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This show examines our shared American experience from a variety of perspectives and seeks to tell captivating stories of people, places, and events with a focus on live performance.

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The Akron Heritage Music Project: Episode 6 - Opportunity

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The Akron Heritage Music Project: Episode 5 - The Akron Sound

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Join Calvin Reborn from the Akron Sound Museum and host Clint Holley as they explore the birthplace of the punk scene in Akron from the 1970’s to now..
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The Akron Heritage Music Project: Episode 4 - Sojourner Truth - Searching For Truth

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Join host Clint Holley as he discovers how that speech still resonates today through the craft of quilt making.
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The Akron Heritage Music Project: Episode 3 - Alcoholics Anonymous - A Higher Power

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A chance encounter between two alcoholics in Akron, Ohio led to the founding of Alcoholics Anonymous. Hear more about AA and music from The Bogtrotters.
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The Akron Heritage Music Project: Episode 2 - Akron Jazz and Howard Street - The Howard Street Shuffle

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Hear stories about historic Howard St. & The Hotel Matthews as well as what's happening in Akron with events like The Rubber City Jazz & Blues Festival.
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The Akron Heritage Music Project: Episode 1 - The G.A.R. Hall - The Building Blocks of Akron

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The G.A.R. Hall is a building block of the Northeast Ohio musical scene. Musical Guest Rachel Brown
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The Pandemic Tapes: Episode 5 - Kyle Kidd

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ROAM teaching artist and activator of spaces, Kyle Kidd talks about the challenges artists are facing as the corona virus pandemic lingers on but shares and upbeat outlook as artists overcome challenges in order to continue creating.
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The Pandemic Tapes: Episode 4 - Kevin Richards

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Join Roots of American Music's Artistic Director Kevin T. Richards as he discusses the struggles of leading a nonprofit arts organization during the COVID-19 pandemic, and the new ways that ROAM is bringing music to its audiences.
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The Pandemic Tapes: Jason Meyers

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Jason Meyers, another popular local musician and ROAM teaching artist, talks about how his life has changed: cancelled gigs, his day job as a hospital therapy program coordinator and father to a newborn.
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The Pandemic Tapes: Juliana Tabor

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Juliana Tabor, a ROAM teaching artist and kindergarten teacher, talks about how technology is giving her a new perspective as she navigates the pandemic. Forming new, present-day relationships with her students has brought an unexpected closeness and intimacy.
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The Pandemic Tapes: Charlie Mosbrook

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In March of 2020 the Coronavirus upended the entire globe and the live music was brought to a halt. The Pandemic Tapes explores this crisis through interviews with musicians and by sharing songs they have written and recorded during "stay at home" orders.
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Ohio Heritage Music Project: Hotz Cafe: The Original Social Network

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Hotz Cafe is a Cleveland landmark. Hotz is a small neighborhood tavern in the Tremont area of Cleveland, Ohio. Join Clint Holley and musical guest The Luckey Ones as we interview members of the Hotz family and record the band while the bar is open for business.
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Ohio Heritage Music Project: Journey to Ripley, Many Steps to Freedom

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Podcast 4 highlights songs and stories of the Ohio River and the story of the Underground Railroad and the role that the John Rankin House, and the daring abolitionist John Parker played in helping African-Americans flee slavery from Northern Kentucky.
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Ohio Heritage Music Project: A Fighting Heart, the Johnny Kilbane story and the Cleveland Irish Experience

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Johnny Kilbane was a world champion featherweight boxer from Cleveland Ohio and held his title longer than did any other fighter in any weight class in history.
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Ohio Heritage Music Project: Following the Crumbs

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In this episode, we explore Crumb's time working for American Greetings in Cleveland, Ohio at the now iconic 78th Street Studios building. Special musical guest: Tim Easton.
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Ohio Heritage Music Project: The Ghost of Frank Lloyd Wright

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Recorded at the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed Louis Penfield House on River Road in Willoughby, Ohio. Listen to the history behind this home, the families who live in it, and the rare, final blueprints Frank Lloyd Wright created for an additional house that was never built.
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