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Caption: Ozark Highlands Radio
Old time fiddler, composer, actress, singer, Grand Ole Opry star, and country music royalty Ramona Jones performs live at the Ozark Folk Center Sta...

  • Added: Jul 13, 2017
  • Length: 58:59
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The only time you'll ever see the sun's outer atmosphere is during a full solar eclipse, when sun itself is completely covered. That hazy ring is c...

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


  • Added: Jul 13, 2017
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 8
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This week it’s butterflies, belly flowers, plot bunnies, foxes, and cuckoos. Also, writing advice from Mark Twain and a wonderful bit of prose from...

Bought by KREV-LP, KTAL-LP [Las Cruces Community Radio], WSLR, WETD, KTSW 89.9 and more


  • Added: Jul 06, 2017
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 8
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The legendary story of one of America’s most stunning corporate collapses.

Bought by WCPN, Spokane Public Radio, KMUN, KWMR, KALW and more


  • Added: Jul 05, 2017
  • Length: 01:57:58
  • Purchases: 25
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Novelist Charles Dickens created many unforgettable characters, but he's also responsible for coining or popularizing lots of words, like "flummox"...

Bought by KREV-LP, WSLR, WYAP, WEZU, and WMUU-LP


  • Added: Jun 29, 2017
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 5
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Pranks, cranks, and chips. As a kid, you may have played that game where you phone someone to say, "Is your refrigerator running? Then you better g...

Bought by WSLR, KTSW 89.9, WYAP, WEZU, KREV-LP and more


  • Added: Jun 22, 2017
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 6
Caption:  Composer Ned Rorem, Credit: Christian Steiner
We'll hear Zabur by Mohammed Fairouz and Cello Concerto by Nico Muhly, recordings with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra on a special Indiana Bic...

Bought by WGTE FM 91


  • Added: Jun 22, 2017
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 1
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If you want to be a better writer, try skipping today's bestsellers, and read one from the 1930's instead. Or read something besides fiction in ord...

Bought by WSLR, KREV-LP, KTSW 89.9, WYAP, and WEZU


  • Added: Jun 15, 2017
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 5
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Hermann Rorschach’s inkblot test has become ubiquitous in pop-culture as shorthand for both psychiatry and the subconscious. The first biography of...

Bought by XRAY.fm


  • Added: Jun 15, 2017
  • Length: 28:16
  • Purchases: 1
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Helenboch, originally created by one of Georgia's first craft breweries, is getting a rebirth. Reported by Tim Dennis.

  • Added: Jun 12, 2017
  • Length: 13:26
Caption: Ozark Highlands Radio
Five world class fiddlers perform live at the Ozark Folk Center State Park Craft Village in Mountain View, Arkansas. Featured on this special epis...

  • Added: Jun 09, 2017
  • Length: 58:59
Caption: Ozark Highlands Radio
Traditional American banjo performer & historian Clarke Buehling and his skilled protege’ Carl Anderton perform live at the Ozark Folk Center State...

  • Added: Jun 08, 2017
  • Length: 58:59
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Baseball has a language all its own: On the diamond, a snow cone isn't what you think it is, and Three Blind Mice has nothing to do with nursery rh...

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


  • Added: Jun 08, 2017
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 7
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What's the best way for someone busy to learn lots of new words quickly for a test like the GRE? Looking up their origins can help. Or record yours...

Bought by KREV-LP, WSLR, WMUU-LP, WYAP, WEZU and more


  • Added: Jun 01, 2017
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: Ozark Highlands Radio
Three world renowned autoharp virtuosos, Bryan Bowers, Karen Mueller, and Charles Whitmer perform live at the Ozark Folk Center State Park in Mount...

  • Added: May 31, 2017
  • Length: 58:59
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Why do we call a frankfurter a "hot dog"? It seems an unsettling 19th-century rumor is to blame. Also, if someone quits something abruptly, why do ...

Bought by KREV-LP, WSLR, WMUU-LP, WYAP, and WEZU


  • Added: May 26, 2017
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Ozark Highlands Radio
Austin, Texas based fiddle driven folk pop and renowned Contra Dance band “The Lost & Nameless Orchestra” performs live at the Ozark Folk Center St...

  • Added: May 26, 2017
  • Length: 58:59
Caption: Ozark Highlands Radio
The witty & convivial Americana ragtime, blues & early jazz quartet, “Side Street Steppers” perform live at the Ozark Folk Center State Park in Mou...

  • Added: May 25, 2017
  • Length: 58:59
Caption: Ozark Highlands Radio
Original cowgirl, singer, songwriter, actress and Country Music Hall of Fame superstar Patsy Montana performs live at the Ozark Folk Center State P...

  • Added: May 23, 2017
  • Length: 58:59
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American Dream Players present a short, comic history of a war we've more or less forgotten, the War of 1812. Fought on both land and sea, this wa...

  • Added: May 18, 2017
  • Length: 12:39
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A caller with a 25-year-old parrot wonders: How much language do birds really understand? Plus, Knock-knock. Who's there? Boo. Well . . .  you can ...

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


  • Added: May 18, 2017
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 7
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How to Fix U.S. explores the two-party system and a simple change that's gaining traction to end Republican and Democratic dominance.

  • Added: May 11, 2017
  • Length: 07:29
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Victorian slang and a modern controversy over language and gender. In the early 1900's, a door-knocker wasn't just what visitors used to announce t...

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


  • Added: May 11, 2017
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 8
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Vivacious, young,staunchly Catholic Mary of Scotland - traits bound to arouse the jealous enmity of her cousin, Elizabeth the First of England - an...

  • Added: May 09, 2017
  • Length: 16:30
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The short, funny, (yet, factually accurate) life of William, the Conqueror

Bought by WOUB


  • Added: May 09, 2017
  • Length: 11:12
  • Purchases: 1