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WTIP's Dave TerSteeg & Ann Possis welcomed Grand Portage jazz guitarist and composer Briand Morrison to Studio A recently. He's working on a new pr...

Bought by KSRQ

  • Added: Mar 26, 2015
  • Length: 28:51
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Claudette Colvin.
What makes a hero? Why do we remember some stories and not others? Consider Claudette Colvin. She was a 15-year-old girl in the segregated city of...

Bought by WXAV 88.3FM, KAWC, PRX Remix, and Troy Public Radio

  • Added: Mar 05, 2015
  • Length: 09:19
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Sherry Minnick, Credit: Elizabeth Lofgren
Sherry Minnick has sung many styles of music in her life. In the last few decades she has focused on great traditional songs, many of them very old...

Bought by KSRQ

  • Added: Mar 02, 2015
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Les Paul, Credit: William Gottlieb
Here's a little fact about Les Paul that you might not know: rock icon Steve Miller is Les Paul's godson. In this hour, Steve talks about his memor...

Bought by WCPN, KAZU, Radio New Zealand, KHNS, KMUN and more

  • Added: Feb 09, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 26
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In this provocative radio essay, a commonplace encounter with racial profiling opens the door to the vast and painful reality of racism in the Unit...

Bought by KGNU and WYAP

  • Added: Feb 04, 2015
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Berkeley-based Wilderness Torah is one group that’s trying to bring new meaning to the old tradition. Intrigued, I tagged along this past spring fo...

  • Added: Jan 05, 2015
  • Length: 11:58
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As I considered making a show to serve as a kind of year in review, I first thought to choose my favorite program from each month of the year, 12 s...

  • Added: Dec 30, 2014
  • Length: 57:06
Caption: Mike at his home in Brookline, MA, Credit: Eric Molinsky
This audio was recorded in 2008 when I asked my uncle Mike Alexander to talk about his service as a bombardier in World War II. Mike was a proud Je...

  • Added: Dec 27, 2014
  • Length: 13:10
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Hear artists established forever in jazz like Ella Fitzgerald, Cannonball Adderley, the MJQ, Gene Ammons, Gerry Mulligan, James Moody, Jimmy Smith ...

Bought by WOUB and WVBI-LP

  • Added: Dec 23, 2014
  • Length: 01:59:56
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Mad River, Credit: Mad River
A singles & B sides progression, 1967, a musicians' progression, Doors with and without, Beatles and other Brits, 1967 again, folky Byrds, and a fi...

Bought by KWMR, KKWE Niijii Radio, KKRN, KPVL, KSRQ and more

  • Added: Dec 01, 2014
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 14
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The story of William Cimillo, a New York City bus driver who snapped one day in 1947, left his regular route in the Bronx, and drove his municipal ...

Bought by KPIK-LP, WXAV 88.3FM, and PRX Remix

  • Added: Dec 01, 2014
  • Length: 17:37
  • Purchases: 3
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This Thursday night, Paul McCartney will close the show at San Francisco’s Candlestick Park. It will be the final public event at the storied stadi...

  • Added: Nov 28, 2014
  • Length: 04:15
Caption: Candlestick fan Fernando Aguilar
As San Francisco bids farewell to Candlestick Park, we’re talking to people about their memories of this iconic San Francisco landmark. Today we he...

  • Added: Nov 28, 2014
  • Length: 02:24
Caption: Jim Tully at an MGM soundstage, Credit: MGM
Off-Ramp's Chris Greenspon tells the fabulous and tragic story of Jim Tully, famous in the Thirties, forgotten in the Forties.

  • Added: Nov 19, 2014
  • Length: 14:18
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For the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, Teajay details his world, before and after the event through his lens as a youth.

  • Added: Nov 03, 2014
  • Length: 18:40
Caption: Dedan Gills & Belvie Rooks
What might happen when the descendants of a white slave trader and of slaves meet? That is the brave and wrenching journey of Thomas DeWolf, whose ...

  • Added: Oct 24, 2014
  • Length: 28:30
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Oretha Castle Haley Boulevard in Central City has recently seen a lot of redevelopment. Why has it been so hard to bring business back to this bou...

  • Added: Oct 16, 2014
  • Length: 05:10
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XPRESSIONS is a series of short, light-hearted features about the origin of popular phrases & sayings of every sort.

  • Added: Oct 05, 2014
  • Length: 01:47
Caption: Miner 49er, Credit: Tom Weistar
In the foothills of the Sierra Nevada lies the San Juan Ridge. On the Ridge, tucked away amongst towering pines, flanked by two forks of the Yuba R...

  • Added: Oct 03, 2014
  • Length: 28:25
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 ...

Bought by Marfa Public Radio, WXAV 88.3FM, Radio New Zealand, KQED, and KUCB

  • Added: Oct 01, 2014
  • Length: 26:03
  • Purchases: 5
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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...

Bought by WYAP and WVBI-LP

  • Added: Oct 01, 2014
  • Length: 01:59:56
  • Purchases: 2
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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“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
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William and Yvonne Russell talk about life after his return from Vietnam; and how they dealt with PTSD before the term existed.

  • Added: Sep 17, 2014
  • Length: 04:45
Caption: Jim Cullen, Editor of The Progressive Populist
Interview: Jim recalls the beginning of the newsletter and explains the history of the progressive and populist movements.

  • Added: Aug 22, 2014
  • Length: 27:43