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As the cost of insulin continues to skyrocket patients are dying from trying to ration their medication. It's an extreme example, but not unusual -...

Bought by C89.5 - KNHC Seattle

  • Added: Sep 06, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
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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: The effects of erosion in Euclid, Ohio, Credit: Elizabeth Miller/ideastream
Great Lakes water levels are high right now – Lake Erie’s are two feet above average, which threatens coastal properties from Ashtabula to Toledo. ...

Bought by WVBI-LP, WKAR, WOUB, WDET Detroit Public Radio, and WCMU

  • Added: Jun 15, 2018
  • Length: 03:54
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Rita McNamara is concerned about plan for landfill near her home., Credit: Morgan Springer
In northern Michigan, people who live near a landfill have been dealing with contaminated drinking water for decades. A new plan for the landfill m...

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

  • Added: Mar 09, 2018
  • Length: 03:24
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Different species of algae await testing in the ongoing fight against harmful algal blooms, Credit: Veronica Volk, Great Lakes Today
In the Great Lakes region, toxic algae blooms are a big problem. Every summer, they leave a green sheen on parts of the Great Lakes – and on many s...

Bought by KPIK-LP, WRVO Public Media, WVBI-LP, WBFO, WAMC and more

  • Added: Feb 26, 2018
  • Length: 03:25
  • Purchases: 8
Caption: A slide with slices of otoliths is ready for examination, Credit: A slide with slices of otoliths is ready for examination
Asian carp are a big threat to the Great Lakes. After one was found recently beyond an electric barrier, environmentalists and officials worried th...

Bought by WDET Detroit Public Radio, WORT, Michigan Radio, WXXI, WVIK and more

  • Added: Jul 31, 2017
  • Length: 03:27
  • 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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About 1 in 8 American women will be diagnosed with breast cancer at some point in their lifetime. Some of the most aggressive forms of breast cance...

Bought by KENW, WRST-FM Oshkosh, WAMC, and KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio

  • Added: Jun 16, 2017
  • Length: 03:34
  • Purchases: 4
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America is facing a opioids crisis of epic proportions. In the southeastern United States, there are more opioid prescriptions than there are peopl...

Bought by KENW, WOUB, KRZA, Radio Newark, and KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio

  • Added: Mar 03, 2017
  • Length: 03:33
  • Purchases: 5
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The United States and Canada are moving to ban microbeads -- the tiny plastic bits in toothpaste and facewash that are big water polluters. Now sci...

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

  • Added: Dec 29, 2016
  • Length: 03:27
  • Purchases: 7
Caption: NEW YORK POWER AUTHORITY PHOTO / Ice boom installation 2015, Credit: NEW YORK POWER AUTHORITY PHOTO / Ice boom installation 2015
As ice forms on Lake Erie, it creates problems for the huge power plants downstream. To keep electricity flowing to millions of residents in the No...

Bought by WBFO, WCPN, WAMC, and WCMU

  • Added: Dec 16, 2016
  • Length: 03:42
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Students at Toledo's maritime school, Credit: Timothy Dubravetz
The opening of a new maritime-themed high school was announced Tuesday in Cleveland. It joins the 3 other maritime schools in the Great Lakes region.

Bought by WXXI, WCMU, WKSU, and WBFO

  • Added: Dec 14, 2016
  • Length: 01:10
  • Purchases: 4
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As we approach the shortest days of the year, we take a longing look at the therapeutic aspects of daylight. One researcher found that light therap...

Bought by KENW, WAMC, and KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio

  • Added: Nov 23, 2016
  • Length: 03:20
  • Purchases: 3
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We travel to Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore in Michigan, where officials are finding dozens of dead birds washed onto the beach. Scientists...

Bought by WCPN, WCMU, WLPR, and WBFO

  • Added: Nov 11, 2016
  • Length: 01:27
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Harvester amid the cattails, Credit: Sam Corden
Researchers are harvesting invasive cattails, and seeking commercial uses for them

Bought by WCPN, WXXI, North Country Public Radio, and WBFO

  • Added: Oct 28, 2016
  • Length: 03:28
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: heavy machinery is used to move concrete along shoreline, Credit: Susan Bence
Lake Michigan is experiencing record high water levels – bad news for some residents along the western shore. Huge chunks of the shoreline are erod...

Bought by WCPN, WXXI, WILL, WCMU, WBEZ and more

  • Added: Oct 21, 2016
  • Length: 03:41
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: Bob Topmiller, chief of toxicology at the Hamilton County Coroner's Office, holds a small vial containing carfentanil extracted from a sample of blood., Credit: Jake Harper/Side Effects
Heroin isn't new in Cincinnati, but the recent surge in overdoses is being blamed on an even more potent drug called carfentanil. It's 100 times st...

Bought by 90.1 WFYI Public Radio

  • Added: Sep 27, 2016
  • Length: 03:42
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Kenna checks a creek in Bridgman, Mich., Credit: Rebecca Thiele
Trained dogs are helping localities find leaky sewer pipes that are polluting Great Lakes tributaries.

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

  • Added: Sep 23, 2016
  • Length: 03:29
  • Purchases: 5
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
Caption: Diver prepares to head into waters of Lake Huron, Credit: Ben Thorp
Scientists are trying to figure out how Earth developed an atmosphere rich in oxygen. The answer to this billion-year-old mystery may lie in an unl...

Bought by Delta College Public Radio, WXXI, Interlochen Public Radio, WCPN, North Country Public Radio and more

  • Added: Aug 24, 2016
  • Length: 03:29
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: In eye-popping plaid pants and a pea-green jacket, Dr. Bedlack wears positivity into his office at the Duke ALS clinic., Credit: Avery Hall
ALS: a heartwrenching medical quandary for both doctors and patients. As research progresses, one local doctor takes a positive approach.

Bought by WCAI / WNAN and KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio

  • Added: Mar 22, 2016
  • Length: 03:32
  • Purchases: 2
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The Emerald Ash Borer is an invasive beetle attacking Ash trees across the Midwest. The beetle first showed up in Bloomington in 2008, with the Ind...

  • Added: Mar 08, 2016
  • Length: 05:47
Caption: The Homer City Generating Station in Pennsylvania., Credit: Reid Frazier
How do you clean up 100,000 tons of air pollution? Boatloads of air filters, and some basic high school chemistry. This story takes the listener in...

Bought by WABE

  • Added: Dec 18, 2015
  • Length: 04:25
  • Purchases: 1
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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