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4% of bills become laws. 90% die in committee. Here's why.

Bought by WFHB, WNYO, and WXAV 88.3FM


  • Added: Aug 06, 2019
  • Length: 24:42
  • Purchases: 3
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They used to meet in a basement.

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Aug 06, 2019
  • Length: 20:54
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Sounds Jewish, Credit: Mississippi Public Broadcasting
Sounds Jewish parties like it's 360 BCE with songs for the Festival of Purim from the three corners of the Jewish world.

  • Added: Mar 11, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
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This Valentine’s Day we could have just brought you some sappy love stories from science’s past. But instead we offer you three tales of lust, lone...

  • Added: Feb 13, 2019
  • Length: 01:17:06
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We find out how it all ends.

  • Added: Mar 14, 2018
  • Length: 29:57
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The kids run into a problem. We explore the physiology of the zombie body.

  • Added: Mar 14, 2018
  • Length: 27:01
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The kids begin their journey to Vandenberg on bikes. We find out about transportation

Bought by KMXT


  • Added: Mar 14, 2018
  • Length: 23:39
  • Purchases: 1
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TED Talks meets The Moth meets The History Channel? ...with Dead Ladies. In this episode -- Constance Markievicz. The Irish revolutionary known as ...

  • Added: Mar 08, 2018
  • Length: 33:11
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The highs and lows of presidential history told through a variety of music, comedy, sounds, and voices from FDR to Obama and Trump, plus eventful r...

Bought by WRFA-LP, KMUN, WHRV, KUOW, WUTC and more


  • Added: Jan 25, 2018
  • Length: 59:16
  • Purchases: 37
Caption: James Wilson Marshall (1884)
Meet James Marshall and some other famous folks on the eve of the California Gold Rush of 1849.

  • Added: Feb 06, 2015
  • Length: 02:23:22
Caption: Scott Hanson, Clearwater Hot Club w/ Sam Miltich, and Great Northern Radio Show Players, Credit: Charlie Pulkrabek - 3/2/14
Presented by Northern Community Radio and Aaron Brown, The Great Northern Radio Show blends the classic model of a radio variety show with some mod...

Bought by WTIP and KUMD


  • Added: May 13, 2014
  • Length: 01:58:03
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Joe Bev hosts an hour of rare Jazz 78s., Credit: Lorie B. Kellogg
Joe Bev hosts an hour of rare 78 RPM recordings of early, forgotten Jazz pioneers.

Bought by Spokane Public Radio, Spokane Public Radio, and Radio New Zealand


  • Added: Feb 11, 2013
  • Length: 58:38
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Joe Bev remastered 1927 Rhapsody in Blue 78., Credit: Lorie B. Kellogg
Joe Bev hosts an hour of remastered 78s records, including George Gershwin with the Paul Whiteman Orchestra conducted by Nat Shilkret “Rhapsody in ...

Bought by Spokane Public Radio, Spokane Public Radio, and Radio New Zealand


  • Added: Feb 10, 2013
  • Length: 57:05
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: The Missourians
They were known as the big band of the 1920s who sounded a little “country.” Not because they were from Nashville, nor did they have a twang in th...

Bought by KMUN


  • Added: Sep 27, 2012
  • Length: 58:58
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Bessie Smith
The blues melded with jazz long before the first recordings in the late teens. Although the music was, at least at first, structured on the 8 and 1...

  • Added: Jul 31, 2012
  • Length: 58:54
Caption: Clarence Williams
Shining shoes to music publishing in a few short years. To Clarence Williams it may have seen much longer. By 1910, he was considered a leading s...

  • Added: Jul 26, 2012
  • Length: 58:57
Caption: Sophie Tucker in 1927
The use of the term Red Hot Mama’s supposedly emerged in the early 1920s. In 1929, songsters Jack Yellen and Milton Ager wrote, I’m the Last of the...

Bought by WNMU-FM


  • Added: May 24, 2012
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Edythe Turnham & her Band
The early history of  jazz often leaves out some very talented musicians simply because they didn’t move to Chicago or New York.

  • Added: Jan 11, 2012
  • Length: 58:59
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Our guest is one of the greats in sound, Tom Clack. We talk about early days at BBC, MTV and traveling the world to record sounds. He performs the ...

Bought by KUT


  • Added: Dec 14, 2009
  • Length: 28:00
  • Purchases: 1
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A radio play on the preceding events and organization of the Boston Tea Party.

  • Added: Jul 29, 2008
  • Length: 06:32
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An hour-long music special on the story of Border Radio. Toe tapping music from hillbilly, western swing, Mexican conjunto and contemporary, rhythm...

Bought by WTIP, KEOS, NPR Illinois, KGOU, KUT and more


  • Added: Feb 03, 2006
  • Length: 58:56
  • Purchases: 11
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Harvard professor Stephen Greenblatt and Amsterdam writer Rodney Bolt face off in a discussion on the authorship of Shakespeare’s plays moderated b...

Bought by KFCF FM, WCPN, KQED, and WHQR


  • Added: Feb 22, 2005
  • Length: 29:30
  • Purchases: 4
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A Radio Netherlands’ program about the revival of the 30’s swing jazz dance Lindy Hop

  • Added: Dec 21, 2004
  • Length: 29:30