Episode #1439

Linda Ronstadt & Leaves of Grass

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Friday, September 27, 2013

Linda Ronstadt Linda Ronstadt (Courtesy of The Agency Group)

Walt Whitman loved America — so much so that it got a little creepy sometimes. But he accomplished his goal, writing a new Bible for American poetry to reflect the democracy and diversity at the heart of this country, and we explore Leaves of Grass in an episode of American Icons. Kurt talks with Linda Ronstadt about being a generation’s most beloved singer, and the disease that made her retire. Plus, we’ll get creative with drones that don’t spy or kill: they dance.

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Paul T. Kijewski from Cleveland, Ohio

Good Day!

I heard your broadcast concerning the Minnesota Orchestra. I find it hard to believe that people who have been offered sa base salary of over a $100,000 year feel like they are underpaid. These musicians should try living in the REAL world. Big egos and a lack of common sense make for a bag combination.

Jan. 12 2014 03:42 PM

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