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This election cycle is being billed as another “Year of the Woman” … with a record number of female candidates running for office. Despite increasi...

Bought by KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio and WAMC


  • Added: Oct 09, 2018
  • Length: 02:59
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Familes of Fair Oaks Community School in Redwood City protest their school closure , Credit: Gloria Rangel
The growth of charter schools has led to declining enrollment at traditional public schools across California -- and in some cases to school closur...

Bought by WAMC


  • Added: Jun 09, 2018
  • Length: 09:36
  • Purchases: 1
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Even as President Trump returns from two high profile international tours, digital technologies seem ever more like they could replace costly diplo...

Bought by KENW, KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio, and WOUB


  • Added: Jul 21, 2017
  • Length: 03:33
  • Purchases: 3
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About 1 in 8 American women will be diagnosed with breast cancer at some point in their lifetime. Some of the most aggressive forms of breast cance...

Bought by KENW, WRST-FM Oshkosh, WAMC, and KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio


  • Added: Jun 16, 2017
  • Length: 03:34
  • Purchases: 4
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Between a changing climate and an invasion of parasites, it’s a tough time for the little honeybee. A Norfolk woman’s quest to give bees a home may...

Bought by KENW, New Hampshire Public Radio, WAMC, KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio, WOUB and more


  • Added: Apr 26, 2017
  • Length: 04:22
  • Purchases: 6
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One young woman in southwest Virginia has become a super-sleuth. With a head full of questions and a heart full of concern, one college student tea...

Bought by KENW, WOUB, WAMC, and KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio


  • Added: Apr 14, 2017
  • Length: 03:42
  • Purchases: 4
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The daffodils are blooming, days are getting longer, and gardeners are feeling those familiar twinges of excitement. At the same time, about eight ...

Bought by KENW, Radio Newark, and KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio


  • Added: Feb 24, 2017
  • Length: 03:45
  • Purchases: 3
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When NASA wanted to put a man on the moon, they naturally turned to the brightest — and whitest. That is, until the brilliant Katherine Johnson dem...

Bought by KENW, Radio Newark, WAMC, and KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio


  • Added: Feb 03, 2017
  • Length: 03:35
  • Purchases: 4
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Selling campaign hats, t-shirts and buttons is big business. The guys behind the sales are having summer adventures - and their politics may surpri...

Bought by WABE


  • Added: Jun 27, 2016
  • Length: 02:51
  • Purchases: 1
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One young man's near-death fall from a cliff, and the power of Straight Edge punk music, helped him escape prescription opiate addiction. His story...

Bought by WDBM and KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio


  • Added: May 15, 2016
  • Length: 04:08
  • Purchases: 2
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In the 1970’s, a series of laws ushered in a so-called “sunshine era” of government transparency. A new book examines the dark side of the Sunshine...

Bought by KENW, WABE, and KPVL


  • Added: Mar 27, 2015
  • Length: 03:53
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Former Sunnyvale Mayor Tony Spitaleri leading a City Council meeting last January when the new gun ordinance went into effect., Credit: Liz Pfeffer
Sunnyvale, California doesn't have a history of violence, so why does the mayor want to make a safe city safer?

  • Added: Aug 01, 2014
  • Length: 06:15
Caption: A rendering of the 'Sunny Side' section of Parisite Skate Park, Credit: Emilie Taylor / Tulane City Center
There are many ways to handle neighborhood flooding, beyond pumping stations and sewers. Some cities have realized that skate parks, of all places,...

  • Added: May 20, 2014
  • Length: 04:39
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The gun control debate often centers around homicides and the fear of someone else with a gun. However, attention is rarely paid to the link betwee...

Bought by KUER, WXDU, PRX Remix, WRST-FM Oshkosh, KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio and more


  • Added: Apr 28, 2014
  • Length: 02:27
  • Purchases: 6
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They’re called bunker up north, and Pogies here in the South, and are sometimes referred to as “The Most Important Fish In the Sea”. These are the ...

  • Added: Apr 11, 2014
  • Length: 04:48
Caption: Dr. Katharine Jefferts Schori is the Presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church., Credit: Laine Kaplan-Levenson
The Episcopal Church of Louisiana spent the past year making plans for a new ministry, aiming to address its history of racism, as well as other fo...

  • Added: Feb 04, 2014
  • Length: 05:23
Caption: the iconic exterior of Circle Foods on St Bernard and Claiborne Avenue in New Orleans, Credit: Laine Kaplan-Levenson
More than eight years after it flooded and closed due to Hurricane Katrina, the Circle Food Store on the corner of Claiborne and St Bernard Avenues...

Bought by New Hampshire Public Radio, WABE, and PRX Remix


  • Added: Jan 12, 2014
  • Length: 04:42
  • Purchases: 3
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Educators at one Brooklyn high school focus on getting their at-risk students across the threshold of the building. Sounds simple, right? Think again.

Bought by WAMC, WABE, and WNIJ


  • Added: Jan 02, 2014
  • Length: 07:08
  • Purchases: 3
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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
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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: 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
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Writers of science fiction have long predicted a time when computers could engage humans in two-way communication, from R2D2 to the sinister Hal 90...

Bought by KENW


  • Added: Apr 11, 2013
  • Length: 02:29
  • Purchases: 1
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Since the 1970s, Republicans have controlled Southern politics, but according to one researcher, the Republican Party has reached its peak in the S...

  • Added: Jan 17, 2013
  • Length: 02:28
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Five times as many people get a brain injury than are diagnosed with breast cancer, and the aftermath of a traumatic brain injury can be devastatin...

Bought by WRST-FM Oshkosh


  • Added: Nov 19, 2012
  • Length: 02:29
  • Purchases: 1
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This year’s outbreak of the West Nile virus is breaking records, with over 1500 cases reported so far. One researcher believes that decreasing the ...

Bought by KENW


  • Added: Sep 07, 2012
  • Length: 02:32
  • Purchases: 1