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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: 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
Caption: Joe Fox is a resident of Safe Haven in Kennett, Mo., Credit: Bram Sable-Smith
Resources are pretty sparse down here in the Bootheel. No single town has every service to meet the homeless community’s needs. The apartments at S...

  • Added: Jun 03, 2015
  • Length: 06:24
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
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
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Outspent 3 to 1 by multinational seed companies, the citizens of Jackson County, Oregon successfully campaigned to ban GMO crops.

  • Added: Jun 09, 2014
  • Length: 07:42
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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: Recruiters for the U.S. Marines canvass shopping plazas, high schools and job fairs for potential soldiers., Credit: Alexandra Kanik/PublicSource
In robust economic times, America’s armed services have had to hustle to recruit qualified soldiers. But when civilian unemployment is high and th...

Bought by WXDU


  • Added: Dec 06, 2013
  • Length: 03:20
  • 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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The health-care debate is focused on quantity: how many people – and how much care they will get. But perhaps quality, rather than quantity of care...

Bought by WCAI / WNAN, WGBH Radio Boston, WAMC, and KUOW


  • Added: Nov 12, 2009
  • Length: 08:58
  • Purchases: 4
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
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Whether they're prompted by ice storms in Kentucky or hurricanes along the Gulf Coast, during electrical outages, many Americans turn to portable g...

  • Added: Apr 27, 2009
  • Length: 04:51