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The disputed origin story of one of the 20th century’s most important inventions.

Bought by KFCF FM


  • Added: Apr 23, 2018
  • Length: 30:06
  • Purchases: 1
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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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In the 1960s Herbie Hancock seemed to be everywhere on the jazz scene, recording both as a leader for Blue Note and as a sideman with Miles Davis a...

Bought by Northeast Indiana Public Radio, WMOT, and WNMU-FM


  • Added: Apr 05, 2018
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 3
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We find out how it all ends.

  • Added: Mar 14, 2018
  • Length: 29:57
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The kids run into a problem. We explore the physiology of the zombie body.

  • Added: Mar 14, 2018
  • Length: 27:01
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The kids begin their journey to Vandenberg on bikes. We find out about transportation

Bought by KMXT


  • Added: Mar 14, 2018
  • Length: 23:39
  • Purchases: 1
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What can an ancient debate about an elephant tell us about the history of medicine?

Bought by KVSC


  • Added: Mar 12, 2018
  • Length: 15:57
  • Purchases: 1
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TED Talks meets The Moth meets The History Channel? ...with Dead Ladies. In this episode -- Constance Markievicz. The Irish revolutionary known as ...

  • Added: Mar 08, 2018
  • Length: 33:11
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Trumpeter Billie Rogers, vibraphonist Marjorie Hyams, and other unsung heroines of the World War II era in jazz.

  • Added: Feb 27, 2018
  • Length: 59:01
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As the black-pride movement gained momentum in the late 1960s and early 1970s, an increasing number of jazz artists began to incorporate the messag...

  • Added: Feb 16, 2018
  • Length: 58:57
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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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A program featuring tributes to inspirational figures such as Paul Robeson , Jackie Robinson, and Martin Luther King Jr. from Freddie Hubbard, Coun...

  • Added: Feb 02, 2018
  • Length: 58:57
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Some of the prominent popular musicians who passed away in 2017 are celebrated in a one-hour special hosted by public radio music historian Paul In...

Bought by WAER, 90.1 WFYI Public Radio, WVAS, KUFM - Montana Public Radio, KDUR and more


  • Added: Dec 14, 2017
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 18
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Holiday jazz from Fats Navarro, Dexter Gordon, Louis Armstrong, Duke Pearson, Frank Sinatra, and others.

  • Added: Dec 05, 2017
  • Length: 58:59
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We’re celebrating the holiday season with Nativity music from the late Renaissance to the early 17th century in Europe, performed by the musicians ...

Bought by Spokane Public Radio


  • Added: Unknown
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 1
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FATS DOMINO, the pioneering rock 'n' roll legend, passed away Tuesday, October 24 of natural causes at the age of 89. Music historian and document...

Bought by Troy Public Radio, WYSO, KCSM, WCAI / WNAN, KUCB and more


  • Added: Oct 26, 2017
  • Length: 58:58
  • Purchases: 15
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First of an occasional series that presents under-appreciated tracks by major artists. The artist's "hits" are purposefully skipped, and the good...

  • Added: Oct 12, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
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A program about the relationship between Playboy Magazine and jazz, including an interview with Patty Farmer, author of the book PLAYBOY SWINGS.

  • Added: Sep 29, 2017
  • Length: 59:01
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We delve into the later years and music of the pianist's career with Monk biographer Robin D. G. Kelley.

  • Added: Sep 29, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
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A look at the pianist and composer's early life and career, including an interview with Monk biographer Robin D.G. Kelley.

  • Added: Sep 29, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
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A centennial celebration of the iconic drummer, featuring the music of his big bands and small groups, as well as some of his vocal recordings.

  • Added: Sep 25, 2017
  • Length: 59:05
Caption: Frank Campbell was a teenager when he was sold to keep Georgetown University afloat. He was one of some 272 enslaved people sold by Jesuits in Maryland to plantations in Louisiana., Credit: Ellender Memorial Library, Nicholls State University
(9/4/2017) As more schools begin to confront their participation in slavery, they also consider how to make amends.

Bought by WWNO, WMUU-LP, WNCU, WUFT, KOSU and more


  • Added: Sep 05, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 13
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The remarkable and varied performing career of Linda Ronstadt is explored by a panel of her friends, music writers, musicians and fans. Plus archiv...

Bought by WCAI / WNAN


  • Added: Sep 03, 2017
  • Length: 01:47:57
  • Purchases: 1
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The second hour of the two-part series, Time to Lay it Down ~ The Soundtrack of the Vietnam War. Listen to the soundtrack of the Vietnam War as ...

Bought by KWSO, Radio Bristol, WQLN, Prairie Public, Georgia Public Broadcasting and more


  • Added: Sep 02, 2017
  • Length: 59:05
  • Purchases: 13