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Secret codes, ciphers, and telegrams. It used to be that in order to transmit information during wartime, various industries encoded their messages...

Bought by KREV-LP, WNJR, WSLR, WETD, KTSW 89.9 and more


  • Added: Sep 22, 2016
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 7
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Arts & Cultural Heritage Producer Jeff Carmack explores the very thing that makes St. Cloud the “Granite City” as he heads out at the Stearns Count...

  • Added: Sep 21, 2016
  • Length: 30:00
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The dilemma continues over how to spell dilemma! Grant and Martha try to suss out the backstory of why some people spell that word with an "n." At ...

Bought by KREV-LP, WNJR, WSLR, WETD, WMUU-LP and more


  • Added: Sep 16, 2016
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 7
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It's hard enough to get a new word into the dictionary. But what happens when lawmakers get involved? New Jersey legislators passed a resolution as...

Bought by KREV-LP, WNJR, WSLR, WEZU, WETD and more


  • Added: Sep 10, 2016
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 8
Caption: Man with rake and drying shrimp. , Credit: Photo courtesy of The Historic New Orleans Collection.
Imagine this: deep in the Louisiana wetlands, a wooden platform the size of three football fields, covered in shrimp, drying in the sun… which are ...

  • Added: Sep 08, 2016
  • Length: 25:44
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Rhythm tempo Louie Bellson style sets the downbeat, dynamic Maynard and harty Hampton Hawes piano fill the fare next. Mr. Hawes met pianist Toshiko...

Bought by WJSU, WVBI-LP, KMRE-LP, and WKAR


  • Added: Sep 06, 2016
  • Length: 01:59:57
  • Purchases: 4
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Rediscover splatter platters and how radio takes us on a ride!

  • Added: Sep 02, 2016
  • Length: 11:50
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What's in a mascot name? Maybe you're a fan of the Banana Slugs, or you cheer for the Winged Beavers. Perhaps your loyalty lies with the Fighting A...

Bought by KREV-LP, WNJR, WETD, KTSW 89.9, WEZU and more


  • Added: Aug 26, 2016
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 7
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Serious questions from young voices. In this special fundraising edition, Martha and Grant share some favorite calls from their youngest listeners,...

Bought by 90.1 WFYI Public Radio, WNJR, and KTSW 89.9


  • Added: Aug 26, 2016
  • Length: 28:17
  • Purchases: 3
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Life’s precarious journey—lessons today’s parents often avoid. Rediscover the frightening tales from our collective past.

  • Added: Aug 23, 2016
  • Length: 11:46
Caption: Grant Barrett and Martha Barnette
This week on "A Way with Words": Slang from the 19th century. The slang coming out of Victorian mouths was more colorful than you might think. A 19...

Bought by KREV-LP, WMUU-LP, WSLR, WNJR, WETD and more


  • Added: Aug 19, 2016
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 7
Caption: Ozark Highlands Radio
Shenandoah Valley Virginia Progressive Folk Roots Band “The Steel Wheels” perform live at the Ozark Folk Center State Park in Mountain View, Arkans...

  • Added: Aug 17, 2016
  • Length: 58:59
Caption: Ozark Highlands Radio
Grammy Award winning cowboy quartet “Riders in the Sky” perform live at the Ozark Folk Center State Park in Mountain View, Arkansas. Also, Mark Jo...

  • Added: Aug 17, 2016
  • Length: 58:59
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This week on "A Way with Words": "If you come to a fork in the road . . . take it!" Baseball legend Yogi Berra was famous for such head-scratching ...

Bought by WSLR, WNJR, WETD, KTSW 89.9, KREV-LP and more


  • Added: Aug 11, 2016
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 8
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Faribault, Minnesota is known for a few things. A heritage woolen mill. A fancy prep school for rich kids. And oh yeah, a spinning, twirling carniv...

  • Added: Aug 11, 2016
  • Length: 04:51
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This week on "A Way with Words": People in ancient times could be just as bawdy and colorful as we are today. To prove it, we found some graffiti w...

Bought by WSLR, KREV-LP, WNJR, WETD, KTSW 89.9 and more


  • Added: Aug 05, 2016
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 8
Caption: Ozark Highlands Radio
World renowned finger style and harp guitar phenom Muriel Anderson performs live at the Ozark Folk Center State Park in Mountain View, Arkansas. A...

  • Added: Jul 29, 2016
  • Length: 58:59
Caption: Ozark Highlands Radio
Comedian, banjo prodigy, Grand Old Opry star and HeeHaw alum Mike Snider performs live at the Ozark Folk Center State Park in Mountain View, Arkans...

  • Added: Jul 29, 2016
  • Length: 58:59
Caption: Ozark Highlands Radio
North Carolina insurgent country folk singer/songwriter Malcolm Holcombe performs live at the Ozark Folk Center State Park in Mountain View, Arkans...

  • Added: Jul 29, 2016
  • Length: 58:59
Caption: Ozark Highlands Radio
Unconventional folk-blues-rock-bluegrass trio “The Howlin’ Brothers” perform live at the Ozark Folk Center State Park in Mountain View, Arkansas. ...

  • Added: Jul 29, 2016
  • Length: 58:59
Caption: Ozark Highlands Radio
Bona fide Illinois French trouveur & fiddler Dennis Stroughmatt performs live at the Ozark Folk Center State Park in Mountain View, Arkansas. Also...

  • Added: Jul 29, 2016
  • Length: 58:59
Caption: Ozark Highlands Radio
Thumbpicking guitar legacy Thom Bresh performs live at the Ozark Folk Center State Park in Mountain View, Arkansas. Also, folklorist and author Ch...

  • Added: Jul 29, 2016
  • Length: 58:59
Caption: Ozark Highlands Radio
Old Crow Medicine Show founder Willie Watson performs live at the Ozark Folk Center State Park in Mountain View, Arkansas. Also, interviews with W...

  • Added: Jul 29, 2016
  • Length: 58:59
Caption: Ozark Highlands Radio
Carter Family legacy Dale Jett & "Hello Stranger" perform live at the Ozark Folk Center State Park in Mountain View, Arkansas. Also, interviews wi...

  • Added: Jul 29, 2016
  • Length: 58:59
Caption: Ozark Highlands Radio
Jay Ungar & Molly Mason perform live at the Ozark Folk Center State Park in Mountain View, Arkansas. Also, interviews with Jay & Molly, a performa...

  • Added: Jul 29, 2016
  • Length: 58:59