Category Archives: Public Health

Polio

A colleague of mine who has been living and working in the Democratic Republic of Congo for about the past year recently hipped me to some of the great music she’s found while living in Kinshasa. Here’s a song I … Continue reading

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The TB Blues

Last weekend my wife and I were walking along Santa Monica’s 3rd Street Promenade and we happened across a fine new group busking out on the street calling themselves The Buffalo Skinners. They played a raucous, Levon Helm-inspired version of … Continue reading

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Coal Tattoo

Coal mining songs make up a significant and powerful contribution to the bluegrass and folk music repertoire. The Merle Travis classic “Dark as a Dungeon” has become a bluegrass standard and never fails to affect the listener with its grave … Continue reading

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