DC Bluegrass Festival | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

DC Bluegrass Festival

The DC Bluegrass Festival is growing to two days and moving to a new home in Maryland! Join the festivities indoors and out of the winter weather for the Great 2012 DCBU Band Competition on Friday night. Stay to hear top national and local bluegrass performers and attend workshops all day Saturday, or just pick to your heart's content from Friday night through Sunday morning.

The Boxcars, Sierra Hull and Highway 111 will be headlining the event. Also appearing: US Navy Band Country Current, Eddie & Martha Adcock w/Tom Gray, Mama Tried, Mitch Harrell and the Virginians, Big Chimney


NPR

From Her Dad To Her 'Jamish' Roots, A Poet Pieces Her Story Together

Salena Godden grew up in 1970s England with a Jamaican mom and an absent English-Irish dad. In her memoir, Springfield Road, she looks back on her struggle to find her personal identity.
NPR

If You've Ever Looked For Faces In Your Potato Chips, Thank Myrtle Young

The Potato Chip Lady, aka Myrtle Young, died in August of this year. She was 90. Young became famous after showing her collection of unusually shaped chips to Tonight Show host Johnny Carson in 1987.
NPR

Tennessee's Medicaid Deal Dodges A Partisan Fight

An agreement between the Tennessee Hospital Association and Republican Gov. Bill Haslam expands Medicaid without tax dollars, an agreement that could be a blueprint for other states.
NPR

Die-In, Vortex, Selfie Stick: What's The Word Of 2014?

In January, members of the American Dialect Society will vote on the 2014 Word of the Year. Linguist Ben Zimmer runs through some contenders — including words both old and new.