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Since 1965, there’s been an unsolved murder in Houston, Texas. The main suspect managed to disappear and police were never able to find him. The ca...

  • Added: Apr 17, 2016
  • Length: 23:29
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This week on "A Way with Words": We often hear that English is going to hell in a handbasket. Actually, though, linguistic handwringing about sinki...

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


  • Added: Apr 15, 2016
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 7
Caption: Ozark Highlands Radio
International Blues Challenge award winning Dulcimer maven Bing Futch performs live at the Ozark Folk Center State Park in Mountain View, Arkansas....

  • Added: Apr 10, 2016
  • Length: 58:59
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This week on "A Way with Words": The language of political speech. Politicians have to repeat themselves so often that they naturally develop a rep...

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  • Added: Apr 07, 2016
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 8
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Today, the Untold Stories of Central Minnesota once again visits the world of local music in St. Cloud as Arts & Cultural Heritage Producer Jeff Ca...

  • Added: Apr 01, 2016
  • Length: 30:21
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This week on "A Way with Words": How do languages change and grow? Does every language acquire new words in the same way? Martha and Grant focus on...

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  • Added: Apr 01, 2016
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Ozark Highlands Radio
Arkansas Delta Bluegrass pioneer Dave Branscum performs live at the Ozark Folk Center State Park in Mountain View, Arkansas. Also, interviews with...

  • Added: Mar 27, 2016
  • Length: 58:59
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The stories behind slang, political and otherwise. The dated term "jingoism" denotes a kind of belligerent nationalism. But the word's roots lie in...

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  • Added: Mar 25, 2016
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 7
Caption: Einstein's Mistakes, Credit: Cynthia Bogart
Philip Armand tries to figure out the correlation between commitment and risk-taking and discovers Einstein's mistakes, and what they mean for his ...

  • Added: Mar 21, 2016
  • Length: 06:54
Caption: Ozark Highlands Radio
Traditional American folk music and dance power couple Aubrey Atwater & Elwood Donnelly perform live at the Ozark Folk Center State Park in Mountai...

  • Added: Mar 20, 2016
  • Length: 58:59
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Gregg & Gabriela spin new music from Calliope Musicals, Bombino, Jake Bugg, The Arcs, Patrick Landeza, Esperanza Spalding and more... Gabriela shar...

  • Added: Mar 16, 2016
  • Length: 01:59:52
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What do you know about the 5th Beatle? The fifth Beatle was George Martin, the producer for the band. We are gonna tell you about his life, his bac...

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  • Added: Mar 15, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Ozark Highlands Radio
Original Ozark guitar wizard Danny Dozier performs live at the Ozark Folk Center State Park in Mountain View, Arkansas. Also, interviews with Dann...

  • Added: Mar 12, 2016
  • Length: 58:59
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This week on "A Way with Words": The best way to read poetry. When you pick up a book of poems, how many do you read in one sitting? Some people de...

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  • Added: Mar 10, 2016
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 7
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This week on "A Way with Words: Writers and where they do their best creative work. A new book on Geoffrey Chaucer describes the dark, noisy, smel...

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  • Added: Mar 03, 2016
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 8
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The 500-year-old Treaty Oak in Austin, Texas was once called “the most perfect specimen of a North American tree.” But in 1989, Austin’s city fores...

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  • Added: Mar 01, 2016
  • Length: 22:17
  • Purchases: 1
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Brand names, children's games, and the etiquette of phone conversations. Those clever plastic PEZ dispensers come in all shapes and sizes -- but wh...

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  • Added: Feb 26, 2016
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 7
Caption: Ozark Highlands Radio
Award winning modern acoustic minstrels Kelly & Donna Mulholland perform live at the Ozark Folk Center State Park in Mountain View, Arkansas. Also...

  • Added: Feb 26, 2016
  • Length: 58:59
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When does a word's past make it too sensitive to use in the present? In contra dancing, there's a particular move that dancers traditionally call a...

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  • Added: Feb 19, 2016
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 7
Caption: Grant Barrett and Martha Barnette
Have you ever offered to foster a dog or cat, but wound up adopting instead? There's an alliterative term for that. And when you're on the job, do ...

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  • Added: Feb 12, 2016
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 5
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Beltrami county celebrate its sesquicentennial this year, a fact not lost on the Beltrami County Historical Society. Dan Karalus, Executive Directo...

  • Added: Feb 09, 2016
  • Length: 10:23
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Groundhog Day fully explored...

  • Added: Feb 04, 2016
  • Length: 02:27:06
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Sneaky contract lingo, advice for writing well, and preserving a dying language. Say you’re scrolling through an online transaction where you're a...

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  • Added: Feb 04, 2016
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 8
Caption: Allen Ginsberg reading poetry, Credit: The New York Public Library Digital Collections
One of Allen Ginsberg's first publishers was taken to court for a book that an undercover police officer deemed "not fit for children to read."

  • Added: Feb 03, 2016
  • Length: :59
Caption: Hunter S. Thompson, Long Beach, California, May 1989, Credit: Rs79
Hunter S. Thompson had his first run-in with federal agents as a young boy during the Louisville summer of 1946

  • Added: Feb 03, 2016
  • Length: 01:00