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Caption: Lee McIntyre
We now live in what’s called “The Post-Truth Era.” That means feelings carry more weight than evidence, and alternative facts replace actual facts....

Bought by KRZA and KCBX


  • Added: Aug 07, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Looking through old photos elicits a myriad of feelings.

  • Added: Mar 10, 2019
  • Length: 59:26
Caption: Johnny Hodges
This program pays tribute to those inventive alto saxophonists in the early years of jazz.

Bought by KCBX


  • Added: Aug 03, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: The Washingtonians
In the beginning, they went by the name, The Washingtonians. But, it wasn’t long before they became one of the most recognizable bands in the coun...

Bought by KCBX


  • Added: Jun 13, 2016
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Fats Waller
Pianist, composer, vocalist and ultimate entertainer Fats Waller always said his favorite instrument was the pipe organ.

Bought by KCBX


  • Added: Apr 06, 2016
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Bert Ambrose & his Orchestra
Bandleader and violinist Bert Ambrose lead, by far, the most distinguished dance band in England in the latter 1920s and early 1930s.

Bought by KCBX


  • Added: Mar 23, 2016
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Jane Green
This is a sampling of the women who performed on Broadway and recorded studio sessions in the 1920s.

Bought by WCPN, WNMU-FM, WCPN, WXAV 88.3FM, and KCBX


  • Added: Mar 03, 2016
  • Length: 59:02
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Johnny Dodds
As jazz emerged as the popular music of the 1920s, it was common to have the trumpet as the lead instrument, however, a few pioneering musicians wa...

Bought by KRZA and KCBX


  • Added: Jan 20, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Eddie South
Chicago based violinist Eddie South, The Dark Angel of the Fiddle, actually can be classified as worldwide.

Bought by KCBX


  • Added: Jan 06, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
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In the first decade of jazz, many trumpet players attempted to reach the level of musicianship set by Louis Armstrong. Two, in particular, were sta...

Bought by KCBX


  • Added: Oct 15, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: 1920s Flapper
Several of the songs heard in this program were never sold over the counter. If you knew the artist, you’d have to request it from the clerk, who w...

Bought by KCBX


  • Added: Sep 16, 2015
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Phil Napoleon
Phil Napoleon is considered a primary pioneer of jazz trumpet, and his playing profoundly affected Red Nichols and Bix Beiderbecke. He was one of t...

Bought by KCBX


  • Added: Apr 22, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: George Gershwin
The music of composer, pianist, and painter George Gershwin. This tribute features many of his songs from the 1920s and '30s, and comments of some ...

Bought by Radio New Zealand and KCBX


  • Added: Mar 30, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 2
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This week we’re speaking with groups who are trying to make it, despite the obstacles. People who are aren’t in positions of power, who are taken a...

Bought by KSRQ


  • Added: Jan 16, 2015
  • Length: 27:53
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Bessie Smith
The cornerstones for this program: Bessie Smith and Billie Holiday featuring several artists who benefited from the breakthrough recordings of Mami...

Bought by KCBX


  • Added: Dec 03, 2014
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 1
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This week, we’re relying on the Twin Cities community. The eclectic, exciting and energetic society that we’re fortunate to surround ourselves with...

Bought by KVSC and KSRQ


  • Added: Nov 12, 2014
  • Length: 24:59
  • Purchases: 2
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This week, we’re answering big questions, like is there a place for vintage technology in our increasingly digitized world? How can we make the mod...

Bought by KSRQ


  • Added: Sep 08, 2014
  • Length: 29:45
  • Purchases: 1
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This week we’re all about conclusions. Aaron Bolton wraps up his historical account of Minneapolis Hip Hop, Katie Bolin pulls the breaks on her ser...

Bought by KSRQ


  • Added: Sep 08, 2014
  • Length: 30:08
  • Purchases: 1
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This week we’re reminiscing on what makes life in Minnesota – Minnesotan. We’re thinking about the toys we played with in elementary school, we’re ...

Bought by KSRQ


  • Added: Sep 08, 2014
  • Length: 30:34
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: The Windy City 1920s
When we think of the Big Bands, it’s most often in terms of the Swing Era. Understandable, since those sweet and hot orchestra’s dominated the 1930...

Bought by KCBX


  • Added: Jul 15, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
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From now, the days are only going to get shorter, believe it or not. Winter is officially on its way, people, but… let’s not think about that. We h...

Bought by KSRQ


  • Added: Jun 29, 2014
  • Length: 29:02
  • Purchases: 1
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Tonight we say goodbye to a qualified member of Culture Queue while we welcome another. Nathan Gerdes sings his heart out for the last time and tal...

Bought by KSRQ


  • Added: Jun 29, 2014
  • Length: 28:42
  • Purchases: 1
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This week, we conclude The Clueless Radio Play, the first (as far as we know) radio reenactment of the sensational 1995 cult classic, Clueless, as ...

Bought by KSRQ


  • Added: Jun 09, 2014
  • Length: 27:34
  • Purchases: 1
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We here at Radio K are proud to present The Clueless Radio Play, the first (as far as we know) radio reenactment of the sensational 1995 cult class...

Bought by KSRQ


  • Added: Jun 03, 2014
  • Length: 29:05
  • Purchases: 1
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Tonight we are focusing on a group of individuals that often get a bad rep – bros. We are giving them the respect they deserve, paying tribute to t...

Bought by KSRQ


  • Added: Jun 03, 2014
  • Length: 29:03
  • Purchases: 1