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Caption: Ahmad Naffory is pictured on a Beirut rooftop. He founded the band Assa'aleek,  but after being denied re-entry to Lebanon,  was granted asylum in the Netherlands. The band endures without him, and he has continued making music in his new home., Credit: Photo courtesy of Mohamad Khayata
Ahmad Naffory fell in love with the guitar in a Syrian grocery store, but he didn't know that his music would cause him to flee his home for anothe...

  • Added: Jul 28, 2017
  • Length: 27:05
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Singer/songwriter Ani DiFranco returns with songs that are Political with a capital P and where "the feminist diatribes are turned up high"

Bought by KALW, KFCF FM, 90.1 WFYI Public Radio, WNMU-FM, WFiT Melbourne 89.5 FM and more


  • Added: May 23, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 9
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During the night of November 13th, 2015, a series of terrorist attacks claimed by ISIL killed 130 people and injured 368 in Paris, France. Kansas C...

  • Added: Apr 01, 2016
  • Length: 10:05
Caption: Beyonce
Teen radio journalist, Lilli Carlsen, traces how her journey to become a feminist directly corresponds to musical artist Beyonce’s lyrics. For many...

Bought by WAMC


  • Added: Jan 27, 2015
  • Length: 06:41
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Mike Notter of the Seattle bands Motopony and Hannalee cleans windows for a living, Credit: Joshua McNichols / Day Job
Mike Notter (currently with the bands Motopony and Hannalee) used to be in a band with a bunch of other window washers (Shim). Back then, cleaning ...

Bought by KUOW


  • Added: Dec 05, 2014
  • Length: 16:10
  • Purchases: 1
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A Passion for Bharata Natyam: Classical Indian dance comes to central Texas

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Jul 30, 2013
  • Length: 05:24
  • Purchases: 1
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“I think of a lot of things when I’m playing the piano and one of the last things I think about is the piano…you try to somehow think and feel li...

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


  • Added: Jun 10, 2013
  • Length: 11:02
  • Purchases: 3
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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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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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
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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
Caption: Lady E. aka
Lady E tells me that some nights when she’s finished singing and returns to her apartment and is having trouble with the zipper on her dress, she’l...

  • Added: Oct 15, 2011
  • Length: 56:36
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A look into the year that Elvis became a national star.

Bought by Prairie Public, Prairie Public, Prairie Public, KMXT, Prairie Public and more


  • Added: Aug 23, 2011
  • Length: 01:00:00
  • Purchases: 9
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A look back at the last Bob Marley & The Wailers concert (Pittsburgh - Sep 23, 1980) with previously unavailable live recordings and exclusive inte...

Bought by KMUN, Red River Radio Network, WCPN, KCMJ Community Radio, WLPR and more


  • Added: Jan 14, 2011
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 27
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Brief survey of pianist Dave Brubeck's long career.

Bought by KZMU Moab Community Radio, WHRV, WDCB, WLPR, WMMT and more


  • Added: Nov 16, 2010
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 26
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The history and musical trajectory of the veteran Minnesota rock band The Jayhawks.

Bought by WCWP, KIDE Hoopa Tribal Radio 91.3fm, KVSC, Prairie Public, WTIP and more


  • Added: Jun 29, 2009
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 12
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George Benson gets his first big break when Jack McDuff invites him to audition.

Bought by WUSF, Harford Community Radio, KVSC, KBEM, Delmarva Public Radio and more


  • Added: Apr 21, 2009
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 7
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NEA Jazz Master Toots Thielemans on embracing New York City's 52nd Street

Bought by WUSF, Harford Community Radio, KVSC, KBEM, Delmarva Public Radio and more


  • Added: Oct 16, 2008
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 7
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One-hour radio documentary explores Benny Goodman's life and music, and the impact it had on both jazz and popular culture.

Bought by WDCB, Prairie Public, KIOS-FM Omaha Public Radio, WLPR, WNMU-FM and more


  • Added: Jul 11, 2007
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 17
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The reminiscences of an autograph hunter and page turner.

Bought by Yellowstone Public Radio and WHQR


  • Added: May 03, 2005
  • Length: 29:30
  • Purchases: 2