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Caption: Portrait of Melissa Wakefield (left) and Jessica Wakefield (right) in May 2018. , Credit: Photograph by Catherine Saint Louis
After Jeffrey Wakefield died unexpectedly in March, his daughter Melissa wrote a remembrance to run in the Falmouth Enterprise. Then the paper publ...

  • Added: Jun 06, 2018
  • Length: 07:19
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In the wake of recent hazing and misbehavior of Greek Life chapters on a variety of college campuses, there has been talk about wholesome changes t...

  • Added: Apr 30, 2018
  • Length: 03:34
Caption: Combined sewers at Heider Creek in Avon Lake, Credit: Elizabeth Miller
Scientists believe greening projects and vegetation can filter water before it gets into the lake, but it may not be the solution for every city.

Bought by WBFO, WCPN, WRVO Public Media, and WCMU


  • Added: Sep 28, 2016
  • Length: 03:27
  • Purchases: 4
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The number of people dying from infections is likely to rise over in the coming years as more and more bacteria become drug-resistant. One of them,...

  • Added: Oct 07, 2015
  • Length: 06:44
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Striking a power pose--standing like a superhero--may boost your confidence and get you short-term gains. But scientists don't yet know if, or when...

Bought by WABE


  • Added: Sep 02, 2015
  • Length: 04:42
  • Purchases: 1
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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...

  • Added: Jul 20, 2015
  • Length: 02:24
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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: 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
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They are supposed to mold and inspire minds, but that may some argue that will be difficult while 80% are white.

Bought by KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio


  • Added: Apr 29, 2015
  • Length: 04:41
  • Purchases: 1
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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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The mystery over what the falcon really is, whether it even existed, and why it has any value has remained so compelling, in fact, that over the ye...

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Feb 05, 2015
  • Length: 09:15
  • Purchases: 1
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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
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: Air National Guard students train on maintaining the MQ-9 Reaper at Hancock Air Base in Syracuse, NY., Credit: David Sommerstein, NCPR
Drones, or unmanned aircraft, are making headlines for their controversial attacks in Afghanistan and Pakistan…and for how they could be used for s...

Bought by New Hampshire Public Radio


  • Added: Jan 24, 2013
  • Length: 07:01
  • Purchases: 1
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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News and features on the conflicts in Libya, Iraq, and Afghanistan.

  • Added: Aug 01, 2011
  • Length: 12:39
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News and features on the conflicts in Libya, Iraq, Afghanistan, and more.

  • Added: Jul 29, 2011
  • Length: 29:00
Caption: The earth at night is still bright!, Credit: International Dark Sky Association
Turns out, light pollution could be even worse for us than previously thought.

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


  • Added: Feb 25, 2011
  • Length: 03:41
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Scientists at the Janelia Farm Research Campus in Ashburn, Virginia perform cutting edge neuroscience research. A Janelia Farm exec says Northern Virginia's congested highways makes hiring and retaining employees difficult., Credit: Matt Staley/Janelia Farm
Business execs in Northern Virginia, typically a core Republican constituency, are beginning to lose patience with the GOP over its refusal to rais...

  • Added: Mar 14, 2010
  • Length: 04:41
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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News and features on the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

  • Added: Oct 02, 2009
  • Length: 28:56
Caption: Feb. 12, 2009 plane crash near Clarence, N.Y., as photographed by citizen journalist "Traceur Zero" for CNN's iReport, Credit: Courtesy CNN
Two one-hour CBC Radio programs about changes to our understanding of 'journalism' now that anyone can create, report and publish news.

Bought by Louisville Public Media, WNPR, KQED, Spokane Public Radio, WTIP and more


  • Added: Sep 29, 2009
  • Length: 53:07
  • Purchases: 7
Caption: Gowanus Canal, Credit:  brainware3000 on flickr
From a grassroots toxic canal clean up to a long-standing watershed war, we’ll hear from U.S. water stewards across the country, working to protect...

Bought by CKMO


  • Added: Sep 23, 2009
  • Length: 28:56
  • Purchases: 1