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'The Search For Rain' | Circle Round 92

How do you get a quarreling community to band together? In this folktale from Argentina, Amory Sivertson (Endless Thread) finds a way, with help from a mystical tree.

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22:47Mar 31, 2020
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Encore: 'The King And The Cobbler'

This week, we’re bringing you one of our favorite Circle Round episode that’s all about using your imagination -- your creativity -- in the face of difficulties and obstacles.

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23:33Mar 24, 2020
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Encore: 'The Lute Player'

This Russian and European folktale stars real-life husband and wife Paul Sparks (House of Cards, Sweetbitter) and Annie Parisse (Friends From College) as a king who's taken prisoner, and a queen whose musical prowess sets him free.

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21:18Feb 18, 2020
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'The Rooster in the Sky' | Circle Round 87

In this adventure story with roots in Russia, Hungary and the Middle East, a magical rooster rewards Rachel Matthews (Frozen 2) for her fearless persistence and precious friendship.

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22:02Feb 11, 2020
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'The True Mother' | Circle Round 86

In this Japanese tale, Alex Landi (Grey's Anatomy, Insatiable) plays a wise judge who finds an ingenious way to determine the real mother of a bouncing baby boy.

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18:42Feb 4, 2020

Created and produced by parents of young children, WBUR's Circle Round adapts carefully-selected folktales from around the world into sound- and music-rich radio plays for kids ages 4 to 10. Each 10- to 20-minute episode explores important issues like kindness, persistence and generosity. And each episode ends with an activity that inspires a deeper conversation between children and grown-ups.
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