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Caption: The Juke In The Back With Matt The Cat
The Clovers were the most successful rhythm & blues vocal group from 1951 to 1955, racking up 16 top 10 R&B singles during that time-frame. This we...

  • Added: Apr 26, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Mr. Flowe, Credit: The Flowe Family
In this recording Dana Dane reveals that he was not born in Brooklyn but in Queens. He also expresses why he thinks so much talent comes out of Br...

  • Added: Apr 23, 2015
  • Length: 13:32
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Recorded live at the Loft Literary Center in Minneapolis, "Saved by Faith and Verse" is a night of Somali spoken word poetry featuring Abdi Phenome...

  • Added: Apr 22, 2015
  • Length: 28:00
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This week finds a ton of new music, as well as a side-by-side comparison of Steve Earle and Robert Johnson.

Bought by WJSU and WSGE


  • Added: Apr 22, 2015
  • Length: 59:03
  • Purchases: 2
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Blues and Bossa by design this time, from Joe Turner to Basie to the Brothers Vaughan. New Orleans, Detroit and Kansas City are visited, then jazz ...

Bought by WYAP, KPVL, WVBI-LP, The Voice of Beaver Island, and WOUB


  • Added: Apr 22, 2015
  • Length: 01:59:56
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Blue Dimensions host Jonny Meister with Larry Coryell, Berks Jazz Fest in Reading PA April 17, 2015
new music from guitarist Larry Coryell

Bought by KUOW, 90.5 WSNC, KHNS, WJSU, KRCB-FM "Radio 91" and more


  • Added: Apr 22, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 8
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Michelle Van Loon has been a writer for more than three decades. With her recent book, If Only: Letting Go of Regret, the author has written a prac...

  • Added: Apr 21, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
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In this episode, we talk with Dr. E.L. Kornegay, founder of the Baldwin-Delaney Institute for Academic Enrichment and Faith Flourishing, about sear...

  • Added: Apr 21, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
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The Harlem Renaissance Era of the 20’s, the "New Negroes" who had begun to express themselves in a variety of cultural and social spheres- W.E.B. ...

  • Added: Apr 21, 2015
  • Length: 01:00:18
Caption: Comedian W. Kamau Bell performing his stand up act, Credit: flickr user Florida International University
In the auditorium of Willard Middle School, about 300 people have gathered, many of them sitting on those rickety school bucket chairs, the ones th...

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Apr 21, 2015
  • Length: 09:31
  • Purchases: 1
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This week we take the full hour for David Dault's in-depth interview with Michelle Alexander, author of the groundbreaking 2010 book, The New Jim C...

  • Added: Apr 21, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Book cover, Credit: Lyon Press
One Sunday afternoon in August 1965, on a day when baseball’s most storied rivals, the Giants and Dodgers, vied for the pennant, the national pasti...

Bought by KCBX


  • Added: Apr 21, 2015
  • Length: 21:01
  • Purchases: 1
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Clarence Boone and Jacinda Townsend welcome Dr. Raymond Wise.

  • Added: Apr 20, 2015
  • Length: 56:15
Caption: Dancers at Dance Mission Theater, Credit: Thomas Levy
Some people who take dance classes regularly have a saying: “Dance is my church.” Dancer Stella Adelman says just that about going to Afro-Cuban f...

  • Added: Apr 20, 2015
  • Length: 09:26
Caption: Giovanni Vieira (left), talks with his team about the Cop Stop app., Credit: Johnathan Henninger
When President Obama launched the My Brother’s Keeper initiative in 2014, he said he hoped it would help boys and young men of color find success. ...

  • Added: Apr 20, 2015
  • Length: 06:59
Caption: Sharon Jones
We'll hear Wynton Marsalis ask the musical question, "Why Can't There Be Love," journey to El Segundo with A Tribe Called Quest, and hear some grea...

Bought by KCMJ Community Radio and KMXT


  • Added: Apr 20, 2015
  • Length: 01:57:59
  • Purchases: 2
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Do African American students get labeled as troublemakers more quickly than other students do?

Bought by WLPR and KMXT


  • Added: Apr 20, 2015
  • Length: 01:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: The Juke In The Back With Matt The Cat
The Clovers were the most successful rhythm & blues vocal group from 1951 to 1955, racking up 16 top 10 R&B singles during that time-frame. This we...

Bought by WLPR, 90.5 WSNC, WHRV, WOUB, and KSRQ


  • Added: Apr 19, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 5
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Oral historian Blanche Girouard talks to John Griffith-Jones about Ugandan missionary stamps and to Anne Willcocks about the Lindy hop

  • Added: Apr 18, 2015
  • Length: 29:41
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George Coleman shares why Charlie Parker changed/defined his life.

  • Added: Apr 17, 2015
  • Length: :59
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This week's summary of under-reported news followed by these interviews: Culture of Impunity: a Toxic Element Contributing to Police Violence; Yale...

Bought by WRIR


  • Added: Apr 15, 2015
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Police officer John Edwards was patrolling a quiet neighborhood in Bellaire, Texas when he saw an SUV driven by two young African-American men. It ...

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Apr 15, 2015
  • Length: 21:41
  • Purchases: 1
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In addition to the widest variety of new Blues music, there's a new edition of The Vinyl Report, and an international spotlight on Blues from Austr...

Bought by WJSU and WSGE


  • Added: Apr 15, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Old performances have surfaced on CDs, from Ernestine Anderson in 1962, and Pat Martino with Jim Ridl in the 1990s

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


  • Added: Apr 15, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 13
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Join as we get into our time machine, and journey back to Dallas, December 1927. That was when Columbia Records became the first major label to mak...

  • Added: Apr 14, 2015
  • Length: 01:58:59