Episode 231: Sam Reider
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Episode 231: Sam Reider

  This accordion virtuoso has brought American roots music across the globe. He sees the accordion as a symbol of immigrant triumph – Zydeco! Tex-Mex! – and as the instrument of 19th century colonialism. Paradox and polkas. And no darn Lawrence Welk.  PERSON: David Amram  PLACE:a synagogue in Azerbaijan  THING:his accordion  RANDY’S THING: The Impossible … Continue reading »

Next live show: Blanche Pitt
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Next live show: Blanche Pitt

 Born in South Africa, she is a specialist in public health with particular experience battling HIV and TB, and is the director of ICAP’s projects in that country, having previously worked for its health ministry. In her copious spare time, she… oh, right, like she has spare time. With music from Kevin Nathaniel Hylton. Monday, … Continue reading »