Check It Out: North And South by Elizabeth Gaskell

Today I would like to recommend one of my favorite classic novels, North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell. First published in 1855, this story follows Margaret Hale as she is uprooted from her comfortable home in the South of England when her father leaves his employment as a minister. They find themselves in Milton, and Northern industrial mill town where Margaret is initially repulsed by the ugliness of her new surroundings. She feels like an outcast, with no sense of purpose until she...

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Chuck Brown On World Cafe

Feb 3, 2011

Chuck Brown, the Godfather of Go-Go music, died in 2012. A year earlier, he'd stopped by World Cafe to discuss his 50-plus-year career and his last album.

This segment, from Jan. 18, 2008, is part of our Vintage Cafe series, in which we revisit some of our best studio performances. Here, we remember an Americana legend and drummer for the '60s rock group The Band, Levon Helm, who died in 2012.

Levon Helm first picked up a guitar at age 8, but soon switched to drums. Though best known as the famous drummer for the rock group The Band, Helm continued to influence music with his collaborations and solo works.

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