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Ashby turned the harp into a swinging and dynamic instrument for jazz.

  • Added: Feb 22, 2019
  • Length: 58:01
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We’ll hear some McPartland recordings with a special emphasis on her own compositions, as well as excerpts from a 1975 interview in which she talks...

  • Added: Feb 21, 2019
  • Length: 59:04
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Singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell was at the peak of her commercial success in the mid-1970s when she began to take her music in a jazz-oriented dire...

  • Added: Feb 21, 2019
  • Length: 59:03
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As the 1990s brought the 20th century to a close, women musicians continued to increase their visibility in the jazz world and to erode the notion ...

  • Added: Feb 21, 2019
  • Length: 58:59
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A decade that saw female artists making further inroads into the male-dominated world of jazz.

  • Added: Feb 21, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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Trumpeter Billie Rogers, vibraphonist Marjorie Hyams, and other unsung heroines of the World War II era in jazz.

  • Added: Feb 27, 2018
  • Length: 59:01
Caption: Goodbye Village Voice
A look back at the last twelve months, a retrospective of a truly transitional year with a disturbing loss of morals, constitution values and major...

Bought by 'The Sea', Indie3 Radio, RadioFreePalmer, KDUR, North Country Public Radio and more


  • Added: Dec 21, 2017
  • Length: 59:22
  • Purchases: 13
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We celebrate Ella Fitzgerald's centennial with a look at one of the singer's busiest and most memorable years on record.

  • Added: Mar 27, 2017
  • Length: 59:04
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In 1952 Billie Holiday began her last great period on record with a series of small-group sessions that capture the twilight glow of a jazz star.

  • Added: Mar 21, 2017
  • Length: 59:01
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Brooklyn rain, ambient, percussive, meditative, cumulative...for dance

  • Added: Feb 22, 2017
  • Length: 06:12
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Wilson's records blended big-band and small-group elements with pop orchestration and doses of soul that could be both big-city hip and suburban cool.

Bought by WCAI / WNAN, KMUW, WCPN, WRGY, KUFM - Montana Public Radio and more


  • Added: Dec 16, 2015
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 10
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The Blues genre is filled with incredibly talented women, and this week's playlist spotlights just a small cross section of that talent.

Bought by WJSU and WSGE


  • Added: Sep 08, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 2
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An hour-long program of classic jazz: An exploration of the path of Melba Liston as she became an arranger/composer and an instrumentalist in the j...

Bought by KUFM - Montana Public Radio, Northeast Indiana Public Radio, KMUW, Radio New Zealand, KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio and more


  • Added: Mar 09, 2015
  • Length: 58:58
  • Purchases: 6
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Join us for episode seventy-one as we speak with EveAnna Manley, President of Manley Laboratories, a manufacturer of beautifully engineered and cra...

  • Added: Aug 25, 2014
  • Length: 28:02
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Renowned writers, singers, and poets, including Maya Angelou and Nikki Giovanni, paid tribute to Nobel Laureate Toni Morrison with an extravaganza ...

Bought by Northwest Public Broadcasting, WCSU-FM, WTJU, Peconic Public Broadcasting, WCAI / WNAN and more


  • Added: Feb 21, 2014
  • Length: 28:58
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: McCoy in the studio circa 1984.
You may not know Rosemarie McCoy’s name, but you probably know her songs. Over 800 of them spanning the full range of American pop music, from Rhyt...

Bought by WSKG, WCAI / WNAN, WBEZ, and WNMU-FM


  • Added: Feb 18, 2014
  • Length: 53:54
  • Purchases: 4
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You know the stereotype: white guy in a lab coat with crazy hair and an experiment gone awry. But the picture of science is changing. In this episo...

Bought by WFHB and WAMC


  • Added: Feb 18, 2013
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Woo boy another big show comes your way! This time we speak with historian, curator, author and lecturer, Carolyn O’Bagy Davis. Credited with virtu...

  • Added: Jan 25, 2013
  • Length: 28:02
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There I was, an Indian woman on the move in a strange new land - Mongolia - and it didn't feel so strange. So much resonated - especially the voic...

Bought by KUER, KZYX, WRPI, KFOK-LPFM, and KUNM


  • Added: Jul 11, 2012
  • Length: 23:43
  • Purchases: 5
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: Host, Tina Fey
Groundbreaking writer, actress and comedian, Tina Fey comes to Public Radio to host The Hidden World of Girls, two new hour-long Specials inspired ...

Bought by KUAF Public Radio, WXXI, KUT, KAZU, KGOU and more


  • Added: Oct 03, 2011
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 123