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The Blue Canvas Orchestra and special guests open up the show in the first half followed by Jamaican and Australian musical group Nattali Rize & Notis

  • Added: Feb 10, 2016
  • Length: 59:20
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An unusual and irreverent comic strip about a misfit cat served as inspiration to 20th century poet e e cummings.

  • Added: Feb 08, 2016
  • Length: :58
Caption: Maurice Sendak's self-portrait with Mickey Mouse, Credit: Maurice Sendak
Children's author Maurice Sendak was a big collector of Disney paraphenalia

  • Added: Feb 08, 2016
  • Length: :59
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Responding to his editor about why he wrote his most famous children's novel, E.B. White replied in characteristic good humor.

  • Added: Feb 03, 2016
  • Length: :58
Caption: Frank O'Hara
American poet Frank O'Hara got into trouble with his overbearing mother.

  • Added: Feb 03, 2016
  • Length: :58
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Your online dating profile is the latest spin on a 300-year-old tradition of advertising yourself in order to find a spouse, a sexual partner, or s...

  • Added: Feb 03, 2016
  • Length: 41:08
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It’s the great Western discovery of India all over again.

  • Added: Feb 02, 2016
  • Length: 06:00
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An inspired dramatic reading from D.B.Weiss's 'Lucky Wander Boy'.

  • Added: Jan 27, 2016
  • Length: 15:58
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This piece is about the absurdity that gay marriage will hurt a heterosexual marriage.

  • Added: Jan 25, 2016
  • Length: 02:58
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Ben Kweller sits down with his neighbors, a local middle school student and her parents, to talk about his own family and life path.

  • Added: Jan 23, 2016
  • Length: 06:27
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Alauna Yust is the producer of Area Voices and our very own Embedded Artist. Alauna hangs out with fine and folk art groups around Bemidji and trie...

  • Added: Jan 20, 2016
  • Length: 07:44
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Tonight's show begins with the familiar sounds of Big Top Chautauqua's very own Blue Canvas Orchestra along with special musical guests Corey Carls...

Bought by KPIP-LP, KMSU, KSRQ, KUMD, WRNC-LP and more


  • Added: Jan 11, 2016
  • Length: 59:30
  • Purchases: 7
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Arlo returns to Big Top to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the event that inspired his seminal song, ‘Alice’s Restaurant Massacree’. We’re pleas...

Bought by WNMU-FM, KSRQ, KMSU, WRNC-LP, WTIP and more


  • Added: Dec 22, 2015
  • Length: 59:20
  • Purchases: 6
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There’s a language which is said to be the smallest language in the world. It has around 123 words, five vowels, nine consonants, and apparently yo...

  • Added: Dec 14, 2015
  • Length: 20:24
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It's cathartic; it's a useful historical record; and it might help you behave better on public transport. Neil Katcher and Dave Nadelberg from Mort...

  • Added: Dec 14, 2015
  • Length: 18:58
Caption: Sanjay's Super Team, Credit: Pixar
Sanjay’s Super Team -- the first Pixar film directed by a person of Indian heritage. The first Pixar film with a central character who is a person ...

Bought by KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio


  • Added: Nov 30, 2015
  • Length: 06:00
  • Purchases: 1
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A poem about Thanksgiving by Sharon Olds, read by Eliza Foss

  • Added: Nov 05, 2015
  • Length: 01:47
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An exclusive opportunity to hear the Kim Kardashian story from the author of her latest biography, Sean Smith

  • Added: Nov 03, 2015
  • Length: 09:59
Caption: "In the Wee Small Hours" from 1955, all about loneliness and heartbreak, was the one of the many concept albums Sinatra released for Capitol Records in the 1950s., Credit: Capitol Album Cover
An hour-long program exploring a career-changing move for Frank Sinatra. In the mid 1950s, he found renewed success at Capitol Records by releasing...

Bought by Prairie Public


  • Added: Nov 02, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Phoebe Judge and Lauren Spohrer from the podcast Criminal stop by to talk about the linguistic challenges of crime reporting. They also share their...

  • Added: Nov 02, 2015
  • Length: 23:05
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Have you ever wondered how Lake George got its name? Or who predicted the tornado of April 1886? Or even why this area hosts so many German Catholi...

  • Added: Oct 29, 2015
  • Length: 30:47
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La la la, dum di di dum, a wop bop a loo bop a wop bom bom - what are all those non-words doing masquerading as words in songs? Hrishikesh Hirway f...

  • Added: Oct 24, 2015
  • Length: 13:44
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For the next 6 episodes, middle school friend Brian Anderson and I will wake up every morning and roll a single di. Then, depending on the roll, we...

  • Added: Sep 24, 2015
  • Length: 12:34
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“Talking about music is like dancing about architecture” is a problematic statement: not just because nobody can agree on who came up with it, but ...

Bought by WABE and PRX Remix


  • Added: Sep 24, 2015
  • Length: 27:04
  • Purchases: 2
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Some calls in to the police in central Vermont this summer. There were odors. A machete was seen.

  • Added: Sep 14, 2015
  • Length: 02:39