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Did postmodernism simply predict cynicism about the facts, or did it actually promote it?

  • Added: Jul 15, 2019
  • Length: 53:58
Caption: (Photo by Larry D. Moore CC BY-SA 3.0)
Novelist, retired Princeton professor, and mountain climber, Russell Banks discusses his recent memoir, VOYAGER. Interviewed by his former student ...

  • Added: Jul 03, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
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Poetry and music inspired by graduations and transitions.

  • Added: Jun 15, 2019
  • Length: 01:01:12
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National Writers Series co-founder Doug Stanton talks with authors Elizabeth Berg, Elizabeth Letts, and Lynne Olson.

Bought by WKAR


  • Added: Jun 14, 2019
  • Length: 54:31
  • Purchases: 1
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Poetry and music about working.

  • Added: May 24, 2019
  • Length: 01:00:00
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NEW LETTERS ON THE AIR continues National Poetry Month with a program of readings and conversation at Commerce Bank's The Box Gallery. Poets Wyatt ...

  • Added: Apr 17, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
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NEW LETTERS ON THE AIR begins National Poetry Month with Edward Hirsch, a poet and "MacArthur genius" who was the editor of THE BEST AMERICAN POETR...

Bought by WNJR and WMUU-LP


  • Added: Apr 10, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Women's History Month concludes with poet and essayist Kathryn Nuernberger. She discusses how she once shied away from being a "woman writer" and w...

  • Added: Apr 03, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
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British writer Rupert Thomson discusses his eleventh novel, NEVER ANYONE BUT YOU, shortlisted for the 2018 American Library in Paris Book Award, t...

  • Added: Mar 13, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
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“Drowning Dogs,” a short story by Joan Joffe Hall, recorded at her home in 2006. Song: “Kill That Fly,” by Psychedeladelphia (from The Blister Pa...

  • Added: Mar 06, 2019
  • Length: 08:13
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Bob Kustra interviews Rick Bass about his book "The Traveling Feast: On the Road and at the Table with My Heroes"

  • Added: Mar 04, 2019
  • Length: 30:01
Caption: A sofa and mattresses on the street in front of an apartment building. "Sofa Free, and throw in 2 box springs", Credit: walknboston is licensed under CC by 2.0.
There’s an eviction crisis in the United States, and it’s disproportionately affecting communities of color.

Bought by WRST-FM Oshkosh, C89.5 - KNHC Seattle, WTJU, WRGY, WMUU-LP and more


  • Added: Feb 21, 2019
  • Length: 53:57
  • Purchases: 10
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Our celebration of Black History Month continues with Glenn North, the inaugural Poet Laureate of the 18th and Vine Historic Jazz District. This Ca...

  • Added: Feb 20, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
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An alternative take on Valentine's Day.

  • Added: Feb 09, 2019
  • Length: 59:55
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Patricia Smith, a 2017 National Endowment for the Arts fellow and the 2018 winner of the coveted Kingsley Tufts Poetry Award, reads this time from ...

  • Added: Feb 05, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
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Poetry inspired by music and musicians.

  • Added: Jan 25, 2019
  • Length: 01:00:09
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Poetry and music honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

  • Added: Jan 19, 2019
  • Length: 01:02:32
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The 2018 Dayton Literary Peace Prize award ceremony was held on October 28, 2018 at the Schuster Center. In this special presentation of selection...

  • Added: Jan 07, 2019
  • Length: 52:45
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Guggenheim Fellow Charles Harper Webb reads from his collection of essays, A MILLION MFAS ARE NOT ENOUGH and shares poetry from his earlier books, ...

  • Added: Jan 02, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
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'Tis the season for our end-of-year episode. Each year at the holidays, World Ocean Radio host Peter Neill reads At The Fishhouses, a poem by Eliza...

  • Added: Dec 26, 2018
  • Length: 04:34
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Ariel Burger talks about his book WITNESS: Lessons from Elie Wiesels Classroom. And later in the show, we re-air our 2016 interview with Ani Tuzman...

  • Added: Dec 13, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: We Are Not Done Yet, Credit: HBO
A talk with Jeffrey Wright about his documentary that looks at veterans writing and performing collective poems.

Bought by KVSC


  • Added: Dec 11, 2018
  • Length: 30:10
  • Purchases: 1
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Poetry about sleep and dreams, actual and metaphorical.

  • Added: Dec 08, 2018
  • Length: 59:57
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Words and music evocative of the night.

  • Added: Nov 24, 2018
  • Length: 01:00:55
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Poet Ellen Bass describes looking back on her childhood in Philadelphia for inspiration, especially in her two recent books, LIKE A BEGGER and THE ...

  • Added: Nov 20, 2018
  • Length: 29:00