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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 7 -Readin' - Writin' - Route 21

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A look at the Southern migration of workers from the rural south to Akron, Ohio in search of jobs and new opportunity....
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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 ...
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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 Bogtro...
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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 Fes...
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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 ...
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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 t...
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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 hosp...
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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 pa...
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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 throug...
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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...
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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 th...
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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 cla...
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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...
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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 fa...
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