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Song and Memory: The New Christy Minstrels

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In our latest installment of Song and Memory, we hear from acclaimed non-fiction writer Luc Sante. He was born in post-war Belgium, but his parents soon emigrated to New Jersey. It was while living in the suburbs of the Garden State that Luc Sante first discovered folk music. At the time, folk was so big that it had its own television program, "Hootenanny." The show made quite an impression on a boy from a strict Catholic family in post-war Europe. This piece comes to us from the public radio Web site, HearingVoices.com.

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  • By Deborah Ford

    From Westford, MA, 08/30/2008

    I went to Catholic school with Luc in NJ and remember him as a quiet shy kid but brilliant, even then. It was fun to hear your story and learning a bit about the inner world of kids. Who knew.
    thanks for your great show.

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