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Caption: Cornet Red Nichols
Musicians were known to violate their recordings contracts fairly regularly in the 1920s. It’s the old story that the talent was underpaid. So, it ...

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  • Added: Sep 27, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Joshua A. Douglas
Imagine an election in the future that boasted turnout at record levels. Better access to voter registration and polling places. District lines and...

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  • Added: May 12, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Dr. Max Klau
Recent events in America have once again turned the spotlight on the issues of race. Just when we think we are overcoming our racial divide, anothe...

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  • Added: Mar 28, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Jason Berry
In 2018, New Orleans celebrated its 300th year. The colorful tapestry that make up its history is like no other in America. Likewise, the dichotomy...

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  • Added: Feb 22, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Suffragette
As The Jazz Age roared to like in the 1920s so did the suffragette movement. In 1918 women were granted voting rights, and they took that to mean i...

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  • Added: Feb 13, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: IAJRC Volume II
Fifty years ago the International Association of Jazz Record Collectors began publishing the Journal devoted to early jazz.

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  • Added: Nov 08, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Jack Teagarden
Jack Teagarden and Pee Wee Russell: They each approached their music very differently. At the same time, that’s what made them similar.

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  • Added: May 29, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Philip Ackerman-Leist
The village of Mals, Italy is on the eastern Swiss boarder in the shadow of the Alps. It’s been known as the breadbasket of the Tyrol. Recently, th...

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  • Added: Feb 13, 2018
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Professor Paul Halpern
It was an unexpected, auspicious meeting. Originally, the mentor and student were not even assigned to work together.

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  • Added: Jan 24, 2018
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Professor John O'Brien
The typical Muslim teenage boy is concerned with all of the normal teenage issues: girlfriends, school, parents and being cool. Yet, he’s also expe...

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  • Added: Jan 11, 2018
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Martin Puchner
Think about the many stories you’ve heard or read over the years. Some of those stories may have had a major impact on your life, or maybe even the...

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  • Added: Jan 04, 2018
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Liza Mundy
The iconic image of Rosie the Riveter is cemented in America’s history and imagination. Meanwhile the book and movie Hidden Figures ignited an inte...

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  • Added: Dec 07, 2017
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Harvard historian Nancy Koehn began examining the qualities great leaders must have in order to gain the confidence of the people.

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  • Added: Oct 12, 2017
  • Length: 29:00
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Caption: Theodore Roach
To whom do we give the title, "Origin of the Blues"? No one truly knows, but there a several geographical locations that have dibs. Does it matter?

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  • Added: Jul 20, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Don Redman
Try to arrive at a definitive, all-inclusive understanding of jazz, and you’ll be mistaken. After all, the real beauty of the music is that it cann...

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  • Added: Jun 22, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: GetPublished! Radio Host Gerald Everett Jones, Credit: La Puerta Productions
Here's Gerald's audio book review of A Curious Mind by Brian Grazer.

  • Added: Mar 06, 2017
  • Length: 04:43
Caption: Direct Action, Credit: Verso
You’ve probably noticed quite a number of protests across America in recent weeks. Activists everywhere are speaking up. This is not spontaneous ac...

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  • Added: Feb 28, 2017
  • Length: 29:00
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Caption: Ruta Sepetys
It’s known as the single greatest maritime disaster in history. Yet, it is a little known story. This casualty of World War II was far deadlier tha...

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  • Added: Jan 04, 2017
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Michael Ableman
In his book, Street Farm, Michael Ableman shares the inspirational stories about the people in one of the worst urban slums in North America: Vanco...

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  • Added: Oct 25, 2016
  • Length: 29:01
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: L.M. Bogad
At one time, all of us have witnessed a protest that is also theatrical. Whether it’s a sit in for equal rights in the 1960s, or the Yes Men infilt...

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  • Added: Jul 19, 2016
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Twenty-four hundred years ago Romans understood the difference between the mind of a child and that of an adult. Somehow, America forgot that basic...

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  • Added: Apr 14, 2016
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Shakespeare In Detroit's Romeo & Juliet, Credit: courtesy of Shakespeare in Detroit
Sam White saw potential in the drama of a struggling city — a perfect setting for Shakespeare's plays.

  • Added: Jun 23, 2015
  • Length: 19:51
Caption: Stephanie Westlund
Stephanie Westlund holds a PhD in Peace and Conflict Studies. For the past 5-years she has been researching the lives of war veterans. Specifically...

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  • Added: Nov 12, 2014
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Judy Wicks
Judy Wicks founded the White dog Café on the first floor of her house in West Philadelphia. After helping to save her block from demolition, Judy g...

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  • Added: Jun 04, 2013
  • Length: 28:58
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: J.D. Messinger
J.D. Messinger’s first book is the story of his quest to answer the great questions philosophers and theologians have asked for millennium: who am ...

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  • Added: May 30, 2013
  • Length: 28:58
  • Purchases: 1