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In the Ozarks, Hard Times Tend To Feel Like Home

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In this segment of These Ozarks Hills, storyteller and musician Marideth Sisco shares her personal observation of the history of naming Hurricanes, and asks Ozarks residents to honor their old tradition of stepping up to help others in need as Hurricane Dorian brings significant damage to thousands of people.  She ends by singing a song she wrote on the nature of hard times, and how it relates to the people of this land.

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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.”