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The half a million Palestinians living in Syria have a short list of countries that will open their doors. So when word got out that Palestinians ...

  • Added: Dec 18, 2013
  • Length: 07:59
Caption: migrants arriving on the island of lampedusa in august 2007. pictures taken by Sara Prestianni and taken from storie migrante., Credit: Noborder network
When it comes to embracing refugees, Sweden is known to be among the friendliest countries in the EU. The problem is getting all the way to Sweden....

Bought by WAMC


  • Added: Dec 18, 2013
  • Length: 07:59
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: A Syrian refugee girl looks out from behind the fence at Yayladagi refugee camp in Hatay province near the Turkish-Syrian border April 10, 2012., Credit: Freedom House
The refugee crisis in Turkey has reached unprecedented proportions, with more than half a million Syrian refugees streaming across the border. But ...

  • Added: Dec 18, 2013
  • Length: 07:32
Caption: A truck in Harlan, Ky., proclaims its support for coal and coal miners., Credit: Erica Peterson/WFPL
Coal is embedded into the culture and image of Eastern Kentucky, but the industry is declining in the region. And it's declining permanently. The c...

  • Added: Dec 12, 2013
  • Length: 18:17
Caption: Syrian Refugees, Credit: UN
Over 2 million Syrians have been displaced by that country's ongoing civil war. Neighboring countries are overwhelmed with refugees. So where else ...

  • Added: Dec 10, 2013
  • Length: 29:00
Caption: Recruiters for the U.S. Marines canvass shopping plazas, high schools and job fairs for potential soldiers., Credit: Alexandra Kanik/PublicSource
In robust economic times, America’s armed services have had to hustle to recruit qualified soldiers. But when civilian unemployment is high and th...

Bought by WXDU


  • Added: Dec 06, 2013
  • Length: 03:20
  • Purchases: 1
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It’s an age old question for teachers from elementary school to college: how do you get students to do their homework? Some educators are trying to...

  • Added: Nov 18, 2013
  • Length: 02:28
Caption: Herman Wallace's funeral
Laine Kaplan Levenson reports on continued efforts to use the story of the Angola 3 to combat long-term solitary confinement in prisons.

  • Added: Nov 06, 2013
  • Length: 05:39
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Investigative Journalist Lee Fang was the first reporter to expose the Tea Party's corporate sponsors.

  • Added: Nov 04, 2013
  • Length: 05:38
Caption: America's Cup on the San Francisco Bay
If you walked along the San Francisco waterfront recently, you may have noticed giant catamarans -- specialized, 72-foot long sailboats that whizz ...

  • Added: Sep 16, 2013
  • Length: 05:44
Caption: Amarildo de Souza, Credit: Facebook
Missing laborer in Brazil highlights disappearances amid police crackdown in favelas

  • Added: Aug 17, 2013
  • Length: 04:58
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Destination DIY producer Jaymee Cuti takes on the delicate topic of at-home abortion, which typically means ingesting a pill or an herb that will c...

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Aug 14, 2013
  • Length: 06:56
  • Purchases: 1
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On the eve of a vote in Uruguay's House of Representatives on the legalisation of Marijuana, Ben Weisz reports from Montevideo on a country yet to ...

  • Added: Jul 30, 2013
  • Length: 06:51
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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
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The U.S. State Department has estimated that 1 million children each year are exploited by the global sex industry. Through a new novel, one author...

Bought by KENW and KFAI


  • Added: Jul 22, 2013
  • Length: 02:34
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: The Bulkley River in British Columbia., Credit: Wikipedia user Heqs
In Canada, people are rallying to support an Indigenous community in northern British Columbia that is claiming its sovereignty over the land and m...

  • Added: Jul 17, 2013
  • Length: 05:39
Caption: Data from 12 different locations let violinmaker Joseph Curtin digitize a violin's sonic fingerprint., Credit: David Schulman
The sound of a fine acoustic violin is deviously hard to mimic. But a leading maker now has a digital prototype designed to sound the equal of a St...

Bought by KUFM - Montana Public Radio, New Hampshire Public Radio, KUOW, Troy Public Radio, Hark! and more


  • Added: Jul 15, 2013
  • Length: 07:38
  • Purchases: 17
Caption: Wing sails on San Francisco Bay, Credit: Jason Albert
90% of the world's goods are carried by cargo ships. And the oceans they sail on are streaming with wind: High tech wing sails used on America's Cu...

Bought by Hark!, WRST-FM Oshkosh, WCAI / WNAN, WTIP, and PRX Remix


  • Added: Jul 15, 2013
  • Length: 06:41
  • 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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Personal Audio LLC owns a patent that it says covers the entire concept of podcasting. Podcasters are being asked to pay licensing fees for the rig...

Bought by KUOW and New Hampshire Public Radio


  • Added: Jun 05, 2013
  • Length: 07:36
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: New Bedford Harbor, Credit: Derek Hawkins (cc)
New Bedford Harbor ranks among the worst harbors in the country for surface oil spills. Harbor officials and environmental groups can’t even agree ...

  • Added: Jun 03, 2013
  • Length: 06:50
Caption: Rosenow has two barns this size. Each houses about 300 cows. Two decades ago dairymen in Wisconsin discovered they had to grow in order to survive shrinking profit margins. , Credit: Laurel Morales
The Senate’s immigration reform proposal offers a fast track to citizenship for agricultural workers so that they can “continue to do the vital wor...

  • Added: May 03, 2013
  • Length: 04:02
Caption: A former Bracero holds up his identification card from his days as a guest worker in the United States. , Credit: Monica Ortiz Uribe
One of the oldest and certainly the largest guest worker program in United States history was that of the Braceros. Nearly 5 million Mexican labore...

  • Added: May 02, 2013
  • Length: 03:48
Caption: Alison Gamez says she will leave Arizona because of the state's immigration laws. Her husband came to the country illegally, but he has since received permission to work in the US. , Credit: Peter O'Dowd
A federal judge stopped the most controversial parts of Arizona's 2010 immigration law from going into effect. But supporters say that hasn't preve...

Bought by Listenwise


  • Added: May 01, 2013
  • Length: 04:11
  • Purchases: 1