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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Veteran songwriter Graham Parker joins Tracey Tanenbaum on this edition of "A Musician's Life". Early in his career, critics in his native Britain...

Bought by KUFM - Montana Public Radio


  • Added: Jun 30, 2010
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 1
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As one of the leaders of the seminal LA band X, Exene Cervenka is punk rock royalty. On this edition of "A Musician's Life" Exene takes us through ...

Bought by KUFM - Montana Public Radio


  • Added: May 28, 2010
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 1
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The Holmes Brothers have been entertaining audiences with their uplifting blend of gospel, blues and R&B for three decades. Their latest album "Fe...

Bought by KUFM - Montana Public Radio


  • Added: May 27, 2010
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 1
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On this edition of "A Musician's Life" Tracey Tanenbaum speaks with Shelby Lynne. In 2001 she won a Grammy for best new artist. At the time, Lynne...

Bought by KUFM - Montana Public Radio and KUFM - Montana Public Radio


  • Added: May 19, 2010
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 2
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The son of a minister, Gordon Gano hardly seemed like an obvious candidate to front the 1980's post-punk band, The Violent Femmes. But his smart ly...

Bought by New Hampshire Public Radio


  • Added: May 18, 2010
  • Length: 05:01
  • Purchases: 1
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On this edition of "A Musician's Life" Tracey Tanenbaum speaks with Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova of The Swell Season. Most people will remembe...

Bought by KUFM - Montana Public Radio and KUFM - Montana Public Radio


  • Added: May 17, 2010
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 2
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When Phish formed in the early '80's they played to audiences in their college town of Burlington, Vermont. By the mid 1990's, they were performin...

Bought by KUFM - Montana Public Radio and Vermont Public Radio


  • Added: May 14, 2010
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 2
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In 2006 Paste magazine named Josh Ritter one of the top 100 living songwriters. But shortly after completing his 2008 album, "Historical Conquests...

Bought by KUFM - Montana Public Radio


  • Added: May 13, 2010
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Review of Mose Allison's album "The Way Of The World"

Bought by KKRN, WDNA, KKRN, KFOK-LPFM, KKRN and more


  • Added: Apr 09, 2010
  • Length: 04:46
  • Purchases: 8
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Review of Zora Young's album "The French Connection"

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  • Added: Oct 29, 2009
  • Length: 03:38
  • Purchases: 7