A World of Possibilities

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  • Location: Arcata, California

A World of Possibilities is an award-winning nationally and internationally syndicated public affairs radio program produced by Connexus Communications and hosted by explorer, author, and storyteller Mark Sommer. A World of Possibilities ceased weekly international broadcasts on December 31, 2011. Dozens of the best past programs, all as fresh and relevant as when they were first produced, remain available worldwide to both stations and individuals for streaming via PRX. Stations that are paid members of PRX may also download and rebroadcast any shows in the archive whenever they choose.  We invite you to browse this archive and tune in to part or all of any program that interests you. In addition, in the coming months and years we will post new conversations for your listening pleasure. Since these will not be formatted for radio broadcast, you'll get the chance to listen to entire unedited conversations in their original spontaneity as they wind their way like rivers to the sea. Or you'll be able to sample them here and there as you choose, dipping in to taste the waters. A World of Possibilities hasn't gone away. It's just taking new forms to better convey compelling stories of resilience and renewal that have always been its signature style. 

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Join us as we explore the American electoral process as it comes under question as never before.

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Food Safety

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Reforming the U.S. Prison System

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Bedrock conservatives in the last of America's still-wild West are shifting their political allegiances.

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Can we immunize ourselves against the virus of fear and does this fear threaten us far more than the terrorists ever could on their own?

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An exploration of Islam and the West

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Women's History Month Special


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Despite his best efforts, like the very establishments he excoriated, Studs Terkel became an American institution. A man of the people, he was also...

Bought by Troy Public Radio, XRAY.fm, WZEN.org, KBGA 89.9 FM, KUMD and more


  • Added: Dec 12, 2011
  • Length: 55:00
  • Purchases: 11
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Legendary folksinger and social activist Pete Seeger is receiving long-delayed appreciation for his immense contribution to American music and cult...

Bought by KWIT, KHNS, 90.5 WSNC, KRCB-FM "Radio 91", KVNF and more


  • Added: Dec 05, 2011
  • Length: 54:58
  • Purchases: 15
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Global climate change is here. And only now, as our nation is ravaged by hurricanes, floods and droughts, is this new reality becoming all too obvi...

Bought by KVMR, KOJB 90.1 FM The eagle, WZEN.org, KPVL, and KUOW


  • Added: Nov 28, 2011
  • Length: 54:59
  • Purchases: 5
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Hold that fork! Block that barbeque! Do you know the source of the meat that's sizzling on the grill? Can we trust meat inspectors to catch pathoge...

Bought by WZEN.org, KOJB 90.1 FM The eagle, KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio, KUOW, WRPI and more


  • Added: Nov 21, 2011
  • Length: 55:00
  • Purchases: 6
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In the past few years, natural gas fracking has become a near-household word as landowners in the path of drilling have mounted efforts to slow its...

Bought by KOJB 90.1 FM The eagle, WSKG, and KUOW


  • Added: Nov 15, 2011
  • Length: 55:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Corn: that most American of grains. These days corn is feed, fuel and ubiquitous sweetener, the biggest of business and some say the core of an ind...

Bought by KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio, KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio, KUOW, and WRPI


  • Added: Nov 07, 2011
  • Length: 55:01
  • Purchases: 4
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Two lives spent breaking the mold of both traditional and feminist perspectives are recounted in candid conversation, each with a focused sense of ...

Bought by KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio, WZEN.org, KREV-LP, KUOW, WHRV and more


  • Added: Oct 31, 2011
  • Length: 55:00
  • Purchases: 7
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War has shaped the lives of people in northern Uganda for the past two decades.  Impunity for widespread crimes and grave violations committed duri...

Bought by WZEN.org, KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio, and KUOW


  • Added: Oct 24, 2011
  • Length: 55:00
  • Purchases: 3
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 Like “Made in Japan” a generation ago, the “Made in China” label has long been viewed by Americans as a low-cost, low quality knock-off of a costl...

Bought by KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio and KUOW


  • Added: Oct 17, 2011
  • Length: 55:02
  • Purchases: 2
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China today is the most polluted nation on earth. But it’s also on its way to becoming the most environmentally advanced. And it’s no coincidence. ...

Bought by KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio and KUOW


  • Added: Oct 10, 2011
  • Length: 55:02
  • Purchases: 2