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Producer Eric Mennel tells the story of a 24-second experiment that saved one of America’s most beloved sports. This story is part of the BackStory...

  • Added: Oct 31, 2014
  • Length: 07:00
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Contributor Meg Cramer tells the story of the first electrically lit town in America — Wabash, Indiana. This story is part of BackStory episode "On...

  • Added: Oct 31, 2014
  • Length: 06:21
Caption: Classroom in the Islamic School in Seattle, Washington, 1982., Credit: Library of Congress
Scholar Su’ad Abdul Khabeer tells BackStory producer Kelly Jones about Islam’s impact on hip-hop – and how hip-hop opened doors between different M...

  • Added: Oct 31, 2014
  • Length: 08:35
Caption: Classroom in the Islamic School in Seattle, Washington, 1982., Credit: Library of Congress
Anthropologist Nabeel Abraham tells host Brian Balogh about the fight between two Muslim communities over the future of a Dearborn, Michigan mosque...

  • Added: Oct 31, 2014
  • Length: 09:42
Caption: Classroom in the Islamic School in Seattle, Washington, 1982., Credit: Library of Congress
Frank Cogliano of the University of Edinburgh speaks with host Peter Onuf about the first Barbary War, which has often been cast as the first confl...

  • Added: Oct 31, 2014
  • Length: 09:05
Caption: More than thirty years after being added to the EPA's National Priorities List of toxic cleanup sites, much of New Bedford Harbor remains off-limits for fishing., Credit: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
New Bedford’s role in both whaling and electrical manufacturing took a toll that city’s Harbor. The history of pollution is recorded in the mud at...

  • Added: Oct 31, 2014
  • Length: 48:38
Caption: Classroom in the Islamic School in Seattle, Washington, 1982., Credit: Library of Congress
Sylviane Diouf of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture talks with Ed Ayers about some of the overlooked legacies of enslaved Muslims ...

  • Added: Oct 31, 2014
  • Length: 06:24
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The painting that changed minds in Britain at the outbreak of the American Civil War. And more...

Bought by WMNF


  • Added: Oct 31, 2014
  • Length: 28:59
  • Purchases: 1
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In 1883, a coalition of railroad officials carved the continental U.S. into five time zones, introducing Americans to the idea of “standard time.” ...

  • Added: Oct 31, 2014
  • Length: 54:00
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The painting that changed minds in Britain at the outbreak of the American Civil War. And more...

  • Added: Oct 31, 2014
  • Length: 53:57
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In 1883, a coalition of railroad officials carved the continental U.S. into five time zones, introducing Americans to the idea of “standard time.” ...

  • Added: Oct 31, 2014
  • Length: 54:00
Caption: Britten at Coventry Cathedral before the first performance of his War Requiem, Credit: Erich Auerbach/Getty Images
Indiana University's Jacobs School of Music commemorates the 100th anniversary of the outbreak of World War I and the anniversary of the death of E...

  • Added: Oct 31, 2014
  • Length: :29
Caption: Sounds Jewish, Credit: Mississippi Public Broadcasting
Jewish music played on guitar, oud, ukelele, banjo and mandolin.

  • Added: Oct 30, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
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In this short taken from our longer episode, "Babies. Why?" we talk to Dr. Christopher Ryan about the actual origins of "Baby Fever."

  • Added: Oct 30, 2014
  • Length: 08:59
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Bathroom walls, missing graffiti, and social media. Where have all the cute quips on bathroom stalls gone? We wonder about the apparent decline of...

Bought by WRNC-LP, WUIS, WSLR, KUOW, and WETD


  • Added: Oct 30, 2014
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 5
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Boom Helicopter Music Transition :24 A short punctuation & transition...if it speaks to you, you'll know how to use it.

  • Added: Oct 29, 2014
  • Length: :24
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Poet Paul Legault shares how he challenged the norms of translation in his interpretations of Emily Dickinson's poetry.

  • Added: Oct 29, 2014
  • Length: 14:00
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Historical fiction is an ongoing balance between fact and fiction, but what if the story takes place outside of reality? Author Sarah Shun-Lien Byn...

  • Added: Oct 29, 2014
  • Length: 15:12
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How closely must historical fiction mirror recorded history? Author Marshall Klimasewiski weighs in.

  • Added: Oct 29, 2014
  • Length: 13:39
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Evolutionary biologist Sean B. Carroll shares his findings on the friendship between writer Albert Camus and biologist Jacques Monod.

  • Added: Oct 29, 2014
  • Length: 13:25
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A historian raises questions about the morality of the archival process and reveals how the NSA may change the future of history research.

  • Added: Oct 29, 2014
  • Length: 12:39
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Three Austin area school teachers visit the French Legation to learn how a new perspective is adding depth to the story of this historical site. p...

  • Added: Oct 29, 2014
  • Length: 05:03
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A Hill Country Treasure, the Georgetown Palace Theatre-from the Depression through today, a radio profile of a town’s beloved venue.

  • Added: Oct 29, 2014
  • Length: 05:58
Caption: Silver Bells
An atmospheric Christmas music break of 1:30 as an interstitial element. Helps promote that Christmas spirit :)

  • Added: Oct 29, 2014
  • Length: 01:31
Caption: NWMAC Executive Director Mara Hanel
Northwest Minnesota Arts Council (NWMAC) Executive Director Mara Hanel has an update on application deadlines for funding from the NWMAC.

  • Added: Oct 28, 2014
  • Length: 07:43