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A look at the pianist and composer's early life and career, including an interview with Monk biographer Robin D.G. Kelley.

  • Added: Sep 29, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
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A centennial celebration of the iconic drummer, featuring the music of his big bands and small groups, as well as some of his vocal recordings.

  • Added: Sep 25, 2017
  • Length: 59:05
Caption: Frank Campbell was a teenager when he was sold to keep Georgetown University afloat. He was one of some 272 enslaved people sold by Jesuits in Maryland to plantations in Louisiana., Credit: Ellender Memorial Library, Nicholls State University
(9/4/2017) As more schools begin to confront their participation in slavery, they also consider how to make amends.

Bought by WWNO, WMUU-LP, WNCU, WUFT, KOSU and more


  • Added: Sep 05, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 13
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The remarkable and varied performing career of Linda Ronstadt is explored by a panel of her friends, music writers, musicians and fans. Plus archiv...

Bought by WCAI / WNAN


  • Added: Sep 03, 2017
  • Length: 01:47:57
  • Purchases: 1
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The second hour of the two-part series, Time to Lay it Down ~ The Soundtrack of the Vietnam War. Listen to the soundtrack of the Vietnam War as ...

Bought by KWSO, Radio Bristol, WQLN, Prairie Public, Georgia Public Broadcasting and more


  • Added: Sep 02, 2017
  • Length: 59:05
  • Purchases: 13
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The remarkable and varied performing career of Linda Ronstadt is explored by a panel of her friends, music writers, musicians and fans. Plus archi...

Bought by Louisville Public Media, Red River Radio Network, Wyoming Public Radio, WXXI, WVPE and more


  • Added: Aug 31, 2017
  • Length: 01:57:59
  • Purchases: 12
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Interview with all four members of the Doors: The Late Jim Morrison & Ray Manzarek as well as surviving members Robbie Krieger & John Densmore talk...

Bought by Prairie Public, KGLT, and KSRQ


  • Added: Aug 30, 2017
  • Length: 57:52
  • Purchases: 3
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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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In the early 1970’s, author Studs Terkel went around the country with a reel-to-reel tape recorder interviewing people about their jobs. The result...

Bought by Troy Public Radio, WITF, KUT, KSUT, KZYX and more


  • Added: Aug 13, 2017
  • Length: 54:59
  • Purchases: 45
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A program about Louis Armstrong’s mid-career years, in which he led the small-group All-Stars, scored chart hits with pop ballads, and became a Col...

  • Added: Jul 06, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
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A one-hour program focusing on jazz singer and songwriter Peggy Lee. Great for Women's History Month!

Bought by WJSU, South Dakota Public Broadcasting - Radio, WNPR, Spokane Public Radio, and KGLT


  • Added: Jun 29, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 5
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An hour-long program of classic jazz, presenting the second of a two-part program exploring the life and music of Thelonious Monk, with special gue...

Bought by South Dakota Public Broadcasting - Radio and KGLT


  • Added: Jun 29, 2017
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 2
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An hourlong program of classic jazz, presenting the first of a two-part program exploring the life and music of Thelonious Monk, with special guest...

Bought by South Dakota Public Broadcasting - Radio and KGLT


  • Added: Jun 29, 2017
  • Length: 58:58
  • Purchases: 2
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An hour-long program of classic jazz, featuring musical tributes to the so-called “Black Metropolis,” including Duke Ellington’s “Harlem,” Roy Eldr...

Bought by Radio New Zealand, 90.5 WSNC, WUCF, and WCPN


  • Added: Jun 29, 2017
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 4
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An hourlong program of classic jazz, highlighting end-period performances from Bill Evans, Billie Holiday, and others.

Bought by KPIP-LP, KAZU, WPTC, and South Dakota Public Broadcasting - Radio


  • Added: Jun 29, 2017
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Christopher Gerson as Richard III, Credit: Benjamin Boucvalt
On this episode of Art Beat, we visit with a member of the acting company at Great River Shakespeare Festival. This individual has graced the stage...

  • Added: Jun 19, 2017
  • Length: 08:10
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Helenboch, originally created by one of Georgia's first craft breweries, is getting a rebirth. Reported by Tim Dennis.

  • Added: Jun 12, 2017
  • Length: 13:26
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Music historian Paul Ingles hosts a panel of other music writers and fans remembering the musical legacy of Gregg Allman, who died May 27, 2017 at ...

Bought by WAMC, KMSU, WXXI, KKWE Niijii Radio, KGLT and more


  • Added: May 30, 2017
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 12
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Music from trumpeter Miles Davis' final years, including his albums Amandla and Tutu, and collaborations with Shirley Horn and Quincy Jones.

  • Added: May 12, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Adelaide Bullen
Archeologist Adelaide Bullen written and presented by Susan J. Mannino

  • Added: Apr 10, 2017
  • Length: 06:53
Caption: Eliza Webb
Eliza Webb as written and performed by Lilian B. Moore

  • Added: Apr 10, 2017
  • Length: 06:39
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Thomas Merton was one of the most influential spiritual writers of the 20th century—and he was also a passionate jazz fan. We’ll talk with jazz mus...

  • Added: Apr 03, 2017
  • Length: 59:02
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In 1952 Billie Holiday began her last great period on record with a series of small-group sessions that capture the twilight glow of a jazz star.

  • Added: Mar 21, 2017
  • Length: 59:01
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A rollicking music intensive salute to the music of Chuck Berry, who passed away at the age of 90 at his home in Missouri, Saturday, March 18, 2017...

Bought by WXXI, KGLP, KPIK-LP, RadioFreePalmer, KRCB-FM "Radio 91" and more


  • Added: Mar 19, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 24
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A look at the history of modern circus and how Ireland and Irish performers played a pivotal role.

  • Added: Feb 11, 2017
  • Length: 27:51