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Poetry inspired by music and musicians.

  • Added: Jan 25, 2019
  • Length: 01:00:09
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Three-time Georgia Author of the Year for poetry and editor of THE GEORGIA REVIEW, Stephen Corey reads from his book STARTLED AT THE BIG SOUND: ESS...

  • Added: Jan 09, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
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'Tis the season for our end-of-year episode. Each year at the holidays, World Ocean Radio host Peter Neill reads At The Fishhouses, a poem by Eliza...

  • Added: Dec 26, 2018
  • Length: 04:34
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Winner of San Francisco's 2015 LitQuake essay contest. Published in Word Riot (with audio) December 2015.

  • Added: Nov 26, 2018
  • Length: 03:18
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We continue our summer travels with native American poet Deborah Miranda, who reads from her multi-genre book, BAD INDIANS: A TRIBAL MEMOIR, winne...

Bought by WNJR

  • Added: Aug 01, 2018
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
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On this segment Michael Goldberg gives us animal stories; a wolf, a donkey, a dog, animals teaching us something on how to stay human.

Bought by KTSW 89.9, 'The Sea', and KMUD

  • Added: Aug 09, 2017
  • Length: 01:00:02
  • Purchases: 3
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Excerpts from Rachel Cohen's essay "Lost Cities" and segments of poetry by Fernando Pessoa and Constantine Cavafy examine the allure of one's home ...

  • Added: May 26, 2017
  • Length: 53:20
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Poetry and music that explores the spiritual dimensions of being alive.

  • Added: Apr 14, 2017
  • Length: 56:35
Caption: “Polychrome Vase in the Form of a Fish” British Museum Postcard El-Amarma, XVIIIth Dynasty, (c. 1365 BC) Glass. 1.2 3/4? , Credit: The British Museum, London
In this week's episode of World Ocean Radio, host Peter Neill reads “The Fish,” a poem by Marianne Moore from a collection entitled "American Sea W...

  • Added: Feb 14, 2017
  • Length: 04:11
Caption: Bharati Mukherjee, Credit: Photo by Sandip Roy
Bharati Mukherjee is gone but she left the light on for many of us.

Bought by WAMC

  • Added: Feb 06, 2017
  • Length: 06:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Iranian-American writer Firoozeh Dumas' commentaries about her hyphenated life have aired on NPR. But that was a different America. While Firoozeh ...

Bought by KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio and WAMC

  • Added: Feb 01, 2017
  • Length: 06:00
  • Purchases: 2
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At each year's end, World Ocean Radio host Peter Neill reads "At The Fishhouses" by Elizabeth Bishop. This perennial favorite poem was chosen not o...

  • Added: Dec 27, 2016
  • Length: 04:51
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The classic Christmas poem modified for WMNR.

  • Added: Dec 24, 2016
  • Length: 04:39
Caption: Barry Lopez, Arctic Nature Writer, Credit:
Fourth in a four-part series on authors who write about the ocean and the natural world.

  • Added: May 24, 2016
  • Length: 05:12
Caption: "The Old Ways: A Journey on Foot", Credit: Robert Macfarlane
In the third of a four-part series on writers who have shaped his interest in the ocean and the natural world, host Peter Neill reads from essayist...

Bought by KRZA

  • Added: May 16, 2016
  • Length: 05:03
  • Purchases: 1
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The Wailin’ Jennys are Nicky Mehta, Ruth Moody and Heather Masse – three distinct voices that together make an achingly perfect vocal sound. Starti...

Bought by KMXT, KALH, WTIP, WRNC-LP, KSJE and more

  • Added: Feb 15, 2016
  • Length: 59:31
  • Purchases: 10
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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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A poem about Thanksgiving by Sharon Olds, read by Eliza Foss

  • Added: Nov 05, 2015
  • Length: 01:47
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World Ocean Radio host Peter Neill recently witnessed a beautiful full moon rise from an island perch in Maine. The silent, stealthy way that it ro...

  • Added: Sep 14, 2015
  • Length: 05:11
Caption: ...wide river as ever..., Credit: Susan Cook
Twenty four hours or so have passed since a portrait of the older Atticus Finch as a bigot, complaining about the integration of “Negroes” into th...

  • Added: Jul 16, 2015
  • Length: 04:07
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Gypsy jazz from Berlin, Germany along with Big Top Chautauqua's very own Blue Canvas Orchestra.

Bought by KALH, KMSU, KUMD, KSRQ, WRNC-LP and more

  • Added: Feb 13, 2015
  • Length: 59:30
  • Purchases: 8
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The Japanese word "Mottainai" refers to the essence of things, and suggests that objects do not exist in isolation, rather that they are intrinsica...

  • Added: Feb 02, 2015
  • Length: 05:31
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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 22, 2014
  • Length: 05:11
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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: Khushwant Singh at his home in Delhi
India just lost its grand old man of letters. Khushwant Singh was 99 and still writing when he died in Delhi last week.

  • Added: Mar 25, 2014
  • Length: 04:30