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Caption: Hannah Young giving her boifriend Clem Breslin a smooch.
Many spaces are designated for either men or women: bathrooms, clothing stores, hair salons. But some people don’t subscribe to being a man or a wo...

Bought by XRAY.fm and PRX Remix


  • Added: Feb 04, 2015
  • Length: 08:01
  • Purchases: 2
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There’s a lot of talk in education circles these days about changing to the common core curriculum or changing from books to computers. But at Life...

  • Added: Feb 04, 2015
  • Length: 08:23
Caption: New cabin in foreground and Montpelier in the background., Credit: Kelley Libby
For years, at historic plantation sites across the South, the focus was on the big house and not on the slave cabins. But as contributor Kelley Lib...

Bought by WTJU and WABE


  • Added: Jan 30, 2015
  • Length: 07:12
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Musician and composer, Silvia Nakkach
Nakkach’s musical philosophies are influenced by both Western and Eastern traditions. She was born in Argentina and attended Mills College before m...

  • Added: Jan 26, 2015
  • Length: 02:31
Caption: Hungarian-born Blues musician Little G Weevil., Credit: Tanner Latham
Little G Weevil is a Hungarian-born Blues musician living in Kennesaw, Georgia. When he talks, you know he had to come from Budapest. But when he s...

Bought by New Hampshire Public Radio and WABE


  • Added: Jan 20, 2015
  • Length: 07:05
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: An outreach worker picks the finger of a woman who wants to be screened for hepatitis C., Credit: Kristin Espeland Gourlay
In 2014, tens of thousands of Americans died from accidental drug overdoses. Many more remain addicted to prescription painkillers and heroin. For...

  • Added: Jan 20, 2015
  • Length: 08:54
Caption: Medium security prison in Cranston, RI, Credit: Kristin Espeland Gourlay
Rhode Island’s prisons are grappling with a dilemma. Hundreds of inmates have hepatitis C. New drugs can cure it. But they’re so expensive the depa...

  • Added: Jan 20, 2015
  • Length: 08:39
Caption: Jane and Henry Evans at their house, Credit: Angela Johnston
Then, Henry suffered from what is called a brain stem dissection. That stroke left him trapped, unable to lift a finger at first, or say a word. Bu...

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  • Added: Jan 13, 2015
  • Length: 09:33
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Dheeraj Singh trying on sunglasses at Old Navy in Emeryville, Credit: Julie Caine
Dheeraj Singh is the first officer on a container ship that makes regular runs from China, to California, to Japan, and back again.

  • Added: Jan 07, 2015
  • Length: 08:51
Caption: Kirk Lombard explaining how to catch crab from the Bay , Credit: Angela Johnston
Kirk Lombard calls himself a sea forager, and every other week offers this walking and fishing tour: a two-hour lesson on how to catch your own sea...

  • Added: Jan 07, 2015
  • Length: 09:50
Caption: Protest at Levi Stadium before 49ers game against the "Washington NFL team", Credit: Laura Flynn
On this show we bring you an update on some of the stories we’ve covered this year. We’ll go to a protest to talk to advocates calling for an end t...

Bought by WRIR, WCSU-FM, and WNJR


  • Added: Dec 17, 2014
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 3
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There’s a new push to get tourists in New Orleans off bourbon street and into nature. Eco-tourism is the new way to explore Louisiana according to ...

Bought by WABE


  • Added: Dec 08, 2014
  • Length: 04:34
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: R.B. oversees the work of the Scraper Bike Team in the backyard of El ColectiVelo bike shop in East Oakland, Credit: Audrey Dilling
At the end of a narrow alley off of International Boulevard, through the open doorway of El ColectíVelo bike shop, I’m greeted by a young boy. “R....

  • Added: Nov 28, 2014
  • Length: 06:25
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Have you noticed how the way a space feels really depends on how it sounds? Take the California Academy of Sciences for example. With all the hundr...

  • Added: Nov 28, 2014
  • Length: 09:46
Caption: The FDA has approved dozens of so-called specialty drugs recently. Most are costlier than standard treatments, and most target a relatively small patient population suffering from a rare condition. But hepatitis C is far from rare. The FDA has approved do, Credit: Jake Harper / RIPR
This year marks the 25th anniversary of the discovery of the hepatitis C virus. Since then, people with hepatitis C have had limited – and not very...

  • Added: Nov 25, 2014
  • Length: 08:12
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In just a few weeks, another pharmaceutical company will likely win FDA approval for a new drug to cure hepatitis C. That makes three breakthrough ...

  • Added: Nov 14, 2014
  • Length: 07:52
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How do you stop an epidemic? Keep the people who are sick from infecting more people. Isolate them if you have to, treat them, and cure them. Epide...

  • Added: Nov 14, 2014
  • Length: 06:43
Caption: Rapid screening test for hepatitis C infection, Credit: Kristin Gourlay
Baby boomers make up the majority of the estimated five million people who have hepatitis C. Most caught the disease – from sharing needles, or a b...

  • Added: Nov 14, 2014
  • Length: 07:55
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Thanks to a quirk of history — and a love of bananas — New Orleans has had a Honduran population for more than a century. But that population explo...

  • Added: Nov 07, 2014
  • Length: 12:42
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Readers form book clubs. Bowlers join leagues. What do motorcycle enthusiasts do? They ride, of course. Some head to Sturgis, South Dakota every ye...

  • Added: Nov 05, 2014
  • Length: 05:04
Caption: The Edible Garden at AT&T Park , Credit: San Francisco Giants
Behind a wall in a park in San Francisco, there’s a large and thriving vegetable garden. That might not seem like such a big deal. But the park is ...

  • Added: Nov 03, 2014
  • Length: 03:22
Caption: Fifty-thousand words in a month. How's it going?, Credit: National Novel Writing Month Organizatoin
A newly updated piece on NaNoWriMo. November is National Novel Writing Month, sometimes known as NaNoWriMo. In a studio loft on the Chicago's North...

Bought by WRST-FM Oshkosh and WAMC


  • Added: Oct 29, 2014
  • Length: 05:12
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Cast of Multi Ethnic Theater's "Jitney"
In the garage of a house in San Francisco’s Excelsior district, rehearsal is underway. In the space where a car would normally go is a stage set: a...

  • Added: Oct 27, 2014
  • Length: 07:15
Caption: The 168th class of the Oakland Police Academy, Credit: Kyung Jin Lee
After years of struggle, the Oakland Police Department is finally getting some positive news. Crime rates are down in all major categories, includi...

  • Added: Oct 27, 2014
  • Length: 07:24
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A vibrant mural announces Happy Lot Farm and Garden to visitors and anyone passing by. A greenhouse stands in the middle of the lot, and an improvi...

  • Added: Oct 27, 2014
  • Length: 06:45