Arts & Culture

Arts & Culture

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This week on the show I've got new music from Benjamin Clementine. He’s a London musician who comes from a sheltered Catholic upbringing, was once homeless on the streets of Paris, and is now a Mercury prize holder. His latest album is titled I Tell A Fly. It was recorded in Damon Albarn’s studio, on the heels of Clementine's appearance on the latest Gorillaz album. 

Dear Heartland: A Perryville Doctor's Legacy

Aug 25, 2017
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Our next Dear Heartland comes from Judy Carron Collins in Perryville. Her father Dr. Oscar Carron was responsible for delivering about 6,000 babies in Perry County and other surrounding areas. To most people he was just “Doc” or “Uncle Doc,” but to Judy he was just dad. She tells Dear Heartland about her dad’s legacy in the community.

KRCU's community project Dear Heartland shares your stories about life in southeast Missouri.

Dear Heartland: An Unexpected Phone Call

Aug 25, 2017
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Today we’re bringing you more from our community project Dear Heartland with a story from a woman named “Challie.” She grew up in Claryville, Mo. during a time when millions of American soldiers were sent overseas to fight during World War II. Challie tells Dear Heartland how her family was affected by it.

 

KRCU's community project Dear Heartland shares your stories about life in southeast Missouri.

 

 

 

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You might recall from a few weeks back that we shared highlights from this year's Newport Folk Festival, thanks to NPR Music. There were way too many performances to share in a single program (and indeed there are enough for a third!) so we're getting our folk on again this week with a couple of headliner performances. We'll hear from Wilco, and John Prine, who closed out the weekend and had an all-star cast of musicians join him on stage, including Justin Vernon, Jim James, and Margo Price. It's still summer, the radio is BYOB, and these tunes are great, so enjoy!

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This week I slip in a Cocteau Twins track, the 1986 song "Love's Easy Tears," which led me to this lovely and now digitally memorialized piece of ephemera

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