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Caption: R. Dwayne Betts of The Symphony Poets
The Symphony is a group of African-American poets originally comprised of John Murillo, R. Reginald Dwayne Betts, Randall Horton, and Marcus Jackso...

Bought by WNJR and KUFM - Montana Public Radio


  • Added: Feb 11, 2016
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
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A recent classical music piece was inspired by the poetry written by children in Birmingham, AL, in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr.

Bought by KRPS, WNMU-FM, and 90.5 WSNC


  • Added: Dec 05, 2011
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Some lovely pieces of music and some not-so-lovely pieces of history.

  • Added: Feb 24, 2011
  • Length: 29:00
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Lede: Many symphonies have been written as musical testaments to war - Shostakovitch's “Leningrad”, written to honor the estimated 25 million Sovie...

  • Added: Sep 25, 2015
  • Length: 05:37
Caption: Prison Poetry Workshop
23 Pieces

Sit in any prison classroom or recreation room and ask: How many writers are in the room? How many people are writing rhymes or poems? Carefully-folded pieces of paper come out of pockets – words written in tightly stylized hand-writing. As we listen to these poems we realize they hold a deep significance to our understanding of American culture and its tradition of democratic arts.

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The poetry of Paul Lawrence Dunbar appears in Still's Afro-American Symphony - Third of four programs for February 2009

  • Added: Jan 29, 2009
  • Length: 06:30
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Classics for Kids is a fun introduction to classical music for kids of all ages. Each month focuses on a different composer. In February, 2015 it ...

Bought by KUHF


  • Added: Jan 06, 2015
  • Length: 06:28
  • Purchases: 1
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Poetry which references composers.

  • Added: Apr 11, 2015
  • Length: 53:14
Caption: Randall Horton
We interviewed Randall Horton about his experience with incarceration and the process he underwent in becoming a poet. Randall Horton is the autho...

Bought by KFOK-LPFM


  • Added: Feb 10, 2014
  • Length: 10:27
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: 10 String Symphony, Credit: Grace Leach (WDVX)
Kyle Campbell, 10 String Symphony, and Dirty Bourbon River Show perform on this edition of the WDVX Blue Plate Special.

Bought by WLPR, KPIP-LP, KFOK-LPFM, and WLPR


  • Added: May 09, 2014
  • Length: 56:00
  • Purchases: 4
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On April 20th, 1914, just north of Trinidad, Colorado, one of the bloodiest, most overlooked events in the history of the American labor movement s...

  • Added: Dec 30, 2015
  • Length: 58:45
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The story behind Viennese composer Gustav Mahler’s “Das Lied von der Erde” and his subsequent meeting with Sigmund Freud in Holland.

Bought by KFAI, WXDU, Yellowstone Public Radio, Yellowstone Public Radio, and WHQR


  • Added: May 17, 2005
  • Length: 29:30
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Donald Portnoy
Hear Piccolo Spoleto Festival Orchestra conductor Donald Portnoy lead his "other" orchestra, the USC Symphony. Portnoy is on the podium to lead a s...

Bought by KTXK, KTXK, KRZA, KMXT, KPVL and more


  • Added: Jun 01, 2010
  • Length: 01:02:47
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: Donald Portnoy
Hear Piccolo Spoleto Festival Orchestra conductor Donald Portnoy lead his "other" orchestra, the USC Symphony. Portnoy is on the podium to lead a s...

Bought by KTXK, KTXK, KRZA, KMXT, KPVL and more


  • Added: Jun 01, 2010
  • Length: 56:14
  • Purchases: 6
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Poetry by Denise Levertov, Ina Coolbrith, Ofelia Zepeda, Christopher Marlowe and Gregory Djanikian. Music by Arvo part, Edgar S. Kelley, John Dow...

  • Added: Sep 27, 2014
  • Length: 57:56
Caption: The Original Random Tape Zine
60 Pieces

Random Tape is a radio show of only the finest auditory ephemera.

Caption: Singer/Songwriter/Author Storm Large, Credit: Jennie Baker for Live Wire!
STORM LARGE - Singer, songwriter, author SUSAN SALADOFF - Documentary filmmaker

Bought by WNJR and Rhythm & News Service


  • Added: Apr 19, 2012
  • Length: 59:02
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Singer/Songwriter/Author Storm Large, Credit: Jennie Baker for Live Wire!
STORM LARGE - Singer, songwriter, author SUSAN SALADOFF - Documentary filmmaker

Bought by KUOW


  • Added: Apr 19, 2012
  • Length: 55:01
  • Purchases: 1
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143 Pieces

The WDVX Blue Plate Special® is a live radio show that happens at the Knoxville Visitor Center straight up at noon, Monday through Saturday. Old Time, Appalachian, Bluegrass, Blues, singer-songwriter, jazz, poetry and the-as-yet undefinable genre land at this crossroads of American roots music in downtown Knoxville. Blue Plate Special is broadcasted on community radio station WDVX and web cast on wdvx.com.

  • From: WDVX
  • Updated: Jun 02, 2015
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Join composer Jerod Impichchaachaaha' Tate for an adventure in American Indian and Māori music. TALOA — which takes its name from the Chickasaw word for song — is a series exploring fascinating connections in the music of contemporary Māori and American Indian composers.

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Bonsai: Sound Miniature "Homage to John Cage - Composition In Retrospect" "Bonsai is unique form of acoustic art with unlimited time span ..." ".....

Bought by KGLT


  • Added: Jul 07, 2009
  • Length: 04:42
  • Purchases: 1
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What's an effective way for a guest conductor to get to know a new orchestra quickly. JoAnn Falletta says a version of the silent treatment works ...

Bought by WITF, WFCR, and WFSU


  • Added: Dec 26, 2006
  • Length: :31
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: John Corigliano
While some composers are inspired by nature and walks in the countryside, others approach it as a job where they show up and put pencil to music pa...

  • Added: May 29, 2009
  • Length: :22
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Robert McAlmon was a ubiquitous presence among the “Lost Generation” of American expatriate writers during the 1920s and ’30s in Paris. Bisexual, h...

  • Added: May 18, 2015
  • Length: 58:25
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Our 20th show on August 20, 2012 features DEB GALLAGHER as our castaway. Deb is s popular on-air personality on WMPG Radio in Portland, Maine who i...

  • Added: Aug 28, 2012
  • Length: 01:28:22