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Lark In The Morning
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Fri, 11/20/2015 - 5:30am - 7:00am
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Lark In The Morning
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Fri, 11/06/2015 - 5:30am - 7:00am
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Lark In The Morning
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Fri, 10/16/2015 - 5:30am - 7:00am
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Lark In The Morning
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Fri, 10/02/2015 - 5:30am - 7:00am
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Lark In The Morning on 09/18/15

Lark In The Morning
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Fri, 09/18/2015 - 5:30am - 7:00am
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Lark In The Morning on 09/04/15

Lark In The Morning
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Fri, 09/04/2015 - 5:30am - 7:00am
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Lark In The Morning on 08/21/15

Lark In The Morning
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Fri, 08/21/2015 - 5:30am - 7:00am
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Lark In The Morning on 08/07/15

Lark In The Morning
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Fri, 08/07/2015 - 5:30am - 7:00am
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Lark In The Morning on 07/17/15

Lark In The Morning
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Fri, 07/17/2015 - 5:30am - 7:00am
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Lark In The Morning on 07/03/15

Lark In The Morning
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Fri, 07/03/2015 - 5:30am - 7:00am
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Lark In The Morning playlist for 06/20/2014

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East Texas SerenadersCombination RagThe East Texas Serenaders 1927-1936County
The Five HarmaniacsWhat Did Romie-O-JulietThe Five Harmaniacs 1926-27Puritan
Doctor SouchonOh, How She DancesDoctor Souchon Recalls Early New Orleans Minstrel Days and BluesGolden Crest
Rag DaddyBen Dewberry's Last RideOn the Road AgainVoyager
The Even Dozen Jug BandFrance BluesThe Even Dozen Jug BandElektra
Jim Kweskin Jug BandThe Circus SongGarden of JoyReprise
Ragtime Jug StompersTake It Slow and EasyRagtime Jug StompersMercury
Robert Crumb & the Cheap Suit SerenadersPedal Your Blues AwayNumber ThreeBlue Goose
Nashville Jug BandWhat's the Matter with the Mill?Nashville Jug BandRounder
Guy Van Duser & Billy NovickI'm Crazy About My BabyRaisin' the RentRounder
Woodstock Mountain RevueBack Door BluesBack to Mud AcresRounder
Buzzard Rock String BandThem Hillbillies are Mountain Williams NowI've Got the Blues for My Kentucky HomeJune Appal
Cranberry Lake Jug BandOn the Road AgainLowdown SymphonySwallowtail
Lost World String BandHoney BluesReady to WearBrown 'n Serve
Any Old Time String BandI've Got What It TakesAny Old Time String BandArhoolie
Fiction BrothersThings Are Coming My WayThings Are Coming My WayFlying Fish
Kela ParkerCome Start the Fire
Di Naye KapelyeDrey Dreydale
Joe HickersonHiram HubbardDrive Dull Care Away Volume 1Folk-Legacy
Maxwell CountrymanPenny ThoughtsMaxwell CountryMan EPself
Kela ParkerGood Graces
Perhaps you might have thought you woke up to Dawn Breaker's Breakdown today... but, no, I was just channeling Moggy and Henry this morning!  Late in the program I interviewed Andrea Wild about her monthly Global Folk Club event, which is modeled after the folk club model so popular in England.  The Global Folk Club happens every 4th Monday at the Jade Lounge at SE 23rd and Ankeny in Portland.

