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  • 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
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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