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Our lakes are worlds unto themselves, but when one becomes covered with a roof of ice nearly two feet thick, it takes on an isolation and beauty th...

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Sep 09, 2016
  • Length: 03:16
  • Purchases: 1
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When you look into the eyes of someone who’s Bi-Polar, it’s like looking at a hurricane from space. You can see the swirling mass, but the real ho...

Bought by KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio, WABE, The Story, KUOW, and PRX Remix


  • Added: Sep 09, 2016
  • Length: 09:31
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Coal miner Ronnie Johnson, with his lunchbox.
For decades, Ronnie Johnson woke up in the late afternoon, and fixed a lunch to bring with him 2,000 feet underground, as he worked all night in a ...

Bought by West Virginia Public Broadcasting


  • Added: Aug 25, 2016
  • Length: 31:48
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Miguel del Aguila, Credit: Donna Granata
Three-time Grammy nominated Uruguayan-born American composer, Miguel del Aguila, shares insight into his most recent lauded composition, Concierto ...

  • Added: Aug 21, 2016
  • Length: 05:00
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Karen is a postal worker in Philadelphia who is known around the city as "Prince Lady".

  • Added: Aug 11, 2016
  • Length: 16:15
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Girls Rock NC is a summer music camp that doesn't hide being a feminist organization that embraces all gender identities. Ninety-five teens and twe...

  • Added: Jul 29, 2016
  • Length: 05:56
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Magic: The Gathering, the international, collectible card has over 20 million players. So when Clinton's friend and "magic buddy," Brent, moves awa...

Bought by XRAY.fm


  • Added: Jul 26, 2016
  • Length: 32:00
  • Purchases: 1
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An emotional and poetic tour of a day in the life of a youth at Cook County's Juvenile Temporary Detention Center.

  • Added: Jul 20, 2016
  • Length: 07:13
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In this voice collage, veterans and youth share their personal definitions of what it means to be an “Urban Warrior.”

  • Added: Jul 20, 2016
  • Length: 02:44
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In the Navy for five years Carlos maintained airplanes. As a behavior therapist for youth, Carlos works with a young man who intimidates the other ...

  • Added: Jul 20, 2016
  • Length: 08:41
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After George loses his father, he starts smoking marijuana and selling drugs. In Urban Warriors, he connects with a veteran who has a positive impa...

  • Added: Jul 20, 2016
  • Length: 03:12
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Growing up in Little Village, Jorge experienced firsthand the toll that gang violence has on communities and individuals. Jorge talks about joining...

  • Added: Jul 20, 2016
  • Length: 08:16
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Francisco grew up feeling endangered and like he had to become involved with the gang his family was in for his own safety. When he was ready to ma...

  • Added: Jul 20, 2016
  • Length: 05:46
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In part two of his story, Steven talks about how addressing emotions and trauma is often taboo for veterans, and how Urban Warriors gave him a chan...

  • Added: Jul 20, 2016
  • Length: 05:17
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Giovanni knows that others consider him and many youth in his neighborhood to be criminals. In Urban Warriors, he learns about himself and begins t...

  • Added: Jul 20, 2016
  • Length: 04:28
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Steven knew from a young age that he wanted to join the military. In Afghanistan, the expectation of violence impacts the rest of his life experien...

  • Added: Jul 20, 2016
  • Length: 07:50
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Abner talks about how he responded to his own bad choices and the problems they created by joining the Army. In Urban Warriors, Abner connects with...

  • Added: Jul 19, 2016
  • Length: 05:56
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At young age, Victor is taken from his mother and lives at three foster homes. After witnessing violence against his family, he has a realization w...

  • Added: Jul 19, 2016
  • Length: 04:38
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As an Urban Warriors facilitator, Charles has learned strategies for connecting with youth by strategically encouraging them to open up about their...

  • Added: Jul 19, 2016
  • Length: 05:43
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Jacobi shares the struggles he encountered while growing up and how they led to his involvement with a gang. He talks about how he channelled his p...

  • Added: Jul 19, 2016
  • Length: 06:10
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In the summer of 2013, I traveled a six hundred miles, and 200 years into the past to spend nine days living and working aboard the U.S. Brig Niaga...

  • Added: Jun 08, 2016
  • Length: 10:04
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Diaries of a teenager who always seems to fall for guys who just aren't into women.

  • Added: May 15, 2016
  • Length: 19:46
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Brother Twelve ran a colony on Vancouver Island in the late 1920s. What started as a utopian community ended in pieces. This is a weird exploration...

  • Added: Apr 26, 2016
  • Length: 43:00
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Packed in one car, Elaine Manis, her six siblings, and her mother set out on a trip from the small town of Forgan, Oklahoma, to the seaside town of...

  • Added: Apr 25, 2016
  • Length: 01:24
Caption: Ingrid Tischer, director of development, Disability Rights Education & Defense Fund (DREDF) and Making Contact Community Storytelling Fellow, Alice Wong, Credit: Alice Wong
Community Storytelling Fellow, Alice Wong asks, how do people with disabilities who rely on personal assistance negotiate their relationships with ...

  • Added: Apr 08, 2016
  • Length: 11:33