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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19 Pieces

Musicians on the Record features first-person accounts from artists who muse about meaningful albums in their lives

  • From: WXPN
  • Updated: Sep 28, 2005
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12 Pieces

Women Making Music is a series of 2-3 minute modules in which contemporary singer-songwriters offer first person accounts of their craft.

  • From: WXPN
  • Updated: Mar 03, 2005
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2 Pieces

Fall 2008 testimonials

  • From: WXPN
  • Updated: Feb 24, 2009

Latest Pieces

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In this "Women Making Music" vignette folk icon Joan Baez ponders her evolution in both her personal and artistic life since her beginnings as a pe...

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  • Added: Mar 23, 2005
  • Length: 03:12
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Singer songwriter Erin McKeown muses about her artistic process and fascination with Judy Garland in WXPN's continuing series of short modules call...

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  • Added: Mar 16, 2005
  • Length: 03:00
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Jolie Holland is a Texas-born singer-songwriter with an impressive musical vocabulary and a wandering spirit. The newcomer muses about her life in...

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  • Added: Mar 16, 2005
  • Length: 02:45
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Genre defying performer k.d. lang remarks on her life in music as WXPN continues it's "Women Making Music" vignettes.

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  • Added: Mar 16, 2005
  • Length: 03:03
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In celebration of Women's History Month our Women Making Music series continues with words and music from Alt. Country singer-songwriter Lucinda Wi...

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  • Added: Mar 09, 2005
  • Length: 02:53
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Veteran singer songwriter shares insights about her music as part of WXPN's Women's history month series Women Making Music.

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  • Added: Mar 04, 2005
  • Length: 02:43
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Michael Franti spins music by some of his most enduring influences.

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  • Added: Feb 13, 2004
  • Length: 08:53
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Blues man Keb Mo talks about his music and his inspirations.

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  • Added: Feb 08, 2004
  • Length: 13:12
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Living in a democratic society doesn't just mean speaking your mind. It means singing your heart out.

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  • Added: Sep 18, 2003
  • Length: 02:00:00
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A program for the entire family, designed to help understand the root of our democracy - the United States Constitution

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  • Added: Sep 18, 2003
  • Length: 59:00
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