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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
Caption: Serge Gainsbourg and Jane Birkin
In this hour, it's the shared history of jazz and sex—from the blues' raunchy roots to the French lounge singer who made the Pope into his "greates...

Bought by KDRP Community Radio, WNJR, WNMU-FM, WOUB, 90.5 WSNC and more


  • Added: Mar 24, 2014
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 14
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This week on "A Way with Words": Is it cheating to say you've read a book if you only listened to it on tape? Over the centuries, the way we think ...

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


  • Added: Mar 20, 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 17, 2014
  • Length: 01:29
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This week on "A Way with Words": You're at a social gathering and meet someone you'd like to know better. What do you ask to get a real conversatio...

Bought by WETD, KFOK-LPFM, WRNC-LP, KREV-LP, WOUB and more


  • Added: Mar 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.

  • Added: Mar 11, 2014
  • Length: 01:36
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In this edition of the Cutting Edge, we take a look at the musical phenomena remembered as the Motown sound. Born and bred in the shadows of the Mo...

  • Added: Mar 07, 2014
  • Length: 01:00:02
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The Pope is tweeting in Latin! But can an ancient language adapt to a world of selfies and hashtags? Speaking of the future, cars are now talking t...

Bought by WUIS, KREV-LP, WRNC-LP, WOUB, WEZU and more


  • Added: Mar 06, 2014
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 7
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Rockers live to perform. However, sometimes things go horribly wrong. This week Rock School explores the worst gigs in rock history. From broken...

Bought by KFOK-LPFM, KSKQ, and KSRQ


  • Added: Mar 06, 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: Mar 06, 2014
  • Length: 01:37
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Join Gloria Steinem, Jane Wyatt, Snow White, Lucille Ball, Rex Harrison, Diana Ross & the Supremes,George Burns & Gracie Allen, James Brown and a c...

  • Added: Mar 04, 2014
  • Length: 58:12
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Remember getting caught sitting in a tree, K-I-S-S-I-N-G? Grant and Martha wax nostalgic on some classic schoolyard rhymes. What do you call your o...

Bought by WRNC-LP, WOUB, KREV-LP, WEZU, WNJR and more


  • Added: Feb 28, 2014
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 6
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Several rock acts have traveled the world to perform for fans one last time. Then they did it again, and again, and once again. This week we look...

Bought by KSKQ, KFOK-LPFM, and KSRQ


  • Added: Feb 26, 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. Read the full description.

  • Added: Feb 24, 2014
  • Length: 01:31
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Imagine a time when heroin was marketed for the whole family. It really happened. Also, how Twitter, M&M's, and Hallmark cards got their names. Plu...

Bought by KRZA, WUIS, KUOW, WOUB, WSLR and more


  • Added: Feb 21, 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: Feb 19, 2014
  • Length: 01:35
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Hyperbolic Headlines Will Restore Your Faith In Humanity!!!! Or maybe not. You've seen those breathless headlines on the internet, like "You Won't ...

Bought by WUIS, WOUB, WEZU, WRNC-LP, WNJR and more


  • Added: Feb 14, 2014
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 6
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Pianist, bandleader, composer and 2013 NEA Jazz Master, Eddie Palmieri talks about his innovative music which blends Afro-Cuban rhythms with jazz. ...

  • Added: Feb 12, 2014
  • Length: 32:22
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XPRESSIONS is a series of short, light-hearted features about the origin of popular phrases & sayings of every sort.

  • Added: Feb 10, 2014
  • Length: 01:49
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Is it time to replace the expression "the mentally ill"? Some argue that it's is stigmatizing and doesn't reflect the diversity of the human condit...

Bought by WOUB, WSLR, WLPR, WNJR, WRNC-LP and more


  • Added: Feb 06, 2014
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 7
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Look around your daily life.  There's a little piece of Thomas Edison almost everywhere.

Bought by XRAY.fm, KMUZ, WCAI / WNAN, KZYX, and PRX Remix


  • Added: Feb 05, 2014
  • Length: 23:26
  • Purchases: 5
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Aaron J. Brown is an author and community college instructor from the Iron Range. He writes MinnesotaBrown.com and hosts Northern Community Radio's...

Bought by KSRQ


  • Added: Feb 05, 2014
  • Length: 03:12
  • 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: Feb 04, 2014
  • Length: 01:15
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On September 11, 1970, Jimi Hendrix gave an interview to Keith Altham. A week later Hendrix was dead. This was his final interview. It's Hendrix on...

Bought by Moab Public Radio, KBGA 89.9 FM, PRX Remix, and KALW


  • Added: Feb 04, 2014
  • Length: 07:12
  • Purchases: 4
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Aaron J. Brown is an author and community college instructor from the Iron Range. He writes MinnesotaBrown.com and hosts Northern Community Radio's...

Bought by KSRQ


  • Added: Feb 03, 2014
  • Length: 01:28
  • Purchases: 1