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Caption: Milan Dennie and other barbers at this St. Paul shop provided 350 free haircuts on the day before school started., Credit: Nancy Rosenbaum
Some people donate money. Others donate time. One St. Paul barber has a different approach to helping others. One day every year, Milan Dennie give...

  • Added: Sep 15, 2016
  • Length: 04:11
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We're hitting the gym, yet again, on this episode of The Rough Draft Diaries. Join us as we return to Soul City Boxing and Wrestling Gym in this tw...

  • Added: Jul 29, 2016
  • Length: 05:57
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We're hitting the gym on this episode of The Rough Draft Diaries. Join us as we visit Soul City Boxing and Wrestling Gym in this two-part series. H...

  • Added: Jul 25, 2016
  • Length: 06:29
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This episode explores childhood innocence and its relationship to race.

  • Added: Jul 20, 2016
  • Length: 05:24
Caption: Principal David Hudson
David Hudson is principal of Holton Elementary School, and he may well be the best school administrator in th entire Richmond metropolitan area. Wh...

  • Added: Jul 11, 2016
  • Length: 27:19
Caption: Lina Nguyen, Kyra Johnson, and Ava Muniz are 6th graders at Sonora Elementary School in Costa Mesa
Writer Ronald L. Smith takes us on a trip down south, to the backwoods of Alabama, where a young boy was born with a heart-shaped birthmark, the ma...

  • Added: Mar 10, 2016
  • Length: 21:53
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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Think about some of the classics of children’s literature. There’s Where the Wild Things Are...Goodnight Moon...and Cloudy with a Chance of Meatbal...

Bought by WCAI / WNAN and PRX Remix


  • Added: Jul 17, 2015
  • Length: 08:14
  • Purchases: 2
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Dove shawn 070715Shawn Dove serves as CEO of the Campaign for Black Male Achievement (CBMA), a national membership organization designed to ensur...

  • Added: Jul 16, 2015
  • Length: 01:19:40
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Marian Wright Edelman, Founder and President of the Children's Defense Fund, has been an advocate for disadvantaged Americans for her entire profes...

  • Added: Jul 15, 2015
  • Length: 01:07:36
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audio postcard or sonic id describing koolaid pickles from 4th graders in Helena, Arkansas

  • Added: May 18, 2015
  • Length: 01:58
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Nicholas Heyward Sr. remembers his son, Nicholas Jr., a 13-year-old who was playing with a toy gun when he was killed by a police officer in Brookl...

  • Added: May 18, 2015
  • Length: 02:40
Caption: Lady E, Credit: John MacLellan
Lady E lost just about everything that gave her life meaning and then she found something else inside her. Her voice.And now Lady E sings the blues...

  • Added: Apr 02, 2015
  • Length: 27:23
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Composer Victor Zupanc and actor Ansa Akeya of the Children's Theater Company in Minneapolis discuss the challenges and charm of Mark Twain's "Huck...

  • Added: Mar 27, 2015
  • Length: 05:05
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Nine-year-old Aidan Sykes interviews his father, Albert Sykes, about being a dad.

Bought by WEZU and KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio


  • Added: Mar 20, 2015
  • Length: 02:37
  • Purchases: 2
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African-American author LaShonda Katrice Barnett, interviewed recently on NPR's Weekend Edition Sunday (2/8/15), reads here from her heralded new n...

  • Added: Feb 19, 2015
  • Length: 01:40
Caption: Aysia Evans and her father
When I was 15, my father was sentenced to three months in prison. I was one of the 2.7 million Americans under 18 with a parent who’s incarcerated.

  • Added: Feb 02, 2015
  • Length: 04:20
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Raphael and Heidi Hameed (R) lost their son when he was struck by a speeding car. They spoke with Megiddëh Goldston (L), the driver's sister, about...

Bought by Blue Mountain Radio , WEZU, and WTJU


  • Added: Jan 06, 2015
  • Length: 02:13
  • Purchases: 3
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Herman Travis speaks with his neighbor Robert Cochran about delivering food to elderly and disabled residents of his housing complex.

Bought by Blue Mountain Radio and WTJU


  • Added: Dec 31, 2014
  • Length: 01:42
  • Purchases: 2
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Franklin Gilliard and his wife, Sherry, reflect upon their time in a homeless shelter after...

Bought by Blue Mountain Radio and WTJU


  • Added: Dec 09, 2014
  • Length: 02:51
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Andre Simms and Junior, Credit: Laurie Feld
Andre Simms is 45. He’s been shot. Stabbed. Homeless. Arrested. He sold and used drugs. But everything changed when his girlfriend died and he was ...

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Aug 29, 2014
  • Length: 04:48
  • Purchases: 1
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The Bay Area’s cultural diversity is translated in so many different ways; you can hear it in how many languages are spoken here. For parents want...

  • Added: May 20, 2014
  • Length: 07:01
Caption: David Hudson, Credit: Charles McGuigan
David Hudson, principal at Holton Elementary School in Richmond, Virginia, saved a school that was on the verge of collapse. He works tirelessly--t...

  • Added: Apr 21, 2014
  • Length: 27:19
Caption: David Hudson, Credit: Charles McGuigan
David Hudson, principal at Holton Elementary School in Richmond, Virginia, saved a school that was on the verge of collapse. He works tirelessly--t...

  • Added: Apr 21, 2014
  • Length: 27:11
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In commemoration of the 60th anniversary of the landmark US Supreme Court case Brown versus Board of Education, internationally renowned education ...

  • Added: Mar 06, 2014
  • Length: 01:45