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Caption: The Beatles - Abbey Road, Credit: Robert Landau
The very first rock billboard arrived on the strip fifty years ago, just in time for the Summer of Love. It was the brainchild of Elektra Records...

Bought by KALW, KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio, PRX Remix, and WOUB


  • Added: Jul 10, 2017
  • Length: 05:12
  • Purchases: 4
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Orchestras around the country are struggling to keep their doors open, but new mobile phone apps may help save orchestras. Apps like periscope all...

  • Added: Dec 10, 2015
  • Length: 03:52
Caption: Bill Pohlad, San Francisco, CA 5/1/15, Credit: Andrea Chase
Bill Pohlad talks audience interpretations, casting two actors in one role, and how truth is stranger than fiction.

  • Added: Jun 04, 2015
  • Length: 13:05
Caption: Musicians lead the congregation in Praise Singing at ICCNC, Credit: Hana Baba
Mosques here are generally identified by sect, you have, say, the Sunni Mosque, the Shia Mosque, the Sufi Mosque. But the Islamic Cultural Center o...

  • Added: Feb 05, 2015
  • Length: 07:52
Caption: Dance company, Mind Over Matter , Credit: Allan Frias
About 25 members of the dance company Mind Over Matter, mostly women, are finishing their warm up. Dressed in comfy street clothes, they stretch wh...

  • Added: Jan 07, 2015
  • Length: 03:29
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A preview of Choreographers' Evening 2014 at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis with Kenna-Camara Cottman and the dancers of In New Company.

Bought by KSRQ


  • Added: Nov 21, 2014
  • Length: 03:15
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Damien Chazelle, San Francisco, CA 10/8/13, Credit: Andrea Chase
Damien Chazelle talks primal myths, subjective reality, and making Miles Teller bleed.

Bought by WABE


  • Added: Oct 16, 2014
  • Length: 16:41
  • Purchases: 1
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TraVaughn Hicks has been making music since he was a young boy and his rapper uncle would record him singing on his songs.

  • Added: Oct 16, 2014
  • Length: 04:36
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Twelve dancers -- men and women all dressed in black rehearsal clothes -- move with fierce and graceful undulations through the space. They dance t...

Bought by WABE


  • Added: Oct 09, 2013
  • Length: 09:04
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: The home of bluesman Memphis Slim, a historic site next to the Stax Museum. A partnership with the Memphis Symphony Orchestra plans to turn this house into a place where musicians can practice and record.
It has been more than 50 years since a small recording company moved into the old Capitol Movie theater on East McLemore Avenue, and took the name ...

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Apr 20, 2013
  • Length: 04:37
  • Purchases: 1
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One of America’s greatest composers was Aaron Copland, who wrote among other things, an opera called The Tender Land, which premiered at the New Yo...

Bought by New Hampshire Public Radio, PRX Remix, and New Hampshire Public Radio


  • Added: Feb 11, 2013
  • Length: 06:31
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Gabby Pahinui (center), playing music in his backyard with Leland “Atta” Isaacs (left), and his sons – Phillip, Cyril and Martin Pahinui (from left to right).  , Credit: Photo courtesy of the Pahinui Ohana.
The groundbreaking soundtrack of "The Descendants," marks the first time a Hollywood movie has ever been scored entirely with Hawaiian music. It fe...

  • Added: Feb 17, 2012
  • Length: 07:17
Caption: Mike Doughty, Credit: Deborah Lopez
Producer Rebecca Lavoie talks with singer-songwriter Mike Doughty about his unusually interactive presence on social media sites, the new narrative...

  • Added: Feb 10, 2011
  • Length: 08:06
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The history of the football Fight Song

Bought by Georgia Public Broadcasting and WRST-FM Oshkosh


  • Added: Oct 08, 2010
  • Length: 12:01
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Buffy Sainte-Marie, Credit: Paquin Entertainment
Reporter Ben Kreimer speaks with Native media and music icon Buffy Sainte-Marie.

Bought by KKWE Niijii Radio, KOJB 90.1 FM The eagle, KSQM 91.5 FM, and WGDR


  • Added: Jun 17, 2010
  • Length: 17:33
  • Purchases: 4
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There are some guitarists for whom one insturment isan't enough. Brian Gore is one of them. For the past decade, he’s been realizing his ambition...

Bought by New Hampshire Public Radio


  • Added: Apr 22, 2010
  • Length: 03:30
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Chris Bocast
Ambient guitar meets electronica percussion via the internet in a CD of cinematic sweep

  • Added: Sep 04, 2009
  • Length: 03:30
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Wendy Melvoin and Lisa Coleman came to renown in Prince's 1980s band, The Revolution, helping him compose the music of albums like Purple Rain. But...

Bought by WAMC


  • Added: May 05, 2009
  • Length: 03:30
  • Purchases: 1
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The Reincarnation of an Austin Rocker

  • Added: Mar 13, 2008
  • Length: 04:49
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Okkervil River is not a household name...yet.

Bought by New Hampshire Public Radio


  • Added: Mar 11, 2008
  • Length: 09:53
  • Purchases: 1
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One of the most stunning comebacks in the history of rock and roll...

Bought by PRX Remix and WMPG


  • Added: Mar 10, 2008
  • Length: 05:44
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Lyle Ritz "Father of Jazz Ukulele", Credit: Courtesy: Lyle Ritz
Ever since Lyle Ritz recorded the world's first jazz ukulele album in 1957, he earned the title, "Father of Jazz Ukulele." He was also a bass play...

Bought by PRX Remix, Oregon Public Broadcasting, and WYSO


  • Added: Aug 07, 2007
  • Length: 09:02
  • Purchases: 3
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North Carolina based hip-hop artist and his student-run label

  • Added: May 21, 2007
  • Length: 04:41
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News and features on the Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan

Bought by KWCW, Raven Radio, KGOU, and KXOT Public Radio


  • Added: Oct 06, 2006
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 4
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Think you know what 'Austin music' sounds like? Now hear this!

Bought by KXOT Public Radio


  • Added: Aug 18, 2006
  • Length: 58:58
  • Purchases: 1