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Caption: Adam Driver and John David Washington in Spike Lee's 'BlacKkKlansman'
Master filmmaker, trickster, provocateur, Spike Lee has been making bold and timely films for over three decades now. And with his latest, "BlacKkK...

Bought by WART FM, WRIR, GCR (Global Community Radio), KSRQ, KMRE-LP and more


  • Added: Aug 17, 2018
  • Length: 53:59
  • Purchases: 7
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One police chief decided he needed to apologize for an incident 77 years ago: a lynching in his small Georgia town in 1940. LaGrange Chief Louis De...

  • Added: Jul 10, 2017
  • Length: 04:09
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From Obama-era task forces to widespread protests, the idea of community policing has become part of our national conversation. Jerry Clayton, the ...

  • Added: Jul 10, 2017
  • Length: 05:25
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Writer’s Voice spends the hour with James Forman, Jr., talking about his groundbreaking book, Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black Ame...

  • Added: Jun 29, 2017
  • Length: 59:28
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In this hour, we’ll explore the music of two more giants of the New Orleans diaspora, pianist and composer Jelly Roll Morton, who left Louisiana in...

Bought by Spokane Public Radio, KRPS, KENW, KMUW, KMUN and more


  • Added: Mar 10, 2017
  • Length: 58:57
  • Purchases: 11
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Clarence Boone and Leila Randle hear about the newly launched Progressive Thought Matters organization from leader Robin Winston. The organization...

  • Added: Sep 19, 2016
  • Length: 58:19
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The little-known story of how black actors and entertainers in Hollywood contributed their money, connections, and fame to aid the civil rights mov...

Bought by WVAS, Vermont Public Radio, WRPI, KOJB 90.1 FM The eagle, WXDU and more


  • Added: Aug 21, 2015
  • Length: 53:53
  • Purchases: 9
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The little-known story of how black actors and entertainers in Hollywood contributed their money, connections, and fame to aid the civil rights mov...

Bought by KMRE-LP, WKCC, Radio Phoenix, KENW, and KKRN


  • Added: Aug 21, 2015
  • Length: 28:59
  • Purchases: 5
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Plantations in America’s South are physical testaments to the great wealth accrued through slave labor. Yet, plantation museums often gloss over th...

Bought by KPTZ, Port Townsend, WA, WFHB, WABE, WKCC, KVSC and more


  • Added: Jun 12, 2015
  • Length: 28:59
  • Purchases: 10
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Plantations in America’s South are physical testaments to the great wealth accrued through slave labor. Yet, plantation museums often gloss over th...

Bought by WABE, Northeast Indiana Public Radio, KPVL, WTJU, KKRN and more


  • Added: Jun 12, 2015
  • Length: 53:56
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: Hoodie Rally in Memory of Trayvon Martin, Credit: Madison Guy, on Flickr
Sharply different reactions to the verdict in the George Zimmerman trial reveal the racial divide that persists in America. We speak with the autho...

Bought by KSFR, WFHB, KPVL, KRZA, KVSC and more


  • Added: Feb 13, 2015
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 8
Caption: Hoodie Rally in Memory of Trayvon Martin, Credit: Madison Guy, on Flickr
Sharply different reactions to the verdict in the George Zimmerman trial reveal the racial divide that persists in America. We speak with the autho...

Bought by Northeast Indiana Public Radio, KKRN, WTJU, and KPVL


  • Added: Feb 13, 2015
  • Length: 53:57
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Mary Bowser
Karen Abbott talks about her book Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy. It’s about four courageous women of the Civil War who made history. And later, we ...

Bought by WXAV 88.3FM, WCPN, WRPI, WJSU, and Red River Radio Network


  • Added: Jan 29, 2015
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 5
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Psychologist John Fife is working to address what he says is a critical need for HIV interventions that target older Americans, specifically older ...

Bought by WCPN, KKRN, WTJU, and KPVL


  • Added: Jan 09, 2015
  • Length: 53:57
  • Purchases: 4
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Psychologist John Fife is working to address what he says is a critical need for HIV interventions that target older Americans, specifically older ...

Bought by KVSC, Peconic Public Broadcasting, and KENW


  • Added: Jan 09, 2015
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 3
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In the 19th century, Richmond, Virginia was central to the American slave trade, earning the city more than 4 million dollars annually. A new exhib...

Bought by KENW and PRX Remix


  • Added: Nov 07, 2014
  • Length: 02:42
  • Purchases: 2
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Classic African American gospel, spiritual, and jubilee music.

  • Added: May 23, 2014
  • Length: 59:41
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As the son of the great civil rights attorney, Oliver Hill Sr., Oliver Hill Jr. knows a thing or two about fighting for equality. He says that toda...

Bought by KENW, WABE, and WXDU


  • Added: Jan 24, 2014
  • Length: 02:31
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., at the March on Washington, August 28th, 1963, Credit: National Archives
August 28th marks the 50th anniversary of the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s famous speech in front of the Lincoln memorial in Washington, D.C., wh...

Bought by WAER, WUFT, WESM 91.3 FM, WCSU-FM, Georgia Public Broadcasting and more


  • Added: Aug 23, 2013
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 14
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How the personal and professional lives of musicians such as Louis Armstrong, Miles Davis, and John Coltrane were tied to the struggle for racial e...

Bought by Prairie Public, KHSU, WRIR, WVAS, WEMU and more


  • Added: Aug 19, 2013
  • Length: 53:51
  • Purchases: 13
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Since the 1970s, Republicans have controlled Southern politics, but according to one researcher, the Republican Party has reached its peak in the S...

  • Added: Jan 17, 2013
  • Length: 02:28
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Brigham Young was a rough-hewn transient from New York whose life was electrified by the Mormon faith. He married more than 50 women, and transform...

Bought by WFHB


  • Added: Jan 17, 2013
  • Length: 28:59
  • Purchases: 1
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A recent book critical of Thomas Jefferson as a slaveholder has raised controversial questions about our founding father. Allison Quantz has the st...

  • Added: Nov 09, 2012
  • Length: 02:47
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In 1993, Toni Morrison became only the second American woman to win the Nobel Prize for Literature. Joanne Gabbin, executive director of the Furiou...

  • Added: Oct 26, 2012
  • Length: 02:39
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Until recently, not much was known about the first Africans who stepped foot on the North American continent. Today, scholars are learning unexpect...

Bought by KENW and KUOW


  • Added: Oct 12, 2012
  • Length: 02:26
  • Purchases: 2