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Lee Knight in the NCPR studio
Lee Knight in the NCPR studio

Music: Christmas tunes from the Appalachians

Folk balladeer Lee Knight joined Todd Moe in the studio this morning to share
some favorite Christmas music with roots in Appalachia. Knight, who grew up in Saranac Lake, lives in North Carolina and has dedicated his career to preserving traditional music in the Adirondacks and the Appalachians. He became familiar with the cultures of both regions in college and learned the stories and music from traditional sources -- the people who had them as part of their community for generations.  Go to full article

Spitzer's "Appalachia" Comment Spreads

State Attorney General and candidate for governor Eliot Spitzer's comments comparing parts of upstate to Appalachia have reverberated around the state Capitol in recent days. Spitzer has won support for his remarks in some surprising corners. Karen DeWitt reports.  Go to full article

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