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Tom Prasado-Rao remembered on this week's Acoustic Highway

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On this week's Acoustic Highway, we remember singer-songwriter Tom Prasado -Rao. The talented artist passed away last week. In addition to his solo work, he also was a part of the trio "The Sherpas" with Michael Lille and Tom Kimmel. The group previously appeared on the Highway to discuss their album Promise to Harry. Also, music from John McCutcheon, Janis Ian, Tracy Chapman, and others. Tune in Sunday night at 9 for the Acoustic Highway on 89.5

Barry Graham used to arrive at WHRO with a briefcase full of papers and lesson plans. For 32 years he taught US and Virginia Government in the Virginia Beach Public Schools. While teaching was always his first love, radio was a close second. While attending Old Dominion, Barry was program director at WODU, the college radio station. After graduating, he came to WHRO as an overnight announcer. Originally intending to stay on only while completing graduate school, he was soon hooked on Public Radio and today is the senior announcer on WHRV. In 2001, Barry earned his Ph.D in Urban Studies by writing a history of WHRO and analyzing its impact upon local education, policy and cultural arts organizations.