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In the late 1960s, young musicians such as The Free Spirits, the Fourth Way, and other now-forgotten fusioneers made the first attempts to blend ja...

  • Added: Feb 22, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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America in the 1920s: Wall Street was on the rise, cops were on the take, jazz was in the air, and alcohol had been banished—but it certainly hadn’...

  • Added: Feb 22, 2019
  • Length: 58:59
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In the 1950s jazz artists discovered a new venue for their performances that took them far away from smoky nightclubs and into the halls of the aca...

  • Added: Feb 22, 2019
  • Length: 58:59
Caption: Mary Tyler Moore and Timothy Hutton in 'Ordinary People'
Worse than a coven of witches? The 'Burbs. "Suspiria" star Jessica Harper has appeared in over 20 films since the mid-'70s, but she's also had a c...

Bought by GCR (Global Community Radio), WRST-FM Oshkosh, WMUU-LP, KCPW, WRIR and more


  • Added: Feb 22, 2019
  • Length: 53:59
  • Purchases: 6
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Ashby turned the harp into a swinging and dynamic instrument for jazz.

  • Added: Feb 22, 2019
  • Length: 58:01
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We’ll hear some McPartland recordings with a special emphasis on her own compositions, as well as excerpts from a 1975 interview in which she talks...

  • Added: Feb 21, 2019
  • Length: 59:04
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Singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell was at the peak of her commercial success in the mid-1970s when she began to take her music in a jazz-oriented dire...

  • Added: Feb 21, 2019
  • Length: 59:03
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As the 1990s brought the 20th century to a close, women musicians continued to increase their visibility in the jazz world and to erode the notion ...

  • Added: Feb 21, 2019
  • Length: 58:59
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A decade that saw female artists making further inroads into the male-dominated world of jazz.

  • Added: Feb 21, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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Slave spirituals were often improvisations upon older hymns that became entirely new songs, and in some ways they foreshadow the birth of American ...

  • Added: Feb 21, 2019
  • Length: 59:03
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Fighting climate change isn’t cheap. Where’s the money coming from? Major philanthropic organizations like Hewlett and Bloomberg are at the forefro...

Bought by NPR Now, KVMR, and KMXT


  • Added: Feb 20, 2019
  • Length: 58:58
  • Purchases: 3
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Fighting climate change isn’t cheap. Where’s the money coming from? Major philanthropic organizations like Hewlett and Bloomberg are at the forefro...

  • Added: Feb 20, 2019
  • Length: 58:58
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Our celebration of Black History Month continues with Glenn North, the inaugural Poet Laureate of the 18th and Vine Historic Jazz District. This Ca...

  • Added: Feb 20, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
Caption: Keanu Reeves in 'The Matrix' (1999)
For the second film in their "9 From '99" series, Adam and Josh reconsider the Wachowski Sisters' seminal sci-fi film, which, while a popular and c...

Bought by GCR (Global Community Radio), WMUU-LP, WRIR, KSRQ, and KCPW


  • Added: Feb 15, 2019
  • Length: 53:59
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Can AI Change Your Mind? , Credit: Intelligence Squared U.S.
Intelligence Squared U.S. has debated Artificial Intelligence (AI) before – the risks, the rewards, and whether it can change the world – but for t...

Bought by WGCU


  • Added: Feb 15, 2019
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Alicia de Larrocha
This week on The Spanish Hour we remember Alicia de Larrocha through her renowned recordings, and through performances and testimonials from a memo...

Bought by GCR (Global Community Radio), KMUN, WXXI, KVNO, KWAX and more


  • Added: Feb 12, 2019
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 19
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The Oscar-nominated movie Green Book has stirred interest in the life and music of pianist Don Shirley, whose approach defied definition as he drew...

Bought by KUFM - Montana Public Radio


  • Added: Feb 11, 2019
  • Length: 59:02
  • Purchases: 1
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SPECIAL: In conjunction with the Global Village February harp feature, the show is devoted to a wide array of global harps. We’ll hear Welsh harpis...

Bought by KNVC Carson City Community Radio, WSLR, KEOS, KACU, KGOU and more


  • Added: Feb 09, 2019
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 18
Caption: Should We Bring Extinct Creatures Back To Life? , Credit: Intelligence Squared U.S.
Once a sci-fi fantasy explored in films like “Jurassic Park,” recent biological and technological breakthroughs indicate that reviving extinct crea...

Bought by WGCU, KGOU, NPR Illinois, and Interlochen Public Radio


  • Added: Feb 08, 2019
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Katharine Hayhoe, recipient of the 2018 Stephen H. Schneider Award for Outstanding Science Communication
Many of us find it daunting to talk with our neighbors, colleagues and family members about climate change. But climate scientist Katharine Hayhoe ...

Bought by WCQS, KBBI, KVMR, MPR News Stations, NPR Now and more


  • Added: Feb 07, 2019
  • Length: 58:58
  • Purchases: 7
Caption: Composer Carlos Chávez with pianist María Teresa Rodríguez
Orchestral works by two giants of Mexican musical nationalism: Manuel María Ponce's Piano Concerto and Carlos Chávez's Symphony # 3.

Bought by GCR (Global Community Radio), KMUN, KWAX, KVNO, WXXI and more


  • Added: Feb 06, 2019
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 19
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This week on the show: Where has all the sugar gone? - At the biggest sweets trade fair in the world, you'd be surprised how many people are...

Bought by C89.5 - KNHC Seattle


  • Added: Feb 06, 2019
  • Length: 30:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Paul Ingles shares favorites from the Eagles catalog that feature Glenn Frey who died January 18, 2016. Music intensive hour.

Bought by KSJE


  • Added: Feb 05, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1