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Caption: Thomas Dooley
Thomas Dooley's collection of poetry Trespass shines a light in dark places.

Bought by WNJR and WMUU-LP


  • Added: Apr 27, 2017
  • Length: 28:00
  • Purchases: 2
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English is a remarkable language. It's an incredibly flexible, rich, diverse, beautifully fluid language that’s been influenced by many other langu...

  • Added: Jan 25, 2017
  • Length: 21:12
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For more inspiration to carry us into the new year, we go "Back to the Writing Well," this time to hear from writers Elizabeth Gaffney, author of t...

Bought by KRZA, WNJR, WNJR, and WMUU-LP


  • Added: Dec 30, 2016
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 4
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In a slim, lucid and compulsively readable book, Nathaniel Philbrick makes an enthusiastic case for taking a look at Melville’s classic Moby-Dick.

Bought by WNJR and WMUU-LP


  • Added: Nov 30, 2016
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Ashley Bryan
Author and illustrator Ashley Bryan talks about his new book, “Freedom Over Me: Eleven Slaves, Their Lives and Dreams Brought to Life,” his experie...

Bought by KPIP-LP


  • Added: Oct 05, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
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“Death, taxes and childbirth! There's never any convenient time for any of them,”?Margaret Mitchell wrote in Gone With the Wind. That may be true, ...

  • Added: Aug 27, 2016
  • Length: 01:00:00
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: Yu Hua and Michael Berry Beijing August 2010  , Credit: courtesy of Michael Berry
Michael Berry reflects on the art of translating Yu Hua’s influential novel and new Big Read title To Live into English

Bought by KPIP-LP, WRIR, WNJR, and WMUU-LP


  • Added: Aug 23, 2016
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 4
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Writer Dean Klinkenberg talks about his journeys along the Mississippi River

  • Added: Aug 19, 2016
  • Length: 08:56
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Mystics, Scientists, Astronomists, Harlequins, Writers, and Artists -- Pop! Explore the modern masters of pop-up books: Matthew Reinhart, Robert S...

  • Added: Aug 17, 2016
  • Length: 10:10
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
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: Jul 27, 2016
  • Length: 23:27
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Father and daughter poets Willis and Aliki Barnstone share their work, talk about how they influence each other, and read from poems old and new.

Bought by WNJR


  • Added: Jul 22, 2016
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
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: Michelangelo's David
Painter, sculptor, architect, engineer, and poet - how can one man be so many things? And what did he keep in his basement?

Bought by KVSC and WABE


  • Added: Jun 01, 2016
  • Length: 16:09
  • Purchases: 2
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Audiences will be treated to King Lear the way it sounded in 1606 at its first performance at the Court of Saint James. Director and IU associate p...

  • Added: May 05, 2016
  • Length: 23:27
Caption: MIchael Witmore, Credit: Folger Shakespeare Library
Michael Witmore, Director of the Folger Shakespeare Library, talks about the reasons Shakespeare still resonates with us.

Bought by WNJR and WMUU-LP


  • Added: May 04, 2016
  • Length: 28:29
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Jan Beatty
Jan Beatty's poetry is unsentimental and clear-eyed about blue-collar work and the people who do it.

Bought by WNJR and WMUU-LP


  • Added: Apr 15, 2016
  • Length: 28:29
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Belinda McKeon  , Credit:  Will Chancellor
Novelist Belinda McKeon: Writing 21st century Ireland

Bought by KBRP Community Radio, WNJR, and WMUU-LP


  • Added: Mar 17, 2016
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 3
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In a 1962 interview, Sylvia Plath said, “Poetry, I feel, is a tyrannical discipline. You've got to go so far so fast in such a small space; you've ...

  • Added: Mar 11, 2016
  • Length: 01:00:00
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The Art and Entertainment News That You Want To Know!!! Featuring Author Nicholas Stanton, Rapper Thraxxup, and The Revenant, now a major motion p...

  • Added: Mar 08, 2016
  • Length: 58:01
Caption: Nnamdi Chukwuocha and Albert Mills
Poets and social workers, Nnamdi Chukwuocha and Albert Mills' primary audience have been Wilmington’s under served children.

Bought by WMUU-LP, KMRE-LP, and WNJR


  • Added: Feb 19, 2016
  • Length: 28:29
  • Purchases: 3
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Robert Wiltenbug surveys the great moments of mercy, both granted and withheld, in Shakespeare's many plays.

  • Added: Jan 04, 2016
  • Length: 15:07
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“Talking about music is like dancing about architecture” is a problematic statement: not just because nobody can agree on who came up with it, but ...

Bought by WCAI / WNAN, WABE, and PRX Remix


  • Added: Sep 24, 2015
  • Length: 27:04
  • Purchases: 3