Lark In The Morning playlist for 04/18/2014

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Utah PhillipsGoodnight Loving TrailEl CapitanPhilo
Butch HawesArthritis BluesLonesome ValleyFolkways
Pete SeegerThe Old Maid SongFreight TrainCapitol
David Grisman, et alOld and In the WayOld And In The WaySugar Hill
Ola Belle ReedI've EnduredOla Belle Reed & FamilyRounder
Claudia SchmidtGrandma's HandsNew Goodbyes, Old HelloesFlying Fish
Ellie Douglas RiceGrandma's HandsPortland FolkPortland Folk Music
DeDanannMaggieThe Star-Spangled MollyShanachie
Jinx DavisShe Waltzed in a Room by HerselfSong of OregonJinx Davis
Critton Hollow String BandThis Old HouseBy and ByFlying Fish
Steve GoodmanMy Old ManSay It In PrivateAsylum
Flip BreskinPlanxty Maryann BreskinPromises I've KeptFlip Breskin
Sally RogersThe Mother SongLove Will Guide UsFlying Fish
Ewan MacCollMy Old ManBlack and WhiteGreen Linnet
Sue RichardsLeaving Port AskaigHazel GroveMaggie's Music
Cindy KalletI Used To Go WalkingThis Way HomeStone's Throw Music
Hazel DickensOld And In The WayBy the Sweat of My BrowRounder
Linda AllenThe Echo SongThe Long Way HomeOctober Rose Productions
Tom LehrerWhen You Are Old And GreyRevisitedTom Lehrer
More on the theme of Aging.

Lark In The Morning playlist for 04/04/2014

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Jody Stecher & Kate BrislinOld Pal of YesterdayBlue LightningRounder
Misty RiverOld MemoriesStoriesMisty River
Merritt HerringPrecious MemoriesPrecious Memories(self)
Kate LongWho Will Watch the Home PlacePieces of Heart(self)
Priscilla HerdmanDancing at WhitsunThe Water LillyPhilo
Rick PickrenI'm 72 TodayTraditional American Folk Music(self)
Art ThiemeMe & Jimmy RodgersThat's the Ticket!Folk Legacy
Lou KillenIn the Sidings NowGallant Lads Are WeCollector
Keith MarsdenProspect ProvidenceProspect Providence(self)
Dick Holdstock & Alan McLeodTurning SteelWinter in the Wood(self)
Dave Webber & Anni FentimanOld FidBonnet & ShawlDragon
Si KahnGo to Work on MondayDoing My JobFlying Fish
Utah PhillipsAll Used UpThe Long MemoryRed House
Cosy Sheridan88 KeysWaterbug Anthology 2Waterbug
Leslie SmithMidnight PirouetteThe Waterbug AnthologyWaterbug
Shanghaied on the WillametteOld ZebWeighing Anchor(self)
Jo MorrisonThey Stole My Wife Last NightThe Three Musics(self)
Michael SmithThe DutchmanLove StoriesFlying Fish
David JonesMy Old DutchAn Evening at the Music British HallFront Hall
One of the great themes... aging.  I really enjoyed putting this program together, and I hope you enjoyed listening, too.

Lark In The Morning playlist for 03/21/2014

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Erin CordayPainter's EyeWaterbug AnthologyWaterbug
Cosy SheridanCar Phones & AirplanesWaterbug AnthologyWaterbug
Chuck BrodskyBallad of Me and JonesyWaterbug AnthologyWaterbug
Tommy HunterSt. Anne's ReelDeep in TraditionJune Appal
I.D. StamperGroundhogRed WingJune Appal
The Carter FamilyThe Spirit of Love Watches Over MeThe Happiest Days of AllRCA
I.D. StamperMarried Life BluesRed WingJune Appal
Six and 7/8th String BandJealousThe Six and Seven-Eight String Band of New OrleansFolkways
Loudon Wainwright II (with Ramblin' Jack Elliott)I'm Glad I MarriedHigh Wide And Handsome: The Charlie Poole Project2nd Story Sound
Loudon WainrightRamblin' BluesHigh Wide And Handsome: The Charlie Poole Project2nd Story Sound
Stefan GrossmanMedley: Sargeant Early's, Redhaired BoyThunder on the RunKicking Mule
Patrick Couton/George FisherLucilleAutoharp Ce SoirIris
Bob BrozmanDog and CatHello, Central, Give Me Dr. JazzRounder
New Lost City RamblersTom Cat BluesThe New Lost City RamblersFolkways
Uncle Dave MaconOld Grey Cat on the Tennessee FarmEarly RecordingsCounty
Chicken ChokersYellow CatChokers and FliesRounder
Cathy FinkCats Got the MeaslesDoggone My TimeRooster
John GreenwayThe Cat Came BackThe Cat Came Back and Other Fun SongsPrestige
Sam HintonBarnyard SongWhoever Shall Have Some PeanutsFolkways
Ed SweeneyDead Cat BluesScratching the SurfaceKicking Mule
Eric BogleNobody's Moggy NowEric Bogle in ConcertLarrikin
Mary UmbargerSweetness of MaryMountain Laurel Autoharp Gathering 2003 Contest
Rick PickrenSweet WillieTraditional American Folk Music(self)
Bill StainesTulsaMilesMineral River
Peggy SeegerIt's a LieFolk Songs with the SeegersPrestige
Well, I tried to build the show around the theme of CATS, with some success... not the whole show, however!

