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Ta-Nehisi Coates says we must love our country the way we love our friends — and not spare the hard truths. “Can you get to a place where citizens ...

  • Added: Sep 11, 2019
  • Length: 58:00
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
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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
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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
Caption: Dion Graham, Credit: JoAnne Perrin
Actor Dion has narrated hundreds of audio books and is an aural shape-shifter.

Bought by WNJR


  • Added: Mar 02, 2018
  • Length: 29:40
  • Purchases: 1
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Black History Month concludes with the Past American Voice of essayist and fiction writer James Alan McPherson (1943-2016). In this archive recordi...

Bought by WNJR


  • Added: Feb 28, 2018
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Mat Johnson takes a satirical look at race and identity.

Bought by WNJR and KVSC


  • Added: Feb 23, 2018
  • Length: 29:56
  • Purchases: 2
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How can truth and love be harnessed to create a more just society?

Bought by KOJB 90.1 FM The eagle, KRZA, KSKQ, KNVC Carson City Community Radio, KMRE-LP and more


  • Added: Feb 12, 2018
  • Length: 53:58
  • Purchases: 6
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In the second half of our conversation with former California Poet Laureate Al Young, he shares more from his book SOMETHING ABOUT THE BLUES: AN UN...

Bought by WNJR and WMUU-LP


  • Added: Jan 09, 2018
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Ta-Nehisi Coates is a poetic journalist and a defining voice of our times. He’s with us in a conversation that is joyful and hard and kind, soaring...

  • Added: Nov 15, 2017
  • Length: 58:00
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Award-winning poet Elizabeth Alexander talks movingly about her memoir "The Light of the World" about her husband's sudden death at age 50.

  • Added: Sep 14, 2017
  • Length: 29:00
Caption: T. Geronimo Johnson, Credit: Elizabeth R. Cowan
Johnson's novel Welcome to Braggsville puts four kids from Berkeley in Georgia to protest a Civil War reenactment with a pretend lynching. What co...

Bought by KWMR and WMUU-LP


  • Added: Jul 14, 2017
  • Length: 26:31
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Jacqueline Woodson, Credit: Juna F. Nagle
With Another Brooklyn, acclaimed children’s author Jacqueline Woodson creates an adult novel that reads like poetry

Bought by WMUU-LP


  • Added: Mar 08, 2017
  • Length: 28:59
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Rachel Howzell Hall
With her character Lou Norton, Hall creates one of the few African American female detectives.

Bought by KISA Digital Studios, KPIP-LP, WTJU, WMUU-LP, and WNJR


  • Added: Feb 17, 2017
  • Length: 27:59
  • Purchases: 5
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As we approach the Academy Awards, there’s lots of buzz about the film, FENCES. The screenplay is written by the late August Wilson, adapted from ...

Bought by WNJR


  • Added: Feb 09, 2017
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Jesmyn Ward, Credit: Tony Cook
In her memoir Men We Reaped, Jesmyn Ward attempts to understand the links in the untimely deaths of her brother and four friends

Bought by KPTZ, Port Townsend, WA, WNJR, Public Radio for All, WMUU-LP, and 91.7 WHUS Storrs


  • Added: Jan 03, 2017
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 5
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Dramatist Anna Deavere Smith discusses her technique of interviewing real people to use their stories on stage. She talks about the School to Priso...

Bought by WCAI / WNAN and WNJR


  • Added: Dec 01, 2016
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Award-winning author Jacqueline Woodson talks about her novel Another Brooklyn (longlisted for National Book Award.) It’s in the form of a coming-o...

  • Added: Sep 28, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Lina Nguyen, Kyra Johnson, and Ava Muniz are 6th graders at Sonora Elementary School in Costa Mesa
Writer Ronald L. Smith takes us on a trip down south, to the backwoods of Alabama, where a young boy was born with a heart-shaped birthmark, the ma...

  • Added: Mar 10, 2016
  • Length: 21:53
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The 2016 Features Editor of THE NATION, Kai Wright, discusses his 2009 anthology, THE AFRICAN-AMERICAN EXPERIENCE: BLACK HISTORY AND CULTURE THROUG...

Bought by KCMJ Community Radio and WNJR


  • Added: Feb 25, 2016
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
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
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In his memoir Soul Serenade, Rashod Ollison describes how music was a lifeline during a difficult upbringing.

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


  • Added: Feb 16, 2016
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 3
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The life and thought of sociologist, historian, philosopher, editor, writer, and activist W.E.B. DuBois.

Bought by WTJU, KSKQ, WMUU-LP, KKWE Niijii Radio, WRNC-LP and more


  • Added: Jan 25, 2016
  • Length: 53:59
  • Purchases: 7
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