These Ozarks Hills

The first Friday of every month at 7:30 a.m.

Join us for a monthly radio essay by longtime Ozarks storyteller Marideth Sisco, in which she looks at the unique traditions and traits of this region we call home.

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These Ozark Hills
6:00 am
Fri May 9, 2014

Taking My Own, Ozarks Sweet Time

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You can hear this month's audio essay by Marideth Sisco by clicking on the audio player above. 

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7:48 am
Fri April 4, 2014

At the Dawn of a New Spring, a Confession of Sorts from an Ozarks Storyteller

Marideth Sisco is the author of the KSMU montly series "These Ozarks Hills" and a singer in The Blackberry Winter Band. (Photo

In this segment of our monthly program These Ozarks Hills, regional storyteller and musician Marideth Sisco reflects on two of her notoriuos relatives from days gone by.  As she shares, the spunky, spirited blood that ran through their veins is hers, too.

[Click on the audio player above to hear this story.]

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These Ozark Hills
3:30 am
Fri February 7, 2014

Among the Ozarks' List of Obsolete: Charming Local Weather Reports from Days Gone By

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This is Marideth Sisco for These Ozark Hills. By now you may have begun to notice that some of my more recent little radio essays have been sounding vaguely familiar. That’s because they were. I have been on an unintended sabbatical from this show since about August of last year. After discovering the return of endometrial cancer in mid-July, things outside my concern for my possible mortality got a little hazy — irrelevant, one might even say.

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These Ozark Hills
8:34 am
Fri January 3, 2014

During Deep Mid-Winter's Short Days, Make Time for Dreaming

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This is Marideth Sisco for These Ozarks Hills. There's nothing quite like the wind keening up high in the trees as an Arctic front approaches to let you know that winter has finally arrived. We'll break out our stock of ancient phrases and mutter things like "It will be no fit night to be abroad." as we pour a toddy or a draught of tea.

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These Ozark Hills
6:00 am
Fri September 6, 2013

Halfway Through Her Radiation Treatments, Marideth Sisco Reflects on the 'Golden Garden of Grace'

(Photo credit: Hamad Saber, via Flickr)

Marideth Sisco, the host of KSMU's These Ozarks Hills, is in the midst of radiation treatment for cancer.  In this segment, she wanted to share her journey, and what it's teaching her about the friends and loved ones she holds dear.  (Audio from the radio segment can be heard by clicking on the MP3 player above. The text will be posted here at a later date).

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