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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Our failure to protect and respect innately sacred natural places is a direct reflection of our loss of connection to the land and water that susta...

Bought by 'The Sea', WZEN.org, KOJB 90.1 FM The eagle, KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio, and KXOT Public Radio


  • Added: Oct 03, 2011
  • Length: 55:02
  • Purchases: 5
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You cannot see molecules, but human-made chemicals flow through every living thing on earth today and have a profound impact on every person’s life...

Bought by 'The Sea', KOJB 90.1 FM The eagle, KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio, and KXOT Public Radio


  • Added: Sep 26, 2011
  • Length: 55:02
  • Purchases: 4
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"Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” This most famous phrase from the U.S. Declaration of Independence places happiness at the front and ...

Bought by WZEN.org, KOJB 90.1 FM The eagle, and KXOT Public Radio


  • Added: Sep 19, 2011
  • Length: 55:02
  • Purchases: 3
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Author, journalist and public health expert Laurie Garrett discusses her new book about 911, "I Heard The Sirens Scream."

Bought by KUOW


  • Added: Sep 11, 2011
  • Length: 55:03
  • Purchases: 1
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A look at a new Reconciliation process in Sierra Leone.

Bought by KUOW


  • Added: Sep 05, 2011
  • Length: 54:56
  • Purchases: 1
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A look into the complicated relationships between Nations in the Far East.

Bought by KQED, KPVL, KUOW, and KGNU


  • Added: Aug 22, 2011
  • Length: 54:59
  • Purchases: 4
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At a time of increasing turmoil and despair, artist Lily Yeh takes her work out of the white-walled galleries of high culture and into the streets ...

Bought by WZEN.org, KPVL, and KUOW


  • Added: Aug 15, 2011
  • Length: 55:00
  • Purchases: 3
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More than 80,000 existing chemicals are actively in use in a wide range of consumer products with no assurance that they don’t pose serious health ...

Bought by KPVL and KUOW


  • Added: Aug 08, 2011
  • Length: 55:02
  • Purchases: 2
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The science of man-made global climate change is irrefutable. We speak with two eminent scientists, a conservation biologist and an environmental e...

Bought by KPVL and KUOW


  • Added: Aug 02, 2011
  • Length: 54:58
  • Purchases: 2
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Using a combination of new technologies and time-tested techniques, innovators can now build on one another’s insights to hasten the development of...

Bought by KWMR, KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio, KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio, KPVL, and KXOT Public Radio


  • Added: Jul 26, 2011
  • Length: 55:02
  • Purchases: 5