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Caption: Artwork by Richard Creps
Richard and his friends sign up to work on the newly organized Carrot River Co-op Farm in the sparsely settled, harsh northern terrain of Saskatche...

  • Added: Feb 18, 2013
  • Length: 19:30
Caption: Artwork by Richard Creps
In June 1948, Richard travels to Canada to see “democratic socialism” in action. First he hitchhikes 1,000 miles from Greenwich Village to Madison,...

  • Added: Feb 17, 2013
  • Length: 24:55
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Radio Curious presents a memorial to Michael Toms, the executive producer of New Dimensions Radio in an interview recorded at his home in Ukiah, Ca...

  • Added: Feb 13, 2013
  • Length: 29:01
Caption: Artwork by Richard Creps
Richard faces the uncertainty of college life and its requirements. And his heavy New York accent marks him as an outsider at the College of Wooster.

  • Added: Feb 10, 2013
  • Length: 19:47
Caption: Artwork by Richard Creps
Richard is caught between two philosophies of life: his father’s hard work ethic, which saw Richard’s responsibility to help meet the immediate exp...

  • Added: Feb 10, 2013
  • Length: 15:48
Caption: Artwork by Richard Creps
Too young for induction into the army, Richard works at Best & Co. and next with Fred Waring and His Pennsylvanians in the shipping department. Upo...

  • Added: Feb 09, 2013
  • Length: 30:34
Caption: Artwork by Richard Creps
Richard's mother enrolls him in Good Will Sunday School, an East Side mission of the Madison Avenue Presbyterian Church. At Good Will, Richard lear...

  • Added: Feb 06, 2013
  • Length: 21:38
Caption: Artwork by Richard Creps
One summer, through the help of a tenement neighbor, Richard's mother sends him to live with the McCreery family on a farm outside of Stroudsburg, ...

  • Added: Feb 06, 2013
  • Length: 13:42
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An true-life love story about three icons of classical music.

Bought by Nevada Public Radio, Spokane Public Radio, KRCB-FM "Radio 91", KKRN, KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio and more

  • Added: Feb 04, 2013
  • Length: 01:57:58
  • Purchases: 9
Caption: Artwork by Richard Creps
Richard receives an early political education from his Socialist cigar maker grandfather, by hearing over-the-counter conversations at the butcher ...

  • Added: Feb 02, 2013
  • Length: 24:25
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There's a battle going on for the soul of Kensington Market in downtown Toronto...

  • Added: Jan 29, 2013
  • Length: 22:00
Caption: Monte Malach. , Credit: Photo by Emon Hassan, courtesy of Narratively.
Monte Malach, 85, of Battery Park City, Manhattan, remembers a time when soda fountains occupied any busy street corner in New York City.

Bought by PRX Remix

  • Added: Jan 18, 2013
  • Length: 01:07
  • Purchases: 1
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Herbert Huncke's line "I'm beat, man" gave Jack Kerouac the label for a generation seeking spiritual sustenance and "kicks" in post-war America.

  • Added: Jan 17, 2013
  • Length: 28:59
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During the Great Depression, Ken Hardesty's grandfather was the de-facto bank for the townspeople of Aurora, West Virginia.

  • Added: Jan 14, 2013
  • Length: 03:54
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In the shop of Doyle Oliver Kisner, clockmaker.

  • Added: Jan 14, 2013
  • Length: 04:52
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My neighbor, Euginie Bensor, shares stories about her childhood in East Baltimore.

  • Added: Dec 07, 2012
  • Length: 05:50
Caption: The Beaver House, Credit: www.thebeaverhouse.com
The Beaver House has long been known for its giant jumping walleye and custom made "Beaver Flick" lures. But after 48 years as a fixture on the co...

Bought by KSRQ

  • Added: Nov 28, 2012
  • Length: 04:52
  • Purchases: 1
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The virtuoso bassist, who doubled on cello, was one of the most sought-after musicians of his time.

Bought by KSUT, CJRT-FM, WSKG, KMUW, KTSU and more

  • Added: Nov 26, 2012
  • Length: 53:59
  • Purchases: 28
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Vietnam veteran Harvey Hilbert remembers one night from the war.

  • Added: Nov 09, 2012
  • Length: 02:24
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Host Mary Hynes leads listeners on a search for the definition of Sacred Ground.

  • Added: Nov 05, 2012
  • Length: 01:47:08
Caption: Names of fallen soldiers from the First World War, engraved on the Menin Gate, Ypres, Belgium
As part of a series marking Armistice Day, the anniversary of the end of the First World War, reporter, Alison Turner, asked expat actors living in...

  • Added: Nov 01, 2012
  • Length: 06:44
Caption: "Yorkville Twins" by Joseph and John Gindele
Joseph and John Gindele are twin brothers that grew up on the unforgiving streets of Yorkville on Manhattan’s ethnic Upper East Side over 60 years ...

Bought by KSRQ

  • Added: Oct 31, 2012
  • Length: 04:50
  • Purchases: 1
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Two men and a boy were taking a load of wheat to a mill and while they stopped to rest for the night one of them played the fiddle. On the other si...

  • Added: Oct 29, 2012
  • Length: 07:27
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While living on a farm in the Mississippi Delta that was once part of a slave plantation, Randy searches for clues about the life of his great-gran...

Bought by KGNU, New Hampshire Public Radio, and PRX Remix

  • Added: Oct 23, 2012
  • Length: 12:11
  • Purchases: 3
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Joel Healy tells his daughter, Kelli Healy Salzar, about participating in Operation Plumbbob, one of the largest nuclear tests conducted by the U.S...

  • Added: Oct 16, 2012
  • Length: 02:37