WXPN

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WXPN-FM is the non-commercial public radio service of the University of Pennsylvania and the premier radio showcase for contemporary music that spans the progressive edges of rock, folk, rhythm and blues, and American roots. WXPN also produces programming for national syndication. Our signature program,World Café with David Dye is distributed by Public Radio International and broadcasts daily on more than 160 public radio stations nationwide. WXPN also produces the Peabody-Award winning Kids Corner, hosted by Kathy O'Connell. WXPN also produces the annual Singer Songwriter Weekend two-day music festival.

Series

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67 Pieces

A grab bag of musicians muse about the creative and mundane aspecs of their lives. WXPN's Tracey Tanenbaum hosts this ongoing five minute weekly series

  • From: WXPN
  • Updated: Apr 17, 2008
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2 Pieces

Guest DJs talk about the music that inspired them in their formative years and what they listen to now, in their off-hours.

  • From: WXPN
  • Updated: Feb 08, 2004
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4 Pieces

Four separate features profile African American artists who have ties to Philadelphia

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  • Updated: Feb 04, 2007
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6 Pieces

a series of profiles celebrating black musicians in and their contributions to popular music

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  • Updated: Feb 02, 2006
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64 Pieces

A weekly exploration of blues and related musical forms

  • From: WXPN
  • Updated: Sep 26, 2012
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144 Pieces

The Blues File is a weekly snapshot of a topic in this culturally significant genre.

  • From: WXPN
  • Updated: Mar 22, 2005
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7 Pieces

A half-hour weekly show featuring in-studio performances from emerging independent musicians

  • From: WXPN
  • Updated: Sep 24, 2008
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0 Pieces

A series of short-form pieces that WXPN used to galvanize listeners during our predrive & membership drive in fall 2008.

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  • Updated: Jan 05, 2009
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3 Pieces

An live hour of spoken word, poetry and song produced by the Writers House on the University of Pennsylvania

  • From: WXPN
  • Updated: Mar 31, 2005
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4 Pieces

A series of concerts from the Philadelphia PA area by blues artists from Mississippi

  • From: WXPN
  • Updated: Jul 25, 2013

Latest Pieces

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review of new Guy Davis album "Skunkmello"

Bought by KKRN, KKRN, WEFT, KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio, WQJC and more


  • Added: Apr 13, 2006
  • Length: 03:30
  • Purchases: 6
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review of "35 X35" 35th anniversary compilation from Alligator Records

Bought by KKRN, KKRN, WEFT, KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio, WQJC and more


  • Added: Apr 06, 2006
  • Length: 03:38
  • Purchases: 6
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Review of forthcoming debut album by singer Catherine Russell

Bought by KKRN, KKRN, WEFT, WQJC, and KUHB


  • Added: Mar 29, 2006
  • Length: 03:21
  • Purchases: 5
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Country music legend Dolly Parton reflects on her connection to her Tennessee roots and life-long ambition to make music

Bought by WSGE, KBUT, WKMS, KUT, KVNF and more


  • Added: Mar 22, 2006
  • Length: 03:53
  • Purchases: 6
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Folk singer Dar Williams reflects on the craft of songwriting

Bought by WSGE, KBUT, KUT, KVNF, KBUT and more


  • Added: Mar 17, 2006
  • Length: 02:59
  • Purchases: 6
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Candye Kane muses about her love of music and how she was able to support her art and young son by working in the sex industry

Bought by KBUT, KUT, KVNF, and KBUT


  • Added: Mar 16, 2006
  • Length: 03:00
  • Purchases: 4
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career retrospective of blues/jazz singer Helen Humes

Bought by KKRN, KKRN, WEFT, WQJC, and KUHB


  • Added: Mar 15, 2006
  • Length: 04:03
  • Purchases: 5
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life & career of Big Mama Thornton

Bought by KKRN, KKRN, KHNS, WEFT, WJAB and more


  • Added: Mar 09, 2006
  • Length: 03:59
  • Purchases: 7
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Folk singer and independent spirit Ani Difranco muses about her career and music

Bought by WHQR, KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio, WSGE, KBUT, KUT and more


  • Added: Mar 07, 2006
  • Length: 03:19
  • Purchases: 7
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review of Tail Dragger's recent album "My Head Is Bald"

Bought by KKRN, KKRN, WEFT, WQJC, and KUHB


  • Added: Feb 22, 2006
  • Length: 03:16
  • Purchases: 5