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Caption: Peat Bog Soldiers / Moorsoldaten
During the Third Reich two German songs were written and became world famous: The Peat Bog Soldiers (Moorsoldaten) and Lili Marleen. This show tell...

  • Added: Jul 18, 2019
  • Length: 58:30
Caption: John Gorka with Charlie and Up Close And Acoustic, Credit: Up Close And Acoustic
One of THE Godfathers of the New Folk Movement, John Gorka, joins me to talk about his career, how he prepares for live performance, getting a mess...

  • Added: Jul 07, 2019
  • Length: 58:36
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A musical journey showcasing bandleader Glenn Miller's transformation from the nation's most popular recording artist into the greatest morale boos...

Bought by WXAV 88.3FM


  • Added: Jan 19, 2018
  • Length: 11:12
  • Purchases: 1
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Vietnam was the first war fought to a soundtrack, with over 4000 war-related songs written and recorded between 1965-73. The lyrics were patriotic,...

Bought by KHNS and WXXI


  • Added: Aug 29, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 2
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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Sounds of bluegrass, jazz and that slippery, sometimes rock-infused sonic space between that are absolutely perfect for listening to in the first 1...

  • Added: Jul 05, 2017
  • Length: 01:56:35
Caption: Dave Brown with his bodhran., Credit: Jonathan Earle
A Vietnam War veteran plays the Irish drum to ease his PTSD.

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: May 26, 2015
  • Length: 04:42
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Folk legend Ramblin' Jack Elliott on the WoodSongs Stage.
On this week's WoodSongs broadcast, folksinger Michael Johnathon welcomes "King of the Folksingers" Ramblin' Jack Elliott plus Nell Robinson & The ...

Bought by Yellowstone Public Radio, KGLT, RadioFreePalmer, KMXT, WOUB and more


  • Added: Feb 05, 2015
  • Length: 59:02
  • Purchases: 7
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Gil Rose, conductor of the Boston Modern Orchestra Project, tells the history of George Antheil's wild musical experiment from 1924, the Ballet Méc...

Bought by KPIP-LP, WABE, WCAI / WNAN, KUOW, and PRX Remix


  • Added: Sep 23, 2014
  • Length: 05:43
  • Purchases: 5
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"An eye for an eye will only make the whole world blind"--that's Gandhi's wise signal for a peaceable world, and points us in the direction of this...

Bought by WFIU, GCR (Global Community Radio), WLPR, WFIU, KFOK-LPFM and more


  • Added: Jan 17, 2014
  • Length: 01:00:00
  • Purchases: 6
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A dramatic fast-moving presentation of the music, history, and voices, of World Wars I & II, Korea, Vietnam, The Gulf War, Bosnia, Iraq, and Afghan...

Bought by KUFM - Montana Public Radio, KRCU, KRPS, KCNP, WVAS and more


  • Added: Aug 22, 2013
  • Length: 59:16
  • Purchases: 35
Caption: World War II graves at Arlington National Cemetary, Credit: L. Sponsler
An objective, entertaining, and respectful music/sound chronicle of America’s war history starting with the Civil War, which spurred the eventual c...

Bought by KAAD-LP, KUFM - Montana Public Radio, KSRQ, WRFA-LP, KAWC / Border Radio - KOFA and more


  • Added: Mar 19, 2013
  • Length: 01:55:18
  • Purchases: 53
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In Portland, a small community exists around the public performance of Middle Eastern music and dance. Portland is also home to an Iraqi community ...

Bought by WMPG, KUOW, and PRX Remix


  • Added: Jan 11, 2011
  • Length: 08:26
  • Purchases: 3
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This week on The Score, with Edmund Stone, we salute those who serve in Lest We Forget.

Bought by WUFT, GCR (Global Community Radio), and KPVL


  • Added: Nov 02, 2010
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 3
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The Borromeo String Quartet tackles renowned composer Steve Reich's notoriously difficult "Different Trains for String Quartet and Tape" with stirr...

Bought by WBHM, WDAV Classical Public Radio, and New Hampshire Public Radio


  • Added: Jul 21, 2008
  • Length: 14:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Who is the bugler at Arlington National Cemetery?

Bought by KFAI, WAMC, WGUC/ WVXU, and KUT


  • Added: Oct 12, 2007
  • Length: 11:14
  • Purchases: 4
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The Army is using craigslist to recruit musicians.

Bought by New Hampshire Public Radio, WVTF, NPR Station Showcase with PRX, WMUK, KRCC-FM and more


  • Added: Aug 28, 2006
  • Length: 04:50
  • Purchases: 6
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A sound-rich portrait of a young Yup'ik Eskimo man who uses rap music to work through his suicidal thoughts

Bought by KFAI, KSUT, and KCUR


  • Added: May 17, 2006
  • Length: 10:26
  • Purchases: 3
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British pianist Leslie Howard tells the story behind this familiar Scottish classic.

  • Added: Dec 14, 2005
  • Length: 04:37
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Musical memories of World War II.

Bought by KFAI


  • Added: Aug 01, 2005
  • Length: 11:44
  • Purchases: 1
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866 brass players in a line 41 miles long play Taps, then play as a group

Bought by Public Interactive


  • Added: May 27, 2005
  • Length: 10:24
  • Purchases: 1
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From Scottish bagpipes to Metallica, this radio essay takes listeners on a short tour through the history of music as a weapon.

Bought by New Hampshire Public Radio, PRX Remix, KRUA, WBHM, WFUV and more


  • Added: Mar 17, 2005
  • Length: 05:25
  • Purchases: 9