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Living From Happiness - deep, thoughtful, provocative public radio

  • Added: Aug 23, 2019
  • Length: 28:57
Caption: Dr. Brian Ott
No president has used social media quite like President Trump. Twitter is his instrument of choice, and more often than not, he uses the popular pl...

Bought by KCBX


  • Added: Mar 15, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Edward J. Watts
Citizens of ancient Rome willingly sacrificed their freedom for autocracy. When people are convince they have a lot to fear, it’s easier for a powe...

Bought by KCBX


  • Added: Dec 27, 2018
  • Length: 29:01
  • Purchases: 1
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"The truth behind the legend from the voices of the Lakota. The 1876 Battle of the Little Bighorn, or "Custer's last stand," as it is also known, ...

  • Added: Dec 26, 2018
  • Length: 06:40:27
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Want a bike lane? Then go out and paint one on the road. Citizens in Macon redesigned downtown streets to show their city what the future can be....

Bought by WFHB, KMRE-LP, WRGY, and RadioFreePalmer


  • Added: Dec 10, 2018
  • Length: 28:00
  • Purchases: 4
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This time, we profile the March 1932 recording sessions held by Vocalion in New York City, as the nation was in the grips of the Great Depression.

  • Added: Aug 30, 2018
  • Length: 03:29
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This time, we profile “Rocket 88,” by Jackie Brenston — widely considered to be one of the archetypal records of rock ‘n’ roll.

  • Added: Aug 28, 2018
  • Length: 03:29
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This time, we profile “Baby Scratch My Back” by Slim Harpo — the only number one hit on the Excello label during its 23 year run.

  • Added: Aug 26, 2018
  • Length: 03:29
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This time, we profile “Key to the Highway” — one of the enduring classics of the blues, first recorded by pianist Charlie Segar in 1940.

  • Added: Aug 24, 2018
  • Length: 03:29
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This time, we profile Stick McGhee’s 1949 anthem to good times and cheap booze — a big hit that saved a fledgling Atlantic Records from bankruptcy.

  • Added: Aug 21, 2018
  • Length: 03:29
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This time, we profile B.B. King, who hit the number one spot on the Billboard R&B charts with “Three O’Clock Blues,” this week in 1952.

  • Added: Aug 18, 2018
  • Length: 03:29
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This time, we profile Guitar Slim, who — much to everyone’s surprise — hit the top of the R&B charts with “The Things That I Used To Do,” in 1954.

  • Added: Jul 26, 2018
  • Length: 03:29
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January 1953 was a busy month for recording in Chicago, involving sessions, this week, with “Homesick” James Williamson and Johnny Shines.

  • Added: Jul 21, 2018
  • Length: 03:29
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January 1953 was a busy month for recording in Chicago, involving sessions, this week, with Elmore James, Arthur Spires, and Johnny Williams.

  • Added: Jul 17, 2018
  • Length: 03:29
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January 1953 was a busy month for recording in Chicago, involving sessions, this week, with Little Walter, “Honeyboy” Edwards, Muddy Waters, and J....

  • Added: Jul 14, 2018
  • Length: 03:29
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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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This time we profile “Open the Door, Richard” — a 1947 novelty record that quickly embedded itself into the American consciousness.

  • Added: May 15, 2018
  • Length: 03:29
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This time we profile Floyd Jones, a serious and thoughtful songwriter, who was in the studio for Chess Records in 1951.

  • Added: Apr 28, 2018
  • Length: 03:29
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This time we profile guitarist Big Joe Williams and harmonica ace John Lee “Sonny Boy” Williamson, who last recorded together, this week in 1947.

  • Added: Apr 27, 2018
  • Length: 03:29
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This time we profile Ruth Brown, one of the biggest R&B singers of the 1950s, who first hit the top of the Billboard charts, this week in 1950.

  • Added: Apr 23, 2018
  • Length: 03:29
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This time we profile street musician Bongo Joe, who recorded a cult favorite for Arhoolie Records, in 1968.

  • Added: Apr 21, 2018
  • Length: 03:29
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This time we profile Robert Johnson, who made his recording debut the week of Thanksgiving, 1936.

  • Added: Apr 20, 2018
  • Length: 03:29
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How Apple's electronic health records feature works, and why it's concerning to privacy experts.

  • Added: Apr 19, 2018
  • Length: 04:15
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This time we profile Son House and B.B. King, who both made historic live appearances in Chicago the Saturday night before Thanksgiving, 1964.

  • Added: Apr 19, 2018
  • Length: 03:29
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This time we profile The Howlin’ Wolf, who made his debut on the Billboard R&B charts in 1951.

  • Added: Apr 17, 2018
  • Length: 03:29