• 2010
  • 3:05
  • USA

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I Didn't Know That (A Short People's History of the United States)

By Stephanie Coleman

A young rendering of an old story. All contributors between the ages of five and eight. (more)

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  • 2007
  • 2:09
  • USA

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Big House / Disclosure

By Mendi and Keith Obadike

Big House/Disclosure is a multimedia project exploring the legacy of slavery, the genesis of house music, and Chicago’s role as the first U.S. city to adopt a Slavery-Era Disclosure Ordinance (which requires companies doing business with the city to reveal if they profited from slavery in the past). (more)

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  • 2013
  • 50:28
  • USA

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As Black As We Wish to Be

By Lu Olkowski

There's a tiny town in the Appalachian foothills of Ohio where, for a century, residents have shared the common bond of identifying as African-American despite the fact that most look white. (more)

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  • 2013
  • 3:00
  • USA

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Home Bitter/Sweet Home

By Carly Nix

Martha, a half-Chinese, half-Uruguayan Italian citizen, finds home where she least expects it. (more)

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  • 2005
  • 15:51
  • USA

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Mandela: An Audio History

By Joe Richman, Sue Jaye Johnson & Ben Shapiro

On the occasion of the tenth anniversary of South Africa's first democratic election, Radio Diaries produced this five-part series featuring newly discovered archival tape of Nelson Mandela, his supporters, and detractors. (more)

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  • 2010
  • 2:58
  • USA

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All You Need is a Wall (I Too, Sing America)

By Adam Kampe

A high school teacher imagines what might happen when poet Langston Hughes, in his poem “I, Too, Sing America," has a chance to leave the kitchen he's confined to and actually sit at the table when company comes. (more)

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  • 2014
  • 76:51
  • USA

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Audio Code Switching: Tackling Race on the Radio

By Shereen Marisol Meraji

We need to talk about race - with humanity and humor. (more)

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  • 2002
  • 59:07
  • USA

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Our Day Will Come

By Lex Gillespie

Our Day Will Come explores the impact of R&B on America's civil rights movement, as well as the influence of the movement on popular music. (more)

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  • 2010
  • 58:30
  • USA

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Re:sound #128: The Willie McGee Show

By Various

This hour: the story (and the story behind the story) of Willie McGee. (more)

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  • 2013
  • 59:30
  • USA

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Re:sound #173 The Colors Show

By Multiple producers

This hour: a purple hotel, a family who argues over their skin color, a singing rainbow and more. (more)

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  • 2008
  • 2:58
  • USA

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The Subtle Tongue of Racism Remains Unbitten in a "Post-Racial" America

By Will Wright

How do Anglos think black people talk -- and how does that feel? (more)

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  • 2006
  • 3:03
  • USA

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This Was a Crucial Place

By Peter Crimmins

A former inmate (John McCullough), a former guard (Donald Vaughn) and Steve Buscemi guide the listener through 1960's prison reform via the Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia, PA. (more)

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  • 2003
  • 85:45
  • USA

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Megaphone

By Damali Ayo, Ahri Birnbaum, Jonathan Mitchell, Dmae Roberts & Sandy Tolan

How do documentary producers and artists address the most common issues in the news and shed new light on them? (more)

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  • 2015
  • 2:59
  • US

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What Do Role Models Have To Tell Us Today About Living Well?

By Tony DiLeonardi

How a simple timeless truth can create intimacy, transform relationships and improve our lives forever. (more)

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  • 2012
  • 3:00
  • USA

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Coffee and Cream

By David Hovar

A Nigerian woman discusses how science and coffee have provided stability amidst all her struggles. (more)

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  • 2008
  • 13:44
  • USA

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Chosen People

By Eric Molinsky

At least forty thousand African Americans are practicing Jews. They call themselves Hebrew Israelites and their style of worship inspires a variety of reactions: enthusiasm, curiosity, and sometimes even outright hostility. (more)

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  • 2015
  • 58:00
  • USA

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Re:sound #202 The To Heal A Sick Nation Show

By Multiple

This hour a revealing snapshot of Martin Luther King, Jr. as he struggled to stay the course he'd set out for himself and the nation. (more)

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  • 2015
  • 2:58
  • US

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Where Do We Go...

By Catie Talarski

Audio impression of racial tensions. (more)

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  • 2012
  • 2:59
  • USA

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The Color of Somebody's Skin

By Andy Mills

My neighbor Eddy Jr. shares his love and lament for the neighborhood he's called home all his life. (more)

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  • 2005
  • 28:44
  • USA

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Dear Birth Mother

By Dan Collison & Elizabeth Meister

After waiting for Mr. Right (who has yet to arrive) and experiencing years of fertility treatments, Suzanne, a single woman in her 40s, decides to adopt an African-American baby. (more)

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