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A celebration of the life and music of Nat King Cole on the 100th anniversary of his birth.

  • Added: Feb 20, 2019
  • Length: 56:43
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After he died, John Glanton's photo negatives were forgotten. But then a relative unearthed those images from a trash bag in a garage. The result: ...

  • Added: Jan 16, 2019
  • Length: 03:02
Caption: Denise "Seven" Bailey and Tristan Al-Haddad, Credit: Kathy M Helgeson/Dunwoody College of Technology
Designing Nimbus—a giant, donut-shaped sculpture for Nicollet Mall—was just the beginning. Artist Tristan Al-Haddad also needed a talented crew to ...

  • Added: Dec 21, 2018
  • Length: 04:21
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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
Caption: Adam Driver and John David Washington in Spike Lee's 'BlacKkKlansman'
Master filmmaker, trickster, provocateur, Spike Lee has been making bold and timely films for over three decades now. And with his latest, "BlacKkK...

Bought by WART FM, WRIR, GCR (Global Community Radio), KSRQ, KMRE-LP and more


  • Added: Aug 17, 2018
  • Length: 53:59
  • Purchases: 7
Caption: Alex Kime
Sam Bailey is a writer, actor and filmmaker. Her credits include the Tribeca Film Festival recognized and Gotham Award. Produced by Alex Kime.

  • Added: Jul 15, 2018
  • Length: 18:50
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In this timely installment of the Untold Stories of Central Minnesota, Arts & Cultural Heritage producer Jeff Carmack talks about the Martin Luther...

  • Added: Jun 26, 2018
  • Length: 30:45
Caption: A still from Killer of Sheep
"[Charles Burnett's] filmmaking is so quiet. It’s a deeply reflective cinema; it’s cinema that focuses on characterization, that really gives chara...

  • Added: Mar 14, 2018
  • Length: 59:02
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HOUR ONE: "Why Make Art?" - Most of us stop making art around middle school. What can we learn from the people who never stopped? HOUR TWO: "Gate...

  • Added: Mar 02, 2018
  • Length: 01:58:58
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Playwright Jacqueline E. Lawton explores the education of famous artists John Biggers and Samella Lewis.

  • Added: Jan 19, 2018
  • Length: 50:20
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In today’s Untold Stories of Central Minnesota, Arts & Cultural Heritage Producer Jeff Carmack takes us down to Lake George to experience the first...

  • Added: Oct 13, 2017
  • Length: 30:36

  • Added: Aug 11, 2017
  • Length: 29:06
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Nicholle Ramsey, slam poet, Credit: Sylvia Thomas
Slam poets and sonnet lovers usually don’t hang out together. But in Winona, Minnesota, they do. KFAI’s Sylvia Thomas reports on an unusual poetry ...

Bought by WAMC


  • Added: Jun 28, 2017
  • Length: 04:54
  • Purchases: 1
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The new exhibit at NMAAH&C illuminate history, community and culture. Co-curator Aaron Bryant walks us through it.

Bought by WCPN, WTJU, and WMUU-LP


  • Added: May 31, 2017
  • Length: 26:59
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Refa Senay
The Black Panther Party combined Black Power’s militancy with socialist ideology, and infused funk music with Franz Fanon’s writings. Their impact...

  • Added: Dec 03, 2016
  • Length: 29:00
Caption:  Abdul Salaam El Razzac, Doub; Terry Bellamy, Turnbo, Credit: Penumbra Theatre
Penumbra Theatre in St. Paul is one of America's first black theater companies. This month, "Jitney" — a play by the great August Wilson — returns ...

  • Added: Oct 11, 2016
  • Length: 28:34
Caption: Ashley Bryan
Author and illustrator Ashley Bryan talks about his new book, “Freedom Over Me: Eleven Slaves, Their Lives and Dreams Brought to Life,” his experie...

Bought by KPIP-LP


  • Added: Oct 05, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Mwende Katwiwa performs a poem about a police killing in New Orleans that occurred on Lundi Gras.

  • Added: Oct 04, 2016
  • Length: 02:24
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Ebony Isis Booth is a poet in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She currently works as the Programs and Commumications Coordinator at the Harwood Arts Cente...

  • Added: Jul 21, 2016
  • Length: 08:24
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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