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Tommy Pico’s first book is one long poem in the form of a text — call it an epic sext. But it doesn’t just chronicle Pico’s dalliances with "boys, ...

  • Added: Jun 15, 2017
  • Length: 24:54
Caption: Lester Blackiston
Pirates love the water. It’s their sustenance, it’s their highway, it’s their haven. Lester Blackiston loved the water. As a matter of fact, I didn...

  • Added: Aug 25, 2016
  • Length: 27:08
Caption: Lester Blackiston
Pirates and their deeds become legend. Blackbeard, Lester’s personal favorite, did this thing with canon fuses, or so the legend goes. Just as h...

  • Added: Aug 11, 2016
  • Length: 26:15

  • Added: Aug 03, 2016
  • Length: 24:46
Caption: Lester Blackiston
This is the story of a dead man. He gave up the ghost a few years ago. And some who knew him might say he never had a ghost to give up in the first...

  • Added: Jul 22, 2016
  • Length: 26:09
Caption: Lester Blackiston
Pirates love the water. It’s their sustenance, it’s their highway, it’s their haven. Lester Blackiston loved the water. As a matter of fact, I did...

  • Added: Aug 07, 2015
  • Length: 27:09
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Orville and Wilbur, DIY scientists, were bicycle mechanics at the turn of the 20th century in Dayton, Ohio before they changed our world. David Mc...

Bought by KCMJ Community Radio


  • Added: Jun 17, 2015
  • Length: 09:58
  • Purchases: 1
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The author of “Twenty Chickens for a Saddle” is a social entrepreneur who works in southern Africa. But back when she was 7 she moved from England ...

Bought by KCMJ Community Radio and KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio


  • Added: Feb 08, 2015
  • Length: 08:50
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Lester Blackiston, the Pirate of Shockoe Bottom.
Lester Blackiston was the pirate of Shockoe Bottom. He was a minor Beat poet, a questionable inventor, a man who avoided work at all costs. He had ...

  • Added: Nov 28, 2014
  • Length: 23:46
Caption: Lester Blackiston
Lester Blackiston, a poet of the Beat generation, was kind of, sort of, an inventor, a businessman, a seamen, and other things,too. Mainly, though,...

  • Added: Nov 21, 2014
  • Length: 25:57

  • Added: Feb 21, 2014
  • Length: 01:30
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Anne Tyler has a new book out! "The Beginner's Goodbye." Here Julia Child presents passages from an earlier Anne Tyler favorite, "Dinner at the Hom...

  • Added: Apr 13, 2012
  • Length: 24:58
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THE LAST STATION -- Writer/director Michael Hoffman talks with Andrea Chase about using Chekhov to get to Tolstoy, why love is as wondrous and infu...

  • Added: Jan 07, 2010
  • Length: 16:04
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If you take a bus ride this holiday season, it's probably just to get where you need to go. But when Kath Weston travels on buses, it's usually pa...

  • Added: Dec 03, 2008
  • Length: 03:45

  • Added: Nov 12, 2008
  • Length: 03:58
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As a maintenance man at The Waynflete School and a working writer, Michael Macklin?s world is filled with sawdust, kids, and poetry.

Bought by HowSound


  • Added: May 23, 2007
  • Length: 06:50
  • Purchases: 1
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In this interview country music songwriting legend talks about growing up in rural Florida and how it affected him as a songwriter.

  • Added: May 05, 2007
  • Length: 16:24
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A collection of diverse tales told in 1962 by a Dublin heart doctor.

  • Added: Jul 18, 2006
  • Length: 59:03
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Feel free to get up and move about the cabin...or you might want to pay attention to the man in the window seat next to you; he has a story he'd li...

Bought by KUNM and WMNF


  • Added: Jul 13, 2006
  • Length: 06:43
  • Purchases: 2
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Can the memories evoked by a forgotten perfume change a life?

Bought by KUNM and WMNF


  • Added: Jul 13, 2006
  • Length: 03:20
  • Purchases: 2
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A celebrated Dublin surgeon learns how to diagnose the DTs (the Delirium Tremors) from a local scout.

  • Added: Jul 05, 2006
  • Length: 02:57
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Poets from across the country offer up their words on the subject of "peace" at a special reading held at the 2005 National Poetry Slam Chapionship...

Bought by WGBH Radio Boston


  • Added: Jan 18, 2006
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti reads his work accompanied by saxophonist Charles McPherson at the Border Voices poetry fair in San Diego.

Bought by WZBC


  • Added: Mar 29, 2005
  • Length: 27:59
  • Purchases: 1
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How Halloween has -- and hasn't -- changed over the years.

Bought by WTJU, KKWE Niijii Radio, KSRQ, WRST-FM Oshkosh, KBUT and more


  • Added: Oct 28, 2004
  • Length: 06:30
  • Purchases: 9
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A documentary about Indianapolis' Creative Renewal Arts Fellowships which has granted 150 "artistic sabbaticals" since 1999.

  • Added: Aug 20, 2004
  • Length: 29:55