The exciting conclusion of the events that set off the American Revolutionary War, in addition to some insight into life around the Lexington Tourist Center and the uncanny of correlation between the infamous day and a recent immigrant to the United States. 

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The events of April 18th and 19th 1775 around the Boston, Massachusetts area set off events that would shake the world order and enshrine the concepts of liberty and democracy within the minds of nearly all peoples afterwards. June Baer of the Lexington Historical Society relays for us this epic story hurling seemingly ordinary soldiers, farmers, radicals and businessmen into extraordinary circumstances.

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A story of one woman's journey from Mao's Revolutionary China to rural Kentucky.

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Cri Cri El Grillito Cantor was a Mexican musician who sang to millions of children, telling stories of mice, ducks, ants and many other creatures who had problems not unlike humans. Guest Grace Guerra comes Back by the Woodpile to recall the Little Singing Cricket and how it colored her adolescence in Southern Mexico.  

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Tanya Bowman of Plans 4U Youth Organization talks not only her time working for The Door of Hope crises pregnancy center but how they ended up helping her deal with a dark secret.  

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Artists in Cuba are unable to express themselves freely without fear of reprisals from the Communist government. To help us learn their names and stories Babalublog.com’s Alberto de la Cruz tells us about such individuals as El Sexto, Tania Bruguera, Lia Villares, Luis Manuel Otero, Yanelys Nuñez and others. In addition we talk the New York Times propagating Cuban propaganda, the Cuban influence in Maduro’s Venezuela and the Democratic Socialists of America.  

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A story about a hunter charged with overthrowing a kingdom of wolves located within the caverns of a large mountain covered by bark. 

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Derek Sorrells returns to conclude the story of his drumming career, including his stints with The Frantics and London Calling (with Jaime Rowe) and his meeting with a tall caped demon named Gene Simmons.

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Drummer Derek Sorrells drops By the Woodpile to talk about his time keeping the time for artists Johnny Q Public, Miss Angie, The Frantics, Homesick and others.

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[Correction: We stated that Oran Thornton wrote "Jesus Freak" when in fact he played on "Jesus Freak". Lo siento.]

 

Door of Hope is a pregnancy center which welcomed us in to talk about their services to both women and men finding themselves in the midst of parenthood. Director Mack Wells gives us the history of the facility, some stories of success and failure and discusses the polarizing issue of our times: abortion.

Vintage Christmas records and the history behind them are on the Corner Woodpile turntables today! Boogie Woogie Santa Claus, Buon Natale, I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day, Silent Night and a few others are explained by our old friend Dirk Allman

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Jamaica Plain is a unique little neighbor of Boston where some major American Revolutionary action went down, national politicians were (and still are) knighted at a local bar, reformers were made and a craft brew named after a Son of Liberty was born. And to help us learn all about the place is Jamaica Plain Historical Society president Gretchen Grozier! 

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