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There is a city-by-city grass roots effort underway to decriminalize marijuana in Michigan. Advocates across the state hope to gather enough signa...

  • Added: Jul 23, 2014
  • Length: 10:41
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We're living in a surveillance state, in the eerie transparency of our words and deeds, 24/7, all of us, under suspicion or not; the presumption of...

Bought by KUOW


  • Added: Jul 17, 2014
  • Length: 06:40
  • Purchases: 1
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Fritz Pleitgen is a journalist who covered the Stasi in East Germany during the 1980s. He explains how one lives and acts in a surveillance state.

Bought by KUOW


  • Added: Jul 17, 2014
  • Length: 02:28
  • Purchases: 1
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Benjamen Walker, radio producer/host of the Theory of Everything podcast, explains how the book "1984" started in the year 1984.

Bought by KUOW


  • Added: Jul 17, 2014
  • Length: 05:56
  • Purchases: 1
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It’s the artists — from Orwell of Nineteen Eighty-Four, to Philip Dick and Margaret Atwood, to Trevor Paglen and Banksy — who raise the big questio...

  • Added: Jul 11, 2014
  • Length: 58:37
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Bruce Cutler, one of the most flamboyant criminal defense lawyers in recent history, made his legal bones representing clients like the late Mafia ...

Bought by WYAP


  • Added: Jun 05, 2014
  • Length: 30:17
  • Purchases: 1
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When it comes to sending a message to the community, one way to do it is to simply stand together. That’s what one Oakland organization is doing by...

  • Added: May 20, 2014
  • Length: 07:54
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Like everywhere in the Bay Area, home prices in Oakland have recently gone through the roof. The price of a house there is up almost 70 percent in ...

  • Added: May 17, 2014
  • Length: 07:00

  • Added: May 14, 2014
  • Length: 23:31
Caption: Forrest Carter
Asa Carter was a speechwriter for Alabama Governor George Wallace. He penned one of the most infamous speeches of the era… Wallace’s “Segregation N...

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: May 14, 2014
  • Length: 15:54
  • Purchases: 1
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Our world these days is laden with a constant flow of information. It’s unavoidable. But how do we determine what information to believe? Once we...

  • Added: May 06, 2014
  • Length: 07:20

  • Added: Apr 25, 2014
  • Length: 01:09:59
Caption: Malcolm X 1964, Credit: Associate Press
This is the second hour of the documentary 'Harlem In Revolt.' It was made by a young writer called Austin Clarke and looked at the state of Harlem...

  • Added: Apr 25, 2014
  • Length: 54:59
Caption: Malcolm X 1964, Credit: Associate Press
A little more than fifty years ago, 1963, was a time of great upheaval in the United States. The fight for civil rights was in full force with peop...

  • Added: Apr 25, 2014
  • Length: 54:59
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Expert canoe paddlers know that a predictable sign that swimming is imminent when the canoe starts to tip in rough water is the grabbing of the can...

  • Added: Apr 21, 2014
  • Length: 06:03
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Joseph Cirincione, president of the Ploughshares Fund, discusses the status and prospects for the ongoing P5+1 talks in Vienna on Iran's nuclear pr...

  • Added: Apr 16, 2014
  • Length: 33:06
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Eric Schlosser, the investigative reporter of Fast Food Nation fame, has assembled what reads like a Letterman list of hair-raising nuclear bungles...

Bought by KFOK-LP


  • Added: Apr 14, 2014
  • Length: 23:56
  • Purchases: 1
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R.E.M. and Rock The Vote turn wasteful CD packaging into a petition that brings accessible voter registration to millions.

  • Added: Apr 13, 2014
  • Length: 19:10
Caption: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 1966, Credit: AFP/Getty Images
This program tells the untold story about Dr. Martin Luther King and his appearance on the most prestigious lecture series in Canada, shortly befor...

  • Added: Apr 04, 2014
  • Length: 49:57
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Denis Henry Hennelly talks unexpected politics, the symbiosis of art and commerce, and the real meaning of apocalypse.

  • Added: Apr 03, 2014
  • Length: 15:46
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Joanna Brooks grew up Mormon and has remained an adherent practitioner in spite of a critical and outspoken stance she has taken when dealing with ...

  • Added: Mar 27, 2014
  • Length: 23:59
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Thought experiment: given that many of our best insights into Russian character and temperament come to use from their literary geniuses, can we su...

Bought by KFOK-LP and WCAI / WNAN


  • Added: Mar 25, 2014
  • Length: 58:35
  • Purchases: 2
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We’re trying also to locate Aaron Swartz as a landmark in the culture and the age.

  • Added: Mar 25, 2014
  • Length: 58:35
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The story of one of America’s most widely-read journalists, whose relationships in Washington were colored by an unflappable arrogance.

Bought by WNJR, KMUN, Spokane Public Radio, KKRN, KWMR and more


  • Added: Mar 17, 2014
  • Length: 01:57:58
  • Purchases: 8
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