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We kick off National Preservation Week and continue our celebration of National Poetry Month by pulling from our audio archives to look back on the...

  • Added: Apr 24, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
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NEW LETTERS ON THE AIR begins National Poetry Month with Edward Hirsch, a poet and "MacArthur genius" who was the editor of THE BEST AMERICAN POETR...

Bought by WNJR and WMUU-LP


  • Added: Apr 10, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
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In the first episode of The Response, we ask the question: how do communities come together in the aftermath of disasters—often in the face of ina...

  • Added: Oct 02, 2018
  • Length: 29:00
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This week on Played in Oregon the Schubert Ensemble plays the piano Quintet by Antonin Dvorak.

Bought by Rhythm & News Service, KWAX, and KMXT


  • Added: Aug 23, 2018
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 3
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Most World War II veterans didn’t receive accolades or experience the infamous New York City ticker-tape parade most Americans are familiar with in...

Bought by WBEZ


  • Added: Jun 23, 2018
  • Length: 07:10
  • Purchases: 1
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Greg Pierotti and members of New York City’s Tectonic Theater Project spent months in the small town of Laramie, Wyoming conducting interviews with...

Bought by KRZA


  • Added: Jun 23, 2018
  • Length: 26:08
  • Purchases: 1
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For Black History Month, we present THE 19th U.S. Poet Laureate (2012-14) and former Mississippi Poet Laureate (2012-16), Natasha Trethewey, who wo...

Bought by WNJR and WNJR


  • Added: Feb 08, 2018
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Fats Domino
The Founding Father of Rock and Roll

Bought by KCSM and KAZU


  • Added: Oct 26, 2017
  • Length: 52:00
  • Purchases: 2
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The impeccable British jazz critic/writer/musician Leonard Feather assembles a studio of all-stars to open this program, followed by funky guitar b...

Bought by KBBI, KCMJ Community Radio, WVBI-LP, WJSU, KMRE-LP and more


  • Added: Sep 19, 2017
  • Length: 01:59:57
  • Purchases: 8
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Vincent Chin was a 27-year-old draftsman living near Detroit. On a June night in 1982, he and a group of friends went out to celebrate his wedding,...

Bought by WEZU


  • Added: Jul 05, 2017
  • Length: 02:06
  • Purchases: 1
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An hourlong program of classic jazz, highlighting end-period performances from Bill Evans, Billie Holiday, and others.

Bought by KPIP-LP, KAZU, WPTC, and South Dakota Public Broadcasting - Radio


  • Added: Jun 29, 2017
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 4
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A great arrangement from trumpeter Donald Byrd harkens back the ‘50s, then straight into salsa. What’s the difference between “Jazzvanes” and “Java...

Bought by WMOT, WVBI-LP, WJSU, KMRE-LP, and WKAR


  • Added: Feb 28, 2017
  • Length: 01:59:59
  • Purchases: 5
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The Charlie Hunter Trio says come as you are, as it smells like teen spirit! Hunter was influenced by Roland Kirk, of whom we hear playing multiple...

Bought by WMOT, WVBI-LP, WJSU, KMRE-LP, and WKAR


  • Added: Jan 17, 2017
  • Length: 01:59:58
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: UT Tower, Credit: Miguel Gutierrez Jr. /KUT News
It’s been 50 years since the University of Texas Tower shooting – long considered the first modern mass shooting of its kind. On Aug. 1, 1966, a sn...

Bought by KUER, Prairie Public, WBEZ, KUOW, KCPW and more


  • Added: Jul 26, 2016
  • Length: 53:49
  • Purchases: 12
Caption: Shenandoah National Park, Credit: Charles McGuigan
More than 75 years ago Shenandoah National Park opened to the public for the first time. One of the most scenic routes in Virginia— Skyline Drive w...

  • Added: May 26, 2016
  • Length: 53:41
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For Yom HaShoah, stories of Israeli encounters with the Holocaust in the years and decades after it ended.

  • Added: May 25, 2016
  • Length: 48:42
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A fresh sound from TS Monk, rooted in tradition, describes openers for this episode while Lonnie Johnson sings and plays a 1948 hit. Then as if Duk...

Bought by WVBI-LP, KCMJ Community Radio, WYAP, WOUB, KMRE-LP and more


  • Added: May 17, 2016
  • Length: 01:59:56
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: Jackie Robinson
Jazz salutes in song to African-American actors, athletes, and artists.

Bought by KAZU, WAER, WVAS, WMOT, and WJSU


  • Added: Feb 08, 2016
  • Length: 58:57
  • Purchases: 5
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“The Falling Man”, Esquire’s most-read story of all time, is discussed by host David Brancaccio (APM's Marketplace Morning Report) and Esquire Writ...

Bought by KUER, PRX Remix, and Canadian Broadcasting Corporation


  • Added: Oct 05, 2015
  • Length: 34:07
  • Purchases: 3
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Mose Allison shouts out the Hacksaw handle, heavyweights Oscar Peterson and Art Blakey, who probably never played together, take turns on our stage...

Bought by KMRE-LP, WVBI-LP, WYAP, KCMJ Community Radio, WOUB and more


  • Added: Sep 16, 2015
  • Length: 01:59:57
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: WWOZ's abandoned studio in Armstrong Park, New Orleans
Ten years ago, there was a storm, and then there was a flood, and they changed New Orleans forever. Many stories from that time have been told, but...

Bought by KCMJ Community Radio


  • Added: Aug 27, 2015
  • Length: 01:00:00
  • Purchases: 1
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In the 70s and 80s, gay men from Washington, DC, Philadelphia and Baltimore would vacation on Delaware’s beaches. Rehoboth, with gay-accented bars ...

  • Added: Aug 03, 2015
  • Length: 09:48
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Emotion at the right tempos with seasoned Sonny Stitt and Duke Ellington's quartet, ground-cutting by Frank Morgan, as expected after years of bein...

Bought by KPVL, WVBI-LP, WYAP, and WOUB


  • Added: Jun 10, 2015
  • Length: 01:59:57
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Lou Ureneck
Shortly after World War One, the Ottoman Empire was in its fiinal days. The last desperate act of the Turkish nationalist army was to destroy the...

Bought by KCBX


  • Added: May 07, 2015
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Buddy Montgomery leads a reunion which inspires a batch of above average lady singers and then substantive rhythms. A long comfortable cushion of ...

Bought by WKAR, WOUB, KPVL, WYAP, WVBI-LP and more


  • Added: Jan 21, 2015
  • Length: 01:59:55
  • Purchases: 6