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-A musical Indiana Jones is pursuing the Holy Grail of American symphonic music: long-lost works by master composers that are housed in the Library...

Bought by KMRE-LP, WMUU-LP, WCMU, Radio Phoenix, KUHF and more


  • Added: May 11, 2018
  • Length: 53:55
  • Purchases: 7
Caption: Calypso Bulbosa fairy slipper orchid, Credit: Hannah Leigh Myers
This sound rich piece takes listeners into the forests of Colorado on a hunt for native and exotic orchid species.

  • Added: Jul 10, 2015
  • Length: 06:00
Caption: Enslaved people in sugarcane field
This is the newest version of a captivating account of how slavery fueled the unique American form of Capitalism.

  • Added: Mar 10, 2014
  • Length: 29:00
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Sterlin Harjo is the director and producer of a new documentary called “This May Be the Last Time.” The film tells the story of the songs his ances...

Bought by KOSU and KGOU


  • Added: Jan 09, 2014
  • Length: 21:01
  • Purchases: 2
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Brian Bahouth spoke with singer/songwriter Patty Larkin about the role of literature in her music and her latest album “25.” This illustrated inte...

  • Added: May 30, 2013
  • Length: 16:47
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I spoke with blues woman Marcia Ball about her early career and her latest recording - words and music.

Bought by KMUW


  • Added: May 16, 2013
  • Length: 14:07
  • Purchases: 1
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Singer and multi-instrumentalist Rhiannon Giddens tells us about the string band tradition and her work with the Carolina Chocolate Drops … an info...

  • Added: May 02, 2013
  • Length: 14:25
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George Frayne, a.k.a. Commander Cody, tells us about the origins of his smash hit "Hot Rod Lincoln" and other deep secrets in this lively mix of wo...

  • Added: Apr 25, 2013
  • Length: 14:22
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In this illustrated interview I chat with sculptor and musician Tony Furtado about his latest album Live at Mississippi Studios – a cool mix of wor...

  • Added: Apr 16, 2013
  • Length: 16:32
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Noted music and arts journalist Marc Myers examines some of the forces that help explain the development of the sounds and styles of jazz in his ne...

  • Added: Feb 04, 2013
  • Length: 05:20
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Drummer Billy Martin keeps busy when he's not in Medeski Martin and Wood. One of his many projects -- Wicked Knee, a drums-and-brass group, has a ...

  • Added: Feb 04, 2013
  • Length: 20:57
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Better late than never, I talk with Sara Gazarek about one of last year's best jazz vocalist recordings, her third album, Blossom and Bee. She tal...

  • Added: Feb 04, 2013
  • Length: 25:14
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The organ legend "Joey D" talks about working with Larry Coryell and Jimmy Cobb, as well as the influence of Miles Davis on his trumpet playing.

  • Added: Feb 04, 2013
  • Length: 05:19
Caption: The Lowrider Band (Harold Brown & Howard Scott), Credit: http://www.lowriderband.com/
Howard Scott and Harold Brown, who now tour as THE LOW RIDER BAND are two original members of the band WAR. They both tell their story about their ...

Bought by Prairie Public, WJAB, and WVAS


  • Added: Oct 06, 2009
  • Length: 57:27
  • Purchases: 3
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Mira Nair's Adaptation of The Namesake

  • Added: Mar 15, 2007
  • Length: 05:00