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The Art Of Taxidermy And Our Song Of The Week, This West Virginia Morning


On this West Virginia Morning, taxidermy fascinates a lot of people, but the actual work of preserving and mounting dead animals makes some uncomfortable, but not Amy Ritchie in Yadkin County, North Carolina. Folkways Reporter Margaret McLeod Leef visited Ritchie’s workshop and brought us this story.

Also, in this show, our Mountain Stage Song of the Week comes to us from Col. Bruce Hampton and the Aquarium Rescue Unit. We listen to the group’s take on the gospel standard “Working on a Building,” featured as part of our “Horizons of Jam” segment, inspired by the early ‘90s HORDE festivals.

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