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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...

  • Added: Nov 19, 2014
  • Length: 29:11
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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
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  • Added: Jun 10, 2014
  • Length: 03:24
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Built in 1908 by Chester Congdon, the Glensheen Mansion is a lovely estate located on the shore of Lake Superior. Congdon earned his fortune throug...

Bought by KSRQ


  • Added: May 25, 2014
  • Length: 04:28
  • Purchases: 1
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On May 2, 2014 Will Fellows, author of Farm Boys and A Passion to Preserve, gave a presentation to an audience at the Buskirk Chumley theater. The ...

  • Added: May 21, 2014
  • Length: 56:41
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Host Trish Kerle’ interviews author, Will Fellows, whose book, A Passion to Preserve: Gay Men as Keepers of Culture, documents an American social m...

  • Added: Apr 29, 2014
  • Length: 58:00
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One of our weekday 100-second modules for May: Author Clay Risen reads a compelling passage from his new book of the same title. This is the 50th a...

Bought by WEZU


  • Added: Apr 24, 2014
  • Length: 01:40
  • Purchases: 1
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
Caption: Mayor Marion Barry
For years, powdered cocaine was D.C.'s drug of choice, but when crack hit the streets in the eighties, the city was afflicted by levels of addictio...

  • Added: Mar 11, 2014
  • Length: 51:30
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Friday morning Sept 13 2013 became a day of history for downtown Winona. Unfortunately, this was due to a fire that spread and damaged three buildi...

Bought by KSRQ


  • Added: Mar 07, 2014
  • Length: 20:48
  • Purchases: 1
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The tribulations of Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, are depicted in the popular film 12 Years a Slave. A soon to be publis...

  • Added: Mar 07, 2014
  • Length: 53:54
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The tribulations of Solomon Northup, a free black man from upstate New York, are depicted in the popular film 12 Years a Slave. A soon to be publis...

Bought by WCAI / WNAN and Peconic Public Broadcasting


  • Added: Mar 07, 2014
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
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As Bloomington officials debate this week whether to designate the University Courts neighborhood as a historic district, plans are moving forward ...

  • Added: Mar 03, 2014
  • Length: 06:53
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On New Years Eve day of 1957, Orville Gibson, a farmer in Newbury, Vermont went out to milk his cows. He was never seen alive again. The mystery of...

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Feb 24, 2014
  • Length: 30:27
  • Purchases: 1