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What were you willing to share in your class-assigned journal?  What's too much to share with your authority figures?  Hear tales of teenagers who ...

  • Added: May 13, 2018
  • Length: 29:34
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Bollywood superstar Salman Khan was convicted of killing a protected deer, but with the rich and the powerful it’s hard to tell where the buck real...

  • Added: Apr 10, 2018
  • Length: 06:00
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The long shadow of Sir Winston Churchill.

  • Added: Mar 13, 2018
  • Length: 06:00
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For a little while, in the hills of Rishikesh, India it will be 1968 again.

  • Added: Mar 06, 2018
  • Length: 06:00
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James Van Der Beek? Nick Carter? Devon Sawa?  Puh-lease! According to pre-teen girls of the 90s, none of the above held a candle to the boy who pla...

  • Added: Mar 04, 2018
  • Length: 25:27
Caption: English Vinglish movie poster
Sandip Roy remembers the iconic Indian actress Sridevi.

  • Added: Feb 26, 2018
  • Length: 06:00
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Call Me by Your Name is a gay love story without the angst, struggle, campiness, social comment, or outright tragedy that we have come to expect fr...

  • Added: Feb 12, 2018
  • Length: 04:04
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This last year saw the release of Blade Runner 2049, a sequel to the 1982 science fiction classic Blade Runner. It’s rather unusual for a sequel to...

  • Added: Jan 24, 2018
  • Length: 04:40
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Some of the prominent popular musicians who passed away in 2017 are celebrated in a one-hour special hosted by public radio music historian Paul In...

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  • Added: Dec 14, 2017
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 17
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A work of art sparking protest is nothing new, but Padmavati takes the art of taking offence to another level.

  • Added: Dec 04, 2017
  • Length: 06:00
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Once the white man came to India to lift the natives out of their heathen darkness (and take their jute, iron and Kohinoor diamond). But in the fil...

  • Added: Nov 27, 2017
  • Length: 06:00
Caption: Ashe Bhosle in Kolkata, Credit: Sandip Roy
Once Asha effortlessly brought India to my kitchen in California. Now she transported me from a balmy night in a park in Kolkata to a foggy evening...

  • Added: Oct 26, 2017
  • Length: 06:00
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Cate Belleveau shares "Burning Man's Money" on this weeks segment of Wordish.

  • Added: Oct 16, 2017
  • Length: 02:39
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In this mostly musical piece, we settle down into the audience of nearly 200 supportive students and staff at the University Program Board's Fall 2...

  • Added: Oct 13, 2017
  • Length: 28:16
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The Zookeeper’s Wife tells the true story of a married couple in Warsaw, the owners and operators of a zoo, who rescued hundreds of Jews from the g...

  • Added: Sep 06, 2017
  • Length: 03:55
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When you put something on a pedestal, it becomes a prime target for pigeons. Or to put it another way – if a certain movie consistently shows up on...

  • Added: Sep 06, 2017
  • Length: 05:52
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This week, as promised, I’m continuing my discussion of Citizen Kane, Orson Welles’ famous debut film from 1941. Last time I talked about why the f...

  • Added: Sep 06, 2017
  • Length: 04:45
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Steve Downing shares his essay on Northern Community Radio, the Mississippi River Fest and gophers.

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  • Added: Aug 10, 2017
  • Length: 10:02
  • Purchases: 1
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A debate about whether Nolan’s Dunkirk whitewashes history is perfectly legitimate but seventy years after India’s Independence isn’t it also time ...

  • Added: Aug 08, 2017
  • Length: 06:00
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In today’s installment of the Untold Stories of Central Minnesota, Arts & Cultural Heritage Producer Jeff Carmack presents Part 2 of the Untold Sto...

  • Added: Jun 27, 2017
  • Length: 29:58
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In today’s installment of the Untold Stories of Central Minnesota, Arts & Cultural Heritage Producer Jeff Carmack presents Part 1 of 2 of the Untol...

  • Added: Jun 27, 2017
  • Length: 30:01
Caption: The ensemble cast of Monsoon Wedding, Credit: Photo courtesy Kevin Berne/Berkeley Repertory Theatre
Monsoon Wedding by Mira Nair was an unlikely hit in 2001. A movie set in India but not a British Raj nostalgia film. Nor a Passage to spiritual Ind...

  • Added: May 25, 2017
  • Length: 06:00
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Gossip! Backstabbing! Burn Books! Mortified celebrates the 13th anniversary of Mean Girls with stories of tyrannical kids. Featuring an interview D...

  • Added: May 21, 2017
  • Length: 25:27
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It must sting Hindu Americans that Aslan, an Iranian-American often called upon to speak out against stereotyping Islam, seems to be now playing a ...

  • Added: Mar 14, 2017
  • Length: 05:59
Caption: Kolkata Lit Fest promotional poster, Credit: Photo by Sandip Roy
When I was a little boy I once lost my parents in a busy market in Kolkata. I cannot begin to imagine what it means to be lost for 25 YEARS. Like S...

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  • Added: Feb 14, 2017
  • Length: 06:00
  • Purchases: 1