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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

WAMU 88.5

What The African American History Museum Means to D.C.'s Black Community

This weekend, D.C. celebrated the opening of the National Museum of African American History and Culture. Kojo chats with the civil rights leader and longtime city council member who chaired the D.C. host committee.

NPR

Sunday Sports: Baseball Season Stats

As the baseball season enters the homestretch, Mike Pesca, host of The Gist podcast shares obscure baseball stats and somewhat dubious accomplishments with NPR's Rachel Martin.
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4 Things To Watch At The First Presidential Debate

Which Donald Trump will show up? That's one of several unknowns that will determine the outcome of tonight's debate between Trump and Hillary Clinton.

WAMU 88.5

Putting The Patient At The Center Of Local Healthcare

From "concierge" services to iPads connecting new parents with their babies in the nursery, Kojo explores some of the patient-centered ideas coming from healthcare innovation labs at local hospitals.

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