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Philosophers, Fiddlers & Fools

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In time for Chanukah, Ruth Seymour’s stirring and festive tribute to Yiddish culture, “Philosophers, Fiddlers & Fools,” is airing now on KCRW (noon - 3pm).

KCRW presents Ruth Seymour's popular perennial salute to the little villages and towns of Eastern Europe, through the Second Avenue Hit Parade. Music, stories and memories from a world now vanished.

For nearly thirty years, Seymour has collected and shared these beautiful, rare recordings and stories with a grateful and connected audience.

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I want this final edition to be a celebration of all the years in which the program became an important touchstone for so many listeners from different backgrounds and cultures. I want to celebrate those of you who have followed it over time because it reminded you of a grandparent, of a lost home and family, or of a language you hardly knew you knew.

Happy Chanukah!

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