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Caption: A board encouraging attendance greets students and parents as they walk into Garfield Elemantary School, Credit: Isabel Angell
Oakland schools have a dropout rate that’s higher than the state average. So, the district made solving the problem a priority. Officials started t...

  • Added: Jan 13, 2015
  • Length: 06:18
Caption: Jane and Henry Evans at their house, Credit: Angela Johnston
Then, Henry suffered from what is called a brain stem dissection. That stroke left him trapped, unable to lift a finger at first, or say a word. Bu...

Bought by New Hampshire Public Radio and PRX Remix


  • Added: Jan 13, 2015
  • Length: 09:33
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Paro the seal, charging by its electronic pacifier , Credit: Angela Johnston
At the Livermore Veteran’s Hospital, there are a few animals residents can see: wild turkeys that run around the grounds, rattlesnakes that hide ou...

Bought by New Hampshire Public Radio and PRX Remix


  • Added: Jan 13, 2015
  • Length: 08:27
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Mural portrait of Esteban Cuaya-Muñoz at the Oakland Museum of California, by artist Brett Cooke
In November, San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors approved legislation allocating $300,000 to help San Franciscans who want PrEP to get access to i...

  • Added: Jan 12, 2015
  • Length: 05:21
Caption: Dheeraj Singh trying on sunglasses at Old Navy in Emeryville, Credit: Julie Caine
Dheeraj Singh is the first officer on a container ship that makes regular runs from China, to California, to Japan, and back again.

  • Added: Jan 07, 2015
  • Length: 08:51
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Every place has a history hidden that lives beneath what you can see on the surface. Just take the Mission District.

  • Added: Jan 07, 2015
  • Length: 08:24
Caption: Fukushima produce and farmers' faces at Yokubenimaru supermarket, Fukushima City, Credit: Ali Budner
We are no strangers to earthquakes here in the Bay Area. But there’s been nothing in recent memory to match the 9.0 quake that shook Japan on March...

  • Added: Jan 07, 2015
  • Length: 16:21
Caption: Student activists Sofie Karasek and Meghan Warner, Credit: Liz Mak
On the state level, California is working to address the issue of sexual assault on campus. In September, the state passed a new “Yes means Yes” la...

Bought by WAMC and PRX Remix


  • Added: Jan 06, 2015
  • Length: 07:56
  • Purchases: 2
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Home prices are higher than ever before in the Bay Area. So it begs the question: are we in a housing bubble or a housing crisis?

  • Added: Jan 06, 2015
  • Length: 06:18
Caption: A mountain of mattresses in West Oakland, Credit: Todd Whitney
For over a decade, Oakland has attempted to abate the illegal dumping of mattresses, electronics, furniture, and other large items onto city street...

  • Added: Jan 05, 2015
  • Length: 07:20
Caption: "With Wind," an instillation at Alcatraz by the Chinese dissident, Ai Weiwei, Credit: Sandhya Dirks
Ai WeiWei has been under house arrest in Beijing since 2011, but that has not stopped him from making work internationally. He just opened a massiv...

Bought by WABE and PRX Remix


  • Added: Jan 05, 2015
  • Length: 06:31
  • Purchases: 2
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When most of us talk on the phone we don’t think much about the cost—it’s pennies. If we don’t like a phone company or can’t afford a plan, it’s pr...

  • Added: Jan 05, 2015
  • Length: 07:39
Caption: Inside the Urban Shield trade show, Credit: Sandhya Dirks
For the past eight years, one weekend in late summer brings first responders from across the country and around the world -- firemen, medics, SWAT ...

Bought by WXDU


  • Added: Dec 28, 2014
  • Length: 09:07
  • Purchases: 1
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There’s a new push to get tourists in New Orleans off bourbon street and into nature. Eco-tourism is the new way to explore Louisiana according to ...

Bought by WABE


  • Added: Dec 08, 2014
  • Length: 04:34
  • Purchases: 1
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A group of citizens continues to work to delay a measure adopted by the Bloomington City Council to thin out the deer population at Griffy Lake – t...

  • Added: Oct 22, 2014
  • Length: 07:45
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On Monday, the Indiana University School of Public Health held a panel discussion in response to the current outbreak of the Ebola Virus.

  • Added: Oct 15, 2014
  • Length: 09:13
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For a Radio Bootcamp project in 2013, I went to discover what consumers in a New York City park thought about a potential government shutdown.

  • Added: Oct 10, 2014
  • Length: 01:21
Caption: Felix Smith, Credit: Kerry Klein
Kesterson Wildlife Refuge had a little known problem back in 1982: selenium contamination was leading to birth defects and death in fish and birds....

Bought by WNJR


  • Added: Oct 06, 2014
  • Length: 16:03
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Dianna Valenzuela y Sergio Corral trabajan juntos en el panel de control de un robot acuático., Credit: Valeria Fernández / Radio Bilingüe
In Phoenix, Arizona, a robotics club is becoming a hotbed for Latino students, many of them low-income and some undocumented, to go on to graduate ...

  • Added: Sep 22, 2014
  • Length: 06:07
Caption: Yanaira López Sosa es una de las madres líderes del grupo del Proyecto de Liderazgo de Padres., Credit: Courtesy of Parent Leadership Project.
Sixty years after the Supreme Court banned school segregation, a report found that schools are still segregated, and New York City schools more tha...

  • Added: Sep 22, 2014
  • Length: 07:16
Caption: An app designed by university researchers and students helps government officials and health workers visualize the spread of Ebola in Liberia.
Students and faculty from U.S. universities have teamed with the Liberian Ministry of Information and an American tech company to help fight Ebola....

Bought by WRST-FM Oshkosh and Accessible Media Inc.


  • Added: Sep 16, 2014
  • Length: 03:55
  • Purchases: 2
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: Kelvingrove Art Gallery, Glasgow, Credit: Bill Lancz
A recap of Monday night's Scottish Independence Debate. Postal ballots begin arriving at Scottish Homes today.

  • Added: Aug 26, 2014
  • Length: 05:30
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Most English learners in secondary school are considered Long Term English learners, meaning students who have been English learners for six-years ...

  • Added: Aug 18, 2014
  • Length: 08:18
Caption: Rubber bullets were easy to find on the streets of Ferguson, MO on the morning of August 17, 2014. , Credit: Lucas Alberts
Interviews and sound at and around the scene of Michael Brown's shooting and the subsequent protests and looting. The Mayor of Ferguson collects di...

  • Added: Aug 18, 2014
  • Length: 04:10