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Waste and the management of it are new challenges in recent decades. How do we dispose of toxic waste, plastic packaging, electronics, and other di...

  • Added: Feb 22, 2017
  • Length: 05:12
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There’s good, English, bad English and in a case by itself judicial English - perfect for pontification.

  • Added: Feb 21, 2017
  • Length: 06:00
Caption: “Polychrome Vase in the Form of a Fish” British Museum Postcard El-Amarma, XVIIIth Dynasty, (c. 1365 BC) Glass. 1.2 3/4? , Credit: The British Museum, London
In this week's episode of World Ocean Radio, host Peter Neill reads “The Fish,” a poem by Marianne Moore from a collection entitled "American Sea W...

  • Added: Feb 14, 2017
  • Length: 04:11
Caption: Kolkata Lit Fest promotional poster, Credit: Photo by Sandip Roy
When I was a little boy I once lost my parents in a busy market in Kolkata. I cannot begin to imagine what it means to be lost for 25 YEARS. Like S...

Bought by KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio


  • Added: Feb 14, 2017
  • Length: 06:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: A WORLD OF BLUE: Preserving the Ocean, Safeguarding the Planet, and Ensuring Human Well-Being in the Context of the 2030 Agenda. February 13 & 14, 2017. United Nations General Assembly, New York City
On February 13th and 14th Peter Neill, director of the World Ocean Observatory, will be in New York City to moderate a United Nations Inter-Parliam...

  • Added: Feb 07, 2017
  • Length: 04:54
Caption: Bharati Mukherjee, Credit: Photo by Sandip Roy
Bharati Mukherjee is gone but she left the light on for many of us.

Bought by WAMC


  • Added: Feb 06, 2017
  • Length: 06:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Iranian-American writer Firoozeh Dumas' commentaries about her hyphenated life have aired on NPR. But that was a different America. While Firoozeh ...

Bought by KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio and WAMC


  • Added: Feb 01, 2017
  • Length: 06:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Sundrop Farms in South Australia is a growing leader in sustainable agriculture. They are using southern ocean seawater to grow high quality produce, including tens of thousands of tomato plants. , Credit: SunDropFarms.com
In this episode of World Ocean Radio we discuss two ideas--floating farms and saltwater agriculture--that are using ocean and renewable resources t...

  • Added: Jan 31, 2017
  • Length: 04:40
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This week we continue the Earth Optimism Series, a 24-episode project in partnership with the Smithsonian Institution's Ocean Portal, to celebrate ...

  • Added: Jan 25, 2017
  • Length: 05:08
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Mario Soares, former PM and President of Portugal, statesman, exile, political prisoner, "father of democracy", passed away last week at the age of...

  • Added: Jan 19, 2017
  • Length: 05:09
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Manipur’s court records talk about a game back in the 1st century AD and what’s different about polo in Manipur is that this not just a game for po...

  • Added: Jan 17, 2017
  • Length: 06:00
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In this episode of World Ocean Radio we discuss politics in a changing landscape, and the ways in which global agencies advocate for, protect, and ...

  • Added: Jan 10, 2017
  • Length: 05:07
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It was admittedly a moment of sheer American holiday nostalgia. Cooking a turkey in India. I thought it could be a fun adventure. I just didn’t rea...

  • Added: Jan 09, 2017
  • Length: 06:00
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In this New Year’s episode of World Ocean Radio, host Peter Neill details a number of sacred places around the globe--on islands, along the shore, ...

  • Added: Jan 03, 2017
  • Length: 04:43
Caption: Carrie Fisher as Leia and Harrison Ford as Han Solo in "The Force Awakens", Credit: Lucasfilm
There was much more to Carrie Fisher than Princess Leia. But some things, good, bad or simply pop define us as people, and become placeholders for...

Bought by KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio


  • Added: Jan 03, 2017
  • Length: 06:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Get a humorous account of the holiday season with Kansas blogger Jen Mann's book SPENDING THE HOLIDAYS WITH PEOPLE I WANT TO PUNCH IN THE THROAT. S...

Bought by WNJR


  • Added: Dec 29, 2016
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
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At each year's end, World Ocean Radio host Peter Neill reads "At The Fishhouses" by Elizabeth Bishop. This perennial favorite poem was chosen not o...

  • Added: Dec 27, 2016
  • Length: 04:51
Caption: GEBCO (General Bathymetric Chart of the Oceans) A 3-d visualization of bathymetry data taken from the GEBCO 2014 Grid, Credit: GEBCO | www.gebco.net
In this episode of World Ocean Radio host Peter Neill discusses the need for more funding and energy directed toward the vast unknown ocean, and th...

  • Added: Dec 13, 2016
  • Length: 05:15
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I hope when equal rights comes, there will still be room for that ambiguity. That we don’t always need to walk in a straight line.

Bought by KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio


  • Added: Dec 12, 2016
  • Length: 06:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Alewives (Alosa pseudoharengus), Credit: John Burrows for MaineRivers.org
This week we continue the Earth Optimism Series, a 24-episode project in partnership with the Smithsonian Institution's Ocean Portal, to address oc...

  • Added: Dec 07, 2016
  • Length: 05:15
Caption: Indian Flag, Credit: Flicker user Yarat
When you are proud of your country, pride about its national symbols follows naturally. The Indian Court in its wisdom has flipped that equation pr...

  • Added: Dec 06, 2016
  • Length: 06:00
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We continue the Earth Optimism Series this week, a 24-episode project in partnership with the Smithsonian Institution's Ocean Portal, to address oc...

  • Added: Nov 29, 2016
  • Length: 05:10
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A currency note is a promise. The Indian government is holding that promise in abeyance, even breaking that trust, by promising a better future.

Bought by KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio


  • Added: Nov 28, 2016
  • Length: 06:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Bearded seal, Erignathus barbatus, Alaskan Arctic  , Credit: Marine Bio | Sharing The Wonders of the Ocean
This week we continue the Earth Optimism Series, a 24-episode project in partnership with the Smithsonian Institution's Ocean Portal, to address oc...

  • Added: Nov 21, 2016
  • Length: 05:20
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Sandip visits another "returnee," Nguyen Qui Duc in Vietnam.

  • Added: Nov 15, 2016
  • Length: 06:00