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Some people proudly embrace the label cancer survivor, while others feel that's not quite the right word. Is there a better term for someone who's ...

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  • Added: Nov 13, 2014
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 9
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XPRESSIONS is a series of short, light-hearted features about the origin of popular phrases & sayings of every sort.

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  • Added: Nov 09, 2014
  • Length: 01:46
  • Purchases: 1
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This week on "A Way with Words": Creative communication in a noisy world! Writing a clever 140-character tweet isn't easy. But you know what's even...

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  • Added: Nov 06, 2014
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 8
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"The only way you can be a mark is if you want something for nothing. If you’re greedy, you’re set up." - Maya Angelou, as told to Studs Terkel in ...

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  • Added: Nov 04, 2014
  • Length: 06:42
  • 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.

Bought by GraceRadio


  • Added: Nov 02, 2014
  • Length: 01:44
  • Purchases: 1
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Bathroom walls, missing graffiti, and social media. Where have all the cute quips on bathroom stalls gone? We wonder about the apparent decline of...

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  • Added: Oct 30, 2014
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 9
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A WWII Veteran's story of mishaps and machinery

  • Added: Oct 25, 2014
  • Length: 04:48
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This week on "A Way with Words": What's in YOUR spice rack? Say you're cooking up a pot of chili, and you need to add more of that warm, earthy, po...

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  • Added: Oct 23, 2014
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 7
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This week on A Way with Words: The language of restaurant menus. Need a dictionary to get through a dinner menu? Research shows the longer the desc...

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  • Added: Oct 16, 2014
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 9
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Audra Wilson talks about the ongoing struggle for Voter's Rights in the United States, as some states are questioning the relevance of the Voters R...

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  • Added: Oct 14, 2014
  • Length: 10:00
  • Purchases: 1
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On this episode of CLASSICAL DARK ARTS, we look at Satan’s cabal of classical composers, players and theorists — a sleeper cell run by Liszt, Pagan...

  • Added: Oct 11, 2014
  • Length: 23:51
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What a difference pronunciation makes! The United States has a Department of Defense, and an individual might take classes in self-defense. So why ...

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  • Added: Oct 09, 2014
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 8
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This week on "A Way with Words": Teaching our children, and some advice for writers. Suppose your child is eager to tackle a difficult subject--anc...

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  • Added: Oct 03, 2014
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 6
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This week on "A Way with Words": Modern language with very old origins. If you're on tenterhooks, it means you're in a state of anxious anticipatio...

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  • Added: Sep 26, 2014
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 6
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A family living in Idaho during the early 20th Century test the limits of the Postal Service, when they send a very special parcel through the Post.

  • Added: Sep 26, 2014
  • Length: 06:09
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Travel to Metropolis, IL., the official hometown of Superman, the Man of Steel.

  • Added: Sep 24, 2014
  • Length: 06:35
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First names like "Patience," "Hope," and "Charity" are inspired by worthy qualities. But how about "Be-courteous" or "Hate-evil"? The Puritans some...

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  • Added: Sep 18, 2014
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 8
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Reagan’s ghost gives a lesson in toughness as he recounts his heroic responses to attacks on Americans: underhanded deals, dawdling, and good old,...

  • Added: Sep 15, 2014
  • Length: 10:48
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This week's episode is all about relationships: When to correct your spouse, how to address those wedding invitations, and what kind of lingo to ex...

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  • Added: Sep 11, 2014
  • Length: 29:58
  • Purchases: 4
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Starting this year, Scripps National Spelling Bee contestants not only have to spell words correctly. A controversial new rule means they'll have t...

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  • Added: Sep 11, 2014
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 7
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Have a question about objective pronouns? Whom ya gonna call? Wait--is that right? Or would it be "who ya gonna call"? "Whom" may be technically co...

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  • Added: Sep 04, 2014
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 9
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Using creative adaptation to overcome the bugs in our systems

  • Added: Sep 03, 2014
  • Length: 24:35
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Alton Yates tells his daughter, Toni, about being part of a small group of Air...

Bought by WEZU, WTJU, and PRX Remix


  • Added: Sep 03, 2014
  • Length: 04:24
  • Purchases: 3
Caption:  Floor in Raphael’s Stanza della Segnatura (library of Pope Julius II). The room signifies unity, and the Star of David which has 6 points represents also the six day creation story which is in the Christian Bible (of course), so there in the floor it
A walking tour of the Vatican's floors, which are frequently made from re-purposed bits of ancient history.

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  • Added: Sep 02, 2014
  • Length: 03:16
  • Purchases: 2
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Today's most popular dog names are Max and Bella. In the Middle Ages, though, dogs would answer to names like Amiable. Or Nosewise. Or even . . . ...

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  • Added: Aug 28, 2014
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 8