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Five Farms, Episode One: Planting

From The Center for Documentary Studies | Part of the Five Farms: Stories from American Farm Families series | 54:00

Spring planting on the family farm is the time of the annual gamble --- on the alchemies of nature, on the health of livestock, on future fall harvest market prices. Planting introduces five families who are among the 1 percent of Americans who live and work on farms: the Griffieons of Iowa; the Pecusas of Hopi, Arizona; the Mains of northern California; the Wises of North Carolina; and the Hagers of western Massachusetts.

Ff-img-craig-smaller_small Spring planting on the family farm is the time of the annual gamble --- on the alchemies of nature, on the health of livestock, on future fall harvest market prices. Planting introduces five families who are among the 1 percent of Americans who live and work on farms: the Griffieons of Iowa; the Pecusas of Hopi, Arizona; the Mains of northern California; the Wises of North Carolina; and the Hagers of western Massachusetts.

Orbital Path (Series)

Produced by Public Radio Exchange (PRX)

Most recent piece in this series:

Episode 21: First Light

From Public Radio Exchange (PRX) | Part of the Orbital Path series | 22:53

Webb_telescope_image1-otis_jsc_stover0001_small There was a time before planets and suns. A time before oxygen. You could say there was time, even, before what we think of as light.

Back in 1989, the Big Bang theory was still in question. But that year, a NASA team led by cosmologist John Mather launched a mission to probe the earliest moments of the universe.

Mather won the Nobel Prize in Physics for his work on the Cosmic Background Explorer (COBE). This work dramatically confirmed the Big Bang theory — and, as part of it, Mather and his team took a picture of the very first light escaping into our universe.

In this episode, Dr. Thaller visits Mather to talk about these discoveries, which transformed scientific understanding of the universe. We also hear about Mather’s current project: an orbiting space telescope twice the size of the Hubble. It promises to capture the first light of galaxies and stars, and even distant planets not unlike our own.

Orbital Path is produced by David Schulman and edited by Andrea Mustain. Production oversight by John Barth and Genevieve Sponsler. Hosted by Michelle Thaller.

Eclipsing All Other Shows

From Big Picture Science | 54:00

Watching a total solar eclipse is said to be a life-changing experience. We help you make the most of Great American Solar Eclipse of 2017. No eclipse glasses? A kitchen colander is an excellent Plan B. Plus, what was at stake when eclipse fever hit the country in 1878. Also, is there still science to be done with eclipse observations from the ground? And NASA turns up the heat with a mission to skim the Sun’s surface.

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They say that the experience of watching a total eclipse is so profound, you’re not the same afterward.  If life-changing events are your thing and you’re in the lower 48 states on August 21st, let us help you make the most of viewing the Great American Solar Eclipse.

Learn the basics of where to be and what to bring, even on short notice. No eclipse glasses?  Find out why a kitchen colander is an excellent Plan B.

Also, the strange behavior of animals and private jet pilots during an eclipse.  The latter is making the FAA sweat.

Plus, how 1878 eclipse fever inspired Thomas Edison and astronomer Maria Mitchell, and what was at stake for them scientifically.  And today, with astronauts able to view the Sun from space, what new science can we still learn by eclipse expeditions on Earth?

And, NASA turns up the heat on solar studies with a probe to within a hair’s breadth of the Sun. 

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We Do the Work (Series)

Produced by KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio

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Aneelah Afzali, Executive Director MAPS-AMEN (American Muslim Empowerment Network)

From KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio | Part of the We Do the Work series | 28:26

Aneelah_afzali_small Aneelah Afzali, Executive Director MAPS-AMEN (American Muslim Empowerment Network) Interview by Gary Kanter: Aneelah talks about Islam and the local Muslim community. For more information, go to http://www.mapsredmond.org/. And learn how to combat Islamophobia by going to http://www.mapsredmond.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/Combating-Islamophobia-Action-Sheet-Jan-2017.pdf. We Do The Work Comment: Female mayors are tired of their city wide issues being singled out as ‘women’ issues.’

Travelers In The Night (Series)

Produced by Al Grauer

Most recent piece in this series:

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From Al Grauer | Part of the Travelers In The Night series | 02:00

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This Week in Water (Series)

Produced by H2O Radio

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This Week in Water for August 13, 2017

From H2O Radio | Part of the This Week in Water series | 07:21

H2o_logo_240_small There is a water case so significant that ten states, from Nevada to Texas, asked the U.S. Supreme Court to review it.

North Korea faces a looming disaster, but it’s not from Trump.

A U.S. agency is being dismantled in secret.

Fires have been burning in Canada, Italy, Romania, Russia, other parts of Europe—and even in Greenland, an island covered mostly in ice.

Climate change sinks artwork about climate change. 

Criminal Injustice (Series)

Produced by Megan Harris

Most recent piece in this series:

What Does "21st Century Policing" Really Mean?

From Megan Harris | Part of the Criminal Injustice series | 04:25

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It's an oft-repeated mandate: law enforcement needs to change for the 21st century. But what does "21st Century policing" actually mean, and how would a forward-thinking department be different than what most jurisdictions have now?

On this week's episode of the Criminal Injustice podcast, University of Pittsburgh law professor and host David Harris talks to Ronald Davis, the former head of the U.S. Justice Department's Office of Community Oriented Policing Services, or COPS.

Davis helped write the 2015 blueprint for President Barack Obama's Task Force on 21st Century Policing following the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo.