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Chris Strachwitz is a man possessed. A “songcatcher,” capturing and recording the traditional, regional, down-home music of the US, his adopted hom...

  • Added: Sep 11, 2019
  • Length: 29:23
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Our celebration of State Poets Laureate continues with a look back at previous holders of the title in Kansas. Part one of this public reading feat...

Bought by WNJR


  • Added: Sep 04, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Historically, New Orleans is a cultural, spiritual and ethnic melting pot. In the streets, you immediately come across signs of French, Caribbean, ...

  • Added: Sep 04, 2019
  • Length: 13:32
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The musical journey of Emmylou Harris is to be explored in this one or two hour special from music documentarian Paul Ingles. 8:30 preview not for...

  • Added: Aug 09, 2019
  • Length: 08:28
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During the Nazi regime, many German artists, scientists, and other intellectuals found refuge in Southern California. The authors Lion Feuchtwanger...

  • Added: Aug 07, 2019
  • Length: 34:48
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In this episode, producer Katie Davis profiles German-American photographer Volkmar Wentzel who was born in Dresden, Germany in 1915 before moving ...

  • Added: Jul 24, 2019
  • Length: 12:31
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This week on the show: Do you want to live on the moon? - Look up at the moon when you get a chance. Because this will be the last decade wher...

Bought by C89.5 - KNHC Seattle


  • Added: Jul 17, 2019
  • Length: 30:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Red, blue, rich, poor, country, city, left or right. Chances are you probably fall into one of those categories. And you may be quite happy where y...

Bought by RadioFreePalmer and KDNK


  • Added: Jul 11, 2019
  • Length: 28:00
  • Purchases: 2
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On June 24, 1948, the Soviet military administration officially cut off roads and rails into West Berlin in the Berlin Blockade, isolating it from ...

Bought by KWMR, KICI, and Morton College Radio


  • Added: Jul 10, 2019
  • Length: 19:21
  • Purchases: 3
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Don't remember the past? Does that mean you're condemned to repeat it? What does our country's past tell us about our present— and how can it help ...

Bought by KDNK and RadioFreePalmer


  • Added: Jun 26, 2019
  • Length: 28:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Physician Maureen Miller describes how perusing a dusty box of autopsy reports from 1987 helped her embrace her new professional future as a pathol...

  • Added: Jun 08, 2019
  • Length: 33:35
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Hospital administrator Galen Laserson recounts the time she got an unexpected call in the middle of the night, which prompted her to learn all abou...

  • Added: Jun 06, 2019
  • Length: 30:10
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Hop on board Berlin’s Ringbahn, a suburban train that carries over 400,000 passengers each day and circles some of the city’s most authentic and li...

  • Added: Jun 05, 2019
  • Length: 23:41
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Today is Memorial Day. So happy Memorial Day. Many people have the day off work today and many will be spending time with friends and family. But w...

  • Added: Jun 03, 2019
  • Length: 15:53
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Milwaukee has been called the most German city in America – already in the 1840s, large numbers of Germans who were fleeing wars in Europe began se...

  • Added: May 29, 2019
  • Length: 17:28
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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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The pretzel, known as a “Brezel” or “Brezn” in German, is not an ordinary pastry. It has a century-old history full of myths and stories. Where did...

  • Added: Apr 03, 2019
  • Length: 33:17
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In the historic city of Magdeburg, Germany, there is a Johnny Cash themed country music festival called Nashville Days – complete with corndogs and...

  • Added: Mar 27, 2019
  • Length: 28:01
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It is estimated that 30,000 Hessian soldiers fought for the British during the American Revolutionary War (1775-1783). Where did they come from and...

  • Added: Mar 25, 2019
  • Length: 23:47
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This week on the show: What would you ask a Neanderthal? We can bring Neanderthals back, a la Jurassic Park, with technologies we have today. So...

  • Added: Mar 20, 2019
  • Length: 30:00
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Between 1820 and World War I, nearly six million Germans immigrated to the US – in 2017, only about 5,000 made the trip. If Germans aren’t coming t...

  • Added: Mar 06, 2019
  • Length: 19:17
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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’...

Bought by KAZU and Troy Public Radio


  • Added: Feb 22, 2019
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 2
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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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Coffee is more than just a beverage – it can be a jumpstart to a day at work or a relaxing afternoon with friends. This episode explores the meanin...

Bought by KWMR


  • Added: Feb 20, 2019
  • Length: 15:56
  • Purchases: 1