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What the fox says may be a mystery, but we do know that dogs bark differently around the world. In China, for example, they say not bow-wow but wan...

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  • Added: Nov 21, 2013
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 7
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Online recaps of Mad Men or Breaking Bad can be as much fun as the shows themselves. So why not recap classic literature -- like, say, Dante's Infe...

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  • Added: Nov 14, 2013
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 8
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Free, weekly short program. One could argue that the introduction of the modern typewriter just a tad over 110 years ago did more to change the way...

  • Added: Nov 09, 2013
  • Length: 10:19
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What do your pronouns say about your own psychological makeup? If you use the word I a lot, does it mean you're a leader . . . or a follower? A sur...

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  • Added: Nov 07, 2013
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 8
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Everything you always wanted to know about Todd Rundgren... and some things you didn't want to know. This episode tracks the history, showcases th...

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  • Added: Nov 07, 2013
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
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This week on "A Way with Words": It's the language of Wisconsin: If you're nibbling on slippery Jims or sipping sweet soup, chances are you're in ...

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  • Added: Nov 01, 2013
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 9
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Ever wonder how the Halloween we Americans celebrate came to be? In search of answers reporter Todd Crotty ventured into the past to unravel the m...

  • Added: Oct 31, 2013
  • Length: 04:08
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Free, weekly short program. The current philosophy seems to be the more “friends” that we can amass on Facebook, or the more “followers” that we ca...

  • Added: Oct 28, 2013
  • Length: 08:12
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It's the art of constructive feedback: If you're a teacher with a mountain of papers to grade, you may find yourself puzzling over which kinds of n...

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  • Added: Oct 24, 2013
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 7
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Dr. Joseph Burns and guest Steve Schepker talk about roadies. Steve Schepker talks about past experience of being a roadie himself. The music range...

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  • Added: Oct 21, 2013
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Free, weekly short program. For those of us who attended grammar school long before the arrival of the in-classroom computer, one of the greatest r...

  • Added: Oct 18, 2013
  • Length: 09:08
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Free, weekly short program. In the long ago and far away of mid-to-late twentieth-century America, the clothesline was a common feature of the land...

  • Added: Oct 18, 2013
  • Length: 05:51
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Although the term civility seems to connote a type of outmoded, formal etiquette not practiced since the turn of the previous century, the use of c...

  • Added: Oct 18, 2013
  • Length: 07:13
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Free, weekly program. It’s generally agreed that the silent film era lasted from 1894 to 1929; however, the history of projected images is much lon...

  • Added: Oct 18, 2013
  • Length: 11:02
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This week on "A Way with Words": Sure, it's scary to send your writing to a literary agent. But pity the poor agent who must wade through hundreds ...

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  • Added: Oct 17, 2013
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 7
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This week on "A Way with Words": You pick up what you think a glass of water and take a sip, but it turns out to be Sprite. What's the word for tha...

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  • Added: Oct 10, 2013
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 7
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The artist Harold Stevenson is best known for his paintings of male nudes, and his friendships with pop art royalty. He has lived in Paris, and Ro...

  • Added: Oct 07, 2013
  • Length: 06:48
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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 06, 2013
  • Length: 01:09
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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 06, 2013
  • Length: 01:14
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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 06, 2013
  • Length: 01:28
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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 06, 2013
  • Length: 01:13
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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 06, 2013
  • Length: 01:30
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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 06, 2013
  • Length: 01:27
From: Don Hill
Series: Xpressions
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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 06, 2013
  • Length: 01:10
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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 06, 2013
  • Length: 01:25