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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
Caption: Torch singer turned jazz all-star Abbey Lincoln
Louis Armstrong: garbage picker; Duke Ellington: soda jerk; Kurt Elling: theology student. Just like other celebrities, your favorite jazz stars of...

Bought by South Dakota Public Broadcasting - Radio, KDRP Community Radio, WEZU, KMUN, KPVL and more


  • Added: May 05, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 16
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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
Caption: The 1910 New Orleans Pelicans baseball team; Shoeless Joe Jackson is #12.
This piece by Eric Millman is about moving to New Orleans from California hoping to join a baseball community, and drowning in the unavoidable Sain...

  • Added: Apr 17, 2014
  • Length: 05:31
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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 11, 2014
  • Length: 01:38
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This week, forensic linguists use what they know about speech and writing to testify in courtrooms. And get out your hankies! Martha and Grant are ...

Bought by KRZA, WNJR, WUIS, WETD, WOUB and more


  • Added: Apr 10, 2014
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 8
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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 07, 2014
  • Length: 01:40
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This week on "A Way with Words": If everyone on the planet spoke a single language, wouldn't that make life a whole lot easier? For that matter, is...

Bought by KFOK-LPFM, PRX Demo Station, WNJR, WOUB, WETD and more


  • Added: Apr 03, 2014
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 8
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Eminent domain and the business of baseball level a community.

Bought by WNJR, KALW, KUNM, Nevada Public Radio, Spokane Public Radio and more


  • Added: Mar 31, 2014
  • Length: 01:57:58
  • Purchases: 11
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XPRESSIONS is a series of short, light-hearted features about the origin of popular phrases & sayings of every sort.

  • Added: Mar 31, 2014
  • Length: 01:20
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Steve Downing has been a teacher, house painter, conflict mediator, musician, arts administrator, freelance writer, and has occasionally worked for...

Bought by KSRQ


  • Added: Mar 29, 2014
  • Length: 03:42
  • Purchases: 1
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Springtime is the right time to feel twitterpated—you know, you're smitten beyond a crush. Speaking of relationships, are dog owners really owners,...

Bought by WUIS, WRNC-LP, KFOK-LPFM, WNJR, WOUB and more


  • Added: Mar 27, 2014
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 8
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XPRESSIONS is a series of short, light-hearted features about the origin of popular phrases & sayings of every sort.

  • Added: Mar 25, 2014
  • Length: 01:40