Lark In The Morning playlist for 02/21/2014

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Woody GuthrieTalking Hard Luck BluesSings Folk Songs, Volume 2Folkways
OdettaDeep RiverAt the Gate of HornTradition
Pete SeegerAll the Pretty Little HorsesGolden SlumbersCaedmon
Mike SeegerLord ThomasOld Time Country MusicFolkways
Tom PaleyLove HenryTom Paley & Peggy SeegerElektra
Bruce HuttonTravellin' ManOld Time Music It's All AroundFolkways
Theo BikelVicar of BrayA Folksinger's ChoiceElektra
Peter, Paul & MaryStewballIn the WindWarner
Peter Kessler & Gail FratarJust Dreamin'Just Dreamin'Swallow
Dave Van RonkLady GayInside Dave Van RonkPrestige Folklore
Margaret MacArthurA Very Unhappy ManFolksongs of VermontFolkways
Ginni ClemmonsSing A RainbowSing A RainbowFolkways
Bill Shute & Lisa NullVirginia's AlderAmerican PrimitiveGreen Linnet
David HoltLittle Log Cabin in the LaneGrandfather's Greatest HitsHigh Wind
Howie BursenTommy Thompson / Tune of Mystery? / Vandy VandyBanjo ManikinFolk Legacy
MetamoraMountain FieldMetamoraSugar Hill
Tony ElmanLittle Beggarman / Angeline the BakerShakin' Down the AcornsAcorn Music
Tony ElmanElzic's FarewellShakin' Down the AcornsAcorn Music
Tony ElmanFarewell to Whiskey / Morning StarShakin' Down the AcornsAcorn Music
The Bee EatersThe Tree ClimberThe Bee Eaters
Gordon BokHerring CroonSongs for the EarthMuse Association
Cindy KalletTrying TimesCindy Kallet 2Folk Legacy
Don McLeanWinter Has Me In Its GripHomeless BrotherUnited Artists
Cathy Barton & Dave ParaRise, Oh Fathers / No Time To Tarry HereBallad of the Boonslick(self)
This morning we wandered through some older favorites.  Thank you for your support during the membership drive!

