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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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Was your best friend is a fictional person? Our Unlikely Celebrity Obsession series continues with the story of a boy who wrote letters to an 80's ...

  • Added: Jan 15, 2017
  • Length: 19:44
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Mary McLaughlin went home to run her family business once her children were grown. Then she moved down the street from her adult children. Listen...

  • Added: Sep 05, 2016
  • Length: 28:29
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What happens when everyone in your family knows you're the black sheep?

  • Added: Jul 31, 2016
  • Length: 18:09
Caption: Prince Charming Arrives with the 108th Button, Credit: Edward L. Ott 1896 sketch, with Illustrator Overlay
Mary Leonardson was a button fanatic traveling around the world roughly between the 1920s to the 1950s meeting up with various button clubs to coll...

  • Added: Jun 27, 2016
  • Length: 12:24
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A religious father refuses to let his daughter get corrupted by The Love Boat and other 80s pop culture.

  • Added: Jun 19, 2016
  • Length: 20:13
Caption: Paul and Laura on the day of their wedding., Credit: Emma Miller
On the day of their wedding, Paul Hammond and Laura Jackman reflect on their relationship — and make a commitment to each other.

Bought by New Hampshire Public Radio


  • Added: May 19, 2016
  • Length: 05:33
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Deoli Internees in Kolkata, Credit: Sandip Roy
In 1962 a group of Indians were shipped off to internment camps during a war with China.

  • Added: Mar 15, 2016
  • Length: 06:00
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Academy Award and GRAMMY winning artist, Melissa Etheridge, will take the stage to perform songs from her new album, This is M.E., as well as some ...

Bought by KMXT, KALH, WTIP, WRNC-LP, KSJE and more


  • Added: Feb 26, 2016
  • Length: 59:22
  • Purchases: 10
Caption: Sandip's Aunt
A heartfelt goodbye to a favorite Aunt.

  • Added: Feb 16, 2016
  • Length: 06:00
Caption: Maurice Sendak's self-portrait with Mickey Mouse, Credit: Maurice Sendak
Children's author Maurice Sendak was a big collector of Disney paraphenalia

  • Added: Feb 08, 2016
  • Length: :59
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Ben Kweller sits down with his neighbors, a local middle school student and her parents, to talk about his own family and life path.

Bought by KALW


  • Added: Jan 23, 2016
  • Length: 06:27
  • Purchases: 1
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China Smith and her students share their perspectives on the dance world, and describe how they created their own world in Ballet Afrique.

  • Added: Jan 23, 2016
  • Length: 04:42
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On any given day, Ava’s cross-country teammates can look at Ava and expect a smile in return. Ava has autism. But that doesn’t stop her from runnin...

  • Added: Jan 22, 2016
  • Length: 04:37
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Tonight's show begins with the familiar sounds of Big Top Chautauqua's very own Blue Canvas Orchestra along with special musical guests Corey Carls...

Bought by KMXT, KALH, KSJE, WTIP, KPIP-LP and more


  • Added: Jan 11, 2016
  • Length: 59:31
  • Purchases: 11
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On this edition of Making Contact we’ll meet individuals who went to prison, came out, and have since dedicated their life to changing the world.

Bought by WRIR and KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio


  • Added: Nov 09, 2015
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Sandip Roy never learned how to fly a kite, and he regrets it every September.

Bought by KMRE-LP


  • Added: Sep 15, 2015
  • Length: 06:00
  • Purchases: 1
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An iconic Indian "Bollywood" film reminds Sandip Roy that a solid relationship can transcend the oceanic gap of language.

Bought by KMRE-LP


  • Added: Aug 18, 2015
  • Length: 06:00
  • Purchases: 1
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A girl who is really, really proud to be from Montana.

  • Added: Jul 15, 2015
  • Length: 13:52
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Vietnam veteran and widower Don Thomas needed a kidney. Hooters waitress Mariana Villarreal had an extra.

  • Added: Jun 03, 2015
  • Length: 18:25
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After accidentally joining a traveling circus, writer Jonathan Argyle recounts his discovery of the meaning of the word "home" from the point of vi...

Bought by KUT


  • Added: May 18, 2015
  • Length: 11:19
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: The infamous staircase., Credit: Mishy Harman
Mishy Harman shares the zany matchmaking adventures of his Orthodox downstairs neighbor, which he had no chance but to overhear because all her dat...

Bought by WAMC and PRX Remix


  • Added: Feb 26, 2015
  • Length: 09:27
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: BLAME IT ON HOBOKEN CD Art, Credit: Photo: Katie Weisberger
Hate Valentine's Day? Cupid, that flawed character from Roman Mythology, offers alternative reasons to love Feb. 14th.

Bought by WAMC


  • Added: Jan 12, 2015
  • Length: 03:08
  • Purchases: 1
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In this short piece, Miguel reminisces about watching the 2010 soccer world cup on a day that his mom was off from work-something that doesn't happ...

  • Added: Nov 05, 2014
  • Length: 02:21
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A family living in Idaho during the early 20th Century test the limits of the Postal Service, when they send a very special parcel through the Post.

  • Added: Sep 26, 2014
  • Length: 06:09