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National Poetry Month concludes with poet, essayist, and editor of THE GEORGIA REVIEW, Stephen Corey. He reads from his 2017 book STARTLED AT THE B...

  • Added: May 02, 2018
  • Length: 29:00
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Steve Downing reflects on some of the arts programming he has shared over the past 12 months.

  • Added: Dec 20, 2016
  • Length: 04:29
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Philip Armand misses an opportunity to share cake with Sir Terence Conran because he has his head up his A@%.

  • Added: Jun 22, 2016
  • Length: 06:13
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At the close of each year, World Ocean Radio host Peter Neill reads "At The Fishhouses" by Elizabeth Bishop. This poem was chosen not only for its ...

  • Added: Dec 29, 2015
  • Length: 04:57
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“Talking about music is like dancing about architecture” is a problematic statement: not just because nobody can agree on who came up with it, but ...

Bought by WABE and PRX Remix


  • Added: Sep 24, 2015
  • Length: 27:04
  • Purchases: 2
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The new film 'Mood Indigo' is based on a novel by Boris Vian - so who was Vian? One of France's most popular authors of the 20th Century, musician,...

  • Added: Jul 29, 2014
  • Length: 14:45
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In 1999, The Band officially called it quits. In this hour long audio essay, Don McIver looks at the history of The Band to examine the nature of ...

  • Added: Apr 29, 2014
  • Length: 58:03
Caption: Voices UnBroken, Credit: Voices UnBroken
A poet famous for writing about the civil rights movement and for epitomizing black arts movement feminism, Sonia Sanchez passed through Attica’s g...

Bought by KFOK-LPFM


  • Added: Jan 27, 2014
  • Length: 54:52
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Ruben Martinez
Ruben Martinez discusses his latest book, "Desert America," as well as the desert at large. In this dense non-fiction work, the author fraternizes ...

  • Added: Feb 27, 2013
  • Length: 29:01
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Michael Goldberg contributes "The Last Word," his weekly topical essay to Northern Community Radio's Between You and Me program on Saturdays. In th...

  • Added: Jan 22, 2013
  • Length: 02:08
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You're surrounded by strangers on the subway. Can you hide?

  • Added: Oct 28, 2012
  • Length: 01:34
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Robert Bly refers to Louis Jenkins, poet from Duluth, as the contemporary master of prose poetry. A daily reminder that, in Minnesota poetry matte...

  • Added: Aug 17, 2012
  • Length: 02:35
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A great poet of the Western landscape, Jeffers celebrated the heartbreaking beauty of existence and reminded humanity of its responsibility to the ...

Bought by KPIP-LP, KQED, KRZA, WXAV 88.3FM, and KRZA


  • Added: Aug 17, 2011
  • Length: 26:54
  • Purchases: 5
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Sharon Chmielarz has had poems published in several literary magazines including The Laurel Review, The Iowa Review, Water~Stone, Kalliope, Ascent,...

Bought by KSRQ


  • Added: Jun 16, 2011
  • Length: 23:45
  • Purchases: 1
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A diverse group of writers has been meeting regularly in a small coffee shop in Albany, MN for the past three years to create, critique, and caffei...

  • Added: Aug 20, 2010
  • Length: 29:47
Caption: Andrew Hiller
A sentimental look at the closing of Andrew Hiller's favorite used book store.

Bought by WAMC


  • Added: Jun 07, 2010
  • Length: 02:09
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: There's too many books!, Credit: Flickr Creative Commons, chrisrobinsonphotography
How does a lifelong passion for books transform itself into an acute fear?

  • Added: Jan 18, 2010
  • Length: 06:30
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An experimental audio documentary/sound collage on people's perceptions of scents.

  • Added: May 14, 2008
  • Length: 14:27
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The Spell of the Sensuous: Perception and Language in a More-Than-Human World

  • Added: Jun 28, 2007
  • Length: 28:59
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Poetry is just as combustible and wild an art form as it always has been.

Bought by KUFM - Montana Public Radio, WTJU, New Hampshire Public Radio, and WEKU


  • Added: Apr 07, 2006
  • Length: 02:04
  • Purchases: 4
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An aspiring writer discovers that inspiration and imitation aren't the same thing.

  • Added: Feb 20, 2005
  • Length: 04:00