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Caption: Kao Kalia Yang
Kao Kalia Yang's book, The Latehomecomer: A Hmong Family Memoir is a personal story that speaks to the moment.

Bought by WNJR and WMUU-LP


  • Added: Jun 29, 2016
  • Length: 28:29
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: "Alive" Victory Dance Project, Credit: Jordan Hiraldo
Founding her company after a near-fatal accident, Amy Jordan’s choreography is an exuberant affirmation of dance.

Bought by WNJR, WABE, and WMUU-LP


  • Added: Jun 15, 2016
  • Length: 28:29
  • Purchases: 3
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In her new book The Artist's Compass, Rachel Moore gives practical advice and strategic insight for creating a career in the performing arts.

Bought by WMUU-LP, WRIR, and WNJR


  • Added: Jun 07, 2016
  • Length: 28:29
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Veteran Artist Program :The Home Show
The arts and military service are less dissimilar than you might think. That's why Veteran and singer Brian McDonald founded the Veteran Artist Pr...

Bought by WMPG, WABE, WMUU-LP, and WLPR


  • Added: May 20, 2016
  • Length: 28:01
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: SteelStacks, Credit: Jonathan Davies
Reclaiming the abandoned Bethlehem Steel Plant for the arts gives a region new life

Bought by WMUU-LP


  • Added: May 20, 2016
  • Length: 28:29
  • Purchases: 1
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McBride’s latest book looks to understand what shaped James Brown-- one of the most influential musicians of the 20th century.

Bought by WABE and WMUU-LP


  • Added: May 18, 2016
  • Length: 28:29
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Mickey Rowe
A young professional autistic actor makes his difference work on the stage

Bought by WNJR and WMUU-LP


  • Added: Apr 26, 2016
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Jan Beatty
Jan Beatty's poetry is unsentimental and clear-eyed about blue-collar work and the people who do it.

Bought by WNJR and WMUU-LP


  • Added: Apr 15, 2016
  • Length: 28:29
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Dr. Johnnetta Cole, Credit: Jessica Suworoff, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution
Johnnetta Cole remembers when she wasn't allowed in museums because of segregation, and that informs her determination to inspire a love of art mu...

Bought by WMUU-LP and WNJR


  • Added: Mar 24, 2016
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Belinda McKeon  , Credit:  Will Chancellor
Novelist Belinda McKeon: Writing 21st century Ireland

Bought by KBRP Community Radio, WNJR, and WMUU-LP


  • Added: Mar 17, 2016
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Playwright Kirsten Greenidge
In her new work Baltimore, playwright Kirsten Greenidge grapples with the issue of race on college campuses.

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


  • Added: Mar 04, 2016
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Archie Shepp: I  Hear the Sound, Credit: Created by WOZNIAK
Archie Shepp shares his musical biography—and his thoughts about the legacy of African-American music.

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


  • Added: Mar 02, 2016
  • Length: 28:29
  • Purchases: 4
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In his memoir Soul Serenade, Rashod Ollison describes how music was a lifeline during a difficult upbringing.

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


  • Added: Feb 16, 2016
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Scene from Sweat, Credit: C. Stanley Photography
In her new play, Sweat, Lynn Nottage gives voice to the human cost of workers without work.

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


  • Added: Feb 05, 2016
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 3
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
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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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: 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
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