Lark In The Morning

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Fri, 11/20/2015 - 5:30am - 7:00am
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Fri, 11/06/2015 - 5:30am - 7:00am
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Fri, 10/02/2015 - 5:30am - 7:00am
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Lark In The Morning playlist for 01/17/2014

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Lark In The Morning
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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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Lark In The Morning
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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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Lark In The Morning
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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

Lark In The Morning playlist for 11/15/2013

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Lark In The Morning
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Paul SmithAmerican PrimitiveEllipsisFlying Fish
Michael, McCreesh, & CampbellHawks & Eagles / The Raw RecruitThe Host of the AirFront Hall
Evo BluesteinSally JohnsonDeep Shady GroveSwallow
Hedy WestFarther AlongHedy West, Vol. 2Vanguard
Guy CarawanThat's All RightGreen Rocky RoadJune Appal
David Grisman, Herb Pedersen, et alLonesome RiverHere TodayRounder
Sam BushLast Letter HomeLate As UsualRounder
Sam BushNorman & NancyLate As UsualRounder
Tracy SchwarzDon't Forget This SongDown Home with Tracy & Eloise SchwarzFolkways
Tony & Irene SaletanBright Morning StarsTony & Irene SaletanFolk-Legacy
The PennywhistlersVido, VidoSave the ChildrenWomen Strike For Peace
Bob & Evelyn BeersThe Belles of Cheyenne / The BlackbirdWelcome to Cafe LenBiograph
Danny SpoonerThe Song of the Wandering AengusWhen A Man's In LoveSandstock
Gordon BokA Tune for NovemberA Tune For NovemberFolk Legacy
Utah PhillipsJoe Hill's Last WillDon't Mourn - Organize!Smithsonian Folkways
Tom Paxton & Anne HillsLinks in the ChainUnder American SkiesAppleseeds
Todd SniderStatistician's BluesNear Truths and Hotel Rooms Live
MetamoraFlemish TunesMetamortaSugar Hill
Lui CollinsGold upon the TreesStone by StonesMolly Gamblin Music
Reilly & MaloneyDelicate BalanceGood CompanyFreckle
David WestThe Prospect of WhitbyThe Cambria HootCambria Hoot
Clancy BrothersThe Parting GlassThe Best of the Clancy BrothersTradition
Solomon's SealLament for Harry ChapinThe Old RoadFront Hall

Lark In The Morning playlist for 11/01/2013

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Lark In The Morning
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Elizabeth CottenOh Babe, It Ain't No LieFreight Train and Other North Carolina Folksongs and TunesFolkways
Dave Van RonkLady GayInside Dave Van RonkPrestige
Doc WatsonMy Rough and Rowdy WaysThe Essential Doc WatsonVanguard
Malvina ReynoldsBury Me in My OverallsMama LionCassandra
Phil OchsBound for GloryThere But For FortuneElektra
Kenny Hall and the Long Haul String BandRattlesnake Bit the BabyKenny Hall and the Long Haul String BandVoyager
Jim RingerI Believe If I Lived My Life AgainWaitin' for the Hard Times to GoFolk Legacy
Margaret MacArthurWilliam IsmaelOn the Mountains HighLiving Folk Records
Bob GibsonCopper KettleYes, I SeeElektra
Gypsy Gyppo String BandShip in the CloudsThe Gypsy Gyppo String BandBay
TrapezoidWagoner's LadAnother CountryFlying Fish
Mike SeegerI've Rambled This Country Both Early and LateMusic from True VineMercury
John HartfordSkipping in the Mississippi DewMark TwangFlying Fish
Merritt HerringWho Will Sing for MePrecious Memories(self)
Linda HuddleWinter BluePortland FolkPortland Folk
George Chudacoff(unknown)Benefit Concert(none)
Piney Creek WeaselsBuckdancer's ChoiceGo 'Long MuleHeritage Records
Vancouver Folk Song SocietyTree Planting SongRamblin' WomanVFSS
Utah PhillipsAll Used UpWinterfolk XVSisters of the Road
Dave CarterWhen I GoWhen I Go(self)
Day of the Dead: a program honoring folk heroes who have passed on. Libba Cotten (1987), Dave Van Ronk (2002), Doc Watson (2010), Malvina Reynolds (1978), Phil Ochs (1976), Kenny Hall (2013), Jim Ringer (1992), Margaret MacArthur (2006), Bob Gibson (1996), Warren Argo (2010), Freyda Epstein (2003), Mike Seeger (2009), John Hartford (2001), Merritt Herring (2004), Linda Huddle (2012), George Chudacoff (2008), Rick Abrams (1998), Jinx Davis (2006), Becky Bernson (2000), Utah Phillips (2008), Dave Carter (2002).

