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Caption: Guitarist Pat Martino survived a brain aneurysm to become one of the most soulful voices of jazz guitar.
It's one of jazz's all-time great comeback stories: In the 1950s, the great Duke Ellington was seen as a "has been." Then, out of nowhere, an epic ...

  • Added: Sep 01, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
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XPRESSIONS is a series of short, light-hearted features about the origin of popular phrases & sayings of every sort.

  • Added: Sep 01, 2014
  • Length: 01:53
Caption: From 1927, "The Midnight Special" by Crying Sam Collins; the first known version of this enduring favorite to be recorded by a blues artist.
Join as we explore blues songs that all have to deal with the subject of midnight. Sometimes, you get midnight showers of rain, other times, it's t...

  • Added: Aug 31, 2014
  • Length: 01:58:59
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Three new recordings take us from the court of Louis XIII into the court of his successors, with music by Moulinie, Charpentier, and even Jean-Jac...

  • Added: Aug 29, 2014
  • Length: :00
Caption: Rosalinda Guillen, Ex Dir Community to Community
Labor celebrates with an introduction by Ken Winkes. Interview: Rosalinda, who was raised in a local farm worker family and has worked long hours ...

Bought by WNMU-FM


  • Added: Aug 29, 2014
  • Length: 28:26
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Strikers from the Ladies Tailors Union, 1910 , Credit: Library of Congress
In his 2014 State of the Union address, President Obama called on Congress to increase the federal minimum wage to $10.10, and then signed an execu...

Bought by WEZU and WYAP


  • Added: Aug 29, 2014
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Strikers from the Ladies Tailors Union, 1910 , Credit: Library of Congress
With President Obama calling on Congress to raise the minimum wage, and several states debating statewide increases, this episode looks to the orig...

  • Added: Aug 29, 2014
  • Length: 54:00
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In the years after World War I, stunt pilots in small airplanes would fly throughout the country, performing tricks and selling rides to locals—int...

Bought by KKRN


  • Added: Aug 29, 2014
  • Length: 53:56
  • Purchases: 1
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In the years after World War I, stunt pilots in small airplanes would fly throughout the country, performing tricks and selling rides to locals—int...

Bought by WCAI / WNAN and WMNF


  • Added: Aug 29, 2014
  • Length: 28:59
  • Purchases: 2
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TARGET WEEK: Sept. 15-19, 2014. Award-winning and New York Times best-selling author Tosca Lee discusses the writing of her historical novel about...

  • Added: Aug 28, 2014
  • Length: 10:00
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Today's most popular dog names are Max and Bella. In the Middle Ages, though, dogs would answer to names like Amiable. Or Nosewise. Or even . . . ...

Bought by WSLR, WEZU, WUIS, KUOW, WYAP and more


  • Added: Aug 28, 2014
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 6
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This week marks 50 years since the civil rights movement pushed its way onto the national political stage, at the Democratic Convention in Atlantic...

  • Added: Aug 28, 2014
  • Length: 08:30
Caption: Sword and Scale Episode 24
Small town, eight dead women, and police force so inept and corrupt that this case may never be solved. Everyone knows each other in Jennings, and ...

  • Added: Aug 27, 2014
  • Length: 01:02:14
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During the first generation of American psychiatry, no figure was cited as an authority on insanity and mental functioning more frequently than Wil...

  • Added: Aug 27, 2014
  • Length: 18:11
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This week's episode of Rock School explores the sociological implications of the term "classic rock." A collection of radio station data shows tha...

Bought by KSKQ and KSRQ


  • Added: Aug 26, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 2
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If you thought WWI was full of casual sniping, petty self-importance, and disregard for human decency, wait until you hear its Yelp reviews—turns o...

  • Added: Aug 26, 2014
  • Length: :56
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If you thought WWI was full of casual sniping, petty self-importance, and disregard for human decency, wait until you hear its Yelp reviews—America...

  • Added: Aug 26, 2014
  • Length: :49
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If you thought WWI was full of casual sniping, petty self-importance, and disregard for human decency, wait until you hear its Yelp reviews—France ...

  • Added: Aug 26, 2014
  • Length: :44
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If you thought WWI was full of casual sniping, petty self-importance, and disregard for human decency, wait until you hear its Yelp reviews—Britain...

  • Added: Aug 26, 2014
  • Length: :44
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If you thought WWI was full of casual sniping, petty self-importance, and disregard for human decency, wait until you hear its Yelp reviews—Germany...

  • Added: Aug 26, 2014
  • Length: 01:45
Caption: Scientists discovered the "sound channel" in 1944. Whales use it to communicate across oceans — and during the Cold War the Navy secretly used it to track nuclear subs. This 1948 graphic shows sound traveling on an axis 700 fathoms down in the Atlantic., Credit: Maurice Ewing and J. Lamar Worzel
Something unusual happens about a half mile under the sea. Ocean physics create a special zone where sound travels for hundreds, even thousands of ...

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Aug 26, 2014
  • Length: 11:22
  • Purchases: 1
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Going long, yet a minute short.

Bought by WYAP, KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio, KPVL, KEOS, KSRQ and more


  • Added: Aug 26, 2014
  • Length: 01:57:00
  • Purchases: 9
Caption: American folklorist Alan Lomax
This week on the show, it's the life and legacy of American folklorist Alan Lomax and how his calling to "record the world" changed the course of t...

Bought by 90.5 WSNC, KMUN, WVAS, WCMU Public Radio, WLPR and more


  • Added: Aug 25, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 13
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In “1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus,” science writer Mann describes what some of the North and South American nations looked ...

Bought by KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio


  • Added: Aug 25, 2014
  • Length: 10:01
  • Purchases: 1
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XPRESSIONS is a series of short, light-hearted features about the origin of popular phrases & sayings of every sort.

  • Added: Aug 25, 2014
  • Length: 01:46