Coming Home, Coming Back To Your Senses

Friday, December 16, 2011

Film still of Emily Vortuba of The Elberta Alert community newspaper; Back To Your Senses This week’s look into the work of the emerging farmers at the Stone…

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Spring Brook Farm, "Tarentaise," and More Pork Than You Have Ever Seen In One Place

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

  By Ian Halbert Mary and I have finally settled into our new home in Watertown, saddled with all the concerns and frets that plague the first-time homeowners:…

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Ted Kooser and the Wessels Living History Farm

Friday, January 8, 2010

The Wessels Living History Farm of York, Nebraska offers visitors the best of both worlds: a hands-on chance to view an operating farm in the Central Plains as…

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Dust-To-Digital

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Lance Ledbetter’s record label Dust-To-Digital is one of the finest examples of how younger generations are continuing the mission of John Cohen, Alan Lomax and Harry Smith. Ledbetter,…

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The Madison County Project

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

I recently discovered the 2005 documentary The Madison County Project: Documenting the Sound on Folkstreams, an excellent and richly-exhaustive site that “streams” new independent documentaries as well as…

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Appalshop and Mine War on Blackberry Creek

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Appalshop is one of the most vital arts organizations in the country. For over 40 years it has served the central Appalachian region in a number of capacities;…

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Saving Texas Dance Halls, One Two-Step At A Time

Monday, January 4, 2010

From John Burnett’s piece on NPR: Dance halls throughout Central Texas have been dying off from decay and disuse. The best way to save them? ‘Dance in them,’…

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Monday, January 4, 2010

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