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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
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Audubon is best known for his 435 paintings of American birds. He came here as a young man in the early 1800s from France with a talent for self-ta...

  • Added: Dec 04, 2015
  • Length: 09:47
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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Aaron Lee Tasjan writes folk songs for an indie rock crowd, weaving storylines with humor and social commentary.

Bought by KRPS


  • Added: Nov 29, 2015
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 1
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
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Many observers including his biographers would say he’s the most famous artist in the world. Master of sunflowers and starry skies, Vincent Van Gog...

Bought by KCMJ Community Radio


  • Added: Oct 29, 2015
  • Length: 09:58
  • Purchases: 1
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This river is a tributary of the mighty Amazon. It snakes through one of the world’s most treacherous jungles and it’s where President Teddy Roosev...

Bought by KCMJ Community Radio


  • Added: Oct 29, 2015
  • Length: 09:59
  • Purchases: 1
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
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Rayland Baxter grew up in Nashville, with a songwriter & pedal steel playing dad, but it wasn't until a lacrosse injury in college sidelined the yo...

Bought by KRPS and WSLR


  • Added: Oct 26, 2015
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 2
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A central player in every major church-state-separation battle for decades, the author describes political issues of the day, the new influence of ...

Bought by KCMJ Community Radio


  • Added: Oct 14, 2015
  • Length: 09:57
  • Purchases: 1
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
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Mary has developed a career specializing in popular science and doing it with respect and wit. Since the publication of her first book “Stiff,” she...

Bought by KCMJ Community Radio


  • Added: Oct 04, 2015
  • Length: 09:15
  • Purchases: 1
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American Ballet Theatre received the first grant ever given by the National Endowment for the Arts. We talk about that long and fruitful relationship.

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


  • Added: Sep 28, 2015
  • Length: 28:29
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Juan Felipe Herrera Unity Poem Fiesta. , Credit: Courtesy University of California-Riverside
The new poet laureate of the United States and two-time National Endowment for the Arts fellow calls for everyone’s heart to speak out.

Bought by KPIP-LP, KFCF FM, KMRE-LP, WLPR, KPVL and more


  • Added: Sep 21, 2015
  • Length: 28:29
  • Purchases: 7
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His box of crayons on his desk inspired Drew's first book, "The Day the Crayons Quit." His parents' generosity served as the bedrock for his latest...

Bought by KCMJ Community Radio


  • Added: Sep 18, 2015
  • Length: 09:59
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Dan Sheehy, Credit: Ashlee Duncan
He helped develop the Folk Arts program at the National Endowment for the Arts and he's been head of Smithsonian Folkways Recordings. Now, Dan Shee...

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


  • Added: Sep 11, 2015
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Citizen by Todd Grebe & Cold Country, Credit: Official Album Cover
Alaska-native, Todd Grebe, knows about Cold Country — not just the weather, but his band. After years playing music more influenced by bluegrass t...

Bought by KHNS, KRPS, KCMJ Community Radio, KKRN, and WLPR


  • Added: Aug 18, 2015
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 5
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Here's how a writer created the music magazine he wanted to read.

Bought by KMRE-LP, KPIP-LP, WNJR, KPVL, and WABE


  • Added: Aug 14, 2015
  • Length: 28:29
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: New World Symphony, Credit: Courtesy of New World Symphony
The CEO of The New World Symphony creates music presentations for the 21st century.

Bought by KMRE-LP, KPIP-LP, WNJR, WABE, and KPVL


  • Added: Aug 11, 2015
  • Length: 28:29
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Waterwalker by Folk Family Revival, Credit: Official Album Cover
Less folk, more family for Waterwalker, the latest album from a family band from Texas, Folk Family Revival.

Bought by KRPS, WLPR, KCMJ Community Radio, and KKRN


  • Added: Aug 07, 2015
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: "Pneumatica" created and performed by Squonk Opera, Credit: John Altdorfer
Find out about the artistic exuberance that is Squonk Opera with artistic directors and founders, Jackie Dempsey and Steve O'Hearn.

Bought by KMRE-LP, WNJR, KPVL, WABE, and KPIP-LP


  • Added: Jul 31, 2015
  • Length: 28:29
  • Purchases: 5
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Don’s 19th thriller may be fiction, but it’s the truth about our longest war, the war on drugs, especially in all the ways it effects Mexico. To le...

Bought by KCMJ Community Radio


  • Added: Jul 31, 2015
  • Length: 09:55
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Simi Linton
This week, we mark the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disability Act with Simi Linton: She wants Equality, Justice, and a Place on the Danc...

Bought by KMRE-LP, KPIP-LP, WNJR, WABE, and KPVL


  • Added: Jul 28, 2015
  • Length: 28:29
  • Purchases: 5