Lark In The Morning playlist for 09/06/2013

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Lark In The Morning
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Gid Tanner & the Skillet LickersDon't You Hear Jerusalem MoanThe Kickapoo Medicine ShowRounder
The SkifflersJenny JenkinsGoin' Down the RoadEpic
John GreenwayAutomationThe Cat Came BackRiverside
Milt Okun & Ellen StekertNo, John, NoAmerican Love SongsRiverside
Evo BluesteinDeep Shady GroveDeep Shady GroveSwallow
Eric NaglerDaddy's WhiskersImprovise with Eric NaglerRounder
Eric NaglerThe BellcowImprovise with Eric NaglerRounder
Jerry Garcia, David Grisman, et alKnockin' on Your DoorOld and In the WaySugar Hill
Libba CottenI Don't Love NobodyFreight Train and Other NC FolksongsSmithsonian Folkways
Libba CottenAin't Got No Honey Babe NowFreight Train and Other NC FolksongsSmithsomian Folkways
Lisa NullGentle HarryThe Feathered Maiden & Other BalladsGreen Linnet
Mimi FarinaHow Can We Hang Onto a DreamSoloPhilo
izquierdaThe Price of FreedomQuiet Thunder(self)
John SparrowThe Lights of TallequahDances with Words(self)
Folk CityWhalley Avenue JailAmericana(self)
Dana RobinsonCoyote HeyElemental Lullabye(self)
Rod McDonaldLove is the Common GroundA Tale of Two AmericasWind River
Malcolm Dalglish & Grey LarsenThe First of AutumnThe First of AutumnJune Appal
Pete SutherlandThe Apple Picker's Waltz / The Beautiful Lights of BurlingtonPoor Man's DreamFlying Fish
Mark NelsonHewlettFiddle Tunes for DulcimerKicking Mule
Jim PageGuitar ThingSeattle Songs(self)
Laurie & Sue PostansEverything's Gonna Be OKRamblin' WomanVictoria Folk Music Society

Lark In The Morning playlist for 08/30/2013

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Lark In The Morning
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Riley PuckettFuzzy RagOld Time Greats, Vol. 1Old Homestead
Riley PuckettDarkey's WailOld Time Greats, Vol. 1Old Homestead
Brownie McGhee & Sonny TerryBetter DayBrownie McGhee & Sonny Terry SingSmithsonian Folkways
John RenbournLousiana BluesJohn RebournTransatlantic
Dave Van RonkSportin' LifeSomebody Else, Not MePhilo
Great Excelsior Jazz BandBaby Won't You Please Come HomeRoast ChestnutsVoyager
Oscar BrandTrack Lining ChantPie in the SkyTradition
Tom PaleyThe Girl on the Greenbrier ShoreCourting and Other Folk Songs of the AppalachiansElektra
Bill & Jean DavisNottingham TownOld Traditions(self)
Sara GreySweet William's GhostPromises to KeepHarbourtown
Hadden, Rothfield, and CarrBury Me Beneath the WillowWhen These Shoes Were NewMeadowlark
Blue Flame String BandAre You Afraid to Die?Blue Flame String BandFlying Fish
Tall TimberWhere the Old Red River FlowsEncore!Voyager
Friends of Fiddler's GreenThe Works OutingThis Side of the OceanFogarty's Cove
John FaulknerJohnny CoughlinKind ProvidenceGreen Linnet
MagpieHard TimesWorking My Life AwayCollector
Larry LongFor You My LoveRun for FreedomFlying Fish
Art GalbraithBilly in the Low GroundDixie BlossomsRounder
Jinx DavisThe DeAutremont BrothersOregon Country(self)
Freeman & LangeOld WooleyFreeman & LangeFlying Fish
TrapezoidThe BlacksmithNow & ThenFlying Fish

I have a request to make: if you are reading this playlist, or if you have ever looked up one of my playlists, please contact me or leave a comment.  I've been doing these playlists for shows now for four or five years, and I just wonder whether anybody reads them or uses them!

