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Caption: The Juke In The Back With Matt The Cat
This week, the entire "Juke In The Back" is loaded with records from the catalog of Duke/Peacock Records. Don Robey created one of the great R&B la...

  • Added: Jul 24, 2016
  • Length: 59:01
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Blues veteran Albert Castiglia has released his nine albums to date including his latest to make waves, ‘Big Dog’ on Ruf Records which was produced...

Bought by Spokane Public Radio


  • Added: Jul 22, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: The cover for "The Story of the Blues," as issued in the U.S. by Columbia Records.
On this episode, we pay homage to Paul Oliver’s legendary double LP set, "The Story of the Blues." Published as a companion piece to his critically...

  • Added: Jul 21, 2016
  • Length: 01:58:59
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Zavier Thompson is a 15-year-old activist and artists who uses his words to inspire and empower others. Interviewing him is Joshua Horton, a youth ...

  • Added: Jul 21, 2016
  • Length: 05:33
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Ebony Isis Booth is a poet in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She currently works as the Programs and Commumications Coordinator at the Harwood Arts Cente...

  • Added: Jul 21, 2016
  • Length: 08:24
Caption: Tanika Charles
We'll hear new soul from Tanika Charles and Charles Bradley, ask for "Mercy" with the Cannonball Adderly Quintet, and "Make 'Em Bounce" with Jimmy B.

Bought by KMXT


  • Added: Jul 21, 2016
  • Length: 01:57:59
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Keith Smitherman works as a violence intervention specialist for Prescription for Hope. The program is run out of Eskenazi Hospital and connects victims of violent crime to social workers who help connect them to career and educational opportunities. , Credit: Jake Harper/Side Effects
Violent crime is on the rise in Indianapolis. And research shows that poverty is often a factor. But a hospital in the city is working with young...

  • Added: Jul 20, 2016
  • Length: 03:41
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Dr. Finnie Coleman talks about what the Movement for Black Lives is really about, the history of police brutality, how he prepares his son to enter...

  • Added: Jul 20, 2016
  • Length: 18:06
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An emotional and poetic tour of a day in the life of a youth at Cook County's Juvenile Temporary Detention Center.

  • Added: Jul 20, 2016
  • Length: 07:13
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Black Ballerina looks at different generations of dancers, but is it the same story?

Bought by WMUU-LP


  • Added: Jul 20, 2016
  • Length: 27:30
  • Purchases: 1
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This episode explores childhood innocence and its relationship to race.

  • Added: Jul 20, 2016
  • Length: 05:24
Caption: William Jennings Bryan
Portraits of some of America’s most groundbreaking and unusual presidential candidates...who never won the white house.

Bought by WRFA-LP and PRX Remix


  • Added: Jul 19, 2016
  • Length: 53:25
  • Purchases: 2
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Is identity politics the problem or the solution to social divisions?

Bought by KMRE-LP, KTSW 89.9, XRAY.fm, WMUU-LP, KPIP-LP and more


  • Added: Jul 18, 2016
  • Length: 53:58
  • Purchases: 7
Caption: Anthony Merkerson (left) and Charles Jones
Two fathers of children on the autistic spectrum talk about the concerns they have for their sons — two young black men growing up with autism.

  • Added: Jul 18, 2016
  • Length: 02:57
Caption: The Juke In The Back With Matt The Cat
Willie Mae Thornton was a trailblazer, who in making her own rules paved the way for other groundbreaking female artists like Janis Joplin and Mado...

Bought by 90.5 WSNC, Royalton Community Radio, WRNC-LP, WOUB, and KSRQ


  • Added: Jul 17, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Harvard Professor Emeritus Alvin Poussaint MD
Racial profiling has a little understood yet profound impact on race relations, and remains a source of fear and humiliation for blacks and other p...

  • Added: Jul 16, 2016
  • Length: 04:47
Caption: Harvard Professor Emeritus Alvin Poussaint MD
Racial profiling has a little understood yet profound impact on race relations, and remains a source of fear and humiliation for blacks and other p...

  • Added: Jul 16, 2016
  • Length: 05:46
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Professors Marva Lewis and Marvin Dunn discuss "stereotype threat" and its effect on African Americans sense of safety when interacting with police...

  • Added: Jul 16, 2016
  • Length: 04:39
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Alvin Poussaint discusses the long history of efforts to undermine the self-esteem and well-being of blacks with messages proclaiming black inferio...

  • Added: Jul 16, 2016
  • Length: 04:35
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Debra Devi is a rock musician and the author of the award-winning blues glossary called “The Language of the Blues: From Alcorub to Zuzu.

Bought by Spokane Public Radio


  • Added: Jul 15, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Amy Sherald, Credit: moniquemeloche gallery
Fresh Art International presents a live podcast event with American artist AmySherald at moniquemeloche gallery in Chicago.

  • Added: Jul 15, 2016
  • Length: 15:55
Caption: Aaron Myers
This week on UpFront Soul, Aaron Myers tells us "Black Lives Matter," we'll hear the words of Civil Rights icon Ella Baker as interpreted by Sweet ...

Bought by KZUM, KMRE-LP, KSRQ, KCMJ Community Radio, and KMXT


  • Added: Jul 14, 2016
  • Length: 01:57:59
  • Purchases: 5
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This week's summary of under-reported news followed by these interviews: After a Week of Tragic Violence, Americans Remain Divided on Issues of Pol...

Bought by WRIR and WMUU-LP


  • Added: Jul 13, 2016
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
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A Tribute To McCoy Tyner, with music from Three More Sounds, and Mr. Tyner himself

Bought by GCR (Global Community Radio), WRGY, WMHT, KKRN, KCMJ Community Radio and more


  • Added: Jul 13, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 16
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Our program is a conversation with Colin Dayan, author most recently of two lauded books, With Dogs at the Edge of Life and The Law Is a White Dog....

  • Added: Jul 12, 2016
  • Length: 58:05