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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
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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...

Bought by WNJR, WSLR, KTSW 89.9, and WYAP


  • Added: Oct 30, 2015
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 4
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Topics include police violence, whether Islam is incompatible with the U.S. Constitution, "may" vs "shall" (changing cases with a single word), in ...

Bought by KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio


  • Added: Oct 30, 2015
  • Length: 07:26
  • Purchases: 1
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The dilemma continues over how to spell dilemma! Grant and Martha try to suss out the backstory of why some people spell that word with an "n." At ...

Bought by WNJR, WSLR, WEZU, KTSW 89.9, WYAP and more


  • Added: Oct 22, 2015
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 6
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A new exhibit at the Minnesota History Center creates a picture of Twin Cities suburban life from after World War II to the 1970s. Dan Spock, direc...

  • Added: Oct 20, 2015
  • Length: 18:04
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It's hard enough to get a new word into the dictionary. But what happens when lawmakers get involved? New Jersey legislators passed a resolution as...

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


  • Added: Oct 15, 2015
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: KQAL's Teri Tenseth and the Vulcan Crew
The St. Paul Winter Carnival has been a tradition in the Twin Cities for over 100 years! Today we learn from the carnivals cast of characters just ...

  • Added: Oct 09, 2015
  • Length: 32:54
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This week on "A Way with Words": This week on "A Way with Words": Can language change bad behavior in crowded places? The Irish Railway system has ...

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


  • Added: Oct 08, 2015
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 5
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What's in a mascot name? Maybe you're a fan of the Banana Slugs, or you cheer for the Winged Beavers. Perhaps your loyalty lies with the Fighting A...

Bought by WNJR, WSLR, KMXT, WEZU, KTSW 89.9 and more


  • Added: Oct 01, 2015
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 8
Caption: Huey Newton
The Black Panthers weren’t the only ones arming themselves in the 60s and 70s. And as Making Contact producer George Lavender found, not everyone h...

Bought by KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio


  • Added: Sep 30, 2015
  • Length: 06:26
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Matt Knox, Credit: Amy Martin
Love em or hate em, they’re an ever present part of American culture. And they’re not going away anytime soon. On this edition, we talk guns…from...

Bought by WRIR


  • Added: Sep 30, 2015
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
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This week on "A Way with Words": Slang from the 19th century. The slang coming out of Victorian mouths was more colorful than you might think. A 19...

Bought by WNJR, WSLR, KPIP-LP, KREV-LP, WEZU and more


  • Added: Sep 25, 2015
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 7
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Julia Scheeres/Jonestown Patricia Cohen/middle-age Vern Yip/decorator Dr. Richard Ablin/Prostate Cancer Susan Shane/desk exercise

  • Added: Sep 21, 2015
  • Length: 54:00
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This week on "A Way with Words": Your telephone is for talking, right? Or is it? We're guessing it's been a while since you sat next to a telephone...

Bought by KREV-LP, WNJR, WSLR, WEZU, and WYAP


  • Added: Sep 18, 2015
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 5
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What's the word for it? Martha and Grant look back at some of their favorite calls about disputes over words, workplace jargon, and those times wh...

Bought by KAWC, WNJR, and KREV-LP


  • Added: Sep 18, 2015
  • Length: 29:17
  • Purchases: 3
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This week on "A Way with Words": Someone should write a love letter to a new book called "Letters of Note." It's a splendid collection of all kinds...

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


  • Added: Sep 18, 2015
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: Lt. Robinson points out the warden who died at his desk, Credit: Chris Hambrick
They had me at homemade shiv wall. “Shiv” is a slang term for an improvised weapon. I heard the San Quentin Museum has enough shivs to make an enti...

  • Added: Sep 15, 2015
  • Length: 07:27
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This alternate theme to "The Time Tunnel" has been used on a couple of THE TIME TRAVELER Mondays Late Night Radio Shows, as its end title.

  • Added: Sep 05, 2015
  • Length: 02:00
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You might not expect this to result from the best laid plans, nonetheless... (Rob plays with F/X and the opening theme to "The Time Tunnel")

  • Added: Sep 05, 2015
  • Length: 04:28
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This week on "A Way with Words": Giving your baby an unusual moniker may seem like a great idea at the time. But what if you have second thoughts? ...

Bought by KREV-LP, WNJR, WSLR, WETD, WRNC-LP and more


  • Added: Aug 31, 2015
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 8
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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, KTSW 89.9, WSLR, WRNC-LP, WETD and more


  • Added: Aug 27, 2015
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 6
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Everything you didn't want to know about mountain lions!

  • Added: Aug 26, 2015
  • Length: 03:00:01
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The dystopian novel, "Nineteen Eighty Four" describes a future society martialed by constant surveillance, tyranny, and torture...

  • Added: Aug 22, 2015
  • Length: 02:20:44
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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 KTXK, WNJR, WSLR, WEZU, KTSW 89.9 and more


  • Added: Aug 20, 2015
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 9