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While living on a farm in the Mississippi Delta that was once part of a slave plantation, Randy searches for clues about the life of his great-gran...

Bought by KGNU, New Hampshire Public Radio, and PRX Remix


  • Added: Oct 23, 2012
  • Length: 12:11
  • Purchases: 3
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Joel Healy tells his daughter, Kelli Healy Salzar, about participating in Operation Plumbbob, one of the largest nuclear tests conducted by the U.S...

  • Added: Oct 16, 2012
  • Length: 02:37
Caption: Neil Brooks, Credit: J.R. Warmkessel
Neil Books tells is about his time flying a 727.

  • Added: Oct 11, 2012
  • Length: 04:12
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It was the summer of 1966 when a persistent 17-year-old with a high school radio show near Chicago got the interview of lifetime: Muhammad Ali. But...

Bought by KJZZ, Moab Public Radio, PRX Remix, and WFPL News


  • Added: Sep 20, 2012
  • Length: 07:20
  • Purchases: 4
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John Berryman was a widely known poet, and teacher at the University of Minnesota. This is a recording of John Berryman reading his poem titled "Dr...

  • Added: Sep 10, 2012
  • Length: 02:27
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American artist Norman Rockwell paints nostalgia as we would like to have remembered it in pre-WWII sport art. And, an original poem by Doc to hon...

  • Added: Sep 04, 2012
  • Length: 02:37
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George Wein, founder of the Newport Jazz Festival, has created countless festivals worldwide and can be connected to every important jazz musician ...

  • Added: Jul 31, 2012
  • Length: 15:27
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"...This country lookin' guy was standing there in the door, waiting for me to tell him what to do. So I said, 'play something!' He took out his ...

Bought by Delmarva Public Radio and KREV-LP


  • Added: Jul 26, 2012
  • Length: 19:40
  • Purchases: 2
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Before there was Vegas, baby, there was Elkton, Maryland. BackStory producers Nell Boeschenstein and Kelley Libby take a trip to this tiny town and...

Bought by Radio Newark, KFAI, and PRX Remix


  • Added: Jul 23, 2012
  • Length: 07:09
  • Purchases: 3
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In this short documentary, folk musician and historian Tom Naples walks us through the dust bowl and tunes us into archival recordings and oral hi...

Bought by Listen Edition, KUT, and PRX Remix


  • Added: Jul 16, 2012
  • Length: 07:11
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Traditional Anishinaabe woman’s skirt:, Credit: Delina White
Delina White talks with Scott Hall about her beadwork pieces appearing at the Tweed Museum in Duluth in an exhibition titled "Mni Sota: Reflections...

Bought by KVSC and KSRQ


  • Added: Jul 12, 2012
  • Length: 26:48
  • Purchases: 2
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Alfred Molina stars as the brilliant, irreverent physicist.

Bought by KWMR, Spokane Public Radio, KUOW, WBEZ, KKRN and more


  • Added: Jun 25, 2012
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 7
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Life By the Drop is a close look at the state of water and drought in Texas, looking both to the past and the future for answers on how the state c...

Bought by WZEN.org, Red River Radio Network, and KUHF


  • Added: Jun 22, 2012
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Todd Barkan
"One of the greatest joys I have had in my musical career has been providing employment for musicians, actually handing them [work]. Now I hand th...

Bought by Delmarva Public Radio and KREV-LP


  • Added: Jun 19, 2012
  • Length: 19:52
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: The Doors
Getting the Doors up to speed.

Bought by KWMR, KKRN, KPVL, KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio, KEOS and more


  • Added: May 29, 2012
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 6
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Radio Curious takes you to France as it was in 1932 where Maya Schwartz was born to an immigrant family. 1939 to 1945 her family was torn apart by...

  • Added: May 28, 2012
  • Length: 29:02
Caption: Harrison Wright (R) with his grandson, Sean Guess (L)
Harrison Wright tells his grandson, Sean Guess, about serving in the Army at the end of World War II.

  • Added: May 25, 2012
  • Length: 01:56
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This week's episode of " What's the Frequency, Kenneth?" is a personal journey thru 4 decades of radio...as both a listener...and as a practitio...

  • Added: May 18, 2012
  • Length: 55:45
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Myrlie Evers-Williams, widow of slain civil rights leader, Medgar Evers, talks about the legacy of Medgar, shares her thoughts about civil rights t...

  • Added: May 09, 2012
  • Length: 21:51
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The life and ideas of media theorist Marshall McLuhan and the effect of those ideas on 1960s Canada. Meet his son, Eric, his biographer, Terrence G...

  • Added: May 09, 2012
  • Length: 51:48
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David Kaczynski is the younger brother of Ted Kaczynski

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Apr 30, 2012
  • Length: 04:28
  • Purchases: 1
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David Kaczynski is the younger brother of Ted Kaczynski.

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Apr 30, 2012
  • Length: 07:18
  • Purchases: 1
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Radio Curious Assistant Producer, Christina Aanestad speaks with Darryl Cherney, the Earth First! activist who along with Judi Bari, was car bombed...

  • Added: Apr 30, 2012
  • Length: 29:02
Caption: The Sunshine Mine Disaster Memorial in Kellogg, Idaho was built to honor the 91 men who died in one of the nation's most devastating mine disasters., Credit: Elaine  Cullen
May 2 is the 40th anniversary of the Sunshine Mine disaster in north Idaho. In 1972, a fire underground killed 91 miners at the mine near Kellogg, ...

  • Added: Apr 27, 2012
  • Length: 05:21
Caption: Barry Harris, Billy Higgins
In the 40s, jazzmen came of age on the stages of dance halls. Pianist Barry Harris and drummer Billy Higgins capture the view from those stages.

Bought by Delmarva Public Radio, KREV-LP, WNCU, KFOK-LPFM, and PRX Remix


  • Added: Apr 20, 2012
  • Length: 10:44
  • Purchases: 5