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This time, we profile Chris Strachwitz and Mance Lipscomb, whose paths crossed in Navasota, Texas, this week in August 1960.

  • Added: Mar 30, 2018
  • Length: 03:29
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This time, we profile Magic Sam, who appeared this week in 1969 at the legendary Ann Arbor Blues Festival.

  • Added: Mar 29, 2018
  • Length: 03:29
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This time, we profile Skip James, whose re-emergence at the 1964 Newport Folk Festival marked the advent of a new chapter in his career.

  • Added: Mar 28, 2018
  • Length: 03:29
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This time, we take a look at the American Record Corporation's 1939 field trip to Memphis. For the Bluff City, it marked the end of an era.

  • Added: Mar 26, 2018
  • Length: 03:29
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This time, we profile guitarist Blue Smitty, who cut his only session for Chess Records, this week in 1952.

  • Added: Mar 25, 2018
  • Length: 03:29
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This time, we profile Muddy Waters, who made an historic appearance at the Newport Jazz Festival, this week in 1960.

  • Added: Mar 23, 2018
  • Length: 03:29
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This time, we profile Mississippi blues legend Charley Patton, who made his debut for Paramount Records, this week in 1929.

  • Added: Mar 20, 2018
  • Length: 03:29
Caption: Protesters in the shadow of Robert E. Lee. , 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: Sep 26, 2017
  • Length: 26:30
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The Mummers Day Parade is as quintessentially South Philadelphia as Ben Franklin or Willy Penn, a Philly cheese steak or Italian water ice. It’s u...

  • Added: Dec 29, 2015
  • Length: 08:35
Caption: Upendo Moore makes beats. , Credit: Courtesy of Upendo Moore
Most young people don’t know what they want to do with their lives. This is a story about a high school student who was born into a calling – being...

  • Added: Dec 24, 2015
  • Length: 05:18
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Live Art,sponsored the School of the Performing Arts in the Richmond Community, is the only program of its kind in the country, or the world for t...

  • Added: Oct 16, 2015
  • Length: 24:21
Caption: Soul Sound, Credit: Charles McGuigan
Live Art is the only program of its kind in the country, if not the world. It’s the brainchild of Erin Thomas Foley and what it manages to do is as...

  • Added: Oct 02, 2015
  • Length: 25:59
Caption: Bill Kirchen
Bill Kirchen is a showman and a storyteller. Mainly though he’s a singer and a songwriter and a player of the world’s most versatile Telecaster. Th...

  • Added: Jul 30, 2015
  • Length: 27:32
Caption: Bill Kirchen
He’s been called the Titan of the Telecaster, the King of Diesel Billy. Bill Kirchen is all that and a lot more. He’s a master in a league of his o...

  • Added: Jul 24, 2015
  • Length: 27:45
Caption: Fields of sunflowers on PEI up near Souris., Credit: Charles McGuigan
The Mig Maw had a name for this place that means cradle on the waves. Which is exactly what Prince Edward Island—PEI as the people here call it—loo...

  • Added: Jul 02, 2015
  • Length: 26:31
Caption: CY Dieyi performs a cover of Rihanna’s “FourFiveSeconds” on stage at an event in Inglewood, CA., Credit: Myah Williams
In her native Nigeria, Cynthia Dieyi is a pop singer who celebrates her culture through her music. But here in America, she's still unknown, and h...

Bought by WAMC


  • Added: Jul 01, 2015
  • Length: 04:17
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Moorings on Cobb Island., Credit: Charles McGuigan
Virginia’s Barrier Islands and the waters and salt marshes that surround them represent the most pristine coastal region on the Eastern Seaboard. U...

  • Added: Jun 02, 2015
  • Length: 25:24
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In this Prelude to Summer we end up on a parking lot late at night on the first day of summer, sprawled out on sleeping bags and looking up at the ...

  • Added: May 22, 2015
  • Length: 25:20
Caption: Aarti with a dress by Chrissy Wai-Ching
In Seattle, some in the fashion industry are going green. Aarti Chandorkar finds out how two young designers - Chrissy Wai-Ching and Renee Corrick ...

Bought by KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio and KLCC


  • Added: Jan 15, 2015
  • Length: 05:41
  • Purchases: 2
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Molly Freed learned there was a new park going up in her neighborhood, West Seattle. When she investigated, she learned the park was going to be bu...

Bought by KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio


  • Added: Jan 15, 2015
  • Length: 05:25
  • Purchases: 1
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The Chicano movement changed California forever in the 1960s and 70s, and its legacy continues in the form of a Sacramento arts center for kids of ...

  • Added: Oct 19, 2014
  • Length: 04:51
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At USA Recycling in East LA, a two-story yellow crane smashes cars, refrigerators and stoves into neat piles of wreckage all day. The mistress of t...

Bought by New Hampshire Public Radio


  • Added: Jul 29, 2014
  • Length: 03:17
  • Purchases: 1
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An artist revives the beauty of shortwave radio

  • Added: May 03, 2014
  • Length: 05:47
Caption: No Room At The Inn, Credit: Charles McGuigan
Three Christmas stories. In the first story family nativities build homes in Haiti. The second story is about a man and a machine in Williamsburg, ...

Bought by Northeast Indiana Public Radio, WHRV, KWIT, and WLRN


  • Added: Oct 07, 2013
  • Length: 54:55
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Host, Daniel Hernandez
One hour special, taking listeners to the Mexico they don't know, untold stories rich in sound, place and humanity, with host Daniel Hernandez. Th...

Bought by Spokane Public Radio, C89.5 - KNHC Seattle, KGOU, WNPR, KCPW and more


  • Added: Sep 18, 2013
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 36