Bye Bye Darlin: Remembering Tom 'Cat' Reeder

WAMU 88.5 remembers Tom "Cat" Reeder, host on Bluegrass Country 105.5 who passed away Saturday, June 30 at the age of 77.

Hosted by Bluegrass Country's Chris Teskey, the program is a musical and spoken word celebration of the life and career of Tom Cat Reeder, featuring interviews by Gary Henderson with Eddie Stubbs, Connie Smith, Bobby Osbourne and Bill Anderson about their memories of the country music broadcast legend.


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Long Before Burning Man, Zozobra Brought Fire And Redemption To The Desert

For decades, residents in Santa Fe, N.M., have gathered to burn a massive puppet — but only after stuffing it with symbols of their woes. It's a way to release the past year's sadness and start anew.
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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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Lester Holt's Moment

For NBC's Lester Holt, who took the anchor chair after Brian Williams was caught exaggerating, Monday's presidential debate has big stakes and bigger risks.
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Facebook Group Launched To Combat KKK Presence In Pennsylvania Town

Jaimi Hajzus was alarmed to learn that KKK fliers were dropped on lawns in her hometown of Coudersport, Pa. She tells NPR's Rachel Martin of a Facebook campaign to counter the hate group.