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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
Caption: The Big Pond, Credit: © Goethe-institut
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 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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Part two of our conversation with Stewart O'Nan, the author of 20 plus books including EMILY, ALONE and LAST NIGHT AT THE LOBSTER, examines his st...

  • Added: Dec 05, 2018
  • Length: 29:00
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Stewart O'Nan has written over 20 books as varied as the best-selling novel, SNOW ANGELS (now a film) to the non-fiction book co-written with Steph...

  • Added: Oct 31, 2018
  • Length: 29:00
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While at the Woodneath Library Center, novelist Larry Watson reads from his tenth book, AS GOOD AS GONE, now out in paperback. He reveals how cowbo...

  • Added: Aug 15, 2018
  • Length: 29:00
Caption: Anita Acosta & daughter Stephanie at home in Northern California., Credit: Marcos Nájera
Host Marcos Nájera introduces us to the Zeta podcast series. Who is Oscar Zeta Acosta? If you know, you are way ahead of Nájera who admits the US p...

  • Added: Jun 08, 2018
  • Length: 13:29
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Meryl Streep narrates an hour-long documentary special about how the Women’s Movement changed poetry, and how women poets changed the culture.

Bought by WRGY, KMUN, 'The Sea', KVCR, WNMU-FM and more


  • Added: Mar 16, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 55
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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
Caption: Jim Armstrong, Andrea Wood, Anne-Marie Dunbar
2018 marks the 200th anniversary of the publication of Mary Shelley's Frankenstein. On this episode of Don't Cha Know we discuss the importance of ...

  • Added: Jan 26, 2018
  • Length: 26:23
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NEW LETTERS ON THE AIR features the Past American Voice of Conger Beasley Jr. Pulled from three archive programs in 1990 and 1996, this author of f...

  • Added: Aug 24, 2017
  • Length: 29:00
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Poetry and the pain of experience are the subjects of this episode titled "Our Cheated Hearts." Author Winston Groom incorporated his experiences i...

  • Added: Apr 27, 2017
  • Length: 25:00
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Take note: On this episode we're following the "Race Beat." We talk with Hank Klibanoff who's book "The Race Beat" tells the story of journalists c...

  • Added: Apr 27, 2017
  • Length: 25:00
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A conversation with biologist and naturalist E.O. Wilson on what winning a second Pulitzer Prize meant for him and his Harvard colleagues. A look ...

  • Added: Apr 27, 2017
  • Length: 24:59
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In this episode we're looking at the small town through the literary lens. Hear how Shirley Ann Grau author of "Keepers of the House" hung up on th...

  • Added: Apr 25, 2017
  • Length: 24:59
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Another hour of Dylan's most literate work, hosted by Paul Ingles, to further mark his winning the 2016 Nobel Prize for Literature.

Bought by WYSO, WXAV 88.3FM, WRVO Public Media, and KGLT


  • Added: Oct 28, 2016
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 4
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Jean Bouchebel and his family sweat bullets in an olive grove...

  • Added: Sep 21, 2016
  • Length: 11:51
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Joaquin Murrieta became notorious during the California gold rush, and even inspired an author to write a famous swashbuckler. And an ancient city...

  • Added: Sep 17, 2016
  • Length: 02:25:39
Caption: Michelangelo's David
Painter, sculptor, architect, engineer, and poet - how can one man be so many things? And what did he keep in his basement?

Bought by KVSC and WABE


  • Added: Jun 01, 2016
  • Length: 16:09
  • Purchases: 2
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The music of the Velvet Underground, Iggy and the Stooges, and The New York Dolls and others the others were meeting fierce resistance in the US. W...

Bought by KMXT, KALH, KFCF FM, KZYX, KZMU Moab Community Radio and more


  • Added: May 10, 2016
  • Length: 56:32
  • Purchases: 32
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How the Warhol 60s morphed into the Punk 70s and marginalized inhabitants of a near-bankrupt New York City changed 20th century culture and influen...

Bought by KMXT, KISU, KALH, KFCF FM, KZYX and more


  • Added: May 10, 2016
  • Length: 01:01:17
  • Purchases: 34
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Anton Disclafani discusses the writing process behind her acclaimed debut novel, The Yonahlossee Riding Camp for Girls.

  • Added: Mar 10, 2016
  • Length: 13:33
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Poet Carl Phillips explores how life influences the creation of his poetry. Professor Timothy Moore then takes us back to ancient Greece and how an...

  • Added: Mar 10, 2016
  • Length: 20:05
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Poet Mary Jo Bang explores the process of translating Dante Alighieri's Inferno, and professor Jessica Rosenfeld explains the origins of literature.

  • Added: Mar 10, 2016
  • Length: 20:23