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This week on "A Way with Words," reaching out in the digital age: If you're sending out party invitations, what's a sure-fire way to get hold of ev...

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


  • Added: Jan 21, 2016
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 6
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With a national debate raging about the 2nd Amendment, we went to meet a man who epitomizes the right to bear arms: Dragonman. Born Mel Bernstein i...

  • Added: Jan 18, 2016
  • Length: 58:13
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This week on "A Way with Words": 'Tis the season for book recommendations! Martha's enjoying an armchair tour of important places in the history of...

Bought by WSLR and KTSW 89.9


  • Added: Jan 15, 2016
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 2
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This week on "A Way with Words," it's all about terms of endearment: If your loved one is far away for a long time, you're probably tired of just s...

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


  • Added: Jan 08, 2016
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Grant Barrett and Martha Barnette
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...

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


  • Added: Jan 01, 2016
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 6
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On this episode of Wish We Were Here, we bring you three stories from three current or former Colorado springs residents, completely unknown to one...

  • Added: Dec 30, 2015
  • Length: 39:29
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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...

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


  • Added: Dec 25, 2015
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 5
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Host Bob Kustra and Carlson discuss "Junius and Albert’s Adventures in the Confederacy: A Civil War Odyssey."

  • Added: Dec 23, 2015
  • Length: 30:01
Caption: Ethel Waters
Those beautiful female voicalists who became pioneers in the art of jazz voicing in the early 1920s.

Bought by KCBX


  • Added: Dec 18, 2015
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
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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...

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


  • Added: Dec 18, 2015
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 5
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Join Stewart Harris as he talks about different Constitutional and legal topics each day in these two-part daily modules.

Bought by WRFA-LP and WVTF


  • Added: Dec 18, 2015
  • Length: 07:27
  • Purchases: 2

  • Added: Dec 15, 2015
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 14
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Gifts for book lovers. Martha recommends one for lovers of libraries and another for students of Spanish. Grant suggests some enchanting novels for...

Bought by WSLR, KPIP-LP, KTSW 89.9, and WYAP


  • Added: Dec 12, 2015
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 4
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When writing textbooks about slavery, which words best reflect its cold, hard reality? Some historians are dropping the word "slave" in favor of te...

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


  • Added: Dec 04, 2015
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 6
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Next time on Your Weekly Constitutional, dirty words and filthy pictures. It's about film and the First Amendment. This is not merely titillating...

Bought by WUOT 91.9 FM, WVTF, and WVRU


  • Added: Dec 04, 2015
  • Length: 54:25
  • Purchases: 3
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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...

Bought by WNJR, WSLR, KTSW 89.9, WRNC-LP, WEZU and more


  • Added: Nov 25, 2015
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 7
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When you look up at the sky the last thing you probably think about is the law. But space is exactly where the next frontier of law is being played...

Bought by KALW and New Hampshire Public Radio


  • Added: Nov 24, 2015
  • Length: 14:42
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Meg Crane's home pregnancy test prototype, 1968., Credit: Courtesy of Bonhams.
Pregnancy tests weren't always the neat, little plastic wands we have in drug stores today.

Bought by New Hampshire Public Radio, WAMC, and PRX Remix


  • Added: Nov 22, 2015
  • Length: 10:20
  • Purchases: 3
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Secret codes, ciphers, and telegrams. It used to be that in order to transmit information during wartime, various industries encoded their messages...

Bought by WMUU-LP, WNJR, WSLR, KTSW 89.9, and WYAP


  • Added: Nov 19, 2015
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 5
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Tuned to Yesterday Special: New Year's of Yesteryear. Featuring New Year's themed excerpts from the famous entertainers of radio's golden age.

  • Added: Nov 18, 2015
  • Length: 53:00
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An audio essay that combines science, personal moments, and the wit and wisdom of four 100-year-old (and up) women.

  • Added: Nov 13, 2015
  • Length: 10:26
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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 ...

Bought by WMUU-LP, WNJR, WSLR, WEZU, KTSW 89.9 and more


  • Added: Nov 12, 2015
  • 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...

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


  • Added: Nov 05, 2015
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: A 1936 photo of one of the first events reconnecting Cajuns and Acadians. It was taken at the Grand-Pre, the national historic site where the largest settlement of Acadians was before the expulsion of the mid 1700’s.  That's Simon Thibault's great uncle, , Credit: Photo courtesy of Simon Thibault.
How is a region of the far north—Canada—intimately connected to a region 2,000 miles away in the Deep South? In this episode of Gravy, the story of...

Bought by WABE


  • Added: Nov 05, 2015
  • Length: 25:55
  • Purchases: 1
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Kyle Meredith talks with David Lowery and Johnny Hickman of Cracker about their 25 year journey from the ashes of Camper Van Beethoven to writing m...

Bought by KPIP-LP, KUCB, KSUT, and KRCB-FM "Radio 91"


  • Added: Nov 02, 2015
  • Length: 07:06
  • Purchases: 4