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Author Kiersten White's retelling of the Mary Shelley's classic novel from the point of view of Mrs. Frankenstein.

  • Added: Oct 30, 2018
  • Length: 29:36
Caption: Abigail Spanberger, Credit: Rebecca D'Angelo
Abigail Spanberger swore an oath at age twenty-four “to support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and d...

  • Added: Oct 23, 2018
  • Length: 21:33
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

  • Added: Nov 02, 2017
  • Length: 27:11
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: The Miguel Sisters
Forty years ago, Muriel Miguel co-founded Spiderwoman Theater the first Native-American women’s theater. It's still going strong!

  • Added: Oct 18, 2017
  • Length: 27:59
Caption: Marsha Mason
Actress Marsha Mason living a full life on and off the stage

Bought by WMUU-LP and WNJR


  • Added: Feb 03, 2017
  • Length: 28:59
  • Purchases: 2
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With her memoir, It’s What I Do, Lynsey Addario explains how and why she covers war.

Bought by KUNM, 91.7 WHUS Storrs, WNJR, and WMUU-LP


  • Added: Dec 21, 2016
  • Length: 29:29
  • Purchases: 4
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: 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
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Anne’s debut novel is an imaginative contemporary view of Italy's iconic star-crossed lovers Romeo and Juliet. Her newest book, "The Lost Sisterho...

Bought by WRST-FM Oshkosh and KCMJ Community Radio


  • Added: Feb 04, 2016
  • Length: 09:56
  • 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
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
Caption: Vera Nakonechny, Credit:  Yury Nakonechny
Ukrainian embroiderer, weaver and bead worker Vera Nakonechny keeps a traditional culture alive.

Bought by KPIP-LP and WNJR


  • Added: May 12, 2015
  • Length: 28:29
  • Purchases: 2
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The author of “Twenty Chickens for a Saddle” is a social entrepreneur who works in southern Africa. But back when she was 7 she moved from England ...

Bought by KCMJ Community Radio and KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio


  • Added: Feb 08, 2015
  • Length: 08:50
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Carolyn Mazloomi, Credit: Gale Zucker
Carolyn Mazloomi shines a powerful light on the African American community through narrative quilts.

Bought by KDNK, KPIP-LP, WABE, and WNJR


  • Added: Feb 06, 2015
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Yvonne Walker Keshick, Credit: Michael G. Stewart
2014 National Heritage Fellow and member of the Odawa Nation, Yvonne Walker Keshick describes the long history of making decorative art from quills.

Bought by KFCF FM, KPIP-LP, WABE, and WNJR


  • Added: Oct 10, 2014
  • Length: 28:31
  • Purchases: 4
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It’s 1938 in San Francisco. War is brewing around the world, but America's entry into World War II is still several years away. Meanwhile in this ...

Bought by KCMJ Community Radio


  • Added: Jul 27, 2014
  • Length: 09:59
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Sherrie Maricle and Diva, Credit: Shaun Mader
Sherrie Maricle has played with Jazz legends, leads an all-woman big band, and forges new roads for woman in jazz.

Bought by KPIP-LP


  • Added: Apr 03, 2014
  • Length: 29:28
  • Purchases: 1
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Lauren Staley fronts The Whiskey Gentry, a roots band from Atlanta that draws heavily from bluegrass and traditional country storytelling. With a ...

Bought by Yellowstone Public Radio, KRPS, WSLR, WLPR, KKRN and more


  • Added: Nov 03, 2013
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 7
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In her first memoir, “Don't Let's Go to the Dogs Tonight: An African Childhood,” British-born Alexandra introduced us to her family and her early y...

Bought by KCMJ Community Radio


  • Added: Mar 09, 2013
  • Length: 10:02
  • Purchases: 1
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Sister Rosetta Tharpe became the first superstar of gospel music and was an early influence on Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Little Richard, and ...

Bought by KMUN, West Virginia Public Broadcasting, Spokane Public Radio, Red River Radio Network, KDPI 89.3 FM and more


  • Added: Feb 18, 2013
  • Length: 28:56
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: Ruba Nadda, April 29. 2010, San Francisco, CA, Credit: Andrea Chase
Writer/director Ruba Nadda talks heat, curves, and living on the edge.

  • Added: Sep 06, 2010
  • Length: 09:52
Caption: Anna Halprin and Ruedi Gerber, Credit: Andrea Chase
Dance icon Anna Halprin and filmmaker Ruedi Gerber talk about translating her art to film.

  • Added: Apr 28, 2010
  • Length: 24:31
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The legendary Peggy Seeger talks about her life, music and travels

Bought by WNPR


  • Added: Jan 05, 2007
  • Length: 29:30
  • Purchases: 1