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Caption: Nicholas Rodriguez
Nicholas Rodriguez brings classic American musical theater into the 21st century

Bought by WNJR and WMUU-LP


  • Added: Dec 09, 2016
  • Length: 28:29
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Ted Nash
With Presidential Suite,Ted Nash transforms iconic political speeches into an inventive jazz composition.

Bought by KMUW and WMUU-LP


  • Added: Nov 08, 2016
  • Length: 29:59
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Paulina Petkoski
Season 2: Playground Detroit with Paulina Petkoski Romy interviews dynamo Paulina Petkowski, co-owner and co-founder of Playground Detroit! Learn...

  • Added: Oct 21, 2016
  • Length: 36:21
Caption: at rehearsal, Credit: penelopefreeh.com
Penelope Freeh co-created Test Pilot with composer Jocelyn Hagen... Their original, live chamber orchestra, dance opera brings the history of aviat...

  • Added: Sep 15, 2016
  • Length: 07:08
Caption: Billy McComiskey, Credit: Edwin Remsburg, Remburg Inc.
Button accordionist and 2016 National Heritage fellow billy McComiskey plays beautifully and builds a community for irish music.

Bought by WNJR and WMUU-LP


  • Added: Jul 06, 2016
  • Length: 29:23
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Lin-Manuel Miranda and cast, In the Heights, Credit: Joan Marcus
Lin-Manuel Miranda's life in theater didn't begin with Hamilton. He already won a 2008 Tony for Best Musical with In the Heights.

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


  • Added: Jun 17, 2016
  • Length: 28:29
  • Purchases: 4
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McBride’s latest book looks to understand what shaped James Brown-- one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century.

Bought by WABE and WMUU-LP


  • Added: May 18, 2016
  • Length: 28:29
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Gary Burton, Credit: Jimmy Katz
Gary Burton, one of the great jazz virtuosos, take us through his musical journey.

Bought by WNJR and WMUU-LP


  • Added: Apr 12, 2016
  • Length: 28:29
  • Purchases: 2
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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
Caption: John Adams, Credit: Deborah O'Grady
Composer John Adams reflects on his creating American music that’s intense, sensual and meaningful.

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


  • Added: Jan 27, 2016
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 3
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Paul Ingles and NPR Music's Ann Powers host a survey of the music of British musician David Bowie, who died January 10, 2016 of cancer at 69.

Bought by Troy Public Radio, Red River Radio Network, KHNS, Prairie Public, KCPW and more


  • Added: Jan 11, 2016
  • Length: 57:52
  • Purchases: 38
Caption: Soloman Howard as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the company of Appomattox at Washington National Opera , Credit: Scott Suchman
Tazewell Thompson may be wowing critics and audiences with his direction of the opera Appomattox, but he’s an equally brilliant theater director an...

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


  • Added: Nov 24, 2015
  • Length: 28:29
  • Purchases: 3
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Doug Storm talks to singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Zac Little of Saintseneca, an American folk rock band from Columbus, Ohio, about Ap...

  • Added: Oct 22, 2015
  • Length: 47:34
Caption: Marinella Senatore, Credit: Mercedes Elizabeth Lowe
Italian artist Marinella Senatore talks about the performances she's producing for the 13th Lyon Biennial exhibition, La Vie Moderne.

  • Added: Oct 02, 2015
  • Length: 12:03
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The newly reunited Veruca Salt talks with Kyle Meredith about what it took to bury the hatchet and put the band back together, and what the band me...

Bought by KUCB, KHNS, KSUT, and KRCB-FM "Radio 91"


  • Added: Sep 21, 2015
  • Length: 07:01
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Dan Sheehy, Credit: Ashlee Duncan
He helped develop the Folk Arts program at the National Endowment for the Arts and he's been head of Smithsonian Folkways Recordings. Now, Dan Shee...

Bought by KMRE-LP, WABE, KPVL, and WNJR


  • Added: Sep 11, 2015
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Simon Shaheen
Violinist and oud player Simon Shaheen discusses his merging of Arab and western musical traditions.

Bought by KPVL and WNJR


  • Added: Aug 14, 2015
  • Length: 28:29
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: "Pneumatica" created and performed by Squonk Opera, Credit: John Altdorfer
Find out about the artistic exuberance that is Squonk Opera with artistic directors and founders, Jackie Dempsey and Steve O'Hearn.

Bought by KMRE-LP, WNJR, KPVL, WABE, and KPIP-LP


  • Added: Jul 31, 2015
  • Length: 28:29
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Wayne Henderson, Credit: Tom Pich
Luthier, guitarist and 1995 national Heritage Fellow Wayne Henderson discusses his distinctive guitars and his distinctive sound.

Bought by KMRE-LP, WABE, WNJR, KPVL, and KPIP-LP


  • Added: Jul 09, 2015
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Rahim AlHaj, Credit: Dan Merlo
Rahim AlHaj is quite simply one of the best oud players in the world. In this broadcast, Rahim performs and shares his story of leaving Iraq and c...

Bought by KUPR low power FM, WABE, WMMT, WNJR, and KPIP-LP


  • Added: Jun 12, 2015
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Joe Wilson at the Henderson Festival, 2014, Credit: Ginger Correll
2001 National Heritage Fellow Joe Wilson weaves his storytelling spell into the history of Blue Ridge Mountain culture.

Bought by WNJR, WABE, WMMT, and KPIP-LP


  • Added: May 29, 2015
  • Length: 28:31
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Carla Bley, Credit: D.D. Rider
Carla Bley is a prolific and agile composer and jazz pianist. She talks about her career--from Birdland to Montreux.

Bought by KPIP-LP, Harford Community Radio, WABE, and WNJR


  • Added: Apr 17, 2015
  • Length: 29:29
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Deborah Bond
Dual Lives Series: Deborah Bond sings like a dream, has three cds and tours internationally. But she still needs a day job to pay the bills.

Bought by KPIP-LP, WABE, and WNJR


  • Added: Mar 15, 2015
  • Length: 28:29
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: John Williams
Over his fifty-plus year career, John Williams has written many of the most famous scores in Hollywood film history.

Bought by KPIP-LP and WNJR


  • Added: Jan 01, 2015
  • Length: 28:29
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Barry Bergey with Mavis Staples, Credit: Tom Pich
The NEA's recently retired Director of Folk and Traditional Arts Barry Bergey shares some memories about a lifetime immersed in folk and tradition...

Bought by KPIP-LP and WNJR


  • Added: Dec 19, 2014
  • Length: 28:29
  • Purchases: 2