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An in depth look at MY FAIR LADY with back stories on its creation

  • Added: Nov 06, 2016
  • Length: 58:09
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In a Rough Drafts Diaries first, the connections have run dry. In our last episode, our interview only gave one connection instead of the usual thr...

  • Added: Jun 27, 2016
  • Length: 06:11

  • Added: Dec 07, 2015
  • Length: 58:56
  • Purchases: 12
Caption: The outdoor observation deck on the Foshay Tower in Minneapolis, MN., Credit: Noel Clark
The skyline of the Twin Cities in the 1920’s and 30’s was an ever-changing sight. Buildings like the Foshay Tower, the Ramsey County Courthouse and...

Bought by KKWE Niijii Radio and KSRQ


  • Added: Jan 28, 2015
  • Length: 28:06
  • Purchases: 2
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: The Storied South , Credit: Bill Ferris
Preeminent Southern folklorist Bill Ferris has spent the last 40 years documenting the South in print, photography and film. His latest book, The S...

Bought by Troy Public Radio, Georgia Public Broadcasting, and PRX Remix


  • Added: Jan 07, 2014
  • Length: 15:59
  • Purchases: 3
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Free, audio excerpt from a book. The California of Harris’ youth was a very different place than it is today: It was a verdant oasis of orange grov...

  • Added: Nov 12, 2013
  • Length: 06:35
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A lot has changed for the Olympics over the last century, including the focus on an entire discipline.

Bought by KISU


  • Added: Sep 10, 2013
  • Length: 01:45
  • Purchases: 1
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“I think of a lot of things when I’m playing the piano and one of the last things I think about is the piano…you try to somehow think and feel li...

Bought by WMOT, Delmarva Public Radio, and KREV-LP


  • Added: Jun 10, 2013
  • Length: 11:02
  • Purchases: 3
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NEA Jazz Master Yusef Lateef on Joining Dizzy's Big Band; Finding One's Voice; Lifetime Student; and Musical Beginnings.

Bought by WUSF, Harford Community Radio, KVSC, KBEM, Delmarva Public Radio and more


  • Added: Jan 19, 2010
  • Length: 05:29
  • Purchases: 7
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NEA Jazz Master Muhal Richard on Rejecting Categories; Chicago; Composing; Early Influences; Early Band; Founding AACM; and Listening Habits.

Bought by WUSF, Harford Community Radio, KVSC, KBEM, Delmarva Public Radio and more


  • Added: Jan 19, 2010
  • Length: 07:56
  • Purchases: 6
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NEA Jazz Master Kenny Barron on Hearing Coltrane Live; Improvisation; Yusef Lateef; and Moving to NYC.

Bought by WUSF, Harford Community Radio, KVSC, KBEM, Delmarva Public Radio and more


  • Added: Jan 19, 2010
  • Length: 04:59
  • Purchases: 6
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NEA Jazz Master George Avakian on "Discovering this strange music"; Wrong Microphone incident; Most Important Accomplishment; Revolutionizing the L...

Bought by WUSF, Harford Community Radio, KVSC, KBEM, and Delmarva Public Radio


  • Added: Jan 19, 2010
  • Length: 07:57
  • Purchases: 5
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NEA Jazz Master Cedar Walton on Mosaic; His Early Influences; Remembering Arriving in NYC and College Education.

Bought by WUSF, Harford Community Radio, KVSC, KBEM, and Delmarva Public Radio


  • Added: Jan 19, 2010
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 5
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NEA Jazz Master Bobby Hutcherson on Connecting tot he Audiences; Quotes Eric Dolphy; First Performance; Milt Jackson rock the boat; and Pee Wee Mar...

Bought by WUSF, Harford Community Radio, KCSM, KVSC, KBEM and more


  • Added: Jan 19, 2010
  • Length: 06:59
  • Purchases: 8
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NEA Jazz Master Annie Ross on The Contest that Launched Her Career; Being Raised in Hollywood; Working with Lambert and Hendricks; Recording "Singi...

Bought by WUSF, Harford Community Radio, KVSC, KBEM, Delmarva Public Radio and more


  • Added: Jan 19, 2010
  • Length: 08:30
  • Purchases: 6
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NEA Jazz Master Bill Holman on Writing for Stan Kenton; Dangers of Success; Starting his own Big Band; Changes to his Arrangement; and Composing

Bought by WUSF, Harford Community Radio, KVSC, KBEM, and Delmarva Public Radio


  • Added: Jan 19, 2010
  • Length: 07:57
  • Purchases: 5
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FOR MORE THAN 50 YEARS, NEA JAZZ MASTER DAVE BRUBECK HAS TRAVELED THE WORLD, FORGING RELATIONSHIPS THROUGH MUSIC. HE’S BEEN ONE OF AMERICA’S BEST ...

Bought by WUSF, Harford Community Radio, KVSC, KBEM, Delmarva Public Radio and more


  • Added: Dec 07, 2009
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 6
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NEA Jazz Master Lee Konitz on Early Inspiration; Alto Verses Tenor; Spontaneous Improvision; His Sound; and Sideman Mentality.

Bought by WUSF, Harford Community Radio, KVSC, Delmarva Public Radio, KBEM and more


  • Added: Dec 04, 2009
  • Length: 06:30
  • Purchases: 6
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NEA Jazz Master Chico Hamilton on First Gig with Duke Ellington' First Gig; Dedication to the Music; Racism; and Al Jackson.

Bought by WUSF, Harford Community Radio, KVSC, KBEM, and Delmarva Public Radio


  • Added: Dec 04, 2009
  • Length: 06:29
  • Purchases: 5
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NEA Jazz Master Jim Hall on Spiritual Awakening; Technique vs. Ideas; Bill Kirchner; Nat Hentoff; Pat Metheny; and Meeting Sonny Rollins

Bought by WUSF, Harford Community Radio, KVSC, KBEM, and Delmarva Public Radio


  • Added: Dec 04, 2009
  • Length: 08:28
  • Purchases: 5
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NEA Jazz Master Artie Shaw explains that "You do things that some people think are impossible, and that’s what separates the men from the boys."

Bought by WUSF, Harford Community Radio, KVSC, Delmarva Public Radio, and KTRL


  • Added: Dec 03, 2009
  • Length: :59
  • Purchases: 5
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NEA Jazz Master Ramsey Lewis on Connecting to Audiences; and Pop.

Bought by WUSF, Harford Community Radio, KVSC, Delmarva Public Radio, and WCSU-FM


  • Added: Dec 03, 2009
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 5
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NEA Jazz Master Dan Morgenstern on Remembering Fats Waller; Symphony Sid; Billy Holiday; Louis Armstrong and Arriving in the US.

Bought by WUSF, Harford Community Radio, KVSC, KBEM, and Delmarva Public Radio


  • Added: Nov 23, 2009
  • Length: 09:00
  • Purchases: 5
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NEA Jazz Master Toshiko Akiyoshi on Forming a Big Band; His First Inspiration; Bud Powell; and Remembering the Old days.

Bought by WUSF, Harford Community Radio, KVSC, KBEM, and Delmarva Public Radio


  • Added: Nov 23, 2009
  • Length: 05:30
  • Purchases: 5