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“It was chaos, it was total chaos.” When the Berlin Wall unexpectedly fell in 1989, it triggered a time of massive flux for the newly reunited capi...

Bought by WNYO


  • Added: Oct 02, 2019
  • Length: 19:45
  • Purchases: 1
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Chris Strachwitz is a man possessed. A “songcatcher,” capturing and recording the traditional, regional, down-home music of the US, his adopted hom...

Bought by WNYO and KWMR


  • Added: Sep 11, 2019
  • Length: 29:23
  • Purchases: 2
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Historically, New Orleans is a cultural, spiritual and ethnic melting pot. In the streets, you immediately come across signs of French, Caribbean, ...

  • Added: Sep 04, 2019
  • Length: 13:32
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Physician Maureen Miller describes how perusing a dusty box of autopsy reports from 1987 helped her embrace her new professional future as a pathol...

  • Added: Jun 08, 2019
  • Length: 33:35
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Milwaukee has been called the most German city in America – already in the 1840s, large numbers of Germans who were fleeing wars in Europe began se...

  • Added: May 29, 2019
  • Length: 17:28
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The pretzel, known as a “Brezel” or “Brezn” in German, is not an ordinary pastry. It has a century-old history full of myths and stories. Where did...

Bought by KICI


  • Added: Apr 03, 2019
  • Length: 33:17
  • Purchases: 1
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In the historic city of Magdeburg, Germany, there is a Johnny Cash themed country music festival called Nashville Days – complete with corndogs and...

  • Added: Mar 27, 2019
  • Length: 28:01
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It is estimated that 30,000 Hessian soldiers fought for the British during the American Revolutionary War (1775-1783). Where did they come from and...

  • Added: Mar 25, 2019
  • Length: 23:47
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Between 1820 and World War I, nearly six million Germans immigrated to the US – in 2017, only about 5,000 made the trip. If Germans aren’t coming t...

  • Added: Mar 06, 2019
  • Length: 19:17
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Coffee is more than just a beverage – it can be a jumpstart to a day at work or a relaxing afternoon with friends. This episode explores the meanin...

Bought by KWMR


  • Added: Feb 20, 2019
  • Length: 15:56
  • Purchases: 1
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Every year, tourists from around the world flock to Southern Utah to take in the scenic landscape. Most travel by car, but some opt for a less trad...

  • Added: Jan 17, 2019
  • Length: 14:54
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Helenboch, originally created by one of Georgia's first craft breweries, is getting a rebirth. Reported by Tim Dennis.

  • Added: Jun 12, 2017
  • Length: 13:26
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This show is a compilation of a wide variety of guests that have appeared on the Wall of Power Radio Hour since it's inception in April of 2014. Th...

  • Added: Jun 30, 2016
  • Length: 53:30
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Rebecca McInroy welcomes guest host Jody Denberg to talk with Michael Priest, Eddie Wilson, Jim Franklin, Joe Nick Patoski, Danny Garret, and Guy J...

  • Added: Feb 11, 2015
  • Length: 01:25:18
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Using creative adaptation to overcome the bugs in our systems

  • Added: Sep 03, 2014
  • Length: 24:35
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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: Meredith Axelrod
Singer and early vocal recordings champion Meredith Axelrod chats about the vocalists who pioneered recorded sound technologies in the early twenti...

  • Added: Apr 30, 2013
  • Length: 58:59
Caption: Vicki Leon
Author Vicki Leon takes us for a ride through the ages of aphrodisiacs and anti-aphrodisiacs, contraception, nymphomania, bisexuality, cross-dressi...

Bought by KCBX


  • Added: Jan 26, 2013
  • Length: 14:59
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Ellen Millender, Professor of Classics and Humanities at Reed College in Portland, Oregon, Credit: Michael Clapp, OPB
How do we know that there was voter fraud in ancient Athens? Pottery shards tell the tale.

Bought by Listenwise


  • Added: Nov 01, 2012
  • Length: 04:03
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Leslie M.M. Blume, Credit: photo by Billy Farrell
Try to imagine drinking your way through this book! That’s what author Leslie M. M. Blume has done in order to provide recipes for 144 cocktails.

Bought by KCBX


  • Added: Oct 17, 2012
  • Length: 13:16
  • Purchases: 1
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For the second week of March (3/13): This week, Texas music scholar Gary Hartman takes a look at one of the very first Czech musicians to perform i...

  • Added: Jul 30, 2012
  • Length: 01:40
Caption: Superman by Random House, Credit: Jacket design by David Stevenson
Legions of fans from Boston to Buenos Aires can recite the story of the child born Kal-El, scion of the doomed planet Krypton, who was rocketed to ...

Bought by WXAV 88.3FM


  • Added: Jul 03, 2012
  • Length: 19:58
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Neil Gaiman waits backstage, Credit: David J. Murray, Clear Eyed Photo
Multimedia sensation reads from the new edition of "American Gods," and talks Twitter, Dr. Who, and the power of librarians with host Virginia Pres...

Bought by WNPR and WCAI / WNAN


  • Added: Jun 29, 2011
  • Length: 49:27
  • Purchases: 2
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Former poet laureate Robert Pinsky tackles King David of the Bible - the shepherd, poet, warrior and adulterer - in his "Life of David."

Bought by WCAI / WNAN


  • Added: Sep 06, 2009
  • Length: 28:26
  • Purchases: 1
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One-hour special explores the creation and impact of Miles Davis' album "Kind Of Blue."

Bought by WGUC/ WVXU, KSKA, WDET Detroit Public Radio, KPIP-LP, KHNS and more


  • Added: Feb 04, 2009
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 40