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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 KCPW, KMUN, KAZU, WVPE, South Dakota Public Broadcasting - Radio and more

  • Added: Feb 09, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 25
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 KPIP-LP, KMXT, and Louisville Public Media

  • Added: Mar 25, 2011
  • Length: 07:47
  • Purchases: 3
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 WABE, WAMC, and PRX Remix

  • Added: Jan 19, 2011
  • Length: 05:17
  • Purchases: 3
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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 Current 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
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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