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Caption: Debra Klaber (right) and Paul J. Hintersteiner (left). , Credit: Photo by Emon Hassan, courtesy of Narratively.
Debra Klaber, 60, of Washington Heights, Manhattan, recalls her mother's Eastern European baking traditions -- which she has passed down to her dau...

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  • Added: Jan 18, 2013
  • Length: :48
  • Purchases: 1
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...

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  • 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.

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  • 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...

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  • 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.

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  • Added: Jan 18, 2013
  • Length: 01:56
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Ellen Millender, Professor of Classics and Humanities at Reed College in Portland, Oregon, Credit: Michael Clapp, OPB
How do we know that there was voter fraud in ancient Athens? Pottery shards tell the tale.

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  • Added: Nov 01, 2012
  • Length: 04:03
  • Purchases: 1
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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
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Two men and a boy were taking a load of wheat to a mill and while they stopped to rest for the night one of them played the fiddle. On the other si...

  • Added: Oct 29, 2012
  • Length: 07:27
Caption: Ellen Millender, Professor of Classics and Humanities at Reed College in Portland, Oregon, Credit: Michael Clapp
Waffling. Flip-flopping. We hear a lot about the pros and cons of politicians changing their minds in modern politics. So how long has that debate ...

  • Added: Oct 26, 2012
  • Length: 04:08
Caption: Leslie M.M. Blume, Credit: photo by Billy Farrell
Try to imagine drinking your way through this book! That’s what author Leslie M. M. Blume has done in order to provide recipes for 144 cocktails.

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  • Added: Oct 17, 2012
  • Length: 13:16
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: singing canditates
VoiceBox host Chloe Veltman and composer & arts blogger Brian Rosen explore election season songs and the history of presidential candidates’ singi...

  • Added: Oct 17, 2012
  • Length: 58:00
Caption: Willie "the Lion" Smith
He was a master ”Tickler”. Stride piano is the term attached later to a specific rhythmic style where the left hand follows the pattern of the rig...

  • Added: Sep 07, 2012
  • Length: 58:54
Caption: 1920s dancers
Remember Dick Powell the actor? How about Dick Powell the jazz banjo player? He’s just one of many obscure early jazz performers heard in this pro...

  • Added: Aug 21, 2012
  • Length: 58:55
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For the second week of March (3/13): This week, Texas music scholar Gary Hartman takes a look at one of the very first Czech musicians to perform i...

  • Added: Jul 30, 2012
  • Length: 01:40
Caption: Muggsy Spanier, Credit: photo by Charles Peterson
The origin of his nickname is disputed. Regardless of the reasons, Francis Joseph Julian Spanier was simply known as Muggsy. Before Bix Beiderbeck...

  • Added: Jul 12, 2012
  • Length: 58:59
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 ...

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  • Added: Jul 03, 2012
  • Length: 19:58
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Harry Warren
In 1922 composer Harry Warren created his first hit, "Rose of the Rio Grande," with lyrics by Edgar Leslie. From that successful launch came a prod...

  • Added: Apr 12, 2012
  • Length: 58:59
Caption: Louis Armstrong
There are three audible stages in the career of Louis Armstrong: The years prior to recording when he performed with Fate Marable, Oscar Celestin a...

  • Added: Apr 06, 2012
  • Length: 59:01
Caption: Ted Lewis & his ubiquitous silk hat
He has one foot in vaudeville and one foot in jazz, and he was a show unto himself. Ted Lewis was the only popular bandleader who could show up wit...

  • Added: Mar 22, 2012
  • Length: 59:01
Caption: Coconut Grove nightclub, Credit: soulsafari wordpress
In 1921, the Coconut Grove nightclub was the place to see and be seen. Hollywood stars frequently the club located in a peaceful rural setting sur...

  • Added: Mar 09, 2012
  • Length: 58:57
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The pirate, Captain Kidd, was reputed to have buried treasure all up and down the Atlantic Coast and in the Bahamas. Much more gold has been spent ...

  • Added: Mar 06, 2012
  • Length: 15:23
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: Edythe Turnham & her Band
The early history of  jazz often leaves out some very talented musicians simply because they didn’t move to Chicago or New York.

  • Added: Jan 11, 2012
  • Length: 58:59
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An hour long look at Keith Richards' solo work as well as some of his best known work with the Stones.

  • Added: Dec 22, 2011
  • Length: 01:00:25