PRX - Pieces for Tone: Engaging

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We take a look at Ella Fitzgerald in 1957, one of the singer's busiest and most memorable years on record.

  • Added: Mar 21, 2020
  • Length: 59:04
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Acclaimed “Race Traitor” author, Mab Segrest, takes Laura through deep south to trace the racist roots of American psychiatry. They explore the inf...

Bought by KDNK and RadioFreePalmer


  • Added: Mar 19, 2020
  • Length: 28:00
  • Purchases: 2
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The same people who told me it wouldn't work, they come every day.

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Feb 11, 2020
  • Length: 04:11
  • Purchases: 1
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In January 1943, bandleader and composer Duke Ellington took his orchestra into Carnegie Hall for the first time and chose to make his debut with a...

  • Added: Jan 30, 2020
  • Length: 59:01
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In 1943, Duke Ellington debuted a landmark 43-minute musical portrayal of the African-American experience at Carnegie Hall. We'll hear music from i...

Bought by KSFR, WBGO, WJFF, WAER, WVAS and more


  • Added: Jan 14, 2020
  • Length: 59:02
  • Purchases: 9
Caption: Jim Luce, Luce Group, Credit: Sarah Juliet Luce
From the Luce Group, Renee Rosnes Quartet, Steve Turré Big Band and Gary Bartz Quartet pay tribute to Joe Henderson, JJ Johnson and Jackie McLean i...

  • Added: Nov 23, 2019
  • Length: 01:00:45
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Dr. Martin Luther King, I waited on him. He had ham and egg and hash browns.

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Apr 23, 2019
  • Length: 04:05
  • Purchases: 1
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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
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Slave spirituals were often improvisations upon older hymns that became entirely new songs, and in some ways they foreshadow the birth of American ...

Bought by WJAB


  • Added: Feb 21, 2019
  • Length: 59:03
  • Purchases: 1
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Some guys come in and think you can turn pro next week, but once they come in here and find out what you have to go through, it’s like a wake-up ca...

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Dec 05, 2018
  • Length: 04:08
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Inmates at LBJ
During the war in Vietnam, there was a notorious American military prison on the outskirts of Saigon called Long Binh Jail. But LBJ wasn’t for capt...

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Sep 11, 2018
  • Length: 18:19
  • Purchases: 1
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I get so much love from the customers in here. It’s better than where I came from.

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Mar 16, 2018
  • Length: 03:58
  • Purchases: 1
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As the black-pride movement gained momentum in the late 1960s and early 1970s, an increasing number of jazz artists began to incorporate the messag...

  • Added: Feb 16, 2018
  • Length: 58:57
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A program featuring tributes to inspirational figures such as Paul Robeson , Jackie Robinson, and Martin Luther King Jr. from Freddie Hubbard, Coun...

  • Added: Feb 02, 2018
  • Length: 58:57
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Diggin' Diz: A Portrait Of Dizzy Gillespie

  • Added: Oct 16, 2017
  • Length: 59:01
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A look at the pianist and composer's early life and career, including an interview with Monk biographer Robin D.G. Kelley.

  • Added: Sep 29, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
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Vietnam was the first war fought to a soundtrack, with over 4000 war-related songs written and recorded between 1965-73. The lyrics were patriotic,...

Bought by KHNS and WXXI


  • Added: Aug 29, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Teacher Christopher McFadden is a member of The Fellowship, a group in Philadelphia trying to recruit and retain black male teachers. Only 2 percent of teachers in American public schools are black men., Credit: Emily Hanford
(8/28/2017) There may be nothing more important in the educational life of a child than having effective teachers. But the United States is struggl...

Bought by WMUU-LP, KUER, Georgia Public Broadcasting, KOSU, WRST-FM Oshkosh and more


  • Added: Aug 28, 2017
  • Length: 52:58
  • Purchases: 10
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A program about Louis Armstrong’s mid-career years, in which he led the small-group All-Stars, scored chart hits with pop ballads, and became a Col...

  • Added: Jul 06, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
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An hour-long program featuring performances of songs with lyrics by author Langston Hughes, including recordings by Nina Simone, June Christy, Jame...

Bought by WNMU-FM, KVNF, WCPN, WMOT, Northeast Indiana Public Radio and more


  • Added: Jun 29, 2017
  • Length: 58:58
  • Purchases: 11
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Music from trumpeter Miles Davis' final years, including his albums Amandla and Tutu, and collaborations with Shirley Horn and Quincy Jones.

  • Added: May 12, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
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Interview with Barbara Reynolds,founding editor of USA Today on her 2017 book My Life, My Love, My Legacy biography of Coretta King, condensed from...

Bought by WMMT and WVAS


  • Added: Feb 09, 2017
  • Length: 28:16
  • Purchases: 2
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A lively ride through the story of the soul star’s all-too-brief career but long-enduring legacy. We’ll hear from other musicians, music writers, ...

Bought by KUHF, WCAI / WNAN, Red River Radio Network, WXXI, WYSO and more


  • Added: Nov 16, 2016
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 22
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A blowout farewell edition of our weekly program after eight plus years of broadcasting!

Bought by KNVC Carson City Community Radio


  • Added: Aug 30, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Chico Freeman
Jazz saxophonist Chico Freeman talks about his famous father, Von Freeman, and about his experiences living in Europe. Freeman has now returned to ...

  • Added: Aug 04, 2016
  • Length: 30:00