PRX - Pieces for Tone: Engaging

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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
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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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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Poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti reads his work accompanied by saxophonist Charles McPherson at the Border Voices poetry fair in San Diego.

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  • Added: Mar 29, 2005
  • Length: 27:59
  • Purchases: 1
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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