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

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  • 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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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

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  • 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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You may not know his name but if you're a fan of HBO's "True Blood" you know Jace Everett's baritone. Each week Jace's song "Bad Things" accompanie...

Bought by KUFM - Montana Public Radio


  • Added: Oct 22, 2009
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 1
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After years as a top blues player, Quintus McCormick has released his debut album. It's a good one.

Bought by KKRN, KKRN, KKRN, and KEOS


  • Added: Oct 14, 2009
  • Length: 03:19
  • Purchases: 4
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To his fans his story is legendary. Ireland's Barry Moore began playing music with his older brother Christy when he was a young teenager. He rei...

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  • Added: Oct 09, 2009
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Steve Earle had a lot in common with his songwriting hero the late Townes Van Zandt. Both spent time in Houston, both played guitar and both had h...

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  • Added: Oct 08, 2009
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Singer-songwriter Tim Easton doesn't drink much anymore but he still writes about people who do. His latest album called "Porcupine" is a raucous ...

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  • Added: Oct 08, 2009
  • Length: 05:01
  • Purchases: 1
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Neko Case's torch-like voice has won her fans. But her genre-defying style--as well as her take on love and nature--set her apart from her contemp...

Bought by KUFM - Montana Public Radio and KUOW


  • Added: Oct 08, 2009
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Joe Louis Walker "Between A Rock And The Blues" reviewed

Bought by KKRN, KFOK-LPFM, KKRN, and KEOS


  • Added: Sep 23, 2009
  • Length: 03:38
  • Purchases: 4
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On this edition of "A Musician's Life" Tracey Tanenbaum speaks with Kevin Hearn. The Canadian Multi-instrumentalist and songwriter makes crowd-ple...

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  • Added: Sep 15, 2009
  • Length: 05:01
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Australia native Ben Lee formed his band Noise Addict when he was just 13. Within a couple of years the group counted Thurston Moore of Sonic Yout...

Bought by KUFM - Montana Public Radio and Remix Radio


  • Added: Sep 14, 2009
  • Length: 05:00
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On this edition of A Musician’s Life, Tracey Tanenbaum speaks with Moby. Some hail the electronic artist as an innovative genius while others call...

Bought by KUFM - Montana Public Radio and Remix Radio


  • Added: Sep 14, 2009
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 2