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Caption: The most popular destinations for Megabus routes out of New Orleans are Atlanta and Houston., Credit: Eve Abrams
Ten years after New Orleans flooded following Hurricane Katrina, the city has changed. New Orleans is now home to far fewer Black people and far fe...

Bought by KZYX and KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio


  • Added: Jul 27, 2015
  • Length: 13:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Winner of the 2013 Whiting Award for non-fiction, author Clifford Thompson reads from his memoir, Twin of Blackness. Just one sample of our daily c...

  • Added: Jul 04, 2015
  • Length: 01:40
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In the heart of the Tenderloin, amid the crowded corners and occupied stoops, there’s an anomaly that’ll catch your eye. It’s a man in a suit and a...

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Jun 05, 2015
  • Length: 07:15
  • Purchases: 1
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Students at Lewiston High launched a town wide dialogue about race after the principal ordered to students to take down posters proclaiming “Black ...

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: May 27, 2015
  • Length: 07:35
  • Purchases: 1
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Calvin Duncan spent over 28 years in prison for a crime he didn’t commit. In prison, he taught himself the law. He became a jailhouse lawyer and he...

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: May 25, 2015
  • Length: 17:08
  • Purchases: 1
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Radio Curious visits with Lacey Schwartz, director and producer of “Little White Lie,” a documentary about her experiences growing up as a white Je...

  • Added: May 13, 2015
  • Length: 29:01
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In the 1970s, Pastor David Ned learned an important lesson about himself after what could have been a tragic situation.

  • Added: May 11, 2015
  • Length: 02:30
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Blues and Bossa by design this time, from Joe Turner to Basie to the Brothers Vaughan. New Orleans, Detroit and Kansas City are visited, then jazz ...

Bought by WYAP, KPVL, WVBI-LP, The Voice of Beaver Island, and WOUB


  • Added: Apr 22, 2015
  • Length: 01:59:56
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Giovanni Vieira (left), talks with his team about the Cop Stop app., Credit: Johnathan Henninger
When President Obama launched the My Brother’s Keeper initiative in 2014, he said he hoped it would help boys and young men of color find success. ...

  • Added: Apr 20, 2015
  • Length: 06:59
Caption: Artist OREE ORIGINOL's artwork on display on the corner of 24th and Byrant in the Mission., Credit: Todd Whitney
If you have walked the streets of the Bay Area recently -- you might have seen posters featuring the names and faces of Oscar Grant, Renisha McBrid...

  • Added: Mar 24, 2015
  • Length: 06:00
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The 1920 lynching of three young black men in Duluth is a tragic part of Minnesota's history. On Wednesday, February 25, 2015, in the Atwood Memori...

Bought by KUMD


  • Added: Mar 04, 2015
  • Length: 01:02:22
  • Purchases: 1
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KVSC Radio at St. Cloud State University presents Trial by Mob: The Duluth Lynchings. On the evening of June 15, 1920, a crowd of thousands attacke...

  • Added: Mar 04, 2015
  • Length: 30:00
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KVSC Radio at St. Cloud State University presents Trial by Mob: The Duluth Lynchings. On the evening of June 15, 1920, a crowd of thousands attack...

Bought by KUMD


  • Added: Mar 04, 2015
  • Length: 30:00
  • Purchases: 1
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A common topic among high schoolers when discussing the college application process and admittance is race. Listen to hear the opinions on affirmat...

  • Added: Feb 20, 2015
  • Length: 05:07
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Tonight’s show, Shadows are Black: Slavery’s Long Setting, features a discussion on the text and context of Herman Melville’s 1855 novella “Benito ...

  • Added: Feb 10, 2015
  • Length: 57:12
Caption: Sax titan John Coltrane
In this hour, it's the life and legend of John Coltrane—from his rural North Carolina roots to his place as one of jazz's most spiritual men and mu...

Bought by South Dakota Public Broadcasting - Radio, WVPE, Radio New Zealand, KSRQ, Troy Public Radio and more


  • Added: Feb 09, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 20
Caption: "Out Chorus" by jazz painter Romare Bearden, 1979-1980.
You can't listen to a painting or see a song. But that doesn't mean there aren't really interesting places where the worlds of jazz and art overlap...

Bought by South Dakota Public Broadcasting - Radio, WVPE, Oregon Public Broadcasting, WVRU, KDRP Community Radio and more


  • Added: Feb 09, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 19
Caption: Satchmo in 1960.
In this hour, it's a look at the life and music of Louis Armstrong with the good people of the Louis Armstrong House Museum, located in Louis' form...

Bought by WVPE, South Dakota Public Broadcasting - Radio, WUSF, WCAI / WNAN, WYSO and more


  • Added: Feb 09, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 28
Caption: Nina Simone, the "High Priestess of Soul"
In this hour, it's the life and music of Nina Simone—from her roots as a gospel and classical musician to her place as one of jazz's fiercest voice...

Bought by WCQS, South Dakota Public Broadcasting - Radio, WVPE, KSRQ, WABE and more


  • Added: Feb 09, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 29
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Radio Curious discusses, in two parts, the grand jury verdict to not indict a white police officer in the killing of an unarmed black teenager in F...

  • Added: Dec 08, 2014
  • Length: 58:00
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...And Other Essays is the book's title, by author Clifford Thompson who reads a passage here. Observations with wit about life and people, from m...

  • Added: Dec 03, 2014
  • Length: 01:40
Caption: William and Brianna Bennett, Credit: William Bennett
More than 2.7 million minors in America live with a parent in prison. Studies show that the majority of incarcerated parents reside over 100 miles ...

  • Added: Nov 28, 2014
  • Length: 06:18
Caption: Taken at Wallenberg High School, Credit: Luisa Beck
At the age of 51, William Bennett was one of the oldest people in California who could claim that. But in June 2013, eight months after leaving pri...

  • Added: Nov 28, 2014
  • Length: 07:25
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Bennett and Porter do their cooking in a shared kitchen that’s part of a transitional house in West Oakland. But they met many years ago. “Well, w...

  • Added: Nov 28, 2014
  • Length: 10:42
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Sonny Rollins, John Litweiler, and Denardo Coleman tell the story of this groundbreaking 1959 album, selected for the National Recording Registry i...

Bought by WABE, PRX Remix, and KGLT


  • Added: Oct 21, 2014
  • Length: 04:46
  • Purchases: 3