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In this presentation at the Kansas City Public Library, Scottish-born writer Margot Livesey talks about her evolution as a reader and writer, and s...

  • Added: May 08, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
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We kick off National Preservation Week and continue our celebration of National Poetry Month by pulling from our audio archives to look back on the...

  • Added: Apr 24, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
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Stewart O'Nan has written over 20 books as varied as the best-selling novel, SNOW ANGELS (now a film) to the non-fiction book co-written with Steph...

  • Added: Oct 31, 2018
  • Length: 29:00
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National Poetry Month continues with this special reading by Kansas Poets Laureate, Past & Present. In part one, the current holder of the post, Ke...

Bought by WNJR


  • Added: Apr 18, 2018
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
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For Black History Month, we present THE 19th U.S. Poet Laureate (2012-14) and former Mississippi Poet Laureate (2012-16), Natasha Trethewey, who wo...

Bought by WNJR and WNJR


  • Added: Feb 08, 2018
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
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NEW LETTERS ON THE AIR features the Past American Voice of Conger Beasley Jr. Pulled from three archive programs in 1990 and 1996, this author of f...

  • Added: Aug 24, 2017
  • Length: 29:00
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Another hour of Dylan's most literate work, hosted by Paul Ingles, to further mark his winning the 2016 Nobel Prize for Literature.

Bought by WYSO, WXAV 88.3FM, WRVO Public Media, and KGLT


  • Added: Oct 28, 2016
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Michelangelo's David
Painter, sculptor, architect, engineer, and poet - how can one man be so many things? And what did he keep in his basement?

Bought by KVSC and WABE


  • Added: Jun 01, 2016
  • Length: 16:09
  • Purchases: 2
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Robert Wiltenbug surveys the great moments of mercy, both granted and withheld, in Shakespeare's many plays.

  • Added: Jan 04, 2016
  • Length: 15:07
Caption: Agnes Sampson and witches with devi, Credit: Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons
How magic and law shaped the witch trials of early modern Europe

  • Added: Oct 28, 2014
  • Length: 29:33
Caption: Shaun Usher
In 2009 Shaun Usher began a blog to showcase correspondence that he felt deserved a wider audience. The blog quickly became popular and widely shar...

  • Added: Jun 20, 2014
  • Length: 13:31
Caption: PROJECT GUTENBERG
Professor Lynne Tatlock shares her insights into the art of translation and reveals the many lives of Jane Eyre in Germany.

  • Added: May 08, 2014
  • Length: 11:40
Caption: Sarah Vowell signing books after a lecture at Lamar Univ. in Beaumont, Texas
Sarah Vowell talks to reporter Brian Friedman and producer Laine Kaplan-Levenson about Louis Armstrong, voiceover work, Andrew Jackson, New Orleans...

  • Added: Apr 15, 2014
  • Length: 11:01
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
Caption: Aldo Leopold, Credit: Aldo Leopold Foundation
A celebration of the life Aldo Leopold, the man who wrote “A Sand County Almanac” in 1949, and introduced Ethics as the fundamental concept that sh...

Bought by KUPR low power FM, WMUU-LP, KCMJ Community Radio, KUNM, KWMR and more


  • Added: Feb 07, 2011
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 13
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Dmae Roberts features an in-depth and lively interview with Northwest Writer Ivan Doig.

  • Added: Dec 02, 2010
  • Length: 28:02
Caption: Bible Babel Cover, Credit: Harper Collins
A conversation about the Bible's universality and relevance in pop culture, with the author who aims to give "people what they don't get in church ...

Bought by WFIU


  • Added: Jun 09, 2010
  • Length: 29:01
  • Purchases: 1
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On a trip to see his brother, Walt Whitman was so struck by the violence of the Civil War that he stayed to help heal wounded soldiers. He hoped hi...

Bought by WXAV 88.3FM, WRGY, KMUN, KUAC, WRGY and more


  • Added: Jul 13, 2009
  • Length: 28:56
  • Purchases: 8
Caption: Orville, Katharine and Wilbur Wright, Credit: Library of Congress
Why you've never heard of the Wright Brothers' sister, Katharine.

  • Added: Apr 14, 2009
  • Length: 29:00
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How did slaves resist their oppression? Three works explore what it means to resist and to survive.

Bought by Peconic Public Broadcasting, KGNU, KMUD, KMUN, KRZA and more


  • Added: Jan 07, 2009
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 16

  • Added: Sep 28, 2006
  • Length: 29:08
  • Purchases: 12
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WNYC presents "Walt Whitman: Song of Myself." Hour hosted by Carl Hancock Rux, the program peels back Walt Whitman's "Leaves of Grass" and we disco...

Bought by 'The Sea', WLPR, KUER, WRGY, KAAD-LP and more


  • Added: Mar 08, 2006
  • Length: 58:58
  • Purchases: 52

  • Added: Jan 04, 2006
  • Length: 29:10
  • Purchases: 19
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The story of one man who saved Jefferson's estate from ruin and one "being" that captured authors' fancies.

Bought by WDCB


  • Added: Dec 15, 2005
  • Length: 29:55
  • Purchases: 1
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In the 80's Marc Smith invented the Poetry Slam, which has swept the country and created a spoken word revolution.

Bought by KRZA, Marfa Public Radio, KUT-HD, KUHB, WEKU and more


  • Added: Aug 29, 2005
  • Length: 58:54
  • Purchases: 7