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Tom Paxton: A Musical Tribute To Pete Seeger

Legendary singer, songwriter and activist Pete Seeger died Monday at age 94. During a musical career that spanned seven decades, he performed at union halls, protests and concert venues across the country, and helped launch the American folk revival. Grammy Award-winning musician Tom Paxton joins Kojo for a musical tribute and a look at Seeger's enduring impact on American music and politics.

Remembering Pete Seeger Through Song

Tom Paxton performs "Peace Will Come" in tribute to fellow musician Pete Seeger, who died this week at age 94.


Making Art Off The Grid: A Month-Long Residency At A Remote National Park

Filmmakers Carter McCormick and Paula Sprenger recently wrapped up a month as artists-in-residence at Dry Tortugas National Park, 70 miles west of Key West. No phone, TV, Internet or other people.

After A Long Day Of Fighting Climate Change, This Grain Is Ready For A Beer

Kernza is a kind of grassy wheat that traps more carbon in the soil than crops like wheat and rice. Now, a West Coast brewery is using the grain in its new beer called Long Root Ale.
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Why Millions Of American Men Have Left The Workforce, And How To Bring Them Back

Today’s unemployment rate is down sharply from the height of the Great Recession. But more than a fifth of American men had no paid employment last year, and seven million of them have stopped looking altogether. Why men are leaving the workforce – and how to bring them back.


Tesla Surprise: It's A Profit

The company posted a profit of nearly $22 million for the third quarter, the first quarterly profit since 2013. Tesla attributes the good results in part to new stores.

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