PRX - Pieces for Tone: Engaging

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Caption: Kimberle Crenshaw (foreground) with Eve Ensler
When Donald Trump rode a wave of white anxiety into the White House, it was part of a backlash to the Obama presidency, one that revealed an increa...

  • Added: Jul 09, 2019
  • Length: 28:30
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Should any person or institution who has benefited from our sorry history of racism be required to compensate the victims of racism?

Bought by KTSW 89.9, KMSU, KNVC Carson City Community Radio, RadioFreePalmer, KSKQ and more


  • Added: Jun 29, 2019
  • Length: 53:59
  • Purchases: 15
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Why are new mothers dying at an alarming rate in this country?

Bought by WRST-FM Oshkosh


  • Added: Apr 10, 2019
  • Length: 21:26
  • Purchases: 1
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...

Bought by KVSC and KCBX


  • Added: Mar 28, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
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One of the most respected bass guitarists in popular music, Nathan East is also a producer and writer who has collaborated with an all-star caliber...

  • Added: Mar 17, 2019
  • Length: :45
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Blues songs about race relations, floods, hurricanes and fires.

  • Added: Feb 25, 2019
  • Length: 01:00:00
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Ashby turned the harp into a swinging and dynamic instrument for jazz.

  • Added: Feb 22, 2019
  • Length: 58:01
Caption: A sofa and mattresses on the street in front of an apartment building. "Sofa Free, and throw in 2 box springs", Credit: walknboston is licensed under CC by 2.0.
There’s an eviction crisis in the United States, and it’s disproportionately affecting communities of color.

Bought by WRST-FM Oshkosh, C89.5 - KNHC Seattle, WTJU, WRGY, WMUU-LP and more


  • Added: Feb 21, 2019
  • Length: 53:57
  • Purchases: 10
Caption: A sofa and mattresses on the street in front of an apartment building. "Sofa Free, and throw in 2 box springs", Credit: walknboston is licensed under CC by 2.0.
There's an eviction crisis in the United States, and it's disproportionately affecting communities of color.

Bought by KRZA, WUGA (part of GPB), WVAS, Radio Phoenix, Kansas Public Radio and more


  • Added: Feb 21, 2019
  • Length: 29:29
  • Purchases: 12
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Slave spirituals were often improvisations upon older hymns that became entirely new songs, and in some ways they foreshadow the birth of American ...

Bought by WJAB


  • Added: Feb 21, 2019
  • Length: 59:03
  • Purchases: 1
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Our celebration of Black History Month continues with Glenn North, the inaugural Poet Laureate of the 18th and Vine Historic Jazz District. This Ca...

  • Added: Feb 20, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
Caption: Ramell Ross, San Francisco, CA 11/23/18, Credit: Andrea Chase
RaMell Ross talks sacred moments, turning reality into a dreamscape, and why there’s no such thing as a documentary.

  • Added: Feb 18, 2019
  • Length: 19:30
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In January 1943, bandleader and composer Duke Ellington took his orchestra into Carnegie Hall for the first time and chose to make his debut with a...

  • Added: Feb 17, 2019
  • Length: 59:02
Caption: Davu Seru, Credit: Andrea Canter
Davu Seru is a north Minneapolis composer who has been influenced by experiences in Chicago and Ghana, and it all comes out in his music. Davu lead...

  • Added: Feb 13, 2019
  • Length: 08:00
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Patricia Smith, a 2017 National Endowment for the Arts fellow and the 2018 winner of the coveted Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award, reads this time from ...

  • Added: Feb 05, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
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Poetry and music honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

  • Added: Jan 19, 2019
  • Length: 01:02:32
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Today on The Woman Behind The Business® Talk Show two fearless women in business join us to share their amazing journey to conquering their persona...

  • Added: Jan 17, 2019
  • Length: 01:00:51
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Tenor saxophonist Benny Golson has penned some of the most notable compositions of the modern jazz era, including “Whisper Not,” “Along Came Betty,...

  • Added: Jan 17, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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Herbie Nichols died in obscurity in 1963, but over the past two decades his luminous compositions have made him a celebrated figure in modern jazz....

  • Added: Dec 21, 2018
  • Length: 59:01
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Robin Barnes was born and raised in the Lower 9th Ward, shuttling between her parents’ and grandparents’ houses and singing the songs they liked to...

  • Added: Nov 16, 2018
  • Length: 52:00
Caption: Marion Coleman, Credit: Tom Pich
2018 National Heritage Fellow Marion Coleman tells stories through her quilts.

Bought by Bandon Community Radio and WJAB


  • Added: Oct 23, 2018
  • Length: 27:33
  • Purchases: 2
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Welcome flags, monogrammed door mats, bird feeders, and whirly gigs. These are all things you might find on a front porch—or on a gravesite.

Bought by WFHB, WSGE, KRZA, WVAS, WJCU and more


  • Added: Oct 19, 2018
  • Length: 28:59
  • Purchases: 9
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Welcome flags, monogrammed door mats, bird feeders, and whirly gigs. These are all things you might find on a front porch—or on a gravesite.

Bought by WRST-FM Oshkosh, WMUU-LP, WTJU, WCMU, KXCV and more


  • Added: Oct 19, 2018
  • Length: 53:56
  • Purchases: 9
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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: Christine Rodriguez celebrates with a student she is helping apply to college, Credit: Juliane Dressner
Personal Statement takes us into the lives of three public HS seniors who are determined to go to college and take their classmates with them.

  • Added: Sep 12, 2018
  • Length: 29:59