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We talk with Samson Longtin, Business Equity Liaison of the Arrowhead Economic Opportunity Agency and renowned poetic storyteller, Oba William King...

  • Added: May 26, 2016
  • Length: 16:28
Caption: Rasputin's Stash
We'll hear soulful funk from Rasputin's Stash, new music from Laura Mvula, and gospel from Operation Breadbasket Orchestra leader Ben Branch.

Bought by KCMJ Community Radio and KMXT


  • Added: May 26, 2016
  • Length: 01:57:59
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Chance Hawkins at Dunbar High School in Fort Worth, Credit: Mark Birnbaum
Chance Hawkins has all the junior year challenges of his classmates at Fort Worth’s Dunbar High School. His personal challenge is even bigger – he’...

  • Added: May 25, 2016
  • Length: 04:45
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Mack Avenue label's star players in concert at Detroit Jazz Festival in 2015

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


  • Added: May 25, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: Princess Shaw, San Francisco, CA 5/5/16, Credit: Andrea Chase
Princess Shaw talks imagination, fighting through the storm, and the best day(s) of her life.

  • Added: May 24, 2016
  • Length: 16:02
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In 1979, a group of labor organizers protested outside a Ku Klux Klan screening of the 1915 white supremacist film, The Birth of a Nation. Nelson J...

  • Added: May 24, 2016
  • Length: 29:53
Caption: The Juke In The Back With Matt The Cat
The "Juke In The Back" puts the ol' Rockola Jukebox front and center on this week's program as we present part 2 of a 2 part feature on the biggest...

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


  • Added: May 22, 2016
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 6
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Big Jon Atkinson is a traditional blues singer, songwriter, producer, guitarist, harmonica player and occasional gearhead. The young player is ridi...

  • Added: May 20, 2016
  • Length: 59:01
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New release Blues albums have their songs filling this week's playlist, representing a broad variety of Blues styles.

Bought by WSGE


  • Added: May 19, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Dayton Correctional Institution, Credit: renee wilde
Melody William's spent the first 18 months of her life sentence in lock-down.

  • Added: May 19, 2016
  • Length: 03:55
Caption: Dayton Correctional Institution, Credit: renee wilde
Lana Williams is serving life without parole. Here she describes a typical day.

  • Added: May 19, 2016
  • Length: 03:39
Caption: Dayton Correctional Institution, Credit: renee wilde
When Nikkia Sullivan was 13 she set out to become a Kingpin.

  • Added: May 19, 2016
  • Length: 04:45
Caption: Memphis’ very own merry band of pranksters, Mud Boy & the Neutrons. Left to Right: Lee Baker, Jimmy Crosthwait, Jim Dickinson, Sid Selvidge. Photo courtesy of the Memphis Music Hall of Fame.
Join us as we start a new series, "The Keepers of the Flame." Designed to spotlight individuals who've made extraordinary contributions to the worl...

  • Added: May 19, 2016
  • Length: 01:58:59
Caption: Judy Clay
We'll hear newly rereleased disco gospel from Betty Griffin; a selection from a fantastic jazz funk musical, Black Fairy; and a crazy soul cover of...

Bought by KZUM, KMRE-LP, WJAB, KSRQ, KCMJ Community Radio and more


  • Added: May 19, 2016
  • Length: 01:57:59
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: Debra Ramirez, a Mossville native. , Credit: Photo by Tina Antolini.
The residents of Mossville, Louisiana have long prized self-sufficiency. Founded by freed slaves in the 1700s, Mossville was a place where everyone...

  • Added: May 19, 2016
  • Length: 31:37
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McBride’s latest book looks to understand what shaped James Brown-- one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century.

Bought by WABE and WMUU-LP


  • Added: May 18, 2016
  • Length: 28:29
  • Purchases: 2
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New voter identification laws could sharply curb voter participation in N.C. and other states, says Duke University historian Gunther Peck.

  • Added: May 18, 2016
  • Length: 02:14
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New music from percussionists Joe Chambers and Willie Jones III, guitarists Fred Fried and Charlie Apicella, and tenor sax master Benny Golson

Bought by Geneva Community Radio, KZUM, WRGY, WMHT, WJSU and more


  • Added: May 18, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 16
Caption: Florence Price, Credit: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Florence_Price
This is a classical music program highlighting composers and musicians of African descent. This is one part of a limited music series.

  • Added: May 17, 2016
  • Length: 01:02:29
Caption: Joe Bev hosts an hour of classic jazz "Variety"., Credit: Lorie Kellogg
The Jazz-O-Rama Hour with Joe Bev "Variety" - Miles Davis, John Coltrane, Bill Evans, Barry Harris, Buddy Rich, Max Roach

  • Added: May 17, 2016
  • Length: 59:41
Caption: Kelli Bowdy attends O.D. Wyatt High School in Fort Worth. She wants to be a nurse, Credit: Lara Solt
It’s crunch time for high school juniors to start figuring out what’s next after graduation. Kelli Bowdy already knows what she wants to do — she w...

  • Added: May 17, 2016
  • Length: 04:43
Caption: The Juke In The Back With Matt The Cat
The "Juke In The Back" puts the ol' Rockola Jukebox front and center on this week's program as we present part 1 of a 2 part feature on the biggest...

Bought by KCMJ Community Radio, WRNC-LP, Royalton Community Radio, KSRQ, 90.5 WSNC and more


  • Added: May 15, 2016
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 7
Caption:  Dr, Ramona Tascoe & Abby Ginzberg, San Francisco, CA 5/5/16, Credit: Andrea Chase
Ramona Tascoe and Abby Ginzberg talk raised consciousness, protective armor, and being willing to die for a cause.

  • Added: May 15, 2016
  • Length: 31:09
Caption: Paul Robeson in Othello, Act I Scene 4, Credit: Folger FSL Collection
Shakespeare in Black and White

  • Added: May 13, 2016
  • Length: 30:55
Caption: Ira Aldridge
African Americans and Shakespeare

  • Added: May 13, 2016
  • Length: 32:22