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In the early 1970’s, author Studs Terkel went around the country with a reel-to-reel tape recorder interviewing people about their jobs. The result...

Bought by WFHB, WCMU, KFCF FM, Troy Public Radio, WITF and more


  • Added: Aug 13, 2017
  • Length: 54:59
  • Purchases: 48
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Helenboch, originally created by one of Georgia's first craft breweries, is getting a rebirth. Reported by Tim Dennis.

  • Added: Jun 12, 2017
  • Length: 13:26
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This show is a compilation of a wide variety of guests that have appeared on the Wall of Power Radio Hour since it's inception in April of 2014. Th...

  • Added: Jun 30, 2016
  • Length: 53:30
Caption: Joe Bev plays early Rock 78s., Credit: Lorie B. Kellogg
"Tuiti Fruiti," "Let the Good Times Roll" and "Good Rockin; Tonight" are among the 78 RPM records heard on the 11th edition of Joe Bev's Jazz-O-Ram...

Bought by Spokane Public Radio, Spokane Public Radio, and Radio New Zealand


  • Added: Feb 12, 2013
  • Length: 59:15
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: The Rice Bowl, NYC, 1950., Credit: Marcella Dear, Museum of Chinese in America.
Nurys Ortiz, 58, of Washington Heights, left the Dominican Republic ("DR") to work in a NYC factory when she was 17 years old. Ortiz started cooki...

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Jan 18, 2013
  • Length: 01:28
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Photograph from The Rice Bowl, NYC, 1950. , Credit: Photo courtesy of Marcella Dear, Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA) Collection.
Nancy Soong, 90, of Battery Park City, Manhattan, recalls the foods of her childhood in Hong Kong.

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Jan 18, 2013
  • Length: 02:04
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Photograph from The Rice Bowl, NYC, 1950. , Credit: Photo courtesy of Marcella Dear, Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA) Collection.
Christina Lam, 68, of Chinatown, Manhattan, grew up in Hong Kong and moved to New York to work in a garment factory on East Broadway. She recalls h...

Bought by WAMC and PRX Remix


  • Added: Jan 18, 2013
  • Length: 02:01
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Hilda Baumol., Credit: Photo by Emon Hassan, courtesy of Narratively.
Hilda Baumol, 89, of Battery Park City, Manhattan, recalls the automat and a memorable (and long-shuttered) New York City restaurant chain, Childs.

Bought by WAMC and PRX Remix


  • Added: Jan 18, 2013
  • Length: 01:56
  • Purchases: 2
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Joaquin Miller and other writers have a camp on the slopes of Mt. Shasta. To that camp comes a tenderfoot newspaper editor. He catches some trout f...

  • Added: Oct 29, 2012
  • Length: 08:08
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A youth left to his own devices goes out on a log over the Sacramento River. Then he senses he's not alone. A bear has gotten on the same log and i...

  • Added: Oct 29, 2012
  • Length: 12:15
Caption: Superman by Random House, Credit: Jacket design by David Stevenson
Legions of fans from Boston to Buenos Aires can recite the story of the child born Kal-El, scion of the doomed planet Krypton, who was rocketed to ...

Bought by WXAV 88.3FM


  • Added: Jul 03, 2012
  • Length: 19:58
  • Purchases: 1
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: Neil Gaiman waits backstage, Credit: David J. Murray, Clear Eyed Photo
Multimedia sensation reads from the new edition of "American Gods," and talks Twitter, Dr. Who, and the power of librarians with host Virginia Pres...

Bought by WNPR and WCAI / WNAN


  • Added: Jun 29, 2011
  • Length: 49:27
  • Purchases: 2
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One-hour special explores the creation and impact of Miles Davis' album "Kind Of Blue."

Bought by KPIP-LP, KHNS, WXAV 88.3FM, 91.7 WHUS Storrs, 90.5 WSNC and more


  • Added: Feb 04, 2009
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 37
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New one-hour radio special tells the story of Carole King's classic album, TAPESTRY

Bought by WXXI, Prairie Public, Radio New Zealand, WFAE, KMXT and more


  • Added: Apr 02, 2008
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 31

  • Added: Oct 19, 2006
  • Length: 04:58
  • Purchases: 6
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Early history of Hawaiians settling along the West Coast

Bought by KREV-LP, KLCC, KSUT, and KUOW


  • Added: May 01, 2006
  • Length: 04:10
  • Purchases: 4
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humorous true story from an Irishman's memories of a "charm cure"

  • Added: Mar 11, 2006
  • Length: 06:13
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Sarah Vowell, John Hodgman and Joshuah Bearman on Presidents' Day, along with a fifteen-piece marching band and a new song about all forty-three pr...

Bought by KWIT, Nevada Public Radio, New Hampshire Public Radio, WCAI / WNAN, KXOT Public Radio and more


  • Added: Jan 30, 2006
  • Length: 58:34
  • Purchases: 13
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Its got to be one of the most recognizable pieces of music we know, spanning classical and pop cultures, yet not many people would recognize the Ca...

Bought by Yellowstone Public Radio


  • Added: Dec 19, 2005
  • Length: 29:33
  • Purchases: 1