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In the second half of this interview with Philip Lee Williams, the 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Georgia Writers Association, he discuss...

  • Added: Apr 28, 2016
  • Length: 29:00
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Robert K. Tanenbaum chronicles the "Career Girls" double-murder in 1963 and the subsequent imprisonment of an innocent man.

  • Added: Apr 28, 2016
  • Length: 10:00
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This episode explores a corporate history of chai from the British Empire to Oprah.

  • Added: Apr 28, 2016
  • Length: 03:54
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The books we love as children may influence our careers more than we realize. As a child, Martha was fascinated with stories of cracking codes, and...

Bought by WYAP


  • Added: Apr 28, 2016
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Pee Wee Russell, Credit: William P. Gottlieb
Pee Wee Russell, who asserted a part-Cherokee background, stands as one of most innovative clarinet players in jazz.

  • Added: Apr 27, 2016
  • Length: 05:00
Caption: Max Roach, Credit: Albert Kok
Best known as a bebop player, Max Roach (of Tuscarora ancestry) was named a National Endowment of the Arts Jazz Master in 1984.

  • Added: Apr 27, 2016
  • Length: 05:00
Caption: Oscar Pettiford, Credit: William P. Gottlieb
Oscar Pettiford (whose mother was full-blooded Choctaw and father, half Cherokee) was one of the top bassists during the 1940's and 50's.

  • Added: Apr 27, 2016
  • Length: 05:00
Caption: Jim Pepper
The son of a Creek mother and Kaw father, saxophonist Jim Pepper grew up surrounded by the songs and dances of inter-tribal powwows. Pepper was a ...

  • Added: Apr 27, 2016
  • Length: 05:00
Caption: Charlie Parker, Credit: William P. Gottlieb
A leading figure in the development of bebop, Charlie Parker (of Choctaw ancestry), is regarded as the greatest saxophonist of all time.

  • Added: Apr 27, 2016
  • Length: 05:00
Caption: Thelonius Monk, Credit: William P. Gottlieb
Of Tuscarora ancestry, Thelonious Monk was one of the most inventive pianists of any musical genre. Dubbed the “High Priest of Bebop”, Monk introd...

  • Added: Apr 27, 2016
  • Length: 05:00
Caption: Charles Lloyd, Credit: Dorothy Darr
Program notes for the 2015 National Endowment of the Arts Jazz Master Awards Ceremony describe Charles Lloyd as “one of the key figures in the expa...

  • Added: Apr 27, 2016
  • Length: 05:00
Caption: John Lewis, Credit: Bert Verhoeff
John Lewis was of Cherokee and Comanche lineage and is best known as the musical director and leader of the Modern Jazz Quartet.

  • Added: Apr 27, 2016
  • Length: 05:00
Caption: Illinois Jacquet, Credit: William Paul Gottlieb
Jean Baptiste Jacquet is better known by his nickname, Illinois, which was given to him by his Sioux mother and comes from the Indian word “Illiniw...

  • Added: Apr 27, 2016
  • Length: 05:00
Caption: Dizzy Gillespie, Credit: Roland Godefroy
Dizzy Gillespie (of Cheraw descent), was one of the most influential players in the history of jazz. He was named a National Endowment of the Arts ...

  • Added: Apr 27, 2016
  • Length: 05:00
Caption: Duke Ellington
Duke Ellington (whose maternal grandmother was Cherokee) is regarded by many as the most influential composer in the history of jazz. And, as head ...

  • Added: Apr 27, 2016
  • Length: 05:00
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Something new: A radio essay about identity, migration, and the politics of borders.

Bought by KMXT


  • Added: Apr 27, 2016
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 1
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Two history books are profiled that both provide a timeline of history for peace periods, peace leaders, key philosophers, important turning points...

Bought by KUNM


  • Added: Apr 27, 2016
  • Length: 29:02
  • Purchases: 1
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The Fifth Symphony opens very famously with four memorable notes. Beethoven was asked what he meant by this opening and he’s said to have replied, ...

  • Added: Apr 26, 2016
  • Length: 59:18
Caption: Miles Davis, Credit: All About Jazz
Widely considered one of the most influential and consistently innovative musicians of the 20th century, Miles Davis (of Cherokee ancestry) pointed...

  • Added: Apr 26, 2016
  • Length: 05:00
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Voices from the epicenter of unrest in Baltimore

Bought by KFAI


  • Added: Apr 26, 2016
  • Length: 48:30
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Don Cherry, Credit: All About Jazz
Don Cherry, of Choctaw ancestry, was one of the most lyrical and unique voices in jazz. Emphasizing expression and musical communication over speed...

  • Added: Apr 26, 2016
  • Length: 05:00
Caption: Ornette Coleman
Ornette Coleman, whose family ties reach back to the Occaneechee Tribe of North Carolina, was largely self-taught. His music has weathered the test...

  • Added: Apr 26, 2016
  • Length: 05:00
Caption: Dave Brubeck, Credit: Associated Press
Dave Brubeck, whose father was of Medoc descent, was one of the most active and popular jazz musicians in the world. His experiments with odd time ...

  • Added: Apr 26, 2016
  • Length: 05:00
Caption: Mildred Bailey
As the first full-time female big band singer in America, Mildred Bailey helped popularize jazz singing and opened the door for later jazz greats, ...

  • Added: Apr 26, 2016
  • Length: 04:44
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Brother Twelve ran a colony on Vancouver Island in the late 1920s. What started as a utopian community ended in pieces. This is a weird exploration...

  • Added: Apr 26, 2016
  • Length: 43:00