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Clayton Sherrod looks back to 1964, when at 19 years old he became executive chef at an all--white country club in Birmingham, Alabama.

Bought by KMUD


  • Added: Jan 17, 2014
  • Length: 02:13
  • Purchases: 1
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Three more short "Moments" featuring 2013 NEA Jazz Master, Lou Donaldson. In this batch, we learn about two of Lou's hits, Whiskey Drinkin' Woman a...

Bought by Delmarva Public Radio


  • Added: Jul 22, 2013
  • Length: 03:56
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Bobby Pickles (left); Leesa Dean (right), Credit: Adrien De Martini
Bobby speaks with, writer and animator, Leesa Dean about her three fully developed animated series – Chilltown, The Danger Squad and Lele’s Ratchet...

  • Added: Apr 07, 2013
  • Length: 55:22
Caption: George Washington Carver., Credit:  Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.
In honor of Black History Month, we reveal the lesser known accomplishments of George Washington Carver, and also pull from our oral history collec...

  • Added: Jan 16, 2012
  • Length: 11:57
Caption: Jim Bartow's "An American Poets Song Book" 1975, Credit: Blues Blood
Jim Bartow a man with a stunning voice, a powerful inflection, a precise execution and almost totally unknown.

  • Added: Dec 05, 2011
  • Length: 08:49
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The Vinyl Countdown is a journey through a vinyl collection that spans 4,000 albums and would stand over 40 feet tall. It is our goal to listen to...

  • Added: Oct 03, 2011
  • Length: 06:02
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Community member Sally Shepard fights the odds and her health to launch a successful parade in Frogtown, St. Paul.

  • Added: Nov 07, 2010
  • Length: 05:11
Caption: Piano Red
Piano Red's music makes you tap your feet and smile.

  • Added: Aug 13, 2010
  • Length: 04:01
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The crème de la crème of shake-your-moneymaker Louisiana funk!

Bought by KMUW, KREV-LP, KEOS, WRNC-LP, WNCU and more


  • Added: Jul 28, 2010
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: Guy with his vuvuzela at Mzolis, Credit: Photo by Czerina Patel - Copyright Czerina Patel 2010
This weekend, Nelson Mandela celebrates his 92nd birthday. South Africa will celebrate his legacy which includes his role in helping to bring the r...

  • Added: Jul 13, 2010
  • Length: 04:04
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Raymond is a Senior at DeVry in Chicago. A member of the team "Hellow World," Raymond competed in the 2010 Louder Than a Bomb Teen Poetry Slam as a...

Bought by Remix Radio


  • Added: Apr 01, 2010
  • Length: 02:45
  • Purchases: 1
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Ayana Contreras explores the motivation behind "playing the numbers", or the lottery.

  • Added: Mar 10, 2010
  • Length: 09:46
Caption: Gayford Caston, Shoe Repairman, Credit: Jill Strauss
In collaboration with the Mapping Main Street Project (visit mappingmainstreet.org) Independent Radio Producer Jill Strauss captures the voice o...

  • Added: Mar 10, 2010
  • Length: 06:35
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Imakhu's hilarious version of an ancient Egyptian story about the hapless god named "Amsu."

Bought by KUT


  • Added: Jan 21, 2010
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Young Urban Professionalism needs to be in vogue again

  • Added: Nov 05, 2008
  • Length: 02:56
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Utah factory worker Laura Hall believes in hip-hop music as a source of inspiration and education.

Bought by WEZU and Vocalo.org


  • Added: May 27, 2008
  • Length: 03:43
  • Purchases: 2
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The swank mailbag is overflowing with controversial questions.

  • Added: Feb 15, 2008
  • Length: 28:30
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"I'm going to my J-O-Y, not my J-O-B."

  • Added: Dec 10, 2007
  • Length: 03:35
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We hop on a pink Hummer and infiltrate the murky world of women and shoe parties. Our worst fears are confirmed!

  • Added: Apr 17, 2007
  • Length: 08:09
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Kiah profiles her high school principal Earl Pappy

Bought by WXLV-FM


  • Added: Feb 15, 2007
  • Length: 07:37
  • Purchases: 1
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A long-lost Bay Area soul singer, newly found.

Bought by KFAI and WMPG


  • Added: Mar 12, 2006
  • Length: 07:08
  • Purchases: 2