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Canada is moving to legalize recreational use of marijuana, and officials predict that it’s likely to happen by the end of the year. As pot supplie...

Bought by WDET Detroit Public Radio, WCPN, WVBI-LP, North Country Public Radio, WAMC and more


  • Added: May 29, 2018
  • Length: 04:11
  • Purchases: 7
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Women-owned businesses generated over $1.6 trillion in sales in 2017, but they still make up less than 2/5ths of all privately held companies. But,...

  • Added: Apr 19, 2018
  • Length: 04:20
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A fun journey that explores the explosion of New York State's craft beer industry, from flourishing neighborhood nanobrewers and award-winning brew...

  • Added: Jan 20, 2018
  • Length: 07:05
Caption: Building tug Cleveland at Great Lakes Towing, Credit: Elizabeth Miller
During the 10-week break between shipping seasons, ships undergo repairs and crews are laid off from their work.

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


  • Added: Jan 18, 2017
  • Length: 03:26
  • Purchases: 4
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Selling campaign hats, t-shirts and buttons is big business. The guys behind the sales are having summer adventures - and their politics may surpri...

Bought by WABE


  • Added: Jun 27, 2016
  • Length: 02:51
  • Purchases: 1
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Colorado is one of many states that has tried to create a cash for recycling program, or bottle bill. However, opposition from some surprising sour...

  • Added: Jul 10, 2015
  • Length: 06:31
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A look at the broad use and various meanings of the term "local" on Colorado products

  • Added: Jul 10, 2015
  • Length: 04:53
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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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At a full-service restaurant you know the drill. You eat your food, you get your bill, and then you calculate the tip. But not at Sous Beurre Kitch...

  • Added: Mar 11, 2015
  • Length: 09:06
Caption: Dheeraj Singh trying on sunglasses at Old Navy in Emeryville, Credit: Julie Caine
Dheeraj Singh is the first officer on a container ship that makes regular runs from China, to California, to Japan, and back again.

  • Added: Jan 07, 2015
  • Length: 08:51
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Home prices are higher than ever before in the Bay Area. So it begs the question: are we in a housing bubble or a housing crisis?

  • Added: Jan 06, 2015
  • Length: 06:18
Caption: A mountain of mattresses in West Oakland, Credit: Todd Whitney
For over a decade, Oakland has attempted to abate the illegal dumping of mattresses, electronics, furniture, and other large items onto city street...

  • Added: Jan 05, 2015
  • Length: 07:20
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When most of us talk on the phone we don’t think much about the cost—it’s pennies. If we don’t like a phone company or can’t afford a plan, it’s pr...

  • Added: Jan 05, 2015
  • Length: 07:39
Caption: Inside the Urban Shield trade show, Credit: Sandhya Dirks
For the past eight years, one weekend in late summer brings first responders from across the country and around the world -- firemen, medics, SWAT ...

Bought by WXDU


  • Added: Dec 28, 2014
  • Length: 09:07
  • Purchases: 1
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There’s a new push to get tourists in New Orleans off bourbon street and into nature. Eco-tourism is the new way to explore Louisiana according to ...

Bought by WABE


  • Added: Dec 08, 2014
  • Length: 04:34
  • Purchases: 1
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For a Radio Bootcamp project in 2013, I went to discover what consumers in a New York City park thought about a potential government shutdown.

  • Added: Oct 10, 2014
  • Length: 01:21
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While many schools across the country are facing budget cuts and teacher layoffs, students at highly reputable universities are signing up in drove...

Bought by KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio and WXDU


  • Added: Feb 17, 2014
  • Length: 11:18
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: the iconic exterior of Circle Foods on St Bernard and Claiborne Avenue in New Orleans, Credit: Laine Kaplan-Levenson
More than eight years after it flooded and closed due to Hurricane Katrina, the Circle Food Store on the corner of Claiborne and St Bernard Avenues...

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


  • Added: Jan 12, 2014
  • Length: 04:42
  • Purchases: 3
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Investigative Journalist Lee Fang was the first reporter to expose the Tea Party's corporate sponsors.

  • Added: Nov 04, 2013
  • Length: 05:38
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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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Mead Avenue is a single block in West Oakland in the triangle where San Pablo Avenue and Market Street meet. Like streets in a lot of low-income co...

  • Added: Jan 14, 2013
  • Length: 09:53
Caption: Harold Blackledge, a 79-year-old agricultural pilot, stands in front of his 1975 Piper Pawnee Brave in one of his hangars at the Watonga Regional Airport. The drought — the worst he’s seen — has dried up aerial spraying work in Oklahoma, he says., Credit: Joe Wertz
The drought that settled into Oklahoma last year is getting worse. And it’s hurting business owners such as Harold Blackledge, an agricultural pilo...

  • Added: Aug 20, 2012
  • Length: 03:30
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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Cleanup is continuing along the Yellowstone River in south-east Montana where an estimated 42,000 gallons of crude oil spewed from a burst ExxonMob...

Bought by WAMC


  • Added: Jul 05, 2011
  • Length: 03:24
  • 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