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When Hardik Patel got 600,000 people to show up at a rally in Ahmedabadn in his native Gujarat everyone sat up and noticed. But his reservation mo...

  • Added: Sep 01, 2015
  • Length: 06:00
Caption: The spots monitored for Fukushima radiation by the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution., Credit: Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
The effects of leaking radiation have long raised concerns as a cause for many inexplicable natural events at sea. Since 2004 Ken Buesseler and his...

  • Added: Aug 31, 2015
  • Length: 05:17
Caption: Jimmy Carter
The secrecy around an illness can become the great taboo. What Jimmy Carter did by going public was break that taboo and face the disease squarely....

  • Added: Aug 25, 2015
  • Length: 06:00
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A recent series of investigative stories entitled "The Outlaw Ocean" by Ian Urbina of the New York Times exposes the dark side of the deep sea, des...

  • Added: Aug 24, 2015
  • Length: 05:21
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An iconic Indian "Bollywood" film reminds Sandip Roy that a solid relationship can transcend the oceanic gap of language.

  • Added: Aug 18, 2015
  • Length: 06:00
Caption: Image of the Encina Power Station, future site of the Carlsbad Project, a 6 acre desalination plant--the largest in the United States. , Credit: Courtesy of Poseidon Water
A San Diego County Water Authority project to construct a 6-acre desalination plant, the largest of its kind in the United States, comes at a time ...

  • Added: Aug 17, 2015
  • Length: 05:20
Caption: Chinese dredging vessels in the waters around Mischief Reef in the disputed Spratly Islands. Still shot is from video taken by a U.S. Navy P-8A Poseidon surveillance aircraft (May 2015). , Credit: REUTERS/U.S. Navy/Handout via Reuters.
After water, the largest volume of natural material used to support global growth is sand. Demand has grown exponentially in the last two decades a...

  • Added: Aug 17, 2015
  • Length: 05:30
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In a 1981 Guitar World article, John Stix wrote: “[Frank] Zappa is such a multifaceted talent that his guitar playing is often overshadowed by his ...

  • Added: Aug 06, 2015
  • Length: 54:10
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Goes2Eleven continues its tribute to guitar heroes with flamenco superman Paco de Lucía. We discuss Paco’s traditional flamenco roots and his explo...

  • Added: Aug 05, 2015
  • Length: 54:00
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A beloved Old Monk is dying in India. Not that kind of monk, it’s a rum. Not just A rum. The iconic Indian rum. A rite of passage for Indians for t...

  • Added: Aug 04, 2015
  • Length: 06:00
Caption: Shashi Tharoor
It’s not a kitten video or an on-air blooper or a wardrobe malfunction. Who would have thought a 15 minute debating society speech could go viral? ...

  • Added: Jul 28, 2015
  • Length: 06:00
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This week marks the 350th episode of World Ocean Radio, a weekly program of five-minute audio essays on a wide range of ocean issues from science a...

  • Added: Jul 28, 2015
  • Length: 05:30
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The global water crisis and the prospects for future water resources is forcing adjustments for how we measure its use, how it is valued, and how (...

  • Added: Jul 21, 2015
  • Length: 05:22
Caption: Naveed Mahbub
What do immigrants carry with them to America? The obvious reminders of home -- Spices. Pressure cookers. Pickles. What’s far more unpredictable i...

  • Added: Jul 20, 2015
  • Length: 05:58
Caption: Imported cars awating delivery, Credit: businessinsider.com/unsold-cars-around-the-world-2009-2
In last week's edition of World Ocean Radio we urged listeners to measure their water footprint using the WaterFootprint.org water calculator. In t...

  • Added: Jul 13, 2015
  • Length: 05:34
Caption: Rare Mangoes at a festival, Credit: Sandip Roy
What we call mango in English has a hundred different names in India. Indians don’t love their mangos. They form fanatical fan clubs of different k...

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  • Added: Jul 07, 2015
  • Length: 06:00
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The global water crisis and the prospects for future water resources is forcing adjustments for how we measure the water that is used, how it is va...

  • Added: Jul 06, 2015
  • Length: 05:19
Caption: The White House lit up in a rainbow, Credit: USA Today
After the historic ruling from the U.S. Supreme Court on gay marriage, Sandip Roy reflects on... his Facebook feed.

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  • Added: Jun 29, 2015
  • Length: 06:00
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Caption: Singapore, challenged by the consumption requirements of its 4.4 million inhabitants, has reached a level of success due to a public utilities board which manages its entire water cycle.
The global water crisis and the prospects for future water resources is forcing adjustments for how we measure the water that is used, how it is va...

  • Added: Jun 29, 2015
  • Length: 05:41
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In India the Supreme Court did not realize that when it recriminalized gay sex, society had come a long way. Like toothpaste it just cannot be pus...

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  • Added: Jun 23, 2015
  • Length: 06:00
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The global water crisis and the prospects for future water resources is forcing adjustments for how we measure the water that is used, how it is va...

  • Added: Jun 22, 2015
  • Length: 05:09
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The Next System Project was developed to identify alternatives, foster conversations, evaluate fresh ideas, and propose solutions that will help us...

  • Added: Jun 15, 2015
  • Length: 05:26
Caption: Tent Show Radio
Cape Breton fiddler extraordinaire.

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  • Added: Jun 11, 2015
  • Length: 59:30
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India has tied itself in knots thanks to a noodle problem. The country has been in an uproar since tests alleged that some packets of Maggi instan...

  • Added: Jun 09, 2015
  • Length: 06:00
Caption: thenextsystem.org, Credit: The Next System Project
What is the possibility of a post-capitalism economic model to support the values and behaviors for a new era filled with alternative technologies,...

  • Added: Jun 08, 2015
  • Length: 05:24