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We mark Veteran's Day with two interviews featuring Alan Proctor. His book, THE SWEDEN FILE: MEMOIR OF AN AMERICAN EX-PATRIATE, was named one of th...

  • Added: Nov 12, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
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We kick off National Preservation Week and continue our celebration of National Poetry Month by pulling from our audio archives to look back on the...

  • Added: Apr 24, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
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NEW LETTERS ON THE AIR begins National Poetry Month with Edward Hirsch, a poet and "MacArthur genius" who was the editor of THE BEST AMERICAN POETR...

Bought by WNJR and WMUU-LP


  • Added: Apr 10, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
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This week on Played in Oregon the Schubert Ensemble plays the piano Quintet by Antonin Dvorak.

Bought by Rhythm & News Service, KWAX, and KMXT


  • Added: Aug 23, 2018
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 3
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For Black History Month, we present THE 19th U.S. Poet Laureate (2012-14) and former Mississippi Poet Laureate (2012-16), Natasha Trethewey, who wo...

Bought by WNJR and WNJR


  • Added: Feb 08, 2018
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
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The impeccable British jazz critic/writer/musician Leonard Feather assembles a studio of all-stars to open this program, followed by funky guitar b...

Bought by KBBI, KCMJ Community Radio, WVBI-LP, WJSU, KMRE-LP and more


  • Added: Sep 19, 2017
  • Length: 01:59:57
  • Purchases: 8
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An hourlong program of classic jazz, highlighting end-period performances from Bill Evans, Billie Holiday, and others.

Bought by KPIP-LP, KAZU, WPTC, and South Dakota Public Broadcasting - Radio


  • Added: Jun 29, 2017
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 4
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A great arrangement from trumpeter Donald Byrd harkens back the ‘50s, then straight into salsa. What’s the difference between “Jazzvanes” and “Java...

Bought by WMOT, WVBI-LP, WJSU, KMRE-LP, and WKAR


  • Added: Feb 28, 2017
  • Length: 01:59:59
  • Purchases: 5
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The Charlie Hunter Trio says come as you are, as it smells like teen spirit! Hunter was influenced by Roland Kirk, of whom we hear playing multiple...

Bought by WMOT, WVBI-LP, WJSU, KMRE-LP, and WKAR


  • Added: Jan 17, 2017
  • Length: 01:59:58
  • Purchases: 5
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A fresh sound from TS Monk, rooted in tradition, describes openers for this episode while Lonnie Johnson sings and plays a 1948 hit. Then as if Duk...

Bought by WVBI-LP, KCMJ Community Radio, WYAP, WOUB, KMRE-LP and more


  • Added: May 17, 2016
  • Length: 01:59:56
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: Jackie Robinson
Jazz salutes in song to African-American actors, athletes, and artists.

Bought by KAZU, WAER, WVAS, WMOT, and WJSU


  • Added: Feb 08, 2016
  • Length: 58:57
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Lou Ureneck
Shortly after World War One, the Ottoman Empire was in its fiinal days. The last desperate act of the Turkish nationalist army was to destroy the...

Bought by KCBX


  • Added: May 07, 2015
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
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When faced with a court order to integrate, Prince Edward County in Virginia closed its entire school system in 1959 rather than integrate. Now, fo...

Bought by WABE, WFHB, and WTJU


  • Added: Oct 21, 2013
  • Length: 28:56
  • Purchases: 3
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When faced with a court order to integrate, Prince Edward County in Virginia closed its entire school system in 1959 rather than integrate. Now, fo...

Bought by WNYC, WRIR, WVAS, Red River Radio Network, WJAB and more


  • Added: Oct 21, 2013
  • Length: 53:52
  • Purchases: 10
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This week the heartbreak and valor of the American Civil War has inspired filmmakers and film composers since the earliest days of cinema.

Bought by WCRI, KPVL, KREV-LP, KPVL, and WEKU


  • Added: May 22, 2012
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 5
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In 1959, Prince Edward County, Virginia closed its schools rather than integrate. The closures lasted for five years, and the people who were denie...

Bought by KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio, Interlochen Public Radio, 90.5 WSNC, KZYX, WESM 91.3 FM and more


  • Added: Jan 12, 2012
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 7
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A new generation is telling their stories of overthrowing corrupt regimes. And in the digital age, their lessons can spread more quickly than ever ...

  • Added: Sep 20, 2011
  • Length: 29:00
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Some lovely pieces of music and some not-so-lovely pieces of history.

  • Added: Feb 24, 2011
  • Length: 29:00
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Peter Boyer's "Ellis Island: The Dream of America" is featured, performed by the Philharmonia Orchestra conducted by the composer.

Bought by KISU, KRPS, KENW, WFIU, KALW and more


  • Added: Jun 08, 2006
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 30
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Jonathan Groubert speaks with Dutchwoman Petje Schroeder a Jewish genealogist in the Polish city of Lodz.

  • Added: Sep 20, 2005
  • Length: 29:29