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What can we learn from the Southern films of the past? Last week, Dr. Alan Campbell spoke with author Ben Beard about some of the most memorable movies—the good, the bad, and the contentious.

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Remember the excitement that accompanied bringing a newborn into the world? What happens if you learn your child has special needs? Lisa Godley recently spoke with Mark and Dawn Lawrence about their journey and how they are helping other parents. 

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WHRO-FM will air "The Ballad of the Brown King," a cantata by Margaret Bonds on Saturday, December 19. Rebecca Weinstein interviewed Malcolm J. Merriweather, who produced this world premiere recording with the Dessoff Choirs.

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Celebrate the season Sunday night with annual "Sunday Before Christmas" holiday program. We'll have bluegrass, acoustic tunes, local talent, some old classics and a few instrumentals. Don't miss it! It all kicks off at 6 p.m. 

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Virginia Stage Company and Norfolk State University present a new rendition of “A Christmas Carol" this year. Rebecca spoke with director, adaptor, and actor Patrick Mullins.

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Jazz has a long list of musical greats who have performed throughout the years. What are the best jazz albums of this year? WHRV Host Jae Sinnett ranks his top picks of 2020.

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Explore the classic and the contemporary in bluegrass music with us this week. We'll hear from the 1974 album Old Train from Seldom Scene and the 2019 release North Carolina Songbook from Grammy-nominated Steep Canyon Rangers. 

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On this week’s Acoustic Highway, we gear up for the holidays with the stunningly beautiful release from Mary Chapin Carpenter Come Darkness, Come Light. Join us Sunday at 9 p.m. 

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