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Your weekly trip to the Delta. This week we vist the life and work of Son House.

  • Added: Nov 08, 2019
  • Length: 57:00
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In 1965, two intellectuals met at Cambridge University for a debate. The topic: “The American dream is at the expense of the American Negro.” The r...

Bought by KVSC, KRZA, and KCBX


  • Added: Oct 15, 2019
  • Length: 28:59
  • Purchases: 3
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In the late 1800s, North Carolina was trying to build a railway system through the Western part of the state. In December of 1882, something went w...

Bought by WCAI / WNAN


  • Added: Sep 05, 2019
  • Length: 20:27
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Protesters and counter protesters, Credit: Charles McGuigan
Pro-Confederates and white supremacists faced off with counter-demonstrators on America's largest outdoor Civil War museum on Monument Avenue in Ri...

  • Added: Jul 30, 2019
  • Length: 26:39
Caption: Freddie Meeks, sailor in the disaster at  weapons shipping depot in Port Chicago, Calif., holds a picture of himself as a young seaman  July 14, 1994. He died in 2003. , Credit: (AP Photo/Chris Pizzelo)
Wartime. Disaster. Trauma. Charges of mutiny for 50 Black sailors in a Jim Crow courtroom. Discrimination and a battle for civil rights. Listen to ...

Bought by C89.5 - KNHC Seattle, WXAV 88.3FM, and KVSC


  • Added: Jul 03, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 3
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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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Reporter Kamilah Kashanie looks into the controversy behind a statue in a historically Black neighborhood on Martha's Vineyard.

  • Added: May 30, 2019
  • Length: 10:40
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Dr. Martin Luther King, I waited on him. He had ham and egg and hash browns.

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Apr 23, 2019
  • Length: 04:05
  • Purchases: 1
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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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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
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This week, for Black History Month, we're talking about Moses Fleetwood Walker. Don't know who he is? Tune in to find out!

  • Added: Feb 15, 2019
  • Length: 06:19
Caption: J.C. Higginbotham
Pianist and bandleader Luis Russell happened to have one of the best bands in the Big Apple by the latter 1920s.

Bought by KCBX


  • Added: Feb 06, 2019
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 1
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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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Author Greg Iles talks with National Writers Series co-founder Doug Stanton.

Bought by WKAR


  • Added: Jan 26, 2019
  • Length: 54:30
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Sounds Jewish, Credit: Mississippi Public Broadcasting
Sounds Jewish commemorates Martin Luther King Jr. with music that honors the late Civil Rights leader.

Bought by KMUD


  • Added: Jan 25, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
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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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Black opera singers have always contributed to the art form. In this Come As You Are we highlight their performances, featuring famous opera star L...

  • Added: Jan 04, 2019
  • Length: 01:51:56
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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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The story of Richard and Mildred Loving, a couple who taught America how to live up to their names - and their South Dakota love pioneer counterpa...

  • Added: Dec 09, 2018
  • Length: 37:08
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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
Caption: Inmates at LBJ
During the war in Vietnam, there was a notorious American military prison on the outskirts of Saigon called Long Binh Jail. But LBJ wasn’t for capt...

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Sep 11, 2018
  • Length: 18:19
  • Purchases: 1
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Two of longtime bandleader Gerald Wilson's finest orchestras--his progressive, modernistic 1940s outfit and his 1960s West Coast band.

  • Added: Aug 31, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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This time, we profile the March 1932 recording sessions held by Vocalion in New York City, as the nation was in the grips of the Great Depression.

  • Added: Aug 30, 2018
  • Length: 03:29
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This time, we profile “Rocket 88,” by Jackie Brenston — widely considered to be one of the archetypal records of rock ‘n’ roll.

  • Added: Aug 28, 2018
  • Length: 03:29