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Caption: Red Allen
New Orleans musician who's work had a profound effect on the early development of jazz.

  • Added: Jan 05, 2012
  • Length: 58:59
Caption: New York University Press, Credit: Trade card for Cottolene
Racial Innocence: Performing American Childhood from Slavery to Civil Rights by Robin Bernstein

  • Added: Jan 04, 2012
  • Length: 19:53
Caption: Lady E. aka
Lady E tells me that some nights when she’s finished singing and returns to her apartment and is having trouble with the zipper on her dress, she’l...

  • Added: Oct 15, 2011
  • Length: 56:36
Caption: Bob Marley on Tour in Dublin July 6, 1980, Credit: Eddie Mallin via Flickr
Rona Steinberg recalls the time a cancer-stricken Bob Marley came into her hospital and her life.

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Sep 22, 2011
  • Length: 05:05
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: At RAS, you can order Caribbean food (like the Bake and Shark, left) or Ethiopian cuisine (like the vegetarian platter, right)., Credit: Rebecca Sheir
What happens when Africa and the Caribbean culinarily collide in the U.S. capital? Dig in and find out!

  • Added: Aug 15, 2011
  • Length: 04:46
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An American Muslim woman describes the ways she meets her religious requirements at work, and her co-workers reactions.

  • Added: Aug 05, 2011
  • Length: 02:28
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The Colored Musicians Club is one of Buffalo’s oldest music venues. Jazz giants from Count Basie to Billie Holiday played there, but even with the ...

  • Added: Apr 03, 2011
  • Length: 07:24
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In the 1970?s, dancer Gail Lyons and drummer Emile Latimer discovered love in Buffalo, New York through West African music. After all these years,...

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Apr 03, 2011
  • Length: 02:45
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Nellie Mae Quander (1880-1961), 1st international president of Alpha Kappa Alpha, the 1st Greek-lettered sorority established/incorporated by African-American college women., Credit: Quander Historical Society, Inc.
Meet the oldest African-American family in Washington, D.C. - and, perhaps, the United States.

Bought by WJFF, KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio, WABE, WAMC, and PRX Remix


  • Added: Jan 19, 2011
  • Length: 05:17
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Idris Elba, San Francisco, CA, August 8, 2010, Credit: Andrea Chase
Idris Elba talks to Andrea Chase about glamorous gangsters, creative cross-pollination, and working in Rwanda.

  • Added: Aug 22, 2010
  • Length: 09:31
Caption: Louisiana blues diva Carol Fran performs at her 76th birthday party., Credit: Photo by Barry Yeoman
Still Singing the Blues: New Orleans and South Louisiana features musicians in New Orleans and South Louisiana who continue to perform the blues—of...

Bought by Red River Radio Network, KZMU Moab Community Radio, KCMJ Community Radio, Red River Radio Network, Red River Radio Network and more


  • Added: May 11, 2010
  • Length: 55:00
  • Purchases: 23
Caption: Book Cover
Changing our place in the world, through philosophy and math skills.

  • Added: Jan 28, 2010
  • Length: 29:01
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THE PRINCESS AND THE FROG: Animators Mark Henn and Mike Surrey talk to Andrea Chase about the pleasures and perils of returning to hand-drawn anima...

  • Added: Dec 11, 2009
  • Length: 15:03
Caption: The Four Rings, Credit: Limsonline.org
Each day most of us wave to a friend or gesture in a meeting with colleagues. Dance professor Karen Studd sees patterns and language in all of the...

Bought by WFIU and CKMO


  • Added: Jun 01, 2009
  • Length: 28:54
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: ZZ Packer, Credit: Marion Ettlinger
Contemporary short stories, performed by two prize-winning young women writers. ZZ Packer has "Brownies," about violence that brews when white girl...

  • Added: Mar 19, 2009
  • Length: 56:17
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A woman who teaches English in African refugee camps finds her students sometimes need more than an English lesson.

Bought by PRX Remix, Marfa Public Radio, and KRUA


  • Added: Jan 20, 2009
  • Length: 07:20
  • Purchases: 3
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Basic facts and about elephants from Carol Buckley, founder of The Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee, plus a personal elephant story from NY Times be...

  • Added: Dec 03, 2008
  • Length: 07:06
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African immigrants are the fastest growing segment of the black population in the U.S. On this edition, we meet Mauton Akran, a Nigerian immigrant ...

Bought by XRAY.fm, WCSU-FM, and WNCU


  • Added: Aug 08, 2008
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 3
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A documentary exploring sickle cell disease and an extraordinary doctor who is fighting the illness in Philadelphia and West Africa.

Bought by WCAI / WNAN, KCMJ Community Radio, WRGY, KUNM, KUNM and more


  • Added: Jul 26, 2008
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 14
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Youth voices share their perspectives on Black masculinity.

Bought by WFAE, WEAA, New Hampshire Public Radio, WYSO, WCPN and more


  • Added: Jul 23, 2008
  • Length: 52:33
  • Purchases: 19
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Perfect for Black History Month (February), this one-hour special tells the story of Duke Ellington's musical "Jump for Joy"

Bought by WMOT, WVAS, WCAI / WNAN, WNMU-FM, WRGY and more


  • Added: Dec 19, 2007
  • Length: 59:05
  • Purchases: 29
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ThoughtCast speaks with Princeton philosopher Kwame Anthony Appiah about his new book, "Cosmopolitanism: Ethics in a World of Strangers" -- followe...

Bought by WCAI / WNAN


  • Added: Jul 09, 2007
  • Length: 57:01
  • Purchases: 1
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A conversational profile of Ralph Bunche - a sometimes overlooked African-American who excelled in the world of diplomacy. Bunche negotiated tire...

Bought by South Dakota Public Broadcasting - Radio, KUOW, Radio Baha'i, WLGI, Aspen Public Radio, Radio Baha'i, WLGI and more


  • Added: Jan 12, 2007
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 30
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Series of programs featuring the music and words of arranger Moses Hogan

  • Added: Jan 10, 2007
  • Length: 19:24
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Singer/composer and human rights activist SAMITE talks about his life and work

  • Added: Jan 05, 2007
  • Length: 28:00