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Your weekly trip to the Delta. This week we vist the life and work of Son House.

  • Added: Nov 08, 2019
  • Length: 57:00
Caption: The Empathy Tours
New “empathy tours” are telling local histories of African Americans and helping heal racial wounds. In Danville, Virginia, which was briefly the ...

Bought by WTJU, C89.5 - KNHC Seattle, WMUU-LP, KXCV, WAMC and more


  • Added: Oct 31, 2019
  • Length: 53:56
  • Purchases: 9
Caption: BB King's daughter Claudette King on the WoodSongs Stage.
On this week's WoodSongs broadcast, folksinger Michael Johnathon welcomes The BB King Blues Band with special guests Claudette King and Michael Lee .

Bought by Red River Radio Network, Yellowstone Public Radio, WRGY, GCR (Global Community Radio), WOUB and more


  • Added: Oct 24, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 19
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Whatever you call 'God' whispers something in your ear right before you take your first breath.

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  • Added: Oct 10, 2019
  • Length: 04:18
  • Purchases: 1
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Music of the pianist and composer-arranger who left his stamp on the bebop and hardbop era, as well as an interview with Dameron biographer Paul Co...

  • Added: Sep 23, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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In the late 1800s, North Carolina was trying to build a railway system through the Western part of the state. In December of 1882, something went w...

Bought by WCAI / WNAN


  • Added: Sep 05, 2019
  • Length: 20:27
  • Purchases: 1
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Movies can be whimsical, terrifying, life-altering, culture-changing experiences where the big ideas we take up at "On Being" show up in the heart ...

  • Added: Sep 04, 2019
  • Length: 58:00
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What will be the cultural impact of the new Tennessee Triennial for Contemporary Art when the exhibition premieres in 2021? Follow us to Louisiana,...

  • Added: Aug 25, 2019
  • Length: 51:28
Caption: Amythyst Kiah on the WoodSongs Stage.
On this week's WoodSongs broadcast, folksinger Michael Johnathon welcomes Southern Gothic folksinger Amythyst Kiah plus Australian virtuoso guitari...

Bought by Red River Radio Network, WETS, Radio Bristol, KJJF, GCR (Global Community Radio) and more


  • Added: Apr 25, 2019
  • Length: 59:02
  • Purchases: 18
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Dr. Martin Luther King, I waited on him. He had ham and egg and hash browns.

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  • 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
Caption: Ramell Ross, San Francisco, CA 11/23/18, Credit: Andrea Chase
RaMell Ross talks sacred moments, turning reality into a dreamscape, and why there’s no such thing as a documentary.

  • Added: Feb 18, 2019
  • Length: 19:30
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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: Feb 17, 2019
  • Length: 59:02
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Tenor saxophonist Benny Golson has penned some of the most notable compositions of the modern jazz era, including “Whisper Not,” “Along Came Betty,...

  • Added: Jan 17, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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Herbie Nichols died in obscurity in 1963, but over the past two decades his luminous compositions have made him a celebrated figure in modern jazz....

  • Added: Dec 21, 2018
  • Length: 59:01
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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...

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  • Added: Dec 05, 2018
  • Length: 04:08
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: A bail bonds agency welcomes business next door to the Harris County District Attorney’s Office. A federal judge recently ruled the county’s bail practices unconstitutional. , Credit: Ruxandra Guidi
70 Million reporter, Ruxandra Guidi, chronicles how activists and reformers are succeeding in cutting the jail population, diverting drug arrests, ...

Bought by WVAS and KQED


  • Added: Dec 02, 2018
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Hip-hop superstar Nas at the Hiphop Archive and Research Institute at Harvard, Credit: Courtesy of The Hiphop Archive at Harvard University’s Hutchins Center
A journey to The Hiphop Archive and Research Institute at Harvard. whose mission is to “facilitate and encourage the pursuit of knowledge, art, cul...

Bought by Canadian Broadcasting Corporation


  • Added: Oct 30, 2018
  • Length: 31:22
  • 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...

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  • Added: Sep 11, 2018
  • Length: 18:19
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Debbie Duncan, Credit: Debbie Duncan
Debbie Duncan performs in the moment, altering songs as she sings. The award-winning jazz artist reflects on "Full Circle," an album recorded live ...

  • Added: Sep 05, 2018
  • Length: 03:30
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Two of longtime bandleader Gerald Wilson's finest orchestras--his progressive, modernistic 1940s outfit and his 1960s West Coast band.

  • Added: Aug 31, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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An exuberant experience of conversation and singing. There are nearly 5,000 spirituals in existence. Their organizing concept is not the melody of ...

  • Added: Aug 07, 2018
  • Length: 58:00
Caption: Scott Joplin
This week's edition of CLASSICAL GUITAR ALIVE! is a celebration of music by American composers, and features an interview with Giovanni De Chiaro...

Bought by Bandon Community Radio, KTXK, WICR, Interlochen Public Radio, WETS and more


  • Added: Jun 27, 2018
  • Length: 58:57
  • Purchases: 43
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In 1986 Miles Davis began what would prove to be his final run of recordings, working with new collaborators and making some surprising sideman app...

  • Added: May 21, 2018
  • Length: 59:00