Recognizing Black classical composers, Fentanyl questions from sixth graders

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Florence Price
Florence Price was the first African-American woman to have her music performed by a major symphony orchestra. Special Collections, University of Arkansas Libraries

The host of WPR’s “Afternoon Classics” highlights Black and Brown composers, who often go unrecognized. Then, sixth graders from Wausau take the mic with a police captain to ask questions about fentanyl.

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  • Wausau School District students ask questions about fentanyl

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Episode Credits

  • Kate Archer Kent Host
  • Clara Neupert Producer
  • Keegan Kyle Producer
  • Courtney Everett Producer
  • Maria Lopez Technical Director
  • Lori Skelton Guest
  • Melinda Pawls Guest

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