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In even the most high profile criminal cases, there comes a point where the world moves on. But for the families of both the victims and the shoote...

  • Added: Dec 01, 2016
  • Length: 29:41
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In 1969, the Army Corps of Engineers shut off the American side of Niagara Falls to study erosion. We interview the man who led that team.

Bought by KUSU, WCPN, WCMU, WAMC, and WBFO


  • Added: Nov 23, 2016
  • Length: 03:27
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Michael Keene is an author and historian.
The Erie Canal changed the world by connecting New York City and the Atlantic Ocean to the Great Lakes. But author and historian Michael Keene says...

Bought by WXXI, WRVO Public Media, WCPN, North Country Public Radio, WAMC and more


  • Added: Nov 23, 2016
  • Length: :56
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: BY ANGELICA A. MORRISON / Pedestrian Bridge to be replaced at Niagara Falls State Park., Credit: BY ANGELICA A. MORRISON / Pedestrian Bridge to be replaced at Niagara Falls State Park.
New York State plans to shut off the American Falls, a major attraction for tourists who flock to Niagara Falls. It's part of a project to replace...

Bought by WCPN, WXXI, North Country Public Radio, WAMC, WSKG and more


  • Added: Nov 18, 2016
  • Length: 03:25
  • Purchases: 7
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Produced the day after Leon Russell's death on November 13, 2016, music host Paul Ingles plays some spectacular Leon Russell performances and revie...

Bought by WVPE, KMSU, Prairie Public, WXXI, KRCB-FM "Radio 91" and more


  • Added: Nov 14, 2016
  • Length: 58:58
  • Purchases: 17
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After a hung jury in the rape trial of five local Hawaiians, the family of the alleged victim looked for vengeance. They got it — by committing one...

  • Added: Nov 10, 2016
  • Length: 29:02
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A privileged socialite. A Native Hawaiian wrongfully accused of rape. A ruling elite that favors whites. So begins the Massie Case. A story from 19...

  • Added: Nov 03, 2016
  • Length: 33:12
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This Veterans Day, Americans will be marking one hundred years since the end of World War One, but there will be no veterans of that war present to...

Bought by RadioFreePalmer, KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio, and Prairie Public


  • Added: Nov 03, 2016
  • Length: 03:36
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: A plane recovered from Lake Michigan, Credit: John Davies
To accompany a documentary screening, the National Museum of the Great Lakes is searching for Navy pilots who trained on Lake Michigan during World...

Bought by WXXI, WCMU, WKSU, and WBFO


  • Added: Nov 02, 2016
  • Length: 01:14
  • Purchases: 4
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A short radio documentary about the 1981 Memorial Day Flood in Austin, Texas that killed 13 people.

  • Added: Sep 25, 2016
  • Length: :00
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A Cessna 185 disappeared in the fall of 1971, and no trace of the plane or its three occupants was found until nearly 12 years later. In this edit...

  • Added: Sep 23, 2016
  • Length: 07:46
Caption: Draken Harald Harfagre, Credit: courtesy of Draken Harald Harfagre
The replica Viking ship Draken Harald Hårfagre has sailed out of the Great Lakes, wrapping up a summer visit marred by a dispute over pilots fees. ...

Bought by WCPN, WXXI, WMUK, WAMC, WCMU and more


  • Added: Sep 07, 2016
  • Length: 03:16
  • Purchases: 7
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-Yoko Ono was an accomplished and innovative artist long before she met John Lennon. - A novel by Fred D’Aguiar tells the story of a mother and dau...

Bought by WJCU, KMRE-LP, WUGA (part of GPB), Peconic Public Broadcasting, KKRN and more


  • Added: Sep 02, 2016
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 6
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Couldn't help but notice there's a new, best-selling book about Patty Hearst and the SLA. So, on a week i'm under the weather ..i thought to reoff...

Bought by KPIK-LP


  • Added: Aug 29, 2016
  • Length: 56:09
  • Purchases: 1
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Gemini GEL, Graphic Editions Limited, has been contributing to the cultural fabric of American Contemporary Art for over 50 years. As they celebrat...

  • Added: Aug 20, 2016
  • Length: 05:43
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A new, regional news program from The New England News Collaborative, hosted by John Dankosky. Stories about the dangers of being a pedestrian, che...

Bought by New Hampshire Public Radio and Vermont Public Radio


  • Added: Aug 18, 2016
  • Length: 49:59
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: The sloop Washington went down in November 1803., Credit: Jim Kennard
An eighteenth century sloop called the Washington has been discovered off the coast of Oswego, New York.

Bought by Michigan Radio, WAMC, WCMU, WCPN, and WBFO


  • Added: Aug 17, 2016
  • Length: 01:17
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Port Clinton lighthouse moves by barge, Credit: Elizabeth Miller
Hundreds gathered Tuesday to watch the Port Clinton lighthouse make a half-mile journey down the Portage River to a new home on Lake Erie. The 120-...

Bought by WXXI and WBFO


  • Added: Aug 16, 2016
  • Length: 01:18
  • Purchases: 2
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A new, regional news program from The New England News Collaborative, hosted by John Dankosky.

Bought by New Hampshire Public Radio and Vermont Public Radio


  • Added: Aug 11, 2016
  • Length: 50:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Boundaries for Oswego's proposed marine sanctuary
Shipwrecks are a big draw for divers and tourists in the great lakes. Now – for the first time in 20 years -- more communities are getting help in ...

Bought by WXXI, WCPN, WAMC, WBFO, and North Country Public Radio


  • Added: Aug 10, 2016
  • Length: 03:38
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Passengers of the Lady Michigan look down through its glass bottom in hopes of spotting one of the area’s many shipwrecks., Credit: Veronica Volk
Alpena, Michigan used to be a bustling port on Lake Huron. But since the decline of its major industry, residents of the small town have shifted th...

Bought by Delta College Public Radio, WCPN, and WBFO


  • Added: Jul 26, 2016
  • Length: 03:05
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: UT Tower, Credit: Miguel Gutierrez Jr. /KUT News
It’s been 50 years since the University of Texas Tower shooting – long considered the first modern mass shooting of its kind. On Aug. 1, 1966, a sn...

Bought by Prairie Public, WBEZ, KUOW, KCPW, WFAE and more


  • Added: Jul 26, 2016
  • Length: 53:49
  • Purchases: 11
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The Winona Human Rights Commission and Winona State University sponsored a community forum in response to the recent displays of the Confederate Fl...

  • Added: Jul 20, 2016
  • Length: 34:07
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The El Dorado County Board of Supervisors discuss whether they should approve a Dollar General box store in the heart of Georgetown's historic dist...

  • Added: Jul 16, 2016
  • Length: 02:44:41
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Professors Marva Lewis and Marvin Dunn discuss "stereotype threat" and its effect on African Americans sense of safety when interacting with police...

  • Added: Jul 16, 2016
  • Length: 04:39