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Professor Hayrettin Yucesoy explores the turbulent political and religious climate of the medieval Islamic world.

  • Added: Dec 18, 2014
  • Length: 09:29
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Butchering your own meat has become, for lack of a better word, kinda trendy. But it's also a basic survival skill that dates back to the stone age.

  • Added: Dec 10, 2014
  • Length: 26:07
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Legal scholar Bruce Ackerman talks about how presidents from Lincoln to Obama have used their military powers. This segment is from the BackStory e...

  • Added: Dec 08, 2014
  • Length: 09:22
Caption: “L’etat, c’est moi!” Teddy Roosevelt crowning himself on the cover of Puck Magazine. , Credit: Credit: Library of Congress.
30-second promo for "Tyrannophobia: Uses & Abuses of Executive Power," with 5-second music bed at end for station-specific time/date tag.

Bought by WRGY


  • Added: Dec 02, 2014
  • Length: :30
  • Purchases: 1
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Brain scans reveal our political leanings.

Bought by KMXT


  • Added: Nov 01, 2014
  • Length: 01:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: The map shows both active and planned wireless service. Currently, only the Free Wifi Service on Market Street is a supported service. , Credit: City of San Francisco
At the corner of Sanchez and Market, Jason Dorn pulls out an iPhone. He’s at one end point of the access area for San Francisco Free WiFi, a free w...

  • Added: Oct 16, 2014
  • Length: 05:30
Caption: Pedro Pan girls, Florida City, Fla., 1962.  , Credit: Courtesy of Ileana Ortega Menéndez.
Stories about the surge in unaccompanied minors crossing the U.S./Mexico border filled news pages this summer. It's often been referred to as an im...

Bought by XRAY.fm, WCAI / WNAN, WRPI, KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio, WEZU and more


  • Added: Oct 03, 2014
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 10
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Author Sam Roberts reads about a civil rights pioneer indeed, from his new book. Another example of our daily 100-second show -- great for top-of-t...

  • Added: Oct 01, 2014
  • Length: 01:40
Caption: Victory of the USS Constitution over the HMS Guerriere in the War of 1812, by Anton Otto Fischer, Credit: U.S. Navy - Naval Historical Center
Two hundred years ago this month, Francis Scott Key wrote "The Star-Spangled Banner" as the War of 1812 raged around him. But few Americans know mu...

  • Added: Sep 05, 2014
  • Length: 54:00
Caption: The victory of the USS Constitution over the HMS Guerriere in the War of 1812 by Anton Otto, Credit: U.S. Navy - Naval Historical Center
30-second promo for BackStory episode, "The War of 1812: Which One Was That?” [rebroadcast] with 5-second music bed at end for station-specific tim...

Bought by WCAI / WNAN and 90.1 WFYI Public Radio


  • Added: Sep 03, 2014
  • Length: :30
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Strikers from the Ladies Tailors Union, 1910 , Credit: Library of Congress
In his 2014 State of the Union address, President Obama called on Congress to increase the federal minimum wage to $10.10, and then signed an execu...

Bought by KREV-LP, KSRQ, KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio, KBRP Community Radio, WRIR and more


  • Added: Aug 29, 2014
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 8
Caption: Strikers from the Ladies Tailors Union, 1910 , Credit: Library of Congress
With President Obama calling on Congress to raise the minimum wage, and several states debating statewide increases, this episode looks to the orig...

  • Added: Aug 29, 2014
  • Length: 54:00
Caption: Northern Ireland murals in Belfast, Credit: Mike Hally
Political journalist Peter Geoghegan looks at the state of reconciliation and peace-making in Northern Ireland over a series of five short reports ...

  • Added: Aug 14, 2014
  • Length: 07:20
Caption: Thomas Nast, "The Brains", Credit: Wikimedia Commons
It’s a worry as old as the Republic: Do politicians look out for the public good, or their own private interests? But what exactly Americans consid...

Bought by XRAY.fm, WEZU, KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio, KBRP Community Radio, WRPI and more


  • Added: Aug 08, 2014
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 7
Caption: Host Martha Burk
August 14 marks the day in 1945 when President Truman announced Japan’s surrender in World War II. The war was over, but now Japan had to be rebuil...

  • Added: Aug 08, 2014
  • Length: 02:30
Caption: Community worker at the Skegoneill interface, Credit: Mike Hally 2014
Political journalist Peter Geoghegan looks at the state of reconciliation and peace-making in Northern Ireland over a series of five short reports ...

  • Added: Aug 05, 2014
  • Length: 07:47
Caption: Thomas Nast, "The Brains", Credit: Wikimedia Commons
30-second promo for BackStory episode, 'On the Take: Corruption in America,' with 5-second music bed at end for station-specific time/date tag. Ful...

Bought by 90.1 WFYI Public Radio


  • Added: Aug 05, 2014
  • Length: :30
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: A woman in a "state of hysteria.", Credit: Wikimedia Commons
Recent estimates suggest that more than 50% of Americans will suffer from a “mental disorder” at some point in their lifetime, making the once “abn...

Bought by WEZU, WXDU, KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio, and WRIR


  • Added: Jul 18, 2014
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Rival factions of the Democratic Party tussle over President Martin Van Buren. Lithograph, 1837, Credit: Library of Congress
Eric Cantor’s shock primary defeat has left the Republican establishment reeling, and breathed new life into the Tea Party movement within the part...

Bought by KBRP Community Radio, KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio, WRIR, WRGY, RadioFreePalmer and more


  • Added: Jun 13, 2014
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: Rival factions of the Democratic Party tussle over President Martin Van Buren. Lithograph, 1837, Credit: Library of Congress
Eric Cantor’s shock primary defeat has left the Republican establishment reeling, and breathed new life into the Tea Party movement within the part...

  • Added: Jun 13, 2014
  • Length: 54:00
Caption: Rival factions of the Democratic Party tussle over President Martin Van Buren. Lithograph, 1837, Credit: Library of Congress
30-second promo for BackStory episode, "Splintered Parties: A History of Political Factions [rebroadcast]” with 5-second music bed at end for stati...

Bought by 90.1 WFYI Public Radio


  • Added: Jun 12, 2014
  • Length: :30
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Host Martha Burk
Two and one half minute commentary on tax inequality between working people and wall streeters. Contains vocal by Merle Haggard.

  • Added: Apr 09, 2014
  • Length: 02:30
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The Next Step in data management, devised by the Curmudgeon in cooperation with the NSA.

  • Added: Mar 26, 2014
  • Length: 02:59
Caption: Strikers from the Ladies Tailors Union, 1910 , Credit: Library of Congress
30-second promo for BackStory episode, "Fair Wages: A History of Getting Paid” with 5-second music bed at end for station-specific time/date tag.

  • Added: Mar 25, 2014
  • Length: :00
Caption: “The Almightier,” illustration from Puck, May 15th, 1907 , Credit: Library of Congress
There’s a lot of talk about Bitcoin these days—the digital currency that's been gaining ground. Bitcoin allows online payments to be made person-to...

  • Added: Feb 21, 2014
  • Length: 54:00