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Argentinean composers from the 19th and 20th centuries, all born in Argentina’s capital city of Buenos Aires.

Bought by WXXI, KWAX, KVNO, KMUN, KWAX and more


  • Added: Apr 16, 2019
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 12
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Supreme songstress Emmylou Harris is heard in every song of this hour as a duet partner to other singers like Gram Parsons, Don Williams, Rodney Cr...

  • Added: Apr 13, 2019
  • Length: 58:59
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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
Caption: Featuring Hal Blaine
Here's the full mix-the hour long celebration of one of greatest drummers of all-time, Hal Blaine with dozens of his classic contributions to thous...

  • Added: Mar 18, 2019
  • Length: 01:59:04
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The all-out op-ed battle over the U.S. Constitution.

Bought by KRZA


  • Added: Mar 18, 2019
  • Length: 28:23
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Sounds Jewish, Credit: Mississippi Public Broadcasting
Sounds Jewish parties like it's 360 BCE with songs for the Festival of Purim from the three corners of the Jewish world.

  • Added: Mar 11, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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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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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...

Bought by WJAB


  • Added: Feb 22, 2019
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 1
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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 ...

Bought by WJAB


  • Added: Feb 21, 2019
  • Length: 59:03
  • Purchases: 1
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March 17th marks Nat King Cole's centennial, and on this program, we chronicle his rise to stardom in the 1940s.

Bought by Troy Public Radio and WJSU


  • Added: Feb 20, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Miss Peggy Lee was more than a pop star: she was also a world-class songwriter in the male-dominated world of jazz. On this Afterglow special, I’ll...

  • Added: Feb 20, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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Singer Blossom Dearie could be coy, cute, heartbreaking funny, and intimate, and she exhibited all of it on her six albums for Verve Records in the...

  • Added: Feb 20, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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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...

  • Added: Feb 20, 2019
  • Length: 15:56
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Due to the government-shutdown emergency, your host was compelled to entertain an audience at the Old Schoolhouse Museum in 29 Palms.

Bought by KFCF FM


  • Added: Feb 15, 2019
  • Length: 28:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Sounds Jewish, Credit: Mississippi Public Broadcasting
Tune in to the next Sounds Jewish for Jewish songs expressing the excitement, sadness, joy, frustration, and memories that accompany all migrants.

  • Added: Feb 13, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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This Valentine’s Day we could have just brought you some sappy love stories from science’s past. But instead we offer you three tales of lust, lone...

  • Added: Feb 13, 2019
  • Length: 01:17:06