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Caption: Artwork by Richard Creps
One summer, through the help of a tenement neighbor, Richard's mother sends him to live with the McCreery family on a farm outside of Stroudsburg, ...

  • Added: Feb 06, 2013
  • Length: 13:42
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An true-life love story about three icons of classical music.

Bought by Nevada Public Radio, Spokane Public Radio, KRCB, KKRN, KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio and more


  • Added: Feb 04, 2013
  • Length: 01:57:58
  • Purchases: 9
Caption: Artwork by Richard Creps
Richard receives an early political education from his Socialist cigar maker grandfather, by hearing over-the-counter conversations at the butcher ...

  • Added: Feb 02, 2013
  • Length: 24:25
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There's a battle going on for the soul of Kensington Market in downtown Toronto...

  • Added: Jan 29, 2013
  • Length: 22:00
Caption: Monte Malach. , Credit: Photo by Emon Hassan, courtesy of Narratively.
Monte Malach, 85, of Battery Park City, Manhattan, remembers a time when soda fountains occupied any busy street corner in New York City.

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Jan 18, 2013
  • Length: 01:07
  • Purchases: 1
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Herbert Huncke's line "I'm beat, man" gave Jack Kerouac the label for a generation seeking spiritual sustenance and "kicks" in post-war America.

  • Added: Jan 17, 2013
  • Length: 28:59
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During the Great Depression, Ken Hardesty's grandfather was the de-facto bank for the townspeople of Aurora, West Virginia.

  • Added: Jan 14, 2013
  • Length: 03:54
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In the shop of Doyle Oliver Kisner, clockmaker.

  • Added: Jan 14, 2013
  • Length: 04:52
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My neighbor, Euginie Bensor, shares stories about her childhood in East Baltimore.

  • Added: Dec 07, 2012
  • Length: 05:50
Caption: The Beaver House, Credit: www.thebeaverhouse.com
The Beaver House has long been known for its giant jumping walleye and custom made "Beaver Flick" lures. But after 48 years as a fixture on the co...

Bought by KSRQ


  • Added: Nov 28, 2012
  • Length: 04:52
  • Purchases: 1
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The virtuoso bassist, who doubled on cello, was one of the most sought-after musicians of his time.

Bought by CJRT-FM, WSKG, KMUW, KTSU, KGOU and more


  • Added: Nov 26, 2012
  • Length: 53:59
  • Purchases: 27
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Vietnam veteran Harvey Hilbert remembers one night from the war.

  • Added: Nov 09, 2012
  • Length: 02:24
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Host Mary Hynes leads listeners on a search for the definition of Sacred Ground.

  • Added: Nov 05, 2012
  • Length: 01:47:08
Caption: Names of fallen soldiers from the First World War, engraved on the Menin Gate, Ypres, Belgium
As part of a series marking Armistice Day, the anniversary of the end of the First World War, reporter, Alison Turner, asked expat actors living in...

  • Added: Nov 01, 2012
  • Length: 06:44
Caption: "Yorkville Twins" by Joseph and John Gindele
Joseph and John Gindele are twin brothers that grew up on the unforgiving streets of Yorkville on Manhattan’s ethnic Upper East Side over 60 years ...

Bought by KSRQ


  • Added: Oct 31, 2012
  • Length: 04:50
  • Purchases: 1
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Two men and a boy were taking a load of wheat to a mill and while they stopped to rest for the night one of them played the fiddle. On the other si...

  • Added: Oct 29, 2012
  • Length: 07:27
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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