Converse All-Star

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We've recently become fixated on Connie Converse, a 1950s folk singer whose work has just been rediscovered. Converse, who'd long since given up her musical dreams, disappeared in 1974. [NPR]



Recently, I had a (very conservative) friend go on a tear about how useless NPR was and how he didn't want his tax dollars going towards it. I wish he could appreciate the awesomeness of pieces like this, because it's truly why I heart NPR and have done since I was a little girl.