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Caption: http://www.arctic-council.org, Credit: The Arctic Council
In 1996, the high level intergovernmental Arctic Council was formed to promote cooperation and interaction among the Arctic states. In this episode...

  • Added: Sep 15, 2014
  • Length: 05:23
Caption: Skeptic Check: Is It True?, Credit: Seth Shostak
We often hear fantastic scientific claims that would change everything if true. We examine news stories that seem too sensational to be valid, yet...

  • Added: Sep 15, 2014
  • Length: 54:00
Caption: Jazz pianist Kenny Werner: the accidental guru of the musical self-help movement
Are jazz musicians more prone to mental illness? Can jazz be therapeutic? And what can musicians do to get over performance anxiety? We'll answer t...

Bought by KPVL, KSRQ, KMUN, WCMU Public Radio, WLPR and more


  • Added: Sep 08, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 15
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An American pediatric brain surgeon describes his remarkable recent journey to Africa and David Scheffer recalls his years of behind-the-scenes neg...

  • Added: Sep 08, 2014
  • Length: 58:59
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How should the law respond to the findings of neuroscience?

Bought by KTRL, KWMR, WYAP, and KSKQ


  • Added: Sep 08, 2014
  • Length: 53:59
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: A Sudden Change in Planets, Credit: Seth Shostak
A planet is a planet is a planet. Unless it’s Pluto. Scientists say that the unpopular re-classification of Pluto as a dwarf planet by astronomer...

Bought by KREV-LP, KSKQ, Accessible Media Inc. Station Account, WRGY, and WYAP


  • Added: Sep 08, 2014
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 5
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In CRN #8 we hear back to school thoughts from Betty Aldworth, Executive Director of Students for Sensible Drug Policy. Jane West owns and operates...

Bought by KVMR and KFCF FM


  • Added: Sep 04, 2014
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Two Earth approaching asteroids were discovered on the same night.

Bought by KENW


  • Added: Sep 04, 2014
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Strong radio and TV transmissions from Earth will probably fade as human communications switches to satellites and fibers. Perhaps the way to dete...

Bought by KENW


  • Added: Sep 04, 2014
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 1
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The carbon footprint of tonight’s dinner is considered by mother-daughter authors Anna and Frances Lappe, and a new movement bringing together peop...

  • Added: Sep 03, 2014
  • Length: 58:59
Caption: Welcome to Our Labor-atory, Credit: Seth Shostak
The end of work? Hi ho, hi ho ... it’s out with work we go! As you relax this holiday weekend, step into our labor-atory and imagine a world wher...

Bought by WNJR, Accessible Media Inc. Station Account, KRPS, WRGY, WUIS and more


  • Added: Sep 01, 2014
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 7
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How reliable are our intuitions about concepts we use every day?

Bought by WNJR, KTRL, WYAP, KWMR, and KSKQ


  • Added: Sep 01, 2014
  • Length: 53:59
  • Purchases: 5
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What would a space alien receive if it pointed its radio antennas towards our Sun?

Bought by KENW and WYAP


  • Added: Aug 29, 2014
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 2
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NASA is planning a new Mars rover which will be based on the successful Spirit, Opportunity, and Curiosity Mars rovers. It will be able to directl...

Bought by KENW and WYAP


  • Added: Aug 29, 2014
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Audience members at Climate One, Credit: Ed Ritger,
The Red/Blue divide in American politics is really a rainbow of perspectives. And they are colored by who you are, where you live and what you beli...

  • Added: Aug 27, 2014
  • Length: 58:57
Caption: Paintings by Craig Moran, Credit: Jenny Chen
Visual stylometry is a new branch of mathematics that uses mathematics to determine the style of a particular artists' body of work. In this piece ...

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Aug 26, 2014
  • Length: 06:11
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: In the summer monsoon season, grass carpets the Chiricahua foothills., Credit: Aengus Anderson
In the wake of a catastrophic fire, researchers use Arizona's Chiricahua Mountains to look centuries into the future of climate change and ask "wha...

Bought by KAWC


  • Added: Aug 25, 2014
  • Length: 06:55
  • Purchases: 1
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In this episode of World Ocean Radio, host Peter Neill uses lyrics composed by a 20th century musical legend to reflect upon the challenges we face...

  • Added: Aug 25, 2014
  • Length: 04:39
Caption: ZZZZZs Please, Credit: Seth Shostak
The science of why we sleep and technology that may allow us to record dreams.

Bought by WILL, WRGY, WYAP, WRIR, and Accessible Media Inc. Station Account


  • Added: Aug 25, 2014
  • Length: 53:58
  • Purchases: 5
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The beverage industry spends billions of dollars each year convincing us that sugary beverages will make us “happy.” In reality, sugar-laden drink...

Bought by RadioFreePalmer


  • Added: Aug 21, 2014
  • Length: 28:00
  • Purchases: 1
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By looking at a star as one of its planets passes in front of it, astronomers are able to learn about its atmosphere.

Bought by KENW and WYAP


  • Added: Aug 21, 2014
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Men may be from Mars but women are exploring it.

Bought by KENW and WYAP


  • Added: Aug 21, 2014
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 2
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The Rosetta Spacecraft's arrival at a comet's nucleus has begun a process of discovery.

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  • Length: 02:00
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Renewable energy is rapidly shifting to a higher profile sector of the way Americans derive electricity and "green jobs" expert Van Jones offers hi...

  • Added: Aug 18, 2014
  • Length: 58:59
Caption: Know Laughing Matter, Credit: Seth Shostak
Why we evolved to laugh plus side-splitting jokes about electrons and relativity.

Bought by New Hampshire Public Radio, WRST-FM Oshkosh, and WRIR


  • Added: Aug 18, 2014
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 3