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January Song by Catherine Abbey Hodges | Thursday, January 21, 2016 | The Writer's Almanac with Garrison Keillor

January 21st, 2016

Episode 469 of 994 episodes

Lord Byron died the very year that sperm were proved, beyond all doubt, to be essential to fertilization. No more virgin births. That year Beethoven’s Choral Symphony astounded the air. He was guided gently to face the audience that rose in an ovation he couldn’t hear. Tears were everywhere. Who remembers J.L. Prevost or J.B.... Read more »

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