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Blaire, a DACA a student at Humboldt State University and a long-time resident, speaks of her frustration of not having the same privileges as her ...

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  • Added: Mar 12, 2019
  • Length: 03:35
  • Purchases: 1
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Meet Alejandro. He discusses why he came here, the difficulties of finding meaningful work, his involvement with his community and his love for his...

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  • Added: Mar 12, 2019
  • Length: 05:33
  • Purchases: 1
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Yolanda is a DACA student at HSU; she worries about being able to finish her schooling. She also went to Washington DC to lobby with Scholars Witho...

  • Added: Mar 12, 2019
  • Length: 02:59
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Julio, brought here when not quite 2 years old, grew up not knowing he was undocumented until he went to get his driver's license. His status did n...

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  • Added: Feb 25, 2019
  • Length: 02:59
  • Purchases: 1
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Maria, from El Salvador, speaks of her struggles to learn English, reacquaint herself with her children after 8 years apart, and how they all achie...

  • Added: Feb 25, 2019
  • Length: 03:00
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Juan, a DACA student at Humboldt State University talks about his struggles with learning English. He not only did learn English, he now has an ins...

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  • Added: Feb 25, 2019
  • Length: 02:56
  • Purchases: 1
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Brenda of Centro del Pueblo gives her own State of the Union address concerning immigrants, legal or otherwise.

  • Added: Feb 25, 2019
  • Length: 02:54
Caption: Houda, her mom and sister, and their friend Mishelle on the tram in Sabino Canyon
Episode 31 Two years ago on July 28th, Houda’s family stepped off a plane into the intense Tucson heat. They weren’t sure what was in store for the...

  • Added: Jan 31, 2019
  • Length: 04:38
Caption: Tales From the Road in Under 5 Minutes
Comedians are put on all sorts of unusual stages, but comedy doesn’t really work everywhere! The jokes might be great and the crowd might be awesom...

  • Added: Dec 10, 2018
  • Length: 03:33
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You’ve heard of persimmon pudding, maybe a sweet bread or some cookies, but did you know you can use it in savory dishes too? And speaking of Indi...

  • Added: Sep 27, 2018
  • Length: 29:00
Caption: David Chang, Credit: Jason Falchook
A special live edition of The Moth at Cooper Union in NYC, "Moth Eaten: Adventures in Food". Best-selling author Adam Gopnik and his wife have an o...

Bought by Marfa Public Radio, WNPR, Northern Community Radio - KAXE & KBXE, KRCB-FM "Radio 91", KBRP Community Radio and more


  • Added: Jul 27, 2018
  • Length: 53:59
  • Purchases: 38
Caption: Richard Kind, Credit: Sarah Stacke
Novelist Walter Mosley examines the power of language to break and form bonds; an artist connects with her father when he sends her coins he finds ...

Bought by Marfa Public Radio, WNPR, WYSO, KCLU, KCRW and more


  • Added: Jul 04, 2018
  • Length: 53:56
  • Purchases: 34
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A tour of the battleship USS Alabama and WWII submarine USS Drum has storyteller Toni Burns diving deep for memories of her father, John Wright, an...

  • Added: Jun 11, 2018
  • Length: 05:41
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Geologist Lori Dengler talks about NOAA's National Tsunami Hazard Mitigation Program. This program provides and facilitates vital warning systems a...

  • Added: May 10, 2018
  • Length: 01:30
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Earthquakes occur on faults and fault ruptures many miles beneath the surface. Dr. Lori Dengler says we needn't worry about storms and surface wat...

  • Added: May 10, 2018
  • Length: 01:30
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On this segment of Shaky Ground, Geologist Lori Dengler takes on tales of earthquakes swallowing up hapless critters.

  • Added: May 10, 2018
  • Length: 01:23
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How will we know a tsunami may be coming? Other than feeling the ground shake, we rely on tsunami warning centers to alert us about potential risk...

  • Added: May 10, 2018
  • Length: 01:49
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The next earthquake is likely to happen when you least expect it. Relatively infrequent events are hard to plan for. Geologist Lori Dengler advise...

  • Added: May 10, 2018
  • Length: 01:28
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Beautiful walks along the beach are possible any time of the year on the northcoast. Lori Dengler encourages us to be mindful of the unexpected "...

  • Added: May 10, 2018
  • Length: 01:30
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Dr. Lori Dengler gives us a primer for the science of tectonics.

  • Added: May 10, 2018
  • Length: 01:30
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I like the name sumac and I’ve known it since I was a kid in Kentucky. The most talked about sumac of my youth was poison sumac or poison ivy, but ...

  • Added: May 02, 2018
  • Length: 05:42
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Glenn Boyd was convicted of a crime he did not commit. This episode of the California Innocence Project features another story about a bad identifi...

  • Added: Apr 02, 2018
  • Length: 05:00
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The California Innocence Project relies on interns to go through thousands of requests for assistance. In this episode, interns share some of their...

  • Added: Apr 02, 2018
  • Length: 02:00
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We can fall deeply, madly in love with late-night radio. This doesn't happen with any of the visual mediums. Never with a screen. Thing is, radi...

  • Added: Nov 13, 2017
  • Length: 02:50:05
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Kids at Martin Middle School discuss what Dia de los Muertos means to them.

  • Added: Jun 05, 2017
  • Length: 03:11