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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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The disputed origin story of one of the 20th century’s most important inventions.

Bought by KFCF FM


  • Added: Apr 23, 2018
  • Length: 30:06
  • Purchases: 1
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The plot that killed the dream. The Who, What, Where, How and Why Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., was assassinated.

  • Added: Mar 03, 2018
  • Length: 58:00
Caption: Jarvis Johnson, Credit: photo by: Donny Rowles
Jarvis Johnson was a basketball prodigy by age 2. He’d developed elite basketball skills by the time he was 12, which is also about the time he dis...

  • Added: Nov 20, 2015
  • Length: 01:00:04
Caption: David Hartsock at the airfield.
It was Shirley Dygert's first time jumping from a plane. When everything went wrong, skydiving instructor David Hartsock determined that there was ...

Bought by New Hampshire Public Radio and PRX Remix


  • Added: Oct 26, 2015
  • Length: 08:29
  • Purchases: 2
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When Brandy Gibson was pregnant the first time, she noticed that opening her freezer gave her an odd, pleasant feeling. But when she got pregnant a...

Bought by KRZA and PRX Remix


  • Added: Sep 27, 2015
  • Length: 15:59
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: The 10-inch guns at Battery Russell that weren't fired.
The US mainland hadn't been attacked since the War of 1812 until a summer evening during 1942. And when Battery Russell on the Oregon coast was sh...

Bought by WSLR and WYAP


  • Added: Nov 08, 2014
  • Length: 15:47
  • Purchases: 2
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A telescoped version of NASA audio as it tells the public specifics about the shuttle as it glides in for a landing.

Bought by KPIK-LP and KMUZ


  • Added: Oct 14, 2014
  • Length: 01:34
  • Purchases: 2
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Billy finally saved enough money to move his family from a trailer to a house in West Texas. He thought he left his problems behind… until some of ...

  • Added: Apr 14, 2014
  • Length: 11:09
Caption: The Writ Writer, Credit: Butler Center for Arkansas Studies
This is a story that begs to be told. It’s long overdue. The year was 1919. The place: Phillips County, Arkansas. What became a watershed moment i...

Bought by WNCU


  • Added: Jan 02, 2014
  • Length: 58:57
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: The Villisca Axe Murder House
A riveting and haunting journey into one of America's most sensational murder mysteries.

Bought by KBUT, Marfa Public Radio, KPIK-LP, KFAI, PRX Remix and more


  • Added: Feb 28, 2009
  • Length: 22:29
  • Purchases: 9
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The curious connection between sleep paralysis and night frights….

Bought by WKMS, KUER, KRZA, KFAI, KISU and more


  • Added: Oct 25, 2005
  • Length: 29:30
  • Purchases: 14
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Artists vs. developers vs. the city. The adaptive reuse of historic mill buildings in Providence, and all the controversy that's come with it.

Bought by WMFE, WMPG, and WZBC


  • Added: Oct 08, 2004
  • Length: 49:32
  • Purchases: 3