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Capital Public Radio

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Capital Public Radio's mission is to provide a trusted source of information, music and entertainment for curious and thoughtful people in efficient, sustainable ways that meet their needs while strengthening the civic and cultural life of the communities we serve.

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The son of a clergyman, he became an atheist in college, then settled for a life as a “cheerful agnostic.” And yet, he probably wrote more Christma...

  • Added: Dec 28, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
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December is filled to bursting with carols and other vocal works—and as a result a great deal of instrumental and orchestral music is often overloo...

  • Added: Dec 27, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
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Sacramento is considered one of the most integrated and diverse cities in America. But neighborhoods in California's capital are changing, in part,...

Bought by KZYX, KUAF Public Radio, KVCR, and KCPW


  • Added: Oct 14, 2017
  • Length: 53:56
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Laura Aguilar at grad school, Credit: Andrew Nixon/Capital Public Radio
More than 3 million unauthorized immigrants live in California. This one-hour documentary tells stories of three immigrants from Mexico: a working ...

Bought by KQED, Northeast Indiana Public Radio, KPBS, KVSC, KCBX and more


  • Added: Oct 27, 2016
  • Length: 53:58
  • Purchases: 13
Caption: Erica Johnson takes a moment after feeding her four kids before she eats dinner alone., Credit: Capital Public Radio/Andrew Nixon
Despite the Sacramento region's agricultural abundance, many in our community don't always know where their next meal will come from. Hidden Hunger...

Bought by Northeast Indiana Public Radio, KALW, and KRCB-FM "Radio 91"


  • Added: Dec 29, 2014
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Celebrate the season with this hour-long special featuring Christmas choral music from America’s oldest continuously performing ensemble, Boston’s ...

Bought by WSKG, KRPS, WRTI, Tri States Public Radio, 'The Sea' and more


  • Added: Nov 19, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 40
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World War I was a real blow to the European musical community. They were utterly unprepared for the war’s cruelty, and composers found it difficult...

Bought by WVTF, KHNS, and Delmarva Public Radio


  • Added: Jul 30, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Rick Rayburn cares for his wife Marianne who has dementia., Credit: Andrew Nixon | Capital Public Radio
If you're not a caregiver now there's a good chance you'll become one, joining an estimated 66 million adults who make up the "backbone" of America...

Bought by KUER, KALW, KOSU, KQED, KZYX and more


  • Added: May 12, 2014
  • Length: 54:03
  • Purchases: 20
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One is earthy and comical--an 18th century musical tale of thieves, tramps and trollops. The other is the most beloved holiday concert piece in the...

  • Added: Nov 13, 2013
  • Length: 59:00
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We know it as “Good King Wenceslas,” but the carol, written in the mid-1800s, has a tune borrowed from a medieval salute to spring flowers! Join ho...

Bought by KRPS, KRPS, and WUAL


  • Added: Nov 13, 2013
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 3
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They stand in humble contrast with those other famous visitors to the stable in Bethlehem--the mysterious and awesome Three Kings—but it is the she...

Bought by WUAL


  • Added: Nov 11, 2013
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Many composers—Jewish or not—have used Hebraic themes and styles in their music, and whether religious or secular in spirit, their efforts display ...

  • Added: Oct 31, 2013
  • Length: 59:00
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This one-hour documentary takes an intimate look at the high school dropout crisis through the lives of three young people from California's Centra...

Bought by KALW, WITF, KZYX, WSKG, KALW and more


  • Added: Oct 25, 2013
  • Length: 54:04
  • Purchases: 7
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It is the birthplace of Thanksgiving, the Boston Tea Party, and the Revolutionary War. The home of maple syrup and blazing autumn color. And the c...

  • Added: Oct 22, 2013
  • Length: 59:00
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It is no coincidence that three of Aaron Copland's most powerful works -- Appalachian Spring, Fanfare for the Common Man, and A Lincoln Portrait --...

Bought by WAMC


  • Added: Jul 03, 2013
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Freddie Topete at Adult Transition Program, Credit: Andrew Nixon/Capital Public Radio
2013 Sigma Delta Chi Award winning one-hour documentary explores what's happening twenty years after a sharp rise in autism rates. Thousands of chi...

Bought by KALW, 90.5 WESA, HowSound, KZYX, KQED and more


  • Added: Mar 08, 2013
  • Length: 54:02
  • Purchases: 27
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“There are only two kinds of people in the world,” goes the saying, “The Irish, and those who wish they were.” That may be the reason so much class...

Bought by Interlochen Public Radio, KVSC, WNMU-FM, and KHEN-LP


  • Added: Feb 27, 2013
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: John Pizzarelli, Credit: www.johnpizzarelli.com
Join Gary Vercelli for music and conversation with jazz musician and author John Pizzarelli.

  • Added: Feb 06, 2013
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Connections host Stephen Peithman
While thoughts of Christmas music usually turn to carols and choirs, many original instrumental works have been written for the season—including on...

Bought by WUAL, WKSU, and KRPS


  • Added: Nov 14, 2012
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 3
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George Bizet used an old Provencal carol to open his L’Arlesienne Suite. A British hymn writer borrowed the tune from a now-forgotten work by Felix...

Bought by KRPS, KRPS, WVRU, WUAL, WFIU and more


  • Added: Oct 29, 2012
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 8