Happy 40th, Schoolhouse Rock!

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“I always heeded the children.”

NPR’s Weekend Edition interviews Bob Dorough, composer, conductor, and singer of many of the Schoolhouse Rock songs. Dorough discusses some of his favorites, the demos that never made it to the show, and why math songs were easier to write than grammar.


Caroline Kangas calls both Seattle and San Francisco home (though she currently resides in the latter). She recently received a mouthful of a liberal arts degree from the University of San Francisco and can be found selling pirate supplies at 826 Valencia or wandering the streets with her diva of a french bulldog, Elle. More from this author →