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Caption: Bogaerts, Rob / Anefo – Nationaal Archief Fotocollectie Anefo Item number 927-7839
Though he first emerged in the public consciousness as a world-class athlete, Arthur Ashe’s subsequent contributions as an author, activist, humani...

Bought by KEDT, WRST-FM Oshkosh, WMUU-LP, KMRE-LP, WAMC and more


  • Added: Feb 19, 2016
  • Length: 53:56
  • Purchases: 6
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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
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An interview with, and tribute to, Nobel Laureate Toni Morrison. Also: The Civil Rights Movement and television. Plus: the singer Odetta.

Bought by KEDT, WRST-FM Oshkosh, WMUU-LP, KMRE-LP, WAMC and more


  • Added: Feb 12, 2016
  • Length: 53:57
  • Purchases: 6
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
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-Rock and Roll started out as an interracial forum, but Slate’s pop critic Jack Hamilton says rock turned into a predominantly white music genre, a...

Bought by WXDU, KOJB 90.1 FM The eagle, Red River Radio Network, KMUD, WRST-FM Oshkosh and more


  • Added: Feb 05, 2016
  • Length: 53:56
  • Purchases: 9
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-Rock and roll tarted out as an interracial forum, but Slate’s pop critic Jack Hamilton says rock turned into a predominantly white music genre. -I...

Bought by WABE, KRZA, KVSC, Peconic Public Broadcasting, KKRN and more


  • Added: Feb 05, 2016
  • Length: 28:59
  • Purchases: 6
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Renowned writers, singers, and poets, including Maya Angelou and Nikki Giovanni, paid tribute to Nobel Laureate Toni Morrison with an extravaganza ...

Bought by Red River Radio Network, WNSB, KISA Digital Studios, C89.5 - KNHC Seattle, KWIT and more


  • Added: Jan 27, 2016
  • Length: 53:57
  • Purchases: 7
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Renowned writers, singers, and poets, including Maya Angelou and Nikki Giovanni, paid tribute to Nobel Laureate Toni Morrison with an extravaganza ...

Bought by WCAI / WNAN, Cove Mountain Educational Broadcasting, KAAD-LP, WRIR, KUAF Public Radio and more


  • Added: Jan 21, 2016
  • Length: 53:52
  • Purchases: 9
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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 Elvi...

Bought by WMUH, KTNA, WCSU-FM, WSKG, WCPN and more


  • Added: Jan 21, 2016
  • Length: 53:57
  • Purchases: 19
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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 WLPR, WNSB, Morehead State Public Radio, C89.5 - KNHC Seattle, Spokane Public Radio and more


  • Added: Jan 21, 2016
  • Length: 53:34
  • Purchases: 10
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Michael talks to the funny, charming and insightful Baratunde Thurston, the co-founded of Cultivated Wit and the About Race podcast, and the author...

  • Added: Jan 20, 2016
  • Length: 01:02:37
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Historian and prolific author Gerald Horne returns to our program today to discuss his most recent book Confronting Black Jacobins: The United Stat...

  • Added: Jan 05, 2016
  • Length: 58:01
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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
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Sudden death in young people is rare, but through early detection of inherited heart conditions, better precautions can be taken. Plus, HIV infecti...

Bought by KOJB 90.1 FM The eagle, WAMC, WMUU-LP, and KMRE-LP


  • Added: Dec 04, 2015
  • Length: 53:56
  • Purchases: 4
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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WFHB Blue Monday DJ and Blues guitarist Jason Fickel discusses Zora Neale Hurston with IU professor M. Cooper Harriss. The two look at the work of ...

Bought by WJAB


  • Added: Nov 24, 2015
  • Length: 58:51
  • 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: 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
Caption: Allyson Hobbs, Stanford
Companies are now paying consultants to increase the diversity of their workforce with an eye on innovation and the bottom line. But shouldn't it b...

Bought by KSJD, WMUU-LP, and KSJD


  • Added: Sep 23, 2015
  • Length: 53:59
  • Purchases: 3
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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
Caption: Claudia Rankine
Claudia Rankine discusses her play The Provenance of Beauty: A South Bronx Travelogue

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


  • Added: Aug 14, 2015
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 4
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Plantations in America’s South are physical testaments to the great wealth accrued through slave labor. Yet, plantation museums often gloss over th...

Bought by KPTZ, Port Townsend, WA, WFHB, WABE, WKCC, KVSC and more


  • Added: Jun 12, 2015
  • Length: 28:59
  • Purchases: 10
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Plantations in America’s South are physical testaments to the great wealth accrued through slave labor. Yet, plantation museums often gloss over th...

Bought by WABE, Northeast Indiana Public Radio, KPVL, WTJU, KKRN and more


  • Added: Jun 12, 2015
  • Length: 53:56
  • Purchases: 6