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Caption: Junious Brickhouse, Credit: Michael G. Stewart
According to Junious Brickhouse--Urban dance or Piedmont Blues—it’s all artistic legacy

  • Added: Nov 14, 2019
  • Length: 28:59
Caption: Crys Matthews
Crys Matthews is a talent whose Americana, country soul, bluesy folk rock creates a style all her own.

  • Added: Nov 14, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
Caption: A sofa and mattresses on the street in front of an apartment building. "Sofa Free, and throw in 2 box springs", Credit: walknboston is licensed under CC by 2.0.
There’s an eviction crisis in the United States, and it’s disproportionately affecting communities of color.

Bought by WRST-FM Oshkosh, C89.5 - KNHC Seattle, WTJU, WRGY, WMUU-LP and more


  • Added: Feb 21, 2019
  • Length: 53:57
  • Purchases: 10
Caption: A sofa and mattresses on the street in front of an apartment building. "Sofa Free, and throw in 2 box springs", Credit: walknboston is licensed under CC by 2.0.
There's an eviction crisis in the United States, and it's disproportionately affecting communities of color.

Bought by KRZA, WUGA (part of GPB), WVAS, Radio Phoenix, Kansas Public Radio and more


  • Added: Feb 21, 2019
  • Length: 29:29
  • Purchases: 12
Caption: Marion Coleman, Credit: Tom Pich
2018 National Heritage Fellow Marion Coleman tells stories through her quilts.

Bought by Bandon Community Radio and WJAB


  • Added: Oct 23, 2018
  • Length: 27:33
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Christine Rodriguez celebrates with a student she is helping apply to college, Credit: Juliane Dressner
Personal Statement takes us into the lives of three public HS seniors who are determined to go to college and take their classmates with them.

  • Added: Sep 12, 2018
  • Length: 29:59
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Free the Beaches tells the story of activist Ned Coll and his campaign to open New England’s shoreline to African Americans, as northern white fami...

Bought by WFHB, WYAP, Harford Community Radio, WMUU-LP, WCMU and more


  • Added: Aug 27, 2018
  • Length: 53:56
  • Purchases: 10
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Free the Beaches tells the story of activist Ned Coll and his campaign to open New England’s shoreline to African Americans, as northern white fami...

Bought by KMUN, KMXT, WVAS, WLPR, WUGA (part of GPB) and more


  • Added: Aug 27, 2018
  • Length: 28:59
  • Purchases: 7
Caption: Dianne Reeves, Credit: jerry Madison
Jazz singer Dianne Reeves believes in making music without boundaries.

Bought by WMPG and KMUW


  • Added: Mar 16, 2018
  • Length: 29:44
  • Purchases: 2
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: Meta Golding as Rosa Parks in Behind the Movement, Credit: Courtesy of TVOne
Actress Meta Golding takes on the role of a lifetime: Rosa Parks in Behind the Movement

Bought by WNJR and KVNF


  • Added: Feb 16, 2018
  • Length: 27:18
  • 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

  • Added: Jan 31, 2018
  • Length: 26:59
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: T. Geronimo Johnson, Credit: Elizabeth R. Cowan
Johnson's novel Welcome to Braggsville puts four kids from Berkeley in Georgia to protest a Civil War reenactment with a pretend lynching. What co...

Bought by KWMR and WMUU-LP


  • Added: Jul 14, 2017
  • Length: 26:31
  • Purchases: 2
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
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The new exhibit at NMAAH&C illuminate history, community and culture. Co-curator Aaron Bryant walks us through it.

Bought by WCPN, WTJU, and WMUU-LP


  • Added: May 31, 2017
  • Length: 26:59
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Dr. Lonnie Smith, Credit: Mathieu Bitton
One of the best jazz organists, ever…and one of the most sampled jazz musicians.

Bought by Prairie Public, KPIP-LP, WTJU, WMUU-LP, and WNJR


  • Added: Feb 23, 2017
  • Length: 29:28
  • Purchases: 5
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: Jesmyn Ward, Credit: Tony Cook
In her memoir Men We Reaped, Jesmyn Ward attempts to understand the links in the untimely deaths of her brother and four friends

Bought by KPTZ, Port Townsend, WA, WNJR, Public Radio for All, WMUU-LP, and 91.7 WHUS Storrs


  • Added: Jan 03, 2017
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 5
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Chef, restaurateur, and author Marcus Samuelsson’s dazzlingly creative approach to food and to hospitality is rooted in a deep appreciation of food...

Bought by WMUU-LP and WNJR


  • Added: Oct 25, 2016
  • Length: 26:45
  • Purchases: 2
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