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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2 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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Jeff Daniels is best known as a versatile actor but he says playing music gives him greater creative freedom.

Bought by KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio and KXOT Public Radio


  • Added: Jul 18, 2008
  • Length: 05:01
  • Purchases: 2
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Michael Penn is married to Aimee Mann-a member of indie-music royalty. He's also older brother to oscar-winning actor Sean Penn. Still Michael ha...

Bought by KUFM - Montana Public Radio, KXOT Public Radio, and KMXT


  • Added: Jul 18, 2008
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Most people confuse Sam Phillips with the man who discovered Elvis Presley and Jonny Cash. But the Sam Phillps on this edition of the feature was ...

Bought by KUFM - Montana Public Radio, KMXT, KXOT Public Radio, and New Hampshire Public Radio


  • Added: Jul 16, 2008
  • Length: 05:01
  • Purchases: 4
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Review of Buddy Guy album "Skin Deep"

Bought by GCR (Global Community Radio), GCR (Global Community Radio), KKRN, KKRN, KHNS and more


  • Added: Jul 11, 2008
  • Length: 03:38
  • Purchases: 7
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Music icon Ani Difranco says she unconsciously wrote the same song over and over until she realized she was carrying old family wounds.

Bought by WGDR, KUFM - Montana Public Radio, and KXOT Public Radio


  • Added: Jul 07, 2008
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 3
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As the cliche goes Jeb Loy Nichols marches to his own drummer. It makes his life difficult. But his singularity helps yield great music

Bought by KXOT Public Radio and KMXT


  • Added: Jun 20, 2008
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Part storyteller, part wanderer, Texas songwriter Joe Ely talks about lessons he learned from a life of travel.

Bought by KUFM - Montana Public Radio, KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio, KXOT Public Radio, and KMXT


  • Added: Jun 20, 2008
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 4
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On this edition of "A Musician's Life" Tracey Tanenbaum speaks with punk and indie rock icon Bob Mould

Bought by KUFM - Montana Public Radio and KXOT Public Radio


  • Added: Jun 13, 2008
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 2
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review of Tomcat Courtney's album "Downsville Blues"

Bought by GCR (Global Community Radio), GCR (Global Community Radio), WEFT, and KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio


  • Added: Jun 12, 2008
  • Length: 04:14
  • Purchases: 4
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Career retrospective for Bo Diddley

Bought by GCR (Global Community Radio), KKRN, KKRN, KHNS, WEFT and more


  • Added: Jun 12, 2008
  • Length: 04:52
  • Purchases: 6