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Churchill Downer: The Forgotten Racial History Of Kentucky's State Song

"My Old Kentucky Home" is sung every year at the Kentucky Derby. Written in 1852 as an anti-slavery ballad, the song has a more sinister meaning upon closer examination.

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Beyond 'Sesame Street': A New Sesame Studios Channel On YouTube

Sesame Workshop, the company behind Sesame Street, unveils a new initiative to reach kids in a digital and mobile age. NPR gets a sneak peek.

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Sturgill Simpson Puts A Paternal Twist On Hard-Edged Country

On A Sailor's Guide to Earth, Simpson focuses on bringing beauty and a sentimental spirit to his buzzed-about country sound. The album is meant to be a musical letter to his wife and son.

Jenn Adams Live in Bozeman Jenn Adams
Distant Lands Bridger Creek Boys
Lizard Eyes (A Copycat Remix) The Boy & Sister Alma
Unglued Cure for the Common
Jenn Adams Live in Bozeman Jenn Adams
Wildfire John Mayer
So Far To Go J Dilla
The Good Wife Theme David Buckley
Skylight Gramatik

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Sturgill Simpson Puts A Paternal Twist On Hard-Edged Country
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Road to California Jenn Adams
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Wagon Wheel (Originally by Old Crow Medicine Show) Bridger Creek Boys
The Best Day Atmosphere
Starve The Ego, Feed The Soul The Glitch Mob
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This Town Little Jane and the Pistol Whips
Do It To Death Little Brother

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