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Caption: Sax titan John Coltrane
In this hour, it's the life and legend of John Coltrane—from his rural North Carolina roots to his place as one of jazz's most spiritual men and mu...

Bought by WNMU-FM, KZYX, KZMU Moab Community Radio, KAZU, KUFM - Montana Public Radio and more


  • Added: Feb 09, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 32
Caption: Nina Simone, the "High Priestess of Soul"
In this hour, it's the life and music of Nina Simone—from her roots as a gospel and classical musician to her place as one of jazz's fiercest voice...

Bought by WNMU-FM, WCPN, KMUN, KHNS, WCPN and more


  • Added: Feb 09, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 36
Caption: Bud Brown with his trumpazoo and washboard, Credit: Mary Quintas
Bud Brown is known for singing Iris DeMent's "Let the Mystery Be". A few years ago, his relationship to the song changed: Bud's wife became termin...

Bought by XRAY.fm, PRX Remix, KALW, and WCAI / WNAN


  • Added: Dec 13, 2014
  • Length: 07:41
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Bryson Alexander playing one of his compositions, Credit: Mary Quintas
Bryson Alexander is a Contemporary Classical music composer. At 16 years old, he’s composed nearly 40 pieces...all without knowing how to read or ...

Bought by WCAI / WNAN and PRX Remix


  • Added: Dec 09, 2014
  • Length: 04:32
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Sheila Hayes, holding two of 208 babies that she fostered.
This is a radio documentary - my first radio project - that I produced in 2011. It tells the story of my grandmother in Ireland, who fostered over ...

Bought by KFAI and KFAI


  • Added: Aug 28, 2013
  • Length: 28:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Daily routines can become monotonous, but when dealing with mental illness these tasks can feel insurmountable. Student producer Alanna Duncan take...

  • Added: Dec 17, 2012
  • Length: 02:19
Caption: Journalist, author and filmmaker Sebastian Junger, Credit: John Russell
Journalist, author and filmmaker Sebastian Junger, who’s traveled to some of the most dangerous places on earth, reflects on the art of storytellin...

Bought by KMXT and KVSC


  • Added: Oct 18, 2012
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 2
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"A silk dress with a bamboo crinoline hangs upside down over a lake in the center of a former power station. The dress' reflection, distorted by a ...

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Jun 21, 2011
  • Length: 09:42
  • Purchases: 1
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Two hospice workers invite us into the world of death and dying.

Bought by WMPG, KUOW, and KFAI


  • Added: May 31, 2011
  • Length: 11:36
  • Purchases: 3
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In early 2010, Elaine McGillicuddy lost her husband to bone cancer. Elaine has created her own grieving process rooted in daily rituals. She is e...

Bought by WMPG, WAMC, Interfaith Voices, KUOW, and PRX Remix


  • Added: Jan 13, 2011
  • Length: 07:58
  • Purchases: 5
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My son and I, after many years, were reunited at his home in Mendocino, CA

Bought by XRAY.fm and KZYX


  • Added: Jun 08, 2009
  • Length: 15:03
  • Purchases: 2
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Jazz Master Dave Brubeck on US Jazz Ambassadors of the 1950s

Bought by WART FM, WUSF, Harford Community Radio, KVSC, KMUW and more


  • Added: Apr 02, 2008
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 17
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Her fifth year in the competition, Supreme says this piece is about a longing for home (Chicago) and feeling displaced after heading off to college...

  • Added: Apr 02, 2008
  • Length: 02:52
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This is the group piece (4 poets) performed in-studio by WordPlay, which was a team finalist in the 2008 Louder Than a Bomb Competition. They desc...

Bought by KRZA and KSFR


  • Added: Apr 02, 2008
  • Length: 02:33
  • Purchases: 2
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Remembrance of a friend and learning about Japanese funeral rites

Bought by KWMR


  • Added: Jan 31, 2008
  • Length: 08:52
  • Purchases: 1
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Activist poet discusses his work.

  • Added: Aug 07, 2007
  • Length: 04:06
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Story of a man who must end a loving marriage when he comes to terms with his homosexuality.

Bought by KUT, KRCB-FM "Radio 91", KUNM, and WXLV-FM


  • Added: Jun 14, 2007
  • Length: 10:10
  • Purchases: 4
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Morning Stories, Show Three expands on and samples from WGBH's popular Morning Stories podcasts, which contain stories from everyday people about a...

Bought by KTNA


  • Added: Mar 21, 2007
  • Length: 28:57
  • Purchases: 1
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The influence of my childhood experience with college on my current desire for a degree.

Bought by SpiritHouse Inc/Youth Noise Network and WQJC


  • Added: Mar 14, 2007
  • Length: 03:13
  • Purchases: 2
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What happens after an industry collapses?

  • Added: Feb 07, 2007
  • Length: 18:14
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A cold, rainy, winter night in Los Angeles and a friend comes over late to see you. There's something she needs to talk about. You give her a gla...

Bought by KUNM


  • Added: Jan 12, 2007
  • Length: 16:37
  • Purchases: 1
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While the Voting Rights Act of 1965 was an enormous victory, for a time it also meant more hardship for some African Americans in the South. Charmi...

Bought by WAMC


  • Added: Dec 28, 2006
  • Length: 06:05
  • Purchases: 1
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When Nikki became a mother of two at the age of seventeen she promised to leave her life of drugs and crime behind. It was a promise she couldn't k...

Bought by KFAI, Remix Radio, YouthCast, and WXLV-FM


  • Added: Nov 28, 2006
  • Length: 06:25
  • Purchases: 4
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Mainstay New Orleans drummer/producer/teacher - a personal story of hurricane parties, performing at Jazzfest, teaching, and evacuating New Orleans...

Bought by WNPR


  • Added: Jul 13, 2006
  • Length: 59:32
  • Purchases: 1
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In this 25th episode of Memoir Cafe, women write about reacting to the events around them.

  • Added: Apr 14, 2006
  • Length: 30:33