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Yoko Ono is best known for her marriage to John Lennon and for her perceived role in the breakup of the Beatles. But she was an accomplished and in...

Bought by Northeast Indiana Public Radio, WABE, WTJU, and KKRN


  • Added: May 08, 2015
  • Length: 53:59
  • Purchases: 4
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Yoko Ono is best known for her marriage to John Lennon and for her perceived role in the breakup of the Beatles. But she was an accomplished and in...

Bought by WKCC, KVSC, KENW, and Peconic Public Broadcasting


  • Added: May 08, 2015
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 4
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In his recent book, Speaking Wiri Wiri, poet Dan Vera brings light and often laughter to the immigrant experience.

Bought by KPIP-LP, WABE, and WNJR


  • Added: May 05, 2015
  • Length: 28:29
  • Purchases: 3
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Most poems today are written in free verse, which means there is no set pattern of rhyme or meter to govern the poem: the poet is free to arrange a...

Bought by KCMJ Community Radio


  • Added: Apr 23, 2015
  • Length: 01:00:00
  • Purchases: 1
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We're revisiting our 2012 interview with cartoonist, filmmaker, and copyright activist Nina Paley, creator of the feature-length animated film, Sit...

  • Added: Apr 22, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
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Four-time National Poetry Slam champion Taylor Mali connects stage and page.

Bought by KPIP-LP, WABE, and WNJR


  • Added: Apr 14, 2015
  • Length: 28:29
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Dinaw Mengestu, Credit: John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
In All Our Names Dinaw Mengestu explores unlikely love in the midst of conflict.

Bought by KPIP-LP and WNJR


  • Added: Jan 09, 2015
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 2
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We honor the life of poet Mark Strand, who passed away on November 29, 2014 at the age of 80. This archive recording features the former U.S. Poet ...

Bought by WNJR


  • Added: Dec 24, 2014
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
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
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Fiction writer Charles Baxter reveals some of his motivations for writing short stories and novels. In this interview in front of an audience at th...

Bought by WNJR


  • Added: Nov 20, 2014
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Ever wondered what the *tattoos* covering that woman's arm mean? Author Isaac Fitzgerald reads from his new book, Pen & Ink: Tattoos and The Storie...

  • Added: Nov 17, 2014
  • Length: 01:40
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CAFÉ ACOUSMATIC: the finest blend of electroacoustic music, sound art, and 3D binaural audio.

  • Added: Nov 11, 2014
  • Length: 01:00:00
Caption: Quiddity International Literary Journal and Public-Radio Program
Featuring writers from the 2014 Pygmalion Literary Fest LitCrawl, recorded live at The Esquire Lounge in Chapaign, IL. Readers in this episode incl...

  • Added: Nov 05, 2014
  • Length: 20:07
Caption: Fifty-thousand words in a month. How's it going?, Credit: National Novel Writing Month Organizatoin
A newly updated piece on NaNoWriMo. November is National Novel Writing Month, sometimes known as NaNoWriMo. In a studio loft on the Chicago's North...

Bought by WRST-FM Oshkosh and WAMC


  • Added: Oct 29, 2014
  • Length: 05:12
  • Purchases: 2
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An exploration of Brazil's diverse culture, complex past, artistic traditions, and modern aspirations.

  • Added: Oct 18, 2014
  • Length: 29:02
Caption: Bobby Cannavale
In the comic classic, MERE MORTALS by David Ives, a construction worker reveals he is secretly, actually the Lindbergh baby. Turns out his pals hav...

Bought by KUNM, KZYX, Georgia Public Broadcasting, Oregon Public Broadcasting, KZYX and more


  • Added: Oct 08, 2014
  • Length: 53:00
  • Purchases: 7
Caption: DC Youth Slam Team
The DC Youth Slam Team is an award-winning internationally acclaimed poetry group. Listen to their poems and find out how it all comes together wit...

Bought by KPIP-LP, KGNU, and WNJR


  • Added: Aug 21, 2014
  • Length: 28:29
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Elizabeth McCracken, Credit: Edward Carey
Elizabeth McCracken gives us her take on the differences in writing novels, short stories, and tweets.

Bought by KPIP-LP


  • Added: Aug 15, 2014
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 1
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Why do books so often turn to music? Richard Powers, author of a new, music-filled novel Orfeo, speaks to the strength of songs and symphonies, inc...

Bought by WABE and PRX Remix


  • Added: Aug 12, 2014
  • Length: 12:57
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Julie Otsuka, Credit: Robert Bessoir
Julie Otsuka’s first novel When the Emperor Was Divine explores her family’s history in the Japanese-American internment camps during World War II.

Bought by KPIP-LP


  • Added: Jul 11, 2014
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: William Joyce
Creative author, illustrator and filmmaker William Joyce is an Academy Award Winner, Emmy Award Winner and his illustrations have appeared on numer...

  • Added: Jun 20, 2014
  • Length: 16:44
Caption: Mechanical engineer/musician Christine McKinley, Credit: Jennie Baker for Live Wire Radio
Math genius JASON PADGETT, mechanical engineer/musician CHRISTINE MCKINLEY, and music by SWAN SOVEREIGN.

Bought by WCPN, WRIR, KUT, 90.1 WFYI Public Radio, KSRQ and more


  • Added: May 29, 2014
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 10
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Yoko Ono is best known for her marriage to John Lennon and was vilified by the press in the 1960s for her perceived role in the breakup of the Beat...

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


  • Added: May 09, 2014
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 4
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Yoko Ono is best known for her marriage to John Lennon and was vilified by the press in the 1960s for her perceived role in the breakup of the Beat...

Bought by WTJU


  • Added: May 09, 2014
  • Length: 53:57
  • Purchases: 1