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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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Roxanne Delille shares her life experiences and spirituality.

  • Added: Dec 14, 2018
  • Length: 04:57
Caption: Newly milled flour at Carolina Ground, Credit: Carla Seidl
Milling flour is an ancient art. While commercial, industrial milling has largely taken over, there are some who are continuing, and honoring, the...

Bought by WAMC


  • Added: Dec 03, 2018
  • Length: 04:50
  • Purchases: 1
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A philosoper of biology shares her struggle with breast cancer and her opinions on ongoing debates over breast cancer screening.

Bought by KVSC and KRZA


  • Added: Mar 12, 2018
  • Length: 15:45
  • Purchases: 2
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An hour-long program of classic jazz, featuring the recordings of Mary Osborne, a pioneer for women jazz instrumentalists. Celebrate Women's Histo...

Bought by WMOT, Red River Radio Network, WJSU, 90.5 WSNC, and WPTC


  • Added: Jun 29, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 5
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Novelist Whitney Terrell talks about his third novel, THE GOOD LIEUTENANT, now out in paperback. Terrell was embedded with the military in Iraq, wr...

Bought by WNJR


  • Added: Jun 14, 2017
  • Length: 30:30
  • Purchases: 1
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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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We remember a Past American Voice--Arkansas native and former Rhode Island Poet Laureate, C.D. Wright who died suddenly in early 2016. She authored...

Bought by WNJR


  • Added: May 05, 2016
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
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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 KMUW, WCPN, WRGY, KUFM - Montana Public Radio, WMOT and more


  • Added: Dec 16, 2015
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 9
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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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Conversations with celebrated American poets Rita Dove and Sonia Sanchez.

Bought by KQED, WVAS, WESM 91.3 FM, Red River Radio Network, WJAB and more


  • Added: Jan 07, 2015
  • Length: 52:58
  • Purchases: 8
Caption: Nerdette Great Lady Nerds of History Spcial
For America's birthday, Nerdette highlights the mothers of movements. Hosts Tricia and Greta bring you the stories of journalist Nellie Bly, painte...

Bought by KOSU, KMRE-LP, WHRV, KUNM, KUAC and more


  • Added: Jun 30, 2014
  • Length: 53:59
  • Purchases: 12
Caption: Ruby Dee, c. 1960, Credit: John Springer Collection/Corbis
Ruby Dee, actress, writer and activist died on June 12 at the age of 91. The WFMT Radio Network is offering this excerpt of Ruby Dee speaking with ...

Bought by PRX Remix and KGNU


  • Added: Jun 13, 2014
  • Length: 07:03
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Emotionally Leaning in to Life
This is the first of the series of shows for Women with Women. Lauri Rich was my first guest and she addressed the question "Can a woman have it al...

  • Added: Jun 05, 2014
  • Length: 46:22
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Maya Angelou discusses growing up in Stamps, Arkansas, and early adulthood experiences as recounted in her recently released autobiography I Know W...

Bought by KAAD-LP, Radio Phoenix, KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio, KMUZ, WCAI / WNAN and more


  • Added: May 28, 2014
  • Length: 01:04:47
  • Purchases: 26
Caption: Willie Nelson with Norah Jones and Sheryl Crow
Dolly Parton, Norah Jones, Rosanne Cash, Emmylou Harris and more great female singers share their insightful, deeply personal stories about Willie ...

Bought by KPIP-LP, KISU, WNTI.ORG-Internet Radio from Centenary University, KAZU, KSUT and more


  • Added: Oct 07, 2013
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 9
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An hour-long program of classic jazz, featuring women instrumentalists who thrived in the upside-down jazz world of wartime America.

Bought by Northeast Indiana Public Radio, KVNF, KMUW, WMOT, WXAV 88.3FM and more


  • Added: Sep 09, 2013
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 8
Caption: Rebecca Lukens
Rebecca Lukens (March 31, 1825): An American businesswoman. She was the owner and manager of the iron and steel mill that became the Lukens Steel C...

Bought by KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio, Prairie Public, KMXT, and WNMU-FM


  • Added: Feb 01, 2013
  • Length: 01:59
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Billie Holiday
Billie Holiday once said, "No two people on earth are alike, and it's got to be that way in music or it isn't music." In a recent Views and Brews f...

Bought by WESM 91.3 FM and WJSU


  • Added: Sep 27, 2012
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 2
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The monthly series on peace making will focus this time on conflict resolution programs aimed at heading off domestic violence.

Bought by KGNU and Radio Baha'i, WLGI


  • Added: Aug 30, 2012
  • Length: 29:05
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Bonnie Raitt
Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and multiple Grammy-Award winner Bonnie Raitt is profiled in this two hour music and commentary special featuring an ex...

Bought by WXXI, Red River Radio Network, KZYX, WFAE, Prairie Public and more


  • Added: May 11, 2012
  • Length: 01:57:58
  • Purchases: 26