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Daughter documenting talks with mother in nursing home

“July 18, 2020. ‘When are you coming to see me?’ ‘I can’t come see you because of the virus that’s going around,’ I told her, again. ‘I’ll be there when they let me come through the door.’ ‘I wish you could walk through the door any minute,’ she said.” Jerry Montgomery reads from the journal she keeps to note conversations with her 91-year-old mother Carol, who lives in a nursing home two hours away and has Alzheimer’s. Jerry has been recording their conversations since January - before COVID...

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CDC/ Alissa Eckert, MSMI; Dan Higgins, MAMS

Stalking the virus: contact tracers work to isolate the infected

Since the start of June, Lubbock’s number of COVID cases has more than tripled. The active case count this week has hovered just under 2,000. That’s making the workload hard for Lubbock’s contact tracers. Contact tracers are critical to stopping the virus from spreading. They’re basically like stalkers—tracking down who may have come in contact with a COVID positive person and following them through the process.

Before the pandemic arrived in Lubbock, Emma Hightower was a city...

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Noche de Tango

Noche de Tango compiles sounds from musicians around the globe into an hour of your favorite Tango songs. New programs air every Friday night at 9 p.m. on 89.1.

Hod O'Brien On Piano Jazz

Jan 26, 2009

On the drive from his home in Charlottesville, Va., to the Manhattan studios of Piano Jazz, pianist Hod O'Brien was inspired to compose an original tune in honor of the occasion. By the time he'd arrived, he'd worked out a swinging little ditty in his head, so he kicked off this session with a tune he called "Clarion for Marian."

"His playing was wonderful," recalls host Marian McPartland. "And I really enjoyed playing on Charlie Parker ['Now's The Time'] with Hod. I thought it came off very well."