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Caption: Gino Bartali
A new book, Road to Valor, by Aili and Andres McConnon is the inspiring, against-the-odds story of Gino Bartali, the cyclist who made the greatest ...

Bought by KMXT


  • Added: Aug 14, 2012
  • Length: 28:51
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Leonardo da Vinci's flying machine
America loves innovation and the can-do spirit that made this country what it is-a world leader in self-government, industry and technology, and po...

  • Added: Jul 02, 2012
  • Length: 14:41
Caption: Matti Friedman
In an age when physical books matter less and less, here is a THRILLING story about a book that meant everything. A thousand years ago the most per...

  • Added: Jul 02, 2012
  • Length: 29:00
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Who were the mysterious Maya? Their predecessors were nomadic hunters. They followed game animals across the Bering Land Bridge, and populated the ...

  • Added: Jun 18, 2012
  • Length: 27:00
Caption: Mathew Barrett Gross
In the past dozen years, from Y2K to 2012, apocalyptic anticipation in America has leapt from the cultish to the mainstream. Today, nearly 60 perce...

  • Added: May 14, 2012
  • Length: 28:59
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On April 27th, 2012, I stood on the banks of the Hudson River in NYC.. and watched Space Shuttle Enterprise make a fly-by, strapped to the back of...

  • Added: May 04, 2012
  • Length: 57:37
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: 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: “MOHAMED ALI JINNAH: His Moslem tiger wants to eat the Hindu cow” [April 1946]
Christopher Lydon on the road in South Asia, in a compilation of conversations and reflections on Pakistan's past and dynamic present. Featuring no...

Bought by WCPN, KUOW, and WCAI / WNAN


  • Added: Oct 25, 2011
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Officially the last American to be killed in World War I. In a cruel twist of fate, Henry Gunther "cheated life" by dying needlessly on a field in ...

Bought by WRVG - Georgetown College Student Radio and KTRL


  • Added: Oct 09, 2011
  • Length: 03:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Paul Vickery as Tate Brady performing in the Brady Theater, Tulsa, OK, Credit: Lee Roy Chapman and Field Guide Media
You might say that Dr. Paul Vickery channels spirits. Besides his long career as a history professor at Oral Roberts University, he also moonlight...

  • Added: Sep 06, 2011
  • Length: 04:46
Caption: Tate Brady, Credit: Beryl Ford Collection, Tulsa City-County Library
In the early 1920s, the Ku Klux Klan had been so active in Tulsa, Oklahoma - doing everything from holding parades to organizing lynch mobs - that ...

  • Added: Sep 06, 2011
  • Length: 04:34
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Renowned author Chris Hedges paints a bleak picture of our world today, in rapid economic, environmental, and religious decline-but we still have a...

  • Added: May 31, 2011
  • Length: 29:00
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Over the next two weeks, we broadcast the documentary film “COINTELPRO 101,” about the secret FBI program which ran from 1956-1971, and disrupted m...

Bought by WXDU


  • Added: May 05, 2011
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
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African-Americans have endured more than 246 years of slavery, 100 years of racism and segregation. The trauma from that experience continues to im...

  • Added: May 05, 2011
  • Length: 29:59
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Jesus, in this narrative, emerges from the shadows to walk in a world peopled by simple hard-working men in a town called Nazareth. A town where a ...

  • Added: Mar 25, 2011
  • Length: 48:58
Caption: The Chieftains and Ry Cooder, Credit: Judith Burrows
The Chieftains and Ry Cooder present the history behind their collaboration inspired by The St Patrick's Battalion of Irish-born soldiers in the Me...

Bought by KAZU, WGBH Radio Boston, WYAP, KCPW, CI Dolphin Radio and more


  • Added: Mar 02, 2010
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 45
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Who invented radio? Marconi or Tesla? 90% of people get this wrong. Find out by attending the Supreme Court trial in 1943. The answer will surp...

Bought by KCMJ Community Radio


  • Added: Feb 01, 2010
  • Length: 49:13
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: "Divorced Kid" producer Sasha Aslanian at her own wedding in September 1999., Credit: Liz Banfield Photography
America's divorce rate soared in the 1970s. Thirty years later, kids who grew up in the divorce revolution look back at that experience, and descri...

Bought by Northeast Indiana Public Radio, Northeast Indiana Public Radio, WGBH Radio Boston, KUFM - Montana Public Radio, WGDR and more


  • Added: Nov 02, 2009
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 31
Caption: An American Terrorist
From the founding of the Ku Klux Klan by ex-Confederate officers, through the defeat of Reconstruction: How history is made and remade, with histor...

Bought by WCPN, WRPI, and KUNM


  • Added: May 05, 2009
  • Length: 58:19
  • Purchases: 3
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An exploration of American racism as cultural and commercial mass-phenomenon, covering the "reincarnation" of the Klan as a fraternal movement whic...

Bought by WCPN


  • Added: May 05, 2009
  • Length: 57:56
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Paul Robeson testifies
Equality under the law became viable for African Americans only after hard, dangerous work turned public opinion and federal policy against the whi...

Bought by WCPN and KSJD


  • Added: May 05, 2009
  • Length: 58:51
  • Purchases: 2
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IN IT’S THIRD ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL WORKING WOMEN;S DAY PROGRAM, CASA ATABEX ACHE & MOMMAS HIP HOP KITCHEN PRESENT “.A WOMYN OF COLOR’S RESPONSE TO ...

  • Added: Mar 09, 2009
  • Length: 54:15
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The series takesa a look at the first 100 days of the Obama administration.

  • Added: Feb 19, 2009
  • Length: 06:27