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As 2014 draws to a close, Political Junkie Ken Rudin remembers the lawmakers and newsmakers from the world of politics who passed away this year. K...

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  • Added: Dec 16, 2014
  • Length: 53:59
  • Purchases: 20
Caption: Grant Barrett and Martha Barnette
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 WVPE, WEZU, WETD, and WUIS


  • Added: Dec 12, 2014
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 4
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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...

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  • Added: Dec 04, 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: Dec 01, 2014
  • Length: 01:46
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The story of William Cimillo, a New York City bus driver who snapped one day in 1947, left his regular route in the Bronx, and drove his municipal ...

Bought by WXAV 88.3FM and PRX Remix


  • Added: Dec 01, 2014
  • Length: 17:47
  • Purchases: 2
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Author/music journalist Allan Kozinn discusses The Beatles' remastered mono LPs, the "Paul is Dead" rumor/phenomenon, and other things Beatle-related.

  • Added: Nov 29, 2014
  • Length: 01:39:42
Caption: Lester Blackiston, the Pirate of Shockoe Bottom.
Lester Blackiston was the pirate of Shockoe Bottom. He was a minor Beat poet, a questionable inventor, a man who avoided work at all costs. He had ...

  • Added: Nov 28, 2014
  • Length: 23:46
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This week on "A Way with Words": Say you're in line at the drugstore. Does it bother you if the cashier says, "Next guest"? In department stores an...

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  • Added: Nov 26, 2014
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 7
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A pint-sized mad scientist, a green-haired girl with a contagious sense of wonder, and a 10-year-old detective. They're all characters in the books...

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  • Added: Nov 20, 2014
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 7
Caption: Studs Terkel
In the early 1970s, radio host and oral historian Studs Terkel went around the country interviewing people about their jobs. Studs recorded more th...

Bought by XRAY.fm, WXAV 88.3FM, and PRX Remix


  • Added: Nov 18, 2014
  • Length: 12:21
  • Purchases: 3
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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.

Bought by GraceRadio


  • 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 ...

Bought by WABE


  • 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...

Bought by WVPE, KREV-LP, WYAP, WEZU, WSLR and more


  • 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