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The Power Of Old-Time Music And Drive-By Truckers Have Our Song Of The Week, This West Virginia Morning

On this West Virginia Morning, people have always used music to do everything from soothe children to sleep to revving up the crowd for the big game, but it can do so much more. For Inside Appalachia, Folkways Reporter Liz Pahl learned about the healing power of old-time music when she visited a weekly jam session at the home of a couple in Athens, Ohio.

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The Rooted East Knoxville Collective Brings New Perspectives To Restorative Foodways Justice 

Across the country, poor and largely Black neighborhoods were bulldozed and replaced with new highways and civic centers in the 20th century. That concept is known as urban renewal — and it tore communities apart. Now, one woman in Knoxville, Tennessee, is using food to try to heal generations of damage in a city neighborhood. Folkways Reporter Wendy Welch has more.

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