Lark In The Morning playlist for 01/31/2014

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Doc WatsonChilly WindsDoc Watson & Clarence AshleySmithsonian Folkways
Doc WatsonSweet Heaven When I DieDoc Watson & Clarence Ashley: The Original Folkways RecordingsSmithsonian Folkways
Pete SeegerMonongahela Sal3 Saints, 4 Sinners, and 6 Other PeopleColumbia
Pete SeegerJackaroDangerous SongsColumbia
Milt Okun & Ellen SteckertJenny JenkinsAmerican Love SongsRiverside
Tom DahillJoan in the GarretThe Ragged Hank of YarnFlying Fish
Andy Irvine & Paul BradyMartinmas TimeAndy Irvine & Paul Brady
Eileen McGannThe Female DrummerHeritageDragonwing Music
Bob GibsonKatey MoreyFolksongs of OhioStinson
Cynthia GoodingLady's PolicyFaithful Lovers and Other PhenomenaElektra
Ruth Barrett & Cyntia SmithBroomfield WagerMusic of the Rolling WorldAeolus
John Roberts & Tony BarrandMaid on the ShoreDark Ships in the ForestFolk Legacy
Shirley CollinsLovely JoanThe Power of the True Love KnotTopic
Nic JonesThe Outlandish KnightBallads & SongsTopic
John Roberts & Tony BarrandKate and Her HornsMellow with Ale from the HornFront Hall
Nic JonesThe Golden GloveThe Noah's Ark TrapTopic
Rodney & Randy MillerO'Donal Abhu / Rocks of Brae / Meeting of the WatersNew England Chestnuts 2Alcazar
Margaret MacArthurThe Half HitchThem StarsWhetstone Records
Peggy SeegerThe Maid & the HorsePenelope Isn't Waiting Any MoreRounder
Glenn OhrlinWild Horse CharlieCowboy SongsPhilo
John McCutcheonThe Red CorvetteWater from Another Time
Songs of feminine guile and trickery this morning... enjoy.

Lark In The Morning playlist for 01/17/2014

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Buna HicksYoung BehamBeech Mountain, North CarolinaFolk-Legacy
R.L & Margie HarmonAngel BandBeech Mountain, North CarolinaFolk-Legacy
Carson RobisonOpen Up Them Pearly GatesJust a MelodyOld Homestead
Betsy RutherfordFaded Coat of BlueTraditional Country MusicBiograph
Jean & Lee SchillingPretty PollyPorches of the PoorTraditional Records
The Simmons FamilyGreen CornStone County DulcimerTraditional Records
Sandy & Jeanie DarlingtonMcFee's ConfessionSandy & Jeanie DarlingtonFolk-Legacy
Hedy WestOld Joe ClarkOld Times and Hard TimesFolk-Legacy
Howie MitchellGo Find My True LoveHowie MitchellFolk-Legacy
Edna RitchieGently Fair JennyEdna RitchieFolk-Legacy
Max HunterPretty SuzieMax HunterFolk-Legacy
Joan SprungThe Death of Queen JanePictures to My MindFolk-Legacy
Lawrence OlderFlim-A-Lim-A-LeeLawrence OlderFolk-Legacy
Jean RitchieSugar on the FloorHigh Hills and MountainsGreenhays
Carolina Tar HeelsCrescent LimitedThe Carolina Tar HeelsFolk-Legacy
Flat Mountain GirlsWashed in the BloodThe Flat Mountain GirlsFlat Mountain Girls
Mike Seeger & Alice GerrardGone to View That LandAlice Gerrard & Mike SeegerGreenhays
Sally Rogers & Howie BursenSmall Business BluesSatisfied CustomersFlying Fish
Hadden, Rothfield & CarrTexas GalsWhen These Shoes Were NewMeadowlark
Paul Van ArsdaleFireman's Dance / Clarinet PolkaDulcimer HeritageFolk-Legacy
Georgia Rose & SuzannahTexasAcross the Blue Ridge MountainsGeorgia Rose & Suzannah
Sara GreyMeet Her When the Sun Goes DownNorth American Songs & BalladsThe Tradition Bearers
Any Old Time String BandShady GroveLadies ChoiceBay
Mary McCaslinPrairie in the SkyThe Cambria HootCambria Hoot

