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Caption: Composer Tania León
Whether making their homes in Spain, the United States, or never venturing from the Pearl of the Antilles, Cuba’s best-known and best-loved compos...

Bought by KWAX, KPIP-LP, and WXXI


  • Added: Oct 15, 2019
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 3
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Whatever you call 'God' whispers something in your ear right before you take your first breath.

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Oct 10, 2019
  • Length: 04:18
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Heather McGhee, Credit: Hardy Wilson
By around 2044, the U.S. will become a majority-minority nation. This seismic demographic shift has triggered a cultural earthquake, provoking a ra...

  • Added: Oct 08, 2019
  • Length: 28:30
Caption: Cover art by Alex Wild (www.alexanderwild.com): Argentine ants (Linepithema humile), an aggressive pest species introduced by human commerce to California, attack a native Pogonomyrmex harvester ant. Native ants in many places around the world have disapp, Credit: Alex Wild
Kingsolver takes us to 1950s Belgian Congo via the Prices, a missionary family. David Holway from UCSD gives us the rundown on local ant species wh...

  • Added: Oct 04, 2019
  • Length: 22:44
Caption: Virginia State Penitentiary
The Virginia State Penitentiary in its early years was considered an extremely progressive prison. That didn't last long. Not long after it opened...

  • Added: Oct 01, 2019
  • Length: 27:05
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Music of the pianist and composer-arranger who left his stamp on the bebop and hardbop era, as well as an interview with Dameron biographer Paul Co...

  • Added: Sep 23, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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Ta-Nehisi Coates says we must love our country the way we love our friends — and not spare the hard truths. “Can you get to a place where citizens ...

  • Added: Sep 11, 2019
  • Length: 58:00
Caption: Ed Peeples
Edward Harden Peeples V was born to be a racist. It almost seemed preordained. One of his ancestors had owned 250 slaves and his father loathed bla...

Bought by KVSC


  • Added: Sep 09, 2019
  • Length: 25:37
  • Purchases: 1
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In the late 1800s, North Carolina was trying to build a railway system through the Western part of the state. In December of 1882, something went w...

Bought by WCAI / WNAN


  • Added: Sep 05, 2019
  • Length: 20:27
  • Purchases: 1
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Movies can be whimsical, terrifying, life-altering, culture-changing experiences where the big ideas we take up at "On Being" show up in the heart ...

  • Added: Sep 04, 2019
  • Length: 58:00
Caption: David Hudson, Credit: Charles McGuigan
David Hudson has been principal of Linwood Holton Elementary School for thirteen years now. When he took over the reins of command, the school—thou...

  • Added: Sep 03, 2019
  • Length: 27:19
Caption: David Hudson, Credit: Rebecca D'Angelo
David Hudson had been principal of Linwood Holton Elementary School for thirteen years now. When he took over the reins of command, the school—thou...

  • Added: Sep 03, 2019
  • Length: 27:11
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What will be the cultural impact of the new Tennessee Triennial for Contemporary Art when the exhibition premieres in 2021? Follow us to Louisiana,...

  • Added: Aug 25, 2019
  • Length: 51:28
Caption: Sabaah Folayan
On the 5 year anniversary of the uprising in Ferguson, MO, we're re-airing this conversation--with new trax acknowledging the date. When Michael Br...

Bought by KCSB-FM, KWIT, KSJD, KUT, C89.5 - KNHC Seattle and more


  • Added: Aug 14, 2019
  • Length: 53:00
  • Purchases: 8
Caption: Kevin Powell
There is a growing movement to redefine manhood, and to address ways that violence is baked into our cultural expectations of masculinity. Courageo...

  • Added: Aug 07, 2019
  • Length: 28:30
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How do contemporary art and film illuminate the Black Imagination? This segment from our archive explores some of the issues and ideas behind creat...

  • Added: Aug 05, 2019
  • Length: 57:35
Caption: Rara Bel Poze
Bob Francois - President and Booking Manager of Rara Bel Poze - 33rd Lowell Folk Festival

  • Added: Jul 30, 2019
  • Length: 15:00
Caption: Protesters and counter protesters, Credit: Charles McGuigan
Pro-Confederates and white supremacists faced off with counter-demonstrators on America's largest outdoor Civil War museum on Monument Avenue in Ri...

  • Added: Jul 30, 2019
  • Length: 26:39
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Jamila Davenport of Durham, NC has been a lifelong fan of singer Kenny Loggins. When he comes to perform at the venue she manages, she comes face-t...

  • Added: Jul 22, 2019
  • Length: 04:21
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The docks of San Francisco and Durban, South Africa – two essential locations where a commitment to black internationalism and leftist politics spa...

  • Added: Jul 16, 2019
  • Length: 59:01
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
Caption: Freddie Meeks, sailor in the disaster at  weapons shipping depot in Port Chicago, Calif., holds a picture of himself as a young seaman  July 14, 1994. He died in 2003. , Credit: (AP Photo/Chris Pizzelo)
Wartime. Disaster. Trauma. Charges of mutiny for 50 Black sailors in a Jim Crow courtroom. Discrimination and a battle for civil rights. Listen to ...

Bought by C89.5 - KNHC Seattle, WXAV 88.3FM, and KVSC


  • Added: Jul 03, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 3
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In her new book, Carceral Capitalism, poet and scholar Jackie Wang confronts mass incarceration in the US by delving into the processes that feed i...

  • Added: Jul 02, 2019
  • Length: 01:03:54
Caption: by the Southern Environmental Law Center
An elderly couple steps up to defend their farm and neighbors when pipeline developers won’t back down from a risky, environmentally damaging proje...

  • Added: Jul 01, 2019
  • Length: 27:53
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Should any person or institution who has benefited from our sorry history of racism be required to compensate the victims of racism?

Bought by KTSW 89.9, KMSU, KNVC Carson City Community Radio, RadioFreePalmer, KSKQ and more


  • Added: Jun 29, 2019
  • Length: 53:59
  • Purchases: 15