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'American Routes' host Nick Spitzer to participate in Library of Congress symposium

December 4th, 2010

By Dave Walker. Nick Spitzer, the creator and producer of the radio program “American Routes,” will be participating Tuesday (December 8) in a symposium at the Library of Congress…

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Gumbo Medicine: Public radio host and folklorist Nick Spitzer finds the Creole in cancer treatment

October 18th, 2010

By Jocelyn Selim. Nick Spitzer knows more about the blues than you do. That’s the Delta kind, not the clinical depressive kind, although he’s had some experience with the latter too.

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Folk Medicine: For folklorist and radio host Nick Spitzer, music and culture are a part of healing

September 29th, 2010

By Kevin Begos. Nick Spitzer, the host of the acclaimed radio program American Routes, was struggling through his cancer diagnosis and treatment until he found inspiration in the culture and music of Louisiana.

Listen to his interview with CR magazine.

Music Rising announces million-dollar partnership with Tulane University to implement Gulf Coast-focused music program

September 19th, 2010

By Alison Fensterstock. Music Rising, the initiative founded in 2005 by U2’s the Edge, music producer Bob Ezrin and Gibson Guitar chairman and CEO Henry Juszkiewicz, announced Friday that it has partnered with Tulane University for a $1 million program focused on the study of New Orleans and Gulf Coast music.

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'American Routes' tracks Louisiana music, culture at K+5

August 28th, 2010

By Dave Walker. If I could pick one K+5 anniversary update I’d want everybody to see, they’d have to use their ears.

This week’s episode of New Orleans-based, public-radio, musical travelogue “American Routes” is one of a dozen post-Katrina dispatches to the nation the show
has done over the past five years…

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