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Pickin' host Barry Graham salutes his father Herman R. Graham on this week’s Pickin' on WHRV. Join us for two hours of Bluegrass from his dad's collection.

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At the age of eight, Herb Alpert was drawn to the trumpet in a music appreciation class in his elementary school. That led to a remarkable journey and a legendary career. He joins us Friday at noon on Watching America.

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Anthony Rosano’s carnival barker persona on the cover of his new album “Cheat the Devil” perfectly captures what the album is about. With a twist of his handle-bar mustache he can charm and persuade while taking you down to the depths of the depravity and wickedness of his blues

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he quintessential instrument in Bluegrass music, the banjo, helps define the genre. This week we examine the banjo styles of some of the greats. 

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Are we alone in the universe? What if there are other intelligent beings, waiting to be discovered? Join us Friday at noon as we delve into the uncharted territories of the cosmos with acclaimed science journalist Jaime Green.

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Don’t ever count out Lucinda Williams. In 2020 she suffered a debilitating stroke that instead of sidelining her has made her more determined than ever. She’s recently published her memoir, is going back out on tour and has now released the resilient “Stories From a Rock and Roll Heart.”

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Lost in the Shuffle revisits Soft Rock songs from the '70s and '80s this summer with a feature called "Heart Light City." Join us to hear these long-lost power ballads.

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Sister Jean Dolores Schmidt took the world by storm as the chaplain for the 2018 Loyola Chicago Final Four men's basketball team. And last year she celebrated her 103rd birthday! She joins us this week on Watching America.

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