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J.M.W. Turner is perhaps the most important British painter--you would surely recognize an image of Tintern Abbey--and yet his life story has remai...

  • Added: May 01, 2015
  • Length: 03:42
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This is a story that compares the Baby Boomer's inability to let go of stuff to the same problem when removing old buildings in Thief River Falls, ...

  • Added: Apr 07, 2015
  • Length: 05:05
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Charlottesville is gearing up for the fourth annual Tom Tom Founders Festival, a celebration of innovation and entrepreneurship. Kelley Libby repor...

  • Added: Apr 03, 2015
  • Length: 03:45
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On February 27th, the Mathers Museum of World Culture hosted Daniel Swan, Curator of Ethnology at the Sam Noble Museum of Natural History at Univer...

Bought by KMUD


  • Added: Mar 18, 2015
  • Length: 59:17
  • Purchases: 1
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The Freedom Riders of 1961 were upholding the law. So why were they being arrested as soon as they got off the buses in Jackson, Mississippi? KFAI'...

Bought by Hark! and KUMD


  • Added: Mar 18, 2015
  • Length: 04:44
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Broadcasting from Menlo Park, California
Adrian Schoolcraft blew the whistle on the NYPD. For his trouble they had him suspended and put into a mental ward. The NYPD Tapes author Graham Ra...

  • Added: Mar 11, 2015
  • Length: 01:00:00
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We tend to view our hunter-gatherer ancestors with pity for their primitive ways. But what if they employ strategies for leading a depression-free ...

  • Added: Feb 28, 2015
  • Length: 13:13
Caption: President Obama with a Message for Republicans
Coverage of the 2015 Annual Democratic National Committee Meeting with keynote speaker, President Barack Obama

  • Added: Feb 22, 2015
  • Length: 08:45
Caption: Interstate 95 unceremoniously ends in Miami, dumping drivers onto US1., Credit: Greg Castillo for WLRN
A series of tourist murders leads to a national conversation on cruel and unusual punishment for teenagers, two street artists become public enemy ...

  • Added: Feb 19, 2015
  • Length: 50:59
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As 2014 draws to a close, Political Junkie Ken Rudin remembers the lawmakers and newsmakers from the world of politics who passed away this year. K...

Bought by 90.5 WSNC, WEZU, WCQS, WNPR, KUNC and more


  • Added: Dec 16, 2014
  • Length: 53:59
  • Purchases: 20
Caption: Hanns Scharff  "Master Interrogator" of the Luftwaffe, Credit: Scharff Estate
Why torture doesn't work. How to trick the enemy into revealing secrets. Lessons from the Master Interrogator of the Luftwaffe. The British Poli...

Bought by KFAI and WRPI


  • Added: Dec 12, 2014
  • Length: 27:31
  • Purchases: 2
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The 1940s pre-movie newsreel "The March of Time" reenacted news events using actors. Henry Luce called it "fakery in allegiance to the truth." The ...

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Nov 25, 2014
  • Length: 05:20
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: William Williams
Before Minnesota became the third state to abolish the death penalty in 1911, legislators instituted the nation’s first law to make executions secr...

Bought by KUMD, KKWE Niijii Radio, and KSRQ


  • Added: Nov 19, 2014
  • Length: 29:11
  • Purchases: 3
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When big business news breaks, public relations teams try to get out in front of the story. But that wasn’t always the case. PR in the 19th century...

Bought by PRX Remix and Troy Public Radio


  • Added: Nov 19, 2014
  • Length: 02:36
  • Purchases: 2
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The last mass lynching in the U.S. took place back in 1946 in Monroe, Georgia. The case remains open, but one group stages an annual re-enactment i...

Bought by WNJR


  • Added: Oct 14, 2014
  • Length: 08:59
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Cosimo Matassa at the mixing desk
A Tribute to the late Cosimo Matassa who's J&M Studio and engineering skills recorded history and defined the way rock and roll would sound.

  • Added: Sep 15, 2014
  • Length: 04:28
Caption: Jim Cullen, Editor of The Progressive Populist
Interview: Jim recalls the beginning of the newsletter and explains the history of the progressive and populist movements.

  • Added: Aug 22, 2014
  • Length: 27:43
Caption: Sword and Scale Episode 21
Historical Crime Detective Jason Morrow joins us once again to tell the tale of a mysterious killer who took on the persona of a secret agent in th...

  • Added: Aug 03, 2014
  • Length: 01:05:42
Caption: Sword and Scale Episode 20
Ronald William Brown was a ventriloquist puppeteer on a television program called Joy Junction, a variety show on the Christian Television Network....

  • Added: Jul 24, 2014
  • Length: 51:38
Caption: Sword and Scale Episode 15
Pure evil is caught on tape in the case of a deliberate murder that took 8 years of planning, plenty of hard work, and a YouTube video to accomplis...

  • Added: Jul 24, 2014
  • Length: 01:21:08
Caption: Sword and Scale Episode 14
This week we cover a variety of stories including a cold case, a historical case and a case that's unfolding as we speak. We also cover the strang...

  • Added: Jul 23, 2014
  • Length: 50:48
Caption: Sword and Scale Episode 7
"White House Boy" Roger Dean Kiser tells us the brutally honest story of his own personal hell. To him, this world which anyone would consider a li...

  • Added: Jul 20, 2014
  • Length: 01:11:20
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In this episode, songs about lines or songs with lines in the title.

  • Added: Jul 17, 2014
  • Length: 10:00
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In this special episode, Drs. Philip Zimbardo and Christina Maslach tell the story of what ended up being one of the most infamous psychology studi...

Bought by WJFF, WRPI, and WUIS


  • Added: Jun 27, 2014
  • Length: 56:03
  • Purchases: 3
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Tom Brokaw, one of the most trusted and respected figures in broadcast journalism, is a special correspondent for NBC News. In this role, he report...

Bought by KBYS 88.3 FM


  • Added: Jun 24, 2014
  • Length: 01:13:35
  • Purchases: 1