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Caption: First-grade docents at Portland's King School, Credit: Courtesy of harrell Fletcher
Harrell Fletcher shares his passion for social practice—creative projects in communities that are by, for, and of the residents.

Bought by WABE, WMUU-LP, KMRE-LP, and WNJR


  • Added: Feb 02, 2016
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: John Adams, Credit: Deborah O'Grady
Composer John Adams reflects on his creating American music that’s intense, sensual and meaningful.

Bought by WABE, KMRE-LP, and WMUU-LP


  • Added: Jan 27, 2016
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 3
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Caleb Caudle will release Carolina Ghost on 2/26/16 via This Is American Music, a label featuring the best in Southern Independent songwriting.

Bought by KPIP-LP


  • Added: Jan 26, 2016
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Official Album Cover, El Scorpion
Adam Landry produced critically acclaimed albums by Deer Tick, Lilly Hiatt, Diamond Rugs, Rayland Baxter, and T. Hardy Morris, as well as recently ...

  • Added: Jan 18, 2016
  • Length: 58:00
Caption: Sam Highsmith and Gabby Huggins from Spy Hop, Credit: Courtesy of Spy Hop
Spy Hop's executive director Kasandra VerBrugghen shares the story of Utah's award-winning youth media arts program.

Bought by WMUU-LP and KMRE-LP


  • Added: Jan 15, 2016
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Julianna Baggott , Credit: Laura Ciociola
Harriet Wolf’s Seventh Book of Wonders took Julianna Baggott 18 years to write. Julianna discusses how writing 14 other novels in a variety of genr...

Bought by WMUU-LP and KMRE-LP


  • Added: Jan 08, 2016
  • Length: 28:29
  • Purchases: 2
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Music producers in roots rock are not usually household names. In the middle of the fourth interview with a songwriter whose album he produced, it...

  • Added: Jan 08, 2016
  • Length: 20:51
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A half-century of musical innovation and self-determination, told by AACM co-founder (currently AACM-New York president) and 2010 NEA Jazz Master M...

Bought by XRAY.fm, WMUU-LP, and KMRE-LP


  • Added: Dec 23, 2015
  • Length: 28:28
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Danny Barnes with Bazouki, Credit: Official Press Photo
Danny Barnes recently won the Steve Martin Prize for Excellence in Banjo and Bluegrass. The innovative musician fuses electronics and folk instrum...

Bought by Prairie Public, KRPS, and Prairie Public


  • Added: Dec 20, 2015
  • Length: 01:56:04
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: On the set of Better Call Saul, Credit: Courtesy of Sony Pictures Television
Dave Porter’s iconic music is an essential part of the story: Think: Breaking Bad, and Better Call Saul

Bought by WMUU-LP, KMRE-LP, and WNJR


  • Added: Dec 11, 2015
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Wayne Carr as Pericles caught in storm at sea., Credit: Teresa Wood
From Pericles to Tupac Shakur, Wayne Carr has the uncanny ability to embody fully-realized characters.

  • Added: Dec 03, 2015
  • Length: 28:30
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Aaron Lee Tasjan writes folk songs for an indie rock crowd, weaving storylines with humor and social commentary.

Bought by KRPS


  • Added: Nov 29, 2015
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Soloman Howard as Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and the company of Appomattox at Washington National Opera , Credit: Scott Suchman
Tazewell Thompson may be wowing critics and audiences with his direction of the opera Appomattox, but he’s an equally brilliant theater director an...

Bought by WMUU-LP, WNJR, and KMRE-LP


  • Added: Nov 24, 2015
  • Length: 28:29
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Opening Day of Spoleto USA, 2015
After 40 years, Mayor Riley steps down, leaving a legacy that privileges the public sphere and beauty in the everyday.

Bought by WABE, WNJR, and KMRE-LP


  • Added: Nov 17, 2015
  • Length: 28:29
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Mike Mignola's Hellboy
After all this time, Mike Mignola still loves drawing monsters

Bought by WNJR, KMRE-LP, and KPIP-LP


  • Added: Nov 03, 2015
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Richard Hunt in his studio, Credit: Tom McCormick
Richard Hunt talks about creating large pieces of abstract art for public spaces and reflects on his time on the National Council of the Arts

Bought by WNJR and KMRE-LP


  • Added: Oct 27, 2015
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 2
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Rayland Baxter grew up in Nashville, with a songwriter & pedal steel playing dad, but it wasn't until a lacrosse injury in college sidelined the yo...

Bought by KRPS and WSLR


  • Added: Oct 26, 2015
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Dolly Jacobs, Credit: Richard Czina
Most kids run away from home to join the circus. For aerialist and 2015 National Heritage Fellow, Dolly Jacobs, it was a family affair.

Bought by WMUU-LP, KMRE-LP, and WNJR


  • Added: Oct 08, 2015
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 3
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American Ballet Theatre received the first grant ever given by the National Endowment for the Arts. We talk about that long and fruitful relationship.

Bought by WMUU-LP, KMRE-LP, and WNJR


  • Added: Sep 28, 2015
  • Length: 28:29
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Juan Felipe Herrera Unity Poem Fiesta. , Credit: Courtesy University of California-Riverside
The new poet laureate of the United States and two-time National Endowment for the Arts fellow calls for everyone’s heart to speak out.

Bought by KPIP-LP, KFCF FM, KMRE-LP, WLPR, KPVL and more


  • Added: Sep 21, 2015
  • Length: 28:29
  • Purchases: 7
Caption: Dan Sheehy, Credit: Ashlee Duncan
He helped develop the Folk Arts program at the National Endowment for the Arts and he's been head of Smithsonian Folkways Recordings. Now, Dan Shee...

Bought by KMRE-LP, WABE, KPVL, and WNJR


  • Added: Sep 11, 2015
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Citizen by Todd Grebe & Cold Country, Credit: Official Album Cover
Alaska-native, Todd Grebe, knows about Cold Country — not just the weather, but his band. After years playing music more influenced by bluegrass t...

Bought by KHNS, KRPS, KCMJ Community Radio, KKRN, and WLPR


  • Added: Aug 18, 2015
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 5
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Here's how a writer created the music magazine he wanted to read.

Bought by KMRE-LP, KPIP-LP, WNJR, KPVL, and WABE


  • Added: Aug 14, 2015
  • Length: 28:29
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: New World Symphony, Credit: Courtesy of New World Symphony
The CEO of The New World Symphony creates music presentations for the 21st century.

Bought by KMRE-LP, KPIP-LP, WNJR, WABE, and KPVL


  • Added: Aug 11, 2015
  • Length: 28:29
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Waterwalker by Folk Family Revival, Credit: Official Album Cover
Less folk, more family for Waterwalker, the latest album from a family band from Texas, Folk Family Revival.

Bought by KRPS, WLPR, KCMJ Community Radio, and KKRN


  • Added: Aug 07, 2015
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 4