PRX - Pieces for Tone: Engaging

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Caption: John Grisham & James McBride, Credit: JMU Creative Media
Recorded in front of a live audience, WMRA and James Madison University present The John Grisham Writers Hour with special guest James McBride, a N...

Bought by WCVE


  • Added: Feb 28, 2019
  • Length: 53:57
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Certified Christmas Lightnin'
Prof Mikey finds a treasure trove of blues tunes right next to the red ornaments and green tree.

Bought by WVAS and KDUR


  • Added: Dec 11, 2018
  • Length: 56:24
  • Purchases: 2
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For a girl that wasn't supposed to be here, Destiny Roberts has a mission. It's to spread love and acceptance through her music. KFAI's Erianna Jil...

  • Added: Mar 22, 2017
  • Length: 04:51
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Willie Harris and Alex Brown remember the prejudice they faced as African American stuntmen while breaking into the film industry in the 1960s.

Bought by WMUU-LP and WEZU


  • Added: Mar 18, 2016
  • Length: 02:30
  • Purchases: 2
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Does your race affect how you act? Well, it probably affected how you answered that question.... In this award-winning story, hear why one young ma...

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


  • Added: Dec 21, 2015
  • Length: 04:41
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: W. Kamau Bell, San Francisco, CA 12/16/15, Credit: Andrea Chase
W. Kamau Bell talks hidden gems, Bruce Lee’s genius, and how Berry Gordy's THE LAST DRAGON gave him his first meta-moment.

  • Added: Dec 17, 2015
  • Length: 22:08
Caption: Rebirth Brass Band, Credit: Mark H. Anbinder
featuring Matt Sakakeeny and the Rebirth Brass Band

Bought by KMUW


  • Added: Oct 02, 2015
  • Length: 51:59
  • Purchases: 1
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Oral historian Blanche Girouard talks to John Griffith-Jones about Ugandan missionary stamps and to Anne Willcocks about the Lindy hop

  • Added: Apr 18, 2015
  • Length: 29:41
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African-American author LaShonda Katrice Barnett, interviewed recently on NPR's Weekend Edition Sunday (2/8/15), reads here from her heralded new n...

  • Added: Feb 19, 2015
  • Length: 01:40
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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 first segment welcomes back guest DJ John Mueller, bringing his taste in vocalists and US west coast jazz. Sounds then evolve thru Latino rhyt...

Bought by WVBI-LP and WYAP


  • Added: Sep 23, 2014
  • Length: 01:59:56
  • Purchases: 2
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Julia R. Masterman High School Student Nuwar Ahmed introduces us to her classmates and teachers—all of whom are struggling to keep education a prio...

  • Added: Feb 17, 2014
  • Length: 07:10
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One block from my apartment sits the Capitol Pool Checkers Club where, each week, men with nicknames like the Hammer, the Pressure Man, and the Raz...

Bought by WABE, KALW, KUOW, and New Hampshire Public Radio


  • Added: Jun 29, 2012
  • Length: 02:32
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Josephine Baker
Sidney Bechet and Josephine Baker were the most recognizable expatriates on the Parisian seen in the 1920s. If you've seen the movie "Midnight in P...

  • Added: Feb 02, 2012
  • Length: 58:59
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Filmmaker John McDonagh talks embracing serendipity, racism as a character device, and when stunt work goes wrong.

  • Added: Jul 29, 2011
  • Length: 17:49
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Hear that lonesome whistle blow!

Bought by KPSQ-LP, KALH, KREV-LP, KEOS, WNCU and more


  • Added: Apr 19, 2010
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 7
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In our third show we get to listen to a collection of wonderful treatments of one of the all time great sugar sticks of popular music, Louie Jordan...

  • Added: Mar 25, 2010
  • Length: 07:09
Caption: Steve Lopez and Angela Elam at the Kansas City Public Library, Credit: Tyler Allen, U News
L.A. Times columnist Steve Lopez became immortalized on the silver screen when Robert Downey, Jr., portrayed him in the 2009 movie THE SOLOIST, bas...

  • Added: Unknown
  • Length: 29:00
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An hour with the musical dynamo known as Johnny Otis

Bought by KPSQ-LP, KALH, KHNS, KMUW, KEOS and more


  • Added: Nov 30, 2009
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 7
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
Caption: metis/multi"race", Credit: Salon.com - census
People have been trying to think, and identify themselves, outside of "racial" boxes since even before W.E.B. DuBois called the color line the prob...

Bought by KUOW


  • Added: Feb 10, 2009
  • Length: 03:52
  • Purchases: 1
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One-hour special explores the creation and impact of Miles Davis' album "Kind Of Blue."

Bought by WGUC/ WVXU, KSKA, WDET Detroit Public Radio, KPIP-LP, KHNS and more


  • Added: Feb 04, 2009
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 40
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Exploration of R&B Music

Bought by KPIP-LP, KVNF, WRGY, WSGE, KUCB and more


  • Added: Jun 24, 2008
  • Length: 59:47
  • Purchases: 8
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A Buffalo Soldier comes alive through a Yosemite park ranger

  • Added: Dec 11, 2007
  • Length: 08:49
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This new hour of music and conversation will feature Chaka Khan's career as one of R&B's leading female vocalists, and her influence on contemporar...

Bought by Red River Radio Network, WJAB, KIDE Hoopa Tribal Radio 91.3fm, WMNF, Mississippi Public Broadcasting and more


  • Added: Sep 14, 2007
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 13