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Pawel Pawlikowski talks the honesty of black-and-white, non-political nostalgia, and eschewing extraneous exposition.

  • Added: Feb 17, 2019
  • Length: 16:19
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Unexpected love! From a South Dakota gold mine to a surprising Hollywood couple, a Buddhist monk offering laughs and bible verses in an Iowa Greek ...

  • Added: Feb 17, 2019
  • Length: 39:40
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Love means knowing you are never alone, and having a little something to laugh about together - perfect for this week’s theme of love and Alzheimer...

  • Added: Nov 26, 2018
  • Length: 36:43
Caption: Sherry Ladig, Credit:  Karyn Wrenshall
Sherry Ladig is a keyboardist and singer who performs and composes in many traditions. Her musical breadth comes from two sources. One is that she ...

  • Added: Jul 29, 2018
  • Length: 16:00
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This time we profile Floyd Jones, a serious and thoughtful songwriter, who was in the studio for Chess Records in 1951.

  • Added: Apr 28, 2018
  • Length: 03:29
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This time we profile guitarist Big Joe Williams and harmonica ace John Lee “Sonny Boy” Williamson, who last recorded together, this week in 1947.

  • Added: Apr 27, 2018
  • Length: 03:29
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This time we profile Robert Johnson, who made his recording debut the week of Thanksgiving, 1936.

  • Added: Apr 20, 2018
  • Length: 03:29
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This time we profile Big Maceo, who recorded his “magnum opus” — the barnstorming instrumental “Chicago Breakdown” — this week in 1945.

  • Added: Apr 11, 2018
  • Length: 03:29
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This time, we profile the Memphis Jug Band, whose 1929 recording, “K.C. Moan,” was one of the 84 selections on the “Anthology of American Folk Music.”

  • Added: Apr 09, 2018
  • Length: 03:29
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This time, we profile Sid Hemphill, who was recorded by Alan Lomax for the Library of Congress, this week in 1942.

  • Added: Mar 31, 2018
  • Length: 03:29
Caption: Bart Ehrman, The Triumph of Christianity
Bart Ehrman asks how did a religion that began with a small group of illiterate day laborers become the dominant religion of the Roman Empire in ju...

Bought by KPIP-LP and WETS


  • Added: Mar 31, 2018
  • Length: 53:59
  • Purchases: 2
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South Dakota decides...Yes means yes!; the Evergreen love story of Baron and Luwanna - choosing to love; an unexpected Love in History with Jeb and...

  • Added: Feb 04, 2018
  • Length: 29:02
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A discussion of the important the heritage of Historically Black Colleges and Universities.

  • Added: Jan 22, 2018
  • Length: 31:35
Caption: John Webb
John Webb as written and presented by Richard Caldwell

  • Added: Apr 10, 2017
  • Length: 08:30
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On this episode, we spotlight two books - 1941: FIGHTING THE SHADOW WAR. by Marc Wortman that, in part, tells the story of the considerable popula...

Bought by Radio Baha'i, WLGI and KUNM


  • Added: Sep 29, 2016
  • Length: 29:01
  • Purchases: 2
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Gillian Armstrong talks Cary Grant’s stinginess, Marilyn Monroe’s (lack of a) sense of humor, and the relief of having her suspicions confirmed.

  • Added: Aug 08, 2016
  • Length: 15:24
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On April 20th, 1914, just north of Trinidad, Colorado, one of the bloodiest, most overlooked events in the history of the American labor movement s...

  • Added: Dec 30, 2015
  • Length: 58:45
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One hundred years ago, the city of Norfolk, Virginia was the first Southern city in the US to screen the notoriously racist film Birth of a Nation....

Bought by KENW and WABE


  • Added: Aug 21, 2015
  • Length: 03:23
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Gay Dillingham, San Francisco, CA 7/7/15, Credit: Andrea Chase
Gay Dillingham talks the beauty of complexity, unexpected family ties, and a new way of looking at death.

  • Added: Jul 11, 2015
  • Length: 23:25
Caption: Chef Kevin Mitchell at the Nat Fuller Feast of 2015, Credit: Photo by Jonathan Boncek
Charleston, South Carolina has become the center of discussions about race and violence in America these past few weeks. But a dinner party held in...

Bought by KVLU, WJCT, and WABE


  • Added: Jul 02, 2015
  • Length: 28:18
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: J.B. Gaskill of Ocracoke Island, North Carolina., Credit: Charles McGuigan
Ocracoke Island North Carolina is the Key West of the mid-Atlantic. It's far removed from the mainland and the Outer Banks, surrounded by water, on...

  • Added: Jun 20, 2015
  • Length: 28:02
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It’s Black Music Month and we’re celebrating with a look at only a few of the many many incredible artists who have shaped music, crossed genres an...

Bought by WJSU


  • Added: Jun 17, 2015
  • Length: 59:02
  • Purchases: 1
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In the 1930’s, many African-American artists and intellectuals traveled to the Soviet Union, seeking a society free of class and racism. Joseph Roa...

  • Added: Apr 24, 2015
  • Length: 03:24
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Charlottesville is gearing up for the fourth annual Tom Tom Founders Festival, a celebration of innovation and entrepreneurship. Kelley Libby repor...

Bought by KENW


  • Added: Apr 03, 2015
  • Length: 03:45
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: John Steinbeck's childhood home., Credit: Max Pringle
John Steinbeck, the author of such classics as “the Grapes of Wrath” and “Of Mice and Men” was born to a middle class family in a beautiful, turret...

  • Added: Jan 14, 2015
  • Length: 07:27