PRX - Pieces for Tone: Engaging

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This time we profile Floyd Jones, a serious and thoughtful songwriter, who was in the studio for Chess Records in 1951.

  • Added: Apr 28, 2018
  • Length: 03:29
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This time we profile guitarist Big Joe Williams and harmonica ace John Lee “Sonny Boy” Williamson, who last recorded together, this week in 1947.

  • Added: Apr 27, 2018
  • Length: 03:29
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This time we profile Robert Johnson, who made his recording debut the week of Thanksgiving, 1936.

  • Added: Apr 20, 2018
  • Length: 03:29
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This time we profile Big Maceo, who recorded his “magnum opus” — the barnstorming instrumental “Chicago Breakdown” — this week in 1945.

  • Added: Apr 11, 2018
  • Length: 03:29
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This time, we profile the Memphis Jug Band, whose 1929 recording, “K.C. Moan,” was one of the 84 selections on the “Anthology of American Folk Music.”

  • Added: Apr 09, 2018
  • Length: 03:29
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This time, we profile Sid Hemphill, who was recorded by Alan Lomax for the Library of Congress, this week in 1942.

  • Added: Mar 31, 2018
  • Length: 03:29
Caption: Barriers keep people under 21 out of many areas at the Capitol Hill Block Party. , Credit: KUOW Photo/Noah Phillips Reardon
Music festivals all around the country are great places to hear live music. However, not everyone can enjoy the music. Many of the stages have an a...

  • Added: Jan 14, 2015
  • Length: 06:22
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A bell tower that has been mute for 70 years at Virginia Union University in Richmond, Virginia is about to get a voice thanks to Diane Watkins.

  • Added: Feb 16, 2012
  • Length: 55:55
Caption: trumpeter Jon Hassell
Americana is a genre that usually refers to rustic music with roots in heartland American sounds from folk, blues and country. But recently, Americ...

Bought by KTRL


  • Added: Dec 18, 2009
  • Length: 03:30
  • Purchases: 1
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Born July 26, 1875, Carl Jung's psychological theories are once more en vogue. Nancy King, with the radio program "With Good Reason," looks at th...

Bought by KENW


  • Added: Jul 17, 2008
  • Length: 02:31
  • Purchases: 1

  • Added: May 02, 2008
  • Length: 03:30
Caption: Carl Stiansen and Sir Patrick Moore
Sir Patrick Moore talks about his life in astronomy, life on Mars, and playing music with Einstein.

  • Added: Feb 19, 2008
  • Length: :18
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One-woman show tells the story of Comanche Medicine woman Mary Poafybitty, who lived from 1895 to 1986.

  • Added: Nov 13, 2006
  • Length: 11:21
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A schoolbook claims jumping spiders have better eyesight than hawks: is that true?

Bought by KMRE-LP and WUAL


  • Added: Nov 12, 2004
  • Length: 04:25
  • Purchases: 2