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“This Week in Blues History” aims the spotlight on important recordings, artists, and events from the golden era of the blues. This time we profile...

  • Added: Apr 19, 2018
  • Length: 03:29
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“This Week in Blues History” aims the spotlight on important recordings, artists, and events from the golden era of the blues. This time we profile...

  • Added: Apr 12, 2018
  • Length: 03:29
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"This Week in Blues History” aims the spotlight on important recordings, artists, and events from the golden era of the blues. This time, we profil...

  • Added: Apr 07, 2018
  • Length: 03:29
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"This Week in Blues History” aims the spotlight on important recordings, artists, and events from the golden era of the blues. This time, we profil...

  • Added: Apr 04, 2018
  • Length: 03:29
Caption: Our distinctive logo comes from a rare poster for the 1977 Beale Street Music Festival.
"This Week in Blues History” aims the spotlight on important recordings, artists, and events from the golden era of the blues. This time, we profil...

  • Added: Apr 03, 2018
  • Length: 03:29
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"This Week in Blues History” aims the spotlight on important recordings, artists, and events from the golden era of the blues. This time, we profil...

  • Added: Mar 22, 2018
  • Length: 03:29
Caption: Dale Brumfield, Credit: Rebecca D'Angelo.
The Virginia State Penitentiary, which stood on Spring Street in Richmond, Virginia for almost two hundred years, was considered one of the most pr...

  • Added: Nov 03, 2017
  • Length: 27:16
Caption: Aldon D. Morris
Before Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech, he had to announce the death of W.E.B. Du Bois. The crowd fell into tears.

Bought by KCBX


  • Added: Jan 20, 2016
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
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What does it take to be a spy? We ask a real FBI agent and talk to writer Anthony Horowitz about his James Bond Jr.: Alex Rider in "Stormbreaker."

  • Added: Sep 15, 2015
  • Length: 19:02
Caption: Diane Watkins of Richmond, Virginia.
A bell tower without a carillon is like a throat without a voice box. Utterly mute. This story could be called the mystery of the missing bells and...

  • Added: May 01, 2015
  • Length: 27:33
Caption: Jazz songbird Billie Holiday
Billie Holiday has one of jazz's most bittersweet voices, and the biography to match.

Bought by WNMU-FM, WCPN, KHNS, WCPN, KCPW and more


  • Added: Feb 09, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 29
Caption: E. Russell 'Noodles' Smith, the owner of a famous club in the Central District in the 1900s., Credit: Credit Public domain, via BlackPast.org
RadioActive Reporter Nia Price-Nascimento lives in a house built in the 1920s in the Central District, Seattle's historically African-American neig...

  • Added: Jan 14, 2015
  • Length: 06:23
Caption: Bessie Smith
The cornerstones for this program: Bessie Smith and Billie Holiday featuring several artists who benefited from the breakthrough recordings of Mami...

Bought by KCBX


  • Added: Dec 03, 2014
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 1
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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This debut novel opens up in west Africa with a death and is a portrait of a modern family. Listen in for Taiye’s timely comments on the biggest m...

Bought by KCMJ Community Radio


  • Added: May 03, 2013
  • Length: 09:56
  • Purchases: 1
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 KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio, PRX Remix, and New Hampshire Public Radio


  • Added: Apr 13, 2011
  • Length: 03:19
  • Purchases: 3
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 PRX Remix, KPIP-LP, KMXT, and Louisville Public Media


  • Added: Mar 25, 2011
  • Length: 07:47
  • Purchases: 4
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 WJFF, KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio, WABE, WAMC, and PRX Remix


  • Added: Jan 19, 2011
  • Length: 05:17
  • Purchases: 5
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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 Listenwise 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 XRAY.fm, WCSU-FM, and WNCU


  • Added: Aug 08, 2008
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 3