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Claudia Rankine is a Jamaican poet and playwright born in 1963 and raised in Kingston, Jamaica and New York City. Her book “Citizen: An American Ly...

  • Added: Mar 03, 2015
  • Length: 24:39
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American poet Mark Bibbins book ”They Don't Kill You Because They're Hungry, They Kill You Because They're Full”

  • Added: Mar 03, 2015
  • Length: 21:53
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Clarence Boone and Leila Randle welcome Vivian Finnell.

  • Added: Mar 02, 2015
  • Length: 59:36
Caption: James Blood Ulmer
Guitar activist and legendary improvisor James Blood Ulmer discusses his early life, Jimi Hendrix, black history, and much more in this one-hour mu...

  • Added: Mar 02, 2015
  • Length: 58:58
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Join us as we take an extended look at the legendary interviews of Studs Terkel and Big Bill Broonzy. We’ll hear stories, conversation and song, al...

  • Added: Mar 02, 2015
  • Length: 01:58:59
Caption: The Juke In The Back With Matt The Cat
The "Juke In The Back" begins a mammoth, multi-part series, featuring the most important musical figure of the 1940s, Louis Jordan. Part 1 features...

Bought by WOUB and KSRQ


  • Added: Mar 01, 2015
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 2
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In commemoration of the 90th Anniversary of the writing of Langston Hughes’ seminal work “ The Weary Blues”, The Cutting Edge presents excerpts fro...

  • Added: Feb 27, 2015
  • Length: 01:00:19
Caption: marian-anderson-the-lincoln-memorial-concert-1939, Credit: courtesy of national film preservation foundation
Raymond Arsenault's book The Sound of Freedom examines the 30 minute concert that helped move a nation forward.

Bought by WNJR


  • Added: Feb 27, 2015
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 1
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Just a few years ago, 18-year-old Noah McQueen was struggling in school, had been arrested multiple times, and spent time in juvenile detention. Bu...

  • Added: Feb 27, 2015
  • Length: 03:26
Caption: The Trammps
We spin some sizzling disco from Instant Funk and The Trammps, travel to Nigeria with Femi Kuti and The Elcados, and raise the roof with gospel pow...

Bought by KMXT


  • Added: Feb 26, 2015
  • Length: 01:57:59
  • Purchases: 1
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Born in Ghana and raised in Jamaica, the poet Kwame Dawes is now the editor of Nebraska's literary magazine, PRAIRIE SCHOONER. He reads from his bo...

  • Added: Feb 25, 2015
  • Length: 29:00
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A LOCAL LEGEND WITH AN INTERNATIONAL REACH

  • Added: Feb 25, 2015
  • Length: 02:59:18
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This week, we'll hear Blues artists covering classic Country music songs from Hank Williams, Johnny Cash and more.

Bought by WJSU and WSGE


  • Added: Feb 25, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 2
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A "folkish" show with Lead Belly, Rhiannon Giddens, and Pops Staples.

Bought by KEOS, KSUT, KKRN, KSRQ, WMHT and more


  • Added: Feb 25, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 13
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Cornelius Wright and Jacinda Townsend welcome Katherine Wheatle, Victor Borden, and Carl Darnell.

  • Added: Feb 23, 2015
  • Length: 58:51
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Melvin Tolson was a inspirational poet, educator and mentor to a generation of young African-Americans.

  • Added: Feb 23, 2015
  • Length: 01:59
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STEM stands for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. And discussions about expanding educational and career opportunities in STEM fi...

Bought by WRST-FM Oshkosh, KUOW, and PRX Remix


  • Added: Feb 23, 2015
  • Length: 05:30
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: The Juke In The Back With Matt The Cat
It's part 2 of our 2 part series on Wynonie "Mr. Blues" Harris, one of the greatest blues shouters of all time. Matt The Cat focuses on Harris' hit...

Bought by WLPR, 90.5 WSNC, WHRV, WRNC-LP, WOUB and more


  • Added: Feb 22, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: Recorded in Jackson, Mississippi, "Natchez Trace" was George “Papa” Lightfoot’s very last LP.
Join us as we take a ride down to Jackson, Mississippi, to hear some lowdown harmonica. We’ll hear from the master — Sonny Boy Williamson, plus, Pa...

Bought by WJSU


  • Added: Feb 21, 2015
  • Length: 01:58:59
  • Purchases: 1
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A common topic among high schoolers when discussing the college application process and admittance is race. Listen to hear the opinions on affirmat...

  • Added: Feb 20, 2015
  • Length: 05:07
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Short Description: We honor the life of the playwright and American Book Award-winning fiction writer J. California Cooper, who passed away Septemb...

Bought by WNJR


  • Added: Feb 20, 2015
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Host Martha Burk
There’s been a lot of controversy over the movie Selma and the Academy Awards. Selma is rightfully centered on Dr. King, and has been rightfully cr...

  • Added: Feb 20, 2015
  • Length: 02:30
Caption: Martin Luther King giving his historic 'I have a dream' speech in Washington in August 1963 , Credit: Library of congress
As France attempts to address issues surrounding immigration, integration and racism, can it take lessons from elsewhere?

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Feb 20, 2015
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 1
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African-American author LaShonda Katrice Barnett, interviewed recently on NPR's Weekend Edition Sunday (2/8/15), reads here from her heralded new n...

  • Added: Feb 19, 2015
  • Length: 01:40
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“The Returned,” Jason’s first novel, was inspired by a dream in which his late mother visited him. He goes on to describe his day job while he was ...

Bought by KCMJ Community Radio and KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio


  • Added: Feb 19, 2015
  • Length: 09:55
  • Purchases: 2