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William Hosea and Clarence Boone welcome Paul Norris.

  • Added: Sep 01, 2014
  • Length: 57:43
Caption: From 1927, "The Midnight Special" by Crying Sam Collins; the first known version of this enduring favorite to be recorded by a blues artist.
Join as we explore blues songs that all have to deal with the subject of midnight. Sometimes, you get midnight showers of rain, other times, it's t...

  • Added: Aug 31, 2014
  • Length: 01:58:59
Caption: The Juke In The Back With Matt The Cat
This week, Matt The Cat digs deep inside the back of the "Juke In The Back" to dust off some 78rpm shellac plattahs that never get played. It's a g...

Bought by WOUB


  • Added: Aug 31, 2014
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Andre Simms and Junior, Credit: Laurie Feld
Andre Simms is 45. He’s been shot. Stabbed. Homeless. Arrested. He sold and used drugs. But everything changed when his girlfriend died and he was ...

  • Added: Aug 29, 2014
  • Length: 04:48
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NPR’s Michel Martin joins community leaders in Ferguson, Missouri for a conversation about race, law enforcement and more in the wake of the shooti...

Bought by WRST-FM Oshkosh, WFHB, WJAB, KCLU, KCBX and more


  • Added: Aug 29, 2014
  • Length: 01:53:58
  • Purchases: 9
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This week's edition of our program is truly unique, with an examination of two different songs that sound oddly similar, and a song planted firmly ...

Bought by WJSU and WSGE


  • Added: Aug 28, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Host Alfred Bundy provide coverage the endeavors of the American Black Male Leadership Institute (ABMLI)

  • Added: Aug 28, 2014
  • Length: 36:01
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This week marks 50 years since the civil rights movement pushed its way onto the national political stage, at the Democratic Convention in Atlantic...

  • Added: Aug 28, 2014
  • Length: 08:30
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Threat of Wider War Looms Over Ukraine as U.S. and NATO Accuse Russia of Intervention in Civil War; Could Public Outrage at Michael Brown Shooting ...

  • Added: Aug 27, 2014
  • Length: 29:00
Caption: A memorial at the location of Michael Brown's shooting in Ferguson, MO., Credit: Nick Jaworski
**A MUST-HEAR EPISODE FOR ANYBODY INTERESTED IN THE EVENTS THAT OCCURRED IN FERGUSON, MO.** Nick visits the town of Ferguson, MO in the aftermath ...

  • Added: Aug 27, 2014
  • Length: 54:59
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New jazz that draws on folk music and music of the American South with violinist Regina Carter and pianist Julian Waterfall Pollack

Bought by KKRN, WJSU, KEOS, KUOW, WOUB and more


  • Added: Aug 27, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 8
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Last Night were joined by William Vance, president of the Monroe County branch of the NAACP, and former Bloomington Police Department officers Jim ...

  • Added: Aug 26, 2014
  • Length: 08:43
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Tonight’s program seeks to shine a light first on what’s been called the “militarization” of police across the country due to something like a fede...

  • Added: Aug 26, 2014
  • Length: 57:53
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As protests continued in Ferguson, Missouri, this weekend, Bloomington saw its own rally against police violence. WFHB Assistant News Director Joe ...

  • Added: Aug 25, 2014
  • Length: 04:15
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William Hosea and Clarence Boone welcome William Vance, Jim Mitchell and Rev. Donald Griffin Sr.

  • Added: Aug 25, 2014
  • Length: 01:00:46
Caption: Issued 1959, "The Country Blues" was a groundbreaking work by Sam Charters. The next year, Paul Oliver followed with "Blues Fell This Morning."
If you're curious about where the Blues Revival of the 1960s got its start, you might want to take a look at "The Country Blues," from 1959, "Blues...

Bought by 90.5 WSNC, WJSU, and KRPS


  • Added: Aug 25, 2014
  • Length: 01:58:59
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: The Juke In The Back With Matt The Cat
The legendary Lloyd Price joins Matt The Cat on the "Juke In The Back" this week to discuss his early career on Specialty Records and the recording...

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


  • Added: Aug 24, 2014
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 5
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Alex Landau, who is African American, and his adoptive mother, Patsy Hathaway, who is white,...

Bought by KMUD


  • Added: Aug 21, 2014
  • Length: 03:34
  • Purchases: 1
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Former Baltimore police officer Mytokia Fair remembers the day she shot and killed her abusive...

Bought by KMUD


  • Added: Aug 21, 2014
  • Length: 02:27
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: The slave cabin in the foreground with Montpelier in the background., Credit: Kelley Libby
For years, at historic plantation sites across the South, the focus was on the big house and not on the slave cabins. But cabins like that are now ...

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Aug 21, 2014
  • Length: 10:33
  • Purchases: 1
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Police Killing of Michael Brown in Ferguson Exposes U.S. Culture of Racism and Violence; Lake Erie Algae Bloom Reveals Lax Regulation and Wider Thr...

  • Added: Aug 21, 2014
  • Length: 29:00
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A second generation star, a diva honoring one of her heroes, and the legendary Dr. John headline this episode.

Bought by KPVL and WJSU


  • Added: Aug 20, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Orrin Evans' "Liberation Blues" and Ark Ovrutski's 44½ minutes of fame

Bought by KKRN, KSUT, WMHT, WJSU, KHNS and more


  • Added: Aug 20, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 11
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Within these two power-packed Hacksaw hours hear a continuing tribute to the late blues guitarist Johnny Winter, jazz violinists, great lyrical alt...

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


  • Added: Aug 20, 2014
  • Length: 01:59:55
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: S. Epatha Merkerson
From JAZZ HOUSE KIDS. THE 2014 MONTCLAIR JAZZ FESTIVAL. S. Epatha Merkerson, Christian McBride, John Scofield, Melissa Walker, Bruce Williams, and...

Bought by WJAB and WNCU


  • Added: Aug 19, 2014
  • Length: 01:58:01
  • Purchases: 2