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Canada is moving to legalize recreational use of marijuana, and officials predict that it’s likely to happen by the end of the year. As pot supplie...

Bought by WDET Detroit Public Radio, WCPN, WVBI-LP, North Country Public Radio, WAMC and more


  • Added: May 29, 2018
  • Length: 04:11
  • Purchases: 7
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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: Building tug Cleveland at Great Lakes Towing, Credit: Elizabeth Miller
During the 10-week break between shipping seasons, ships undergo repairs and crews are laid off from their work.

Bought by WDET Detroit Public Radio, WCPN, WCMU, and WBFO


  • Added: Jan 18, 2017
  • Length: 03:26
  • Purchases: 4
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Colorado is one of many states that has tried to create a cash for recycling program, or bottle bill. However, opposition from some surprising sour...

  • Added: Jul 10, 2015
  • Length: 06:31
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A look at the broad use and various meanings of the term "local" on Colorado products

  • Added: Jul 10, 2015
  • Length: 04:53
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The way we make a living is changing. For about a third of Americans, regular hours and benefits are giving way to a patchwork of contracting, temp...

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Mar 24, 2015
  • Length: 06:45
  • 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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While many schools across the country are facing budget cuts and teacher layoffs, students at highly reputable universities are signing up in drove...

Bought by KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio and WXDU


  • Added: Feb 17, 2014
  • Length: 11:18
  • Purchases: 2
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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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
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Mead Avenue is a single block in West Oakland in the triangle where San Pablo Avenue and Market Street meet. Like streets in a lot of low-income co...

  • Added: Jan 14, 2013
  • Length: 09:53
Caption: Harold Blackledge, a 79-year-old agricultural pilot, stands in front of his 1975 Piper Pawnee Brave in one of his hangars at the Watonga Regional Airport. The drought — the worst he’s seen — has dried up aerial spraying work in Oklahoma, he says., Credit: Joe Wertz
The drought that settled into Oklahoma last year is getting worse. And it’s hurting business owners such as Harold Blackledge, an agricultural pilo...

  • Added: Aug 20, 2012
  • Length: 03:30
Caption: TOMS Founder, Blake Mycoskie.
TOMS shoes promises that if you buy a pair of its canvas slip-ons, they'll give a pair to a child in need. The company's "Buy One, Give One" busine...

Bought by KUOW, HowSound, and PRX Remix


  • Added: Mar 15, 2012
  • Length: 19:11
  • Purchases: 3
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Rents have always been high in New York; but since 1994, so called ‘Quality of Life’ policing, and business friendly development strategies have de...

  • Added: Dec 01, 2010
  • Length: 17:01
Caption: http://peopleswaterboard.blogspot.com/  , Credit: Detroit Peoples Water Board
In Detroit, the price of water is so high that for some, it’s out of reach. In response, citizens have come together to form the Detroit People’s ...

  • Added: Sep 16, 2010
  • Length: 09:03
Caption: Vast potato fields in Eastern Idaho, Credit: Guy Hand
The local food movement is beginning to threaten global agricultural brands like the iconic Idaho potato.

  • Added: Sep 08, 2010
  • Length: 06:12
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Last week, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack traveled to Fort Collins to underscore what he says is a startling statistic. Over the past three deca...

Bought by WAMC


  • Added: Sep 01, 2010
  • Length: 04:46
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: A student presents the product JustMilk, a plastic nipple shield HIV positive moms could use to prevent the spread of HIV to their children
During the month of July, Colorado State University in Fort Collins is hosting 48 budding entrepreneurs, scientists and inventors from 17 countries...

  • Added: Jul 21, 2010
  • Length: 04:47
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Affordable space is key for many arts organizations trying to make it through the economic recession. KUNC's Grace Hood reports on the efforts of o...

Bought by Wyoming Public Radio


  • Added: Oct 21, 2009
  • Length: 03:59
  • Purchases: 1
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The economic crisis has made it difficult for everyone to find employment, but ex-convicts have been hit harder than the rest.

  • Added: Aug 11, 2009
  • Length: 05:48
Caption: "Autos Katrina" are taken into Bolivia from Chile, Credit: Ruxandra guidi
Over the last 6 months, cars damaged by Hurricane Katrina and discarded by the U.S., have been ending up in Bolivia.

Bought by KRUA


  • Added: Jan 13, 2009
  • Length: 03:39
  • 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