Lark In The Morning playlist for 01/03/2014

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Fields & Wade WardLittle BirdieRecorded in Galax VirginiaBiograph
Fields & Wade WardOne-Eyed SamRecorded in Galax VirginiaBiograph
The Home FolksEighth of JanuaryLast ChanceJune Appal
The Home FolksDon't Let Your Deal Go DownLast ChanceJune Appal
Nimrod WorkmanI Am a Traveling CreaturePassing Through the GardenJune Appal
Jeff Warner & Jeff DavisOne Day I WillWilder JoyFlying Fish
Billy Edd WheelerThe Rev. Mr. BlackWild Mountain FlowersFlying Fish
Doc WatsonPrayer Bells of HeavenPortraitSugar Hill
Critton Hollow String BandRoom for the PoorBy and ByFlying Fish
Walt MichaelLong RoadStepstoneFlying Fish
Yankee IngenuityHunter's HouseHeating Up the HallVarrick
James BryanAtlanta HornpipeLookout BluesRounder
Norman BlakeLast Train from Poor ValleyFields of NovemberFlying Fish
Woodstock Mountains RevuePlantonioBack to Mud AcresRounder
FinestkindFond AffectionHeart's DelightFallen Angle
Bottle HillBluebirds Singing in the Blue Ridge MountainsWelcome to Cafe LenaBiograph
Sara GreyRosianneBoy, She's a DaisyTradition Bearers
Norman BlakeFields of NovemberFields of NovemberFlying Fish
Bill JonesTwo Year WinterTwo Year WinterCompass
Cindy KalletWinter WindowThis Way HomeStone's Throw Music
Patty GriffinForgivenessLiving with GhostsA&M Records

Lark In The Morning playlist for 12/20/2013

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Child Singers of VersailleLe Noel De Petite SantonesChristmas in FranceCapitol
The Swedish Light OrchestraIt is Christmas AgainChristmas in the Old WorldPhilips
John Roberts & Tony BarrandA Child This Day is BornThe Second NowellFront Hall
Las AvemarianasGet Along, Little DonkeyChristmas in the Old WorldPhilips
Linda Russell and CompanyUn Flambeau, Jeanette, IsabellaA Colonial ChristmasFlying Fish
Robin WilliamsonPraetorious Courante / Drive the Cold Winter AwayWinter's TurningFlying Fish
Howard Levy, Stuart Rosenburg, Shinobu Sato, Alan EhrichRiu Riu ChiuOn This Day Earth Shall RingHogeye Records
Ed SweeneyO Come, O Come, EmmanuaelInside FezziwigsKicking Mule
Penny SeegerGreat Big StarsAmerican Folk Songs for ChristmasRounder
Mike SeegerShine Like a Star in the MorningAmerican Folk Songs for ChristmasRounder
Mike SeegerHeard from Heaven TodayAmerican Folk Songs for ChristmasRounder
FinestkindShepherds, AriseFeasts and SpiritsFallen Angle Music
Inner VoicesI Wash My Face in a Golden VaseChristmas in My DreamsLaurel Records
The Tudor ChoirThere Is No Rose of Such VirtueFair with Her FirstbornPelican
Coop, Boyce, and SimpsonThe Three HarksA Garland of Carols(self)
Carl Hogsden and Jane ThrelfallThe Holly and the IvyWassail!Fellside
Hilliard EnsembleAve ReginaWalter FryeECM
Royal Hotel, DungworthDiademHark, Hark, What NewsVillage Carols
Black Bull, EcclesfieldLiverpoolCome Sing for the SeasonVillage Carols
Beeston, NottinghamshireDrop HarkBrightest and BestVillage Carols
Beeston, NottinghamshireEpiphanyBrightest and BestVillage Carols
Black Bull, EcclesfieldHark, the Herald Angels SingCome Sing for the SeasonVillage Carols
Jon BodenRudolph the Red Nosed ReindeerA Folk Song a Day(self)
Zeke HoskinAlways Midnight at the North PoleMerry Fl!pmas(self)
Jinx DavisChristmastime in OregonChristmastime in Oregon(self)
A very special program of unusual Christmas music, featuring a segment on choral singing, and specifically English Pub Singing.  Thanks to Ray Ashmun for loaning me the tapes and CD's to make this show possible!  Also thanks to Jon Pfaff for coming down from Seattle to do this program with me, bringing some of his unique musical collection.

