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Caption: A'shanti Gholar
A’shanti Gholar is the founder of the Brown Girl's Guide to Politics and the national political director for Emerge America--a national organizatio...

Bought by Louisville Public Media, KSJD, KUT, KCSB-FM, WNIN and more


  • Added: Jan 08, 2020
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 7
Caption: Heather McGhee, Credit: Hardy Wilson
By around 2044, the U.S. will become a majority-minority nation. This seismic demographic shift has triggered a cultural earthquake, provoking a ra...

  • Added: Oct 08, 2019
  • Length: 28:30
Caption: Virginia State Penitentiary
The Virginia State Penitentiary in its early years was considered an extremely progressive prison. That didn't last long. Not long after it opened...

  • Added: Oct 01, 2019
  • Length: 27:05
Caption: Sabaah Folayan
On the 5 year anniversary of the uprising in Ferguson, MO, we're re-airing this conversation--with new trax acknowledging the date. When Michael Br...

Bought by KCSB-FM, KWIT, KSJD, KUT, C89.5 - KNHC Seattle and more


  • Added: Aug 14, 2019
  • Length: 53:00
  • Purchases: 8
Caption: Protesters and counter protesters, Credit: Charles McGuigan
Pro-Confederates and white supremacists faced off with counter-demonstrators on America's largest outdoor Civil War museum on Monument Avenue in Ri...

  • Added: Jul 30, 2019
  • Length: 26:39
Caption: Kimberle Crenshaw (foreground) with Eve Ensler
When Donald Trump rode a wave of white anxiety into the White House, it was part of a backlash to the Obama presidency, one that revealed an increa...

  • Added: Jul 09, 2019
  • Length: 28:30
Caption: Freddie Meeks, sailor in the disaster at  weapons shipping depot in Port Chicago, Calif., holds a picture of himself as a young seaman  July 14, 1994. He died in 2003. , Credit: (AP Photo/Chris Pizzelo)
Wartime. Disaster. Trauma. Charges of mutiny for 50 Black sailors in a Jim Crow courtroom. Discrimination and a battle for civil rights. Listen to ...

Bought by C89.5 - KNHC Seattle, WXAV 88.3FM, and KVSC


  • Added: Jul 03, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 3
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In her new book, Carceral Capitalism, poet and scholar Jackie Wang confronts mass incarceration in the US by delving into the processes that feed i...

  • Added: Jul 02, 2019
  • Length: 01:03:54
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A suspicious fire and a white power symbol at a legendary leadership school in the U.S. South. And a brutal backlash to a women's rights march in ...

Bought by KDNK


  • Added: May 02, 2019
  • Length: 28:00
  • Purchases: 1
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The O'Jays have made their final album, The Last Word, and it's filled with wisdom, love and some choice words about the state of the world.

Bought by KUFM - Montana Public Radio, Red River Radio Network, and KFCF FM


  • Added: Apr 11, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 3
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The fight to legalize marijuana has never been easy, as evidenced by the recent collapse of months-long efforts in New Jersey and New York. A key i...

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  • Added: Apr 04, 2019
  • Length: 28:00
  • Purchases: 1
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In the years between 1915 and 1970 almost six million black American citizens from the south migrated to northern and western cities seeking freedo...

  • Added: Feb 12, 2019
  • Length: 29:00

  • Added: Nov 27, 2018
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Christine Rodriguez celebrates with a student she is helping apply to college, Credit: Juliane Dressner
Personal Statement takes us into the lives of three public HS seniors who are determined to go to college and take their classmates with them.

  • Added: Sep 12, 2018
  • Length: 29:59
Caption: Darnell Moore, Credit: www.darnelllmoore.com
Darnell Moore the author of No Ashes in the Fire: Coming of Age Black and Free in America. A story of beauty and hope-and an honest reckoning with...

Bought by WVAS and WRIR


  • Added: Aug 18, 2018
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Dr. Katharine Gerbner
Before the 17th century, being white didn’t even exist as a racial category. The idea of “whiteness” evolved in the slave-based economies of the En...

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  • Added: Jul 25, 2018
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Actors Key Meersman and Zachary Scott in The Young One (1960)
As with our recent show on the 1954 Salt of the Earth, here is another “forgotten film” that seems a kind of impossibility. Made by a Spanish filmm...

  • Added: Jul 24, 2018
  • Length: 58:31
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Pay no attention to what the media says about how undermined Jeff Sessions is. POTUS may bait him publicly via tweet, but in private, at the DOJ, S...

  • Added: Jul 09, 2018
  • Length: 03:00
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After Ida B. Wells published a column on May 21, 1892, denouncing “the old threadbare lie,” that lynching was used to “protect white womanhood,” a ...

  • Added: Jul 03, 2018
  • Length: 03:30
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In this timely installment of the Untold Stories of Central Minnesota, Arts & Cultural Heritage producer Jeff Carmack talks about the Martin Luther...

  • Added: Jun 26, 2018
  • Length: 30:45
Caption: Darian Wyatt., Credit: Charles McGuigan
At High Noon, March 24, there was a showdown of sorts at the State Capitol in Richmond, Virginia. As the bell in the clock tower near ninth and Fra...

Bought by WRST-FM Oshkosh and KVSC


  • Added: Mar 30, 2018
  • Length: 27:55
  • Purchases: 2
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Patrisse Khan-Cullors, co-founder of Black Lives Matter reflections on humanity, the end of policing and her new book, WHEN THEY CALL YOU A TERRORI...

Bought by C89.5 - KNHC Seattle, WRIR, WFHB, and WVAS


  • Added: Mar 19, 2018
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 4

  • Added: Jan 31, 2018
  • Length: 26:59
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Ta-Nehisi Coates is a poetic journalist and a defining voice of our times. He’s with us in a conversation that is joyful and hard and kind, soaring...

  • Added: Nov 15, 2017
  • Length: 58:00
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Anna Haskins, Sociologist, discusses prison reform, how incarceration of parents affects children's educational outcomes

  • Added: Sep 14, 2017
  • Length: 29:00