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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
Caption: Jazz all-star Art Blakey
It's almost taken for granted today that jazz grew out of African music. But when you get down to it, the connections that make up jazz's African h...

Bought by KMUN, WLPR, WCMU Public Radio, WNJR, Spokane Public Radio and more


  • Added: Nov 24, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 14
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Nailah Stevenson talks candidly about why she stayed in an abusive relationship. And when she realized it was time to go.

  • Added: Oct 16, 2014
  • Length: 08:04
Caption: Jazz poet Langston Hughes
What do Langston Hughes, the fifties Beat writers, and jazz critics all have in common? They all like to write about jazz. This week, we'll take a ...

Bought by KDRP Community Radio, Troy Public Radio, KSRQ, KMUN, WLPR and more


  • Added: Sep 29, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 16
Caption: Leo Jackson
Every October, over 30 cyclists from the New Orleans area embark on a three-day bike ride to the Louisiana State Penitentiary. The “NOLA to Angola”...

  • Added: Sep 04, 2014
  • Length: 04:53
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 KMUW, KDRP Community Radio, KPVL, 90.5 WSNC, WOUB and more


  • Added: Jul 14, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 15
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 WVRU, KDRP Community Radio, Troy Public Radio, KMHD, KPVL and more


  • Added: Jun 30, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 16
Caption: Joel Washington painted this portrait of jazz musician Wes Montgomery, which hangs in the Indiana Memorial Union., Credit: Lacy Scarmana
Some people drop everything to pursue a dream. Painter Joel Washington, however, keeps his day job to fuel his passion.

  • Added: Jun 12, 2014
  • Length: 05:34
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Tracy K. Smith, who won the Pulitzer Prize in 2012 for her collection LIFE ON MARS, reads from this book that portrays American life and pays tribu...

Bought by XRAY.fm and WJCU


  • Added: Apr 24, 2014
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
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 WVRU, KMHD, WCAI / WNAN, KDRP Community Radio, WNJR and more


  • Added: Unknown
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 18
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...

Bought by KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio


  • Added: Apr 14, 2014
  • Length: 02:57
  • Purchases: 1
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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-LPFM


  • Added: Apr 10, 2014
  • Length: 54:35
  • Purchases: 1
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Song Story features songwriters telling the true stories behind their original songs. This pre-season sneak-peek features singer/songwriter/produce...

  • Added: Apr 08, 2014
  • Length: 13:17
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At the intersection of theater and social activism: Citizen Artist Rachael Holmes. [26:52]

Bought by Marfa Public Radio


  • Added: Feb 18, 2014
  • Length: 26:52
  • Purchases: 1
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How may speech affect your perceived level of intelligence? Dr. John Baugh describes research that sheds light on linguistic profiling.

  • Added: Feb 17, 2014
  • Length: 12:31
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In the late 1980s, a personal case of housing discrimination prompted Dr. John Baugh to launch decades of research into what he calls linguistic pr...

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Feb 17, 2014
  • Length: 11:30
  • Purchases: 1
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One of the most important writers of the Black Arts Movement, Sonia Sanchez recently completed her term as Philadelphia's first Poet Laureate. This...

Bought by WJCU


  • Added: Feb 14, 2014
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Alan Lomax traveled the south visiting prisons and recording songs and interviews. Lomax was a great collector of folk music of the 20th century an...

Bought by KFOK-LPFM


  • Added: Feb 10, 2014
  • Length: 09:21
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Philadelphia trumpeter Clifford Brown
This week on The New Jazz Archive, we're continuing our ongoing tour of America's "Great Jazz Cities" with the stories and sounds of jazz in Philad...

Bought by WEZU, Radio New Zealand, WRGY, KDRP Community Radio, Troy Public Radio and more


  • Added: Feb 10, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 17
Caption: Kyes Stevens
We asked poet Kyes Steven of Auburn University's Alabama Prison Arts + Education Project to record a workshop for us. Take a listen. Prison Poetr...

Bought by KFOK-LPFM


  • Added: Feb 10, 2014
  • Length: 05:30
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Reverend John D. Hill, Credit: Grant Chapel AME Church
Reverend Hill discusses the history of Grant Chapel, and the A.M.E. church as a whole, connecting its founding as a rejection of discrimination to ...

  • Added: Feb 04, 2014
  • Length: 25:35
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In a rare archival interview, Ralph Ellison, one of Oklahoma’s most important writers, reveals the illness that led him to write Invisible Man, and...

Bought by KGOU


  • Added: Jan 30, 2014
  • Length: 10:51
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Jazz poet Langston Hughes
What do Langston Hughes, the fifties Beat writers, and jazz critics all have in common? They all like to write about jazz. This week, we'll take a ...

Bought by WRGY, Oregon Public Broadcasting, 90.5 WSNC, KPVL, WOUB and more


  • Added: Unknown
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 16