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Caption: Terence Blanchard, Credit: Cedric Angeles
In this podcast Terence Blanchard talks about bringing the sounds of blues and jazz to his opera Fire Shut Up in My Bones, his long collaboration w...

Bought by RADIOLEX, KZUM, Spokane Public Radio, and KUCR 88.3 fm Riverside, Calif.


  • Added: Apr 04, 2022
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Sade Lythcott, Credit: Courtesy of National Black Theatre
CEO of National Black Theatre Sade Lythcott discusses how authentic storytelling heals communities.

Bought by KZUM and Spokane Public Radio


  • Added: Jan 31, 2022
  • Length: 28:42
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Dr. Nicole Fleetwood, Credit: John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.
Art historian, curator, and 2021 MacArthur Fellow, Dr Fleetwood discusses the profound significance of the art created by incarcerated people.

Bought by Spokane Public Radio, WMPG, and RADIOLEX


  • Added: Jan 15, 2022
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: 1.	Joy Jones and Roderick Lawrence in August Wilson’s Seven Guitars at Arena Stage. , Credit: Ryan Maxwell Photography
Actor Joy Jones talks about returning to the stage after the shut-down in August Wilson’s Seven Guitars.

Bought by WMPG and Spokane Public Radio


  • Added: Jan 11, 2022
  • Length: 28:57
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Angel Blue, Credit: Jack Hill
Meet soprano Angel Blue who is opening the new season at the Metropolitan Opera's "Fire Shut Up in My Bones." Composed by Terence Blanchard, it's t...

Bought by WMPG, RADIOLEX, and Spokane Public Radio


  • Added: Sep 21, 2021
  • Length: 28:44
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Reggio McLaughlin, Credit: Reggio McLaughlin
Tap Dancer and 2021 National Heritage Fellow, Reginald “Reggio the Hoofer” McLaughlin tap-dancing from Chicago’s subways to stages around the world.

Bought by WMPG, RADIOLEX, Spokane Public Radio, and KZUM


  • Added: Sep 13, 2021
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Maestro W. H. Curry
Composer, Conductor, and Music Director of the Durham Symphony Orchestra, Maestro Curry has inspired generations of musicians and audiences with hi...

Bought by WMPG


  • Added: Jun 28, 2021
  • Length: 28:48
  • Purchases: 1
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Poet and culture critic Hanif Abdurraquib discusses his new book, "A Little Devil in America: Notes in Praise of Black Performance."

Bought by KFAI Minneapolis, Spokane Public Radio, KMRE-LP Bellingham, Wash., and Yellowstone Public Radio


  • Added: Apr 15, 2021
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Nataki Garrett
Artistic director of Oregon Shakespeare Festival Nataki Garrett speaks about theater’s year of reckoning.

Bought by Harford Community Radio and KZUM


  • Added: Mar 12, 2021
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
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NEW LETTERS ON THE AIR continues Black History Month with Nikky Finney whose fifth book is called LOVE CHILD'S HOTBED OF OCCASIONAL POETRY: POEMS A...

Bought by KWMR and GCR (Global Community Radio)


  • Added: Feb 16, 2021
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
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In 1968, Black American athlete Tommie Smith set a new world record. He became a gold medalist when he raced to win the 200-meter event at the Summ...

  • Added: Jan 14, 2021
  • Length: 20:52
Caption: Marlos E'van standing in front of his North Nashville mural, "Fighters." , Credit: Photo by Melissa Saenz Gordon
A story about North Nashville contemporary artist Marlos E'van, who uses the social-practice art form to build community.

Bought by WAMC Northeast Public Radio


  • Added: Nov 17, 2020
  • Length: 06:12
  • Purchases: 1
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A wide-ranging discussion about the pursuit of racial justice in a historically white institution like the University of Iowa; racial barriers that...

  • Added: Oct 27, 2020
  • Length: 01:27:08
Caption: Monique Davis and Jon Voss
On this program, we talk with Jon Voss and Monique Davis about the future of museums. Jon is a founding member of Shift Collective. Monique is the ...

  • Added: Oct 21, 2020
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Sonny Rollins, Credit: john Abbott
We revisit a 2017 conversation with the legendary tenor saxophonist.

Bought by WCNY and Harford Community Radio


  • Added: Sep 10, 2020
  • Length: 29:44
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Nate Powell
Nate Powell discusses the art of cartooning the National Book Award-winning trilogy March.

  • Added: Feb 21, 2020
  • Length: 27:59
Caption: Ayana Workman
Actor Ayana Workman talks about working on Branden Jacobs Jenkins play, Everybody--an updated version of a 15th century morality play and a big ch...

Bought by KZUM and Harford Community Radio


  • Added: Dec 13, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Robin Barnes
Robin Barnes was born and raised in the Lower 9th Ward, shuttling between her parents’ and grandparents’ houses and singing the songs they liked to...

  • Added: Nov 16, 2018
  • Length: 52:00
Caption: Marion Coleman, Credit: Tom Pich
2018 National Heritage Fellow Marion Coleman tells stories through her quilts.

Bought by Bandon Community Radio and WJAB


  • Added: Oct 23, 2018
  • Length: 27:33
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Alex Kime
Sam Bailey is a writer, actor and filmmaker. Her credits include the Tribeca Film Festival recognized and Gotham Award. Produced by Alex Kime.

  • Added: Jul 15, 2018
  • Length: 18:50
Caption: Ron Simons
Ron Simons became a producer to shine a light on untold stories.

Bought by WMUU-LP


  • Added: Aug 11, 2017
  • Length: 29:06
  • Purchases: 1
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The new exhibit at NMAAH&C illuminate history, community and culture. Co-curator Aaron Bryant walks us through it.

Bought by KZUM, WCPN, WTJU, and WMUU-LP


  • Added: May 31, 2017
  • Length: 26:59
  • Purchases: 4
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McBride’s latest book looks to understand what shaped James Brown-- one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century.

Bought by WABE and WMUU-LP


  • Added: May 18, 2016
  • Length: 28:29
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Dr. Johnnetta Cole, Credit: Jessica Suworoff, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution
Johnnetta Cole remembers when she wasn't allowed in museums because of segregation, and that informs her determination to inspire a love of art mu...

Bought by WMUU-LP and WNJR


  • Added: Mar 24, 2016
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Playwright Kirsten Greenidge
In her new work Baltimore, playwright Kirsten Greenidge grapples with the issue of race on college campuses.

Bought by WABE, WMUU-LP, KMRE-LP Bellingham, Wash., and WNJR


  • Added: Mar 04, 2016
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 4