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The Signal, 07.22.11 & 07.23.11, Muggle Quidditch, Margaret Edd's 'Finding Sara', and Walker & Jay's Child Ballads
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This week (July 22 & 23, 2011) on The Signal…
Bludgers, Quaffles, and the Golden Snitch – they’re all part of the high-flying sport of Quidditch in the fictional world of Harry Potter. Now the game has cast its spell on real-world college students, and Signal contributor Matt Purdy reports on the action.
Margaret Edds was only three years old when her mother died. As an adult, Margaret set out to learn about the life of this long-absent woman. What she discovered about her mom, and herself, is in the pages of her new memoir: “Finding Sara”
Plus: We tap into a well of songs that survived a migration from the Scottish and English countryside to the hills and hollers of early America. Baltimore musicians Walker & Jay are keeping these orphaned ballads alive and well today, and they join us to share a few treasures from their repertoire.