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Caption: Christopher and Dalton Trumbo, Credit: Focus on the Masters Archive, Christopher Trumbo Papers
The feature film Trumbo (2015), staring Bryan Cranston, is based on the true story of blacklisted writer Dalton Trumbo. The Trumbo children, Nikola...

  • Added: Aug 21, 2016
  • Length: 05:33
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2008 was an exciting time to be a Harry Potter fan. The final book, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, had been released. Movies were on the way...

  • Added: Aug 15, 2016
  • Length: 22:36
Caption: Jay Ipson, Credit: John MacLellan
Jay Ipson is a survivor of the first magnitude. He learned his survival skills under the most harrowing conditions known to man. As a young boy, he...

  • Added: Jan 28, 2016
  • Length: 26:41
Caption: Sword and Scale Episode 25
Every year more than 3 million reports of child abuse are made in the United States involving more than 6 million children. Being one of these chi...

  • Added: Jan 19, 2016
  • Length: 01:11:33
Caption: Sword and Scale Episode 4
On Friday, October 5th 2012, 10-year-old Jessica Ridgeway disappeared on her way to school. This is the story of what happened to her and how the s...

  • Added: Jan 19, 2016
  • Length: 53:57
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In February of 1896, a little boy discovered a woman’s headless body in a farmer’s field in Fort Thomas, Kentucky. No one knew who she was, or what...

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Sep 01, 2015
  • Length: 19:25
  • Purchases: 1
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No one disputes that it’s against the law to take another person’s life, but is it against the law to sit with someone and watch while they commit ...

  • Added: Mar 13, 2015
  • Length: 23:46
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On July 17th, 1889, the residents of Clayton County, Iowa woke up to news of the worst crime in their history. A Civil War veteran and his young wi...

Bought by KALH and PRX Remix


  • Added: Feb 20, 2015
  • Length: 17:25
  • Purchases: 2
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Some exes live 15 minutes apart, but they drive more than an hour to exchange their kids through an organization in Brunswick, Maine. Home to Home ...

  • Added: Aug 19, 2014
  • Length: 07:13
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Lilly Pyle is a skilled hair stylist in Portland, but she's also skilled in combat training. She grew up in Vietnam during the Vietnam War, and as ...

Bought by New Hampshire Public Radio


  • Added: Aug 19, 2014
  • Length: 08:06
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: this is alex, Credit: @freakdog
It is late, and things are not going well

  • Added: Jan 23, 2014
  • Length: 04:21
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Dick Moreau has hung over 50,000 posters of his daughter around the area of Jay, Maine. This is the story of one family's 26-year quest for answers.

Bought by KFAI, New Hampshire Public Radio, and PRX Remix


  • Added: Apr 01, 2013
  • Length: 07:27
  • Purchases: 3
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"What Blood, What Earth", is a documentary on the life of Puerto Rican black metal artist Marvin Quinones. His story leads the listener on a journe...

  • Added: Jan 02, 2013
  • Length: 27:20
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The US has the highest per capita incarceration rate of any country. At the Maine State Prison, inmates are being taught skills to care for their ...

Bought by WAMC and New Hampshire Public Radio


  • Added: Jul 02, 2012
  • Length: 07:26
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Russell Zacharison
Russell Zacharison, wheat farmer, recounts discovering his brother Walter crushed by his ATV.

  • Added: Sep 28, 2011
  • Length: 03:08
Caption: Crossing the BLVD, Credit: Judith Sloan, Warren Lehrer, Scott Johnson
Shekaiba Wakili's aunt was en route to New York, September 11, 2001, when her plane turned around and flew back to Peshawar, Pakistan. Shekaiba str...

Bought by WMNF


  • Added: May 30, 2009
  • Length: 07:37
  • Purchases: 1
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Two 2nd generation Indian daughters speak about their mothers

  • Added: Jul 01, 2007
  • Length: 29:24
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In this program, retired game warden Stan Holmquist tells a story about two dogs that attacked and killed deer, and what his responsibilities as a ...

Bought by WTIP


  • Added: Oct 13, 2006
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Sounds and Emotions of 9/11

Bought by KMXT, KISU, WAMU, KUT, WMNF and more


  • Added: Sep 08, 2006
  • Length: 29:17
  • Purchases: 10
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Adrienne's mother grew up unloved and unwanted at an Indian residential school but Adrienne won't let her mother use that as an excuse for raising ...

Bought by KSUT


  • Added: Dec 16, 2005
  • Length: 12:40
  • Purchases: 1
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One man's quest to uncover the hidden story behind the lobotomy he received as a 12-year-old child.

Bought by KUT, PRX Remix, Remix Radio, Moab Public Radio, KUT and more


  • Added: Dec 02, 2005
  • Length: 28:33
  • Purchases: 15
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Anna Camilleri swore that she would do something to end the abuse that was taking place in her family.

Bought by WBEZ


  • Added: Jun 03, 2005
  • Length: 13:50
  • Purchases: 1
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Former dutch veterans of the colonial conflict in Indonesia talk of their guilty past and of atonement.

  • Added: Aug 10, 2004
  • Length: 29:02