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When and Where to Listen
(all times are Eastern US)

Saturday at 8:00 PM
WAMU's Bluegrass Country
Washington, DC 105.5 FM
Washington, DC HD 88.5 Channel 2
Frederick and Hagerstown, Maryland 93.5 FM
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Wednesday at 5:00 PM
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Thursday at 2:00 AM (archived edition)
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Friday at 1:00 AM (7:00 AM Copenhagen, GMT+2)
Friday at 2:00 PM (8:00 PM Copenhagen, GMT+2)
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Friday at 2:30 AM
WESU 88.1 FM in Middletown, CT
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Saturday at 8:00 AM (2:00 PM local time, 1 PM GMT)
Mérida, Spain
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Saturday at 8:00 AM
Listen online at taintradio

Sunday at 6:00 AM (archived edition)
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Monday at 7:00 PM (archived edition)
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Also listen to Cliff's (non-RootsWorld) live broadcast.
Thursday at 7:00 AM
on WPKN FM Bridgeport, CT on 89.5 FM
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What's Coming Up?
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The week of January 31, 2015
On this edition of RootsWorld radio we will visit Sicily and Tuscany, hear some modern yodelling and some Greek poetry, listen to some African guitars and a live performance by Sicilian ensemble Acquaria and part of their songs of the sea program, "Sempi amMari." And of course, much more. Artists on this program will include Canzoniere Grecanico Salentino (Italy), Riccardo Tesi (Italy), Hotel Palindrone (Austria), Utla with Berit Opheim (Norway), Thanassis Papakonstantinou (Greece), The Kronos Quartet with the Qasimov Ensemble (US and Azerbaijan), Boubacar Traore (Mali) and Mansour Seck (Senegal). (This is a rebroadcast of RWR #3)

The week of January 24th
On the 137th edition of RootsWorld Radio we'll start with 'a little history of the Basque triki' by Kepa Junkera and Sorginak, as well as diatonic accordions from other places in Europe, with a few divergences to other instruments and places, and then finish off with a solo accordion soundtrack for a Roadrunner cartoon. Artists will include La Chavannée, Guy Klucevsek, La Talvera, Urban Folk, Richard Thompson, Tony MacMahon & Steve Cooney, Ambrozijn, Spiro, Ciuma Salvi Tombesi Trio, Ettienne Grandjean Trio, and Joseba Tapia.


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