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This week on Afterglow, we explore some of the saddest songs from the Great American Songbook: songs that might just bring you to tears. It’s a loo...

  • Added: Apr 10, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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For Black History Month, we present THE 19th U.S. Poet Laureate (2012-14) and former Mississippi Poet Laureate (2012-16), Natasha Trethewey, who wo...

Bought by WNJR and WNJR


  • Added: Feb 08, 2018
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Some of the prominent popular musicians who passed away in 2017 are celebrated in a one-hour special hosted by public radio music historian Paul In...

Bought by 90.1 WFYI Public Radio, WVAS, KUFM - Montana Public Radio, KDUR, RadioFreePalmer and more


  • Added: Dec 14, 2017
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 17
Caption: Diane Jarvi, Credit: Courtesy of Diane Jarvi
Finnish immigrants to Minnesota often faced discrimination. Many were radicals. To avoid the "Dirty Finn" label, some Finns shunned their heritage....

Bought by WAMC


  • Added: Sep 18, 2017
  • Length: 05:26
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Gilbert Baker in our studio, 3/1/17. He died unexpectedly just a month later.
OutCasting youth participant Alex remembers Gilbert Baker, longtime LGBTQ activist and creator of the rainbow flag

  • Added: Jun 13, 2017
  • Length: 03:42
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Chess Records' first release was a disastrous Tibbs Brother song expressing displeasure with the then recently deceased racist Mississippi Governor...

  • Added: May 01, 2017
  • Length: 01:08:20
Caption: Phillip “Buddy” De Blieck (left) and Rev. Troy Perry (right) , Credit: Rev. Troy Perry
On June 24, 1973, an intentionally set fire tore through a New Orleans gay bar killing 32. Rev. Troy Perry came to StoryCorps to recall the aftermath.

Bought by WMUU-LP and WRIR


  • Added: Jul 11, 2016
  • Length: 02:08
  • Purchases: 2
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When Richard Newman accepted at job at the World Health Organization in Guatemala in the late 70s, he never expected to get mixed up in the country...

  • Added: Jul 02, 2016
  • Length: 17:13
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For Women's History Month, we revisit a novel that's built around real life West Virginia murders of a widow and her three children during the Grea...

Bought by WNJR


  • Added: Mar 11, 2016
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: On The Bus
For all the ways we devise to pull communities apart, people find ways to rebuild.

Bought by KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio


  • Added: Feb 25, 2016
  • Length: 04:59
  • Purchases: 1
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Reporter Andrew Poirier takes a ride on the A train from beginning to end and discovers that there is more to this train than meets the eye.

  • Added: Dec 09, 2015
  • Length: 04:22
Caption: Bill Branson (L) and Barry Romo (R)
Veteran Barry Romo and his nephew Bobby Romo were born a month apart and grew up together. They both went to Vietnam, only one came home.

Bought by KIDE Hoopa Tribal Radio 91.3fm, WEZU, Blue Mountain Radio , and WTJU


  • Added: Nov 06, 2015
  • Length: 02:16
  • Purchases: 4
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Gwen Moten remembers her childhood best friend, Denise McNair, who was killed in the 1963 bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, ...

Bought by WTJU


  • Added: Jun 26, 2015
  • Length: 01:41
  • Purchases: 1
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A micronation that aimed to restore the Roman Empire to its former glory, turns against its founding father.

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: May 27, 2015
  • Length: 09:10
  • Purchases: 1
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As spring showers are truly bringing May flowers to St. Cloud, Arts and Cultural Heritage Producer Jeff Carmack brings us an Untold Stories of Cent...

Bought by KSRQ


  • Added: May 08, 2015
  • Length: 26:06
  • Purchases: 1
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Another authentic author's voice -- Jo Ivestor reads from her touching book, The Outskirts of Hope: A Memoir of the 1960's Deep South. Her true sto...

  • Added: May 03, 2015
  • Length: 01:40
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As I considered making a show to serve as a kind of year in review, I first thought to choose my favorite program from each month of the year, 12 s...

  • Added: Dec 30, 2014
  • Length: 57:06
Caption: Ruth Coker Burks and Paul Wineland.
Ruth Coker Burks tells her friend Paul Wineland about caring for AIDS patients during the...

Bought by WUTC, Blue Mountain Radio , and WTJU


  • Added: Dec 09, 2014
  • Length: 03:51
  • Purchases: 3
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100-second module, from our weekday readings for May. Runaway slaves often hid in self-made caves.

Bought by WEZU


  • Added: Apr 24, 2014
  • Length: 01:40
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Diana Moya Lujan's piece at the Museum of International Folk Art
An N’MPower participant, who wishes to remain anonymous, interviews Spanish Colonial artist Diana Moya Lujan, in a community engagement project bet...

  • Added: Apr 09, 2014
  • Length: 05:57
Caption: Sharon Wirtz, left, talks to Marquell Hicks, right, in front of a panel from the NM AIDS Memorial Quilt, Credit: Katy Gross
N’MPower participant, Marquell Hicks, interviews quilt artists Sharon Wirtz and Jane Gabaldon, in a community engagement project between the Museum...

  • Added: Apr 09, 2014
  • Length: 10:00
Caption: interviewing Irving Brecher
Interviews with New Yorkers remembering where they were on November 22nd, 1963

Bought by KFOK-LPFM and KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio


  • Added: Nov 12, 2013
  • Length: 03:44
  • Purchases: 2
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Iraq war Veteran Travis Williams, sole survivor of his 12-man squad, remembers the explosion that took his 11 teammates.

Bought by WEZU


  • Added: May 30, 2013
  • Length: 03:14
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Artwork by Richard Creps
Richard learns the value of a liberal education at the College of Wooster, where the study of science and religion are complementary. During Easter...

  • Added: Feb 10, 2013
  • Length: 25:00
Caption: "A quintessential wartime embrace.", Credit: Kenny Malone
In the safety deposit box that Udavilla Rutherford had with the Bank of America in Bradenton, Fla. she kept a strange array of items: a set of cow-...

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Dec 03, 2012
  • Length: 08:50
  • Purchases: 1