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Caption: Singer-songwriter Ramsay Midwood, Credit: Abby Wendle
This week, our heart is in a hole.

Bought by KGOU, KBGA 89.9 FM, and KOSU


  • Added: May 08, 2013
  • Length: 58:58
  • Purchases: 3
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George Jones, Bobby Braddock, and Hazel Smith tell the story behind one of the saddest songs ever written, selected for the National Recording Regi...

Bought by New Hampshire Public Radio, KGLT, and KUT


  • Added: Apr 26, 2013
  • Length: 05:08
  • Purchases: 3
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In The Rock House follows the band Zombie Crash, and explores the learning disable music scene in the UK.

  • Added: Apr 24, 2013
  • Length: 14:29
Caption: Richie Havens
Folk singing legend Richie Havens died Monday, April 22nd, 2013 at the age of 72 of a sudden heart attack. In this excerpt from the documentary Ba...

  • Added: Apr 22, 2013
  • Length: 05:20
Caption: Bill Kirchen
Bill Kirchen has been called the Titan of the Telecaster, the King of Dieselbilly. He got his start back in the late sixties with Commander Cody an...

  • Added: Apr 17, 2013
  • Length: 27:32
Caption: Bill Kirchen
He’s been called the Titan of the Telecaster, the King of Diesel Billy. Bill Kirchen is all that and a lot more. He’s a master in a league of his o...

  • Added: Apr 09, 2013
  • Length: 27:45
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In this montage of story and song, we hear Blues musicians speaking about their lives, the meaning of the Blues, growing up in hard times, and maki...

  • Added: Mar 15, 2013
  • Length: 59:00
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Here, the direct physiological and psychological affects of sound on the human brain are examined.

  • Added: Mar 15, 2013
  • Length: 06:20
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This installment examines how humans perceive sound, and how we listen, with a number of experiments as aids.

  • Added: Mar 15, 2013
  • Length: 10:25
Caption: Dr. Lonnie Smith
"They name it -- they just come up with all kinds of names..."'Funk'... 'jazz' or... 'acid jazz.' Or they named it 'boogaloo.' We don't know anyth...

Bought by WMOT, Delmarva Public Radio, KREV-LP, and WCSU-FM


  • Added: Mar 04, 2013
  • Length: 10:19
  • Purchases: 4
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How do musicians come up with the scores for Hollywood blockbuster films? Mark Graham, seasoned music preparation supervisor, reveals the hectic be...

  • Added: Mar 01, 2013
  • Length: 07:02

  • Added: Feb 22, 2013
  • Length: 02:15
Caption: Phil w/ 2013 Zeitfunk, Credit: Karen Van Norman
Bluegrass music is a combination of the Scots-Irish heritage of many of the first generation of bluegrass player, with the blues woven through the ...

  • Added: Feb 04, 2013
  • Length: 06:33
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Towards the beginning, the show plays some philosophical songs. Then, the Gem fo Bluegrass presents the evolution of the song “Take the Hammer.” It...

Bought by WRGY, WOUB, KKRN, Sun Radio - KDRP Radio, KPVL and more


  • Added: Jan 15, 2013
  • Length: 58:01
  • Purchases: 10
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Youth producers at Gorzycki Middle School discover the steel drums.

  • Added: Dec 18, 2012
  • Length: 02:55
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Highlights from Elvis' one and only appearance in New York City.

Bought by KMXT, KPVL, KFOK-LPFM, KUFM - Montana Public Radio, WMMT and more


  • Added: Dec 05, 2012
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 7
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A look into the Electronic Dance Music (EDM) culture through an EDM producer.

  • Added: Dec 05, 2012
  • Length: 05:21
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'Ghost In The Machine' examines computers in Music. David Cope is one of the main interview subjects; he's designed a remarkable computer program t...

  • Added: Nov 06, 2012
  • Length: 53:46
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As the Rolling Stones keep touring, and, in 2016, released a new blues cover album, we join the celebration with a public radio special from award-...

Bought by KVMR, KRCB-FM "Radio 91", Prairie Public, KGLT, WMNF and more


  • Added: Nov 03, 2012
  • Length: 01:57:56
  • Purchases: 19
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Bluegrass is coal country. When you combine the economics and danger of the industry, plus the enormity of the mines and implements used to work th...

Bought by KSJD, WRGY, Sun Radio - KDRP Radio, WOUB, KUCB and more


  • Added: Oct 25, 2012
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 13
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The fourth and final installment of the Jazz Crossroads of America series. In the 1960s universities began to establish jazz education programs, an...

Bought by Northeast Indiana Public Radio, KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio, and WPTC


  • Added: Oct 02, 2012
  • Length: 59:02
  • Purchases: 3
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Part 3 in the Jazz Crossroads of America series. The National Road is also a metaphor for the exodus of talented jazz musicians from Indiana in the...

  • Added: Sep 25, 2012
  • Length: 59:02
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Malcolm, a 16 year old in Myanmar, bravely defies traditional culture. Against everything he has been taught, Malcolm breaks away from his parents’...

Bought by WAMC


  • Added: Sep 23, 2012
  • Length: 05:03
  • Purchases: 1
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As the Rolling Stones prepare to mark their 50th anniversary this fall, we join the celebration by presenting a preview of a two-hour public radio ...

Bought by Louisville Public Media and KGLT


  • Added: Sep 21, 2012
  • Length: 21:30
  • Purchases: 2
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Episode 2 of “Jazz Crossroads of America,” a special four-part series on the history of Indiana jazz. Wes Montgomery, Freddie Hubbard, J.J. Johnso...

  • Added: Sep 17, 2012
  • Length: 59:02