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Mike Zito is one of the leading contemporary blues artists on the scene today. Mike continues his success with Ruf Records on his latest release, M...

Bought by KMXT


  • Added: Sep 22, 2017
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Maria Eliza Hamilton is a healer, a poet, and a black studies practitioner. Hamilton is a co-director of a month-long series of readings and discus...

  • Added: Sep 21, 2017
  • Length: 08:53
Caption: Mavis Staples
We'll hear new music from Mavis Staples, travel to Jamaica with a new song from Morgan Heritage, and hear The Voices of East Harlem with an adaptat...

Bought by Lower Cape Communications, KMRE-LP, KMXT, and KZUM


  • Added: Sep 21, 2017
  • Length: 01:57:59
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Ginger Johnson
We'll serve up a disco sandwich with L.J. Waiters and the Testimonial Singers, ride the Funky Donkey and the Boogie Truck, and throw an African Par...

Bought by WJAB, WOUB, KSRQ, Royalton Community Radio, Lower Cape Communications and more


  • Added: Sep 20, 2017
  • Length: 01:57:59
  • Purchases: 8
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Coming home from prison, it’s kind of hard to find a job. But I didn’t let that get to me. This is a dirty job, but somebody’s got to do it.

  • Added: Sep 20, 2017
  • Length: 04:20
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Critic Terrence Rafferty of GQ called "Killer of Sheep," a film by Charles Burnett, "one of the most striking debuts in movie history." In this epi...

  • Added: Sep 20, 2017
  • Length: 26:17
Caption: Colin Kaepernick takes a knee, Credit: Screenshot from Al Jazeera English. http://bit.ly/2fhPLnd
For many people, this is a time to reflect on what it means to live in the United States. The election season revealed a divided nation, and many f...

  • Added: Sep 20, 2017
  • Length: 07:06
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The songs of Ida Cox (1896-1967) sung by Cécile McLorin Salvant, Rhiannon Giddens, Blind Joe Reynolds, and Ms. Cox herself

Bought by WJSU, KMRE-LP, WOUB, KEOS, KRCB-FM "Radio 91" and more


  • Added: Sep 20, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 6
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When you think of the environmental movement, what comes to mind? Preserving the wilderness at national parks? Or guaranteeing safe drinking water ...

Bought by WDET Detroit Public Radio and North Country Public Radio


  • Added: Sep 19, 2017
  • Length: 03:24
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: A few members of Outdoor Afro Cleveland, including Smith-Woodford (holding sign), Credit: Elizabeth Miller/ideastream
The Great Lakes region is home to millions of people of different races and ethnicities. But diverse backgrounds – and issues -- aren’t always rep...

Bought by WOSU, WDET Detroit Public Radio, and WSKG


  • Added: Sep 19, 2017
  • Length: 03:31
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: WT Stevens replaces a pipe under a Flint street, Credit: Elizabeth Miller/ideastream
Historically, the environmental movement hasn’t always been welcoming to people of color – and issues that are important to them. But to change the...

Bought by WBFO, WDET Detroit Public Radio, WOSU, KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio, and WSKG


  • Added: Sep 19, 2017
  • Length: 03:46
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Theodore Roosevelt and John Muir at Yosemite in 1903, Credit: Library of Congress
When you think of the environmental movement, what comes to mind. Preserving the wilderness in national parks? Or guaranteeing safe drinking water ...

Bought by WXXI, WBFO, North Country Public Radio, WAMC, WSKG and more


  • Added: Sep 19, 2017
  • Length: 03:36
  • Purchases: 6
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Aryenish Birdie founded Encompass to create leadership opportunities and tools for individuals and organizations that will build a more diverse and...

  • Added: Sep 19, 2017
  • Length: 28:13
Caption: Omar Ali with his family. Omar is standing fourth form the left holding his daughter., Credit: Courtesy of Awal Ibrahim
Omar Ali is a hero in the eyes of his family. He embarked on a long journey that could have landed him nearly anywhere, fighting to find a safe spa...

  • Added: Sep 18, 2017
  • Length: 05:47
Caption: The author's parents, Fetiha Omer and Abdul-Basit Hassan, in Somalia., Credit: Courtesy of Zubeyda Ahmed
"My dad's life story is kind of like Cinderella’s. He grew up without a mom, worked for an evil relative and found his princess in the least expect...

  • Added: Sep 18, 2017
  • Length: 05:40
Caption: The Juke In The Back With Matt The Cat
New Orleans is not known for its R&B vocal groups. In a city where jazz, blues and zydeco thrive, one vocal group rose to the top: The Spiders. In ...

Bought by WHRV, KTRT RADIO INC, WOUB, Cove Mountain Educational Broadcasting, and KSRQ


  • Added: Sep 17, 2017
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 5
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From “Ain’t Misbehavin” to “Honeysuckle Rose,” this week on Afterglow, we’ll focus on songs from two of the most dynamic songwriters from the 1920s...

  • Added: Sep 15, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: The mother of RadioActive producer Hanad Jama, Nimo Husien with her niece Ardo Hersi. (Also a RadioActive producer.), Credit: Courtesy of Hanad Jama
Who are helpers? Often it's people who know how much it means to be helped.

  • Added: Sep 15, 2017
  • Length: 05:12
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Dorothy Ellis is better known by her stage name, Miss Blues. Today, Miss Blues is considered a legend in Oklahoma and appropriately resides in the ...

Bought by WEAA, Spokane Public Radio, KRPS, WOUB, KSRQ and more


  • Added: Sep 15, 2017
  • Length: 58:03
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: Pictured (from left to right): Jacob Stuckey, Jimmy “Duck” Holmes, and Tommy Lee West, in front of Bentonia’s legendary Blue Front Cafe. Photo courtesy of Jimmy “Duck” Holmes. Inset: One of the recordings Skip James made for Paramount in 1931.
Join us as we aim the spotlight on the Bentonia, Mississippi blues tradition, and the handful of practitioners — such as Skip James, Jack Owens, an...

  • Added: Sep 15, 2017
  • Length: 01:58:59
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He's a familiar face around Boston. Now hear what this mystery man has to say about music, race, street violence and bringing joy to the city he lo...

  • Added: Sep 14, 2017
  • Length: 06:10
Caption: Mr. Drego Little teaches a class at Rainier Scholars., Credit: KUOW PHOTO/FEVEN MEKONENN
We all remember the influential teacher who made a difference in our lives. But for Drego Little, the teacher that changed his life was the one he ...

  • Added: Sep 14, 2017
  • Length: 05:56
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We interview Alicia Garza, Special Projects director for the National Domestic Workers Alliance, and one of the founding leaders of Black Lives Mat...

  • Added: Sep 14, 2017
  • Length: 29:00
Caption: RadioActive hosts Paul Kiefer and Hassan Abdi., Credit: KUOW PHOTO/JENNY ASARNOW
RadioActive youth producers take a look at one of the most important things in their lives: school.

  • Added: Sep 14, 2017
  • Length: 12:12
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Anna Haskins, Sociologist, discusses prison reform, how incarceration of parents affects children's educational outcomes

  • Added: Sep 14, 2017
  • Length: 29:00