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The Folk Show 8/23/20 – Fox Valley Folk Festival Preview with Sue Kessell and Juel Ulven

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This show originally aired today from 10am-Noon.

We start with some songs of friendship and gratitude, followed by some newly-released music, and then in the second half of the show co-host Sue Kessell joins us to talk with Juel Ulven about the Fox Valley Folk Music & Storytelling Festival, being held virtually this year.

The Folk Show – Featuring Tribute to Michael Smith, Donna Adler Interview 8/9/20

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This show originally aired on Sunday, August 9th.

We start with Sue Kessell and Ron chatting about Michael along with some of his music. Then we talk with Donna Adler about her new album Remembering Butterflies, we celebrate Ella Jenkin’s 96th birthday and some new music too.

On next week’s show Kathy Kelly joins us in the 11:00 hour for her thoughts about Michael and we’ll feature more of his music too.

The Folk Show Honoring Michael Peter Smith. Rest in Peace

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This show originally aired on Sunday, July 12th shortly after we learned that Michael Smith was in hospice. Starting at about the 18-minute mark, we feature Michael who we are sad to report passed away on Monday August 3rd.

We start with Kathy Kelly’s contemporaneous thoughts about Michael along with some of his music. Then we dip into the archives and you’ll hear our last interview with Michael when Sue Kessell visited with him for over an hour in 2019.

We’re in the process of preparing a tribute show but due to our need to pre-record our program these days, an in-depth show likely won’t air until August 16th at the earliest. We’ll keep you posted.

Here’s Rick Kogan’s article about Michael.

Here’s Jamie O’Reilly’s tribute.

The Folk Show for 5-31-20

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We recorded a fresh show which is supposed to air at 10am this morning on WNUR (on 5/31 at 10am). However, as of 9:30am on Sunday, the stream and the radio signal are down. Therefore, here is today’s show.

Hour 1 features music and then in the 2nd half, Kathy Kelly joins us to catch up and you’ll hear a never-before heard visit she had with Connie Kaldor. Enjoy.