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Caption: Marion Coleman, Credit: Tom Pich
2018 National Heritage Fellow Marion Coleman tells stories through her quilts.

Bought by Bandon Community Radio and WJAB


  • Added: Oct 23, 2018
  • Length: 27:33
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: A still from Killer of Sheep
"[Charles Burnett's] filmmaking is so quiet. It’s a deeply reflective cinema; it’s cinema that focuses on characterization, that really gives chara...

  • Added: Mar 14, 2018
  • Length: 59:02

  • Added: Aug 11, 2017
  • Length: 29:06
  • Purchases: 1
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The new exhibit at NMAAH&C illuminate history, community and culture. Co-curator Aaron Bryant walks us through it.

Bought by WCPN, WTJU, and WMUU-LP


  • Added: May 31, 2017
  • Length: 26:59
  • Purchases: 3
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Black Ballerina looks at different generations of dancers, but is it the same story?

Bought by Public Radio for All, WNJR, and WMUU-LP


  • Added: Jul 20, 2016
  • Length: 27:30
  • Purchases: 3
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McBride’s latest book looks to understand what shaped James Brown-- one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century.

Bought by WABE and WMUU-LP


  • Added: May 18, 2016
  • Length: 28:29
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Sanford Biggers, Credit: Alexander Stein
American artist Sanford Biggers talks about what inspires him to radically alter old quilts and African sculptures.

  • Added: May 05, 2016
  • Length: 10:20
Caption: Dr. Johnnetta Cole, Credit: Jessica Suworoff, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution
Johnnetta Cole remembers when she wasn't allowed in museums because of segregation, and that informs her determination to inspire a love of art mu...

Bought by WMUU-LP and WNJR


  • Added: Mar 24, 2016
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Playwright Kirsten Greenidge
In her new work Baltimore, playwright Kirsten Greenidge grapples with the issue of race on college campuses.

Bought by WABE, WMUU-LP, KMRE-LP, and WNJR


  • Added: Mar 04, 2016
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Nnamdi Chukwuocha and Albert Mills
Poets and social workers, Nnamdi Chukwuocha and Albert Mills' primary audience have been Wilmington’s under served children.

Bought by WMUU-LP, KMRE-LP, and WNJR


  • Added: Feb 19, 2016
  • Length: 28:29
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Scene from Sweat, Credit: C. Stanley Photography
In her new play, Sweat, Lynn Nottage gives voice to the human cost of workers without work.

Bought by WMUU-LP, KMRE-LP, and WNJR


  • Added: Feb 05, 2016
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Wayne Carr as Pericles caught in storm at sea., Credit: Teresa Wood
From Pericles to Tupac Shakur, Wayne Carr has the uncanny ability to embody fully-realized characters.

  • Added: Dec 03, 2015
  • Length: 28:30
Caption: Soloman Howard as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the company of Appomattox at Washington National Opera , Credit: Scott Suchman
Tazewell Thompson may be wowing critics and audiences with his direction of the opera Appomattox, but he’s an equally brilliant theater director an...

Bought by WMUU-LP, WNJR, and KMRE-LP


  • Added: Nov 24, 2015
  • Length: 28:29
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Richard Hunt in his studio, Credit: Tom McCormick
Richard Hunt talks about creating large pieces of abstract art for public spaces and reflects on his time on the National Council of the Arts

Bought by WNJR and KMRE-LP


  • Added: Oct 27, 2015
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Claudia Rankine
Claudia Rankine discusses her play The Provenance of Beauty: A South Bronx Travelogue

Bought by KMRE-LP, KPVL, WNJR, and KPIP-LP


  • Added: Aug 14, 2015
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Tameka Norris, Credit: courtesy Tameka Norris
Tameka Norris talks about her first feature-length film—she plays a version of herself in Meka Jean: How She Got Good. The film debuted during Pros...

  • Added: Mar 19, 2015
  • Length: 12:07
Caption: August Wilson's "Joe Turner's Come and Gone" Playbill., Credit: Photofest, Inc.
Filmmaker Sam Pollard talks about his new documentary August Wilson: The Ground on which I Stand

Bought by KFAI, KPIP-LP, WABE, and WNJR


  • Added: Feb 18, 2015
  • Length: 28:29
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Carolyn Mazloomi, Credit: Gale Zucker
Carolyn Mazloomi shines a powerful light on the African American community through narrative quilts.

Bought by KDNK, KPIP-LP, WABE, and WNJR


  • Added: Feb 06, 2015
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Martin Luther King, Jr., 1981, by  John Woodrow Wilson, Credit: Philadelphia Museum of Art: 125th Anniversary Acquisition. ©John Wilson/licensed by VAGA, New York.
With a new exhibit and catalog-- both titled Represent, the Philadelphia Museum of Art puts its extensive collection of African American art on vie...

Bought by KPIP-LP and WNJR


  • Added: Jan 15, 2015
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 2
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Marc Steiner Show producer Mark Gunnery shares an appreciation and review of the latest John Coltrane release, Offering: Live at Temple University....

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Dec 24, 2014
  • Length: 04:58
  • Purchases: 1
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Now in its third iteration, the city-wide international art exhibition known as Prospect New Orleans is beginning to feel at home. This Fresh Talk ...

  • Added: Nov 20, 2014
  • Length: 09:26
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Choclatt Jared has played his bucket drums on 42nd Street, at the Grammy Awards, the Tony Awards, the Academy Awards, and on Saturday Night Live. H...

  • Added: May 29, 2014
  • Length: 30:13
Caption: Anthony Braxton, Credit: Photo by Michael G. Stewart
Anthony Braxton may be considered avant garde but he embraces all musical traditions

  • Added: Mar 21, 2014
  • Length: 40:46
Caption: Tope Folarin, Credit: David Fleming
Tope Folarin becomes the first writer born outside of Africa to win the Caine Prize with his short story set in Texas in an evangelical Nigerian ch...

Bought by KPIP-LP


  • Added: Mar 20, 2014
  • Length: 28:24
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Valerie Cassel Oliver
In Houston, Cathy Byrd meets Senior Curator Valerie Cassel Oliver at the Contemporary Arts Museum to tour Valerie’s latest exhibition project: Radi...

  • Added: Feb 25, 2013
  • Length: 12:35