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Hamsters & lingerie from the Middle East; the love of Marlo Thomas & Phil Donahue; A gift from Heaven in Buffalo, NY; writer Mo Issa’s insights on...

  • Added: Jan 06, 2019
  • Length: 38:32
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Love in New York! Starting with East meets West and what happens when New Yorker’s come to experience the summer attractions of the Black Hills… in...

  • Added: Dec 22, 2018
  • Length: 39:37
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The unexpected love story of Industrial Age giant and born romantic George Westinghouse and his lady in white, the irrepressible Marguerite Walker.

  • Added: Dec 09, 2018
  • Length: 16:20
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The story of Richard and Mildred Loving, a couple who taught America how to live up to their names - and their South Dakota love pioneer counterpa...

  • Added: Dec 09, 2018
  • Length: 37:08
Caption: Jonathon Austin, Credit: Charles McGuigan
Jonathan Austin is a North Side Richmonder who began juggling when he was just 12-years old. Two years later he performed his first professional gi...

  • Added: Nov 27, 2018
  • Length: 23:44
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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
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This American Love Story comes with a song in our hearts - from the frozen wastes of Siberia to the warmth of the heart of a nation, the American m...

  • Added: Nov 16, 2018
  • Length: 16:01
Caption: Virginia Penitentiary, Richmond, VA
This week’s story is called The Crime of Punishment. It chronicles the brutality of the Virginia State Penitentiary in Richmond, Virginia that had ...

  • Added: Nov 13, 2018
  • Length: 27:41
Caption: Abigail Spanberger, Credit: Rebecca D'Angelo
Abigail Spanberger swore an oath at age twenty-four “to support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and d...

  • Added: Oct 23, 2018
  • Length: 21:33
Caption: Chris Peace, Credit: Rebecca D'Angelo
Christopher Kilian Peace is a classical conservative informed by Thomas Hobbes, John Locke, Edmund Burke and other great thinkers of the Enlightenm...

  • Added: Oct 16, 2018
  • Length: 24:19
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For mental health, humor can be the best medicine! Kelsey Grammer and Kayte Walsh, challenge notions of who deserves a second (or 3rd, or 4th) cha...

  • Added: Oct 14, 2018
  • Length: 38:12
Caption: Chris Peace with his mother's shingle., Credit: Rebecca D'Angelo
Christopher Kilian Peace is a classical conservative informed by Thomas Hobbes, John Locke, Edmund Burke and other great thinkers of the Enlightenm...

  • Added: Sep 30, 2018
  • Length: 27:46
Caption: Jones Mountain cabin
It started with the red wolves at Alligator River, took me out to the Blue Ridge Mountains, then down to a tribal gathering of the Chickahominy in ...

  • Added: Sep 11, 2018
  • Length: 26:43
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This time, we profile the March 1932 recording sessions held by Vocalion in New York City, as the nation was in the grips of the Great Depression.

  • Added: Aug 30, 2018
  • Length: 03:29
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This time, we profile “Rocket 88,” by Jackie Brenston — widely considered to be one of the archetypal records of rock ‘n’ roll.

  • Added: Aug 28, 2018
  • Length: 03:29
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This time, we profile “Baby Scratch My Back” by Slim Harpo — the only number one hit on the Excello label during its 23 year run.

  • Added: Aug 26, 2018
  • Length: 03:29
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This time, we profile “Key to the Highway” — one of the enduring classics of the blues, first recorded by pianist Charlie Segar in 1940.

  • Added: Aug 24, 2018
  • Length: 03:29
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This time, we profile Stick McGhee’s 1949 anthem to good times and cheap booze — a big hit that saved a fledgling Atlantic Records from bankruptcy.

  • Added: Aug 21, 2018
  • Length: 03:29
Caption: Ida Valley, Credit: Charles McGuigan
It all started with the red wolves who now live, for the most part, in eastern North Carolina at Alligator River. These wolves had once numbered in...

  • Added: Aug 20, 2018
  • Length: 24:33
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This time, we profile B.B. King, who hit the number one spot on the Billboard R&B charts with “Three O’Clock Blues,” this week in 1952.

  • Added: Aug 18, 2018
  • Length: 03:29
Caption: Katrina Powell, Credit: Charles McGuigan
Just as the red wolves were dispossessed of their homes so too were the people who had inhabited the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia for many gene...

  • Added: Aug 13, 2018
  • Length: 25:06
Caption: Red wolf howling.
Encountering one of the last red wolves in the wild at Alligator River National Wildlife Refuge. And a run in with a black bear.

  • Added: Jul 31, 2018
  • Length: 24:57
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This time, we profile Guitar Slim, who — much to everyone’s surprise — hit the top of the R&B charts with “The Things That I Used To Do,” in 1954.

  • Added: Jul 26, 2018
  • Length: 03:29
Caption: Red wolf howling.
Kim Wheeler is the Wolf Lady. She knows more about red wolves than just about anybody in the world. And the more I learn about these remarkable ani...

  • Added: Jul 24, 2018
  • Length: 24:51
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January 1953 was a busy month for recording in Chicago, involving sessions, this week, with “Homesick” James Williamson and Johnny Shines.

  • Added: Jul 21, 2018
  • Length: 03:29