What’s in a Song explores the tapestry of America's musical diversity one song and one story at a time.

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Our series of radio stories on NPRs Weekend Edition exposed the meaning of a particular song through passion and story as the words of songwriters and singers and those whose lives have been changed by songare woven seamlessly with the music, illuminating the musical traditions in America. What's in a Song was heard from 2004 to 2012 in 36 installments.


What's In a Song was produced by Hal Cannon and Taki Telonidis. Supporters for What's In a Song were:

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