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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 Pandemic Tapes: Episode 4 - Kevin Richards

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. Kevin shares his perspective on the pandemic’s impact on musicians, as well as how programming is being reimagined to bring music to the community from a distance.

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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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