Happy Fourth! Plus Info on this week’s Broadcast/Podcast

etown Los Lobos and Damien Juardo

Hey, first, wishing you all a safe, fun and relaxing Fourth of July extended weekend. I hope whatever you plan to do, or not do, over these next few days nourishes your soul and recharges your batteries. And to those of you who must work over the weekend, you have my sincere sympathies. This is more →

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Team Rubicon

Operation: Seabird, Philippines

In 2010, former Marines Will McNulty and Jake Wood were living on opposite sides of the country deciding what to do with their civilian lives. When a devastating earthquake struck Haiti that winter, Will and Jake traveled to Haiti with a team of medics, doctors, and military veterans, treating 3,000 patients in just 18 days. more →

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Ruth’s Reusable Resources

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In the mid 1990’s while her sons were in elementary school, Ruth Libby became aware that schoolteachers often pay for classroom supplies for their students out of their own pockets. Around the same time, Ruth read an article about a local project providing teachers with recycled materials, and she was inspired to start something similar more →

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José González Shows Us Its Cool to Be Kind

Jose Gonzalez

I read a very sweet thing the other day. The wonderfully talented comedian, author and musician Steve Martin was quoted as saying one of the many things he loves about his wife, Anne Springfield, is that she’s a genuinely kind person. Kindness. What a concept. Maybe I’m old-fashioned but I have to say that I, more →

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The Campfire Vibe – This Week’s Broadcast/Podcast

Tim O'Brien (The Campfire Vibe)

This week, we are digging into the archives and reviving a great show that was taped a couple of years ago with artists Tim O’Brien and Darrell Scott. Of course you know Tim not only from his own songwriting and recording career, but also for his long musical friendship with eTown’s host Nick Forster through more →

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A Royal Flush of Legendary Proportions

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It’s one of those places worthy of a pilgrimage if you’ve never been. When I was very young, I used to sit in my grandmother’s attic apartment and listen to my brother’s cassette tape of U2’s live concert that was recorded there. I remember later seeing that same concert on TV and being amazed at more →

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A Sense Of Place

Drew Holcomb (A Sense of Place)

There’s no doubt about it – where you are can have a huge effect on who you are as a person at any point in time, as well as who you become as you continue to grow older. The same goes for music. Place plays a huge role in how music is formed. An environment more →

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