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Glen Hansard: Musical Comfort In A Troubled Home

The Irish singer-songwriter explains how a Pat Boone song helped his mother through a troubled marriage.
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Mariachi El Bronx On World Cafe

In this edition of World Cade, find out how this Los Angeles mariachi group got its start in punk rock.
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Latin Roots: More To Mariachi Than You Think

Catalina Maria Johnson leads this session of Latin Roots about the mariachi music she grew up on in Mexico.
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No Reason To Get Excited, Dylan Says: PBS Has The Wrong Guitar

History Detectives thinks it has found the guitar Bob Dylan played when he famously (or infamously?) "went electric" at the Newport Folk Festival in 1965. But Dylan says otherwise.
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Fresh Air Celebrates Woody Guthrie At 100

The legendary folksinger wrote hundreds of political songs, children's tunes and ballads, including "This Land Is Your Land," "Pastures of Plenty" and "Pretty Boy Floyd." Many of his tracks appear on a new CD box set released by Smithsonian Folkways.
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At 100, Woody Guthrie Still Resonates

A massive influence on the likes of Bob Dylan and Pete Seeger, the author of "This Land Is Your Land" — and thousands of other songs — remains an inspiration to musicians nearly 45 years after his death.

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