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XPRESSIONS is a series of short, light-hearted features about the origin of popular phrases & sayings of every sort.

  • Added: Apr 13, 2015
  • Length: 01:44
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While conservatives report more happiness, liberals show it more in their faces and the words they use.

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  • Added: Mar 14, 2015
  • Length: 01:01
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With a look back at a 1967 Supreme Court case, we explain how social media companies have made us more comfortable with government surveillance, too.

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  • Added: Mar 13, 2015
  • Length: 09:50
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Caption: The Ice Cream Bar, Credit: Thomas Hawk
Juliet Pries, the owner of the Ice Cream Bar in Cole Valley, talks about the massive red tape she had to deal with to open her business.

  • Added: Mar 11, 2015
  • Length: 04:06
Caption: Victor Pickard
We are immersed in media. It’s all around us. Flooding our everyday lives with reading, viewing, listening, and interacting with the products we re...

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  • Added: Feb 18, 2015
  • Length: 29:01
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Caption: Fossilized coral lies under foot in the pine rockland ecosystem., Credit: Anna Hamilton
In Florida's Miami-Dade County, tensions are mounting over a fragment of endangered pine rockland.

  • Added: Feb 17, 2015
  • Length: 13:31
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What is the full cost of the Supreme Court’s decision to allow the patenting of life forms? Join Food Sleuth Radio host and Registered Dietitian, M...

  • Added: Feb 12, 2015
  • Length: 28:00
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Rebecca McInroy invites Kate Betts, Margaret Cook, Nancy Baker Jones, and Jean Heath to discuss The Bullock Texas State History Museum's exhibit on...

  • Added: Feb 11, 2015
  • Length: 58:08
Caption: People wait for their numbers to be called inside the San Jose Driver's License Processing Center, Credit: Angela Johnston
Rosa Santos is leaning over a pile of forms and documents in the corner of the San Jose’s new DMV. I meet her along with her friend. They’re both a...

  • Added: Feb 03, 2015
  • Length: 06:44
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What's a teenagers role on a community council?

  • Added: Jan 17, 2015
  • Length: 11:51
Caption: Karen Weill and Larry Hildes
Interview: Larry and Karen continue to explain a complicated legal case that exposes the federal government’s overreach and abusive spying policie...

  • Added: Jan 09, 2015
  • Length: 27:59
Caption: Karen Weill and Larry Hildes
Interview: Larry and Karen explain a complicated legal case in two interviews that exposes the federal government’s overreach and abusive spying p...

  • Added: Jan 02, 2015
  • Length: 27:53
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Usually, people who emerge from the 16th Street BART Station in San Francisco are greeted by men and women slumped over shopping carts, by panhandl...

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  • Added: Dec 28, 2014
  • Length: 05:42
  • Purchases: 2
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Historian David Hollinger discusses the long-lasting influence of liberal Protestantism. Though conservative Evangelicals get more media attention,...

  • Added: Dec 18, 2014
  • Length: 10:12
Caption: Barbara Jean, Credit: Stephan Hoglund Photography
Charlie Pulkrabek reviews Barbara Jean's recently released record, "Darker Than Blue."

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  • Added: Dec 17, 2014
  • Length: 05:47
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How do you do the environmental work you think is important whilst battling stigmas and opposition? For advice we turn to a man who began his caree...

  • Added: Dec 06, 2014
  • Length: 14:24
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100,000 times louder than a jet engine. Every 10 seconds. 7 days a week. For weeks and months. This is seismic air gun testing.

  • Added: Dec 06, 2014
  • Length: 11:54
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For more than a century, the Rio Grande has been the border between the U.S. and Mexico. But rivers can move.

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  • Added: Dec 01, 2014
  • Length: 13:44
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Political amnesia comes on when political polarization begins as it has with President Obama’s recent executive order about immigration. So, Presi...

  • Added: Nov 23, 2014
  • Length: 04:30
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Bringing wolves back to the West has tested the legal system’s tolerance for restoring wild places ­­ Especially when humans live nearby. This year...

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  • Added: Nov 07, 2014
  • Length: 16:25
  • Purchases: 2
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Everyone's familiar with local laws that don't seem to make sense. In Tennessee, it’s illegal for grocery stores to sell wine, but legal to ride in...

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  • Added: Nov 07, 2014
  • Length: 15:46
  • Purchases: 1
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Brain scans reveal our political leanings.

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  • Added: Nov 01, 2014
  • Length: 01:00
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Unspun talks with Lee Harvey Oswald's lover and confidant, Judyth Vary-Baker. Judyth is an author, artist, poet, teacher and social scientist. 35...

  • Added: Oct 27, 2014
  • Length: 59:58
Caption: John D. Pollack
Often without realizing it, we use analogies to express our ideas. As a Presidential speechwriter, John Pollack understands the power of words. In ...

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  • Added: Oct 26, 2014
  • Length: 29:00
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If Woodward and Bernstein and Ben Bradlee had gone for the “gotcha” instead of the truth, the cost would have been the truth. The integrity that ...

  • Added: Oct 25, 2014
  • Length: 04:45