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Caption: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 1966, Credit: AFP/Getty Images
This program tells the untold story about Dr. Martin Luther King and his appearance on the most prestigious lecture series in Canada, shortly befor...

  • Added: Apr 04, 2014
  • Length: 49:57
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As whites fled Washington D.C. to live in the suburbs in the 1950s, Stronghold was born. This piece reveals how residents gave the neighborhood its...

  • Added: Feb 23, 2014
  • Length: 14:07
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How may speech affect your perceived level of intelligence? Dr. John Baugh describes research that sheds light on linguistic profiling.

  • Added: Feb 17, 2014
  • Length: 12:31
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In the late 1980s, a personal case of housing discrimination prompted Dr. John Baugh to launch decades of research into what he calls linguistic pr...

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Feb 17, 2014
  • Length: 11:30
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Lesley Philips and Sharena Thomas, Credit: The People's Community Medics
A special hour-long documentary, where host Martina Castro and reporter Ali Budner trace the path of a 9-1-1 call in Oakland, California to figure ...

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  • Added: Jan 31, 2014
  • Length: 56:30
  • Purchases: 1
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Whether looking at the 1920s or 2013, people's behavior and attitudes toward race are often influenced by factors beyond their own experience and c...

  • Added: Nov 21, 2013
  • Length: 15:45
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On June 23, 1963, labor and church leaders organized tens of thousands of people in Detroit for the Great March to Freedom. Dr. Martin Luther King ...

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  • Added: Jun 22, 2013
  • Length: 07:18
  • Purchases: 1
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On the 50th anniversary of Wallace’s inaugural speech as the Governor of Alabama, Radio Diaries tells the story behind those infamous words, and th...

Bought by The Story and PRX Remix


  • Added: Feb 26, 2013
  • Length: 16:46
  • Purchases: 2
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Poet and songwriter Abel Meeropol wrote that lament after seeing a photograph of two black teenagers hanging from a tree.

  • Added: Feb 19, 2013
  • Length: 11:22
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It took 40 years to build ACORN, but just a few months to bring it down. Local organizers are trying to rebuild, but how is ACORN’s absence affect...

  • Added: Oct 19, 2012
  • Length: 29:01
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This moving and provocative documentary chronicles the historic journey of the “U.S./Mexico Caravan for Peace,” which from August 12th to Septembe...

  • Added: Sep 26, 2012
  • Length: 59:00
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The Guys tell the story of an unofficial, integrated delegation from Mississippi that attempted to claim seats at the 1964 Democratic National Conv...

Bought by Radio Newark


  • Added: Sep 17, 2012
  • Length: 08:13
  • Purchases: 1
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This second installment in the series titled Bringing Down the New Jim Crow features the first ever dialog between legal scholar Michelle Alexander...

  • Added: Jul 02, 2012
  • Length: 59:00
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The United States imprisons more people than any other country. In California a new policy called ‘realignment’ aims to reduce the number of peopl...

  • Added: Jun 22, 2012
  • Length: 29:01
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The greatest re-write in American constitutional history, on this episode of BeyondtheBlackLetter.

Bought by WXAV 88.3FM and PRX Remix


  • Added: May 09, 2012
  • Length: 20:25
  • Purchases: 2
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This documentary views Michelle Alexander's "The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness" through the lens of California's ma...

  • Added: Mar 02, 2012
  • Length: 59:00
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Edward Harden Peeples V was a racist practically from birth. But once out of the orbit of Richmond, Virginia, he went through a transformation whic...

  • Added: Feb 15, 2012
  • Length: 55:38
Caption: Thom Collins, Faith Ringgold and Tracy Fitzpatrick
Artist FAITH RINGGOLD speaks with Mosaic of Art host George Fishman about her exhibition at the Miami Art Museum, entitled "American People, Black ...

  • Added: Dec 16, 2011
  • Length: 04:43
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The city of Syracuse, NY, has a food desert -- a lack of grocery stores that sell fresh produce -- which leaves residents to corner stores and pack...

Bought by WAMC


  • Added: Jan 16, 2011
  • Length: 04:36
  • Purchases: 1
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Chicagoans reflect on the inauguration of Barack Obama.

  • Added: Jan 22, 2009
  • Length: 18:36
Caption: Gwendolyn Brooks
Hear some of the great African American poets who have lived and worked in Chicago.

Bought by 90.5 WSNC, WLRN, WNIJ, WEAA, Spokane Public Radio and more


  • Added: Jan 12, 2009
  • Length: 58:46
  • Purchases: 17
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One-hour documentary about the life and legacy of Barbara Jordan, the first black woman from the South to serve in the U.S. Congress.

Bought by KIOS-FM Omaha Public Radio and KXOT Public Radio


  • Added: Feb 04, 2008
  • Length: 54:01
  • Purchases: 2

  • Added: Jul 23, 2007
  • Length: 58:57
  • Purchases: 7
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The Bayview community's apprehension to a proposed redevelopment plan.

  • Added: Jul 07, 2007
  • Length: 14:13
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Shareef Cousin was wrongly convicted and sent to death row for over a decade.

Bought by 90.5 WSNC and KTNA


  • Added: Mar 16, 2007
  • Length: 07:57
  • Purchases: 2