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Caption: Book jacket cover
In 1930, the Federal Bureau of Narcotics appointed Harry J. Anslinger as the commissioner. He became the first drug czar with a flair for demonizin...

Bought by KCBX


  • Added: May 15, 2017
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Dr. Brian Klaas
By all appearances, the world is becoming less democratic.

Bought by KCBX


  • Added: May 11, 2017
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Renault Robinson was an officer in the Chicago Police Department in 1971 when he was first interviewed by radio host and oral historian Studs Terke...

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: May 08, 2017
  • Length: 05:42
  • Purchases: 1
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Long sets and short breathers, second chances, and a bit of San Francisco

Bought by KKRN, KSRQ, KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio, KKWE Niijii Radio, KWMR and more


  • Added: Apr 24, 2017
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 13
Caption: Hope for the Future, Credit: Ahri Golden Photo
From award-winning producer Ahri Golden, A Mother's Lens combines original songwriting, radio journalism, and photography into a sound rich, public...

Bought by WAMC


  • Added: Apr 18, 2017
  • Length: 04:54
  • Purchases: 1
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A family secret with its roots in the Holocaust.

Bought by KKRN, WNJR, WCPN, Spokane Public Radio, KMUN and more


  • Added: Apr 16, 2017
  • Length: 01:57:58
  • Purchases: 19
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In 1956, just 13 homes remained in the St. Paul's Swede Hollow neighborhood. The city called the houses a health hazard, forced people living there...

Bought by KKWE Niijii Radio


  • Added: Apr 05, 2017
  • Length: 05:55
  • Purchases: 1
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Luthier, Freeman Vines talks about the guitar he's building from the wood of the old hanging tree.

  • Added: Mar 09, 2017
  • Length: 09:15
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With a small gesture of good will toward Syrian refugees, one woman incurred the wrath of evangelical Christians on social media. The resulting cha...

  • Added: Feb 13, 2017
  • Length: 47:05
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In the latest episode of the Democracy in Crisis Podcast, hosts Baynard Woods and Marc Steiner speak with Ron Rosenbaum. He is the author of "Expla...

  • Added: Feb 08, 2017
  • Length: 18:54
Caption: Harvard Professor Emeritus Alvin Poussaint
This piece features the voices of black Americans who came of age during the civil rights era: an era that lives with a mix of pain and pride in th...

Bought by WXDU


  • Added: Jan 26, 2017
  • Length: 30:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Harvard Professor Emertus, Psychiatrist Alvin Poussaint discusses the long history of efforts to undermine the self-esteem and well-being of black ...

  • Added: Jan 26, 2017
  • Length: 03:58
Caption: GetPublished! Radio Host Gerald Everett Jones, Credit: La Puerta Productions
Here's Gerald's audio book review of Griftopia by Matt Tiaibi

  • Added: Jan 25, 2017
  • Length: 02:18
Caption: GetPublished! Radio Host Gerald Everett Jones, Credit: La Puerta Productions
Here's Gerald's audio book review of The Prague Cemetery by Umberto Eco about the roots of fascism in Europe.

  • Added: Jan 12, 2017
  • Length: 03:14
Caption: Richard Cahan
In 1942, the government rounded up more than one hundred thousand Japanese living in the U.S. They were incarcerated for the duration of the war.

Bought by KCBX


  • Added: Dec 26, 2016
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Tonight we’re speaking with Philip Mirowski, historian and philosopher of economic thought at the University of Notre Dame, and author of Never Let...

Bought by KPIP-LP


  • Added: Oct 25, 2016
  • Length: 57:40
  • Purchases: 1
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Paul Rucker's art education came from working as a janitor at the Seattle Art Museum. Now a gifted cellist, visual artist, and video producer, Paul...

Bought by KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio


  • Added: Oct 20, 2016
  • Length: 06:44
  • Purchases: 1
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Where you are from and where you live has been influenced by changes in the tilt of the Earth's axis of rotation relative to its orbit around the Sun.

Bought by Radio Newark, WLPR, KUPR low power FM, KBMF 102.5FM Butte, Montana, KENW and more


  • Added: Oct 14, 2016
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 8
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Things we learn from Woody Guthrie and Native Americans ... and Donald Trump's dad?

  • Added: Oct 13, 2016
  • Length: 27:19
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This presentation is a collaboration between radio dramatists in three states, and students in New York and Texas. "Over Here, Over There" adapts o...

Bought by KALH


  • Added: Oct 12, 2016
  • Length: 01:40:04
  • Purchases: 1
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What does it take to get banned from an entire country? Find out in this week's episode.

Bought by WOUB, KSKQ, KSRQ, WYAP, KKWE Niijii Radio and more


  • Added: Oct 11, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: Illustration from Obstetric tables depicting the correct use of forceps in 1850., Credit: Spratt, G. (George). Digitized by the Historical Medical Library of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia
Once upon a time all births were natural. A lot has happened since then.

  • Added: Oct 07, 2016
  • Length: 01:01:12
Caption: Justin Hopkins performing the role of Booker Wright in "Repast." , Credit: Photo by Brandall Atkinson.
One spring day in 1965, a waiter in Greenwood, Mississippi gave an interview for an NBC television documentary. What he said has made him an unlike...

  • Added: Sep 22, 2016
  • Length: 36:08
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Everything you wanted to know about earth's companion. And the catastrophic fire that burned much of Rome in 64 AD...

  • Added: Sep 20, 2016
  • Length: 02:30:58
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Louis the German divides the Rhine and the doomed space shuttle Challenger is used by the Department of Defense on its last successful (classified)...

  • Added: Sep 20, 2016
  • Length: 02:20:46