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Mitch Rice and Katie Hicks: Fiddling Around on Election Eve

WFIU’s Yaël Ksander caught up with Mitch Rice on Election Eve, November 4th 2008, when the familiar entertainer showed up at the courthouse square with a guitar and a fiddler friend in anticipation of the large crowds expected at the polling place that day.  But crowds were not in evidence.  Although nearly 70 percent of all registered voters in Monroe County cast ballots in the 2008 presidential election–a figure that is believed to be the highest participation ever in the county– 44 percent of those voting cast their ballots before election day.    But that didn’t keep Mitch and Katie from playing a few time-honored tunes.

Hear Yaëls Street Sounds interview with Mitch.

Yaël Ksander

WFIU's Arts Desk Editor, Yaël seeks out and shepherds the stories of artists, musicians, writers, and other creative people. In addition, Yaël co-hosts A Moment of Science, writes essays for A Moment of Indiana History, produces Speak Your Mind (WFIU's guest editorial segment), hosts music and news hours throughout the week, and lends her voice to everything from accounting courses to nature documentaries. Yaël holds a MFA in painting from Indiana University, an MA in art history from Columbia University, and a BA from the University of Virginia, where she studied languages and literature.

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