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Caption: Educated for
Permanent subjection or exile. Even the abolitionists of the 1800s beloved those were the options for African-American youth.

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  • Added: Feb 10, 2020
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
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On Feb 3rd, 1945, The all women of color, Six-Triple-Eight, was sent overseas to clear a two year backlog of mail. They were told it would take six...

  • Added: Feb 05, 2020
  • Length: 04:25
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In 1965, two intellectuals met at Cambridge University for a debate. The topic: “The American dream is at the expense of the American Negro.” The r...

Bought by KVSC, KRZA, and KCBX


  • Added: Oct 15, 2019
  • Length: 28:59
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Kimberle Crenshaw (foreground) with Eve Ensler
When Donald Trump rode a wave of white anxiety into the White House, it was part of a backlash to the Obama presidency, one that revealed an increa...

  • Added: Jul 09, 2019
  • Length: 28:30

  • Added: Nov 27, 2018
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Dr. Katharine Gerbner
Before the 17th century, being white didn’t even exist as a racial category. The idea of “whiteness” evolved in the slave-based economies of the En...

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  • Added: Jul 25, 2018
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Actors Key Meersman and Zachary Scott in The Young One (1960)
As with our recent show on the 1954 Salt of the Earth, here is another “forgotten film” that seems a kind of impossibility. Made by a Spanish filmm...

  • Added: Jul 24, 2018
  • Length: 58:31
Caption: Thomas M. Shapiro
Income and wealth inequality is now a regular topic of conversation. The standard of living for most Americans’ since the Great Recession is either...

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  • Added: Jul 20, 2017
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Erin Aubry Kaplan
In his nearly two terms as president, Barack Obama has solidified his status, as something black people haven’t had for fifty years: a folk hero.

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  • Added: Mar 10, 2016
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Boots RIley, Credit: http://nycsocialist.org/
Boots Riley—activist, author, and “The Coup” front man is interviewed by Edge of Sports blogger Dave Zirin

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  • Added: Feb 06, 2016
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
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On this episode of Culture Clique, we bring you part 3 of “What’s Race Got to do With It?” Media Management of Minority Images”. previously, Bryant...

  • Added: Dec 14, 2015
  • Length: 31:24
Caption: Book cover, Credit: Lyon Press
One Sunday afternoon in August 1965, on a day when baseball’s most storied rivals, the Giants and Dodgers, vied for the pennant, the national pasti...

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  • Added: Apr 21, 2015
  • Length: 21:01
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Janet Cheatham Bell
In her collection of essays, author and publisher Janet Cheatham Bell emphasizes our mutual dependency. It’s about identifying and using the power ...

Bought by KVSC and KCBX


  • Added: Jan 13, 2015
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
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The protests carry on and for now, as the protestors say, Ferguson is everywhere — not just in the news, but in our institutions, our interactions,...

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  • Added: Dec 09, 2014
  • Length: 58:37
  • Purchases: 1
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Radio Curious discusses interracial relationships with Harvard professor Randall Kennedy, author of “Interracial Intimacies: Sex, Marriage, Identit...

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  • Added: Jan 21, 2014
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Carla Kaplan
White upper-class women seeking to become honorary blacks. Unheard of –right? That’s what began to happen during what became known as the Black Ren...

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  • Added: Oct 02, 2013
  • Length: 28:57
  • Purchases: 1
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Another 3 hour mixshow episode of Intelligent Hip-Hop Radio & 21st Century Black Radio of the syndicated FuseBox Radio Broadcast with DJ Fusion & J...

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  • Added: Oct 09, 2012
  • Length: 03:09:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Another 3 hour mixshow episode of Intelligent Hip-Hop Radio & 21st Century Black Radio of the syndicated FuseBox Radio Broadcast with DJ Fusion & J...

  • Added: Sep 26, 2012
  • Length: 03:22:33
Caption: Rally in support of the Ohio Prevention First Act, Credit: creative commons Flickr user ProgressOhio
Reproductive health services for women are under attack, leaving poor women and women of color lacking access. But a broad coalition of women is st...

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  • Added: Jan 19, 2012
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: portrait of Barbara Johns, who led the walkout
In 1951 a group of African American students at Robert R. Moton High School in Prince Edward County, Virginia, organized a strike to protest the su...

Bought by WXAV 88.3FM, WYAP, KVSC, Louisville Public Media, KGNU and more


  • Added: Jan 09, 2012
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 19
Caption: Sapphire
Poet and fiction writer Sapphire, best-known for her novel PUSH, which became the award-winning film PRECIOUS, reads from her 2011 novel, THE KID, ...

Bought by WCSU-FM


  • Added: Nov 16, 2011
  • Length: 29:01
  • Purchases: 1
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Radio Curious visits with Randall Kennedy, author of "The Persistence of the Color Line: Racial Politics and the Obama Presidency," and "Nigger:The...

  • Added: Oct 31, 2011
  • Length: 29:00
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To mark the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, the nation’s finest historians gathered on September 24th at Norfolk State University to discuss th...

Bought by WHCP-LP, WUAL, and KWIT


  • Added: Oct 28, 2010
  • Length: 28:59
  • Purchases: 3
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The first African American U.S. Surgeon General, Joycelyn Elders, remains an outspoken advocate for health related policies. This is a speech given...

  • Added: Feb 04, 2008
  • Length: 29:00
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News you don't get delivered to your front door or tune into at 6 and 11. A Small Voice from the Nation's Capital

  • Added: Jun 05, 2006
  • Length: 56:07