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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 WCQS, 90.1 WFYI Public Radio, KUT, WBEZ, KAZU and more


  • Added: Jan 15, 2016
  • Length: 58:53
  • Purchases: 11
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 WABE and KPTZ, Port Townsend, WA


  • Added: Jan 01, 2016
  • Length: 50:14
  • Purchases: 2
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
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...

  • Added: Sep 19, 2014
  • Length: 54:00
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Vocalo contributor Alex Thibodeau talks about growing up biracial outside of Detroit… without the benefit of knowing his Jamaican father. He shares...

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Sep 16, 2014
  • Length: 10:55
  • Purchases: 1
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Martin Woods talks to Audra Wilson about the challenges and the rewards of being a Black Operatic Baritone from the West Side of Chicago, and takin...

  • Added: Sep 15, 2014
  • Length: 08:55
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Alton Yates tells his daughter, Toni, about being part of a small group of Air...

Bought by WEZU, WTJU, and PRX Remix


  • Added: Sep 03, 2014
  • Length: 04:24
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: President Johnson and Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. shake hands after the signing of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Credit: Library of Congress
BackStory marks the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act with an in-depth look at this momentous legislation. With perspective from activists a...

Bought by WRPI, KFOK-LPFM, WRGY, WEZU, KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio and more


  • Added: Jun 27, 2014
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 7
Caption: President Johnson and Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. shake hands after the signing of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Credit: Library of Congress
BackStory marks the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act with an in-depth look at this momentous legislation. With perspective from activists a...

  • Added: Jun 27, 2014
  • Length: 54:00
Caption: Dwayne Betts
Poetry is form of self-expression that’s become vital to the incarcerated. To mark National Poetry Month, we bring you a special production by the ...

  • Added: Apr 15, 2014
  • Length: 29:00