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XPRESSIONS is a series of short, light-hearted features about the origin of popular phrases & sayings of every sort.

  • Added: Jun 02, 2014
  • Length: 01:34
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What if they gave a war reenactment and nobody came?

  • Added: Jun 01, 2014
  • Length: 04:17
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Remember the classic films Dogumentary and $3000? Those were their working titles, before they became Best In Show and Pretty Woman. We look at how...

Bought by WRNC-LP, KFOK-LPFM, WEZU, KUOW, and WUIS


  • Added: May 29, 2014
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 5
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The "Blues Rib Shack" is a Blues music show lasting one hour with three segments. This show is part of a limited series of shows that your listen...

  • Added: May 28, 2014
  • Length: 55:13
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Do you know who wrote "That '70s Show" theme song, "In the Street"? Cheap Trick, maybe? Wrong: Big Star. Today's episode of Rock School will discus...

Bought by KSKQ, KFOK-LPFM, and KSRQ


  • Added: May 27, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 3
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The Final Edition probes the one thing we know about the Unknown Soldier.

  • Added: May 26, 2014
  • Length: 03:31
Caption: Hjalmar Hvam was a champion ski jumper., Credit: courtesy of the Oregon Historical Society
A Norwegian immigrant in Oregon invented the first quick-release ski binding, which made skiing safer and more appealing.

Bought by KALW and PRX Remix


  • Added: May 22, 2014
  • Length: 16:51
  • Purchases: 2
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You've been reading a book but you're just not into it. How do you quit it, guilt-free? How do you break up with a book? Also, what do you ask for ...

Bought by WETD, WEZU, KUOW, and WUIS


  • Added: May 22, 2014
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 4
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This week we explore inaccuracies within song lyrics. Doves can't cry. The Shenandoah River is in Virginia, not West Virginia. Carbon 14 is not ...

Bought by KSKQ, KFOK-LPFM, and KSRQ


  • Added: May 21, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 3
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The Final Edition unearths a forgotten ‘60’s folk song that urges young people to stop being sissies and kill for US interests in Vietnam.

  • Added: May 18, 2014
  • Length: 03:04
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XPRESSIONS is a series of short, light-hearted features about the origin of popular phrases & sayings of every sort.

  • Added: May 16, 2014
  • Length: 01:26
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Everyone knows you don't start a sentence with "But." But why? We sort out the confusion over this little word. Also, how voice recognition technol...

Bought by KFOK-LPFM, WEZU, KUOW, WUIS, and WETD


  • Added: May 15, 2014
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Sounds Jewish, Credit: Mississippi Public Broadcasting
Songs and comedy to mark Lag B'Omer

Bought by KPVL


  • Added: May 15, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
  • 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.

  • Added: May 12, 2014
  • Length: 01:48
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This week on "A Way with Words": What's so special about the phrase Sit on a pan, Otis!? It's an example of a palindrome -- a word or phrase that'...

Bought by WEZU, WRFA-LP, and KREV-LP


  • Added: May 09, 2014
  • Length: 54:00
  • 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.

  • Added: May 05, 2014
  • Length: 01:34
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This week on "A Way with Words": The SAT is changing things up, but that's not necessarily a bad thing. Just because words like membranous are no l...

Bought by WRNC-LP, KREV-LP, KUOW, WEZU, and WETD


  • Added: May 01, 2014
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 5
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XPRESSIONS is a series of short, light-hearted features about the origin of popular phrases & sayings of every sort.

  • Added: Apr 28, 2014
  • Length: 03:36
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It used to be that you called any mixed-breed dog a mutt. But at today's dog parks, you're just as likely to run into schnugs, bassadors, and dalma...

Bought by KREV-LP, KUOW, WUIS, WRNC-LP, and WEZU


  • Added: Apr 25, 2014
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 5
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What do you call a guy with a bald pate? A chrome dome? Maybe the lucky fellow is sporting a solar panel for a sex machine. Also, which would you r...

Bought by KREV-LP, WNJR, and KFOK-LPFM


  • Added: Apr 25, 2014
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 3
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From 1775 to 2001, a look at 7 American wars through the eyes and mindsets of its eighteen-year-olds. Written and narrated by Tom McBride and Ron N...

Bought by WFHB


  • Added: Apr 24, 2014
  • Length: 14:22
  • Purchases: 1
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The sounds of childhood: jokes and playground songs.

  • Added: Apr 22, 2014
  • Length: 04:30
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Everything Sounds explores the the origins and sounds of South African gumboot dancing.

  • Added: Apr 22, 2014
  • Length: 04:30
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Rock stars who saw the light, turned around and came back to make it big. This week we explore the music that wouldn't have been had musicians' ne...

Bought by KSKQ, KFOK-LPFM, and KSRQ


  • Added: Apr 22, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
  • 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.

  • Added: Apr 17, 2014
  • Length: 01:43