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By any measure on the education spectrum, African American boys are at the bottom - except when it comes to discipline, drop outs and detention. Wh...

  • Added: Mar 30, 2017
  • Length: 54:31
Caption: Nataanii Means
We'll hear Indigenous hip-hop from Nataanii Means, AK Rebel, and Prolific the Rapper, hear empowering tunes from The O'Jays and The Chi-Lites, and ...

Bought by KMXT


  • Added: Mar 30, 2017
  • Length: 01:57:59
  • Purchases: 1
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Development efforts in American cities often push out long-term residents and communities of color. Zeroing in on Baltimore, Professor Brandi Bless...

  • Added: Mar 29, 2017
  • Length: 21:27
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150 years ago, two girls crossed the Missouri River trying to escape a life of slavery. In the summer of 2016, Barry Jurgensen set out on a 500-mil...

  • Added: Mar 29, 2017
  • Length: 30:00
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music of John Lewis celebrated by the Jazz At Lincoln Center Orchestra, and recorded back in the day by the Modern Jazz Quartet; previously unissue...

Bought by KMRE-LP, 90.5 WSNC, WOUB, KRCB-FM "Radio 91", KEOS and more


  • Added: Mar 29, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: Tyrone Williams, poet
Tyrone Williams imagines a motorist’s confrontation with the police in a strip mall parking lot.

Bought by KALW and PRX Remix


  • Added: Mar 27, 2017
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 2
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We celebrate Ella Fitzgerald's centennial with a look at one of the singer's busiest and most memorable years on record.

  • Added: Mar 27, 2017
  • Length: 59:04
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Pulitzer Prize-winning author describes the journey of Liberia’s Sirleaf, honors the amazingly resilient Liberian women who put her into office, an...

  • Added: Mar 26, 2017
  • Length: 09:48
Caption: The Juke In The Back With Matt The Cat
Today's popular culture has left so many musical pioneers behind and this week the "Juke In The Back" features Joe Liggins, one such pioneer who's ...

Bought by KTRT RADIO INC, 90.5 WSNC, Royalton Community Radio, Cove Mountain Educational Broadcasting, WOUB and more


  • Added: Mar 26, 2017
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 6
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With an $800 loan, Berry Gordy, Jr. started what is arguably the most successful independent record company in history, MOTOWN.

Bought by WEZU


  • Added: Mar 26, 2017
  • Length: 01:54:15
  • Purchases: 1
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Mike Wheeler has been playing the blues for almost 30 years and has played with Koko Taylor, Buddy Guy, B.B. King, Shemekia Copeland, Jimmy Johnson...

Bought by Spokane Public Radio, KRPS, KSRQ, and KMXT


  • Added: Mar 24, 2017
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 4
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Arthroscopy, knee replacements, hip replacements, shoulder and back issues...what are we doing to our bodies to make our joints and body parts ache...

  • Added: Mar 24, 2017
  • Length: 54:31
Caption: Nona Hendryx
We'll hear the strong voices of women for Women's History Month, kicking off with Nona Hendryx and rolling on with Aretha Franklin, Mavis Staples, ...

Bought by KMRE-LP, Lower Cape Communications, Royalton Community Radio, WOUB, KZUM and more


  • Added: Mar 24, 2017
  • Length: 01:57:59
  • Purchases: 7
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In the 1960s Herbie Hancock seemed to be everywhere on the jazz scene, recording both as a leader for Blue Note and as a sideman with Miles Davis a...

  • Added: Mar 23, 2017
  • Length: 59:01
Caption: (Left to Right): Venus Hayes, two of her children, Teressa Raiford
The family of 17 year-old Quanice Hayes, who was shot to death by Portland police, seeks justice from the city of Portland.

  • Added: Mar 22, 2017
  • Length: 58:00
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For a girl that wasn't supposed to be here, Destiny Roberts has a mission. It's to spread love and acceptance through her music. KFAI's Erianna Jil...

  • Added: Mar 22, 2017
  • Length: 04:51
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Music from the great harmonica master James Cotton who died on March 16th — and an album of transcendent music, "Ancient Africa" by Abdullah Ibrahi...

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


  • Added: Mar 22, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 14
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Bring It On's William Hosea and Dr. Amrita Myers speak with Dr. Kali Gross, Professor of African American Studies at Wesleyan University about "Vio...

  • Added: Mar 20, 2017
  • Length: 58:00
Caption: Chuck Berry
Celebrating Chuck Berry-One of founding fathers of Rock & Roll with tributes from Keith Richards, Jerry Lee Lewis, Bo Diddley, Little Richard, Carl...

Bought by KSRQ


  • Added: Mar 20, 2017
  • Length: 01:57:55
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Quraysh Ali Lansana, poet, Credit: Alan Tarin
Quraysh Ali Lansana recalls a compromised night on the U.S./Mexico border.

Bought by KALW, KHSU, PRX Remix, and KENW


  • Added: Mar 20, 2017
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: The Juke In The Back With Matt The Cat
The "Juke In The Back" is jumpin' this week as we take a look at the history and influence of the Champion Jack Dupree classic, "Junker's Blues." W...

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


  • Added: Mar 19, 2017
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 6
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Last year education leaders throughout Eastern Virginia took a hard look at the way our students are being educated. They realized that equality in...

  • Added: Mar 17, 2017
  • Length: 54:34
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Jerry Lawson is a singing legend who fronted the world famous Persuasions for 40 plus years. As their lead singer he produced and arranged 22 album...

Bought by Spokane Public Radio, KRPS, KSRQ, and KMXT


  • Added: Mar 17, 2017
  • Length: 58:03
  • Purchases: 4
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Tracking the history under your feet - how enterprising outsiders shaped working class neighborhoods - the truths about homelessness - and more.

Bought by WMUU-LP, Prairie Public, KMRE-LP, XRAY.fm, WCMU and more


  • Added: Mar 17, 2017
  • Length: 53:57
  • Purchases: 9
Caption: A Tribe Called Red
We'll hear new music from Nicole Willis and Rasheed Ali, check out some Indigenous sounds from Prolific the Rapper and A Tribe Called Red, and cele...

Bought by Lower Cape Communications, KMRE-LP, Royalton Community Radio, WOUB, KSRQ and more


  • Added: Mar 16, 2017
  • Length: 01:57:59
  • Purchases: 7