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A Christmas Story
By Russell Mase

Russell Mase

Russell Mase is a retired Presbyterian minister in Davidson. I recorded this touching audio memory of a past Christmas, and added music by Davidson pianist Theresa Woody.

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A musical house party, Christmas 2008

We attended a great holiday party on Dec. 12 at the home of friends John and Cameron Swallow, and as always at the Swallow home, there was plenty of music. A few members of the Boston Group Beggar Boys were there - Henry Lebedinsky, Kate Minogue, Michael Albert - and they jammed a bit (see photo and listen below). And there were carols, including neighbor Kathryn Withers leading a round of "O Holy Night." (Listen below).

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Celtic Jam, Dec. 2008

 

 

 

PIANO TUNER
FRED STRICKHOUSER

A short audio slide show and sound portait of a longtime North Carolina piano tuner. See his website at www.harmonyrestored.com

 

 

 

New sculpture at Davidson

Davidson College is in the midst of building a collection of contemporary sculpture. In JulAntony Gormley's "You"y 2007, we watched as several pieces were installed on campus. And we talked to gallery director Brad Thomas about how the sculpture project fits into the campus and curriculum.

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Abe   Artists ponder 'Force of Nature'

A project involving universities and art galleries in North and South Carolina brought Japanese modern artists (including Takasume Abe, left) here to create works about the relationship between humans and nature. As they create their works, many are getting up close with the local environment.

September 2006 on WFAE-FM, Charlotte
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While you're listening, watch a slide show of images from Abe's expedition to gather cloud sounds. CLICK HERE>

 

 

Chinese family   Reflecting on China's one-child policy


Living in China this year with two daughters gave us a unique perspective on one of China's most notorious government edicts: the one-child policy. Listen to my May 30, 2006, commentary on Charlotte NPR affiliate . WFAE-FM.
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Another Chance to Know Dad

Cleaning up after the loss of a loved one can bring those left behind some new insights. I learned just that after my dad died in 2006. Here's another WFAE commentary, from July 2006.

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