PRX - Pieces for Tone: Engaging

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This time, we profile Chris Strachwitz and Mance Lipscomb, whose paths crossed in Navasota, Texas, this week in August 1960.

  • Added: Mar 30, 2018
  • Length: 03:29
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This time, we profile Magic Sam, who appeared this week in 1969 at the legendary Ann Arbor Blues Festival.

  • Added: Mar 29, 2018
  • Length: 03:29
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This time, we profile Skip James, whose re-emergence at the 1964 Newport Folk Festival marked the advent of a new chapter in his career.

  • Added: Mar 28, 2018
  • Length: 03:29
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This time, we take a look at the American Record Corporation's 1939 field trip to Memphis. For the Bluff City, it marked the end of an era.

  • Added: Mar 26, 2018
  • Length: 03:29
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This time, we profile guitarist Blue Smitty, who cut his only session for Chess Records, this week in 1952.

  • Added: Mar 25, 2018
  • Length: 03:29
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This time, we profile Muddy Waters, who made an historic appearance at the Newport Jazz Festival, this week in 1960.

  • Added: Mar 23, 2018
  • Length: 03:29
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This time, we profile Mississippi blues legend Charley Patton, who made his debut for Paramount Records, this week in 1929.

  • Added: Mar 20, 2018
  • Length: 03:29
Caption: Upendo Moore makes beats. , Credit: Courtesy of Upendo Moore
Most young people don’t know what they want to do with their lives. This is a story about a high school student who was born into a calling – being...

  • Added: Dec 24, 2015
  • Length: 05:18
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When you call 911, who answers the phone? How do they decide who to send to the scene, and how fast will they get there? We bring you a 2-part spec...

  • Added: Dec 26, 2013
  • Length: 58:59
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In this montage of story and song, we hear Blues musicians speaking about their lives, the meaning of the Blues, growing up in hard times, and maki...

  • Added: Mar 15, 2013
  • Length: 59:00
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A bio of the single best disco artist, who changed performance forever, Sylvester.

  • Added: May 26, 2012
  • Length: 18:13
Caption: At RAS, you can order Caribbean food (like the Bake and Shark, left) or Ethiopian cuisine (like the vegetarian platter, right)., Credit: Rebecca Sheir
What happens when Africa and the Caribbean culinarily collide in the U.S. capital? Dig in and find out!

  • Added: Aug 15, 2011
  • Length: 04:46
Caption: Louisiana blues diva Carol Fran performs at her 76th birthday party., Credit: Photo by Barry Yeoman
Still Singing the Blues: New Orleans and South Louisiana features musicians in New Orleans and South Louisiana who continue to perform the blues—of...

Bought by Red River Radio Network, KZMU Moab Community Radio, KCMJ Community Radio, Red River Radio Network, Red River Radio Network and more


  • Added: May 11, 2010
  • Length: 55:00
  • Purchases: 23
Caption: The Four Rings, Credit: Limsonline.org
Each day most of us wave to a friend or gesture in a meeting with colleagues. Dance professor Karen Studd sees patterns and language in all of the...

Bought by WFIU and CKMO


  • Added: Jun 01, 2009
  • Length: 28:54
  • Purchases: 2
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a profile of the gospel band, the Jones Family Singers

Bought by WUAL


  • Added: Sep 13, 2006
  • Length: 05:29
  • Purchases: 1
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Kansas City Central's debate squad is shaking up the national circuit, by rapping their arguments to music, and making the case that the activity i...

  • Added: Aug 29, 2006
  • Length: 20:51
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The Ebony Hillbillies prove you don?t have to be white and Southern to play authentic, down home country music...they are hip, urban, and black. A...

Bought by KXOT Public Radio, WCAI / WNAN, Public Interactive, WKMS, KCUR and more


  • Added: Mar 21, 2005
  • Length: 06:41
  • Purchases: 8
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Epic poem about the Ali-Frazier fight (The Thriller in Manila) by James Tokley.

Bought by PRX Remix, KFAI, KUER, KUT, KCUR and more


  • Added: Feb 09, 2005
  • Length: 12:13
  • Purchases: 7
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This is the fourth in a five-part radio series focusing on the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. Empowered by the march and stirring ...

Bought by KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio, WEAA, KRUA, WMNF, WJAB and more


  • Added: Oct 06, 2003
  • Length: 07:31
  • Purchases: 9
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This is the fifth in a five-part radio series focusing on the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. For some who were there, memories of t...

Bought by WEAA, 90.5 WSNC, WJAB, KZYX, WNPR and more


  • Added: Oct 06, 2003
  • Length: 07:42
  • Purchases: 6
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This is the second in a five-part radio series focusing on the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. The demonstrations were viewed suspi...

Bought by WABE, WEAA, WRST-FM Oshkosh, WJAB, WVAS and more


  • Added: Oct 05, 2003
  • Length: 07:17
  • Purchases: 7