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The stuff in Scotchguard and Teflon coatings is poisoning water supplies and never goes away It's even been found in animals on the North Pole! Wit...

  • Added: Aug 23, 2018
  • Length: 05:27
Caption: BY ANGELICA A. MORRISON / Pedestrian Bridge to be replaced at Niagara Falls State Park., Credit: BY ANGELICA A. MORRISON / Pedestrian Bridge to be replaced at Niagara Falls State Park.
New York State plans to shut off the American Falls, a major attraction for tourists who flock to Niagara Falls. It's part of a project to replace...

Bought by WCPN, WXXI, North Country Public Radio, WAMC, WSKG and more


  • Added: Nov 18, 2016
  • Length: 03:25
  • Purchases: 7
Caption: Brianna Boggan takes a water sample at Villa Angela-Euclid Beach, Credit: Elizabeth Miller
Although a lot of beaches are tested for contamination in the water, many agencies use dated information to determine if it’s safe to swim. A new ...

Bought by WXXI, WRVO Public Media, North Country Public Radio, WCMU, WCPN and more


  • Added: Sep 21, 2016
  • Length: 03:36
  • Purchases: 7
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Apex Clean Energy plans to build dozens of wind turbines across the Great Lakes states -- including Ohio, Indiana, Michigan and Illinois – to take ...

Bought by WCPN, Delta College Public Radio, WCMU, and WBFO


  • Added: Sep 16, 2016
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 4
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Climate scientist and MacArthur "Genius" award-winner Ben Santer says scientists don't yet know if climate change is affecting the timing of the se...

Bought by KUFM - Montana Public Radio


  • Added: Jul 20, 2015
  • Length: 02:24
  • Purchases: 1
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Climate scientist and MacArthur "Genius" award-winner Ben Santer on how scientists know that climate change is not just due to the Sun.

  • Added: Jul 17, 2015
  • Length: 04:02
Caption: Marylouisa Cantu (left) with her case worker Lucretia Cox (center) and mother Star Tafolla, Credit: Bram Sable-Smith
Almost 17 percent of the babies born here in Dunklin County are born premature. According to data from the World Health Organization, if this were ...

  • Added: Jun 03, 2015
  • Length: 06:10
Caption: Chuck Earnest's rice fields near Steele, Mo., are a waterfowl sanctuary during the non-growing season., Credit: Kristofor Husted
For such a small region, this sprawling landscape of the Bootheel has some of the most productive farmland in the U.S. A solid water supply and nut...

  • Added: Jun 03, 2015
  • Length: 06:50
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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
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Beginning next fall, all San Francisco public schools will offer a class called Ethnic Studies. It’s a look at American history and culture from th...

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Mar 24, 2015
  • Length: 06:16
  • Purchases: 1

  • Added: Jan 19, 2015
  • Length: 04:21
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: 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: "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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Some plastic surgeons are touting an unexpected benefit of cosmetic surgery: it may help alleviate migraine pain. But neurologists are skeptical a...

Bought by Radio Newark


  • Added: Jul 17, 2014
  • Length: 11:01
  • Purchases: 1
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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 KBUT, KUER, WXDU, PRX Remix, WRST-FM Oshkosh and more


  • Added: Apr 28, 2014
  • Length: 02:27
  • Purchases: 7
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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
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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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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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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
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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
Caption: Inmate Johnny Ames demonstrates his welding skills., Credit: Kyung-Jin Lee
After decades of neglect, prison rehabilitation programs are seeing a resurgence, despite some hiccups. For California, this emphasis on rehabilita...

Bought by New Hampshire Public Radio and WRST-FM Oshkosh


  • Added: Dec 02, 2012
  • Length: 04:59
  • Purchases: 2