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Steve Downing reviews exhibits at the Watermark Art Center in Bemidji, the Jaques Art Center in Aitkin, the MacRostie Art Center in Grand Rapids an...

  • Added: Sep 21, 2016
  • Length: 03:51
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Most of us around the world wake up to alarm clocks or the clock radio turning on. For decades thousands and thousands of Indians around the world...

  • Added: Sep 20, 2016
  • Length: 06:00
Caption: ...wide river as ever..., Credit: Susan Cook
When Hillary Clinton said ‘It Takes a Village” to raise a child, she knew that the sole proprietorship of claims like ‘I give my children the righ...

  • Added: Sep 17, 2016
  • Length: 06:56
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World Ocean Radio is set to embark on a series highlighting optimistic projects, perspectives, and organizations helping to raise awareness at the ...

  • Added: Sep 15, 2016
  • Length: 06:05
Caption: ...wide river as ever..., Credit: Susan Cook
This US Presidential campaign has been characterized by a striking absence of empathy. No empathy between candidates and a Social Code that defines...

  • Added: Sep 13, 2016
  • Length: 07:05
Caption: A sample menu, Credit: Sandip Roy
In a world where consumer choice is deified, multi-cuisine’s stock keeps going up, no matter its quality.

Bought by KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio


  • Added: Sep 13, 2016
  • Length: 05:59
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: ...wide river as ever..., Credit: Susan Cook
I went to a performance ‘designed to raise awareness surrounding gun violence and its victims’ the program said. The Colorado-based modern dance c...

  • Added: Sep 11, 2016
  • Length: 07:17
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Completed in 1887, Science Hall stands like a gothic red brick fortress, guarding the University of Wisconsin / Madison campus. Over the years, it'...

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  • Added: Sep 09, 2016
  • Length: 03:43
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Nothing says conspiracy theory like a girl..., Credit: Downeast Magazine
Today The River Is Wide introduces a new specialty item : the two and a half minute Conspiracy Theory. We don’t want to ramble. We’ll keep it brief...

  • Added: Sep 08, 2016
  • Length: 03:14
Caption: Sunita Kumar with her painting of Mother Teresa, Credit: Photo by Sandip Roy
Many would say she’s just being officially canonized, she was always a saint. But over the past week as international media descended on this city ...

Bought by WAMC and KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio


  • Added: Sep 06, 2016
  • Length: 05:58
  • Purchases: 2
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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
Caption: ...wide river as ever..., Credit: Susan Cook
When Mitch McConnell and the Republicans snub a duly elected President and the American people who want a Supreme Court nominee to be vetted throug...

  • Added: Sep 02, 2016
  • Length: 07:13
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Where does water come from? We know from science that water evaporates from the ocean reservoir, is captured in clouds, fog and rain, descends to s...

  • Added: Aug 30, 2016
  • Length: 04:47
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Last week Kolkata was busy celebrating a birthday with flowers, candles, cards and songs. It was Mother Teresa’s 106th birthday/ By the time the n...

  • Added: Aug 30, 2016
  • Length: 06:00
Caption: New York City Young Gun, Credit: Photo taken by George Samuals 1984
This is a series of interviews designed to showcase various attitudes held in the African American Community about Gun Ownership in General, and Co...

  • Added: Aug 24, 2016
  • Length: 16:05
Caption: Baluji Shrivastav, Credit: Sandip Roy
In India in the 1960s there were few options for a blind child. Blind people often begged in trains and railway platforms singing hymns. But Baluji...

Bought by KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio


  • Added: Aug 23, 2016
  • Length: 05:59
  • Purchases: 1
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#4 in a series of postcards from somewhere else.

  • Added: Aug 17, 2016
  • Length: 01:59
Caption: Dipa Karmakar in Rio
On Sunday night, much of India was watching television with bated breath. All for one young woman at the Rio Olympics. Her name is Dipa Karmakar an...

Bought by WAMC, KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio, and New Hampshire Public Radio


  • Added: Aug 15, 2016
  • Length: 06:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Fresh water troubles continue to make headlines everywhere. Issues large and small are adding up to a global water crisis which threatens all of us...

  • Added: Aug 15, 2016
  • Length: 04:46
Caption: A single drop of seawater, magnified 25 times, teems with life., Credit: Credit: David Liittschwager | National Geographic
A rebroadcast of a popular episode from August 2015: Life in a Drop About this episode: What do we see in a single drop of ocean water? An image ca...

  • Added: Aug 15, 2016
  • Length: 04:28
Caption: ...wide river as ever..., Credit: Susan Cook
In Maine, recently, an internationally known annual road race was held . 6338 runners raced. One runner in the group of the first 183 spent a full...

  • Added: Aug 14, 2016
  • Length: 05:01
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In this episode on the meandering path of careers we look at the ways in which one job and juncture leads us to another and the role that faith tra...

  • Added: Aug 12, 2016
  • Length: 29:35
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Steve Downing shares his trip to New York City, visiting the Village Vanguard, Whitney Museum of American Art, the Barrow Street Theatre and more. ...

  • Added: Aug 10, 2016
  • Length: 04:07
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e·thos / ??THäs noun. the characteristic spirit of a culture, era, or community as manifested in its beliefs and aspirations. The environmental and...

  • Added: Aug 01, 2016
  • Length: 05:15
Caption: Khizr Khan at the DNC Convention
Khizr Khan did something few have been able to do in this bitter and vulgar presidential election.

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  • Added: Aug 01, 2016
  • Length: 05:59
  • Purchases: 1