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Caption: The spots monitored for Fukushima radiation by the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution., Credit: Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
The effects of leaking radiation have long raised concerns as a cause for many inexplicable natural events at sea. Since 2004 Ken Buesseler and his...

  • Added: Aug 31, 2015
  • Length: 05:17
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Jan sees every film that comes to Columbia, MO's arthouse cinema. Sometimes she'll see a film five or even ten times. Andrew Leland investigates wh...

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  • Added: Aug 27, 2015
  • Length: 04:34
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Jimmy Carter
The secrecy around an illness can become the great taboo. What Jimmy Carter did by going public was break that taboo and face the disease squarely....

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  • Added: Aug 25, 2015
  • Length: 06:00
  • Purchases: 1
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A recent series of investigative stories entitled "The Outlaw Ocean" by Ian Urbina of the New York Times exposes the dark side of the deep sea, des...

  • Added: Aug 24, 2015
  • Length: 05:21
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“I was born a girl, I was born black, and I was born to two alcoholic parents. I knew I was doomed.”

  • Added: Aug 24, 2015
  • Length: 22:40
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Youth Radio's Justin Cruz has always struggled with anxiety, even as early as fifth grade. But as he's getting ready to start his junior year of hi...

  • Added: Aug 19, 2015
  • Length: 01:04
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An iconic Indian "Bollywood" film reminds Sandip Roy that a solid relationship can transcend the oceanic gap of language.

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  • Added: Aug 18, 2015
  • Length: 06:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: A microphone on the dashboard of my car., Credit: Matt Croydon
It takes a lot of people and a lot of time to put together an episode of 99 Percent Invisible. A lot of the stuff they do can be scaled down to a o...

  • Added: Aug 18, 2015
  • Length: 06:13
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“I crawled through the underbrush, then I popped out into a beautiful, green clearing in the middle of the city. And in the center of it, about 20 ...

  • Added: Aug 18, 2015
  • Length: 12:00
Caption: Image of the Encina Power Station, future site of the Carlsbad Project, a 6 acre desalination plant--the largest in the United States. , Credit: Courtesy of Poseidon Water
A San Diego County Water Authority project to construct a 6-acre desalination plant, the largest of its kind in the United States, comes at a time ...

  • Added: Aug 17, 2015
  • Length: 05:20
Caption: Chinese dredging vessels in the waters around Mischief Reef in the disputed Spratly Islands. Still shot is from video taken by a U.S. Navy P-8A Poseidon surveillance aircraft (May 2015). , Credit: REUTERS/U.S. Navy/Handout via Reuters.
After water, the largest volume of natural material used to support global growth is sand. Demand has grown exponentially in the last two decades a...

  • Added: Aug 17, 2015
  • Length: 05:30
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'Step-', as in stepparents or stepchildren, originated in grief. Family structures have evolved, but are stepmothers now so tainted by fairytale as...

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  • Added: Aug 12, 2015
  • Length: 38:16
  • Purchases: 1
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In a 1981 Guitar World article, John Stix wrote: “[Frank] Zappa is such a multifaceted talent that his guitar playing is often overshadowed by his ...

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  • Added: Aug 06, 2015
  • Length: 54:10
  • Purchases: 1
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Goes2Eleven continues its tribute to guitar heroes with flamenco superman Paco de Lucía. We discuss Paco’s traditional flamenco roots and his explo...

  • Added: Aug 05, 2015
  • Length: 54:00
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A beloved Old Monk is dying in India. Not that kind of monk, it’s a rum. Not just A rum. The iconic Indian rum. A rite of passage for Indians for t...

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  • Added: Aug 04, 2015
  • Length: 06:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Daphne Shaed talks about what it's like to be a woman with a penis.

  • Added: Jul 31, 2015
  • Length: 11:49
Caption: Graeme S. Mount, retired professor of history at Sudbury's Laurentian University in Ontario, Canada, at his home in Sudbury, May 2015., Credit: Justin Bull
If the United States were embroiled in a third world war and the American public learned that Barack Obama were taking eight days off in the middle...

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  • Added: Jul 31, 2015
  • Length: 08:56
  • Purchases: 2
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Though being in a gang often means violence, it also offers a sense of belonging. Gang loyalty can end tragically when members end up betrayed by t...

  • Added: Jul 30, 2015
  • Length: 05:34
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A lockdown happens when correctional officers decide there is a threat to the safety and security of a prison. That might be a fight, an assault, o...

  • Added: Jul 30, 2015
  • Length: 07:18
Caption: Shashi Tharoor
It’s not a kitten video or an on-air blooper or a wardrobe malfunction. Who would have thought a 15 minute debating society speech could go viral? ...

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  • Added: Jul 28, 2015
  • Length: 06:00
  • Purchases: 1
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This week marks the 350th episode of World Ocean Radio, a weekly program of five-minute audio essays on a wide range of ocean issues from science a...

  • Added: Jul 28, 2015
  • Length: 05:30
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There are often situations in life when you might want or need a how-to manual, but none exists. One harsh example would be adjusting to life in pr...

  • Added: Jul 23, 2015
  • Length: 06:06
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Jonathan Chiu is an inmate at San Quentin State Prison. He was born in Hong Kong in 1982 and moved to the United States with is family when he was...

  • Added: Jul 23, 2015
  • Length: 05:21
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The global water crisis and the prospects for future water resources is forcing adjustments for how we measure its use, how it is valued, and how (...

  • Added: Jul 21, 2015
  • Length: 05:22
Caption: Naveed Mahbub
What do immigrants carry with them to America? The obvious reminders of home -- Spices. Pressure cookers. Pickles. What’s far more unpredictable i...

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  • Added: Jul 20, 2015
  • Length: 05:58
  • Purchases: 1