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Caption: BB King's daughter Claudette King on the WoodSongs Stage.
On this week's WoodSongs broadcast, folksinger Michael Johnathon welcomes The BB King Blues Band with special guests Claudette King and Michael Lee .

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  • Added: Oct 24, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 19
Caption: Heather McGhee, Credit: Hardy Wilson
By around 2044, the U.S. will become a majority-minority nation. This seismic demographic shift has triggered a cultural earthquake, provoking a ra...

  • Added: Oct 08, 2019
  • Length: 28:30
Caption: Sabaah Folayan
On the 5 year anniversary of the uprising in Ferguson, MO, we're re-airing this conversation--with new trax acknowledging the date. When Michael Br...

Bought by KCSB-FM, KWIT, KSJD, KUT, C89.5 - KNHC Seattle and more


  • Added: Aug 14, 2019
  • Length: 53:00
  • Purchases: 8
Caption: Kevin Powell
There is a growing movement to redefine manhood, and to address ways that violence is baked into our cultural expectations of masculinity. Courageo...

  • Added: Aug 07, 2019
  • Length: 28:30
Caption: Rara Bel Poze
Bob Francois - President and Booking Manager of Rara Bel Poze - 33rd Lowell Folk Festival

  • Added: Jul 30, 2019
  • Length: 15:00
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Both Fats Waller and Louis Armstrong entered the professional music scene in the early 1920s. Both favored traditional jazz with its roots in New O...

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  • Added: Apr 18, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: The Clarys on their front porch., Credit: Rebecca D'Angelo
Anthony Clary grew up in the largest public housing project in Richmond, Virginia, a place called Blackwell. In its day it was notorious for the am...

  • Added: Apr 18, 2019
  • Length: 26:22
Caption: Dr. Max Klau
Recent events in America have once again turned the spotlight on the issues of race. Just when we think we are overcoming our racial divide, anothe...

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  • Added: Mar 28, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
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In the years between 1915 and 1970 almost six million black American citizens from the south migrated to northern and western cities seeking freedo...

  • Added: Feb 12, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
Caption: J.C. Higginbotham
Pianist and bandleader Luis Russell happened to have one of the best bands in the Big Apple by the latter 1920s.

Bought by KCBX


  • Added: Feb 06, 2019
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Thomas "Fats" Waller
One of the most flamboyant, enigmatic, larger than life personalities in early jazz is Thomas “Fats” Waller: a primary exponent of Stride piano.

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  • Added: Jan 22, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Black opera singers have always contributed to the art form. In this Come As You Are we highlight their performances, featuring famous opera star L...

  • Added: Jan 04, 2019
  • Length: 01:51:56
Caption: “The American Songster” Dom Flemons on the WoodSongs Stage.
On this week's WoodSongs broadcast, folksinger Michael Johnathon honors one of the most important legacy’s in all of recorded music… Smithsonian Fo...

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  • Added: Jan 03, 2019
  • Length: 59:02
  • Purchases: 18
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Today on The Woman Behind The Business - our guests share why they dare to dream out loud and how their faith carries them through difficult times.

  • Added: Dec 29, 2018
  • Length: 59:57
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The story of Richard and Mildred Loving, a couple who taught America how to live up to their names - and their South Dakota love pioneer counterpa...

  • Added: Dec 09, 2018
  • Length: 37:08
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Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist, poet, and essayist Alice Walker talks with Detroit Free Press columnist Rochelle Riley.

Bought by WKAR and WDET Detroit Public Radio


  • Added: Nov 09, 2018
  • Length: 54:31
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Dr. Safiya Noble
What we think of as “the great equalizer”-- the internet--and the algorithms behind it, created by humans, is serving up content that is sexist and...

Bought by KKRN, KCSB-FM, C89.5 - KNHC Seattle, KWIT, WNIN and more


  • Added: Nov 01, 2018
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 8
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Hear how guest Cathy McGill responds to Marcus Garvey’s words “A people who lack the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture are like a...

  • Added: Oct 01, 2018
  • Length: 12:48
Caption: At the Commonwealth Club of CA
After Brief But Spectacular creator Steve Goldbloom filmed 94-year-old retired English teacher Flossie Lewis and “Black Girl Magic” poet activist M...

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  • Added: Sep 13, 2018
  • Length: 53:00
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: Debbie Duncan, Credit: Debbie Duncan
Debbie Duncan performs in the moment, altering songs as she sings. The award-winning jazz artist reflects on "Full Circle," an album recorded live ...

  • Added: Sep 05, 2018
  • Length: 03:30
Caption: Lighting the Trail, Credit: Elaine Cawley-Weintraub
Guests include: Elaine Weintraub, Founder of the MV African American Heritage Trail, West Tisbury School students Tate Fairchild-Coppoletti and Lyl...

  • Added: Aug 26, 2018
  • Length: 32:36
Caption: Dorohy Cotton
Dr. Dorothy Cotton, one of Martin Luther King's top colleagues in the civil rights movement, passed away at her home in Ithica, New York, Sunday, J...

  • Added: Jun 11, 2018
  • Length: 29:01
Caption: The power of War & Treaty on the WoodSongs Stage.
On this week's WoodSongs broadcast, folksinger Michael Johnathon welcomes world-renowned singer-songwriter plus electric husband & wife roots duo W...

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  • Added: May 31, 2018
  • Length: 59:02
  • Purchases: 9
Caption: Nina Collins
What's so monumental about turning 40 for women and why do we need our own Facebook group? Turns out--pretty much everything. Nina Collins has crea...

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  • Added: May 17, 2018
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 7
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HOUR ONE: "Hip Hop Future" - "Straight Outta Compton" turns 30 this year and hip hop has more influence than ever. What will it change next? HOUR...

  • Added: Apr 12, 2018
  • Length: 01:58:59