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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: New York distillery and fish farm turns waste into supper, Credit: by ANGELICA A. MORRISON
Two companies in the Great Lakes region are teaming up for an unusual experiment in sustainability. They’re starting an aquaculture business. And a...

Bought by WDET Detroit Public Radio, WCPN, WBFO, WAMC, WXXI and more


  • Added: Feb 22, 2018
  • Length: 03:43
  • 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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Between a changing climate and an invasion of parasites, it’s a tough time for the little honeybee. A Norfolk woman’s quest to give bees a home may...

Bought by KENW, New Hampshire Public Radio, WAMC, KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio, WOUB and more


  • Added: Apr 26, 2017
  • Length: 04:22
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: John Gee with Environment and Climate Change Canada stands on a platform overlooking the Randle Reef restoration project., Credit: Veronica Volk
Imagine a huge steel box – whose lid is 10 football fields across. It's being built in Hamilton's harbor on the western end of Lake Ontario. It’s d...

Bought by WMUK, WRVO Public Media, North Country Public Radio, WLPR, WCPN and more


  • Added: Jan 23, 2017
  • Length: 04:32
  • Purchases: 8
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Apex Clean Energy plans to build dozens of wind turbines across the Great Lakes states -- including Ohio, Indiana, Michigan and Illinois – to take ...

Bought by WCPN, Delta College Public Radio, WCMU, and WBFO


  • Added: Sep 16, 2016
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 4
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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: Marylouisa Cantu (left) with her case worker Lucretia Cox (center) and mother Star Tafolla, Credit: Bram Sable-Smith
Almost 17 percent of the babies born here in Dunklin County are born premature. According to data from the World Health Organization, if this were ...

  • Added: Jun 03, 2015
  • Length: 06:10
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In the 1970’s, a series of laws ushered in a so-called “sunshine era” of government transparency. A new book examines the dark side of the Sunshine...

Bought by KENW, WABE, and KPVL


  • Added: Mar 27, 2015
  • Length: 03:53
  • Purchases: 3
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: Jane and Henry Evans at their house, Credit: Angela Johnston
Then, Henry suffered from what is called a brain stem dissection. That stroke left him trapped, unable to lift a finger at first, or say a word. Bu...

Bought by New Hampshire Public Radio and PRX Remix


  • Added: Jan 13, 2015
  • Length: 09:33
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Paro the seal, charging by its electronic pacifier , Credit: Angela Johnston
At the Livermore Veteran’s Hospital, there are a few animals residents can see: wild turkeys that run around the grounds, rattlesnakes that hide ou...

Bought by New Hampshire Public Radio and PRX Remix


  • Added: Jan 13, 2015
  • Length: 08:27
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: An app designed by university researchers and students helps government officials and health workers visualize the spread of Ebola in Liberia.
Students and faculty from U.S. universities have teamed with the Liberian Ministry of Information and an American tech company to help fight Ebola....

Bought by WRST-FM Oshkosh and Accessible Media Inc.


  • Added: Sep 16, 2014
  • Length: 03:55
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Rick Tumlinson of Deep Space Industries and Dr. Glenn Lightsey discuss future missions at the Texas Spacecraft Lab, Credit: Audrey Quinn
It currently costs $10,000 a pound to transport material from Earth into space. If humans want to live in space someday, those transport costs alon...

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


  • Added: Aug 26, 2014
  • Length: 06:14
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Iron Dome App, Credit: iTunes
A new smartphone app developed by an American college student and his colleague uses up-to-the minute data from the Israeli Defense Force to warn I...

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Aug 15, 2014
  • Length: 03:24
  • Purchases: 1
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It’s an age old question for teachers from elementary school to college: how do you get students to do their homework? Some educators are trying to...

  • Added: Nov 18, 2013
  • Length: 02:28
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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: Wing sails on San Francisco Bay, Credit: Jason Albert
90% of the world's goods are carried by cargo ships. And the oceans they sail on are streaming with wind: High tech wing sails used on America's Cu...

Bought by Hark!, WRST-FM Oshkosh, WCAI / WNAN, WTIP, and PRX Remix


  • Added: Jul 15, 2013
  • Length: 06:41
  • 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
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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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Writers of science fiction have long predicted a time when computers could engage humans in two-way communication, from R2D2 to the sinister Hal 90...

Bought by KENW


  • Added: Apr 11, 2013
  • Length: 02:29
  • Purchases: 1
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The trains of Greater Buenos Aires, Argentina are falling apart. A group of train workers and student activists says the problem is that private co...

  • Added: Mar 20, 2013
  • Length: 08:36
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
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Five times as many people get a brain injury than are diagnosed with breast cancer, and the aftermath of a traumatic brain injury can be devastatin...

Bought by WRST-FM Oshkosh


  • Added: Nov 19, 2012
  • Length: 02:29
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: The Field Trip Podcast logo, Credit: Mike Smith
Here's the first episode in our “Summer Dispatches” series, in which reporter Megan Molteni braves the scarred landscape of Colorado Springs after...

  • Added: Oct 02, 2012
  • Length: 13:57