Woody Guthrie

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VD on the Radio

Friday, November 07, 2014

How public health officials of the 1940s turned to the biggest stars of the day to help fight the scourge of syphilis and other STDs.


The Takeaway

Woody Guthrie's New York City

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

If Woody Gutherie found home on the open road, his second home was New York City. His daughter Nora Guthrie shares a collection of stories about her father's life in the Big Apple.


Spinning on Air

Singing the Story

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Here are some story-songs, grounded in old blues and British folk traditions, performed by musicians for whom the past is just a starting point. Host David Garland offers the distinctive, captivating voices of Woody Guthrie, Connie Converse, Alasdair Roberts, Sam Amidon, and others; musicians old and new who all have stories to sing.

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A Symphonic Celebration for Woody Guthrie's Centennial

Saturday, July 14, 2012

All this week the country has been celebrating American icon Woody Guthrie’s 100th birthday, which is Saturday. Check out these unusual "classical" versions of his songs.

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Gig Alert: Jonatha Brooke

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Alt-folk singer-songwriter Jonatha Brooke and guest musician Dar Williams pay a tribute to Woody Guthrie at Jazz at Lincoln Center on Wednesday night. Download Brooke's duet with Keb’ Mo’ "All You Gotta Do Is Touch Me."

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Studio 360

Woody Guthrie 2.0

Wednesday, October 06, 2010

Producing our American Icons story on “This Land Is Your Land” allowed me to meet some great people.  As I trawled through Woody-land, I spoke with his daughter, Nora, and sang with his friend, Pete Seeger.  I also stumbled upon this cool project by the folk-rock band Akron/Family called 'Woody Guthrie's America.'

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American Icons: This Land Is Your Land

Friday, October 01, 2010

All of America sings it at school and summer camp; Bruce Springsteen sang it at President Obama’s inauguration. Yet Woody Guthrie’s song was once called anti-American, even Communist.

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Folksong Festival

Archival Audio

Monday, February 01, 2010

Oscar Brand has been hosting the Folksong Festival since 1945. Explore some of his earliest interviews with experts and performances with guests including Woodie Guthrie.


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Nora Guthrie on Artistic Legacies

Saturday, May 26, 2001

Kurt Andersen and Nora Guthrie, Executive Director of the Woody Guthrie Archives, talk about nurturing an artist’s legacy. 

Guthrie is the daughter of folk music legend Woody Guthrie. She's also the curator of the current Smithsonian traveling exhibition, This Land is Your Land, which looks at Woody's life, legacy, and his ...