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June Highlights • Nanotechnology – Did the Romans have it in the Fourth Century? • Climate Change – Running out o...

Bought by Radio Baha'i, WLGI, Prairie Public, KZYX, KACU, KALH and more


  • Added: May 16, 2016
  • Length: 40:03
  • Purchases: 12
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.

Bought by KUMD


  • Added: Apr 27, 2016
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 1
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
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
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
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In a dynamic musical exchange, our guide Chickasaw composer Jerod Impichchaachaaha' Tate travels to New Zealand to meet up with contemporary Maori ...

Bought by Moab Public Radio, KENW, Red River Radio Network, KUFM - Montana Public Radio, Rhythm & News Service and more


  • Added: Oct 21, 2015
  • Length: 01:58:30
  • Purchases: 27
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For American Indian and Maori composers, the sound of traditional instruments has been a potent source of inspiration. Whether played by Sioux, Com...

Bought by Moab Public Radio, KENW, Red River Radio Network, KUFM - Montana Public Radio, Rhythm & News Service and more


  • Added: Oct 20, 2015
  • Length: 01:58:30
  • Purchases: 28
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Composers from Vivaldi to Beethoven to Bartok have created music inspired by the natural world. As our world becomes ever more urbanized, composers...

Bought by Moab Public Radio, KENW, Red River Radio Network, KUFM - Montana Public Radio, Rhythm & News Service and more


  • Added: Oct 13, 2015
  • Length: 01:58:30
  • Purchases: 28
Caption: The Hawaiian voyaging canoe Hokulea, Credit: Courtesy Oiwi TV & the Polynesian Voyaging Society
The legendary Hawaiian voyaging canoe, Hokulea, is sailing around the world using the ancient art of wayfinding, navigating without instruments. Th...

  • Added: May 23, 2014
  • Length: 04:19
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Doris Stengel grew up on the North Dakota prairie, and then moved to the woods and lakes of Minnesota. She's been a high school teacher and has men...

  • Added: Sep 05, 2013
  • Length: 04:49
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Alyssa Joy is a student at Bemidji State University who is from North Minneapolis. Her poetry is an exploration of the painful struggle of human ex...

  • Added: Jul 29, 2013
  • Length: 02:22
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Doris Stengel grew up on the North Dakota prairie, and then moved to the woods and lakes of Minnesota. She's been a high school teacher and has men...

  • Added: Jun 10, 2013
  • Length: 02:19
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Anne Dunn is an Ojibwe storyteller, writer, and poet. Following Paul Wellstone's death she wrote this poem to honor his legacy.

  • Added: Oct 31, 2012
  • Length: 02:03
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Sonya Kosler is a poet who lives in Dent, Minnesota. She belongs to the Lakes Area Story Guild, the National Storytelling Network, and the Northlan...

  • Added: Oct 24, 2012
  • Length: 02:43