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William Hosea and Bev Smith (on her final show as co-host) welcome Dr. Justin Hunter.

  • Added: Oct 20, 2014
  • Length: 55:29
Caption: The Juke In The Back With Matt The Cat
Matt The Cat celebrates Halloween with the scariest, spookiest and most sinister vintage rhythm & blues records ever made! It's the disembodied "so...

Bought by WOUB, KSRQ, and KPVL


  • Added: Oct 19, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Cyril Neville, Loreta Dollis, and Jan Ramsey tell the the story of the album that brought Mardi Gras music to the general public, selected for the ...

  • Added: Oct 18, 2014
  • Length: 05:51
Caption: This image of Priscilla Baltimore is from a 1958 edition of the book: Life and labors of Rev. Jordan W. Early: One of the Pioneers of African Methodism in the West and South, by Sarah Jane Woodson Early, published by A.M.E. historian George A. Singleton., Credit: Courtesy of the Illinois State Archeological Survey
Brooklyn, Ill., is a small, predominantly African-American town, just across the Mississippi River from St. Louis. What little revenue the town br...

  • Added: Oct 17, 2014
  • Length: 03:37
Caption: Legendary Memphis guitarist Calvin Newborn, whose older brother was renowned jazz pianist Phineas Newborn.
Join us as we pay tribute to the hot, jazzy guitar of Calvin Newborn. Coming from a renowned musical family, he made his recording debut at the age...

  • Added: Oct 17, 2014
  • Length: 01:58:59
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When one thinks of fashion forward countries, the Democratic Republic of Congo usually doesn't come to mind. But Les Sapeurs might make us feel dif...

  • Added: Oct 16, 2014
  • Length: 05:44
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Nailah Stevenson talks candidly about why she stayed in an abusive relationship. And when she realized it was time to go.

  • Added: Oct 16, 2014
  • Length: 08:04
Caption: RAW Talent poets in This is Home, Credit: Julia B. Chan/CIR
Donte Clark stands in the middle of a dimly lit stage. A projected photo of a dilapidated apartment building flickers on the wall behind him. In th...

  • Added: Oct 16, 2014
  • Length: 12:42
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Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard in Central City has recently seen a lot of redevelopment. Why has it been so hard to bring business back to this bou...

  • Added: Oct 16, 2014
  • Length: 05:10
Caption: a band called death
Recently at Chicago’s Music Box Theatre, Ayana Contreras caught a documentary about Death, a 1970s all-black proto-punk band out of Detroit. The do...

  • Added: Oct 16, 2014
  • Length: 08:18
Caption: Kevin Gordon, San Francisco, CA 6/6/14, Credit: Andrea Chase
Kevin Gordon talks risk, impatience, and why form must follow function.

  • Added: Oct 16, 2014
  • Length: 12:49
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'Ferguson October' Civil Disobedience Protests Target Police Violence in Communities of Color Nationwide; Report on Abuse of Adolescent Inmates in...

  • Added: Oct 16, 2014
  • Length: 29:00
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The American Black Male Leadership Institute Public Services Announcement #1

  • Added: Oct 15, 2014
  • Length: 01:10
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This week's shift inside the home for new & independent Blues music features a diverse selection of new releases, with established names and legend...

Bought by KPVL, WSGE, and WJSU


  • Added: Oct 15, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Music from the box set "Calypso Craze 1956-57 and Beyond" and live jazz from Smoke in New York City

Bought by KSUT, WMHT, KKRN, KUOW, KRCB-FM and more


  • Added: Oct 15, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 9
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Blues from alternate spaces provide opportunities for technical prowess, yet melodic & lyrical in touch. Never losing the idea of blues as a feelin...

Bought by WVBI-LP, The Voice of Beaver Island


  • Added: Oct 15, 2014
  • Length: 01:59:58
  • Purchases: 1
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William Hosea and Clarence Boone welcome Chris Gaal.

  • Added: Oct 14, 2014
  • Length: 58:09
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The last mass lynching in the U.S. took place back in 1946 in Monroe, Georgia. The case remains open, but one group stages an annual re-enactment i...

  • Added: Oct 14, 2014
  • Length: 08:59
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According to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, "Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five fomented the musical revolution known as hip-hop. Theirs was a p...

  • Added: Oct 14, 2014
  • Length: 02:34
Caption: Bloody Sunday-Selma, Alabama
It’s election season! But since the 2013 Supreme Court ruling on the Voting Rights Act, many states have pushed changes to voter laws that raise di...

Bought by KMUN and WNJR


  • Added: Oct 14, 2014
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Rudy Corpuz, Jr. (center) leads a Silence to Violence march down Market Street on September 4, 2014., Credit: Anna Kolhede
In the South of Market neighborhood of San Francisco, at 1038 Howard Street, sits the United Playaz headquarters. United Playaz is an homegrown org...

  • Added: Oct 14, 2014
  • Length: 18:06
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Reclaimed Soul host Ayana Contreras brings us rocket-fueled soul music with outer space themes.

  • Added: Oct 14, 2014
  • Length: 13:30
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They say that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. If that’s the case, then Stevie Wonder should know the feeling of flattery well. His son...

  • Added: Oct 14, 2014
  • Length: 13:30
Caption: Betty Davis, former wife of Miles Davis
This week, Ayana Contreras brings us vintage music from women whose careers were overshadowed by their associations with megastars. From the ex-wif...

  • Added: Oct 14, 2014
  • Length: 13:30
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This reading is a passage describing two giraffes seen in crates on a ship bound for Germany.

  • Added: Oct 14, 2014
  • Length: 03:49