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Caption: Freedom Trail tour guide, Matt Wilding, in costume as Ebenezer Mackintosh, giving a tour of Boston's historic North End neighborhood, Credit: Christina Gustafson
It's the summer of 1776 and America's at war with England. Washington's army has taken back Boston, but in the middle of this terrifying time, Abig...

Bought by Troy Public Radio


  • Added: Sep 15, 2014
  • Length: 09:04
  • 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
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XPRESSIONS is a series of short, light-hearted features about the origin of popular phrases & sayings of every sort.

  • Added: Sep 14, 2014
  • Length: 01:43
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We’re looking at liberal Zionism, enduring a crisis after a brutal summer in Gaza. It’s prompted handwringing for American Jews and Israelis who ar...

Bought by WRPI, KZYX, and WJFF


  • Added: Sep 14, 2014
  • Length: 58:37
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: The mountain pass, Sierra Nevada, Credit: Library of Congress
In honor of the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act, BackStory heads into the wilderness, exploring Americans’ fascination with, and fear of, wi...

  • Added: Sep 12, 2014
  • Length: 54:00
Caption: The mountain pass, Sierra Nevada, Credit: Library of Congress
In honor of the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act, BackStory heads into the wilderness, exploring Americans’ fascination with, and fear of, wi...

Bought by KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio, KBRP Community Radio, WRIR, WRGY, and WRPI


  • Added: Sep 12, 2014
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 5
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This week's episode is all about relationships: When to correct your spouse, how to address those wedding invitations, and what kind of lingo to ex...

Bought by KUNR, WNIN, and KVSC


  • Added: Sep 11, 2014
  • Length: 29:58
  • Purchases: 3
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Starting this year, Scripps National Spelling Bee contestants not only have to spell words correctly. A controversial new rule means they'll have t...

Bought by WNIN, WSLR, WEZU, KREV-LP, WETD and more


  • Added: Sep 11, 2014
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: Magen David Synagogue in Kolkata, India, Credit: Ashok Sinha
A Jewish museum just opened in Kolkata. Not a brick and mortar museum, but an online museum.

  • Added: Sep 10, 2014
  • Length: 04:30
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What in James Joyce's Ulysses was so dangerously obscene? And why were the novel's greatest champions women? Chris Lydon talks with Kevin Birmingha...

Bought by WCAI / WNAN


  • Added: Sep 10, 2014
  • Length: 11:54
  • Purchases: 1
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First, tennis great Pam Shriver talks about her amazing career, family, and the young tennis stars on the horizon. Then, Damon Raskin, an internis...

Bought by WCWP


  • Added: Sep 09, 2014
  • Length: 54:51
  • Purchases: 1
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An American pediatric brain surgeon describes his remarkable recent journey to Africa and David Scheffer recalls his years of behind-the-scenes neg...

  • Added: Sep 08, 2014
  • Length: 58:59
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Pianist Vijay Iyer revisits his musical role models, and wonders: Where is jazz headed in a new century?

  • Added: Sep 08, 2014
  • Length: 18:39
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The Star Bar indirectly gets its name from the intersecting streets eponymously influencing one of Atlanta’s most unique communities, Little 5 Poin...

  • Added: Sep 08, 2014
  • Length: 14:17
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Cream of Airplane-part one

Bought by KKRN, KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio, WYAP, KEOS, KPVL and more


  • Added: Sep 08, 2014
  • Length: 01:57:00
  • Purchases: 11
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XPRESSIONS is a series of short, light-hearted features about the origin of popular phrases & sayings of every sort.

  • Added: Sep 07, 2014
  • Length: 01:46
Caption: Frankie Lee Sims, making his recording debut on Texas' very own Blue Bonnet label, in 1948.
We take a look at some killer down home blues from the great state of Texas — all of it from small, independent record labels in operation during t...

Bought by KRPS, WJSU, and 90.5 WSNC


  • Added: Sep 07, 2014
  • Length: 01:58:59
  • Purchases: 3
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Three new recordings take us from the court of Louis XIII into the court of his successors, with music by Moulinie, Charpentier, and even Jean-Jac...

  • Added: Sep 06, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Victory of the USS Constitution over the HMS Guerriere in the War of 1812, by Anton Otto Fischer, Credit: U.S. Navy - Naval Historical Center
Two hundred years ago this month, Francis Scott Key wrote "The Star-Spangled Banner" as the War of 1812 raged around him. But few Americans know mu...

Bought by KPVL, KSRQ, KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio, KBRP Community Radio, WEZU and more


  • Added: Sep 05, 2014
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 7
Caption: Victory of the USS Constitution over the HMS Guerriere in the War of 1812, by Anton Otto Fischer, Credit: U.S. Navy - Naval Historical Center
Two hundred years ago this month, Francis Scott Key wrote "The Star-Spangled Banner" as the War of 1812 raged around him. But few Americans know mu...

  • Added: Sep 05, 2014
  • Length: 54:00
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Brigham Young was a rough-hewn transient from New York who was electrified by the Mormon faith. He married more than 50 women, and transformed a ba...

Bought by Peconic Public Broadcasting, WCAI / WNAN, Delmarva Public Radio, and WMNF


  • Added: Sep 05, 2014
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 4
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In this enlightening memoir about her parents’ deaths, the author lays out some of the difficulties in having the so-called good death when teamed ...

  • Added: Sep 04, 2014
  • Length: 10:00
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How did composers react to the violence of The First World War? We're listening to musicians who defined a modern era.

  • Added: Sep 04, 2014
  • Length: 58:31
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Out of the mire and death of World War One, even before the shooting stops, comes the strangest thing: the novel of the century.

Bought by WRPI


  • Added: Sep 04, 2014
  • Length: 58:27
  • Purchases: 1
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Have a question about objective pronouns? Whom ya gonna call? Wait--is that right? Or would it be "who ya gonna call"? "Whom" may be technically co...

Bought by KREV-LP, WNJR, WSLR, WEZU, WYAP and more


  • Added: Sep 04, 2014
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 8