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CHEERS TO ALL THE YEARS! Before we roar into the 20s, we look back at our decades of publishing magazines, books and radio shows. This compilation ...

  • Added: Jan 02, 2020
  • Length: 29:00
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WMRA and James Madison University present The John Grisham Writers Hour with special guest Jon Meacham.

  • Added: Dec 03, 2019
  • Length: 53:58
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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: Nov 25, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
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We mark Veteran's Day with two interviews featuring Alan Proctor. His book, THE SWEDEN FILE: MEMOIR OF AN AMERICAN EX-PATRIATE, was named one of th...

  • Added: Nov 12, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
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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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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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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
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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
Caption: Shaun Usher
In 2009 Shaun Usher began a blog to showcase correspondence that he felt deserved a wider audience. The blog quickly became popular and widely shar...

  • Added: Jun 20, 2014
  • Length: 13:31
Caption: Sarah Vowell signing books after a lecture at Lamar Univ. in Beaumont, Texas
Sarah Vowell talks to reporter Brian Friedman and producer Laine Kaplan-Levenson about Louis Armstrong, voiceover work, Andrew Jackson, New Orleans...

  • Added: Apr 15, 2014
  • Length: 11:01
Caption: Neil Gaiman waits backstage, Credit: David J. Murray, Clear Eyed Photo
Multimedia sensation reads from the new edition of "American Gods," and talks Twitter, Dr. Who, and the power of librarians with host Virginia Pres...

Bought by WNPR and WCAI / WNAN


  • Added: Jun 29, 2011
  • Length: 49:27
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Aldo Leopold, Credit: Aldo Leopold Foundation
A celebration of the life Aldo Leopold, the man who wrote “A Sand County Almanac” in 1949, and introduced Ethics as the fundamental concept that sh...

Bought by KUPR low power FM, WMUU-LP, KCMJ Community Radio, KUNM, KWMR and more


  • Added: Feb 07, 2011
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 13
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Dmae Roberts features an in-depth and lively interview with Northwest Writer Ivan Doig.

  • Added: Dec 02, 2010
  • Length: 28:02
Caption: Bible Babel Cover, Credit: Harper Collins
A conversation about the Bible's universality and relevance in pop culture, with the author who aims to give "people what they don't get in church ...

Bought by WFIU


  • Added: Jun 09, 2010
  • Length: 29:01
  • Purchases: 1
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On a trip to see his brother, Walt Whitman was so struck by the violence of the Civil War that he stayed to help heal wounded soldiers. He hoped hi...

Bought by WXAV 88.3FM, WRGY, KMUN, KUAC, WRGY and more


  • Added: Jul 13, 2009
  • Length: 28:56
  • Purchases: 8
Caption: Orville, Katharine and Wilbur Wright, Credit: Library of Congress
Why you've never heard of the Wright Brothers' sister, Katharine.

  • Added: Apr 14, 2009
  • Length: 29:00
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The story of one man who saved Jefferson's estate from ruin and one "being" that captured authors' fancies.

Bought by WDCB


  • Added: Dec 15, 2005
  • Length: 29:55
  • Purchases: 1