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Caption: Dan Fernandez with a fog-catcher in Santa Cruz. Writer Andrew Leonard sees in fog-catchers a real-world analog to the fictional dew-catchers of Dune., Credit: Jeremy Dalmas
The sci-fi epic of "Dune" takes place on a desert planet. There, the water in even a single tear is precious. Can Dune offer lessons for the drough...

  • Added: Sep 30, 2015
  • Length: 20:00
Caption: Oliver Sacks
On December 4, 1985 Studs sat down with famed neurologist and author Oliver Sacks. Although the interview was supposed to center on his newest publ...

Bought by KCMJ Community Radio, WCAI / WNAN, KPIP-LP, KVNF, and KGNU

  • Added: Aug 31, 2015
  • Length: 01:22:29
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Starship Century--Toward the Grandest Horizon
“Starship Century—Toward the Grandest Horizon” is the new collection of fact and fiction assembled by Gregory and James Benford. The brothers are ...

Bought by KSKQ, WXAV 88.3FM, and WESM 91.3 FM

  • Added: Oct 01, 2013
  • Length: 28:50
  • Purchases: 3
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WTIP's Dick Swanson talked recently with Dr. Marlene Zuk, professor of ecology, evolution & behavior at the U of Minn., about her recent book, "Pal...

Bought by KSRQ

  • Added: Sep 10, 2013
  • Length: 23:07
  • Purchases: 1
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Physicians have long been compared with detectives, and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, creator of Sherlock Holmes, was himself a physician. This episode f...

  • Added: Jun 22, 2012
  • Length: 28:52
Caption: Poet Philip Schultz
Host Francesca Rheannon spends the hour with poet Philip Schultz talking about his poetry, his method of teaching writing — and his dyslexia. His l...

Bought by WXXI

  • Added: Aug 11, 2010
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 1
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How do we make the big decisions in our lives? Who to vote for?-or who to choose as a life mate or form an opinion about politics or war? Most of ...

  • Added: Jun 08, 2010
  • Length: 58:01
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What would you do when a seemingly unhappy or self entertaining bull is running full speed, headed right for you… and what does your pet mean to yo...

  • Added: Jan 26, 2010
  • Length: 29:02
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What is the importance forgetting has played throughout human history? What will be the effects on society, relationships and humanity now that so...

  • Added: Jan 12, 2010
  • Length: 58:02
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Why do you buy what you buy? What do you hope to gain from it and will it make you a happier, sexier and more successful person? In these days of e...

  • Added: Dec 07, 2009
  • Length: 29:00
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The development of the large human head and broad shoulders provide many evolutionary benefits for our species but also require assistance for a sa...

  • Added: Nov 30, 2009
  • Length: 29:00

  • Added: Nov 12, 2008
  • Length: 03:34