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Caption: Sharon Wirtz, left, talks to Marquell Hicks, right, in front of a panel from the NM AIDS Memorial Quilt, Credit: Katy Gross
N’MPower participant, Marquell Hicks, interviews quilt artists Sharon Wirtz and Jane Gabaldon, in a community engagement project between the Museum...

  • Added: Apr 09, 2014
  • Length: 10:00
Caption: Anthony Braxton, Credit: Photo by Michael G. Stewart
Anthony Braxton may be considered avant garde but he embraces all musical traditions

  • Added: Mar 21, 2014
  • Length: 40:46
Caption: Tope Folarin, Credit: David Fleming
Tope Folarin becomes the first writer born outside of Africa to win the Caine Prize with his short story set in Texas in an evangelical Nigerian ch...

Bought by KPIP-LP


  • Added: Mar 20, 2014
  • Length: 28:24
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Prison Poetry Workshop
We sat with Reginald Dwayne Betts and listened as he shared his own story of incarceration and his ongoing process of becoming a writer and poet.

Bought by KFOK-LPFM


  • Added: Feb 11, 2014
  • Length: 12:41
  • Purchases: 1
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Poet Cara Benson leads a powerful writing workshop at the Mt. McGregor Correctional Facility in Saratoga County, New York. We listen in as a group ...

Bought by KFOK-LPFM


  • Added: Feb 11, 2014
  • Length: 21:03
  • Purchases: 1
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Judith has taught poetry in prisons across the United States and intensively at San Quentin and other California prisons through Arts-in-Correction...

  • Added: Feb 11, 2014
  • Length: 07:27
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Join the Prison Poetry Workshop as we travel to New Orleans and join a group of prison poets who are taking on Walt Whitman.

Bought by KFOK-LPFM


  • Added: Feb 10, 2014
  • Length: 07:31
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Randall Horton
We interviewed Randall Horton about his experience with incarceration and the process he underwent in becoming a poet. Randall Horton is the autho...

Bought by KFOK-LPFM


  • Added: Feb 10, 2014
  • Length: 10:27
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: San Quentin
We traveled to San Quentin State Prison, California’s oldest prison, to learn about the lasting tradition of arts and spoken word in this well know...

Bought by KFOK-LPFM


  • Added: Feb 10, 2014
  • Length: 10:26
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Kyes Stevens
We asked poet Kyes Steven of Auburn University's Alabama Prison Arts + Education Project to record a workshop for us. Take a listen. Prison Poetr...

Bought by Troy Public Radio and KFOK-LPFM


  • Added: Feb 10, 2014
  • Length: 05:30
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Voices UnBroken, Credit: Voices UnBroken
A poet famous for writing about the civil rights movement and for epitomizing black arts movement feminism, Sonia Sanchez passed through Attica’s g...

Bought by KFOK-LPFM


  • Added: Jan 27, 2014
  • Length: 54:52
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Etheridge Knight
We travel to Indianapolis, IN to explore the story of literary great Etheridge Knight, who published his first book, the soulful 1968 masterpiece ...

Bought by WWNO, WLPR, and KFOK-LPFM


  • Added: Jan 27, 2014
  • Length: 54:09
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Prison Poetry Workshop
Sit in any prison classroom or recreation room and ask: How many writers are in the room? How many people are writing rhymes or poems? Carefully-fo...

Bought by KRZA, KSFR, KFOK-LPFM, and PRX Remix


  • Added: Jan 18, 2014
  • Length: 13:53
  • Purchases: 4
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Twelve dancers -- men and women all dressed in black rehearsal clothes -- move with fierce and graceful undulations through the space. They dance t...

Bought by WABE


  • Added: Oct 09, 2013
  • Length: 09:04
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Valerie Cassel Oliver
In Houston, Cathy Byrd meets Senior Curator Valerie Cassel Oliver at the Contemporary Arts Museum to tour Valerie’s latest exhibition project: Radi...

  • Added: Feb 25, 2013
  • Length: 12:35
Caption: William Pope.L, Blink New Orleans, 2012, Credit: Cathy Byrd
William Pope.L, an American performance artist and interventionist, talks about Blink, his magic lantern show for Prospect.2 New Orleans, 2011.

Bought by KUT


  • Added: Jan 07, 2013
  • Length: 06:30
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Ashley Bryan, Credit: Rama Hughes
Perhaps Rick Benjamin was nominated to host the show because he has just has this unmistakable GLOW...perhaps it's because of the way this energy i...

  • Added: Aug 21, 2012
  • Length: 44:14
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The Kentucky poet who coined the term “Affrilachian” has a new collection of poetry. Allison Quantz reports he takes on historical and current racism.

Bought by KENW and West Virginia Public Broadcasting


  • Added: Apr 09, 2012
  • Length: 02:27
  • Purchases: 2
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Langston Hughes, an enduring icon of the Harlem Renaissance, is best-known for his written work, which wedded his fierce dedication to social justi...

Bought by WCAI / WNAN, WRTI, Red River Radio Network, WJFF, WNMU-FM and more


  • Added: Feb 02, 2012
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 40
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2010 NEA Opera Honoree and legendary soprano Martina Arroyo talks about her career in opera, including working with such luminaries as Leonard Bern...

Bought by 'The Sea' and KPIP-LP


  • Added: Aug 05, 2011
  • Length: 27:18
  • Purchases: 2
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Operatic tenor Everett McCorvey talks about how he was drawn into the music, how he helped build the opera program at University of Kentucky, and t...

Bought by WEKU


  • Added: Jul 26, 2011
  • Length: 26:18
  • Purchases: 1
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Once known as the "Black Broadway," U Street is again a vibrant cultural place in the city, as evidenced by Arena Stage's smash production of Sophi...

  • Added: Jul 26, 2011
  • Length: 25:58
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In the 1970?s, dancer Gail Lyons and drummer Emile Latimer discovered love in Buffalo, New York through West African music. After all these years,...

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Apr 03, 2011
  • Length: 02:45
  • Purchases: 1
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Antonio Davis lost the use of his arms and legs when he was the victim of a shooting. Not willing to just give up, Antonio put a paintbrush in his ...

  • Added: Oct 17, 2010
  • Length: 11:07
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THE PRINCESS AND THE FROG: Animators Mark Henn and Mike Surrey talk to Andrea Chase about the pleasures and perils of returning to hand-drawn anima...

  • Added: Dec 11, 2009
  • Length: 15:03