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Michigan native Marcus Wicker reads from his 2011 National Poetry Series winning collection, MAYBE THE SADDEST THING, which was also a finalist for...

Bought by WNJR


  • Added: Jan 30, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
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How are algorithms and data science making their way into the American criminal justice system?

  • Added: Jun 27, 2017
  • Length: 32:20
Caption: Harvard Professor Emeritus Alvin Poussaint
This piece features the voices of black Americans who came of age during the civil rights era: an era that lives with a mix of pain and pride in th...

Bought by WXDU


  • Added: Jan 26, 2017
  • Length: 30:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Paul Rucker's art education came from working as a janitor at the Seattle Art Museum. Now a gifted cellist, visual artist, and video producer, Paul...

Bought by WCPN and KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio


  • Added: Oct 20, 2016
  • Length: 06:44
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Boots RIley, Credit: http://nycsocialist.org/
Boots Riley—activist, author, and “The Coup” front man is interviewed by Edge of Sports blogger Dave Zirin

Bought by WRIR


  • Added: Feb 06, 2016
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
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On this episode of Culture Clique, we bring you part 3 of “What’s Race Got to do With It?” Media Management of Minority Images”. previously, Bryant...

  • Added: Dec 14, 2015
  • Length: 31:24
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More than 50 years ago, America’s most prolific composer, Duke Ellington, collaborated with bassist Charlie Mingus and drummer Max Roach to produce...

  • Added: Unknown
  • Length: 01:59:01
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KVSC Radio at St. Cloud State University presents Trial by Mob: The Duluth Lynchings. On the evening of June 15, 1920, a crowd of thousands attack...

Bought by KUMD


  • Added: Mar 04, 2015
  • Length: 30:00
  • Purchases: 1
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A Radio Theatre piece about the creation and performance of one of America's most controversial songs.

  • Added: Oct 22, 2014
  • Length: 13:22
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Musician and legendary innovator, Afrika Bambaataa, discusses the origin and legacy of hip-hop. [13:35]

Bought by WXAV 88.3FM


  • Added: Feb 20, 2014
  • Length: 13:35
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Scipio A. Jones, Credit: Butler Center for Arkansas Studies
In the final episode, the NAACP begins efforts to fight the death sentences handed down in Helena, led in part by Scipio Africanus Jones, the leadi...

Bought by WNCU


  • Added: Jan 06, 2014
  • Length: 58:57
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: The Writ Writer, Credit: Butler Center for Arkansas Studies
This is a story that begs to be told. It’s long overdue. The year was 1919. The place: Phillips County, Arkansas. What became a watershed moment i...

Bought by WNCU


  • Added: Jan 02, 2014
  • Length: 58:57
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Hackney Brothers, Credit: Facebook
In the mid 1970s, three teenage brothers from Detroit formed a band. That’s not exactly an unusual story. Motown history is full of bands that made...

Bought by WDBM, New Hampshire Public Radio, and Delta College Public Radio


  • Added: Jul 15, 2013
  • Length: 03:53
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn
Rabbi Neil Blumofe joins KUT host Rebecca McInroy along with a live jazz sextet for an evening of discussion and live music to explore the unique r...

Bought by WESM 91.3 FM


  • Added: Jan 04, 2013
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Michelle Alexander, Associate Law Professor at Moritz School of Law and Author of "The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness." , Credit: http://moritzlaw.osu.edu/
Professor Michelle Alexander, author of ‘The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness’ makes the case that the US’ criminal ju...

Bought by WCSU-FM


  • Added: Dec 03, 2012
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Department of Education logo
American and South Africa’s schools are similar. Both have fallen short of producing an educational system consistent with its national goals of e...

  • Added: Aug 24, 2012
  • Length: 14:46
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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: Lonnie Johnson 1920s
Blues, jazz and folk music of the 1920s and '30s featuring the guitar, piano, violin and more.

  • Added: Feb 14, 2012
  • Length: 59:00
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: portrait of Barbara Johns, who led the walkout
In 1951 a group of African American students at Robert R. Moton High School in Prince Edward County, Virginia, organized a strike to protest the su...

Bought by Louisville Public Media, KGNU, WMPG, KVSC, KRZA and more


  • Added: Jan 09, 2012
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 16
Caption: New York University Press, Credit: Trade card for Cottolene
Racial Innocence: Performing American Childhood from Slavery to Civil Rights by Robin Bernstein

  • Added: Jan 04, 2012
  • Length: 19:53
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Memorialized in a Bob Dylan song and an Academy Award nominated Denzel Washington film, Rubin “Hurricane” Carter was a successful prize fighter, wh...

Bought by WEZU, WOUB, NPR Illinois, RadioFreePalmer, Red River Radio Network and more


  • Added: Dec 28, 2011
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 28
Caption: Cornel West and Carl Dix, Credit: Revolution Books
A dialogue between Princeton University professor Cornel West, and Revolutionary Communist Party USA spokesman Carl Dix about the future of America...

Bought by Yellowstone Public Radio


  • Added: Dec 19, 2011
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Riots all over the world are calling on us to get involved in societal change. But what kind of action is needed, and how do we create real change?...

Bought by Yellowstone Public Radio


  • Added: Oct 17, 2011
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
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A half-hour radio documentary that examines the history and culture of a New Mexico border town. The piece explores issues of inter-ethnic relation...

  • Added: Sep 21, 2011
  • Length: 29:00