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Caption: Jazz songbird Billie Holiday
Billie Holiday has one of jazz's most bittersweet voices, and the biography to match.

Bought by WEZU, WCAI / WNAN, KDRP Community Radio, KAZU, WRGY and more


  • Added: Mar 10, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 17
Caption: St. Louis favorite son Miles Davis
In this hour, we continue our series on America's Great Jazz Cities with the forgotten history of jazz and the blues in St. Louis.

Bought by Radio New Zealand, WRGY, Oregon Public Broadcasting, KDRP Community Radio, KPVL and more


  • Added: Unknown
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 15
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The National Geographic Channel "Nat Geo" investigated the site of an errant 1958 explosion of a non-weaponized atomic bomb, accidentally dropped o...

  • Added: Aug 06, 2013
  • Length: 06:38
Caption: Professor Lawrence Blum
In his new book, professor Lawrence Blum provides insight into a rigorous high school course on race and racism.

Bought by KCBX


  • Added: Jul 15, 2013
  • Length: 28:59
  • Purchases: 1
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Billie Holiday has one of jazz's most bittersweet voices, and the biography to match.

Bought by WTJU, Oregon Public Broadcasting, WNCU, KBGA 89.9 FM, KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio and more


  • Added: Unknown
  • Length: :00
  • Purchases: 22
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Taiye Selasi, debut novelist of “Ghana Must Go,” is a citizen of the world, photographer, screenwriter and producer of an upcoming documentary abou...

  • Added: May 03, 2013
  • Length: 09:57
Caption: Jim Frey reads "Prism Riot"
This week's stories are about assumptions-- and we all know what happens when people make them. Stories by Kay Brockwell, Jim Frey, and Patrice Mel...

  • Added: Dec 26, 2012
  • Length: 29:00
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A review of the Rwandan genocide drama.

  • Added: Apr 12, 2012
  • Length: 01:59
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A Review of the Latest Documentary from HOOP DREAMS' Steve James

  • Added: Mar 21, 2012
  • Length: 02:00
Caption: Teju Cole
Nigerian-American writer Teju Cole is our idea of a post-imperial global mind in motion. His celebrated first novel, "Open City," is about a solita...

Bought by WRST-FM Oshkosh and WCAI / WNAN


  • Added: May 20, 2011
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Dr. Clarence Lusane is author of The Black History of the White House., Credit: Rebecca Sheir
Hint: It doesn't have a whole lot to do with paint swatches...

Bought by PRX Remix and New Hampshire Public Radio


  • Added: Apr 13, 2011
  • Length: 03:19
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Alan Lomax with unidentified man. [Library of Congress photo]
Open Source "Shorties" are 7 to 8 minute cuts of our best timely and evergreen material. Today, we're joining biographer John Szwed in thanking the...

Bought by KMXT and WFPL News


  • Added: Mar 25, 2011
  • Length: 07:47
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Nellie Mae Quander (1880-1961), 1st international president of Alpha Kappa Alpha, the 1st Greek-lettered sorority established/incorporated by African-American college women., Credit: Quander Historical Society, Inc.
Meet the oldest African-American family in Washington, D.C. - and, perhaps, the United States.

Bought by WAMC and PRX Remix


  • Added: Jan 19, 2011
  • Length: 05:17
  • Purchases: 2
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A profile of jazz piano great Herbie Hancock

Bought by WEKU


  • Added: Jul 08, 2010
  • Length: 05:41
  • Purchases: 1
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African spirits in 18th century America

Bought by Listen Edition and Marfa Public Radio


  • Added: Nov 07, 2008
  • Length: 03:04
  • Purchases: 2
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African immigrants are the fastest growing segment of the black population in the U.S. On this edition, we meet Mauton Akran, a Nigerian immigrant ...

Bought by WCSU-FM and WNCU


  • Added: Aug 08, 2008
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Her first year in the competition, Elisha says this piece is about being friends with your imaginary friend once again. Elisha Miles is 14 years o...

  • Added: Apr 02, 2008
  • Length: 02:54
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Somali taxi drivers in Portland Maine sit with their frustrations, hopes, and memories.

Bought by WMPG


  • Added: May 24, 2006
  • Length: 06:44
  • Purchases: 1
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Four-part series that profiles opera star Denyce Graves, with interview excerpts

Bought by WNMU-FM and 90.5 WSNC


  • Added: Feb 21, 2006
  • Length: 20:01
  • Purchases: 2
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George Washington’s changing attitudes about slavery, from raffling off slave children to prevent his family’s financial collapse to later setting ...

Bought by Marfa Public Radio, KMUN, KRUA, and WAER


  • Added: May 18, 2005
  • Length: 29:25
  • Purchases: 4