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Caption: Phil w/2012 Zeitfunk, Credit: Karen Van Norman
We begin this show playing recent bluegrass. The Gem of Bluegrass takes a look at bluegrass music and social class, and the Gem sets the tone for t...

Bought by WOUB, Robin Hood Radio/ WHDD AM 1020/FM 91.9-WLHV FM 88.1 /WGHQ AM 920, KRZA, KUCB, KIOS-FM Omaha Public Radio and more


  • Added: Aug 27, 2012
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 7
Caption: Phil w/2012 Zeitfunk, Credit: Karen Van norman
American ethos is that we’re all equal. We’re all middle class. But we know that there’s them’s that’s got. And them’s that not. In the old folk mu...

  • Added: Aug 07, 2012
  • Length: 07:33
Caption: OPhil at work, Credit: Sejan Yun
The old bluegrass comes from people who did hard, manual labor such as mining coal and farming. In bluegrass songs you hear about the danger of the...

Bought by KZMU Moab Community Radio, KPTZ, Port Townsend, WA, WAMU, and Robin Hood Radio/ WHDD AM 1020/FM 91.9-WLHV FM 88.1 /WGHQ AM 920


  • Added: Aug 19, 2010
  • Length: 06:28
  • Purchases: 4
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John Berquist of Eveleth has been telling stories and performing traditional music of Scandanavian-Americans for almost 40 years. Here’s a story fr...

Bought by KFAI and WTIP


  • Added: Apr 29, 2010
  • Length: 04:50
  • Purchases: 2