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Age old discoveries and scientific advances have long dispelled the belief that the earth is flat. Recent technological advances have moved recorde...

  • Added: Jul 05, 2017
  • Length: 05:24
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Steve Downing shares his thoughts and memories from 1997, the summer of love.

  • Added: Jun 23, 2017
  • Length: 05:54
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Driving around Morocco in the late 1950s with counterculture icon Paul Bowles at the wheel, with a case of hot Pepsi, a brick of hash, and a massiv...

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  • Added: Jun 14, 2017
  • Length: 29:23
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Walter Price, 314th Combat Engineers
Commemorate the 100th anniversary of US involvement in World War I by accompanying Walter Price and the 314th Engineers on their tour of duty.

  • Added: Jun 03, 2017
  • Length: 08:19
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The popular notion that Jamaica developed its early ska and reggae musics by listening to high powered New Orleans radio stations doesn't give cred...

  • Added: May 30, 2017
  • Length: 43:39
Caption: Funeral service in front of Barrett's Market 1942
A community garden project at Barrett Brothers Park in north St. Louis prompts memories of the Barrett family, who came to Missouri as Irish famine...

  • Added: May 28, 2017
  • Length: 03:23
Caption: Non-hypocrites stay true to intentions, Credit: Susan Cook
This week the United States Senate voted to overrule the intention of the Founding Fathers and disregard the process that give minority membership ...

  • Added: Apr 07, 2017
  • Length: 03:08
Caption: A statue of Mahatma Gandhi
On October 2 India will mark the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. South Africans say India gave us Mohandas Gandhi. We returned him as the Maha...

  • Added: Apr 03, 2017
  • Length: 05:59
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A visit, a cooking lesson and lunch with the celebrated chef Claudia Roden. Claudia discussed lost Jewish communities through their cuisines. Inc...

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  • Added: Mar 22, 2017
  • Length: 14:46
  • Purchases: 1
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This week we talk about the Harlem Hammer, COINTELPRO, and punching nazis.

  • Added: Feb 28, 2017
  • Length: 42:03
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This week we discuss protests in several different contexts.

  • Added: Feb 23, 2017
  • Length: 52:53
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This week we talk about the German kunstschutz unit, the Venus de Milo, and slavery reparations.

  • Added: Feb 23, 2017
  • Length: 44:53
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Mario Soares, former PM and President of Portugal, statesman, exile, political prisoner, "father of democracy", passed away last week at the age of...

  • Added: Jan 19, 2017
  • Length: 05:09
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Manipur’s court records talk about a game back in the 1st century AD and what’s different about polo in Manipur is that this not just a game for po...

  • Added: Jan 17, 2017
  • Length: 06:00
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This particular Untold Stories of Central Minnesota is the first in a series of three concerning the Untold Story of Immigration in our area. As ...

  • Added: Oct 21, 2016
  • Length: 28:35
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On October 2 India will mark the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi. But his status as an icon of humanitarianism may be at risk.

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  • Added: Sep 27, 2016
  • Length: 05:59
  • Purchases: 1
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A short radio documentary about the 1981 Memorial Day Flood in Austin, Texas that killed 13 people.

  • Added: Sep 25, 2016
  • Length: :00
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Most of us around the world wake up to alarm clocks or the clock radio turning on. For decades thousands and thousands of Indians around the world...

  • Added: Sep 20, 2016
  • Length: 06:00
Caption: ...wide river as ever..., Credit: Susan Cook
Speaking out about unjust events and atrocities that others passively accept segregates the outspoken, often. In their own time, they are often ...

  • Added: Jul 04, 2016
  • Length: 04:34
Caption: ...wide river as ever..., Credit: Susan Cook
The real meaning of the Buddhist concept of karma is murky, but the Republican Presidential campaign has become an explanatory sponge for it- fully...

  • Added: Jun 29, 2016
  • Length: 04:49
Caption: Prince Charming Arrives with the 108th Button, Credit: Edward L. Ott 1896 sketch, with Illustrator Overlay
Mary Leonardson was a button fanatic traveling around the world roughly between the 1920s to the 1950s meeting up with various button clubs to coll...

  • Added: Jun 27, 2016
  • Length: 12:24
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Philip Armand accidentally falls into a vortex of Bliss, then the bliss hangs up.

  • Added: Jun 22, 2016
  • Length: 05:43
Caption: The Moving Wall came to Maine last year before Memorial Day..., Credit: Susan Cook
The Moving Wall, a half scale version of the smooth black granite Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, DC which names the 58228 who died in t...

  • Added: May 27, 2016
  • Length: 06:42
Caption: Sam Bellamy in front of his home in Long Island, NY., Credit: Peter Alexander Bresnan
From the moment you see Sam Bellamy, you know that there’s something different about him. He dresses differently from most people. He carries himse...

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  • Added: May 26, 2016
  • Length: 12:23
  • Purchases: 1
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Michael Goldfarb tells the story of how the God Intoxicated Man, Benedict Spinoza, seeded the Englightenment and became the philosopher for today.

  • Added: May 23, 2016
  • Length: 53:38