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On the Edge
Episode #17-50 | airing 12-13-17

For this show, we are sharing some recent recordings from artists that play music the pushes the envelope. We’ll hear from Trio Dhoore from Belgium, Anna Lisa Tornfelt & Gideon Freudmann, Annie Gallup and The David Grisman Sextet among others. ...

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Sing Me a Story, Pt. 2
Episode #17-49 | airing 12-06-17

This week we conclude our two-part feature “Sing Me a Story,” focusing on singers and songwriters who tell wonderful stories in their songs. We'll hear tales from the North Woods with Brian Miller & Randy Goza, A classic song from ...

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Method & Music: Jake Adam York's Knoxville Girl

Urgency and Dread A few weeks ago when I wanted something just right to read, I visited my bookshelf. I relish in-home browsing, and I also generally find what I need. That day, I was looking for a new way in ...

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Sing Me a Story, Pt. 1
Episode #17-48 | airing 11-29-17

This week we begin a two-part feature called “Sing Me a Story.” Stories are a an important part of the holiday season, and this week we’ll listen to some of the finest singers and songwriters that tell wonderful stories with ...

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The Travel & Food Issue
Episode #17-47 | airing 11-22-17

This is the time of the year when we are overwhelmed with news magazine shows and periodicals featuring food and travel for the Holiday season. Why should we mess with a good thing? This week's show focuses on food and ...

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Native Tapestry
Episode #17-46 | airing 11-15-17

November has been designated Native American Heritage Month. We celebrate this week with a wide selection of music from various North American musicians. Included are great songs from Bill Miller, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Joanne Shenandoah and Walela, and we include a ...

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Video of the Week

The great Irish singer, songwriter and activist Tommy Sands sent along a video to a powerful, new song that he says came to him by "mail and telepathy, from friends from across the sea ... still dreaming of what yet can be." What our "racist in chief" and his often selfish and always ignorant followers seem to not get, is that what makes America great is the stew of many flavors that comprise our citizenry, and our society's ability to forge strength from the distillation of the different strengths and experiences we bring together. We may be stuck with the stain of Trump's presidency for a while ... but it's time to rise up in song and to find the better angels of our nature.