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When you think of the Indianapolis 500, poetry probably isn’t the first thing to come to mind. The race hasn’t had an official poet since 1920, whe...

  • Added: Jun 28, 2016
  • Length: 09:48
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The words of the Declaration of Independence are some of the most eloquent words ever written. John Adams and the committee of five who drafted it ...

Bought by WUAL

  • Added: Jun 24, 2016
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Brad McBride of Burning River Adventures, Credit: Elizabeth Miller
When the Cuyahoga River caught fire on June 22, 1969, it badly scarred Cleveland’s image. Some other polluted rivers were burning in American citi...

Bought by WCMU, North Country Public Radio, WILL, WXXI, WBFO and more

  • Added: Jun 21, 2016
  • Length: 03:38
  • Purchases: 6
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Host Bob Kustra talks with Katz about his book, "The Big Truck that Went By: How the World Came to Save Haiti and Left Behind a Disaster."

  • Added: Jun 17, 2016
  • Length: 30:56
Caption: The Cape Cod National Seashore represents a new type of partnership between the National Park Service and communities to preserve areas of land across the country., Credit: NPS
These parks are all large areas of public land managed by the National Park Service. But there are few such opportunities anymore; all the land is ...

  • Added: Jun 16, 2016
  • Length: 02:46
Caption:  Parks such as Washita Battlefield National Historic Site and Sand Creek Massacre National Historic Site have been established and interpreted to tell the difficult stories of atrocities against indigenous people. , Credit: NPS Archives
Birthdays are a time to celebrate, but an opportunity to look forward as well. There are many challenges the national parks must face in the 21st c...

  • Added: Jun 16, 2016
  • Length: 02:39
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How a cataclysmic volcanic eruption inspired a teenage girl to write a literary masterpiece.

Bought by PRX Remix, WXAV 88.3FM, and WABE

  • Added: Jun 15, 2016
  • Length: 17:23
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: National park boundaries that don’t comport with ecological realities make it challenging to protect animals that range outside the parks. It's just one of the challenges facing the National Park Service., Credit:  Tim Rains / NPS
The National Park Service finds itself in a seemingly paradoxical circumstance: widely admired, but increasingly uneasy about its ability to carry ...

  • Added: Jun 10, 2016
  • Length: 02:27
Caption: The Deep Ravine Trail at Little Big Horn National Monument in Montana., Credit:  Brandon Blackburn / NPS
National parks have famously been called “America’s best idea." This expression is commonly interpreted as meaning preservation of America’s iconic...

  • Added: Jun 10, 2016
  • Length: 02:38
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The numbers for 2015 are in and they’re impressive; there were 305 million visits to the national parks last year. And while it’s wonderful that so...

  • Added: Jun 10, 2016
  • Length: 02:32
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Join bloomingOUT for a special episode featuring a previous interview with photographer and historian, Mark Lee.

  • Added: Jun 09, 2016
  • Length: 01:01:10
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Join Political Junkie Ken Rudin on a journey through political history as we revisit memorable and historic moments from national party conventions...

  • Added: Jun 09, 2016
  • Length: :29
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Long-form feature piece on the 20th anniversary of The Smashing Pumpkins' Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness album, including interviews with k...

  • Added: Jun 07, 2016
  • Length: 18:07
Caption: Shenandoah National Park, Credit: Charles McGuigan
More than 75 years ago Shenandoah National Park opened to the public for the first time. One of the most scenic routes in Virginia— Skyline Drive w...

  • Added: May 26, 2016
  • Length: 53:41
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May 24th was the 40th Anniversary of the Judgment of Paris, when California wines beat the best the French had to offer in a blind tasting heard 'r...

  • Added: May 25, 2016
  • Length: 37:30
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On or around May 20, 2016 (or for no other good reason), let your listeners into this deconstruction and history behind one of the Beatles greatest...

  • Added: May 19, 2016
  • Length: 12:28
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The “Weekly Arts Calendar” is a weekly listing of events and activities that highlight the arts, music and culture of the region and within Minnesota.

  • Added: May 12, 2016
  • Length: 02:49
Caption: Sounds Jewish, Credit: Mississippi Public Broadcasting
Next time on “Sounds Jewish,” music of hope as well as mourning, plus an excerpt from “Night” read by Nobel laureate Elie Wiesel, to mark Yom HaSho...

Bought by WLPR and KCMJ Community Radio

  • Added: May 05, 2016
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Nitsuga Mangore (Agustin Barrios Mangore)
In honor of the 131st anniversary of his birth, this week's edition of Classical Guitar Alive features a tribute to Paraguayan guitarist-composer A...

Bought by KTXK, WETS, WDPR, WEKU, Public Radio East and more

  • Added: May 04, 2016
  • Length: 58:58
  • Purchases: 38
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Sam Roberts of the New York Times speaks on labor history at the unveiling of the 2016 Working People calendar, outlining important labor milestone...

  • Added: May 02, 2016
  • Length: 07:07
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David Quammen talks about the history, animals, and land use conflicts related to Yellowstone National Park and reads a passage from the May issue ...

Bought by Yellowstone Public Radio, KSJD, Spokane Public Radio, and KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio

  • Added: Apr 29, 2016
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 4
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A trio of sisters fly from Brooklyn to Oakland in the late 1960's to get to know their estranged mother. She sends them to a rather unusual summer ...

  • Added: Apr 26, 2016
  • Length: 20:04
Caption: Rocky Ocean Drive on the Park Loop Road in Acadia National Park, Maine. The Park Loop Road allows visitors to experience Acadia by car. , Credit:  Kristi Rugg / National Park Service
I’m often asked, “What’s your favorite national park?” It’s a question that gets me excited, thinking about all the parks I’ve been fortunate to vi...

  • Added: Apr 19, 2016
  • Length: 02:32
Caption: Six million-acre Gates of the Arctic National Park was established in 1980. , Credit: Ben Minteer
There were national parks even before there was a National Park Service. Yellowstone National Park was the first in 1872. More big western parks fo...

  • Added: Apr 19, 2016
  • Length: 02:51
Caption: Denali Star Trails as seen from Bryce Canyon National Park, Bryce, Utah. Increasingly, the sky above national parks is considered as much a resource to protect as the land below., Credit:  Jacob W. Frank | The National Park Service
It’s an understatement to say that the views in the national parks are striking. Take Bryce Canyon National Park, for instance, with its legions of...

Bought by KUFM - Montana Public Radio

  • Added: Apr 19, 2016
  • Length: 02:37
  • Purchases: 1