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We kick off National Preservation Week and continue our celebration of National Poetry Month by pulling from our audio archives to look back on the...

  • Added: Apr 24, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
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For Black History Month, we present THE 19th U.S. Poet Laureate (2012-14) and former Mississippi Poet Laureate (2012-16), Natasha Trethewey, who wo...

Bought by WNJR and WNJR


  • Added: Feb 08, 2018
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
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An hourlong program of classic jazz, highlighting end-period performances from Bill Evans, Billie Holiday, and others.

Bought by KPIP-LP, KAZU, WPTC, and South Dakota Public Broadcasting - Radio


  • Added: Jun 29, 2017
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: UT Tower, Credit: Miguel Gutierrez Jr. /KUT News
It’s been 50 years since the University of Texas Tower shooting – long considered the first modern mass shooting of its kind. On Aug. 1, 1966, a sn...

Bought by KUER, Prairie Public, WBEZ, KUOW, KCPW and more


  • Added: Jul 26, 2016
  • Length: 53:49
  • Purchases: 12
Caption: Jackie Robinson
Jazz salutes in song to African-American actors, athletes, and artists.

Bought by KAZU, WAER, WVAS, WMOT, and WJSU


  • Added: Feb 08, 2016
  • Length: 58:57
  • Purchases: 5
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When faced with a court order to integrate, Prince Edward County in Virginia closed its entire school system in 1959 rather than integrate. Now, fo...

Bought by WABE, WFHB, and WTJU


  • Added: Oct 21, 2013
  • Length: 28:56
  • Purchases: 3
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When faced with a court order to integrate, Prince Edward County in Virginia closed its entire school system in 1959 rather than integrate. Now, fo...

Bought by WNYC, WRIR, WVAS, Red River Radio Network, WJAB and more


  • Added: Oct 21, 2013
  • Length: 53:52
  • Purchases: 10
Caption: World War II graves at Arlington National Cemetary, Credit: L. Sponsler
An objective, entertaining, and respectful music/sound chronicle of America’s war history starting with the Civil War, which spurred the eventual c...

Bought by KSRQ, WRFA-LP, KAWC / Border Radio - KOFA, KCNP, WJFF and more


  • Added: Mar 19, 2013
  • Length: 01:55:18
  • Purchases: 51
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The story of Elena Fonseca, a remarkable women from Montevideo, Uruguay. Elena was a diplomats wife who lived in a number of countries before retur...

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: May 25, 2012
  • Length: 10:01
  • Purchases: 1
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Neighbors of the Murrah Federal building recall the 1995 bombing that altered the life and culture of Oklahoma City. As a precaution to listeners,...

Bought by KFAI and PRX Remix


  • Added: Apr 17, 2012
  • Length: 02:53
  • Purchases: 2
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In 1959, Prince Edward County, Virginia closed its schools rather than integrate. The closures lasted for five years, and the people who were denie...

Bought by KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio, Interlochen Public Radio, 90.5 WSNC, KZYX, WESM 91.3 FM and more


  • Added: Jan 12, 2012
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 7
Caption: Portrait of William Wells Brown, Credit: Engraving from State Historical Society of Missouri
SueMedia Productions, in conjunction with the National Audio Theatre Festivals, (NATF) is offering "William’s Leap for Freedom" for Stations to bro...

Bought by KFAI, KUNM, KFAI, WEMU, WNMU-FM and more


  • Added: Jan 02, 2011
  • Length: 52:57
  • Purchases: 20
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One-hour special delves into the history and music of songwriting and singing team Ashford & Simpson.

Bought by KPIP-LP, WSGE, WCSU-FM, WEAA, WFIU and more


  • Added: Feb 04, 2009
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 16
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The character of a country, and its President, are revealed -- as a traumatic war winds down, and eerie events presage Abraham Lincoln's own end...

Bought by KPVL, WAMC, Prairie Public, KUNM, KWIT and more


  • Added: Jan 23, 2008
  • Length: 58:23
  • Purchases: 15
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The American Prairie Foundation is working to reintroduce thousands of bison and other native species to parts of Montana, with the hopes of luring...

Bought by PRX Remix, KFAI, Yellowstone Public Radio, and The Nature Podcast


  • Added: Nov 19, 2007
  • Length: 30:23
  • Purchases: 4
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Four elderly Dutch people remember how as children recently liberated from the POW camps in Indonesia, they regained their childhood when they wer...

  • Added: Jul 12, 2006
  • Length: 29:30
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Peter Boyer's "Ellis Island: The Dream of America" is featured, performed by the Philharmonia Orchestra conducted by the composer.

Bought by KISU, KRPS, KENW, WFIU, KALW and more


  • Added: Jun 08, 2006
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 30
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UN event / Photo Exhibit Opening Ceremony - 1000 Women for the Nobel Peace Prize / Two files: 1. raw sound file / crowd mingling before event

  • Added: Apr 23, 2006
  • Length: 36:48

  • Added: Apr 23, 2006
  • Length: 39:31

  • Added: Mar 24, 2005
  • Length: 29:43
  • Purchases: 8

  • Added: Mar 24, 2005
  • Length: 30:01
  • Purchases: 8
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Lost & Found Sound is an eclectic gathering of stories both historical and entertaining, woven together with lyrical sonic transitions, surprising ...

Bought by KOSU, PRX Remix, WVIK, KSFR, WJFF and more


  • Added: Sep 27, 2004
  • Length: 59:04
  • Purchases: 11
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Lost & Found Sound and Beyond" is the second anthology of greatest hits from the Peabody Award winning Lost & Found Sound radio series, heard over ...

Bought by WXAV 88.3FM, KUT, KOSU, KHNS, PRX Remix and more


  • Added: Sep 15, 2004
  • Length: 59:18
  • Purchases: 17
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An impressionistic gathering of sounds and stories, many of them contributed by listeners who called the Sonic Memorial Phone Line.

Bought by WRNC-LP, WMBR, KCPW, WHYY, and WUAL


  • Added: Sep 09, 2004
  • Length: 13:00
  • Purchases: 5
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This is the story of three men who served aboard the Exodus 1947, a Jewish refugee ship that tried to run thousands of holocaust survivors past the...

Bought by WRVO Public Media, C89.5 - KNHC Seattle, Red River Radio Network, KWIT, WTIP and more


  • Added: Feb 19, 2004
  • Length: 59:25
  • Purchases: 11