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Ralph Berrier on war, music and memoir: “it fell to me to do it”

We talked this week with Ralph Berrier Jr., Roanoke Times reporter and author of “If Trouble Don’t Kill Me.” Recounting 1930s country music history and battles on three continents during World War II, Berrier tells the story of his grandfather and great-uncle, twins who almost made the big time. In these excerpts from our conversation, [...]