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Ashby turned the harp into a swinging and dynamic instrument for jazz.

Bought by KMUW


  • Added: Feb 22, 2019
  • Length: 58:01
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Dorohy Cotton
Dr. Dorothy Cotton, one of Martin Luther King's top colleagues in the civil rights movement, passed away at her home in Ithica, New York, Sunday, J...

  • Added: Jun 11, 2018
  • Length: 29:01
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The Hantam Community Education Trust, Eradicating Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) starting with South Africa. Katherine King Documentarian joins us f...

Bought by KFOI Radio


  • Added: Oct 16, 2017
  • Length: 27:50
  • Purchases: 1
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We celebrate Ella Fitzgerald's centennial with a look at one of the singer's busiest and most memorable years on record.

  • Added: Mar 27, 2017
  • Length: 59:04
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Wilson's records blended big-band and small-group elements with pop orchestration and doses of soul that could be both big-city hip and suburban cool.

Bought by KAAD-LP, WCAI / WNAN, KMUW, WCPN, WRGY and more


  • Added: Dec 16, 2015
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 11
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An hour-long program of classic jazz: An exploration of the path of Melba Liston as she became an arranger/composer and an instrumentalist in the j...

Bought by KUFM - Montana Public Radio, Northeast Indiana Public Radio, KMUW, Radio New Zealand, KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio and more


  • Added: Mar 09, 2015
  • Length: 58:58
  • Purchases: 6
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Conversations with celebrated American poets Rita Dove and Sonia Sanchez.

Bought by KQED, WVAS, WESM 91.3 FM, Red River Radio Network, WJAB and more


  • Added: Jan 07, 2015
  • Length: 52:58
  • Purchases: 8
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The most celebrated African American poets in America pay homage to the life’s work of former Poet Laureate and Pulitzer Prize winner Rita Dove.

Bought by Peconic Public Broadcasting, KVSC, Radio Phoenix, WCAI / WNAN, and WMNF


  • Added: Oct 10, 2014
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Ruby Dee, c. 1960, Credit: John Springer Collection/Corbis
Ruby Dee, actress, writer and activist died on June 12 at the age of 91. The WFMT Radio Network is offering this excerpt of Ruby Dee speaking with ...

Bought by PRX Remix and KGNU


  • Added: Jun 13, 2014
  • Length: 07:03
  • Purchases: 2
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Maya Angelou discusses growing up in Stamps, Arkansas, and early adulthood experiences as recounted in her recently released autobiography I Know W...

Bought by KAAD-LP, Radio Phoenix, KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio, KMUZ, WCAI / WNAN and more


  • Added: May 28, 2014
  • Length: 01:04:47
  • Purchases: 26
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Renowned writers, singers, and poets, including Maya Angelou and Nikki Giovanni, paid tribute to Nobel Laureate Toni Morrison with an extravaganza ...

Bought by WTJU, Northwest Public Broadcasting, WCSU-FM, WTJU, Peconic Public Broadcasting and more


  • Added: Feb 21, 2014
  • Length: 28:58
  • Purchases: 7
Caption: McCoy in the studio circa 1984.
You may not know Rosemarie McCoy’s name, but you probably know her songs. Over 800 of them spanning the full range of American pop music, from Rhyt...

Bought by WSKG, WCAI / WNAN, WBEZ, and WNMU-FM


  • Added: Feb 18, 2014
  • Length: 53:54
  • Purchases: 4
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You know the stereotype: white guy in a lab coat with crazy hair and an experiment gone awry. But the picture of science is changing. In this episo...

Bought by Harford Community Radio, WFHB, and WAMC


  • Added: Feb 18, 2013
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Infant mortality rates in Michigan are better than they used to be, but still not good enough. Seven out of every 1,000 babies born in Michigan w...

  • Added: Oct 12, 2012
  • Length: 51:01
Caption: Louisiana blues diva Carol Fran performs at her 76th birthday party., Credit: Photo by Barry Yeoman
Still Singing the Blues: New Orleans and South Louisiana features musicians in New Orleans and South Louisiana who continue to perform the blues—of...

Bought by Red River Radio Network, KZMU Moab Community Radio, KCMJ Community Radio, Red River Radio Network, Red River Radio Network and more


  • Added: May 11, 2010
  • Length: 55:00
  • Purchases: 23
Caption: Clifton on the cover of 'Wild Blessings'
Poet Lucille Clifton is widely acclaimed for her powerful explorations of race, womanhood, and spirituality.

Bought by WRNC-LP, KVSC, and CKMO


  • Added: Jul 13, 2009
  • Length: 28:56
  • Purchases: 3
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African American Women's Reflections on Hip-Hop

  • Added: Feb 08, 2009
  • Length: 27:10
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This new hour of music and conversation will feature Chaka Khan's career as one of R&B's leading female vocalists, and her influence on contemporar...

Bought by Red River Radio Network, WJAB, KIDE Hoopa Tribal Radio 91.3fm, WMNF, Mississippi Public Broadcasting and more


  • Added: Sep 14, 2007
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 13
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Music & Interview, "The Color Purple", Brenda's music "Past & Present"

Bought by WJAB and WSGE


  • Added: Feb 08, 2006
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 2
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featuring music selections from Ida Cox, Clara Smith, Bessie Smith, Memphis Minnie, Big Mama Thornton, and other icons of American Blues.

Bought by WNMU-FM, WJAB, WNCU, WVPE, WBEZ and more


  • Added: Jan 22, 2006
  • Length: 59:57
  • Purchases: 7
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Deep In Our Hearts is an award winning hour-long documentary about four white women who defied the color line to work in the southern Civil Rights ...

Bought by WCPN, KZYX, WRPI, KUT, KLCC and more


  • Added: Nov 29, 2004
  • Length: 58:57
  • Purchases: 19