Travel and Music
  • Mar 23, 2017 6:00 pm
  • 56:59 mins

Sam Payne is joined in conversation by Dr. Drew Williams, principal of Tuacahn High School for the Performing Arts, about the conventions of music making. Later, Sam is joined by some of the students at Tuacahn High who are interested in writing songs that express core parts of themselves. Other stories included in this episode:  I Hate Music!  Don't let the title of this hilarious story fool you: Willy Claflin is one of the most enthusiastic and energetic music makers you'd ever have the pleasure of meeting. Do you remember learning the recorder in elementary school? Relive those memories with Willy in this story. Learn more about the storyteller described as a "one-man festival" by visiting Lady in Red  Geraldine Buckley shares the story of one of her very first jobs as a radio DJ, and the story behind a song that haunts her for hilarious reasons. Learn more about Geraldine, who among other things is a world traveler and former chaplain to Maryland's largest men's prison, by visiting her website at Miriam and the Saxophone  This story is for anyone who wanted to take music lessons as a kid and found that being a rockstar was a lot more work than they imagined. Practice truly makes perfect in this story from Karen Golden. Learn more about Karen Golden, a purveyor of fine Jewish folktales, by visiting

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