PRX - Pieces for Tone: Engaging

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Caption: Mississippi Steamboat
In the latter days of the Golden Age of steamboats, many musicians plied their trade with the orchestras traveling the Mississippi. Memphis and St....

Bought by KCBX, Radio New Zealand, and KCBX


  • Added: Jul 28, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: An Alchemist in his Studio, Thomas Wijck. , Credit: CHF Collections
This episode explores the colorful (and sometimes risk-filled) history of pigments and painters, and the conservators who save paintings from the r...

Bought by WTJU


  • Added: Jul 22, 2014
  • Length: 30:34
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Kid Ory
By 1911, tailgate trombonist Kid Ory was leading one of the best-known bands in New Orleans. Eight years later he formed a successful band in Los A...

Bought by KCBX


  • Added: May 06, 2013
  • Length: 58:57
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Cliff Edwards with Ukelele
The ukulele became as commonplace in the American parlor as the piano in the 1920s. Today we think of the tiny guitar as a Hawaiian instrument, whe...

Bought by KCBX


  • Added: Apr 17, 2013
  • Length: 58:57
  • Purchases: 1
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A long game of "before they were..." A game for tracking a musician's output from before they found their sound (or were branded with a sound). O...

  • Added: Jan 06, 2013
  • Length: 03:10:23
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Steve Bloom on his book Pot Culture: The A-Z Guide to Stoner Language and Life also Si Kahn on his book The Fox in the Henhouse:How Privatization T...

Bought by KSFR


  • Added: Oct 29, 2008
  • Length: 29:30
  • Purchases: 1
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John dissects language, media and culture with comedian George Carlin.

Bought by Prairie Public, WKSU, KZYX, KVNF, Iowa Public Radio and more


  • Added: Apr 04, 2007
  • Length: 58:31
  • Purchases: 22
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black arts movement poet reads an anti war poem

Bought by KUNM


  • Added: Mar 23, 2005
  • Length: 01:21
  • Purchases: 1