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First published on the eve of Martin Luther King Day , we turn to our preferred form of political expression, the sonnet, to acknowledge the compas...

  • Added: Jan 15, 2016
  • Length: 01:11
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There’s tea... and there’s Darjeeling tea.

  • Added: Jan 11, 2016
  • Length: 06:00
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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 KSJE, WTIP, KPIP-LP, KMSU, KSRQ and more


  • Added: Jan 11, 2016
  • Length: 59:31
  • Purchases: 9
Caption: Frozen tuna in the hold of a fishing ship. , Credit: Alex Hofford | Greenpeace | MarinePhotobank.org
World fisheries are in crisis, with many species pushed to the edge of extinction. The current system is a recipe for disaster: demand is up; exter...

  • Added: Jan 11, 2016
  • Length: 05:25
Caption: From the Mystic Aquarium's "Beluga Encounter" exhibit.  From their site: "Mystic Aquarium is a leader in beluga research, care and training. Through long-standing animal care and research relationships with other institutions across the nation, Mystic Aqu
There are many whale-related hot button topics being discussed today: hunting (particularly by the Japanese), seismic testing, inexplicable strandi...

  • Added: Jan 08, 2016
  • Length: 04:42
Caption: Modi and Zuckerberg
Is net neutrality just a right for the West and a luxury for the rest. And must poor countries be told, be grateful, half an internet is better tha...

  • Added: Jan 04, 2016
  • Length: 06:00
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At the close of each year, World Ocean Radio host Peter Neill reads "At The Fishhouses" by Elizabeth Bishop. This poem was chosen not only for its ...

  • Added: Dec 29, 2015
  • Length: 04:57
Caption: Hartley Miller, Karen Wennstrom, M.A. Taylor; The Taming of the Shrew, ISF Shakespearience 2005
In 2005 the Idaho Shakespeare Festival was one of twenty-one companies to be funded by the National Endowment for the Arts program "Shakespeare in ...

  • Added: Dec 28, 2015
  • Length: 25:23
Caption: These eyes won't cry., Credit: Damian FitzPatrick
An homage to crying, originally aired on Radiotonic.

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  • Added: Dec 22, 2015
  • Length: 15:26
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Migrants and refugees aboard a Turkish fishing vessel as they arrive on the Greek island of Lesbos after crossing part of the Aegean Sea. October 2015., Credit: Reuters | Fotis Plegas G
Record numbers of migrants are taking to the seas to escape political strife, sectarian conflict and war, crossing the Aegean and Mediterranean sea...

  • Added: Dec 22, 2015
  • Length: 04:23
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Arlo returns to Big Top to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the event that inspired his seminal song, ‘Alice’s Restaurant Massacree’. We’re pleas...

Bought by KSJE, WNMU-FM, KSRQ, KMSU, WRNC-LP and more


  • Added: Dec 22, 2015
  • Length: 59:20
  • Purchases: 7

  • Added: Dec 22, 2015
  • Length: 13:15
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Kahulanui (The Big Dance) is an inspiration passed down three generations from Grandfather Robert Kahulanui Naipo, to Dad Rodgers L.L. Naipo Sr., t...

Bought by KSJE, KUMD, WTIP, KMSU, KSRQ and more


  • Added: Dec 18, 2015
  • Length: 59:19
  • Purchases: 7
Caption: Maritime Museum on the Hong Kong waterfront.
In October of 2015 Peter Neill, Director of World Ocean Observatory and host of World Ocean Radio, attended the bi-annual conference of the Interna...

  • Added: Dec 17, 2015
  • Length: 05:32
Caption: Oysters Mornay., Credit: Image courtesy of Ship Restaurant & Bar.
What do the restaurants of your childhood say about the place you grew up? In Jack Hitt’s case, the Oysters Mornay and Escargots Bourguignonne of h...

Bought by WABE


  • Added: Dec 17, 2015
  • Length: 28:02
  • Purchases: 1
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All happy families are alike, each unhappy family is unhappy in its own way, Tolstoi wrote as the first sentence in Anna Karenina. The epitaph he c...

  • Added: Dec 15, 2015
  • Length: 04:45
Caption: Suzette Jordan
Justice has finally come for Suzette Jordan.Though she was not there to witness it. In 2013 she became the face of rape in Kolkata, India. Her att...

  • Added: Dec 14, 2015
  • Length: 05:59
Caption: Take a Ticket, Credit: Donald Whalen
A customer throws a tantrum at a tollbooth and the cashier responds.

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  • Added: Dec 14, 2015
  • Length: 06:45
  • Purchases: 1
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There’s a language which is said to be the smallest language in the world. It has around 123 words, five vowels, nine consonants, and apparently yo...

Bought by Canadian Broadcasting Corporation


  • Added: Dec 14, 2015
  • Length: 20:24
  • Purchases: 1
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It's cathartic; it's a useful historical record; and it might help you behave better on public transport. Neil Katcher and Dave Nadelberg from Mort...

  • Added: Dec 14, 2015
  • Length: 18:58
Caption: Money Matters host Marc Cuniberti
The future of no driver cars is fast approaching as described in this delightful newscast!

  • Added: Dec 12, 2015
  • Length: 04:00
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The Arctic conversation concludes this week with "An Arctic Vision." In this episode, host Peter Neill focuses on the indigenous Arctic community a...

  • Added: Dec 08, 2015
  • Length: 05:20
Caption: Sanjay's Super Team, Credit: Pixar
Sanjay’s Super Team -- the first Pixar film directed by a person of Indian heritage. The first Pixar film with a central character who is a person ...

Bought by KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio


  • Added: Nov 30, 2015
  • Length: 06:00
  • Purchases: 1
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The conversation continues this week about the future of the Arctic. In this episode of World Ocean Radio host Peter Neill will argue that now is t...

  • Added: Nov 24, 2015
  • Length: 05:31
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Sandip Roy gets virtually stranded in Bangladesh at the Dhaka Lit. Fest.

  • Added: Nov 23, 2015
  • Length: 06:00