WXPN

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WXPN-FM is the non-commercial public radio service of the University of Pennsylvania and the premier radio showcase for contemporary music that spans the progressive edges of rock, folk, rhythm and blues, and American roots. WXPN also produces programming for national syndication. Our signature program,World Café with David Dye is distributed by Public Radio International and broadcasts daily on more than 160 public radio stations nationwide. WXPN also produces the Peabody-Award winning Kids Corner, hosted by Kathy O'Connell. WXPN also produces the annual Singer Songwriter Weekend two-day music festival.

Series

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67 Pieces

A grab bag of musicians muse about the creative and mundane aspecs of their lives. WXPN's Tracey Tanenbaum hosts this ongoing five minute weekly series

  • From: WXPN
  • Updated: Apr 17, 2008
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2 Pieces

Guest DJs talk about the music that inspired them in their formative years and what they listen to now, in their off-hours.

  • From: WXPN
  • Updated: Feb 08, 2004
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4 Pieces

Four separate features profile African American artists who have ties to Philadelphia

  • From: WXPN
  • Updated: Feb 04, 2007
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6 Pieces

a series of profiles celebrating black musicians in and their contributions to popular music

  • From: WXPN
  • Updated: Feb 02, 2006
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64 Pieces

A weekly exploration of blues and related musical forms

  • From: WXPN
  • Updated: Sep 26, 2012
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144 Pieces

The Blues File is a weekly snapshot of a topic in this culturally significant genre.

  • From: WXPN
  • Updated: Mar 22, 2005
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7 Pieces

A half-hour weekly show featuring in-studio performances from emerging independent musicians

  • From: WXPN
  • Updated: Sep 24, 2008
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0 Pieces

A series of short-form pieces that WXPN used to galvanize listeners during our predrive & membership drive in fall 2008.

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  • Updated: Jan 05, 2009
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3 Pieces

An live hour of spoken word, poetry and song produced by the Writers House on the University of Pennsylvania

  • From: WXPN
  • Updated: Mar 31, 2005
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4 Pieces

A series of concerts from the Philadelphia PA area by blues artists from Mississippi

  • From: WXPN
  • Updated: Jul 25, 2013

Latest Pieces

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Seattle based musician Laura Veirs says she had to appreciate the little victories in her quest to become a full-time performer.

Bought by KUFM - Montana Public Radio, KMXT, and KUT


  • Added: Oct 17, 2006
  • Length: 04:48
  • Purchases: 3
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Amy Rigby sees herself as a mild mannered woman unless of course, she's writing a song or performing in front of an audience.

Bought by KUT


  • Added: Oct 16, 2006
  • Length: 05:05
  • Purchases: 1
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Singer, songwriter and activist Michael Franti reflects changes in his approach to music making over the years.

Bought by KUSP and KUT


  • Added: Oct 16, 2006
  • Length: 04:38
  • Purchases: 2
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For singer songwriter Joseph Arthur making music is an act of liberation.

Bought by KUT


  • Added: Oct 13, 2006
  • Length: 04:32
  • Purchases: 1
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Blues harmonica player Charlie Musselwhite reflects on his life as a blues musician. The blues has helped him through hard times, including the mu...

Bought by KCSM, KUFM - Montana Public Radio, WQJC, and KUT


  • Added: Oct 13, 2006
  • Length: 05:26
  • Purchases: 4
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review of CD-DVD combo "Drink House To Church House, Vol. 1" documenting modern rural blues

Bought by KKRN, KKRN, WEFT, WQJC, and 90.5 WSNC


  • Added: Oct 12, 2006
  • Length: 03:37
  • Purchases: 5
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Songwriter Dave Alvin reflects on performing with his brother in the band the Blasters and his first bad review.

Bought by KSFR, KMXT, and KUT


  • Added: Oct 12, 2006
  • Length: 04:29
  • Purchases: 3
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Folk singer Janis Ian reflects on her long career including mistakes she's made along the way.

Bought by KMXT and KUT


  • Added: Oct 11, 2006
  • Length: 05:06
  • Purchases: 2
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The musician and record producer talks about his addiction to sound and his work on the film "Oh Brother Where Art Thou"?

Bought by WQJC and KUT


  • Added: Oct 11, 2006
  • Length: 04:46
  • Purchases: 2
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review of "Blues Around The World" a new collection of international blues

Bought by KKRN, KKRN, KKRN, KHNS, WEFT and more


  • Added: Oct 05, 2006
  • Length: 03:34
  • Purchases: 6