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Caption: Jazz 88 logo, Credit: Tim Nyberg (Octane Creative)
Rena Haus sings, plays and leads a trio. Rena sings songs of others, but also does a lot of her own compositions. Phil Nusbaum asked her about her ...

  • Added: Aug 18, 2019
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Jazz 88 logo, Credit: Tim Nyberg (Octane Creative)
Sept 1 from 10AM till 1PM. Rena sings songs of others, but also does a lot of her own compositions. Phil Nusbaum asked her about her song writing. ...

  • Added: Aug 18, 2019
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: JC Sanford and Asuka Kikitani, Credit: Rie Takaoka
JC Sanford and Asuka Kakitani lead Inatnas into Crooner’s Sunday night Jul 21. This is a big band playing music composed by JC and Asuka. When they...

  • Added: Jul 15, 2019
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Sound Simulacra Poster, Credit: Darwin Grosse
Keyboardist John Keston and bassist and vocalist Cody McKinney curate a monthly series called sound simulacra at Jazz Central Studios in Minneapoli...

  • Added: May 16, 2019
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Zeitgeist, Credit: Zoe Prinds-Flash
Zeitgeist, the St Paul new music group presents Yohannes Tona’s music and poetry reflecting on Yonannes’ journey from Ethiopia to the United States...

  • Added: Feb 01, 2019
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Sawtooth Bros, Credit: Scot Ward
The Sawtooth Bros band members are in their young 20s, and have been playing together half their lives. They play in the Hilde Performance Center i...

  • Added: May 31, 2018
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: City Counselor, Credit: Aaron Rice
You expect pop songs to relate to romance. But not so with City Counselor. Nicky talked to Phil Nusbaum about the inspiration for City Counselor ...

  • Added: May 27, 2018
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Leah Lemm, Credit: Marla Olivia
The singing and songwriting of Leam Lemm of Minneapolis reflect both a modern sensibility and her membership in the Mille Lacs band of Ojibwe. Rece...

  • Added: Apr 30, 2018
  • Length: 08:00
Caption: Phil Nusbaum w/2013 Zeitfunk, Credit: Karen Van Norman
Old Time Fiddle Music is a highly developed form, but the world surrounding bluegrass and old time music don’t always treat it that way. Today’s Ge...

  • Added: May 03, 2017
  • Length: 06:29
Caption: Bobb Fantauzzo, Credit: Andrea Canter
Like many good things, Bobb Fantauzzo’s recent music is both new and old. Both the Native American flute and jazz have been around awhile, but putt...

  • Added: May 03, 2017
  • Length: 07:38
Caption: Davu Seru, Credit: Andrea Canter
His main musical means of expression is improvising, but he also composes. As it turns out it’s not as crazy a combination as it might seem. Davu S...

  • Added: Mar 08, 2017
  • Length: 08:09
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With so many opinions, we may never reach a consensus in education. But keeping the dialogue open and considering all stakeholders – even those no...

Bought by WGZS


  • Added: Mar 16, 2016
  • Length: 02:20
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Phil w/2013 Zeitfunk, Credit: Karen Van Norman
What would Bluegrass music be like if its original home was New York City? It's a fun speculation that Phil Nusbaum provides. For regular users, p...

  • Added: Nov 17, 2015
  • Length: 06:31
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Tammy Bobrowsky talks about The Witches: Salem, 1692; Reclaiming Conversation: The power of talk in a digital age; Church of Marvels; The Martian; ...

  • Added: Oct 22, 2015
  • Length: 06:15
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You might say the piece is about the "dues" we pay. This rap-style piece from a high school student in Minneapolis is well-put.

Bought by KSRQ


  • Added: Feb 19, 2014
  • Length: 02:03
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: pork walk, Credit: archive
Passions for food and music shine through the nation of Catalunya.The traditional, the innovative, the very local and the trans-Mediterranian fusio...

  • Added: Jul 28, 2013
  • Length: 01:00:00
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These days, many teenagers live half their lives on social media sites, and they're writing the rules as they go. One online trend 16-year-old Radi...

Bought by New Hampshire Public Radio


  • Added: Jan 16, 2013
  • Length: 08:24
  • Purchases: 1
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Amayatou Mbaye, unable to read or write French until age 14, has led a school for nearly 30 years to bring education to the street

Bought by WRVO Public Media and NPR Station Showcase with PRX


  • Added: Jul 04, 2008
  • Length: 06:43
  • Purchases: 2
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Does competition create character and excellence or, more often. conflict and disillusionment? Or a bit of both? A provocative discussion this time...

Bought by Radio Baha'i, WLGI, KSFR, KMXT, and KIDE Hoopa Tribal Radio 91.3fm


  • Added: Jul 03, 2007
  • Length: 28:59
  • Purchases: 4
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Does competition create character and excellence or, more often. conflict and disillusionment? Or a bit of both? A provocative discussion this ti...

Bought by KTSW 89.9, KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio, KUOW, KUOW, KXOT Public Radio and more


  • Added: Jul 02, 2007
  • Length: 58:45
  • Purchases: 7
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How a song by New Wave band Berlin, and a generous act by their lead singer, helped a young lesbian feel she wasn't alone.

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Oct 25, 2006
  • Length: 04:35
  • Purchases: 1
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Poets from across the country offer up their words on the subject of "peace" at a special reading held at the 2005 National Poetry Slam Chapionship...

Bought by WGBH Radio Boston


  • Added: Jan 18, 2006
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1