Lark In The Morning playlist for 08/16/2013

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Cynthia GoodingThe Banks of Green WillowQueen of HeartsElektra
Bob GibsonWell, Well, WellYes, I SeeElektra
Almeda RiddleThe Water is WideGranny Riddle's Songs and BalladsMinstrel
Jean CarignanReel of the Blindmen MedleyJean CarignanFretless
Breakfast SpecialDollar BillBreakfast SpecialRounder
Geoff StellingAin't Gonna Work TomorrowAin't Gonna Work TomorrowRooster
Jon GailmorJumbo the ElephantGonna Die with a Smile if it Kills MePhilo
Alex BevanSunshine SuiteThe Grand River LullabyeFiddler's Wynde
Bob FrankeAfter the Lights Went OutLove Can't Be Bitter All the TimeFretless
Pete Seeger & the Clearwater CrewYou Can't Eat the OystersClearwaterSelf
Duck BakerRapid Transit BluesWhen You Wore a TulipKicking Mule
Happy TraumWorried BluesRelax Your MindKicking Mule
Rosalie SorrelsJuanitaThe Lonesome Roving WolvesGreen Linnet
Deseret String BandCuster's Last ChargeLand of Milk & HoneyOkehdokee
Jody StecherTable Mountain RoadSnake Baked a HoecakeBay
Clarence Ashley, et alMaggie Walker BluesCountry Music & Bluegrass at NewportVanguard
Phil OchsTalking Birmingham JamNewport BroadsideVanguard
New Lost City RamblersPretty Little MissCountry Music and Bluegrass at NewportVanguard
Jody StecherOld Man, Old WomanSnake Baked a HoecakeBay
Jody StecherCape Breton TuneSnake Baked a HoecakeBay
Mississippi John HurtCoffee BluesEvening Concerts at NewportVanguard
Ramblin' Jack ElliottDiamond JoeEvening Concerts at NewportVanguard
Rooftop SingersWalk Right InEvening Concerts at NewportVanguard
The Grateful DeadThe Monkey and the EngineerLive

Lark In The Morning playlist for 08/02/2013

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Lark In The Morning
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The Carter FamilyEngine 143Anthology of American Folk MusicSmithsonian Folkways
J.P. NestorTrain on the IslandAnthology of American Folk MusicSmithsonian Folkways
The England BrothersEastbound TrainTwilight in AlabamaDavis Unlimited
Addie GrahamO & K Train SongBeen a Long Time TravellingJune Appal
Rouse BrothersOrange Blossom SpecialThe Railroad in Folk SongRCA Victor
Carolina Tar HeelsThe Train's Done Left MeThe Railroad in Folk SongRCA Victor
Almeda RiddleThe Brokedown BrakemanMore Ballads & Hymns from the OzarksRounder
The Brothers FourRock Island LineIn PersonColumbia
Cranberry Lake Jug BandHop Off the TrainIf This Ain't GeniusKicking Mule
Cathy Fink & Duck DonaldTennessee Choo-ChooCathy Fink & Duck DonaldFlying Fish
Rich Kirby & Mike KlineCoal Train SongThey Can't Put It BackJune Appal
Pop Wagner & Bob BoveeNorthern LinePop Wagner & Bob BoveeTrain on the Island
Utah PhillipsWabash Cannonball/TolonoGood ThoughPhilo
Robert Force & Albert d'OsscheSlow TrainWhen the Moon Fell on CaliforniaKicking Mule
Norman BlakeSouthern Railroad BluesThe Fields of NovemberFlying Fish
Jean RitchieLast Old Train's A-Leavin'Clear Waters RememberedGeordie
Bill ThomasThe Longest TrainFolk Music at the Red HerringChanning Murray Foundation
Sparky RuckerCold and Lonesome on a TrainCold and Lonesome on a TrainJune Appal
Charlie MaguireWhen's That Train A-ComingLong Way to Another FriendTrain on the Island
Barry Luft & Tim RogersB.C. RailSongs of the Iron TrailSefel Records

Recently I travelled from Portland to Montana, and then on to Chicago, on Amtrak.  The trip was quite enjoyable; the scenery along the Columbia River Gorge, and through the Rockies, was spectacular.  We also enjoyed seeing the small towns along the track once we got into Minnesota and Wisconsin.  Anyway, that was my inspiration for this morning.

Also, this morning I tried out some software that promised to reduce the amount of click and pop noise from the LP's that I play on my program.  My assessment is that it helped some, but it wasn't as effective as I had hoped: you could still hear occasional bits of noise.  If you heard today's program, and have an opinion about the sound quality, please feel free to contact me through this web site.


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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