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Caption: Debra Ramirez, a Mossville native. , Credit: Photo by Tina Antolini.
The residents of Mossville, Louisiana have long prized self-sufficiency. Founded by freed slaves in the 1700s, Mossville was a place where everyone...

  • Added: May 19, 2016
  • Length: 31:37
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On the next all-NEW Snap... "Cant Hold Me Down." There's a natural order of things that we all abide... except when we don't.

  • Added: Mar 31, 2016
  • Length: 53:57
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An interview/music mix with Gayle Wald, author of "Shout, Sister, Shout. The story of Rock and Roll trailblazer, Sister Rosetta Tharpe"

Bought by Prairie Public, KMUW, and WSGE


  • Added: Mar 27, 2016
  • Length: 02:26:14
  • Purchases: 3
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Host Bob Kustra talks with Tye about his book about the baseball legend, Satchel Paige.

  • Added: Mar 18, 2016
  • Length: 29:30
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Willie Harris and Alex Brown remember the prejudice they faced as African American stuntmen while breaking into the film industry in the 1960s.

  • Added: Mar 18, 2016
  • Length: 02:30
Caption: Sounds Jewish, Credit: Mississippi Public Broadcasting
This week's “Sounds Jewish” commemorates Black History Month with some of the finest black-Jewish musical melds. Hear recordings by Louis Armstrong...

Bought by WLPR


  • Added: Feb 17, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Amandla,  Imani, Angela, and Eunhea, readers from Robert Goddard Montessori School, Grace Christian School, Fairhaven School, and St. Anne's School – all in Maryland.
What role did African-Americans play in the Revolutionary War? "Chains" - the first in a trilogy by Laurie Hulse Anderson - takes us to Manhattan i...

  • Added: Feb 16, 2016
  • Length: 21:04
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A gripping Civil War drama with an unusual twist.

Bought by WCPN, Spokane Public Radio, KKRN, KMUN, KWMR and more


  • Added: Jan 25, 2016
  • Length: 01:57:58
  • Purchases: 8
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The unlikely story of Civil Rights and the Space Program.

Bought by WCPN, WABE, Prairie Public, WCQS, 90.1 WFYI Public Radio and more


  • Added: Unknown
  • Length: 58:53
  • Purchases: 14
Caption: Shirley Sherrod on the porch of the antebellum mansion at Resora Plantation , Credit: Photo by Tina Antolini.
Shirley Sherrod’s introduction to the intermingling of agriculture and racism came when she was 17 years old, with an incident that changed the cou...

Bought by WJCT, WABE, and KPTZ, Port Townsend, WA


  • Added: Jan 01, 2016
  • Length: 50:14
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Brian "Scoop" Nemeth, Credit: Noel Black
In this episode of Wish We Were here, we tell the story of Brian "Scoop" Nemeth, a man with high-functioning autism whose singular goal in life is ...

  • Added: Dec 18, 2015
  • Length: 59:05
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The Spirit prevails for guitarist Mark Whitfield and the inimitable John Coltrane. Vintage big band and small group sounds swing with Bill Holman a...

Bought by WYAP, KCMJ Community Radio, WVBI-LP, KMRE-LP, and WOUB


  • Added: Nov 10, 2015
  • Length: 01:59:58
  • Purchases: 5
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A story of divine fate and segregation within the Secret Service.

  • Added: Nov 09, 2015
  • Length: 40:07
Caption: Ericka Naegle (L) and Walter Naegle (R)
Walter Naegle tells his niece, Ericka, about the unconventional decision that he and his partner, Bayard Rustin, made to protect their union.

Bought by WTJU


  • Added: Jul 01, 2015
  • Length: 02:33
  • Purchases: 1
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Summer is the time for baseball all over the country, and in Minnesota that’s no different. The history of baseball in Minnesota, however, has inc...

  • Added: Jun 24, 2015
  • Length: 29:56
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Presidents often disappoint us. Professor Rowland Brucken reads from his book, A Most Uncertain Crusade: The United States, the United Nations, and...

  • Added: Feb 13, 2015
  • Length: 01:40
Caption: Fred Wesley, left, and David Krakauer., Credit: David Krakauer
The klezmer-funk-hip-hop group Abraham Inc. will have their debut performance at the Apollo tonight. Reporter Michael May has the story behind this...

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Dec 03, 2014
  • Length: 05:30
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Classroom in the Islamic School in Seattle, Washington, 1982., Credit: Library of Congress
Sylviane Diouf of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture talks with Ed Ayers about some of the overlooked legacies of enslaved Muslims ...

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Oct 31, 2014
  • Length: 06:24
  • Purchases: 1
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When one thinks of fashion forward countries, the Democratic Republic of Congo usually doesn't come to mind. But Les Sapeurs might make us feel dif...

  • Added: Oct 16, 2014
  • Length: 05:44
Caption: Bloody Sunday-Selma, Alabama
It’s election season! But since the 2013 Supreme Court ruling on the Voting Rights Act, many states have pushed changes to voter laws that raise di...

Bought by KMUN and WNJR


  • Added: Oct 14, 2014
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Reclaimed Soul host Ayana Contreras brings us rocket-fueled soul music with outer space themes.

  • Added: Oct 14, 2014
  • Length: 13:30
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They say that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. If that’s the case, then Stevie Wonder should know the feeling of flattery well. His son...

  • Added: Oct 14, 2014
  • Length: 13:30
Caption: Betty Davis, former wife of Miles Davis
This week, Ayana Contreras brings us vintage music from women whose careers were overshadowed by their associations with megastars. From the ex-wif...

  • Added: Oct 14, 2014
  • Length: 13:30
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Author Sam Roberts reads about a civil rights pioneer indeed, from his new book. Another example of our daily 100-second show -- great for top-of-t...

  • Added: Oct 01, 2014
  • Length: 01:40
Caption: The police in Gary, Ind., 1908, Credit: Library of Congress
For many Americans, the storyline that played out on August 9th in Ferguson, Mo. — when an unarmed black teenager was fatally shot by a white polic...

Bought by Moab Public Radio, XRAY.fm, WXDU, KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio, KBRP Community Radio and more


  • Added: Sep 19, 2014
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 9