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"The President and I don’t have the same musical tastes, I’m afraid. He does love music. I like Country-Western too, which is what he likes very,...

  • Added: Apr 23, 2014
  • Length: 58:30
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Fresh new songs from Juliet Green, Javon Jackson in concert, and funky and free sounds from Mo'Fone 

Bought by South Dakota Public Broadcasting - Radio, WXPN, and 90.5 WSNC


  • Added: Apr 23, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Everything Sounds explores the the origins and sounds of South African gumboot dancing.

  • Added: Apr 22, 2014
  • Length: 04:30
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At the forefront of leadership in the struggle to end the US system of mass incarceration stands the Formerly Incarcerated and Convicted People's M...

  • Added: Apr 22, 2014
  • Length: 29:00
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William Hosea and Clarence Boone welcome Tamara Carter, president of the Kappa Tau Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha and her soror Hattie Johnson.

  • Added: Apr 21, 2014
  • Length: 59:19
Caption: David Hudson, Credit: Charles McGuigan
David Hudson, principal at Holton Elementary School in Richmond, Virginia, saved a school that was on the verge of collapse. He works tirelessly--t...

  • Added: Apr 21, 2014
  • Length: 27:19
Caption: David Hudson, Credit: Charles McGuigan
David Hudson, principal at Holton Elementary School in Richmond, Virginia, saved a school that was on the verge of collapse. He works tirelessly--t...

  • Added: Apr 21, 2014
  • Length: 27:11
Caption: Jazz funnyman Cab Calloway
A lot of people probably don't think of jazz as all that funny. But from the music's vaudeville roots to legendary prankster Dizzy Gillespie, there...

Bought by Troy Public Radio, WVAS, Spokane Public Radio, Interlochen Public Radio, WNMU-FM and more


  • Added: Apr 21, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 7
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Walter Mosley, who is former President Bill Clinton's favorite mystery writer and one of the country's most prolific novelists, has penned a play, ...

  • Added: Apr 21, 2014
  • Length: 29:53
Caption: The Juke In The Back With Matt The Cat
The "Juke In The Back" features The Robins, one of the earliest and most influential R&B vocal group to come out of Los Angeles in the late '40s an...

Bought by KSRQ and KPVL


  • Added: Apr 19, 2014
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 2
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Join us as we journey to the Queen City of the South, Charlotte, North Carolina, to hear some of the rich blues and heavenly gospel that was record...

  • Added: Apr 19, 2014
  • Length: 01:58:59
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We trace hip hop’s roots, focusing on how it's expressed in different regions of our country, from California to New York, and even in Virginia. Pl...

Bought by Peconic Public Broadcasting, WCAI / WNAN, and WMNF


  • Added: Apr 18, 2014
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 3
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American-invented hip hop music is now an international phenomenon with rappers in countries like Japan and Senegal. We trace hip hop’s roots, focu...

Bought by WTJU


  • Added: Apr 18, 2014
  • Length: 53:52
  • Purchases: 1
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Jarrell grew up never knowing his biological father and experienced homelessness after his mother divorced his stepfather. He learned to balance sc...

  • Added: Apr 17, 2014
  • Length: 03:36
Caption: Blackbirds Sheet Music
The review, Lew Leslie’s Blackbirds of 1928, opened at the Liberty Theatre on 42nd Street in May of that year.

Bought by KCBX


  • Added: Apr 16, 2014
  • Length: 58:58
  • Purchases: 1
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Full-Time Blues Radio features expressions of faith, this week, on our annual listen to the spiritual side of new & independent Blues music.

Bought by WSGE and WJSU


  • Added: Apr 15, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Dwayne Betts
Poetry is form of self-expression that’s become vital to the incarcerated. To mark National Poetry Month, we bring you a special production by the ...

  • Added: Apr 15, 2014
  • Length: 29:00
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William Hosea and Bev Smith welcome author David Leander Williams.

  • Added: Apr 14, 2014
  • Length: 01:02:30
Caption: Rahsaan Roland Kirk
His unrivaled ability for playing many instruments at once made him one of the most unique jazz musicians of all time. But Rahsaan Roland Kirk's ba...

Bought by WNJR, KPVL, WVAS, WOUB, KMUN and more


  • Added: Apr 14, 2014
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 14
Caption: Charlie Rouse
Charlie Rouse was an American hard bop tenor saxophonist and much sought-after sideman. He is known primarily for his collaboration with Thelonious...

  • Added: Apr 14, 2014
  • Length: 02:57
Caption: The Juke In The Back With Matt The Cat
"Juke In The Back" features one of early R&B's greatest blues shouters, Roy Brown. From his early hits for the DeLuxe Label in the late 1940s to hi...

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


  • Added: Apr 13, 2014
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Photo of Walter Horton by Sylvia Pitcher, London, 1968.
Join us as we pay tribute to one of the all time greatest harmonica players, Big Walter Horton. Making his first recordings with Sam Phillips in Me...

Bought by WJSU and KRPS


  • Added: Apr 12, 2014
  • Length: 01:58:59
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: The Early LPs of Herbie Hancock is presented by Joe Bevilacqua , Credit: Lorie Kellogg
A birthday tribute to the American pianist, keyboardist, bandleader and composer, born April 12, 1940.

  • Added: Apr 11, 2014
  • Length: 59:52
Caption: This chart represents scores for African-American child well-being. Michigan is all the way on the right, third worst in the nation., Credit: Annie E. Casey Foundation, Race for Results report
Our State of Opportunity team looks at many statistics and reports about child well-being in Michigan. Recently, the Annie E. Casey Foundation rele...

  • Added: Apr 11, 2014
  • Length: 03:30
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Sit in any prison classroom or recreation room in any prison in the country and ask yourself: How many writers are in the room. How many people ar...

Bought by KFOK-LP


  • Added: Apr 10, 2014
  • Length: 54:35
  • Purchases: 1