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Caption: Dorohy Cotton
Dr. Dorothy Cotton, one of Martin Luther King's top colleagues in the civil rights movement, passed away at her home in Ithica, New York, Sunday, J...

  • Added: Jun 11, 2018
  • Length: 29:01
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On Good Friday, thousands of pilgrims walk from across New Mexico to the little church El Santuario de Chimayo. Hear the story of this legendary s...

  • Added: Mar 28, 2016
  • Length: 01:34:59
Caption: Dr. Halle Tanner Dillion Johnson  was the first woman and the first black woman to practice medicine in Alabama.  She was licensed in 1891.
Here's an account of healthcare in the rural Alabama. This account was written in 1894. Listen.

  • Added: Mar 01, 2016
  • Length: 06:39
Caption: Pamela Spoto
Unspun takes a look at Black History and current Civil Rights and equality issues in America with Pamela Spoto, local educator, activist and host o...

  • Added: Feb 22, 2016
  • Length: 59:56
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Rebecca McInroy invites Kate Betts, Margaret Cook, Nancy Baker Jones, and Jean Heath to discuss The Bullock Texas State History Museum's exhibit on...

  • Added: Feb 11, 2015
  • Length: 58:08
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In a Japanese P.O.W. camp during World War II, a group of Australian prisoners created performances that sustained them and their “captive” audienc...

  • Added: Feb 16, 2014
  • Length: 58:03
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Interview conducted by radio journalist Jake Feinberg with Roots Music Icon Taj Mahal. A discussion about the genesis of roots music and the music ...

  • Added: Dec 18, 2013
  • Length: 11:13
Caption: Kevin Plank
Host Phalana Tiller talks with Kevin Plank of Under Armour and we hear archival footage of the late Peter Drucker about what marketing means in the...

  • Added: Mar 08, 2013
  • Length: 58:58
Caption: Michelle Alexander, Associate Law Professor at Moritz School of Law and Author of "The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness." , Credit: http://moritzlaw.osu.edu/
Professor Michelle Alexander, author of ‘The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness’ makes the case that the US’ criminal ju...

Bought by WCSU-FM


  • Added: Dec 03, 2012
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Wolverines with Min Leibrook, sax
In the earliest jazz bands of the 1920s, the baritone and bass saxophones were relegated to the rhythm section, the bass line. But everything bega...

  • Added: Oct 11, 2012
  • Length: 58:53
Caption: The Missourians
They were known as the big band of the 1920s who sounded a little “country.” Not because they were from Nashville, nor did they have a twang in th...

Bought by KMUN


  • Added: Sep 27, 2012
  • Length: 58:58
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Segar Ellis
Ellis was first a jazz pianist and later jazz vocalist who recorded numerous sides with the Dorsey Brothers, Eddie Lang, Joe Venuti, and many other...

  • Added: Sep 21, 2012
  • Length: 58:54
Caption: Art Hodes
Some of the earliest Blue Note recording sessions featured the trumpet of Sidney DeParis, clarinet of Edmund Hall, and piano of Art Hodes. They ca...

  • Added: Sep 14, 2012
  • Length: 58:52
Caption: Willie "the Lion" Smith
He was a master ”Tickler”. Stride piano is the term attached later to a specific rhythmic style where the left hand follows the pattern of the rig...

  • Added: Sep 07, 2012
  • Length: 58:54
Caption: Bix Beiderbecke & Frankie Trumbauer
The dynamic duo work of cornet Bix Beiderbecke and saxophonist Frankie Trumbauer was one of the greatest in early jazz. Their first recording dates...

  • Added: Aug 15, 2012
  • Length: 58:53
Caption: Bessie Smith
The blues melded with jazz long before the first recordings in the late teens. Although the music was, at least at first, structured on the 8 and 1...

  • Added: Jul 31, 2012
  • Length: 58:54
Caption: Clarence Williams
Shining shoes to music publishing in a few short years. To Clarence Williams it may have seen much longer. By 1910, he was considered a leading s...

  • Added: Jul 26, 2012
  • Length: 58:57
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NASA's Chief historian, Bill Barry discusses the impact each generation has had on the space program.

Bought by KVSC and WXAV 88.3FM


  • Added: Jul 23, 2012
  • Length: 29:01
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Muggsy Spanier, Credit: photo by Charles Peterson
The origin of his nickname is disputed. Regardless of the reasons, Francis Joseph Julian Spanier was simply known as Muggsy. Before Bix Beiderbeck...

  • Added: Jul 12, 2012
  • Length: 58:59
Caption: Phil Napoleon
They recorded under a variety of other names including Ladd's Black Aces, Jazzbo's Carolina Serenaders, Bailey's Lucky Seven, The Southland Six and...

  • Added: Jun 14, 2012
  • Length: 58:59
Caption: Apollo Theater, Chicago, 1920s
It’s Windy Hear! But, in the late 1920s and early ‘40s, much of that wind was coming from the great horns of musicians like Ruben Reeves and Louis...

Bought by WDCB


  • Added: Jun 01, 2012
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Frankie Teschmacher
When Kansas City born Frankie Teschmacher joined the Austin High Gang in the mid-1920s, his instrument of choice was alto saxophone. But, in his yo...

  • Added: Apr 26, 2012
  • Length: 58:57
Caption: Harry Warren
In 1922 composer Harry Warren created his first hit, "Rose of the Rio Grande," with lyrics by Edgar Leslie. From that successful launch came a prod...

  • Added: Apr 12, 2012
  • Length: 58:59
Caption: Ted Lewis & his ubiquitous silk hat
He has one foot in vaudeville and one foot in jazz, and he was a show unto himself. Ted Lewis was the only popular bandleader who could show up wit...

  • Added: Mar 22, 2012
  • Length: 59:01
Caption: Coconut Grove nightclub, Credit: soulsafari wordpress
In 1921, the Coconut Grove nightclub was the place to see and be seen. Hollywood stars frequently the club located in a peaceful rural setting sur...

  • Added: Mar 09, 2012
  • Length: 58:57