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Caption: Ozark Highlands Radio
Modern folk minstrel and intimate songwriter Avery Hill performs live at the Ozark Folk Center State Park in Mountain View, Arkansas. Also, interv...

  • Added: Jan 03, 2017
  • Length: 58:59
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There are no velvet ropes separating visitors from objects at the Julian H. Sleeper House, a living museum of America's Gilded Age. That's because ...

  • Added: Dec 31, 2016
  • Length: 06:57
Caption: Ozark Highlands Radio
Original Ozark old time folk minstrels and songwriting group “Sad Daddy” performs live at the Ozark Folk Center State Park in Mountain View, Arkans...

  • Added: Dec 30, 2016
  • Length: 58:59
Caption: Ozark Highlands Radio
Original Ozark alternative folk music ingenue Grace Stormont performs live at the Ozark Folk Center State Park in Mountain View, Arkansas. Also, i...

  • Added: Dec 30, 2016
  • Length: 58:59
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Wrapping up 2016 with words from the past year and some newsy limericks. Bigly and Brexit were on lots of lips this year, as well as an increasingl...

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


  • Added: Dec 30, 2016
  • Length: 01:47:00
  • Purchases: 7
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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...

Bought by WSLR, WNJR, KREV-LP, and WMUU-LP


  • Added: Dec 22, 2016
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 4
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Veteran overseas journalists look at America as it enters the Age of Donald Trump

  • Added: Dec 19, 2016
  • Length: 49:16
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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...

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


  • Added: Dec 15, 2016
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 5
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Echoes of the Greatest Generation, and a tasty bite of history. The language and melodies of military marching songs can connect grown children wit...

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


  • Added: Dec 08, 2016
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 7
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A clever valet helps his clueless, bumbling master get the girl of his dreams.

Bought by WCPN, Spokane Public Radio, KMUN, KFCF FM, KWMR and more


  • Added: Dec 05, 2016
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 13
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Say you have an acquaintance you always see at the dog park or the playground. But one night, you run into them at the movies, and for a moment, it...

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


  • Added: Dec 02, 2016
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 7
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In our continuing tribute to the mighty Mose, an anatomical description definitely causes us to reflect a la Monk mood, Coltrane’s tenor giving tha...

Bought by WMOT, WYAP, WVBI-LP, WJSU, KMRE-LP and more


  • Added: Nov 29, 2016
  • Length: 02:00:00
  • Purchases: 6
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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...

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


  • Added: Nov 23, 2016
  • Length: 41:00
  • Purchases: 8
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Clean cursing for modern times, more about communicating after a brain injury, and 1970's TV lingo with roots in the Second World War. A young woma...

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


  • Added: Nov 17, 2016
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 8
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Novelist Charles Dickens created many unforgettable characters, but he's also responsible for coining or popularizing lots of words, like "flummox"...

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


  • Added: Nov 10, 2016
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 9
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 ...

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


  • Added: Nov 03, 2016
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 7
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If you want to be a better writer, try skipping today's bestsellers, and read one from the 1930's instead. Or read something besides fiction in ord...

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


  • Added: Oct 27, 2016
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 6
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Documentary of the water protectors standing with the Standing Rock Sioux in protest of the North Dakota Access Pipeline in Cannon Ball, ND mid-Sep...

Bought by KZYX


  • Added: Oct 25, 2016
  • Length: 55:01
  • Purchases: 1
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Baseball has a language all its own: On the diamond, a snow cone isn't what you think it is, and Three Blind Mice has nothing to do with nursery rh...

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


  • Added: Oct 20, 2016
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 8
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A caller with a 25-year-old parrot wonders: How much language do birds really understand? Plus, Knock-knock. Who's there? Boo. Well . . .  you can ...

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


  • Added: Oct 13, 2016
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 8
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Victorian slang and a modern controversy over language and gender. In the early 1900's, a door-knocker wasn't just what visitors used to announce t...

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


  • Added: Oct 05, 2016
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 8
Caption: The official Flag of the President of the United States, Credit: Wiki, Creative Commons
Can a song sway a vote? Learn about the use of campaign music throughout the history of American Presidential campaigns since George Washington thr...

  • Added: Oct 05, 2016
  • Length: 19:19
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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, WNJR, WSLR, WETD, KTSW 89.9 and more


  • Added: Sep 28, 2016
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 8
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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 KREV-LP, WNJR, WSLR, WETD, KTSW 89.9 and more


  • Added: Sep 22, 2016
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 7
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Arts & Cultural Heritage Producer Jeff Carmack explores the very thing that makes St. Cloud the “Granite City” as he heads out at the Stearns Count...

  • Added: Sep 21, 2016
  • Length: 30:00