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Through decaying window frames and winter wind, thoughts turn to summer in Washington, D.C. and a trip to Panama

Image by Paul McGowan from Pixabay

In this episode of our monthly series These Ozarks Hills, storyteller Marideth Sisco reflects on old windows and a research trip to Panama while looking forward to the Smithsonian FolkLife Festival in Washington, D.C. next summer, at which the Ozarks will be featured.

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Marideth is a Missouri storyteller, veteran journalist, teacher, author, musician and student of folklore focusing on stories relevant to Ozarks culture and history. Each month, she’s the voice behind "These Ozarks Hills.” Sisco spent 20 years as an investigative and environmental writer for the West Plains Quill and was well known for her gardening column, “Crosspatch,” on which her new book is based. Sisco was a music consultant and featured singer in the 2010 award-winning feature film “Winter's Bone.”