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This week on Afterglow, we remember the poet laureate of jazz Jon Hendricks, who passed away in November 2017. In the 1950s, Hendricks helped usher...

  • Added: Dec 26, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
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In the 1960s, Nikki Giovanni was a revolutionary poet of the Black Arts Movement that nourished civil rights. She had a famous dialogue with James ...

  • Added: Aug 17, 2017
  • Length: 58:00
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It's official! The Golden State Warriors are the 2017 NBA Champions! Life of the Law honors the team and each of the players with this special epis...

  • Added: Jun 16, 2017
  • Length: 19:38
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n this episode of For the Record, Tom and Julian look at one man's version of how Jazz began and go behind the scenes of the original cast recordin...

  • Added: Nov 10, 2016
  • Length: 59:59
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A trio of sisters fly from Brooklyn to Oakland in the late 1960's to get to know their estranged mother. She sends them to a rather unusual summer ...

  • Added: Apr 26, 2016
  • Length: 20:04
Caption: J. California Cooper, Credit: Ellen Banner / The New York Times
J. California Cooper loved playing with paper dolls--even as an adult.

  • Added: Feb 08, 2016
  • Length: 01:00
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A piece that explains how African-American students across the country are struggling to find stylists capable of doing their hair, and what length...

Bought by KRZA

  • Added: Nov 13, 2015
  • Length: 03:28
  • Purchases: 1
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The Poet Laureate of Belfast Maine is trying to make a difference in his community -- one poem at a time.

  • Added: Jun 29, 2015
  • Length: 06:01
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The Poet Laureate of Belfast Maine is trying to make a difference in his community—one poem at a time.

  • Added: May 27, 2015
  • Length: 06:01
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Clayton Sherrod looks back to 1964, when at 19 years old he became executive chef at an all--white country club in Birmingham, Alabama.

Bought by WMUU-LP, WEZU, and KMUD

  • Added: Jan 17, 2014
  • Length: 02:13
  • Purchases: 3
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Three more short "Moments" featuring 2013 NEA Jazz Master, Lou Donaldson. In this batch, we learn about two of Lou's hits, Whiskey Drinkin' Woman a...

Bought by GCR (Global Community Radio), Harford Community Radio, KVSC, and Delmarva Public Radio

  • Added: Jul 22, 2013
  • Length: 03:56
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Bobby Pickles (left); Leesa Dean (right), Credit: Adrien De Martini
Bobby speaks with, writer and animator, Leesa Dean about her three fully developed animated series – Chilltown, The Danger Squad and Lele’s Ratchet...

  • Added: Apr 07, 2013
  • Length: 55:22
Caption: George Washington Carver., Credit:  Image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons.
In honor of Black History Month, we reveal the lesser known accomplishments of George Washington Carver, and also pull from our oral history collec...

Bought by WJFF and WETD

  • Added: Jan 16, 2012
  • Length: 11:57
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Jim Bartow's "An American Poets Song Book" 1975, Credit: Blues Blood
Jim Bartow a man with a stunning voice, a powerful inflection, a precise execution and almost totally unknown.

  • Added: Dec 05, 2011
  • Length: 08:49
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The Vinyl Countdown is a journey through a vinyl collection that spans 4,000 albums and would stand over 40 feet tall. It is our goal to listen to...

  • Added: Oct 03, 2011
  • Length: 06:02
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Community member Sally Shepard fights the odds and her health to launch a successful parade in Frogtown, St. Paul.

  • Added: Nov 07, 2010
  • Length: 05:11
Caption: Piano Red
Piano Red's music makes you tap your feet and smile.

  • Added: Aug 13, 2010
  • Length: 04:01
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The crème de la crème of shake-your-moneymaker Louisiana funk!

Bought by KALH, KPVL, KMUW, KREV-LP, KEOS and more

  • Added: Jul 28, 2010
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 8
Caption: Guy with his vuvuzela at Mzolis, Credit: Photo by Czerina Patel - Copyright Czerina Patel 2010
This weekend, Nelson Mandela celebrates his 92nd birthday. South Africa will celebrate his legacy which includes his role in helping to bring the r...

  • Added: Jul 13, 2010
  • Length: 04:04
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Raymond is a Senior at DeVry in Chicago. A member of the team "Hellow World," Raymond competed in the 2010 Louder Than a Bomb Teen Poetry Slam as a...

Bought by Remix Radio

  • Added: Apr 01, 2010
  • Length: 02:45
  • Purchases: 1
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Ayana Contreras explores the motivation behind "playing the numbers", or the lottery.

  • Added: Mar 10, 2010
  • Length: 09:46
Caption: Gayford Caston, Shoe Repairman, Credit: Jill Strauss
In collaboration with the Mapping Main Street Project (visit Independent Radio Producer Jill Strauss captures the voice o...

Bought by WCSU-FM

  • Added: Mar 10, 2010
  • Length: 06:35
  • Purchases: 1
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Imakhu's hilarious version of an ancient Egyptian story about the hapless god named "Amsu."

Bought by KUT

  • Added: Jan 21, 2010
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Young Urban Professionalism needs to be in vogue again

  • Added: Nov 05, 2008
  • Length: 02:56
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Utah factory worker Laura Hall believes in hip-hop music as a source of inspiration and education.

Bought by WEZU, WEZU, and

  • Added: May 27, 2008
  • Length: 03:43
  • Purchases: 3