Folk Music Responds to Crisis

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"What can you do with your days but work and hope?
Let your dreams bind your work to your play?
What can you do with each moment of your life?
But love till you've loved it away?" Bob Franke's "Thanksgiving Eve" has been a popular holiday folk song for nearly 20 years. Since the September 11th attacks, its message of love and perseverance in the face of uncertainty has made it the most popular song at his concerts. Folk music has always reflected the mood and issues of its time. This Thanksgiving Eve, Bob Franke joins us to discuss folk music and its response to the events of the past few months.


Bob Franke, folk singer

This program aired on November 21, 2001.


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