Lark In The Morning playlist for 12/06/2013

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Rick BocknerOtherwise FineTrouble with the Moon(self)
Judy CollinsWho Knows Where the Time GoesColors of the DayElektra
Dakota SidFlowers for MosesBadlands SerenadeLost Dog
Beers FamilyLamplighter's HornpipeDumbarton's DrumsColumbia
Jim RingerFamily TreeEndangered SpeciesFlying Fish
Carol McCombShe Always Breaks My FallLittle Bit of HeavenHazelwood
Jinx DavisLady with Warm FeetOregon Country(self)
Dave StameyOpalCambria HootCambria Hoot
Kate WolfEverybody's Lookin' for the Same ThingLines on the Paper(self?)
Tracey GrammerOrdinary TownWinterfolk XVSisters of the Road
Pop WagnerStreetsinger's HeavenPop Wagner & Bob BoveeTrain on the Island
Margaret MacArthurOld Green SweaterThem StarsWhetstone
Bok, Trickett, MuirTurning Toward the MorningTurning Toward the MorningFolk-Legacy
Phil MorganWinter of '89Washington NotebookVictory Music
Bill StainesHaulin' in the WoodOld Wood and Winter WineMineral River
Dillon BustinMore WoodAlmanacJune Appal
Charley MaguireI Like It Here / Cold & MiseryHarbour LightsTrain on the Island
Robin & Linda WilliamsChilly Scenes of WinterHarmonyJune Appal
Rosalie SorrelsLonesome Roving WolvesLonesome Roving WolvesGreen Linnet
Utah PhillipsOld Buddy GoodnightGood ThoughPhilo
Susan HamlinCalliope House / Cape Breton Jig in E minor / Stan Chapman'sYounger Than the Sun(self)
David FranceyHighwayFar End of Summer(self)
Kat EgglestonAgain, Again!Outside EdenWaterbug


Great program this morning

We really enjoyed this mornings program.  Great music and starts the day well.  Thanks.

4th of July

Thanks for the Gina Forsyth tune. Hadn't heard it before; it's great!

Fri 9-17-10 show

Hi Kurt,


Heard some very nice classical sounding guitar this morning around 6am.  I think you said it was Joe Vega or Mabus?  Unsure.  It was a live performance from 1980? at a place called the 10 pound fiddle?

Hope that is enough information to find out who that was and what song they played. 



Hi, maybe you'd like our music...


I really like you show.  I wish there were a whole station devoted to this kind of music.  2 things you might be interested in:

First, my band, Mistral ( just finished a CD of Breton and French folk music, adding a couple English folk ballads.  I'd like to send you a demo if you're interested. 

I'm part of the Bridgetown Morris Men.  We perform traditional English Morris dancing.  After practice, we go out and do a weekly pub sing, currently located at the Green Dragon on 9th and Belmont, Wednesday at about 9:15pm.  The Brit Folk show was right up our alley!

-Ian Clemons

What was the last song played

What was the last song played Friday morning, February 5, 2010?  It was a song with a line repeating (I think), "I'll go to sea no more", sung by a very familiar voice.  It was such a beautiful arrangement, but when I do a search on those words, I get a song quite different from what I heard this a.m.  Thanks so much.  Carol

playlist question


     Who performed the song "Let's have Christmas in January" which you played around 6:58 AM on Friday 12/18? They Might be Giants? Anyway, my sentiments exactly. Thanks for the music.


Playlist question

Would love to know the name of the song played at approx 6:45 this morning. Woman was wrapping about bomb shelters and marijuana in tupperware(!). Thanks.

Loved today's program

Fundamental cracks in the foundations of our world and society are rarely brought up in conversation, let alone in the media -- and to hear problems of class divisions and despair talked about in such an unscripted and heartfelt way made today's Lark in the Morning broadcast a particular treat.

Keep up the good work!


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