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This week on Afterglow, we explore some of the saddest songs from the Great American Songbook: songs that might just bring you to tears. It’s a loo...

  • Added: Apr 10, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Pete Girard leads a laughter yoga class in Minneapolis., Credit: Emily Bright
Forget downward dog. The new yoga is laughter yoga. KFAI's Emily Bright took her microphone to a class to listen in on the yucks, guffaws and yes, ...

  • Added: Apr 04, 2018
  • Length: 04:31
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There is a group in Durham, NC called “Parents of Murdered Children.” This week, we meet three of its members.

  • Added: Mar 12, 2018
  • Length: 25:09
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"Dogs Are People, Too" A special edition of HumaNature formatted for air: In 2007, more than 50 pit bulls were discovered at a dogfighting ring in...

  • Added: Mar 08, 2018
  • Length: 27:58
Caption: English Vinglish movie poster
Sandip Roy remembers the iconic Indian actress Sridevi.

  • Added: Feb 26, 2018
  • Length: 06:00
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Positive circumstances took me to the south in 1998, but it was Sonny Payne who showed me the ropes once I got there. Memphis and the Sun Studio w...

Bought by WEJP-LP 107.1, WMOT, WVBI-LP, WJSU, KMRE-LP and more


  • Added: Feb 13, 2018
  • Length: 01:59:58
  • Purchases: 8
Caption: Ifran Mansour
Ifrah Mansour is an artist who doesn't limit herself to a single medium. One of her creations is featured in the "I Am Somali" exhibit at the Minne...

Bought by WAMC


  • Added: Feb 13, 2018
  • Length: 03:44
  • Purchases: 1
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For Black History Month, we present THE 19th U.S. Poet Laureate (2012-14) and former Mississippi Poet Laureate (2012-16), Natasha Trethewey, who wo...

Bought by WNJR and WNJR


  • Added: Feb 08, 2018
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Fond du Lac photographer and retired wildland fire fighter Vern Northrup has a new photography exhibit in Duluth, Minnesota. It’s called Ishkode, t...

  • Added: Jan 31, 2018
  • Length: 02:23
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Some of the prominent popular musicians who passed away in 2017 are celebrated in a one-hour special hosted by public radio music historian Paul In...

Bought by 90.1 WFYI Public Radio, WVAS, KUFM - Montana Public Radio, KDUR, RadioFreePalmer and more


  • Added: Dec 14, 2017
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 17
Caption: Christopher Harris
StoryCorps Legacy gives people with serious illnesses the chance to share their stories. At Grady Hospital in Atlanta, Christopher Harris recorded...

  • Added: Dec 05, 2017
  • Length: 05:45
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In the weeks after Hurricane Maria, Cynthia and Vanessa Melendez were trapped in their village in Humacao, Puerto Rico. They had no water, and were...

Bought by HowSound


  • Added: Dec 01, 2017
  • Length: 07:50
  • Purchases: 1
From: KUER
Series: More To Say
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When you have an emergency, you call 911. A dispatcher answers and calmly sends help. But dispatchers are real people too, trying to make sense o...

Bought by KRZA


  • Added: Nov 30, 2017
  • Length: 12:02
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: David Wynn (left) and Carolyn Lyon (right)
The scene could be a bleak one — a hospital room, a patient near death, and no family or loved ones present during their final moments. But David W...

Bought by WEZU


  • Added: Nov 28, 2017
  • Length: 03:57
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Alan Stepakoff (left) and Josh Stepakoff (right)
On the morning of August 10, 1999, a white supremacist opened fire with a semi-automatic weapon at a Jewish day camp in Los Angeles. Five were woun...

Bought by WEZU


  • Added: Nov 15, 2017
  • Length: 06:12
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Kristin Glasgow (left) and Karen Offutt (right)
In the late 1960s, Karen Offutt was a patriotic teenager who got chills whenever she heard the “Star-Spangled Banner.” At 18, she dropped out of nu...

Bought by WEZU


  • Added: Nov 15, 2017
  • Length: 04:23
  • Purchases: 1
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Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) represent the interests of children remanded to state custody. Due to the opioid epidemic, CASAs have seen...

  • Added: Oct 02, 2017
  • Length: 04:58
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Lucy came face-to-face with a family secret that upended her life. So she seized the moment.

Bought by KVNF, KRZA, and PRX Remix


  • Added: Sep 20, 2017
  • Length: 28:00
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Kyle Cook (left) and Carla Saunders (right)
Kyle Cook and Carla Saunders are neonatal nurse practitioners at East Tennessee Children’s Hospital in Knoxville. They’ve spent decades caring for...

  • Added: Sep 19, 2017
  • Length: 05:03
Caption: Diane Jarvi, Credit: Courtesy of Diane Jarvi
Finnish immigrants to Minnesota often faced discrimination. Many were radicals. To avoid the "Dirty Finn" label, some Finns shunned their heritage....

Bought by WAMC


  • Added: Sep 18, 2017
  • Length: 05:26
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Wildin David Guillen Acosta, Credit: Courtesy of the Acosta family
Wildin David Guillen Acosta, 19, was detained by ICE on his way to school.

  • Added: Sep 12, 2017
  • Length: 03:37
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Guest editor of BEST AMERICAN POETRY 2017, Natasha Trethewey talks about her her first creative non-fiction book, BEYOND KATRINA: A MEDITATION ON T...

Bought by WCAI / WNAN and WNJR


  • Added: Sep 08, 2017
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Poet Scott Lowery shares his poem "Shawn" on this weeks segment of Wordish.

  • Added: Sep 06, 2017
  • Length: 06:05
Caption: Francine Anderson
Francine Anderson grew up in rural Virginia during the 1950s. It was the Jim Crow South and “Whites Only” signs punctuated the windows of many busi...

Bought by WVBI-LP


  • Added: Aug 22, 2017
  • Length: 02:46
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Tom and Terry Sullivan holding a photo of their son, Alex
On July 20, 2012, a gunman shot and killed 12 people in a packed movie theater in Aurora, Colorado. One of the victims was Alex Sullivan. He was ce...

Bought by WEZU


  • Added: Jul 19, 2017
  • Length: 03:10
  • Purchases: 1