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Excerpts from Rachel Cohen's essay "Lost Cities" and segments of poetry by Fernando Pessoa and Constantine Cavafy examine the allure of one's home ...

  • Added: May 26, 2017
  • Length: 53:20
Caption: The ensemble cast of Monsoon Wedding, Credit: Photo courtesy Kevin Berne/Berkeley Repertory Theatre
Monsoon Wedding by Mira Nair was an unlikely hit in 2001. A movie set in India but not a British Raj nostalgia film. Nor a Passage to spiritual Ind...

  • Added: May 25, 2017
  • Length: 06:00
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This mother’s Day I was thinking about a very particular mother. Not mine but a woman named Leila Seth. Leila Seth was the first woman to top th...

  • Added: May 17, 2017
  • Length: 06:00
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On June 5th the United Nations General Assembly will convene for The Ocean Conference in New York City to set objectives, cultivate partnerships, a...

  • Added: May 16, 2017
  • Length: 05:19
Caption: Mangroves Near Waitangi, Credit: Gordon and Julia Gardner
We are living in a time of great environmental, social, and political change, and our outdated ways of living and governing are failing. The 21st c...

  • Added: May 10, 2017
  • Length: 05:52
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This week we talk about ad hominem, Soviet propaganda, and red herrings. We also discuss Pravda, logical fallacies, and hypocrisy.

  • Added: May 05, 2017
  • Length: 27:25
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This week we talk about chemical weapons, North Korea, and misspeaking on camera. We also discuss Yugoslavia, the MOAB, and Aleppo.

  • Added: May 05, 2017
  • Length: 48:15
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On this week’s episode we talk about chatbots, social media cheats, and robot lawyers. We also discuss logic trees, digital familiars, and the Mat...

  • Added: May 05, 2017
  • Length: 45:45
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On this week’s episode we talk about fossil fuels, the EPA, and the yoga industry. We also discuss the Carboniferous period, clean coal, and corpo...

  • Added: May 05, 2017
  • Length: 41:13
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This week we talk about terrorism, acronyms, and Doge. We also discuss memetics, mass surveillance, and the Irish Republican Army.

  • Added: May 05, 2017
  • Length: 42:21
Caption: Ice breaks away from a frozen coastline near the Norwegian Arctic town of Longyearbyen April 23, 2007 , Credit: REUTERS/Francois Lenoir
Arctic ice is melting at record levels, revealing an ocean open and vulnerable to enterprise and extraction. In this episode of World Ocean Radio, ...

  • Added: May 01, 2017
  • Length: 05:07
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The Poetic Address to the Nation, brought together poets to speak powerfully against the current administration. Featuring Cam Awkward, Guillermo G...

Bought by WRIR


  • Added: Apr 28, 2017
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Fishing vessels set out from Shenjiamen Port in Zhoushan city, East China's Zhejiang province., Credit: Xinhua | Liang Minhui
China is the world's largest consumer, producer, and exporter of every fish species caught by their vast industrial fishing fleet, at a rate on tra...

  • Added: Apr 25, 2017
  • Length: 05:27
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Air India’s reputation is of a sort of futzy dowager, very uncool. Even its mascot a Maharajah in a red coat and turban with a pointy mustache see...

  • Added: Apr 19, 2017
  • Length: 06:00
Caption: Gaza seaport, Credit: REUTERS/Mohammed Salem
Seaports have long been places of commerce and trade: hubs connecting land and sea in an import/export exchange that contributes to regional, natio...

  • Added: Apr 18, 2017
  • Length: 05:09
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Poetry and music that explores the spiritual dimensions of being alive.

  • Added: Apr 14, 2017
  • Length: 56:35
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In the face of an all-out attack by the Trump administration on environmental regulations and values, how do we create a new strategy for Nature? I...

  • Added: Apr 11, 2017
  • Length: 05:12
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There’s a new political force center stage in India these days. The cow. The cow has always been holy to millions of Hindus but it’s still a plac...

  • Added: Apr 11, 2017
  • Length: 06:00
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Since the U.S. election in November, the Trump Administration has taken bold action to change the policies, regulations, and environmental protecti...

  • Added: Apr 04, 2017
  • Length: 04:43
Caption: Endurance Amarawa, Ibgiya Malu Chukwuma and Precious Amalcima, Credit: Virendra Singh Gosain/Hindustani Times
There have been other mob attacks in India before thre Nigerians were beaten in a mall in Delhi on March 27. Each time the government promises stri...

  • Added: Apr 03, 2017
  • Length: 06:00
Caption: A statue of Mahatma Gandhi
On October 2 India will mark the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. South Africans say India gave us Mohandas Gandhi. We returned him as the Maha...

  • Added: Apr 03, 2017
  • Length: 05:59
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This week we talk about blackballing, #DeleteUber, and the spirit of the law. We also touch on taxes, Freemasons, and ride-share unions.

  • Added: Mar 30, 2017
  • Length: 41:52
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This week we talk about chronological snobbery, signaling theory, and the Chicken Connoisseur. We also discuss social cognition, Discover Weekly, ...

  • Added: Mar 30, 2017
  • Length: 44:37
Caption: April 21 - 23, 2017, Credit: Earth Optimism Summit, Washington, D.C.
In September of 2016, World Ocean Observatory began a collaboration with the Smithsonian Institution's Ocean Portal to promote the Earth Optimism S...

  • Added: Mar 28, 2017
  • Length: 04:42
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Used as Indian Americans are to being heralded as the model minority, their feathers might be ruffled by the stories of harassment coming out of th...

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  • Added: Mar 22, 2017
  • Length: 06:00
  • Purchases: 1