Aired: December 19, 2015

Here We Come A-Caroling

  • Imagine (5 min.)

    With: Jim Borling (Radford University)

    A music therapist talks why holiday music feels right this time of year.

  • Note-oriety (8 min.)

    With: Note-oriety (James Madison University)

    How a music video about self-empowerment by an all female a-cappela group went viral.

  • The Keeper of the Flame (5 min.)

    With: Flory Jagoda

    The story of how an accordion saved a young girl during the Holocaust.

  • The Little Band That Could (6 min.)

    With: VMI Regimental Band & Pipes and Drums (Virginia Military Institute)

    A small but mighty band prepares for its moment in the spotlight at the Rose Parade.

  • A Musical Journey (3 min.)

    With: Jim Borling (Radford University)

    A music therapist walks us through some of his favorite pieces.

  • 'Tis the Season (24 min.)

    With: Tim Siebles (Old Dominion University), Ann Rasmussen (College of William and Mary), John Guthmiller (Virginia Commonwealth University), Lisa Edwards-Burrs (Virginia State University)

    A poet, an ethnomusicologist, a conductor, and a vocalist  share their favorite songs and why the music resonates with them this time of year.

  • The Little Band That Could

    As the New Year approaches, Col. John Brodie is working tirelessly with the Virginia Military Institute’s Regimental Band to prepare for their upcoming performance in the internationally-televised Rose Parade. This is a high stakes performance, with one particular challenge for the musical cadets. Reporter Lilia Fuquen visited the band to find out more.


    David Wax Museum Seeks Guesthouse

    The newly-released song Guesthouse by David Wax Museum is featured in our episode Where Did You Come From. Watch their music video, hot off the press!



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