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A clever pun can make the difference between a so-so phrase and a memorable one. The phrase "the last straw" refers to an old fable about too many ...

Bought by WYAP, WEZU, and WCMU


  • Added: Oct 09, 2018
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 3
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This election cycle is being billed as another “Year of the Woman” … with a record number of female candidates running for office. Despite increasi...

  • Added: Oct 09, 2018
  • Length: 02:59
Caption: America's "Right Stuff" men, the Mercury 7 astronauts., Credit: NASA
The Dean of space policy, John Logsdon, returns with stories and a new book of original documents that shaped the US space program from the birth o...

Bought by KDNK, KNVC Carson City Community Radio, KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio, KWMR, WMUU-LP and more


  • Added: Oct 03, 2018
  • Length: 28:50
  • Purchases: 8
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A stereotype is a preconceived notion about a person or group. Originally, though, the word stereotype referring to a printing device used to produ...

Bought by KNVC Carson City Community Radio, WYAP, WEZU, and WCMU


  • Added: Oct 01, 2018
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Wonder Women, Credit: Seth Shostak
Science is supposed to be merit-based and objective. And yet the data say otherwise. A new study reveals widespread harassment of women of color i...

Bought by Cove Mountain Educational Broadcasting, Royalton Community Radio, KBBI, KZYX, KCPW and more


  • Added: Oct 01, 2018
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 12
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Sometimes it's a challenge to give a book a chance: How many pages should you read before deciding it's not worth your time? There's a new formula ...

Bought by KTSW 89.9, WYAP, WEZU, KNVC Carson City Community Radio, Spokane Public Radio and more


  • Added: Sep 24, 2018
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: Sally Sudo, Credit: Minnesota Historical Society
Like many Japanese-Americans of her generation, Sally Sudo was forced to live in an internment camp during World War II. After her brother studied ...

Bought by WAMC


  • Added: Sep 18, 2018
  • Length: 04:16
  • Purchases: 1
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In deafening workplaces, like sawmills and factories, workers develop their own elaborate sign language to discuss everything from how their weeken...

Bought by KTSW 89.9, WYAP, WEZU, KNVC Carson City Community Radio, WCMU and more


  • Added: Sep 17, 2018
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 6
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Nowadays we’re very accustomed to recording and hearing the sound of our own voices. But in the 1930s many people were doing it for the first time....

Bought by WXAV 88.3FM and PRX Remix


  • Added: Sep 11, 2018
  • Length: 10:50
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Inmates at LBJ
During the war in Vietnam, there was a notorious American military prison on the outskirts of Saigon called Long Binh Jail. But LBJ wasn’t for capt...

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Sep 11, 2018
  • Length: 18:19
  • Purchases: 1
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One of the Bard's most popular history plays.

Bought by KCHW, WCPN, Spokane Public Radio, KMUN, KWMR and more


  • Added: Sep 10, 2018
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 10
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Sensuous words and terms of endearment. Think of a beautiful word. Now, is it simply the word's sound that makes it beautiful? Or does its appeal a...

Bought by KTSW 89.9, WYAP, KNVC Carson City Community Radio, WEZU, and WCMU


  • Added: Sep 10, 2018
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Angles of a Hack, Credit: Seth Shostak
The idea of “hacking” has changed a lot from the days when it meant nosing around the phone system. Today computer hacking poses a strategic threa...

Bought by KIDE Hoopa Tribal Radio 91.3fm, Cove Mountain Educational Broadcasting, Royalton Community Radio, KBBI, KTRT RADIO INC and more


  • Added: Sep 10, 2018
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 12
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How often do you hear the words campaign and political in the same breath? Oddly enough, 19th-century grammarians railed against using campaign to ...

Bought by KTSW 89.9, KAWC, WYAP, WEZU, KNVC Carson City Community Radio and more


  • Added: Sep 04, 2018
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: Plan of a Hack, Credit: Seth Shostak
Before cyber criminals were stealing ATM passwords, phone phreaks were tapping into the telephone system. Today “hacking” can apply to cyberwarfare...

Bought by KIDE Hoopa Tribal Radio 91.3fm, Cove Mountain Educational Broadcasting, Royalton Community Radio, KBBI, KTRT RADIO INC and more


  • Added: Sep 03, 2018
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 11
Caption: Journalist and activist Ann Northrop, Credit: Bill Bahlman
This week on OutCasting, public radio’s LGBTQ youth program, we continue our conversation with Ann Northrop, a longtime journalist and activist, ab...

  • Added: Aug 30, 2018
  • Length: 29:00
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The names of professional sports teams often have surprising histories -- like the baseball team name inspired by, of all things, trolley-car accid...

Bought by KTSW 89.9, WYAP, KNVC Carson City Community Radio, WEZU, and WCMU


  • Added: Aug 27, 2018
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: New Water Worlds, Credit: Seth Shostak
The water is coming. By century’s end, the oceans could be anywhere from 2 to 6 feet higher, threatening millions of people and low-lying propert...

Bought by WRST-FM Oshkosh, Cove Mountain Educational Broadcasting, KBBI, WMUU-LP, KCSB-FM and more


  • Added: Aug 27, 2018
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 9
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You may have heard the advice that to build your vocabulary you should read, read, and then read some more--and make sure to include a wide variety...

Bought by KTSW 89.9, WYAP, WEZU, WCMU, and KMXT


  • Added: Aug 20, 2018
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 5
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This week on "A Way with Words": The language of political speech. Politicians have to repeat themselves so often that they naturally develop a rep...

Bought by KTSW 89.9, WEZU, KNVC Carson City Community Radio, WCMU, and Indie3 Radio


  • Added: Aug 13, 2018
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 5
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How do languages change and grow? Does every language acquire new words in the same way? Martha and Grant focus on how that process happens in Engl...

Bought by KTSW 89.9, WYAP, WEZU, KNVC Carson City Community Radio, and WCMU


  • Added: Aug 06, 2018
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Journalist and activist Ann Northrop, Credit: Bill Bahlman
August 2018 - What drew LGBTQ women, who were in one of the lowest risk groups, to AIDS activism during the worst of the epidemic? Guest Ann North...

  • Added: Aug 01, 2018
  • Length: 29:00
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The stories behind slang, political and otherwise. The dated term "jingoism" denotes a kind of belligerent nationalism. But the word's roots lie in...

Bought by KTSW 89.9, WYAP, WEZU, KNVC Carson City Community Radio, and WCMU


  • Added: Jul 30, 2018
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Kimberly J. Brown is the author of "I-35W Bridge Collapse: A Survivor's Account of America's Crumbling Infastructure", Credit: Rachel Fears
When the I-35W bridge collapsed in 2007, Kimberly J. Brown plunged 60 feet down to the Mississippi River. She survived. While recovering from spina...

Bought by WAMC


  • Added: Jul 30, 2018
  • Length: 04:32
  • Purchases: 1
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Martha and Grant have book recommendations, including a collection of short stories inspired by dictionaries, and a techno-thriller for teens. Or, ...

Bought by KTSW 89.9, WYAP, WEZU, KNVC Carson City Community Radio, and WCMU


  • Added: Jul 23, 2018
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 5