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Caption: James D. Cooper, San Francisco, CA 4/7/15, Credit: Andrea Chase
James D. Cooper talks unorthodox views, revolutionary management, and a visit from the beyond.

  • Added: Apr 21, 2015
  • Length: 20:04
Caption: Dancers at Dance Mission Theater, Credit: Thomas Levy
Some people who take dance classes regularly have a saying: “Dance is my church.” Dancer Stella Adelman says just that about going to Afro-Cuban f...

  • Added: Apr 20, 2015
  • Length: 09:26
Caption: Our heroes prepare their decks for battle. Michelle Roberson, Mike Conn and Matt Wilcox., Credit: Jeremy Dalmas
Suddenly the peace is broken. A mountain shoots out of the Earth and Planeswalker Mike Escalante begins amassing his army. A pack of goblins surf ...

  • Added: Apr 20, 2015
  • Length: 09:49
Caption: Bill Plympton, San Francisco, CA 4/17/15, Credit: Andrea Chase
Bill Plympton talks mundane dreams, the honesty of hand-drawing, and the passion behind the passion.

  • Added: Apr 18, 2015
  • Length: 26:41
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How do neighborhoods develop distinct identities? Why was San Francisco’s North Beach an enclave for poetry, for example? Or the Castro a haven for...

  • Added: Mar 24, 2015
  • Length: 07:06
Caption: Philip Stark looks at mallow growing in West Oakland with leaves as big as his hand., Credit: Olivia Cueva
Imagine eating at your favorite restaurant and being told that the salad on your plate was harvested from the cracks in the sidewalk in West Oaklan...

Bought by WABE and KUOW


  • Added: Mar 17, 2015
  • Length: 07:05
  • Purchases: 2
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If you think Asian-Amerian man, chances are you don’t think of sweaty guys pushing, shoving and shouting on a court. But that’s exactly what 9-Man ...

Bought by WABE


  • Added: Mar 16, 2015
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Roland Stock
Roland Stock, after retirement, re-kindles a youthful dream of being a guitar maker, and builds a dream guitar using Brazilian Rosewood.

  • Added: Mar 02, 2015
  • Length: 07:00
Caption: Musicians lead the congregation in Praise Singing at ICCNC, Credit: Hana Baba
Mosques here are generally identified by sect, you have, say, the Sunni Mosque, the Shia Mosque, the Sufi Mosque. But the Islamic Cultural Center o...

  • Added: Feb 05, 2015
  • Length: 07:52
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For centuries, religion has sparked the design of some of the world’s most beautiful buildings. But what is that process? What built elements make ...

  • Added: Feb 05, 2015
  • Length: 07:53
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...

Bought by PRX Remix


  • 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