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This week's playlist shines a light on mental illness, through a respectful look at the topic and songs that fit the theme.

Bought by WJSU and WSGE


  • Added: Feb 10, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 2
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In 1953 a Gary, Indiana couple started what would become one of the most successful black-owned record labels, highlighting gospel, blues, R and B,...

  • Added: Feb 09, 2016
  • Length: 58:59
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Exploring the life and music of an unheralded pianist and composer from the hardbop era.

  • Added: Feb 08, 2016
  • Length: 59:05
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Kickin' the gong around with Minnie, McVouty, Freddie, and other assorted jazzniks.

  • Added: Feb 08, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Jackie Robinson
Jazz salutes in song to African-American actors, athletes, and artists.

  • Added: Feb 08, 2016
  • Length: 58:57
Caption: Boots RIley, Credit: http://nycsocialist.org/
Boots Riley—activist, author, and “The Coup” front man is interviewed by Edge of Sports blogger Dave Zirin

Bought by WRIR


  • Added: Feb 06, 2016
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Unmarked graves on Yellow Hill, Credit: Tonya Fitzpatrick
World Footprints travels along one path of the Underground Railroad starting in Norfolk, Virginia and finishing in Buxton, Ontario. We will also s...

  • Added: Feb 04, 2016
  • Length: 59:55
Caption: Slave Memorial on Martinique, Credit: Tonya Fitzpatrick
Walk through a chapter of America's darkest history in Birmingham, Alabama as we visit iconic sites that were central in the civil rights movement.

  • Added: Jan 31, 2016
  • Length: 59:55
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The IBC is a music competition featuring over 100 bands from more than a dozen nations. This episode previews the 2016 event with music by 14 of th...

Bought by WJSU and WSGE


  • Added: Jan 20, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: The Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, Credit: Tonya Fitzpatrick
Celebrate and relive the MLK Memorial dedications as we remember the life, legacy and dreams of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with celebrity and news...

  • Added: Jan 17, 2016
  • Length: 59:55
Caption: Sounds Jewish, Credit: Mississippi Public Broadcasting
This week's “Sounds Jewish” marks Martin Luther King Jr. Day with music that honors the Civil Rights leader and champions equal rights.

Bought by WLPR and KSRQ


  • Added: Jan 15, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Composer Tania León
A musical cornucopia of the melodies and rhythms of Cuba.

Bought by KPIP-LP and WXXI


  • Added: Jan 05, 2016
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Courtesy Blues Foundation, Credit: Courtesy Blues Foundation
This hour features music by, and the complete list of, 2016 Blues Music Award nominees!

Bought by WJSU and WSGE


  • Added: Dec 29, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 2
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This week's program wraps up 2015 with a listen to songs off our host's favorite albums of the year.

Bought by KSRQ, WJSU, and WSGE


  • Added: Dec 21, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: The Juke In The Back With Matt The Cat
Matt The Cat has dug up some more R&B Christmas treasures and added a few tunes about New Years for this week’s continuation of the “Juke In The Ba...

Bought by KPIP-LP, 90.5 WSNC, WHRV, KCMJ Community Radio, WOUB and more


  • Added: Dec 20, 2015
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 6
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A saxophone giant returned to the scene and a swing-era icon toured the Soviet Union. Bossa nova was on the rise, and so was the avant-garde.

  • Added: Dec 17, 2015
  • Length: 59:01
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Jimmy Heath was off the jazz scene for much of the 1950s, but he returned to make a string of albums that cemented his reputation as a composer and...

  • Added: Dec 17, 2015
  • Length: 59:01
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In 1961 saxophonist Sonny Rollins returned from a two-year sabbatical, forming new musical alliances as he plunged into a shifting and vibrant jazz...

  • Added: Dec 17, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
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In the 1960s Herbie Hancock seemed to be everywhere on the jazz scene, recording both as a leader for Blue Note and as a sideman with Miles Davis a...

Bought by KRCB-FM "Radio 91"


  • Added: Dec 16, 2015
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 1
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In 1952 Billie Holiday began her last great period on record with a series of small-group sessions that capture the twilight glow of a jazz star.

  • Added: Dec 16, 2015
  • Length: 59:01
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Long before the rise of the black-pride movement in the 1960s, Ellington was writing music that celebrated African-American culture, personalities,...

  • Added: Dec 16, 2015
  • Length: 59:02
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Wilson's records blended big-band and small-group elements with pop orchestration and doses of soul that could be both big-city hip and suburban cool.

  • Added: Dec 16, 2015
  • Length: 58:59
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As the 1960s began Miles Davis entered a period of transition, first trying to find a saxophonist to replace John Coltrane and then a new rhythm se...

  • Added: Dec 16, 2015
  • Length: 59:01
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Six albums as a leader. Sideman appearances with John Coltrane, Bud Powell, and Jimmy Smith. The story of trombonist Curtis Fuller's first year on ...

  • Added: Dec 16, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
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The career of a talented and perennially-unsung trumpeter.

  • Added: Dec 15, 2015
  • Length: 59:00