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This week on the show we're featuring sets recorded at the 2016 Newport Folk Festival, thanks to NPR Music. Named as a folk music festival its focus is certainly on the broad spectrum of the genre, but has also come to embrace all kinds of bands and musicians. In 1965 the festival was the event that Bob Dylan famously went electric at, provoking much controversy but undoubtedly leaving a mark both on the festival and on folk music. 

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Tucked away in a bundle of hills is the village of New Hamburg, Missouri. It hasn't its own zip code nor does it house more than 200 residents. But once a year, hundreds of people return to what they call home. KRCU's Lindsey Grojean captured the sounds of the New Hamburg Picnic, an annual summer celebration not only for fun, but to keep St. Lawrence Parish, the heart of the community beating.

Editor's Note: Chris Grojean is the father of KRCU's Lindsey Grojean.


Jul 20, 2016

The good news: Teenagers are smoking less! The bad news: They are vaping more.  A national survey confirms earlier indications that e-cigarettes are now more popular among teenage students than traditional cigarettes and other forms of tobacco according to federal health officials.

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The recent shooting deaths of two black men has created more tension between African-Americans and law enforcement. And now many wonder if the officers at the center of this will be held accountable. KRCU’s Marissanne Lewis-Thompson spoke with Dr. Jeremy Ball, the department chair for the Criminal Justice and Sociology department at SEMO to discuss the way we look at Justice in America.

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We’re starting off this week’s show with a new song from Lydia Loveless, whose album Real is set to be released on August 19th. The first single is called "Longer," and is accompanied by a video depicting a particularly wonderful aimlessness.