WAMU 88.5 : Metro Connection

Filed Under:

At Home with a Musical Icon

Play associated audio
Hazel Dickens.
Hardly Strictly Bluegrass
Hazel Dickens.

The D.C. region is home to people from all over the world, but it's also a bastion of a distinctly American musical tradition: bluegrass. Next week, WAMU's Bluegrass Country will host the Second Annual D.C. Bluegrass Festival, and festival-goers will see a music legend receive the Washington Monument Award for Lifetime Achievement. Her name is Hazel Dickens, and as Andrew Hiller tells us, at age 75, she's still going strong.

[Music: "Our House (In the Style of Madness)" by Zoom Karaoke from Zoom Karaoke - Madness]

NPR

'We're Mostly Republicans': New Hampshire Voters Explained By 'Our Town'

After NPR's Bob Mondello used The Music Man to help explain the Iowa caucuses, he wished there was a musical of Our Town so he could do the same for New Hampshire. It turns out there is one.
NPR

Gulf Of Mexico Open For Fish-Farming Business

For the first time, companies can apply to set up fish farms in U.S. federal waters. The government says the move will help reduce American dependence on foreign seafood and improve security.
WAMU 88.5

What's Behind Trends In U.S. Violent Crime Rates

FBI data suggest there was a slight uptick in violent crime in the first half of last year, but overall violent crime rates in the U.S. have dropped dramatically over the last twenty years. What led to the long-term decline, and why do some say it’s likely to continue?

WAMU 88.5

Blocked: Twitter's Role In Combating Violent Extremism

Over the course of seven months, Twitter has suspended over 125,000 accounts for threatening or promoting terrorist acts.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.