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Caption: Groks Science Radio Show
If you think Mount Pinatubo or Krakatoa was the largest recorded volcanic eruption, then you’re missing an important event in global history. Almos...

  • Added: Oct 01, 2014
  • Length: 35:00
Caption: World War One planes
It's the 100th anniversary of World War One. CBC Radio presents The War in the Air. At the start of the war generals publicly stated their disdain ...

  • Added: Oct 01, 2014
  • Length: 26:03
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We are in the moment of another season with Earl Bostic and Woody Herman. We've lost some pretty big names in our music recently: Gerald Wilson, Jo...

  • Added: Oct 01, 2014
  • Length: 01:59:56
Caption: Thrall Hall, Credit: Chion Wolf
Yankee pride, shoot-outs, and an eclectic square dance hall. The story of Ed Thrall’s Hall is a drama made for the big screen, that took place in t...

  • Added: Oct 01, 2014
  • Length: 14:40
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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
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In the run up to another war in the Middle East, after stalemate in Afghanistan and Iraq, what is it in the American DNA that makes us think it it ...

  • Added: Oct 01, 2014
  • Length: 58:37
Caption: Pedro Pan girls, Florida City, Fla., 1962.  , Credit: Courtesy of Ileana Ortega Menéndez.
30-second promo for BackStory episode, "Little Feet: Children Starting Over in America," with 5-second music bed at end for station-specific time/d...

  • Added: Sep 30, 2014
  • Length: :00
Caption: Pedro Pan girls, Florida City, Fla., 1962.  , Credit: Courtesy of Ileana Ortega Menéndez.
30-second promo for BackStory episode, "Little Feet: Children Starting Over in America," with 5-second music bed at end for station-specific time/d...

  • Added: Sep 30, 2014
  • Length: :30
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“Passages: Treasures of the Bible,” currently is in Springfield, Mo, the fifth stop on a national tour. Learn more about the traveling exhibit here...

  • Added: Sep 30, 2014
  • Length: 08:16
Caption: Jazz poet Langston Hughes
What do Langston Hughes, the fifties Beat writers, and jazz critics all have in common? They all like to write about jazz. This week, we'll take a ...

Bought by WCMU Public Radio, WVAS, WEZU, 90.5 WSNC, WEMU and more


  • Added: Sep 29, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 10
Caption: Oscar Pettiford
(Air Dates: Sept 29 - Oct 5) This week on 12th Street Jump we celebrate the birthday of Oscar Pettiford with our special guest Tyrone Clark. We pla...

Bought by WYAP and Peconic Public Broadcasting


  • Added: Sep 29, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Trying to get settled.

Bought by KPVL, KEOS, WYAP, Delmarva Public Radio, WOUB and more


  • Added: Sep 29, 2014
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 9
Caption: Eddie Lang
Guitarist Eddie Lang is well known for his artistry. He’s credited for bringing the guitar out of the rhythm section, and creating a solo instrumen...

Bought by KCBX


  • Added: Sep 29, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
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XPRESSIONS is a series of short, light-hearted features about the origin of popular phrases & sayings of every sort.

  • Added: Sep 28, 2014
  • Length: 01:46
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Often imitated, but never duplicated, the "Jucy Lucy" is a Minneapolis food favorite. In this piece, learn the backstory and true mark of this icon...

  • Added: Sep 28, 2014
  • Length: 03:58
Caption: Academic Gowns, American Usage,” chromolithographic print by Julius Bien & Co., 1903.
Fall's here, and all across the country, college students are returning to campus - and so is BackStory. Last year, President Obama proposed sweepi...

Bought by KBRP Community Radio, WRIR, and WYAP


  • Added: Sep 26, 2014
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: “Academic Gowns, American Usage,” chromolithographic print by Julius Bien & Co., 1903.
Fall's here, and all across the country, college students are returning to campus - and so is BackStory. Last year, President Obama proposed sweepi...

  • Added: Sep 26, 2014
  • Length: 54:00
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This week on "A Way with Words": Modern language with very old origins. If you're on tenterhooks, it means you're in a state of anxious anticipatio...

Bought by WSLR, WEZU, WUIS, and WYAP


  • Added: Sep 26, 2014
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 4
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A family living in Idaho during the early 20th Century test the limits of the Postal Service, when they send a very special parcel through the Post.

  • Added: Sep 26, 2014
  • Length: 06:09
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In his plays, Shakespeare alluded to songs his audience would know. Today we don't know those songs so we don't get a lot of the references.

  • Added: Sep 25, 2014
  • Length: 20:56
Caption: Illustration of a nose., Credit: Wikimedia Commons
If you asked people which of their senses they most feared losing, they'd probably say sight or hearing. But what about the ability to smell? We ex...

  • Added: Sep 25, 2014
  • Length: 43:58
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Travel to Metropolis, IL., the official hometown of Superman, the Man of Steel.

  • Added: Sep 24, 2014
  • Length: 06:35
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We celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month with Martin Espada's triple award-winning collection, THE TROUBLE BALL. In this public reading for Pa...

Bought by WNJR and XRAY.fm


  • Added: Sep 24, 2014
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
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What is bee-bop and how did it get that way?

  • Added: Sep 24, 2014
  • Length: 13:12
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Finding Blue Note jazz in hip-hop

  • Added: Sep 24, 2014
  • Length: 12:03