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Southern Appalachia Celebrates "Breaking Up Christmas"

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When Christmas is over, the fun is just starting for many in southern Appalachia.

As Virginia State Folklorist Jon Lohman reports, "Breaking Up Christmas" is a little-known tradition that takes place the week between Christmas and New Year's Day.

Folklife Field Notes is produced by VFH Radio at the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities.

The video is at www.folklifefieldnotes.org


'Washington Post' Reporter Explores How Pop Culture Influences Views Of Police

NPR's Kelly McEvers talks to Washington Post reporter Alyssa Rosenberg, who has written a series for the paper about how Hollywood and pop culture has influenced the way the public perceives police.

In 'Appetites,' Bourdain Pleases The Toughest Food Critic (His 9-Year-Old)

Anthony Bourdain's new cookbook features comfort food he cooks for his young daughter. "She's who I need to please, and if she's not happy, I'm not happy," he says.
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The Politics Hour - October 28, 2016

Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton joins us as the new series "Good Girls Revolt" based on her early civil rights work debuts.


Do Parents Invade Children's Privacy When They Post Photos Online?

The kids look so darned cute in that photo, it's hard not to post it online for all too see. But there are privacy risks to sharing children's images, and children often don't want the exposure.

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