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Caption: A resident of Chicago's 49th Ward., Credit: Melissa Beck
A timely one-hour special, hosted by NPR's Scott Simon, that tells stories of American democracy at the local level. We listen in as people wrestle...

Bought by KPIK-LP, XRAY.fm, Nevada Public Radio, WNPR, KRCU and more


  • Added: May 30, 2012
  • Length: 54:01
  • Purchases: 79
Caption: Arizona State Flag
What are your thoughts about immigration? After listening to this interview, leave me a comment. The U.S. Supreme Court heard arguments in State of...

  • Added: May 23, 2012
  • Length: 28:30
Caption: Cheese & Culture
Behind every traditional type of cheese there is a fascinating story. By examining the role of the cheese-maker throughout world history and by und...

Bought by KVMR


  • Added: May 16, 2012
  • Length: 17:10
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Mallory McDuff
Churches are taking diverse actions to address climate change through stewardship, advocacy, spirituality and justice. Contributions from leading C...

  • Added: May 15, 2012
  • Length: 25:27
Caption: Dr. Nancy Rappaport
About 10-percent of kids in school – approximately 9 to 13 million students – struggle with mental health problems. Whether they’re running out of ...

  • Added: May 11, 2012
  • Length: 17:25
Caption: Eddie Condon
New Orleans, Chicago and New York were the primary hubs for jazz by the mid 1920s. The influences from each location enriched the result. Musicians...

Bought by WDCB


  • Added: May 10, 2012
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 1
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While teaching at an all-black middle school in Atlanta, Associate Professor of Education Meira Levinson realized that her students’ were gong to h...

  • Added: May 08, 2012
  • Length: 27:51
Caption: London of the 1920s
Jazz Historian Albert McCarthy writes in his book, Big Band Jazz (Exeter Books, NY 1974), “When jazz and dance music began to dominate American pop...

  • Added: Apr 20, 2012
  • Length: 58:57
Caption: Bill McKibben
Into the national conversation about climate change and our planet's natural resources comes The Global Warming Reader: A Century of Writing About ...

  • Added: Apr 10, 2012
  • Length: 28:40
Caption: Gary Dorrien
While attacks from the right on President Obama and his administration have been unrelenting, progressives have not shrunk from harsh words for a p...

  • Added: Mar 30, 2012
  • Length: 28:57
Caption: United for a Fair Economy, Credit: Logo
If one truly believes that all wealth derives from the heroic efforts of job creators and individual business leaders, it follows that government c...

  • Added: Mar 20, 2012
  • Length: 28:58
Caption: Michael Shuman
American's long-term savings in stocks, bonds, mutual funds, pension funds and life insurance funds total about $30 trillion. But not even 1% of th...

  • Added: Mar 14, 2012
  • Length: 29:00
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Capital Village near Sacramento is an ideal case study for future communities.

  • Added: Mar 09, 2012
  • Length: 28:59
Caption: Nuclear Iran, Credit: By Daryl G. Kimball, Peter Crail, and Greg Thielmann
UN nuclear inspectors visited Iran to once again try to determine if Iran's civilian nuclear program is indeed a cover for weapons development, how...

  • Added: Feb 28, 2012
  • Length: 29:00
Caption: IStock Photo
The Movement to Overturn Citizens United: Common Cause spokesman Douglas Clopp provides a compelling overview of the efforts to wrest control of Am...

  • Added: Feb 21, 2012
  • Length: 28:59
Caption: Josephine Baker
Sidney Bechet and Josephine Baker were the most recognizable expatriates on the Parisian seen in the 1920s. If you've seen the movie "Midnight in P...

  • Added: Feb 02, 2012
  • Length: 58:59
Caption: The Witches of Lublin
At the Sabbath table on a Friday evening, the Khasidim of Eastern Europe sang tish nigunim, “table songs” praising God . . . seeking to get closer ...

  • Added: Feb 02, 2012
  • Length: 03:16
Caption: The Witches of Lublin
Sometimes, klezmer songs borrowed from popular folk melodies. “Lustig Zayn”, also known as “My Yofes” came from Polish peasants. But the more kle...

  • Added: Feb 02, 2012
  • Length: 05:24
Caption: The Witches of Lublin
This is a more spiritual tune. In 18th Century Poland, the Jewish mystic philosophy of Khasidism was born. The Khasidim believed that singing song...

  • Added: Feb 02, 2012
  • Length: 03:53
Caption: The Witches of Lublin
In the audio drama “The Witches of Lublin,” Sofia is a teenaged girl in love – all that matters to her is that the object of her affection shares h...

  • Added: Feb 02, 2012
  • Length: 03:44
Caption: The Witches of Lublin
This lively dance is a bulgar. It is exactly the sort of music one would hear at one of the market fairs held in Easter Europe during the late 1700...

  • Added: Feb 02, 2012
  • Length: 09:55
Caption: Emily King
In her new book, Field Tested, author Emily King helps organizations become more veteran-friendly. King presents a guide filled with real-world exa...

  • Added: Feb 02, 2012
  • Length: 16:33
Caption: Cannon Jug Stompers
With the closure of Storyville in New Orleans, many talented musicians landed in Memphis before making their way to Chicago and New York.

  • Added: Jan 18, 2012
  • Length: 58:59
Caption: Phoenix, Credit: Istockphotos
This is the story of one woman's journey that puts two notorious con men behind bars.

  • Added: Jan 18, 2012
  • Length: 22:00
Caption: Red Allen
New Orleans musician who's work had a profound effect on the early development of jazz.

  • Added: Jan 05, 2012
  • Length: 58:59