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Caption: Lester Blackiston
Pirates love the water. It’s their sustenance, it’s their highway, it’s their haven. Lester Blackiston loved the water. As a matter of fact, I didn...

  • Added: Aug 25, 2016
  • Length: 27:08
Caption: Lester Blackiston
Pirates and their deeds become legend. Blackbeard, Lester’s personal favorite, did this thing with canon fuses, or so the legend goes. Just as h...

  • Added: Aug 11, 2016
  • Length: 26:15

  • Added: Aug 03, 2016
  • Length: 24:46
Caption: Lester Blackiston
This is the story of a dead man. He gave up the ghost a few years ago. And some who knew him might say he never had a ghost to give up in the first...

  • Added: Jul 22, 2016
  • Length: 26:09
Caption: Lester Blackiston
Pirates love the water. It’s their sustenance, it’s their highway, it’s their haven. Lester Blackiston loved the water. As a matter of fact, I did...

  • Added: Aug 07, 2015
  • Length: 27:09
Caption: Lester Blackiston, the Pirate of Shockoe Bottom.
Lester Blackiston was the pirate of Shockoe Bottom. He was a minor Beat poet, a questionable inventor, a man who avoided work at all costs. He had ...

  • Added: Nov 28, 2014
  • Length: 23:46
Caption: Lester Blackiston
Lester Blackiston, a poet of the Beat generation, was kind of, sort of, an inventor, a businessman, a seamen, and other things,too. Mainly, though,...

  • Added: Nov 21, 2014
  • Length: 25:57
Caption: Fifty-thousand words in a month. How's it going?, Credit: National Novel Writing Month Organizatoin
A newly updated piece on NaNoWriMo. November is National Novel Writing Month, sometimes known as NaNoWriMo. In a studio loft on the Chicago's North...

Bought by WRST-FM Oshkosh and WAMC


  • Added: Oct 29, 2014
  • Length: 05:12
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Eudora Welty, New Haven, CT, 1974, Credit: William Ferris
Eudora Welty was one of the South’s most beloved writers, and her fiction is still a study in detail and dialogue and wit. Her settings were often ...

Bought by Troy Public Radio and Georgia Public Broadcasting


  • Added: Jan 17, 2014
  • Length: 13:47
  • Purchases: 2
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Words from the Frontier: Poetry in Maine is an hour-long program featuring fifteen contemporary Maine poets.

Bought by WCAI / WNAN


  • Added: Jul 02, 2008
  • Length: 59:30
  • Purchases: 1
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Pulitzer Prize winning author Michael Cunningham invokes the spirit of Walt Whitman in his latest book ?Specimen Days? ? part of a wave of post 9/1...

Bought by KICI


  • Added: Jul 06, 2006
  • Length: 29:30
  • Purchases: 1
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A documentary about Indianapolis' Creative Renewal Arts Fellowships which has granted 150 "artistic sabbaticals" since 1999.

  • Added: Aug 20, 2004
  • Length: 29:55