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The idea that art, literature and music in particular, might work as a sort of “Marshall Plan of the Mind” is our topic tonight. At the end of Worl...

  • Added: Dec 11, 2018
  • Length: 59:02
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-Pulitzer Prize winning author Junot Diaz talks about love, loss, and his New Jersey childhood. -Jon Pineda's memoir "Sleep in Me" chronicles his s...

Bought by Radio Phoenix, WMUU-LP, WAMC, and WTJU


  • Added: Sep 09, 2016
  • Length: 53:57
  • Purchases: 4
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-Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paula Vogel has tackled traditionally taboo subjects. Vogel has also distinguished herself as an exceptional tea...

Bought by KEDT, WMUU-LP, KMRE-LP, WAMC, and WTJU


  • Added: May 13, 2016
  • Length: 53:56
  • Purchases: 5
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-Tom Gjelton NPR Correspondent and author of "A Nation of Nations" speaks about the changing demographics of America. -A Cuban exile feels at home ...

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


  • Added: Mar 04, 2016
  • Length: 53:59
  • Purchases: 6
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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: Edwidge Danticat, Credit: Jonathan Demme
In this conversation, Edwidge explores the writing of her powerful memoir, Brother, I’m Dying.

Bought by KPIP-LP, WABE, and WNJR


  • Added: Jun 09, 2015
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 3
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When Frances Mayes moved to Tuscany, Italy she left behind her family and roots in Fitzgerald, Georgia. In her new memoir Under Magnolia, the renow...

Bought by WTJU, WFAE, WABE, KKRN, and KPVL


  • Added: May 29, 2015
  • Length: 53:55
  • Purchases: 5
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Based on a time-traveling English nurse in the 20th century who is married to an 18th century Scotsman, Diana’s eight books in The Outlander series...

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


  • Added: May 01, 2015
  • Length: 09:58
  • Purchases: 2
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In Japan, insects (or "mushi") are pets, medicine, and even vehicles for spirits. Plus: A robot that kills ticks. And: A poem about the insect know...

Bought by WDBM, KPTZ, Port Townsend, WA, Peconic Public Broadcasting, WMNF, and WCAI / WNAN


  • Added: Jul 11, 2014
  • Length: 28:59
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Dinaw Mengestu, Credit: Michael Lionstar
The author discusses the latest Big Read pick, The Beautiful Things that Heaven Bears, his novel about an Ethiopian exile in a gentrifying Washingt...

Bought by KPIP-LP and WABE


  • Added: May 29, 2014
  • Length: 28:29
  • Purchases: 2
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First Draft highlights the voices of writers as they discuss their work, their craft and the literary arts. This week's show features an interview...

  • Added: May 03, 2014
  • Length: 28:59
Caption: Shailja Patel, Credit: D. Ross Cameron
With a trunk full of her mother’s saris, Kenyan author and performer Shaija Patel reclaims a lost history.

Bought by KPIP-LP


  • Added: Apr 11, 2014
  • Length: 29:28
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Louise Gibbons, Orla Kearns, and Michael McNamara.
Host Erik Redix, an assistant professor of American Indian Studies at UMD, talks with Michael McNamara, Orla Kearns, and Louise Gibbons about the c...

Bought by Bois Forte Tribal Community Radio, WMUU-LP, Northern Community Radio - KAXE & KBXE, KSRQ, and KOJB 90.1 FM The eagle


  • Added: Apr 20, 2013
  • Length: 29:24
  • Purchases: 5
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First published in 1947, Goodnight Moon has become one of the most popular books for young children. Yet the book’s author, Margaret Wise Brown, al...

Bought by XRAY.fm, WFHB, and KVLU


  • Added: Mar 25, 2013
  • Length: 28:59
  • Purchases: 3
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The Art and Entertainment News That You Want To Know!!! Featuring Artists David Phillips and Amara Kopakova.

  • Added: Feb 21, 2013
  • Length: 27:55
Caption: Rashid Novaire
In Amsterdam, Cathy Byrd meets Dutch novelist Rashid Novaire, of Moroccan and Dutch descent. The writer's heritage is embedded in his imagination.

  • Added: Jan 21, 2013
  • Length: 16:15
Caption: Sarah Lewis, Credit: Frank Stewart
In this episode, Cathy Byrd meets Sarah Lewis, a scholar, writer and curator. Sarah talks about the artists she selected for the 12.2 International...

Bought by KUT


  • Added: Aug 28, 2012
  • Length: 14:18
  • Purchases: 1
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In the second half of the nineteenth century, American and Russian traveled to each other's countries and wrote about their experiences and observa...

Bought by WLPR


  • Added: Nov 21, 2011
  • Length: 28:59
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Joseph O'Neill
NETHERLAND, the 2009 novel by Joseph O'Neill, won the PEN/Faulkner award. He discusses the arduous process of writing the book, which is set in hi...

  • Added: Unknown
  • Length: 29:00
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interview with Iranian author of "Reading Lolita in Tehran"

Bought by WCAI / WNAN


  • Added: Sep 18, 2003
  • Length: 21:18
  • Purchases: 1