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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...

  • Added: Mar 22, 2017
  • Length: 06:00
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In this episode of World Ocean Radio, written during a blizzard raging off the Maine coast, host Peter Neill reflects on the vulnerability of the o...

  • Added: Mar 20, 2017
  • Length: 05:21
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It must sting Hindu Americans that Aslan, an Iranian-American often called upon to speak out against stereotyping Islam, seems to be now playing a ...

  • Added: Mar 14, 2017
  • Length: 05:59
Caption: Dauphin Island, Alabama, Credit: David Helvarg, Blue Frontier Campaign/Marine Photobank
Insurance touches every aspect of our lives, protecting us from financial loss. As climate change is continually felt everywhere on the planet, how...

  • Added: Mar 14, 2017
  • Length: 05:01
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This week we discuss dark patterns, Facebook, and the tycoon monomyth.

  • Added: Mar 07, 2017
  • Length: 47:55
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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: Mar 07, 2017
  • Length: 05:16
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Perhaps an unwelcoming America is not such a bad thing for the rest of the world. It’s as if the American Dream itself is being outsourced back to ...

Bought by KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio and PRX Remix


  • Added: Mar 06, 2017
  • Length: 06:00
  • Purchases: 2
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This week we talk about the Harlem Hammer, COINTELPRO, and punching nazis.

  • Added: Feb 28, 2017
  • Length: 42:03
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This week we discuss brachycephalic dogs, maize, and birth control.

  • Added: Feb 23, 2017
  • Length: 38:41
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This week we talk about enemies who are friends, globalization, and non-polarized opinions.

  • Added: Feb 23, 2017
  • Length: 36:24
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This week we talk about noble lies, compassion fatigue, and addiction.

  • Added: Feb 23, 2017
  • Length: 36:55
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This week we talk about smart mobs, reddit, and Kompromat.

  • Added: Feb 23, 2017
  • Length: 41:27
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This week we discuss hackers, video games, and Project Xanadu.

  • Added: Feb 23, 2017
  • Length: 32:10
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This week, we talk about self-driving trucks, Malthusian catastrophes, and human obsolescence.

  • Added: Feb 23, 2017
  • Length: 47:03
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This week we discuss protests in several different contexts.

  • Added: Feb 23, 2017
  • Length: 52:53
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This week we talk about the net-casting spider, space junk, and Kessler syndrome.

  • Added: Feb 23, 2017
  • Length: 42:04
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This week we talk about the German kunstschutz unit, the Venus de Milo, and slavery reparations.

  • Added: Feb 23, 2017
  • Length: 44:53
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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.

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  • 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