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"My understanding had a name now." An 86 year old retired autistic judge chronicles his journey from the Everglade Swamp of the segregated South to...

  • Added: Aug 27, 2015
  • Length: 20:50
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This week's summary of under-reported news followed by these interviews: AT&T's Unique Relationship with NSA Comes Under Scrutiny After Release of ...

  • Added: Aug 26, 2015
  • Length: 29:01
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New sounds from Kermit Ruffins and others from the Crescent City

Bought by KUOW, WJSU, KRCB-FM "Radio 91", KHNS, WXPN and more


  • Added: Aug 26, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 7
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A brief but sufficient alto sax solo by Charlie Bird Parker then the next generation of boppers Dexter Gordon. From the Moonlight in Vermont and S...

Bought by WVBI-LP, The Voice of Beaver Island, KCMJ Community Radio, KPVL, and WOUB


  • Added: Aug 25, 2015
  • Length: 01:59:59
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Clyde McPhatter
We'll celebrate love with Clyde McPhatter asking "A Lover's Question," with RAM as they tell us "Love Is the Answer," and we'll get down with Bob B...

Bought by KCMJ Community Radio, KPIP-LP, WJAB, and KMXT


  • Added: Aug 25, 2015
  • Length: 01:57:59
  • Purchases: 4
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Big Pete Pearson is an internationally recognized blues artist who has barely left the stage in the past 50 years.

  • Added: Aug 24, 2015
  • Length: 54:09
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Beverly Calender-Anderson and Leila Randle welcome Robin Winston.

  • Added: Aug 24, 2015
  • Length: 01:01:02
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The honor of a Confederate hero shrinks in the twilight of 21st century political correctness, as does the rebel flag.

  • Added: Aug 24, 2015
  • Length: 03:07:23
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“I was born a girl, I was born black, and I was born to two alcoholic parents. I knew I was doomed.”

  • Added: Aug 24, 2015
  • Length: 22:40
Caption: Nenna Joiner on MIW, Credit: Oddua Productions
Our guest Nenna Joiner of Feelmore 510, Oakland knows a lot about sex toys and will chat with us about how she got into that business, and what kee...

  • Added: Aug 23, 2015
  • Length: 22:51
Caption: The Juke In The Back With Matt The Cat
This week's "Juke In The Back" is completely turned over to YOU, the hep cats and crazy kittens who dig on these vintage Rhythm & Blues sounds each...

Bought by WLPR, WHRV, WRNC-LP, WOUB, and KSRQ


  • Added: Aug 23, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Lillie Cotlon (L) and Burnell Cotlon (R), Credit: Ian Spencer Cook for StoryCorps
Burnell Cotlon owns and operates the only grocery store in the Lower Ninth Ward. When it opened in 2014, it was the first grocery store to serve th...

  • Added: Aug 21, 2015
  • Length: 02:11
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The little-known story of how black actors and entertainers in Hollywood contributed their money, connections, and fame to aid the civil rights mov...

Bought by WTJU, KTSW 89.9, WABE, and KEDT


  • Added: Aug 21, 2015
  • Length: 53:53
  • Purchases: 4
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The little-known story of how black actors and entertainers in Hollywood contributed their money, connections, and fame to aid the civil rights mov...

Bought by Radio Phoenix, KENW, and KKRN


  • Added: Aug 21, 2015
  • Length: 28:59
  • Purchases: 3
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Little girl journeys all over New Orleans to find her role model.

  • Added: Aug 21, 2015
  • Length: 04:15
Caption: Willie Colon
We'll hear Latin soul from Joe Bataan, Hector Lavoe and Willie Colon, Peruvian funk from Black Sugar, and a super-soulful Stevie Wonder cover from ...

Bought by WJAB, KCMJ Community Radio, KPIP-LP, and KMXT


  • Added: Aug 20, 2015
  • Length: 01:57:59
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: This tribute album, issued by Bluesway in 1973, was compiled from recordings Hooker made in 1966 and 1967 in Sauk City, Wisconsin.
Join us for a special tribute to slide guitar master Earl Hooker. During the spring and summer of 1969, he recorded extensively for Bluesway, behin...

  • Added: Aug 19, 2015
  • Length: 01:58:59
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Big names, self-released songs, and much more make up this week's playlist of new Blues tunes.

Bought by WJSU and WSGE


  • Added: Aug 19, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 2
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New music from expressive jazz vocalist Giacomo Gates

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


  • Added: Aug 19, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 13
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Clarence Boone and Jacinda Townsend welcome Liz Mitchell.

  • Added: Aug 17, 2015
  • Length: 57:50
Caption: The Juke In The Back With Matt The Cat
Matt The Cat presents the seldom-told story of Johnny Bragg, a prisoner serving six 99 year sentences at the Tenn State Penn when his group The Pri...

Bought by WLPR, WHRV, WRNC-LP, WOUB, and KSRQ


  • Added: Aug 16, 2015
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Claudia Rankine
Claudia Rankine discusses her play The Provenance of Beauty: A South Bronx Travelogue

  • Added: Aug 14, 2015
  • Length: 28:30
Caption: Gloria Rhoden, Credit: Charles McGuigan
Gloria Rhoden hails from Saint Mary, Jamaica. She has traveled the United States, up and down the East Coast for years. She knew Bob Marley and san...

  • Added: Aug 14, 2015
  • Length: 24:17
Caption: Sugar Pie DeSanto
We'll hear a cut from Cassandra Wilson's new Billie Holiday tribute, check out some soul from Sugar Pie DeSanto, Sharon Jones, and Maxine Brown, an...

Bought by WJAB, KCMJ Community Radio, KMXT, and KPIP-LP


  • Added: Aug 13, 2015
  • Length: 01:57:59
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: The intersection on Pennsylvania & North Avenues in Baltimore, Credit: Wendel Patrick
Voices from the epicenter of unrest in Baltimore

Bought by PRX Remix and KFAI


  • Added: Aug 13, 2015
  • Length: 06:00
  • Purchases: 2