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In the mid-1970s, more than 40 years before he won the Pulitzer Prize for music, pianist and composer Anthony Davis was driving with his wife to Boston for a concert when a police officer pulled them over .

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It was Memorial Day when then-candidate Joe Biden made his first public appearance since the coronavirus shut down in-person campaigning. Before he went out to place a wreath at a veterans memorial in Delaware, Biden and his team decided he would wear a mask. It wasn't a difficult decision, an aide said when asked about the choice.

This edition of "Midwest BEAT with Tom Lounges" was originally aired on 11-20-20 on 89.1FM-Lakeshore Public Radio.


For this edition of the program, Patti Shaffner joined show host Tom Lounges in-studio to discuss her latest recording, the special meaning behind it, and her long involvement in the Northwest Indiana and Chicagoland music community.

A veteran of the NW Indiana music scene, Shaffner discussed the inspiration and creative process behind her recently released a 14-track spoken word collection released under the collective name -- Shaffner-Sarver-Cowan. 

Recorded at Hammond's Thunderclap Recording Studio, the "Messages For The Heart" CD is the result of a creative partnership with regional musicians and songwriters Jef Sarver and David Cowan.  The CD is a tribute to Cowan, Shaffner's late husband, who passed away in May 2019. Cowan wrote or co-wrote much what is heard on the CD, along with performances on a variety of instruments. More:

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