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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
Caption: Judith Haggard is one of two nurse practitioners at the Otto Bean Medical Center in Kennett, Mo. The clinic has no full-time doctor so Haggard works with a collaborating physician outside of the SEMO Health Network, which runs Otto Bean., Credit: Bram Sable-Smith
The Missouri Bootheel is a region emblematic of the social and medical problems facing rural Missouri, and really, all of rural America. Life expec...

Bought by WAMC and WABE


  • Added: Jun 03, 2015
  • Length: 06:13
  • Purchases: 2
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
Caption: Imerman Park sits on the flood plain of the Tittabawassee River.  Signs along the trail warn visitors about dioxin contamination in some of the park's soil., Credit: Shawn Allee
Shawn Allee looks at a dioxin and soil study and how the science might influence other clean-ups around the country.

  • Added: Nov 06, 2009
  • Length: 03:37
Caption: Fish advisories dot the banks of the Tittabawassee and  Saginaw Rivers.  Various forms or pollution, including historical dioxin pollution from Dow Chemical, have led to warnings to avoid certain species of fish and limit consumption for them.  Pregnant w, Credit: Shawn Allee
Shawn Allee finds old dioxin pollution from a Dow chemical plant poses a health risk today.

  • Added: Nov 06, 2009
  • Length: 03:29
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Whether they're prompted by ice storms in Kentucky or hurricanes along the Gulf Coast, during electrical outages, many Americans turn to portable g...

  • Added: Apr 27, 2009
  • Length: 04:51