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This week, we'll hear Blues artists covering classic Country music songs from Hank Williams, Johnny Cash and more.

Bought by KVNF, WJSU, and WSGE


  • Added: Feb 25, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Nikki Giovanni
We'll hear poets- many from the Harlem Renaissance and Black Arts Movements- reading their work, along with poetry set to music, and hip-hop. We'll...

Bought by KZUM, KMRE-LP, WJAB, KPIP-LP, KCMJ Community Radio and more


  • Added: Feb 11, 2015
  • Length: 01:57:59
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. delivering his I Have A Dream speech at the 1963 Civil Rights March on Washington, Credit: National Archives
We honor the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. We'll hear excerpts of his sermons, speeches, and interviews, along with funk, soul, jazz...

Bought by WUKY, KPIP-LP, KBRP Community Radio, and KMXT


  • Added: Jan 15, 2015
  • Length: 01:57:59
  • Purchases: 4
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Full-Time Blues Radio's annual preview of the International Blues Challenge, the world's largest battle of the bands, taking place Jan. 20-24, 2015.

Bought by WJSU and WSGE


  • Added: Jan 14, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Conversations with celebrated American poets Rita Dove and Sonia Sanchez.

Bought by KQED, WVAS, WESM 91.3 FM, Red River Radio Network, WJAB and more


  • Added: Jan 07, 2015
  • Length: 52:58
  • Purchases: 8
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The first episode of Full-Time Blues Radio in 2015 features music from, and the full list of, nominees for the 2015 Blues Music Awards.

Bought by WSGE and WJSU


  • Added: Dec 31, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 2
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An hour of music from John's favorite Blues albums of 2014.

Bought by KPVL, WJSU, and WSGE


  • Added: Dec 10, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 3
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They say that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. If that’s the case, then Stevie Wonder should know the feeling of flattery well. His son...

  • Added: Oct 14, 2014
  • Length: 13:30
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The most celebrated African American poets in America pay homage to the life’s work of former Poet Laureate and Pulitzer Prize winner Rita Dove.

Bought by Peconic Public Broadcasting, KVSC, Radio Phoenix, WCAI / WNAN, and WMNF


  • Added: Oct 10, 2014
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 5
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This week's show features new Blues music from 13 countries outside of the United States.

Bought by KPVL and WJSU


  • Added: Sep 11, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: S. Epatha Merkerson
Produced by JAZZ HOUSE KIDS, a nonprofit jazz education and performance organization, the 2014 MONTCLAIR JAZZ FESTIVAL features Christian McBride, ...

Bought by KCSM, WJAB, and WNCU


  • Added: Aug 19, 2014
  • Length: 01:58:01
  • Purchases: 3
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All of the incredible artists on this week's show are 30 years old or under, and they're proving they are as passionate about the Blues as the elde...

Bought by WSGE and KPVL


  • Added: Jul 16, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Courtesy Roustabout Records
A brand new look at today's queens of the Blues, inside the Home for New & independent Blues Music.

Bought by KPVL, WSGE, and WJSU


  • Added: Jul 09, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Whether it is in a traditional Blues duo setting or as a combination of two talents fronting a full band, deuces are wild, this week, as we explore...

Bought by Radio New Zealand, KPVL, and WSGE


  • Added: Jul 03, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Ruby Dee, c. 1960, Credit: John Springer Collection/Corbis
Ruby Dee, actress, writer and activist died on June 12 at the age of 91. The WFMT Radio Network is offering this excerpt of Ruby Dee speaking with ...

Bought by PRX Remix and KGNU


  • Added: Jun 13, 2014
  • Length: 07:03
  • Purchases: 2
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This week, Full-Time Blues Radio previews the WC Handy Blues and Barbecue Festival, taking place June 7-14 in Henderson, Kentucky. Hear music from ...

Bought by WSGE, KPVL, and WJSU


  • Added: May 29, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Maya Angelou discusses growing up in Stamps, Arkansas, and early adulthood experiences as recounted in her recently released autobiography I Know W...

Bought by KAAD-LP, Radio Phoenix, KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio, KMUZ, WCAI / WNAN and more


  • Added: May 28, 2014
  • Length: 01:04:47
  • Purchases: 26
Caption: Courtesy TajBlues.com
Taj Mahal has enjoyed a more than four decade career playing mostly Blues and Folk, but genres from around the world, as well. We honor him with hi...

Bought by Radio New Zealand, KPVL, WSGE, and WJSU


  • Added: May 16, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 4
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It's an hour of new & independent blues music from the great white north. This week, Full-Time Blues Radio explores the Blues of Canada!

Bought by WJSU, Radio New Zealand, WSGE, KPVL, and WJSU


  • Added: May 07, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Courtesy Blues Foundation
Full-Time Blues Radio runs down the complete list of nominees at the 2014 BMAs and spins several of them on this week's show.

Bought by WSGE, Radio New Zealand, and WJSU


  • Added: Apr 30, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Full-Time Blues Radio features expressions of faith, this week, on our annual listen to the spiritual side of new & independent Blues music.

Bought by Radio New Zealand, KPVL, WSGE, and WJSU


  • Added: Apr 15, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Audra McDonald, Credit: Autumn de Wilde
Aidan Quinn, Audra McDonald and Tonya Pinkins star in shorts by John Patrick Shanley (Oscar, Pulitzer, Tony winner) and Lynn Nottage (Pulitzer Priz...

Bought by KUNM, New Hampshire Public Radio, KFCF FM, KTSW 89.9, KREV-LP and more


  • Added: Mar 26, 2014
  • Length: 53:00
  • Purchases: 8
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One voice, one instrument, or a one man band - this week, Full-Time Blues Radio exclusively features solo performances.

Bought by Radio New Zealand, KPVL, WSGE, and WJSU


  • Added: Mar 20, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Leontyne Price, Credit: Carl Van Vechten
Fifteen, 3-minute vignettes celebrating the contributions of African Americans in classical music.

Bought by Vermont Public Radio, KBYU/BYU Radio, WOSU, WVIA, KBYU/BYU Radio and more


  • Added: Mar 04, 2014
  • Length: 45:00
  • Purchases: 7
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The Home for New & Independent Blues Music expands, playing some Cajun, Zydeco, and a little Jazz. This week, we explore the sounds of Louisiana on...

Bought by Radio New Zealand, KPVL, and WJSU


  • Added: Feb 28, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 3