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Vocalist and songwriter Gretchen Parlato's music is introspective and crafted with a knowing touch. Winner of the 2004 Thelonious Monk Jazz Vocalis...

Bought by WMOT, Delmarva Public Radio, KREV-LP, and WNCU


  • Added: Aug 09, 2012
  • Length: 15:06
  • Purchases: 4
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George Wein, founder of the Newport Jazz Festival, has created countless festivals worldwide and can be connected to every important jazz musician ...

  • Added: Jul 31, 2012
  • Length: 15:27
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"...This country lookin' guy was standing there in the door, waiting for me to tell him what to do. So I said, 'play something!' He took out his ...

Bought by KMUW, WMOT, Delmarva Public Radio, and KREV-LP


  • Added: Jul 26, 2012
  • Length: 19:40
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Yetuni , Credit: Stefano Cassini
Yetuni's father was different, he was more like an animal than human. This recording was made at a homestead somewhere in the wilderness near Mount...

  • Added: Jul 04, 2012
  • Length: 04:37
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"And he said we’ll I don’t want to play any of those 7s or 11s or 13s or 22s. I don’t want to play any of that stuff that you’re writing. He said b...

Bought by Delmarva Public Radio, KREV-LP, and WNCU


  • Added: Apr 20, 2012
  • Length: 11:32
  • Purchases: 3
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"There’s an interesting thing that happens. You prepare a piece. You rehearse it. It sounds perfect...And you go out and play it on the first night...

Bought by Delmarva Public Radio, KREV-LP, WNCU, and PRX Remix


  • Added: Apr 20, 2012
  • Length: 16:42
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Barry Harris, Billy Higgins
In the 40s, jazzmen came of age on the stages of dance halls. Pianist Barry Harris and drummer Billy Higgins capture the view from those stages.

Bought by WMOT, Delmarva Public Radio, KREV-LP, WNCU, KFOK-LPFM and more


  • Added: Apr 20, 2012
  • Length: 10:44
  • Purchases: 6
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"I had moved to New York and spent a couple of years here scuffling around. I was getting a little discouraged, playing a lot of weddings. It wasn'...

Bought by WMOT, Delmarva Public Radio, and KREV-LP


  • Added: Apr 20, 2012
  • Length: 13:41
  • Purchases: 3
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One Hour radio special features Jack Johnson & guests live at the 2004-2010 Kokua Festivals that raised money for environmental education programs ...

Bought by KAZU, Prairie Public, Radio New Zealand, NPR Illinois, KSUT and more


  • Added: Apr 13, 2012
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 7
Caption: "Rez Life" by David Treuer
Leech Lake Indian writer, David Treuer, has a new book, “Rez Life”. The author of three novels and one collection of essays, “Rez Life” is his firs...

Bought by KSRQ


  • Added: Feb 23, 2012
  • Length: 33:40
  • Purchases: 1
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UNC students, Palestinians and non-Palestinians, discuss ways in which they raise awareness about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict on campus and be...

  • Added: Dec 21, 2011
  • Length: 10:10
Caption: Veterans Join Occupy Wall Street, Credit: Iraq Veterans Against War
On this edition, we bring you the voices of Veterans from Occupy Wall Street and a special report on veterans returning home from war and the strug...

Bought by 90.5 WSNC


  • Added: Nov 08, 2011
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
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“One of the things that you can do for a member of the military who is currently serving is to help take care of their family. That happened for us...

  • Added: Oct 21, 2011
  • Length: 28:28
Caption: Wynton Marsalis
"For me I always grew up watching my father and other jazz musicians, they never played for that many people, they were always struggling. They did...

Bought by WMOT, Delmarva Public Radio, KREV-LP, WCSU-FM, PRX Remix and more


  • Added: Oct 14, 2011
  • Length: 18:54
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: The Emotion Roadmap to Inspired Performance
Graduate students at UCONN are helping small businesses learn about enterprise risk management and they are producing stellar results.

  • Added: Aug 24, 2011
  • Length: 59:57
Caption: Jose James
“Music was unexpected. I always wanted to be a writer and I still do. I was always turned on by words, by the way people could use words and that k...

Bought by WMOT, Delmarva Public Radio, KREV-LP, PRX Remix, and KFOK-LPFM


  • Added: Jul 28, 2011
  • Length: 11:59
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Fold.It screen shot
A web-based video game called FoldIt uses crowd-sourcing in the hopes of solving some very big -- er, tiny -- biological problems.

  • Added: Jul 22, 2011
  • Length: 06:17
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"I was on my way to being a decent bass player, and at that time there were a lot of clubs in New York, a lot of recordings going on....talking to ...

Bought by WMOT, Delmarva Public Radio, KREV-LP, WCSU-FM, 90.5 WSNC and more


  • Added: Jul 14, 2011
  • Length: 08:59
  • Purchases: 7
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Professor Michael Wessells of Columbia University takes us beyond war news. What are the true stresses faced by people in war zones and refugees? B...

  • Added: Jun 14, 2011
  • Length: 11:31
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"Well, growing up in Detroit I was exposed to a lot of different music, a lot of different cultures at a very young age without ever having to leav...

Bought by Delmarva Public Radio, KREV-LP, WCSU-FM, 90.5 WSNC, WNCU and more


  • Added: Jun 13, 2011
  • Length: 07:23
  • Purchases: 6
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Bobby McFerrin has spent four decades breaking ground in jazz vocals – and his music always feels fresh. Hear how Miles Davis changed his life.

Bought by WMOT, CJRT-FM, Delmarva Public Radio, KREV-LP, WCSU-FM and more


  • Added: Mar 21, 2011
  • Length: 05:32
  • Purchases: 8
Caption: Sam Rivers, Credit: Frank Stewart
Sam Rivers has sounded his horn across six decades of jazz with Miles Davis, Cecil Taylor, and Dizzy Gillespie. Producer David Goren brings us an i...

Bought by Delmarva Public Radio, KREV-LP, WCSU-FM, WNCU, KFOK-LPFM and more


  • Added: Jan 20, 2011
  • Length: 09:23
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: James Moody, Credit: Frank Stewart
"Moody's Mood for Love" is one of the most memorable and recognizable solos in jazz history. But for James Moody, the song contains a bigger history.

Bought by WMOT, Delmarva Public Radio, KREV-LP, WCSU-FM, 90.5 WSNC and more


  • Added: Jan 20, 2011
  • Length: 08:15
  • Purchases: 8
Caption: Randy Weston , Credit: Frank Stewart
Pianist Randy Weston has seen a lot people and places in his life. Born in Brooklyn in 1926 and served in the US Army during World War II. But it ...

Bought by WEZU, KPVL, Delmarva Public Radio, KREV-LP, WNCU and more


  • Added: Jan 19, 2011
  • Length: 12:57
  • Purchases: 7
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Missy Andersen keeps old school Soul and R&B alive!

Bought by KPSQ-LP, Prairie Public, KALH, KPVL, KEOS and more


  • Added: Dec 03, 2010
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 8