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The former Led Zeppelin frontman and unquestioned musicologist gives us a history lesson on American music, especially the Blues.

Bought by KVMR


  • Added: Oct 21, 2014
  • Length: 06:30
  • Purchases: 1
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SEGMENT 1: We journey back to a remarkable moment in Boston history, when a federal court ordered a peaceful young man back to slavery in Virginia,...

  • Added: Oct 21, 2014
  • Length: 58:59
Caption: Minnesota Indian Affairs Council
Jim Jones is the Cultural Resources Director for the Minnesota Indian Affairs Council - based in Bemidji, MN. He recently spoke to students at Nor...

  • Added: Oct 21, 2014
  • Length: 08:37
Caption: Charlotte Cushman as Romeo with her sister, Susan as Juliet
The life of Charlotte Cushman who specialized in playing Romeo in the mid-1800s

  • Added: Oct 21, 2014
  • Length: 29:11
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Fun in the sun.

Bought by KSRQ, KMXT, and WOUB


  • Added: Oct 21, 2014
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Sandip Roy tries to hear through the noise and get to the heart of Diwali.

  • Added: Oct 21, 2014
  • Length: 04:30
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Bryan talks about plans to revive the Lester Amity Chalet ... and shares a bit of a poem called "October's Bright Blue Weather" by Helen Hunt Jackson.

  • Added: Oct 21, 2014
  • Length: 08:31
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On KUMD's MN Reads this week author Larry Millett talks about his picture books of grand Minnesota mansions, including some historic mansions in th...

  • Added: Oct 21, 2014
  • Length: 08:46
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William Swanson shares his book, Stolen From the Garden: The Kidnapping of Virginia Piper, a shocking insight to the kidnapping of Virginia Piper. ...

  • Added: Oct 21, 2014
  • Length: 10:02
Caption: Anat Cohen is one of a growing number of Israeli jazz stars
Jazz may be an American-grown art form, but there are few places on the globe where the music hasn't found a home. This week, we go in search of th...

Bought by Spokane Public Radio, WOUB, WVAS, WEMU, and WNMU-FM


  • Added: Oct 20, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 5
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This episode is Part 1 of a celebration of the history of automobiles in Blues music.

  • Added: Oct 20, 2014
  • Length: 58:57
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This week's show is a special "live" performance of The Thomas Jefferson Hour recorded before and audience in Telluride, Colorado with guest host C...

  • Added: Oct 20, 2014
  • Length: 58:59
Caption: This image of Priscilla Baltimore is from a 1958 edition of the book: Life and labors of Rev. Jordan W. Early: One of the Pioneers of African Methodism in the West and South, by Sarah Jane Woodson Early, published by A.M.E. historian George A. Singleton., Credit: Courtesy of the Illinois State Archeological Survey
Brooklyn, Ill., is a small, predominantly African-American town, just across the Mississippi River from St. Louis. What little revenue the town br...

  • Added: Oct 17, 2014
  • Length: 03:37
Caption: Norman Corwin with Katy Sewall, Credit: Katy Sewall
Norman Corwin is widely acclaimed as one of the greatest writer–director–producer's of radio's Golden Age. Radio educator, Tony Palermo, says that ...

  • Added: Oct 17, 2014
  • Length: 49:35
Caption: A version of Barnum's Feejee Mermaid. It may actually be his... in true Barnum fashion, the origins are unknown.
In America, you can be anything you want to be. Or anyone. Literally. So on this edition of BackStory, we dig into the long story of confidence men...

Bought by WRIR


  • Added: Oct 17, 2014
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: A version of Barnum's Feejee Mermaid. It may actually be his... in true Barnum fashion, the origins are unknown.
In America, you can be anything you want to be. Or anyone. Literally. So on this edition of BackStory, we dig into the long story of confidence men...

  • Added: Oct 17, 2014
  • Length: 54:00
Caption: Legendary Memphis guitarist Calvin Newborn, whose older brother was renowned jazz pianist Phineas Newborn.
Join us as we pay tribute to the hot, jazzy guitar of Calvin Newborn. Coming from a renowned musical family, he made his recording debut at the age...

Bought by KRPS


  • Added: Oct 17, 2014
  • Length: 01:58:59
  • Purchases: 1
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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
Caption: Sounds Jewish, Credit: Mississippi Public Broadcasting
Great songs from “Fiddler,” including selections by arguably the four best Tevyes.

Bought by KPVL


  • Added: Oct 16, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
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This week on A Way with Words: The language of restaurant menus. Need a dictionary to get through a dinner menu? Research shows the longer the desc...

Bought by WEZU, WUIS, KUOW, WETD, and WYAP


  • Added: Oct 16, 2014
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 5

  • Added: Oct 14, 2014
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 9
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The last mass lynching in the U.S. took place back in 1946 in Monroe, Georgia. The case remains open, but one group stages an annual re-enactment i...

  • Added: Oct 14, 2014
  • Length: 08:59
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Audra Wilson talks about the ongoing struggle for Voter's Rights in the United States, as some states are questioning the relevance of the Voters R...

  • Added: Oct 14, 2014
  • Length: 10:00
Caption: Bloody Sunday-Selma, Alabama
It’s election season! But since the 2013 Supreme Court ruling on the Voting Rights Act, many states have pushed changes to voter laws that raise di...

Bought by KMUN and WNJR


  • Added: Oct 14, 2014
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Read by Winona LaDuke

  • Added: Oct 14, 2014
  • Length: 06:21