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On this episode of Art Beat we enter a fantasy realm of magic, swords and dragons with Minnesota author James Petrillo. Petrillo’s most recent nove...

  • Added: Jul 30, 2019
  • Length: 44:44
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: 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
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
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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: 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 did...

  • Added: Aug 07, 2015
  • Length: 27:09
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
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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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

  • Added: Feb 21, 2014
  • Length: 01:30
Caption: Eudora Welty, New Haven, CT, 1974, Credit: William Ferris
Eudora Welty was one of the South’s most beloved writers, and her fiction is still a study in detail and dialogue and wit. Her settings were often ...

Bought by Troy Public Radio and Georgia Public Broadcasting


  • Added: Jan 17, 2014
  • Length: 13:47
  • Purchases: 2
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The Kentucky poet who coined the term “Affrilachian” has a new collection of poetry. Allison Quantz reports he takes on historical and current racism.

Bought by KENW and West Virginia Public Broadcasting


  • Added: Apr 09, 2012
  • Length: 02:27
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Pop-up bookstore Scanners is oepn through November at the Mina Dresden Gallery in San Francisco
The current state of our economy is getting everyone to think more creatively. For business owners, this means finding ways to cut costs, and in Sa...

  • Added: Oct 11, 2011
  • Length: 05:22
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Words from the Frontier: Poetry in Maine is an hour-long program featuring fifteen contemporary Maine poets.

Bought by WCAI / WNAN


  • Added: Jul 02, 2008
  • Length: 59:30
  • Purchases: 1
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In this interview country music songwriting legend talks about growing up in rural Florida and how it affected him as a songwriter.

  • Added: May 05, 2007
  • Length: 16:24
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Pulitzer Prize winning author Michael Cunningham invokes the spirit of Walt Whitman in his latest book ?Specimen Days? ? part of a wave of post 9/1...

Bought by KICI


  • Added: Jul 06, 2006
  • Length: 29:30
  • Purchases: 1
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Episode 1 features poet laureates Mark Strand, Gwendolyn Brooks and Ted Kooser discussing the art and craft of writing poetry and reading some of t...

Bought by WCPN, WFHB, North Country Public Radio, Kansas Public Radio, Yellowstone Public Radio and more


  • Added: Mar 02, 2006
  • Length: 01:04:02
  • Purchases: 12
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Poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti reads his work accompanied by saxophonist Charles McPherson at the Border Voices poetry fair in San Diego.

Bought by WZBC


  • Added: Mar 29, 2005
  • Length: 27:59
  • Purchases: 1
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A documentary about Indianapolis' Creative Renewal Arts Fellowships which has granted 150 "artistic sabbaticals" since 1999.

  • Added: Aug 20, 2004
  • Length: 29:55