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92 year old multi Grammy-nominated blues piano master, Henry Gray is a living legend and a national treasure whose recording career spans seven dec...

  • Added: Jan 20, 2017
  • Length: 58:00
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You're about to meet Roz Mays, a personal trainer/gym instructor who also happens to be an award-winning pole dancer. And.. describes herself this ...

  • Added: Jan 20, 2017
  • Length: 30:11
Caption: Nerukhi
We'll kick off with political tunes from Nerukhi and Soul Basement, hear a great rerelease of Nigerian afrobeat from SJOB Movement, and hear the up...

Bought by Lower Cape Communications, KZUM, and KMXT


  • Added: Jan 19, 2017
  • Length: 01:57:59
  • Purchases: 3
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President Obama’s eight years in office is winding to a close. What will his legacy be? Meanwhile, President-Elect Trump prepares to take the reins...

  • Added: Jan 18, 2017
  • Length: 54:01
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Originals and covers from singer Sidney Jacobs on his new album "First Man," and a quarter-century old recording of Nathan East with Eric Clapton a...

Bought by WOUB, WJSU, KUOW, 90.5 WSNC, KMRE-LP and more


  • Added: Jan 18, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 8
Caption: The Juke In The Back With Matt The Cat
"Juke In The Back" digs deep into New Orleans R&B this week for the highly underrated 1950s vocal group, Bobby Mitchell & The Toppers. Best known f...

Bought by 90.5 WSNC, Royalton Community Radio, WHRV, Cove Mountain Educational Broadcasting, WOUB and more


  • Added: Jan 15, 2017
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: Third & Beale: According to some, the epicenter of the Blues Universe.
Join us as we take a look back at some of our favorite moments from 2016. In a year filled with highlights, great blues, and a bunch of good music,...

  • Added: Jan 14, 2017
  • Length: 01:58:59
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In 2010, Michael McIntosh’s son was incarcerated at the Walnut Grove Youth Correctional Facility in the small town of Walnut Grove, Mississippi. On...

  • Added: Jan 13, 2017
  • Length: 32:55
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Since 1938, a weekly African-American owned newspaper called The Evening Whirl has covered crime in St. Louis with a style all its own, using allit...

  • Added: Jan 13, 2017
  • Length: 16:14
Caption: Bowman Wright as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in The Mountaintop , Credit: Mark Garvin
Bowman Wright on the transformative power of theater and his two portrayals of MLK.

  • Added: Jan 13, 2017
  • Length: 27:08
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The Cedric Burnside Project is comprised of the exciting duo of Cedric Burnside and Trenton Ayers of Holly Springs, Mississippi. Their latest album...

Bought by Spokane Public Radio, KRPS, and KSRQ


  • Added: Jan 13, 2017
  • Length: 58:01
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
We honor the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. We'll hear excerpts of his sermons, speeches, and interviews, along with funk, soul, jazz...

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


  • Added: Jan 12, 2017
  • Length: 01:57:59
  • Purchases: 7
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Where does it hurt? That’s a question the civil rights icon Ruby Sales learned to ask during the days of that movement. It’s a question we scarcely...

Bought by WMUU-LP, WMMT, KBRP Community Radio, WXDU, WEZU and more


  • Added: Jan 11, 2017
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 7
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music for the Martin Luther King Day holiday featuring Duke Ellington in "My People" from 1963

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


  • Added: Jan 11, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 16
Caption: The View from Room 205
"The View from Room 205" is a one-hour documentary that takes an unflinching look at the intersection of poverty and education in this country. It ...

Bought by WRGY, WCAI / WNAN, 90.9 WBUR - Boston's NPR News Station, KALW, WGBH Radio Boston and more


  • Added: Jan 10, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 15
Caption: Phil w/2013 Zeitfunk, Credit: Karen Van Norman
Sitting on top of the world has been around a long time. The song was written by Walter Vinson and Sam Chatmon, members of the blues group, the Mis...

  • Added: Jan 10, 2017
  • Length: 05:55
Caption: Nick Jordan, Credit: Moriah Ziman
Nick Jordan is a contemporary rhythm and blues and pop artist who has a handle on all phases of his act, including songwriting, singing, and dancin...

  • Added: Jan 09, 2017
  • Length: 07:06
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Election Day 2016 has come and gone! As we are still sorting through the impact of the results, many (not just in the African American community) h...

  • Added: Jan 09, 2017
  • Length: 56:19
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Generation Justice fellow Matthew Brown reflects on the exploits of Dr. King, and the legacy he left for America.

  • Added: Jan 09, 2017
  • Length: 02:41
Caption: Richard Mosse in front of one of his Aerochrome images
Richard Mosse’s images of the ongoing conflict in the Democratic Republic of The Congo, are shot on film which is no longer made. In the past, it ...

  • Added: Jan 09, 2017
  • Length: 05:37
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We live in a society of disposable fashion. Americans send more than 10 million tons of clothes to landfills every year. None of it comes from Autu...

  • Added: Jan 09, 2017
  • Length: 05:59
Caption: The Juke In The Back With Matt The Cat
Last week, the "Juke In The Back" featured every recording made by the innovative BO DIDDLEY during the year 1955. This week, the Juke picks it up ...

Bought by 90.5 WSNC, WHRV, Royalton Community Radio, WOUB, Cove Mountain Educational Broadcasting and more


  • Added: Jan 08, 2017
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 6
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Biscuit Miller, who is only one a handful of bass players who leads a band, just released his third studio effort, the critically acclaimed Wishbon...

Bought by KRPS, KSRQ, and Spokane Public Radio


  • Added: Jan 06, 2017
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Nancy Dupree
We'll hear a tribute to James Brown by Nancy Dupree and her students in Rochester, NY, spin new tunes by The Adelians and Omar, and get freaky with...

Bought by KMRE-LP, Royalton Community Radio, WOUB, KSRQ, KZUM and more


  • Added: Jan 05, 2017
  • Length: 01:57:59
  • Purchases: 7
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A conversation with Pulitzer Award-winning poet and former U.S. poet laureate Natasha Trethewey - Maya Angleou's global legacy - Highlights from Fu...

  • Added: Jan 04, 2017
  • Length: :30