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Caption: George Birdwell deceased after Boley shooting, 1932, Credit: Courtesy Bob Birdwell
Jamie Birdwell-Branson looks into the legend of her great-great-grandfather, George Birdwell, who was Pretty Boy Floyd’s best friend and accomplice...

  • Added: Aug 01, 2014
  • Length: 07:14
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Is it a store, an art gallery, or a magazine? According to founder Rachel Shechtman, Story is a little bit of all three. Based in the Chelsea neigh...

  • Added: Aug 01, 2014
  • Length: 26:43
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Last summer, Hershey Felder brought Bay Area audiences to their feet and even got them singing with George Gershwin Alone. Now the master entertain...

  • Added: Jul 30, 2014
  • Length: 01:57:30
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The new film 'Mood Indigo' is based on a novel by Boris Vian - so who was Vian? One of France's most popular authors of the 20th Century, musician,...

  • Added: Jul 29, 2014
  • Length: 14:45
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Behind drawn shades in a brightly lit room downtown, dispatchers for the Los Angeles Police Department answer 9-1-1 calls and send officers to thei...

  • Added: Jul 29, 2014
  • Length: 03:46
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Eva fled to the U.S. from El Salvador’s civil war more than 20 years ago. Since then, she’s cared for 11 kids – and mastered emotional calculus of ...

  • Added: Jul 29, 2014
  • Length: 02:59
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At USA Recycling in East LA, a two-story yellow crane smashes cars, refrigerators and stoves into neat piles of wreckage all day. The mistress of t...

  • Added: Jul 29, 2014
  • Length: 03:17
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In car-choked LA, riding the bus is a sign that you can’t afford your own wheels. But Joshua Salazar's overnight routes are often full of people be...

  • Added: Jul 29, 2014
  • Length: 03:58
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As dawn breaks, birds serenade Eric Jones, who crosses a church parking lot in his baggy jeans, jangling an oversized key ring. The plastic wheels ...

  • Added: Jul 29, 2014
  • Length: 04:18
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The term ‘ethnomusicology’ was coined in 1959 by Dutch academic, Jaap Kunst. Put simply, it is the social and cultural study of music. Jo Barratt ...

  • Added: Jul 28, 2014
  • Length: 21:33
Caption: Eric Jones works as a custodian at LA's New Hope Baptist Church., Credit: Jerome Campbell
In this special report, twelve workers who might otherwise go unnoticed – including a stripper, deli waitress, bus driver, metal scrapper and bathr...

  • Added: Jul 28, 2014
  • Length: 51:59
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We hear passionate views on nuclear power, seen by some as a low-carbon energy source and by others as an accident-prone technology.

  • Added: Jul 27, 2014
  • Length: 58:58
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Nationally, American prisons release more than 650,000 people into society every year. That’s equivalent to the entire population of Memphis or Bos...

  • Added: Jul 25, 2014
  • Length: 29:00
Caption: Sword and Scale Episode 19
Elliot Rodger's privileged background and his family's ties to Hollywood didn't help him get accepted by those around him. Instead his awkward beha...

  • Added: Jul 24, 2014
  • Length: 55:27
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This episode deals with songs about birds or have bird(s) in the title or subject

  • Added: Jul 24, 2014
  • Length: 10:00
Caption: Bumblebee at Work, Credit: Mike Hally
An investigation into the declining numbers of bumblebees in the United Kingdom and the efforts being made by the Bumblebee Conservation Trust to p...

  • Added: Jul 24, 2014
  • Length: 27:59
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Folklorist Guy Logsden discusses how Huntington's disease in the Guthrie family caused Woody to go out on his own at a young age. He highlights Woo...

  • Added: Jul 24, 2014
  • Length: 08:49
Caption: Sword and Scale Episode 14
This week we cover a variety of stories including a cold case, a historical case and a case that's unfolding as we speak. We also cover the strang...

  • Added: Jul 23, 2014
  • Length: 50:48
Caption: Daniel McGinn
An intimate portrait of three adults with intellectual disabilities and the producer's journey from uneasiness to acceptance and love.

  • Added: Jul 23, 2014
  • Length: 17:59
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What is daily life like when your young son becomes your daughter? Marlo Mack explains what it's like to have a transgender kindergartener.

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  • Added: Jul 23, 2014
  • Length: 09:36
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Danielle Motindabeka in the WNYC studio
When Radio Rookie Danielle Motindabeka came to the United States at age 13, she didn’t speak English. By the time she was in high school, Danielle ...

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  • Added: Jul 23, 2014
  • Length: 07:15
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Marvin Ramos and daughter Hailey
There is less research on adolescent fathers than on mothers — much less — and most of it focuses on the impact to the child if a dad is not in hi...

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  • Added: Jul 23, 2014
  • Length: 10:28
  • Purchases: 1
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If it's not hard enough to succeed in the rough St. Louis Public Schools, Charme does it while transitioning from a boy to a girl.

  • Added: Jul 23, 2014
  • Length: 09:16
Caption: Sword and Scale Episode 12
When 20-year-old Morgan Ingram tragically died in 2011, the family couldn't deal with their grief. What followed was a bizarre and prolonged Intern...

  • Added: Jul 22, 2014
  • Length: 01:14:10
Caption: Sword and Scale Episode 11
What happens when a family's grief slips into malice and madness, when a mother is so hell-bent on being portrayed as a victim that she begins vict...

  • Added: Jul 22, 2014
  • Length: 58:53