Western Folklife Center Media

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  • Location: Elko, NV

Series

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11 Pieces

The What's in a Song series delves deeper into the stories behind the songs.


Pieces

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This Veterans' Day program pays tribute to America's fighting men and women through first-hand accounts of battle, as well as music and poetry that...

Bought by WHCP-LP, KUFM - Montana Public Radio, KGOU, KRPS, KAWC and more


  • Added: Oct 07, 2005
  • Length: 53:07
  • Purchases: 31
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A first hand account of the dawn of aviation using re-discovered archival recordings of people who knew and worked with Wilbur and Orville Wright.

Bought by WXAV 88.3FM, KVSC, KXOT Public Radio, New Hampshire Public Radio, and WYSO


  • Added: Jul 22, 2005
  • Length: 16:33
  • Purchases: 5
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Hal Cannon of the Western Folklife Center tells the story of Casey Jones, an engineer who became a folk song legend.

Bought by KZYX, Marfa Public Radio, New Hampshire Public Radio, KRCC-FM, and KTNA


  • Added: Jun 30, 2005
  • Length: 09:50
  • Purchases: 5
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Steve Seskin tells the story of "Don't Laugh at Me," a song that spawned a movement.

Bought by WAMC


  • Added: Jun 27, 2005
  • Length: 03:58
  • Purchases: 1
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Hal Cannon accompanies a group of Lakota Indians on an odyssey to reclaim the remains of their ancestor, a Lakota chief who was killed at the massa...

Bought by KGNU, KVNF, and KSUT


  • Added: Jun 24, 2005
  • Length: 17:59
  • Purchases: 3
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Foklorist Hal Cannon reports on the business of Mariachi in Los Angeles.

  • Added: Jun 20, 2005
  • Length: 07:06
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Hal Cannon of the Western Folklife Center explores the loves and life of a legal Nevada brothel, Donna’s Ranch.

Bought by New Hampshire Public Radio, KRCC-FM, WNPR, and KGLT


  • Added: Jun 17, 2005
  • Length: 07:12
  • Purchases: 4