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Peter Case On Mountain Stage

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The Thistle & Shamrock: Songs Of The Bard

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Greg Johnson opened the Blue Door in 1993. Over the past few years, the concert venue has become a hub of liberal activism in a largely conservative state. Betty Soo/Courtesy Greg Johnson hide caption

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In Deep Red Oklahoma, The Blue Door Is 'A Lighthouse' For Progressive Protest Music

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Marcus King performs solo in front of an intimate audience at The Lounge at World Cafe Jamie Stow/WXPN hide caption

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Marcus King On World Cafe

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Hiss Golden Messenger On World Cafe

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The Thistle & Shamrock: The Gathering: Song Connections

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Mandolin Orange On Mountain Stage

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The Thistle & Shamrock: A Celtic Holiday Tradition

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"I think the hardest things for a person to hear are best delivered in quiet and loving tones," Joan Shelley says. "They might not be nice and loving sentiments, but they're best whispered." Jamie Stow/WXPN hide caption

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Joan Shelley On World Cafe

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