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Writer’s Voice spends the hour with James Forman, Jr., talking about his groundbreaking book, Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black Ame...

  • Added: Jun 29, 2017
  • Length: 59:28
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In this hour, we’ll explore the music of two more giants of the New Orleans diaspora, pianist and composer Jelly Roll Morton, who left Louisiana in...

Bought by Spokane Public Radio, KRPS, KENW, KMUW, KMUN and more


  • Added: Mar 10, 2017
  • Length: 58:57
  • Purchases: 11
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The little-known story of how black actors and entertainers in Hollywood contributed their money, connections, and fame to aid the civil rights mov...

Bought by WVAS, Vermont Public Radio, WRPI, KOJB 90.1 FM The eagle, WXDU and more


  • Added: Aug 21, 2015
  • Length: 53:53
  • Purchases: 9
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The little-known story of how black actors and entertainers in Hollywood contributed their money, connections, and fame to aid the civil rights mov...

Bought by KMRE-LP, WKCC, Radio Phoenix, KENW, and KKRN


  • Added: Aug 21, 2015
  • Length: 28:59
  • Purchases: 5
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Plantations in America’s South are physical testaments to the great wealth accrued through slave labor. Yet, plantation museums often gloss over th...

Bought by KPTZ, Port Townsend, WA, WFHB, WABE, WKCC, KVSC and more


  • Added: Jun 12, 2015
  • Length: 28:59
  • Purchases: 10
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Plantations in America’s South are physical testaments to the great wealth accrued through slave labor. Yet, plantation museums often gloss over th...

Bought by WABE, Northeast Indiana Public Radio, KPVL, WTJU, KKRN and more


  • Added: Jun 12, 2015
  • Length: 53:56
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: Hoodie Rally in Memory of Trayvon Martin, Credit: Madison Guy, on Flickr
Sharply different reactions to the verdict in the George Zimmerman trial reveal the racial divide that persists in America. We speak with the autho...

Bought by KSFR, WFHB, KPVL, KRZA, KVSC and more


  • Added: Feb 13, 2015
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 8
Caption: Hoodie Rally in Memory of Trayvon Martin, Credit: Madison Guy, on Flickr
Sharply different reactions to the verdict in the George Zimmerman trial reveal the racial divide that persists in America. We speak with the autho...

Bought by Northeast Indiana Public Radio, KKRN, WTJU, and KPVL


  • Added: Feb 13, 2015
  • Length: 53:57
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Mary Bowser
Karen Abbott talks about her book Liar, Temptress, Soldier, Spy. It’s about four courageous women of the Civil War who made history. And later, we ...

Bought by WXAV 88.3FM, WCPN, WRPI, WJSU, and Red River Radio Network


  • Added: Jan 29, 2015
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 5
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Psychologist John Fife is working to address what he says is a critical need for HIV interventions that target older Americans, specifically older ...

Bought by WCPN, KKRN, WTJU, and KPVL


  • Added: Jan 09, 2015
  • Length: 53:57
  • Purchases: 4
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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: Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., at the March on Washington, August 28th, 1963, Credit: National Archives
August 28th marks the 50th anniversary of the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s famous speech in front of the Lincoln memorial in Washington, D.C., wh...

Bought by WAER, WUFT, WESM 91.3 FM, WCSU-FM, Georgia Public Broadcasting and more


  • Added: Aug 23, 2013
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 14
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How the personal and professional lives of musicians such as Louis Armstrong, Miles Davis, and John Coltrane were tied to the struggle for racial e...

Bought by Prairie Public, KHSU, WRIR, WVAS, WEMU and more


  • Added: Aug 19, 2013
  • Length: 53:51
  • Purchases: 13
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Brigham Young was a rough-hewn transient from New York whose life was electrified by the Mormon faith. He married more than 50 women, and transform...

Bought by WFHB


  • Added: Jan 17, 2013
  • Length: 28:59
  • Purchases: 1
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A recent book critical of Thomas Jefferson as a slaveholder has raised controversial questions about our founding father. Allison Quantz has the st...

  • Added: Nov 09, 2012
  • Length: 02:47
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Until recently, not much was known about the first Africans who stepped foot on the North American continent. Today, scholars are learning unexpect...

Bought by KENW and KUOW


  • Added: Oct 12, 2012
  • Length: 02:26
  • Purchases: 2
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1619 was the year the first Africans arrived on the North American continent. There were at least 20 of them and they came as slaves from Angola. B...

  • Added: Oct 12, 2012
  • Length: 29:00
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A review of the Rwandan genocide drama.

  • Added: Apr 12, 2012
  • Length: 01:59
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The Civil Rights Movement was the United States’ first major domestic news story to be televised. The author of a new book exploring television’s r...

Bought by Troy Public Radio and WAMC


  • Added: Feb 03, 2012
  • Length: 02:25
  • Purchases: 2
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How the evening news shaped attitudes about race relations during the Civil Rights Movement.

Bought by Harford Community Radio, KRZA, WJAB, WLPR, KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio and more


  • Added: Feb 03, 2012
  • Length: 28:58
  • Purchases: 7
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Author Gary Giddins joins host Dick Golden to discuss Louis Armstrong's life in music. Many seminal Armstrong recordings are featured.

  • Added: Jan 25, 2010
  • Length: 57:36
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Author Gary Giddins joins host Dick Golden to discuss Louis Armstrong's life in music. Many seminal Armstrong recordings are featured.

Bought by KAZU


  • Added: Jan 25, 2010
  • Length: 57:42
  • Purchases: 1
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A profile of jazz pioneer and celebrated composer Thomas "Fats" Waller.

Bought by KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio


  • Added: Jan 25, 2010
  • Length: 57:31
  • Purchases: 1
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A profile of jazz pioneer and celebrated composer Thomas "Fats" Waller.

Bought by KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio


  • Added: Jan 25, 2010
  • Length: 57:12
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: The Paschall Brothers onstage, Credit: Virginia Folklife Program
The Paschall Brothers of Chesapeake sing four-part harmony in a style with a storied tradition.

  • Added: Nov 24, 2009
  • Length: 03:30