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Caption: Photo by Star Black released into the Public Domain
We continue our series on State Poets Laureate with the most recent California State Poet Laureate, Dana Gioia. In this archive interview, the Cali...

  • Added: Aug 28, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
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Ted Olson, a professor of Appalachian Studies at East Tennessee State University, discusses how his writing has been impacted by the region's histo...

  • Added: Oct 24, 2018
  • Length: 29:00
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Music fuses with literature this Thursday at the Grand Rapids Area Library when Minnesota Book Award Winners Melanie Hoffert, Margi Preus, and Matt...

  • Added: Sep 11, 2017
  • Length: 14:25
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Staff librarian and What We're Reading producer Tammy Bobrowsky talks about summer reading and our Read for the Cycle reading challenge.

  • Added: Jun 27, 2017
  • Length: 11:36
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Young adult author Stuart Gibbs has lived a life of adventure as well as having written several books. Read more about him at http://stuartgibbs.co...

  • Added: Feb 04, 2015
  • Length: 15:38
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With Halloween on the way, it’s scary movie season. That means isolated cabins, psychopathic hillbillies, and evil in the woods. One scholar believ...

Bought by KENW, WABE, and WLPR


  • Added: Oct 17, 2014
  • Length: 02:45
  • Purchases: 3
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We trace hip hop’s roots, focusing on how it's expressed in different regions of our country, from California to New York, and even in Virginia. Pl...

Bought by WABE, Peconic Public Broadcasting, WCAI / WNAN, and WMNF


  • Added: Apr 18, 2014
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 4
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American-invented hip hop music is now an international phenomenon with rappers in countries like Japan and Senegal. We trace hip hop’s roots, focu...

Bought by WXDU and WTJU


  • Added: Apr 18, 2014
  • Length: 53:52
  • Purchases: 2
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Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, and William Burroughs—all names you might recognize as poets of the Beat Generation. But a friend and inspiration to ...

  • Added: Jan 17, 2013
  • Length: 02:27
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Nationally renowned writers, singers, and poets pay tribute to Toni Morrison, whose works have earned her the highest accolades in literature and e...

Bought by KUFM - Montana Public Radio, KGNU, West Virginia Public Broadcasting, and KWMR


  • Added: Oct 26, 2012
  • Length: 28:57
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Pop-up bookstore Scanners is oepn through November at the Mina Dresden Gallery in San Francisco
The current state of our economy is getting everyone to think more creatively. For business owners, this means finding ways to cut costs, and in Sa...

  • Added: Oct 11, 2011
  • Length: 05:22
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Who would have thought that Borders, the corporate bookselling behemoth that had stores in practically every mini mall across America, would now be...

  • Added: Aug 15, 2011
  • Length: 05:44
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Dmae Roberts features an in-depth and lively interview with Northwest Writer Ivan Doig.

  • Added: Dec 02, 2010
  • Length: 28:02
Caption: Alberto Rios
Alberto Rios, who grew up in a mixed family on the Arizona-Mexico border, recounts his experiences living between languages and cultures in his mem...

  • Added: Unknown
  • Length: 28:56