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Caption: Approaching America , Credit: 1905
From Antonín Dvorak's “New World Symphony” through Woody Guthrie’s This Land Is Your Land”, James Baldwin’s visions of a “Native Son” into the lat...

  • Added: Jan 18, 2019
  • Length: 59:25
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A retrospective of another troubling year featuring the marches, the elections, the shootings, bombings and all the fake news, mixed with the music...

Bought by KUNM, 'The Sea', KRCB-FM "Radio 91", KMXT, KISU and more


  • Added: Dec 21, 2018
  • Length: 59:49
  • Purchases: 10
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Featuring the popular poetry of the time before and during the Great War: the Music Hall songs; the songs the soldiers sang; the poems that served ...

Bought by Prairie Public and KAAD-LP


  • Added: Nov 05, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Fred Rogers
There has never been a better time to visit Mister Rogers Neighborhood and this mix reminds of his mission with clips from the new documentary "Won...

Bought by KUOW


  • Added: Jun 05, 2018
  • Length: 01:57:55
  • Purchases: 1
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"To write a symphony is, for me, to construct a world," said Mahler. Hear unique historical comment and quotes from biographers, authors, conductor...

Bought by Spokane Public Radio, Red River Radio Network, and WHRV


  • Added: May 05, 2018
  • Length: 59:16
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Albert Einstein-Refugee, Credit: David Art
Hear the sounds of The Resistance, from airports, border crossings, street protests and refugees from around the globe mixed with new music, powerf...

  • Added: Feb 01, 2017
  • Length: 01:55:59
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The tributes continue on this third hour of Shortcuts, celebrating more of the lives lost to 2016, including Princess Leia, George Michael and others

Bought by KVMR


  • Added: Dec 28, 2016
  • Length: 59:07
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Scotty Moore with Elivis
This special mix features another gathering of the many artists, actors, musicians, comedians and celebrities who left us in 2016--from Muhammad Al...

Bought by KVMR


  • Added: Dec 23, 2016
  • Length: 58:57
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Moment of Zen 2015
A unique retrospective of the past year, including audio of the major events of 2015--the cultural highs and lows, mixed with music of the year and...

Bought by KZMU Moab Community Radio, KMSU, WCAI / WNAN, Talking Information Center, North Country Public Radio and more


  • Added: Dec 22, 2015
  • Length: 59:39
  • Purchases: 7
Caption: Jarvis Johnson, Credit: photo by: Donny Rowles
Jarvis Johnson was a basketball prodigy by age 2. He’d developed elite basketball skills by the time he was 12, which is also about the time he dis...

  • Added: Nov 20, 2015
  • Length: 01:00:04
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When Brandy Gibson was pregnant the first time, she noticed that opening her freezer gave her an odd, pleasant feeling. But when she got pregnant a...

Bought by KRZA and PRX Remix


  • Added: Sep 27, 2015
  • Length: 15:59
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Avichai and Kirin Ben Baruch
Israel Story's Valentine's Day Special is the most unusual, unpredictable and touching love affair you've heard in a while. Full hour and promo are...

Bought by WCAI / WNAN, WCPN, KUER, KTSW 89.9, Troy Public Radio and more


  • Added: Jan 20, 2015
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 9
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Behind the scenes and before the downbeat… join concert pianist and host Lara Downes backstage in the Green Room for a look into the real lives of ...

  • Added: Dec 31, 2014
  • Length: 11:40
Caption: Phenomenal Guest DJ Sets!
DJ Charli, of London, England performs a set of Deep House!

  • Added: Oct 04, 2014
  • Length: 59:59
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LIFE IN A MARITAL INSTITUTION: Live from Bass Performance Hall is an autobiographical dark comedy, written and performed by "This American Life" co...

Bought by KHEN-LP and WCAI / WNAN


  • Added: Sep 24, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 2
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A candidate for Wisconsin's 51st Assembly district remembers his son, Peter, who brought so much joy into his life.

  • Added: Jun 20, 2014
  • Length: 08:19
Caption:  2013 Team Finals stage at the Cadillac Palace Theater, Credit: (TimeOut/Jeff Kroll)
Over the past 13 years, Louder than a Bomb, Chicago’s youth poetry competition, has grown from humble roots in the basement of a Division Street th...

Bought by WJSU, KMXT, and NPR Illinois


  • Added: Apr 25, 2013
  • Length: 59:03
  • Purchases: 3
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Bill Caldwell is a nurse, a therapist, and a poet. Much of what he knows about poetry is related to classes at The Loft at the Minnesota Center for...

  • Added: Jan 24, 2013
  • Length: 03:08
Caption: 1940s dial telephone
"Sorry, Wrong Number" --- Produced eight times between 1943 and 1960, "Sorry, Wrong Number," Lucille Fletcher’s phenomenal success is radio’s mos...

  • Added: Jan 02, 2013
  • Length: 21:03
Caption: Ernest Borgnine as "Marty"
A classic year-end show that highlights the celebration of the holiday rather than the passing of any specific year. It's all about the going out, ...

  • Added: Dec 06, 2012
  • Length: 28:41
Caption: Pamela Redmond
Can we ever atone for the sins of the past? Or does each generation of women invent itself anew? In THE POSSIBILITY OF YOU, bestselling author Pam...

  • Added: May 09, 2012
  • Length: 13:39
Caption: Chu-Yin Lo  Roberts
Dmae Roberts produced a special half-hour radio memorial on the 10th anniversary of her mom’s death. Remembrance: On Time And Distance is part memo...

Bought by KUFM - Montana Public Radio, Prairie Public, KVSC, and WBEZ


  • Added: Apr 30, 2012
  • Length: 29:01
  • Purchases: 4
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A dramatic musical based on "The Diary of Anne Frank," with music by Michael Cohen and libretto by Enid Futterman. Perfect for scheduling in April ...

Bought by KPVL and KENW


  • Added: Apr 22, 2012
  • Length: 58:01
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Samuel Beckett, Credit: Jane Bown
A glimpse into the world of highly acclaimed photographer Jane Bown. Jane discusses balancing her career with her family, her two identities, Jane ...

  • Added: Jan 11, 2011
  • Length: 05:46
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A unique audio retrospective...A Shortcut Back through the 20th Century is an impressionistic glance back at the last one hundred years, featuring ...

  • Added: Jan 01, 2011
  • Length: 59:36