Starting in 2023 Tangents has been expanded to 3 hours at its host radio station, KALW. This additional hour enables the reintegration of roots Americana into the opening hour mix. Tonight's program is 2022 Tangents Favorites Part 2. It includes a heavy dose of blues in the opening hour. Other show highlights include Vieux Farka Touré's collaboration with Khruangbin, the Estonian vocal ensemble 6hunesseq, and 3'Ain featuring Syrian trumpeter Yamen Martini. Gaza Corner exposes the lies, doublespeak, false equivalents and dehumanizing rhetoric in Bezalel Smotrich's recent op-ed in the Wall Street Journal. Smotrich is one of the most powerful government ministers in the new Israeli government.