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Caption: Portrait of Melissa Wakefield (left) and Jessica Wakefield (right) in May 2018. , Credit: Photograph by Catherine Saint Louis
After Jeffrey Wakefield died unexpectedly in March, his daughter Melissa wrote a remembrance to run in the Falmouth Enterprise. Then the paper publ...

  • Added: Jun 06, 2018
  • Length: 07:19
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Women-owned businesses generated over $1.6 trillion in sales in 2017, but they still make up less than 2/5ths of all privately held companies. But,...

  • Added: Apr 19, 2018
  • Length: 04:20
Caption: Rick Tumlinson of Deep Space Industries and Dr. Glenn Lightsey discuss future missions at the Texas Spacecraft Lab, Credit: Audrey Quinn
It currently costs $10,000 a pound to transport material from Earth into space. If humans want to live in space someday, those transport costs alon...

Bought by New Hampshire Public Radio, Troy Public Radio, KUOW, and PRX Remix


  • Added: Aug 26, 2014
  • Length: 06:14
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Iron Dome App, Credit: iTunes
A new smartphone app developed by an American college student and his colleague uses up-to-the minute data from the Israeli Defense Force to warn I...

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Aug 15, 2014
  • Length: 03:24
  • Purchases: 1
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In an age of big data, even police departments are getting in on the action. In Los Angeles, the LAPD are using software for what they call “predic...

Bought by Troy Public Radio, Hark!, WTIP, WRST-FM Oshkosh, and KQED


  • Added: Jul 29, 2013
  • Length: 06:37
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Cameron Smith testing out his homemade, hand-sewn space suit, Credit: Julie Sabatier
The maker movement is taking off and the private space industry is booming right now. So, naturally, some fearless do-it-yourselfers are crafting t...

Bought by WDBM, Marfa Public Radio, Hark!, New Hampshire Public Radio, WRST-FM Oshkosh and more


  • Added: Jul 12, 2013
  • Length: 07:30
  • Purchases: 7
Caption: Rachel Delston works with cancer cells in the lab at Confluence Life Sciences., Credit: Sarah Skiöld-Hanlin/St. Louis Public Radio
It has been just over three months since the federal spending cuts known as sequestration first took effect. A handful of programs were spared — b...

  • Added: Jun 18, 2013
  • Length: 06:06
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On January 24, Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta lifted the ban on women serving in combat roles in the military. War News Radio reporter Amy DiPie...

  • Added: Feb 09, 2013
  • Length: 03:47
Caption: The FEMA Urban Search and Rescue Team, Missouri Task Force 1, Credit: Missouri Task Force 1
In the wake of the 9/11 attacks, more than 50,000 rescue and recovery workers converged at the World Trade Center. Among them were the 62 members o...

  • Added: Sep 08, 2011
  • Length: 03:55
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Cleanup is continuing along the Yellowstone River in south-east Montana where an estimated 42,000 gallons of crude oil spewed from a burst ExxonMob...

Bought by WAMC


  • Added: Jul 05, 2011
  • Length: 03:24
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Antelope trying to move through deep snow , Credit: David Grubbs, Billings Gazette
Biologists estimate thousands of pronghorn antelope died in Montana over the long, harsh winter...thousands more are stranded at the Fort Peck Rese...

  • Added: Jun 10, 2011
  • Length: 04:11
Caption: Students sort through syllable flashcards at the Washington Literacy Council.
In Washington D.C., more than a third of adults lack basic literacy skills. That's 20% higher than the national average. Emily Friedman sits in on ...

Bought by WAMC


  • Added: Mar 31, 2011
  • Length: 03:38
  • Purchases: 1
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Hunger in the 21st century has as much to do with access to healthier foods and nutritional education, as it does with income. That isn't lost on t...

Bought by KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio


  • Added: Jan 10, 2011
  • Length: 03:12
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Trooper DeLaittre's remains guarded outside the funeral service , Credit: Emilie Ritter
Montana's youngest Highway Patrol officer to ever die in the line of duty was remembered in his hometown...

  • Added: Dec 07, 2010
  • Length: 03:15
Caption: Opponets of the new curriculum hold up signs during a recent school board meeting , Credit: Emilie Ritter
A new sex education curriculum is creating a controversy in the Rocky Mountain town of Helena, Montana

Bought by KRUA


  • Added: Jul 16, 2010
  • Length: 04:20
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Bob Kemp's new crabbing boat the My Lee.  The crabbing season began in December.
The story explores emerging developments off the Oregon Coast and how commercial fishermen are responding.

  • Added: Jan 05, 2009
  • Length: 06:12