Archive for the 'Radio Series: Childhood' Category

May 28 2014

Radio Programs: Skip Through the Shadows

I can’t believe I still haven’t put all my old radio programs online. Oh, I’ve trickled out one or two over the past decade, but now—in celebration of turning sixty—it’s time for a full-on onslaught. The first batch is something I artsily titled Skip Through The Shadows: Scenes from Childhood, a ten-part series about the […]

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Dec 20 2009

Fallen Hero

My ex-husband just sent an e-mail to tell me that Jean Ritchie, one of my all-time idols, has had a serious stroke. She must be in her eighties by now. For those of you who don’t know Jean Ritchie: she’s one of the earliest Appalachian singer-songwriters to emerge from the hollers into the eyes and […]

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Sep 08 2008

Scenes from Childhood: A Family Portrait

Meet the favorite uncles and cranky aunts who inhabit our past.

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