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Black Ballerina looks at different generations of dancers, but is it the same story?

Bought by Public Radio for All, WNJR, and WMUU-LP


  • Added: Jul 20, 2016
  • Length: 27:30
  • Purchases: 3
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McBride’s latest book looks to understand what shaped James Brown-- one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century.

Bought by WABE and WMUU-LP


  • Added: May 18, 2016
  • Length: 28:29
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Sanford Biggers, Credit: Alexander Stein
American artist Sanford Biggers talks about what inspires him to radically alter old quilts and African sculptures.

  • Added: May 05, 2016
  • Length: 10:20
Caption: Dr. Johnnetta Cole, Credit: Jessica Suworoff, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution
Johnnetta Cole remembers when she wasn't allowed in museums because of segregation, and that informs her determination to inspire a love of art mu...

Bought by WMUU-LP and WNJR


  • Added: Mar 24, 2016
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Playwright Kirsten Greenidge
In her new work Baltimore, playwright Kirsten Greenidge grapples with the issue of race on college campuses.

Bought by WABE, WMUU-LP, KMRE-LP, and WNJR


  • Added: Mar 04, 2016
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Nnamdi Chukwuocha and Albert Mills
Poets and social workers, Nnamdi Chukwuocha and Albert Mills' primary audience have been Wilmington’s under served children.

Bought by WMUU-LP, KMRE-LP, and WNJR


  • Added: Feb 19, 2016
  • Length: 28:29
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Scene from Sweat, Credit: C. Stanley Photography
In her new play, Sweat, Lynn Nottage gives voice to the human cost of workers without work.

Bought by WMUU-LP, KMRE-LP, and WNJR


  • Added: Feb 05, 2016
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 3
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Pittsburgh-based sculptor Thaddeus Mosley (b. 1926) reflects on his life and art based on interviews conducted by teens Martay Howard and Wyatt Wad...

  • Added: Jan 29, 2016
  • Length: 04:15

  • Added: Dec 07, 2015
  • Length: 58:57
  • Purchases: 8
Caption: Wayne Carr as Pericles caught in storm at sea., Credit: Teresa Wood
From Pericles to Tupac Shakur, Wayne Carr has the uncanny ability to embody fully-realized characters.

  • Added: Dec 03, 2015
  • Length: 28:30
Caption: Soloman Howard as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the company of Appomattox at Washington National Opera , Credit: Scott Suchman
Tazewell Thompson may be wowing critics and audiences with his direction of the opera Appomattox, but he’s an equally brilliant theater director an...

Bought by WMUU-LP, WNJR, and KMRE-LP


  • Added: Nov 24, 2015
  • Length: 28:29
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Richard Hunt in his studio, Credit: Tom McCormick
Richard Hunt talks about creating large pieces of abstract art for public spaces and reflects on his time on the National Council of the Arts

Bought by WNJR and KMRE-LP


  • Added: Oct 27, 2015
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Claudia Rankine
Claudia Rankine discusses her play The Provenance of Beauty: A South Bronx Travelogue

Bought by KMRE-LP, KPVL, WNJR, and KPIP-LP


  • Added: Aug 14, 2015
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Tameka Norris, Credit: courtesy Tameka Norris
Tameka Norris talks about her first feature-length film—she plays a version of herself in Meka Jean: How She Got Good. The film debuted during Pros...

  • Added: Mar 19, 2015
  • Length: 12:07
Caption: August Wilson's "Joe Turner's Come and Gone" Playbill., Credit: Photofest, Inc.
Filmmaker Sam Pollard talks about his new documentary August Wilson: The Ground on which I Stand

Bought by KFAI, KPIP-LP, WABE, and WNJR


  • Added: Feb 18, 2015
  • Length: 28:29
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Carolyn Mazloomi, Credit: Gale Zucker
Carolyn Mazloomi shines a powerful light on the African American community through narrative quilts.

Bought by KDNK, KPIP-LP, WABE, and WNJR


  • Added: Feb 06, 2015
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Toni Tipton Martin making hot rolls.
There’s a whole lot more than recipes in Toni Tipton Martin’s cookbook collection… It contains a surprising culinary history of African Americans i...

Bought by KVLU, WBHM, WABE, and PRX Remix


  • Added: Jan 29, 2015
  • Length: 22:28
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Martin Luther King, Jr., 1981, by  John Woodrow Wilson, Credit: Philadelphia Museum of Art: 125th Anniversary Acquisition. ©John Wilson/licensed by VAGA, New York.
With a new exhibit and catalog-- both titled Represent, the Philadelphia Museum of Art puts its extensive collection of African American art on vie...

Bought by KPIP-LP and WNJR


  • Added: Jan 15, 2015
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 2
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Marc Steiner Show producer Mark Gunnery shares an appreciation and review of the latest John Coltrane release, Offering: Live at Temple University....

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Dec 24, 2014
  • Length: 04:58
  • Purchases: 1
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Now in its third iteration, the city-wide international art exhibition known as Prospect New Orleans is beginning to feel at home. This Fresh Talk ...

  • Added: Nov 20, 2014
  • Length: 09:26
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In the 19th century, Richmond, Virginia was central to the American slave trade, earning the city more than 4 million dollars annually. A new exhib...

Bought by KENW and PRX Remix


  • Added: Nov 07, 2014
  • Length: 02:42
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: RAW Talent poets in This is Home, Credit: Julia B. Chan/CIR
Donte Clark stands in the middle of a dimly lit stage. A projected photo of a dilapidated apartment building flickers on the wall behind him. In th...

  • Added: Oct 16, 2014
  • Length: 12:42
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The first segment welcomes back guest DJ John Mueller, bringing his taste in vocalists and US west coast jazz. Sounds then evolve thru Latino rhyt...

Bought by WVBI-LP and WYAP


  • Added: Sep 23, 2014
  • Length: 01:59:56
  • Purchases: 2
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Choclatt Jared has played his bucket drums on 42nd Street, at the Grammy Awards, the Tony Awards, the Academy Awards, and on Saturday Night Live. H...

  • Added: May 29, 2014
  • Length: 30:13
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Sit in any prison classroom or recreation room in any prison in the country and ask yourself: How many writers are in the room. How many people ar...

Bought by KUNM and KFOK-LPFM


  • Added: Apr 10, 2014
  • Length: 54:35
  • Purchases: 2