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On the eve of the 2015 General Election in the UK, take a jaunt through the etymology of election-related words.

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  • Added: May 06, 2015
  • Length: 09:01
  • Purchases: 1
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Forget words for a moment; look at the spaces between the words.

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  • Added: Apr 23, 2015
  • Length: 10:21
  • Purchases: 1
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You'd think you could trust dictionaries, but it turns out, they are riddled with LIES.

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  • Added: Mar 26, 2015
  • Length: 15:26
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Nila Mack
There weren’t a lot of female directors during the Golden Age of Radio. Nila Mack was one of the few who earned herself an office on the 14th floo...

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  • Added: Mar 05, 2015
  • Length: 06:37
  • Purchases: 2
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The Partition of India uprooted 10 -15 million people, the largest mass displacement of the 20th century. 250,000 – two million died. Yet no museu...

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  • Added: Mar 03, 2015
  • Length: 06:00
  • Purchases: 1
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CAFÉ ACOUSMATIC: the finest blend of electroacoustic music, sound art, and 3D binaural audio.

  • Added: Feb 27, 2015
  • Length: 59:07
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In this provocative radio essay, a commonplace encounter with racial profiling opens the door to the vast and painful reality of racism in the Unit...

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  • Added: Feb 04, 2015
  • Length: 29:00
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Caption: Funk and Soul Musician: Sonny Knight, Credit: Charlie Pulkrabek - 10/25/14
Sonny Knight considers himself blessed. If that's true, he is being rewarded for his positive attitude, and incredible amount of patience. It began...

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  • Added: Jan 26, 2015
  • Length: 09:29
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Caption: Dave "Snaker" Ray, Credit: Dan Corrigan
In this edition of Centerstage Minnesota, we hear music from, Dave Ray, Bonnie Raitt, Nikki & the Ruemates, Midwest Paul Cook, Galactic Cowboy Orch...

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  • Added: Dec 23, 2014
  • Length: 01:45:57
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Caption: Awful Grace Podcast, Credit: Robert Andersson
As a young man, Don Catherall shook hands with John F. Kennedy minutes before he was assassinated. When told of the Kennedy's murder, he thought it...

  • Added: Dec 14, 2014
  • Length: 07:36
Caption: Local women perform witch trials in costume for the tourists., Credit: Eric Molinsky
To understand Salem in 1692, we need to delve into the imaginary world the Puritans believed in, where witches and Indians were both agents of the ...

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  • Added: Dec 05, 2014
  • Length: 16:34
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The Wizard of Oz started as a perfect partnership between L. Frank Baum and W.W. Denslow -- until they became bitter rivals, with each owning half ...

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  • Added: Dec 05, 2014
  • Length: 12:22
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Caption: Worf visits Rabbi Ben Newman's synagogue (not in canon), Credit: Eric Molinsky
Every sci-fi fantasy world comes with a canon of back stories and rules, which may have a lot in common with the original canon -- The Torah.

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  • Added: Dec 05, 2014
  • Length: 14:48
  • Purchases: 3
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XPRESSIONS is a series of short, light-hearted features about the origin of popular phrases & sayings of every sort.

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  • Added: Nov 09, 2014
  • Length: 01:46
  • Purchases: 1
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XPRESSIONS is a series of short, light-hearted features about the origin of popular phrases & sayings of every sort.

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  • Added: Nov 02, 2014
  • Length: 01:44
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XPRESSIONS is a series of short, light-hearted features about the origin of popular phrases & sayings of every sort.

  • Added: Oct 26, 2014
  • Length: 01:45
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This reading is a passage describing two giraffes seen in crates on a ship bound for Germany.

  • Added: Oct 14, 2014
  • Length: 03:49
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XPRESSIONS is a series of short, light-hearted features about the origin of popular phrases & sayings of every sort.

  • Added: Oct 12, 2014
  • Length: 01:46
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When we see the tools of discrediting the truth happily taken on, now or in history- we might say this. The cost of the truth is, it turns out, th...

  • Added: Oct 11, 2014
  • Length: 11:09
Caption: Miner 49er, Credit: Tom Weistar
In the foothills of the Sierra Nevada lies the San Juan Ridge. On the Ridge, tucked away amongst towering pines, flanked by two forks of the Yuba R...

  • Added: Oct 03, 2014
  • Length: 28:25
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Often imitated, but never duplicated, the "Jucy Lucy" is a Minneapolis food favorite. In this piece, learn the backstory and true mark of this icon...

  • Added: Sep 28, 2014
  • Length: 03:58
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A family living in Idaho during the early 20th Century test the limits of the Postal Service, when they send a very special parcel through the Post.

  • Added: Sep 26, 2014
  • Length: 06:09
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Thousands of miles from Edinburgh in the heart of Kolkata there remains a piece of land that is indisputably Scottish. Sandip Roy takes us there.

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  • Added: Sep 24, 2014
  • Length: 04:29
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Caption: A Muslim caretaker, Credit: Sandip Roy
Sandip Roy discovers one way in which Jews and Muslims cooperate through generations.

  • Added: Sep 15, 2014
  • Length: 04:30
Caption: Magen David Synagogue in Kolkata, India, Credit: Ashok Sinha
A Jewish museum just opened in Kolkata. Not a brick and mortar museum, but an online museum.

  • Added: Sep 10, 2014
  • Length: 04:30