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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 WCMU and KMXT


  • Added: Aug 20, 2018
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 2
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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 WEZU, KNVC Carson City Community Radio, WCMU, and Indie3 Radio


  • Added: Aug 13, 2018
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 4
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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...

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  • 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
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The game of baseball has always inspired colorful commentary. Sometimes that means using familiar words in unfamiliar ways. The word "stuff," for e...

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


  • Added: Jul 16, 2018
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 4
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Brand names, children's games, and the etiquette of phone conversations. Those clever plastic PEZ dispensers come in all shapes and sizes -- but wh...

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


  • Added: Jul 10, 2018
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Frogs' Pants, Credit: Seth Shostak
An 18th century scientist fitted a pair of tailor-made briefs on a male frog to determine the animal’s contribution to reproduction. Find out what...

Bought by WMRA, KBBI, KCSB-FM, KMXT, CHSR-FM 97.9 and more


  • Added: Jul 02, 2018
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 11
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Today on the RDD, we meet Lucy M. Long, Phd, is Director and founder of the Center for Food and Culture, an independent non-profit that promotes de...

Bought by KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio


  • Added: Jul 02, 2018
  • Length: 06:15
  • Purchases: 1
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Have you ever offered to foster a dog or cat, but wound up adopting instead? There's an alliterative term for that. And when you're on the job, do ...

Bought by KAWC, WSLR, WYAP, WEZU, WCMU and more


  • Added: Jun 25, 2018
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 6
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Nothing is helping us more right now, as we watch human tragedies unfold on the U.S. Mexican border and elsewhere, than a conversation Krista had l...

  • Added: Jun 20, 2018
  • Length: 58:00
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How colors got their names, and a strange way to write. The terms "blue" and "orange" arrived in English via French, so why didn't we also adapt th...

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


  • Added: Jun 18, 2018
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 5
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Today on The Rough Draft Diaries, we're going back in time as we visit The Wood County Historical Society, a community organization that makes conn...

Bought by KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio


  • Added: Jun 18, 2018
  • Length: 06:39
  • Purchases: 1
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Teen slang from the South, and food words that are tricky to pronounce. High schoolers in Huntsville, Alabama, give Martha and Grant an earful abou...

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


  • Added: Jun 11, 2018
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Olivia Hooker, Age 6 in 1921
On May 31, 1921, Olivia Hooker was six-years-old when white mobs launched an attack on the Greenwood section of Tulsa, Oklahoma. In less than 24 ho...

  • Added: Jun 08, 2018
  • Length: 06:20
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There's a proverb that goes "Beloved children have many names." That's at least as true when it comes to the names we give our pets. "Fluffy" becom...

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


  • Added: Jun 04, 2018
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 6
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This week we bring you an in-depth feature on why the West must pay more attention to how China is changing the game in the global theatre of polit...

  • Added: Jun 01, 2018
  • Length: 53:59
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When writing textbooks about slavery, which words best reflect its cold, hard reality? Some historians are dropping the word "slave" in favor of te...

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


  • Added: May 28, 2018
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 5
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Vocabulary that trickles down from the top of the world. Malamute, kayak, and parka are just some of the words that have found their way into Engli...

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  • Added: May 21, 2018
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 6
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Secret codes, ciphers, and telegrams. It used to be that in order to transmit information during wartime, various industries encoded their messages...

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  • Added: May 14, 2018
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: Timely, In-Depth Progressive Analysis Since 1991
This week's summary of under-reported news followed by these interviews: Dangerous Consequences Await Trump's Withdrawal from Iran Nuclear Deal; T...

Bought by WMUU-LP and KMXT


  • Added: May 09, 2018
  • Length: 29:01
  • Purchases: 2
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Funny cat videos and cute online photos inspire equally adorable slang terms we use to talk about them. When a cat leaves its tongue out, that's a ...

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


  • Added: May 07, 2018
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 5
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The dilemma continues over how to spell dilemma! Grant and Martha try to suss out the backstory of why some people spell that word with an "n." At ...

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


  • Added: Apr 30, 2018
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 5