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This week on the show: The true physics message of Christmas - What would you do if you got a text message from an elf — an elf who says Sant...

Bought by WNMU-FM


  • Added: Dec 19, 2018
  • Length: 30:00
  • Purchases: 1
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This week, we take a closer look at the idea of national unity in Germany, 28 years on from reunification. We discover how sound can impact our men...

  • Added: Oct 05, 2018
  • Length: 54:00
Caption: Melanie, Michele, and Houda at the KXCI studios.
Hijab. A Muslim woman’s headscarf has become a flashpoint for assumptions, discrimination, and controversy. And all too often the hijab is talked a...

  • Added: Dec 22, 2017
  • Length: 05:00
Caption: Marni and Jim Family, Credit:  Marni Corrigan
When one or both parents are incarcerated the family is also incarcerated and are adversely affected in profound ways that exacerbate existing stru...

Bought by WVAS, C89.5 - KNHC Seattle, and KUNM


  • Added: Dec 16, 2017
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Sherry Wang isn't just another teenager balancing good grades with studying for the SAT's and having fun. Instead, on top of all the expected press...

  • Added: Feb 11, 2016
  • Length: 04:56
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Wade Nygren has incredible athletic ability. Because of several exceptional performances during cross-country races at his middle school, his high ...

  • Added: Jan 15, 2016
  • Length: 03:09
Caption: Comedian H. Alan Scott
Comedian and writer H. Alan Scott talks about being diagnosed with testicular cancer and going through chemotherapy while maintaining his career in...

  • Added: Oct 21, 2013
  • Length: 01:08:15
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Vocalist and songwriter Gretchen Parlato's music is introspective and crafted with a knowing touch. Winner of the 2004 Thelonious Monk Jazz Vocalis...

Bought by WMOT, Delmarva Public Radio, KREV-LP, and WNCU


  • Added: Aug 09, 2012
  • Length: 15:06
  • Purchases: 4
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George Wein, founder of the Newport Jazz Festival, has created countless festivals worldwide and can be connected to every important jazz musician ...

  • Added: Jul 31, 2012
  • Length: 15:27
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"...This country lookin' guy was standing there in the door, waiting for me to tell him what to do. So I said, 'play something!' He took out his ...

Bought by KMUW, WMOT, Delmarva Public Radio, and KREV-LP


  • Added: Jul 26, 2012
  • Length: 19:40
  • Purchases: 4
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"And he said we’ll I don’t want to play any of those 7s or 11s or 13s or 22s. I don’t want to play any of that stuff that you’re writing. He said b...

Bought by Delmarva Public Radio, KREV-LP, and WNCU


  • Added: Apr 20, 2012
  • Length: 11:32
  • Purchases: 3
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"There’s an interesting thing that happens. You prepare a piece. You rehearse it. It sounds perfect...And you go out and play it on the first night...

Bought by Delmarva Public Radio, KREV-LP, WNCU, and PRX Remix


  • Added: Apr 20, 2012
  • Length: 16:42
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Barry Harris, Billy Higgins
In the 40s, jazzmen came of age on the stages of dance halls. Pianist Barry Harris and drummer Billy Higgins capture the view from those stages.

Bought by WMOT, Delmarva Public Radio, KREV-LP, WNCU, KFOK-LPFM and more


  • Added: Apr 20, 2012
  • Length: 10:44
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: Wynton Marsalis
"For me I always grew up watching my father and other jazz musicians, they never played for that many people, they were always struggling. They did...

Bought by WMOT, Delmarva Public Radio, KREV-LP, WCSU-FM, PRX Remix and more


  • Added: Oct 14, 2011
  • Length: 18:54
  • Purchases: 6
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"Well, growing up in Detroit I was exposed to a lot of different music, a lot of different cultures at a very young age without ever having to leav...

Bought by Delmarva Public Radio, KREV-LP, WCSU-FM, 90.5 WSNC, WNCU and more


  • Added: Jun 13, 2011
  • Length: 07:23
  • Purchases: 6
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Bobby McFerrin has spent four decades breaking ground in jazz vocals – and his music always feels fresh. Hear how Miles Davis changed his life.

Bought by WMOT, CJRT-FM, Delmarva Public Radio, KREV-LP, WCSU-FM and more


  • Added: Mar 21, 2011
  • Length: 05:32
  • Purchases: 8
Caption: James Moody, Credit: Frank Stewart
"Moody's Mood for Love" is one of the most memorable and recognizable solos in jazz history. But for James Moody, the song contains a bigger history.

Bought by WMOT, Delmarva Public Radio, KREV-LP, WCSU-FM, 90.5 WSNC and more


  • Added: Jan 20, 2011
  • Length: 08:15
  • Purchases: 8
Caption: Randy Weston , Credit: Frank Stewart
Pianist Randy Weston has seen a lot people and places in his life. Born in Brooklyn in 1926 and served in the US Army during World War II. But it ...

Bought by WEZU, KPVL, Delmarva Public Radio, KREV-LP, WNCU and more


  • Added: Jan 19, 2011
  • Length: 12:57
  • Purchases: 7
Caption: The King's Singers, Credit: Marco Borgreve
Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” is becoming one of the more frequently performed songs of our generation. You may have heard it recently at the Olymp...

  • Added: Nov 29, 2010
  • Length: :25
Caption: James Ehnes
Playing music on stage requires a certain art, craft, musical vision and an equally high level of skill. An attractive stage presence is also impo...

  • Added: Nov 29, 2010
  • Length: :22
Caption: Jaime Laredo
Twenty-eight* years after his death, pianist Glenn Gould remains one of the most highly revered performers the classical music world has ever known...

  • Added: Nov 29, 2010
  • Length: :24
Caption: Jaime Laredo
Viola jokes were once all the rage, but Jaime Laredo is one viola player who never took offense. Use this clip to introduce violist, violinist and...

  • Added: Nov 29, 2010
  • Length: :21
Caption: Jaime Laredo
Twenty-eight* years after his death, pianist Glenn Gould remains one of the most highly respected performers the classical music world has ever kno...

  • Added: Nov 29, 2010
  • Length: :23
Caption: Misha Dichter, Credit: Stefan Cohen
How do musicians choose their repertoire? It’s not just about personal preferences. Pianist Misha Dichter says, sometimes, it’s about anatomy. U...

  • Added: Oct 27, 2010
  • Length: :27
Caption: Frank Peter Zimmermann
The organic food market has a musical equivalent: according to violinist Frank Peter Zimmermann, it’s called “Mozart.” Use this 22 second clip to ...

  • Added: Oct 27, 2010
  • Length: :22