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(Originally published in 2016). Even if you’re not familiar with the Broadway musical Carousel, you’re likely to have heard the uplifting message and melody of the song "You’ll Never Walk Alone." Its roots in the Rodgers and Hammerstein musical extend far beyond the story of love and loss.

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Like you, we at WRTI are deeply shaken by George Floyd’s tragic death, the result of racism and the worst in human destruction. To help counter that, we want to share the best of human creation—music that uplifts and heals, that allows us to mourn, and that helps us express emotions too deep to put into words.