Labor of Love Has Roots in Newport Folk and Jazz Festivals

A labor of love can be sparked by a smile from a legendary blues musician. In Rhode Island, a 20-year-long community music gathering has roots in the Newport jazz and folk festivals. There’s...

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Welcome from Folk River Writer and Producer Rhonda Miller

Welcome to Folk River, the digital territory where you are invited to consider the importance of songs that come directly from the people, not intended to bring fame or fortune, but to offer...

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As the boundaries between journalism, social media and entertainment become increasingly blurred, folk music provides a stream of diverse voices essential for a healthy democracy

This is this the thesis statement for my Master’s Thesis in Media Studies at Rhode Island College. This thesis launched the research, website and collection of stories for Folk River.

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Folk River is the Intersection of Politics, Music and Culture

Folk River is an excursion to the crossroads of folk music, politics and culture. It offers expression to a wide variety of voices amid the rapidly changing landscape of journalism. Those changes have brought...

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