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First, it’s a classic story of achieving the American Dream. George Mitchell grew up in a working class family in Maine. Mitchell embraced every o...

Bought by KCMJ Community Radio, Harford Community Radio, KEDT, and WCWP


  • Added: May 26, 2015
  • Length: 59:54
  • Purchases: 4
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Oral historian Blanche Girouard talks to the Hon Timothy Palmer about his enthusiasm for dung beetles.

  • Added: Apr 17, 2015
  • Length: 28:25
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TARGET WEEK: Week of April 13, 2015. Discover what makes science fun in this engaging book, filled with weird, wacky science facts, basic principle...

  • Added: Apr 02, 2015
  • Length: 10:00
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Tonight’s show “Making Love to Siri,” seeks to understand what is seductive to us about robots. Which question should we ask: Can we make love to S...

  • Added: Mar 24, 2015
  • Length: 58:33
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First, the brain is possibly one of the most sophisticated and complex systems in the human body, if not all of nature. There may be no more import...

Bought by Harford Community Radio and WCWP


  • Added: Feb 10, 2015
  • Length: 59:54
  • Purchases: 2
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In this new installment of the Untold Stories of Central Minnesota, Arts and Cultural Heritage Producer Jeff Carmack talks with storyteller Brian “...

Bought by KSRQ


  • Added: Feb 09, 2015
  • Length: 30:36
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Number Tube, Credit: Andrew
On today's show, we hear two stories about a brain condition called synesthesia. That's when the stimulation of one pathway in the brain leads to a...

Bought by Radijojo World Children's Radio Network and KUOW


  • Added: Jan 15, 2015
  • Length: 11:09
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Black Prairie plays a concert for 52 wolves at Wolf Haven sanctuary in Washington State., Credit: Carli Davidson
There's a music industry for pets out there. But what kind of music do animals like? A woman who studies how non-human creatures go mad throws conc...

Bought by New Hampshire Public Radio, WABE, and PRX Remix


  • Added: Jan 10, 2015
  • Length: 08:23
  • Purchases: 3
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TARGET DATE: Week of January 26, 2015. Ever curious about what makes your heart tick? Or how you’re able to read these words on your screen? “The H...

  • Added: Jan 08, 2015
  • Length: 10:00
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They rock and roll them. We're talking about those boulders we all see in the woods. Geologists call them "erratics."

  • Added: Dec 17, 2014
  • Length: 03:53
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First, the era of connectivity floods society with an unending barrage of information. However, there is only a limited capacity in the brain to re...

Bought by WCWP


  • Added: Nov 25, 2014
  • Length: 59:53
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Dr. David Kaplan, San Francisco, CA  10/27/14, Credit: Andrea Chase
Theoretical particle physicist David Kaplan talks the observer effect, the importance of the throw-out option, and why failure is sometimes success

  • Added: Nov 19, 2014
  • Length: 31:49
Caption: Judy Irving, San Francisco, CA 10/17/14, Credit: Andrea Chase
Judy Irving talks discovery, falling in love, and sacred moments.

  • Added: Oct 26, 2014
  • Length: 22:31
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Songs related to Space, Stars and Satellites

  • Added: Oct 23, 2014
  • Length: 10:00
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The Living Well Show presents a two part interview with Jeffrey M. Smith author of Seeds of Deception: Exposing Industry and Government Lies about ...

  • Added: Oct 16, 2014
  • Length: 28:32
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The Living Well Show presents a two part interview with Jeffrey M. Smith author of Seeds of Deception: Exposing Industry and Government Lies about ...

  • Added: Oct 16, 2014
  • Length: 28:52
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An hour of great Stones songs with a slant to the Bridges To Babylon record. John Lee Hooker is on the Stones Roots, The Faces on the Double Shot ...

Bought by KRPS, WOUB, KSRQ, WLPR, and KMXT


  • Added: Oct 06, 2014
  • Length: 59:45
  • Purchases: 5
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Can you remember what it was like for you to learn your native language? Probably not, but why is that? As humans, we begin learning to speak our...

  • Added: Sep 12, 2014
  • Length: 07:20
Caption: A Scaled Quail takes up residence in the oasis, Credit: Carolyn Ohl-Johnson
A birder knows the lure of water. And Carolyn Ohl* dug and dammed Southwest Texas desert to make an oasis, especially for hummingbirds. She lives n...

Bought by Radio Newark, Marfa Public Radio, KWMR, and Troy Public Radio


  • Added: Sep 11, 2014
  • Length: 03:36
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: American Robin, Credit: © Tom Grey
The mortality rate is high in our familiar songbirds. For robins, it's around 50% each year once young birds have fledged. If a robin survives to m...

Bought by WETD and WKCC


  • Added: Aug 26, 2014
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Black-capped Vireo, Credit:  © Joe Fischer
Paul Davis owns 1,500 acres in the Hill Country of Texas that he manages, not for cattle, but as habitat for warblers and vireos. He’s preserving s...

Bought by WETD and WKCC


  • Added: Aug 26, 2014
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Lapland Longspur, Credit: © Thomas Bernhardsson
Different sounds travel better in different environments. The explosive notes of a Marsh Wren carry well through thick vegetation. A Common Yellowt...

  • Added: Aug 26, 2014
  • Length: 02:00
Caption: Western Gull, Credit: © Alex Kerfoot
How do birds drink? A robin takes a mouthful of water and then tips its head way back to send the water down its gullet. Pigeons are among the few ...

Bought by WETD and WKCC


  • Added: Aug 26, 2014
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 2
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First, MIT's AgeLab is developing technologies that improve health and mobility as we age. Director Dr. Joseph Coughlin explains some of their brea...

Bought by WCWP


  • Added: Aug 26, 2014
  • Length: 54:51
  • Purchases: 1
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Nancy Schoenberger chronicles the tempestuous romance of Liz & Dick in her book Furious Love: Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, and the Marriage of...

Bought by WTJU, KFOK-LPFM, and KKRN


  • Added: Jul 03, 2014
  • Length: 53:58
  • Purchases: 3