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Caption: Syracuse University Design Professor Zeke Leonard demonstrates his intonarumori noise-making instruments., Credit: A. Randall Wenner
Is it possible to make “music” from “noise”? Is it possible to enjoy it? Randy Wenner reports on an experimental music genre making a comeback of s...

  • Added: Mar 20, 2014
  • Length: 04:13
Caption: Frank Zappa
His music was an amalgam of classical music, jazz, R&B, doowop, poetry and—sometimes—just plain noise. And Frank Zappa the man was even more compli...

Bought by WRGY, KDRP Community Radio, WCAI / WNAN, WOUB, WNJR and more


  • Added: Mar 03, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 15
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At Old Sturbridge Village, a rotating cast of men and women don period clothes while performing 19th century roles for the public. Emily Kwong take...

  • Added: Feb 21, 2014
  • Length: 07:45
Caption: King of the Timbales, Tito Puente
Tito Puente is the undisputed king of Latin music in the hearts of most Americans. But beyond that public persona, he was also a prolific composer,...

Bought by WRGY, Troy Public Radio, KDRP Community Radio, 90.5 WSNC, KPVL and more


  • Added: Jan 06, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 15
Caption: Jazz bagpiper Rufus Harley
Tuba, banjo, flute and even bagpipes have all found their places in jazz over the years. How good they sound might surprise you.

Bought by WRGY, KDRP Community Radio, WNCU, KPVL, WCAI / WNAN and more


  • Added: Dec 02, 2013
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 17
Caption: Avant garde jazz icon Sun Ra helped light the fuse for Chicago's rich experimental music scene.
Long before New York became America's jazz capital, Chicago jazz reigned supreme. This hour, we continue our tour of America's great jazz cities wi...

Bought by WRGY, KBGA 89.9 FM, WNCU, WTJU, KPVL and more


  • Added: Sep 02, 2013
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 16
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Sargeant Mountain Pond in Acadia National Park is the oldest pond on the east coast. Fittingly, it's amassed its fair share of lore. Two friends ad...

  • Added: Aug 05, 2013
  • Length: 07:00
Caption: Frank Zappa
His music was an amalgam of classical music, jazz, R&B, doowop, poetry and—sometimes—just plain noise. And Frank Zappa the man had even more to him...

Bought by WTJU, KBGA 89.9 FM, Radio New Zealand, Troy Public Radio, 90.5 WSNC and more


  • Added: Unknown
  • Length: :00
  • Purchases: 22
Caption: Judith Gardner reads on Tales from the South
This week's stories are all about being outsiders. Stories by Judith Gardner, Frank Fusco, and Alan Reese. True stories told by the Southerners who...

  • Added: Feb 23, 2013
  • Length: 29:00
Caption: 1920s dancers
Remember Dick Powell the actor? How about Dick Powell the jazz banjo player? He’s just one of many obscure early jazz performers heard in this pro...

  • Added: Aug 21, 2012
  • Length: 58:55
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It kind of destroys the point of radio plays if you have to show up in costume. But two quirky guys built one quirky radio troupe anyway. This is r...

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Apr 01, 2012
  • Length: 14:45
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Philadelphia skyline., Credit:  Image courtesy of Flickr user Kevin Burkett.
In honor of the International Year of Chemistry, today we begin the four-part series Our Chemical Landscape. These shows look at how science has sh...

  • Added: May 27, 2011
  • Length: 14:35
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Lenny Rico and wife Cindy talk about inheriting the longest running Italian-American radio show from Lenny’s parents, Emelino and Mary Rico. Their...

  • Added: Apr 03, 2011
  • Length: 06:52
Caption: Anthony Burgess by David Levine, from The New York Review of Books
First, we join biographer John Szwed in thanking the eccentric musical anthropologist Alan Lomax for his rare recordings of early twentieth century...

Bought by WRST-FM Oshkosh, KXOT Public Radio, and WCAI / WNAN


  • Added: Mar 17, 2011
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 3
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Georgetown is one of Washington, D.C.'s most storied neighborhoods - but not all of those stories are true...

Bought by WAMC


  • Added: Jun 28, 2010
  • Length: 06:45
  • Purchases: 1
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The former political writer of "The CBS Evening News with Dan Rather" takes you on a "newsical" trip through the looking glass with narration, musi...

  • Added: Feb 15, 2010
  • Length: 54:50
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Confederate Civil War reenactors in Maine? The 15th Alabama is the largest Confederate Civil War reenacting group in the state.

Bought by WMPG


  • Added: Jan 06, 2010
  • Length: 06:29
  • Purchases: 1
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Was DC really built on a swamp? Why does the grid system have no J Street? And what's up with all those crazy traffic circles?

Bought by PRX Remix, WAMC, and Remix Radio


  • Added: Dec 22, 2009
  • Length: 05:34
  • Purchases: 3
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For stations that may be planning to broadcast the CD or other recording of Orson Welles' famed 1938 Halloween eve broadcast of his adaption of H.G...

  • Added: Oct 15, 2009
  • Length: 04:00
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The 150th anniversary of the Civil War is fast approaching. Nancy King, with the radio program "With Good Reason," discovered that many of our cur...

  • Added: Jul 25, 2008
  • Length: 02:29
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Every four years, February packs a whole extra day... but why?

Bought by KISU, KZYX, and Here and Now


  • Added: Feb 25, 2008
  • Length: 04:56
  • Purchases: 3
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Great songs about the jukebox from a wide variety of musical genres.

Bought by KSRQ


  • Added: Sep 07, 2007
  • Length: 58:55
  • Purchases: 1
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Three unrelated subjects connected by a musical theme.

  • Added: Jun 19, 2006
  • Length: 03:46
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A bombastic but friendly, fictional history of dinosaurs.

  • Added: Jun 19, 2006
  • Length: 01:28