. Kelly
Could renewed interest in the sexual abuse allegations against R. Kelly finally bring about the musician’s downfall?

National arts reporter Geoff Edgers explains how the music industry for years turned a blind eye toward Kelly’s alleged misconduct with underage girls, what’s spurring the latest wave of accusations and what could come next for the recording star.

Host Martine Powers also speaks with Tamra Simmons, an executive producer of Lifetime’s “Surviving R. Kelly” docu-series, about why, after a quarter-century of allegations and evidence piling up against Kelly, survivors of the alleged abuse are finally being heard.

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What’s in a name: Ditching the ‘$20 Diner’
After some soul searching, food writer Tim Carman is shedding the name of his popular cheap-eats column, the $20 Diner. It’s a choice that reflects questions about the deep-seated biases of the restaurant industry, the “ethnic price ceiling” and who ultimately gets to decide the value of immigrant cuisines.

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Finding peace through tech
Technology columnist Geoffrey Fowler encounters health and wellness adviser Deepak Chopra in an unlikely place: CES, the tech industry’s big annual consumer-electronics convention in Las Vegas.

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About Post Reports

Post Reports is the daily podcast from The Washington Post. Unparalleled reporting. Expert insight. Clear analysis. Everything you’ve come to expect from the newsroom of The Post -- for your ears.