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Our celebration of Black History Month continues with Glenn North, the inaugural Poet Laureate of the 18th and Vine Historic Jazz District. This Ca...

  • Added: Feb 20, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
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Poetry and music honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

  • Added: Jan 19, 2019
  • Length: 01:02:32
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In the second half of our conversation with former California Poet Laureate Al Young, he shares more from his book SOMETHING ABOUT THE BLUES: AN UN...

Bought by WNJR and WMUU-LP


  • Added: Jan 09, 2018
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Former California Poet Laureate, Al Young has penned 25 books and was recently included in THE BEST AMERICAN POETRY 2016. Young discusses how his c...

Bought by WNJR and WMUU-LP


  • Added: Jan 04, 2018
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
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An hour-long program featuring performances of songs with lyrics by author Langston Hughes, including recordings by Nina Simone, June Christy, Jame...

Bought by KVNF, WCPN, WMOT, Northeast Indiana Public Radio, WVAS and more


  • Added: Jun 29, 2017
  • Length: 58:58
  • Purchases: 10
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In his memoir Soul Serenade, Rashod Ollison describes how music was a lifeline during a difficult upbringing.

Bought by WMUU-LP, KMRE-LP, and WNJR


  • Added: Feb 16, 2016
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 3
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In honor of Independence Day, a former radio DJ joins us to play a selection of patriotic songs sung by African Americans. (And more...)

Bought by WVAS, WNMU-FM, KHNS, KZYX, Maine Public Radio and more


  • Added: Jun 03, 2015
  • Length: 28:58
  • Purchases: 9
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This stirring hour show of American music and literature begins with patriotic musical performances by the likes of Marian Anderson, Paul Robeson, ...

Bought by WVAS, 'The Sea', KAWC / Border Radio - KOFA, KUHF, KIDE Hoopa Tribal Radio 91.3fm and more


  • Added: Jun 03, 2015
  • Length: 53:56
  • Purchases: 21
Caption: Nikki Giovanni
We'll hear poets- many from the Harlem Renaissance and Black Arts Movements- reading their work, along with poetry set to music, and hip-hop. We'll...

Bought by KZUM, KMRE-LP, WJAB, KPIP-LP, KCMJ Community Radio and more


  • Added: Feb 11, 2015
  • Length: 01:57:59
  • Purchases: 6
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Renowned writers, singers, and poets, including Maya Angelou and Nikki Giovanni, paid tribute to Nobel Laureate Toni Morrison with an extravaganza ...

Bought by WTJU, Red River Radio Network, WUFT, KCMJ Community Radio, WEMU and more


  • Added: Feb 21, 2014
  • Length: 53:52
  • Purchases: 10
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Chance encounters of love with singer Nora York, renown chef Vertamae Grosvenor and a reading of Raymond Carver's "What We Talk About When We Talk ...

Bought by WCPN, KERA, WCQS, and KUT


  • Added: Apr 03, 2007
  • Length: 58:34
  • Purchases: 4