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New economic research reveals how difficult it is for some people to gain wealth in America, even when they do everything right.

  • Added: Oct 09, 2018
  • Length: 03:08
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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
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Most World War II veterans didn’t receive accolades or experience the infamous New York City ticker-tape parade most Americans are familiar with in...

Bought by WBEZ


  • Added: Jun 23, 2018
  • Length: 07:10
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Children playing next to Garden Valley [Bill Nehez/CSU Cleveland Memory Project]
Would you want an industrial waste dump near your house? Probably not. But across the country, environmental hazards like waste dumps tend to be lo...

Bought by KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio, WAMC, WXXI, WCMU, WDET Detroit Public Radio and more


  • Added: Jan 11, 2018
  • Length: 03:41
  • Purchases: 10
Caption: Protest in Oswego, N.Y., Credit: Payne Horning
Two replica Christopher Columbus ships are sailing across the Great Lakes this summer, offering visitors a chance to learn about the famous explore...

Bought by Interlochen Public Radio, WFIU, WAMC, KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio, WXXI and more


  • Added: Jul 28, 2017
  • Length: 03:20
  • Purchases: 10
Caption: The Admiral shipwreck, Credit: Marc Duncan
There’s more than just fish and sand in the Great Lakes – there are thousands of ships, airplanes, and other vehicles under the water. A story on ...

Bought by WAMC, PRX Remix, WRVO Public Media, WCMU, WXXI and more


  • Added: Jul 21, 2017
  • Length: 03:34
  • Purchases: 8
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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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When Donald Trump takes the inaugural stage this month, he’ll be doing so in front of the newly restored Capitol Dome. But just over a hundred mile...

Bought by KENW and KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio


  • Added: Jan 13, 2017
  • Length: 03:32
  • Purchases: 2
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: A plane recovered from Lake Michigan, Credit: John Davies
To accompany a documentary screening, the National Museum of the Great Lakes is searching for Navy pilots who trained on Lake Michigan during World...

Bought by WXXI, WCMU, WKSU, and WBFO


  • Added: Nov 02, 2016
  • Length: 01:14
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Draken Harald Harfagre, Credit: courtesy of Draken Harald Harfagre
The replica Viking ship Draken Harald Hårfagre has sailed out of the Great Lakes, wrapping up a summer visit marred by a dispute over pilots fees. ...

Bought by WCPN, WXXI, WMUK, WAMC, WCMU and more


  • Added: Sep 07, 2016
  • Length: 03:16
  • Purchases: 7
Caption: Sword and Scale Episode 20
Ronald William Brown was a ventriloquist puppeteer on a television program called Joy Junction, a variety show on the Christian Television Network....

  • Added: Jan 19, 2016
  • Length: 51:38
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A new virtual reality video game puts players into one of the Twin Towers during 9/11. Players try to escape the flaming towers. The developers d...

  • Added: Dec 09, 2015
  • Length: 07:57
Caption: Searsville Dam, Credit: Wikimedia commons user Gazebo
The Searsville Dam is causing big trouble on the peninsula. The 122-year-old, 65-foot-tall dam is closed to the public, hidden away on 1,200 acres ...

  • Added: Feb 04, 2015
  • Length: 06:41
Caption: The Internet Archive, San Francisco., Credit: Under CC license from Flickr user Beatrice Murch
In San Francisco’s Richmond District, where Geary Boulevard meets Park Presidio, there stands a bright, white, defunct Christian Science church. Th...

Bought by New Hampshire Public Radio and PRX Remix


  • Added: Feb 04, 2015
  • Length: 06:37
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: A recreation of protests by South Asian Berkeley students against emergency in India., Credit: Berkeley South Asian Radical Walking Tour
In 2012, Barnali Ghosh began the Berkeley South Asian Radical History Walking Tour with her husband, Anirvan Chatterjee.

  • Added: Feb 03, 2015
  • Length: 08:08
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In 2002, Juan Carlos Cancino, was riding his bike around town and found an entire city block of dilapidated greenhouses, near a hill in the Portola...

  • Added: Jan 13, 2015
  • Length: 08:44
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Every place has a history hidden that lives beneath what you can see on the surface. Just take the Mission District.

  • Added: Jan 07, 2015
  • Length: 08:24
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 FEMA Urban Search and Rescue Team, Missouri Task Force 1, Credit: Missouri Task Force 1
In the wake of the 9/11 attacks, more than 50,000 rescue and recovery workers converged at the World Trade Center. Among them were the 62 members o...

  • Added: Sep 08, 2011
  • Length: 03:55
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Most Civil War scholarship focuses on generals and their armies. But historians at a recent conference explored how water, heat, and horses affecte...

Bought by KENW


  • Added: Jun 13, 2011
  • Length: 02:31
  • Purchases: 1
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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: Reagan National Airport was almost permanently closed in the days after the 9/11 attacks., Credit: WikiCommons
How one Congressman's bald-faced bluff saved Reagan National from permanent closure.

  • Added: Sep 09, 2010
  • Length: 06:07
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Stand on a street corner at dawn in Newmarket, England and you'll see a spectacle unique in the world: 3,000 racehorses parade through town every d...

  • Added: Apr 22, 2010
  • Length: 05:38
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Dick Armey, the former House Majority Leader, speaks about conservatism at the National Press Club.

  • Added: Mar 26, 2010
  • Length: 54:01