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In this presentation at the Kansas City Public Library, Scottish-born writer Margot Livesey talks about her evolution as a reader and writer, and s...

  • Added: May 08, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
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The pretzel, known as a “Brezel” or “Brezn” in German, is not an ordinary pastry. It has a century-old history full of myths and stories. Where did...

  • Added: Apr 03, 2019
  • Length: 33:17
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In the historic city of Magdeburg, Germany, there is a Johnny Cash themed country music festival called Nashville Days – complete with corndogs and...

  • Added: Mar 27, 2019
  • Length: 28:01
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Between 1820 and World War I, nearly six million Germans immigrated to the US – in 2017, only about 5,000 made the trip. If Germans aren’t coming t...

  • Added: Mar 06, 2019
  • Length: 19:17
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Coffee is more than just a beverage – it can be a jumpstart to a day at work or a relaxing afternoon with friends. This episode explores the meanin...

  • Added: Feb 20, 2019
  • Length: 15:56
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Five generations have lived at the ‘Alexander Haus’ on Groß Glienicker See over the past century – enduring fascism, war, the division of Germany, ...

Bought by KRZA


  • Added: Jan 23, 2019
  • Length: 19:45
  • Purchases: 1
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Every year, tourists from around the world flock to Southern Utah to take in the scenic landscape. Most travel by car, but some opt for a less trad...

  • Added: Jan 17, 2019
  • Length: 14:54
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John U. Bacon talks about his latest book, "The Great Halifax Explosion."

Bought by Michigan Radio, WKAR, and WDET Detroit Public Radio


  • Added: Dec 08, 2018
  • Length: 54:30
  • Purchases: 3
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Scholars and religious leaders explore the impact of Husayn and the devotion of the 15-20 million pilgrims who visit his shrine each year. Part 1 o...

Bought by WETS


  • Added: Oct 08, 2018
  • Length: 53:58
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Detail from Picasso's Gernika (Guernica)
We commemorate the anniversary of the bombing of the Basque village of Guernica (April 26, 1937) with “Guernica” Piano Trio number 1 by Octavio Vá...

Bought by KPIP-LP, KWAX, WXXI, KMUN, KTXK and more


  • Added: Apr 17, 2018
  • Length: 58:32
  • Purchases: 10
Caption: Sounds Jewish, Credit: Mississippi Public Broadcasting
Just after Passover, the Jewish people and our allies commemorate Yom Hashoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day.

  • Added: Apr 06, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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We hear a lot in the news about the Antarctic ice sheet melting – but what else threatens a place so cold, so remote, and so seemingly barren? In t...

  • Added: Jul 05, 2017
  • Length: 21:32
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A look at the history of modern circus and how Ireland and Irish performers played a pivotal role.

  • Added: Feb 11, 2017
  • Length: 27:51
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Memorable moments from Peace Talks Radio programs spotlighting Nobel Prize winners Mairead Maguire, Ralph Bunche, Muhammad Yunus, Jody Williams, Ma...

Bought by KAZU and KUOW


  • Added: Nov 23, 2016
  • Length: 59:58
  • Purchases: 2
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This is a Peace Talks radio special… from the archive of the series on peacemaking and nonviolent conflict resolution. We’re calling it Peace Grea...

Bought by Radio Baha'i, WLGI, KMUN, Radio Baha'i, WLGI, and KUNM


  • Added: May 22, 2016
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 4
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Four years after Nelson Mandela was released from prison, he became president of South Africa. And yet, those 4 years were among the bloodiest and ...

Bought by WXAV 88.3FM, KHSU, KISU, and KSFR


  • Added: Jan 15, 2016
  • Length: 17:44
  • Purchases: 4
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Joe Loewenstein describes the small and highly competitive theater scene in which Early Modern playwrights like William Shakespeare flourished.

  • Added: Jan 04, 2016
  • Length: 14:06
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Robert Henke tracks Shakespeare back to his Italian inspirations and uncovers sources for his early comedies.

  • Added: Jan 04, 2016
  • Length: 12:26
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Anthropologist John Bowen shares a brief history of Islam in France and offers commentary on the ongoing European migrant crisis.

Bought by KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio and KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio


  • Added: Jan 04, 2016
  • Length: 09:30
  • Purchases: 2
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In a remote corner of Tel Aviv's grimy, labyrinthine central bus station, Mendy Cahan has built a home for Israel's rejected Yiddish books, and it'...

  • Added: Mar 09, 2015
  • Length: 16:05
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
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Compelling and timeless moments drawn from just one of the many seasons of programs in the Peace Talks Radio series on peacemaking and non-violent ...

Bought by KRPS, KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio, West Virginia Public Broadcasting, KUOW, KCPW and more


  • Added: Dec 16, 2014
  • Length: 58:54
  • Purchases: 8
Caption: Nobuo Fujita, who piloted the plane that bombed Brookings, donating his family's 400-year-old samurai sword to the city of Brookings
The 9-11 attacks weren’t the first time that America had been bombed. Listen to what happened at Brookings, Oregon on a Wednesday morning in Septem...

  • Added: Dec 10, 2014
  • Length: 10:26
Caption: Judyth Vary-Baker
Unspun talks with Lee Harvey Oswald's lover and confidant, Judyth Vary-Baker. Judyth is an author, artist, poet, teacher and social scientist. 35...

  • Added: Oct 27, 2014
  • Length: 59:58
Caption: Richard C. Holbrooke
On this first program we look at the legacy of one of the most important American diplomats in the post cold war era - Richard C. Holbrooke

  • Added: Jul 15, 2014
  • Length: 52:36