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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
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Interview and music program featuring Jesse Morris; a walk through the music scene in Colorado Springs in the 40's, 50's and 60's.

  • Added: Aug 14, 2014
  • Length: 55:46
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Open Source in 2001 with John Updike, reflecting on and reading from his novella Rabbit Remembered, the last in a five-part series about an America...

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Aug 12, 2014
  • Length: 03:50
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Opening Second Line, Credit: Wikipedia Creative Commons
Joshua Sirotiak seeks out the history of Second Line Jazz culture in New Orleans. Along the way, he finds a few answers to questions about his own ...

Bought by KALW


  • Added: Aug 12, 2014
  • Length: 10:04
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: George Birdwell deceased after Boley shooting, 1932, Credit: Courtesy Bob Birdwell
Jamie Birdwell-Branson looks into the legend of her great-great-grandfather, George Birdwell, who was Pretty Boy Floyd’s best friend and accomplice...

Bought by WABE


  • Added: Aug 01, 2014
  • Length: 07:14
  • Purchases: 1
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Leslie Quick Pedersen & Dan Quick stopped by The Roadhouse recently to talk with WTIP's Buck Benson about their dad, Birney Quick, an artist and in...

  • Added: Jul 22, 2014
  • Length: 22:07
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XPRESSIONS is a series of short, light-hearted features about the origin of popular phrases & sayings of every sort.

  • Added: Jul 20, 2014
  • Length: 01:19
Caption: Gary Kanter and Mike Dumovich
Mike Dumovich and Gary Kanter, Their Original Songs Interview/Songs: Mike and Gary, hosts of We Do The Work, play some of their original songs and ...

  • Added: Jul 18, 2014
  • Length: 28:17
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On this edition of Peace Talks Radio, we look at conscientious objection to military service, which, in the United States, some presume doesn’t co...

Bought by KUOW


  • Added: Jun 20, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
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On this edition of Peace Talks Radio, we look at conscientious objection to military service, which, in the United States, some presume doesn’t co...

Bought by Radio Baha'i, WLGI and KUNM


  • Added: Jun 19, 2014
  • Length: 28:59
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: The high dive at Dreamland., Credit: Courtesy Dr. Reginal Shareef.
Memories of an African-American swimming pool and dance club in the Jim Crow south.

Bought by KALW and WABE


  • Added: Jun 16, 2014
  • Length: 06:51
  • Purchases: 2
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Thompson Williams talks about his father's legacy with his son, Kiamichi-tet Williams.

Bought by WTJU, WEZU, KMUD, and PRX Remix


  • Added: Jun 13, 2014
  • Length: 02:09
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Phil Andrus, Joe Teehan, Rip Robbins
Joe, Rip, and Phil converse about radio from their various perspectives. KBAI, Bellingham, WA, KSVR, Skagit Valley, WA, KPTZ, Port Townsend, WA

  • Added: Jun 13, 2014
  • Length: 27:57
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In the 1960s, it took almost three weeks to cross the sea from America to Vietnam. Three weeks for young men in crowded cabins, with salt water sho...

Bought by KFAI, Radio Phoenix, PRX Remix, WMNF, XRAY.fm and more


  • Added: Jun 06, 2014
  • Length: 26:24
  • Purchases: 6