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 May is Mental Health Awareness Month, but did you know that the first week of May was Maternal Mental Health Awareness Week?

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Approximately 600,000 people are released from jails and prisons each year and attempt to rebuild their lives. According to this week's guest on Watching America, the cards are stacked against them in ways most people don't realize.

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Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs are recognized as members of the first generation of bluegrass stars who helped to launch the genre. On this week's program, we explore their music. 

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In 2019, SOAK's Bridie Monds-Watson let it be known publicly that they were non-binary and that revelation informs the subject matter of their third album “If I Never Know You Like This Again”

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In this week's episode of Watching America, Dr. Alan Campbell speaks with Dave Rubin, an author, comedian, and TV personality best known for his political commentary. Rubin explores issues in his new book from hot-button topics like transgender athletics to mental health advice regarding the benefits of regular media fasts.

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Musicians Don Reno and Red Smiley were inducted into the International Bluegrass Music Hall of Honor in 1992. On this week's program, we'll hear music from them along with other bluegrass favorites. 

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This week's program features another icon of the 1970s—Harry Chapin. Join us Sunday at 9 p.m. 

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The title of Florence and the Machine’s fifth album “Dance Fever” refers to a 14th century ritual where groups of people burst into dance frenzies to the point of exhaustion or even death.

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