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Few people have ever been to Bly, Oregon. Fewer people know the story of what happened at Bly. Here's the story behind the plaque.

  • Added: Jul 20, 2014
  • Length: 15:01
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Cuba has a great baseball tradition going back 150 years - Luque, Dihigo, Minoso, Perez, El Duque, Canseco and many current stars hail from the sto...

  • Added: Jul 18, 2014
  • Length: 02:36
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For the holiday weekend, we look back in history at Sara Payson Willis, a novelist, journalist, and feminist who wrote under the pseudonym "Fanny F...

Bought by WJCU


  • Added: Jul 09, 2014
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Host Martha Burk
Two and one-half minute commentary on the 1964 Civil Rights Act and its effect on women over the next 50 years.

  • Added: Jun 26, 2014
  • Length: 02:30
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Carl Hoffman is a journalist who has written for many publications.

  • Added: May 19, 2014
  • Length: 20:57

  • Added: May 14, 2014
  • Length: 23:31
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In this episode, Bo interviews Dr. Bart Ehrman. Bart D. Ehrman is the James A. Gray Distinguished Professor at the University of North Carolina at...

  • Added: May 14, 2014
  • Length: 53:24
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When politicians talk about "working across the aisle",they talk about it as if it is an ethic that have decided to endorse. The problem is working...

  • Added: May 01, 2014
  • Length: 08:18
Caption: Suzanne (L) and LJ
LJ Evans (R) and Suzanne Bishop (L) remember working at an animal rescue clinic following the Exxon Valdez oil spill in 1989.

  • Added: Apr 25, 2014
  • Length: 02:32
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Which is the better way to “feed the world” – with organic or “conventional” agriculture? Join Food Sleuth Radio host and Registered Dietitian, Mel...

  • Added: Apr 18, 2014
  • Length: 28:00
Caption: Sharon Wirtz, left, talks to Marquell Hicks, right, in front of a panel from the NM AIDS Memorial Quilt, Credit: Katy Gross
N’MPower participant, Marquell Hicks, interviews quilt artists Sharon Wirtz and Jane Gabaldon, in a community engagement project between the Museum...

  • Added: Apr 09, 2014
  • Length: 10:00
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In the late 19th century, German medical practices were considered to be the best in the world. But by the start of World War II, German physicians...

Bought by WFHB, WTJU, Peconic Public Broadcasting, WCAI / WNAN, and WMNF


  • Added: Mar 28, 2014
  • Length: 28:59
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Syracuse University Design Professor Zeke Leonard demonstrates his intonarumori noise-making instruments., Credit: A. Randall Wenner
Is it possible to make “music” from “noise”? Is it possible to enjoy it? Randy Wenner reports on an experimental music genre making a comeback of s...

  • Added: Mar 20, 2014
  • Length: 04:13
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Musician and legendary innovator, Afrika Bambaataa, discusses the origin and legacy of hip-hop. [13:35]

Bought by WXAV 88.3FM


  • Added: Feb 20, 2014
  • Length: 13:35
  • Purchases: 1
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Arts Advocate Al Head discusses the profound impact of traditional arts on communities. [28:50] 2012 Bess Lomax Hawes Award Recipient.

  • Added: Feb 11, 2014
  • Length: 28:47
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An exploration of what we remember and why.

  • Added: Feb 04, 2014
  • Length: 25:02
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Radio Curious discusses interracial relationships with Harvard professor Randall Kennedy, author of “Interracial Intimacies: Sex, Marriage, Identit...

Bought by WFHB


  • Added: Jan 21, 2014
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Scipio A. Jones, Credit: Butler Center for Arkansas Studies
In the final episode, the NAACP begins efforts to fight the death sentences handed down in Helena, led in part by Scipio Africanus Jones, the leadi...

Bought by WNCU


  • Added: Jan 06, 2014
  • Length: 58:57
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Gilbert Stuart, Lansdowne Portrait, Credit: Wikimedia Commons
Prof. Peter Kastor sheds light on how debates over the size and role of government have evolved over time, from the country's earliest days to the ...

  • Added: Dec 20, 2013
  • Length: 13:24
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Generational discussion on Opportunity...then and now

  • Added: Dec 08, 2013
  • Length: 29:00
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Christian theologian and peace activist James W. Douglass tells us why he thinks JFK was assassinated. He says it was because Kennedy went up again...

  • Added: Nov 22, 2013
  • Length: 59:08
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One is earthy and comical--an 18th century musical tale of thieves, tramps and trollops. The other is the most beloved holiday concert piece in the...

  • Added: Nov 13, 2013
  • Length: 59:00
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Host Ed Ayers talks with psychotherapist Edward Tick about the history of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD.

Bought by Radio Newark


  • Added: Nov 12, 2013
  • Length: 11:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Host Brian Balogh interviews historian Rebecca Plant about war veterans and “mom-ism.”

Bought by Radio Newark and PRX Remix


  • Added: Nov 12, 2013
  • Length: 07:24
  • Purchases: 2
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A family secret with its roots in the Holocaust.

Bought by KUNM, KKRN, Spokane Public Radio, KMUN, KRCB-FM and more


  • Added: Nov 11, 2013
  • Length: 01:57:58
  • Purchases: 10