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Caption: Dianne Reeves, Credit: jerry Madison
Jazz singer Dianne Reeves believes in making music without boundaries.

Bought by KMUW


  • Added: Mar 16, 2018
  • Length: 29:44
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: A still from Killer of Sheep
"[Charles Burnett's] filmmaking is so quiet. It’s a deeply reflective cinema; it’s cinema that focuses on characterization, that really gives chara...

  • Added: Mar 14, 2018
  • Length: 59:02
Caption: Dion Graham, Credit: JoAnne Perrin
Actor Dion has narrated hundreds of audio books and is an aural shape-shifter.

Bought by WNJR


  • Added: Mar 02, 2018
  • Length: 29:40
  • Purchases: 1
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Mat Johnson takes a satirical look at race and identity.

Bought by WNJR and KVSC


  • Added: Feb 23, 2018
  • Length: 29:56
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Rob Meyer
Director Rob Meyer talks about the making of the independent film, Little Boxes.

Bought by WNJR


  • Added: Feb 09, 2018
  • Length: 28:28
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Delta Blues Museum
Executive Director of the Delta Blues Museum Shelley Ritter keeps the blues alive and honors its history.

Bought by WNJR


  • Added: Jan 19, 2018
  • Length: 22:42
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Sonny Rollins, Credit: John Abbott
It's Sonny Rollins 87th birthday and he sat down with the NEA's Josephine Reed to talk about his life in music.

Bought by KWMR and KPIP-LP


  • Added: Aug 31, 2017
  • Length: 30:00
  • Purchases: 2

  • Added: Aug 11, 2017
  • Length: 29:06
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Phil Wiggins, Credit: Bibiana Huang Matheis
2017 National Heritage Fellow and Blues Harmonica Player Phil Wiggins brings it all home in this music-rich conversation.

Bought by WCPN and WMUU-LP


  • Added: Jun 30, 2017
  • Length: 29:59
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Twenty Feet from Stardom
Meet some of the greatest back-up singers! It may be only Twenty Feet from Stardom but director Morgan Neville shows us just how long that walk can...

Bought by WTJU, WNJR, and WMUU-LP


  • Added: Jan 26, 2017
  • Length: 29:30
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Bowman Wright as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in The Mountaintop , Credit: Mark Garvin
Bowman Wright on the transformative power of theater and his two portrayals of MLK.

  • Added: Jan 13, 2017
  • Length: 27:08
Caption: Earl Mosley, Credit: Courtesy: EMIA
The Earl Mosley Institute of the Arts uses dance to create a community of young men.

Bought by KISA Digital Studios, WCAI / WNAN, WNJR, and WMUU-LP


  • Added: Sep 13, 2016
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 4
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1st segment: Pepe Willie (the man who discovered Prince) is interviewed. 2nd Segment: Chris Moon (the man who gave the keys to his studio) is inte...

Bought by KSRQ


  • Added: May 06, 2016
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 1
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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Right before she is about to perform at Chicago City Winery, Singer-Songwriter Macy Gray sits down with the host of The Dinner Party To Go podcast,...

  • Added: Dec 03, 2015
  • Length: 23:18
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The little-known story of how black actors and entertainers in Hollywood contributed their money, connections, and fame to aid the civil rights mov...

Bought by WVAS, Vermont Public Radio, WRPI, KOJB 90.1 FM The eagle, WXDU and more


  • Added: Aug 21, 2015
  • Length: 53:53
  • Purchases: 9
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The little-known story of how black actors and entertainers in Hollywood contributed their money, connections, and fame to aid the civil rights mov...

Bought by KMRE-LP, WKCC, Radio Phoenix, KENW, and KKRN


  • Added: Aug 21, 2015
  • Length: 28:59
  • Purchases: 5
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Sister Rosetta Tharp electrified 1930s audiences with her singing and guitar playing. "The Godmother of Rock and Roll" influenced the music of Elv...

Bought by KISA Digital Studios, Interlochen Public Radio, KUFM - Montana Public Radio, KSFR, WUGA (part of GPB) and more


  • Added: Oct 03, 2014
  • Length: 53:57
  • Purchases: 22
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A stirring collection of patriotic music performed throughout U.S. history by African Americans, sometimes in the face of public hostility. Also, s...

Bought by WFHB, Peconic Public Broadcasting, and WCAI / WNAN


  • Added: Jun 20, 2014
  • Length: 28:59
  • Purchases: 3
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Choclatt Jared has played his bucket drums on 42nd Street, at the Grammy Awards, the Tony Awards, the Academy Awards, and on Saturday Night Live. H...

  • Added: May 29, 2014
  • Length: 30:13
Caption: Adam Leon, San Francisco, CA 4/20/12, Credit: Andrea Chase
Adam Leon talks anxiety attacks, passing the smell test, and taking what New York threw at him.

  • Added: Mar 29, 2013
  • Length: 14:44
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Filmmaker John McDonagh talks embracing serendipity, racism as a character device, and when stunt work goes wrong.

  • Added: Jul 29, 2011
  • Length: 17:49
Caption: Emma Stone, San Francisco, CA 7/11/11, Credit: Andrea Chase
Emma Stone talks courage, civil rights, and working from the outside in.

  • Added: Jul 21, 2011
  • Length: 07:32
Caption: Idris Elba, San Francisco, CA, August 8, 2010, Credit: Andrea Chase
Idris Elba talks to Andrea Chase about glamorous gangsters, creative cross-pollination, and working in Rwanda.

  • Added: Aug 22, 2010
  • Length: 09:31
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THE PRINCESS AND THE FROG: Animators Mark Henn and Mike Surrey talk to Andrea Chase about the pleasures and perils of returning to hand-drawn anima...

  • Added: Dec 11, 2009
  • Length: 15:03