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All Sides Weekend: Exploring the power of gospel music

James E. Ransome, Gospel singers
James E. Ransome
James E. Ransome, Gospel singers

For many listeners, music can offer a sense of spirituality.

On this special edition of All Sides Weekend with Christopher Purdy, we're discussing the upcoming PBS documentary Gospel hosted by Henry Louis Gates and tracing the history and art of gospel music in central Ohio.


  • Larry Griffin, Music director Capriccio Columbus and Capriccio Jubilee Singers
  • Merlyn Ruffin, Columbus-based gospel singer
  • Milton Ruffin, Director of Gospel and Spiritual Choir/Jazz Bass at The Ohio State University

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