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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 WYAP, WEZU, and KNVC Carson City Community Radio


  • Added: Jun 18, 2018
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 3
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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 WSLR, KNVC Carson City Community Radio, and WEZU


  • Added: Jun 11, 2018
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 3
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...

Bought by KTSW 89.9, WSLR, WYAP, WEZU, KRPS and more


  • 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...

Bought by KTSW 89.9, WSLR, KRPS, WYAP, WEZU and more


  • 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
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An Ohio community is divided over the name of the local high school's mascot. For years, their teams have been called the Redskins. Is that name de...

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


  • Added: Apr 23, 2018
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 6
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A conversation with Angela Babb on the history of the US Farm Bill and how government nutrition assistance programs originated within farm policy.

  • Added: Apr 19, 2018
  • Length: 29:00
Caption: A white-haired marijuana flower is seen close up against a blurred-out green background., Credit: Don Goofy/Flickr
All the legal marijuana news and headlines for Wednesday, April 18, 2018.

  • Added: Apr 18, 2018
  • Length: 11:37
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This week on "A Way with Words": This week on "A Way with Words": Can language change bad behavior in crowded places? The Irish Railway system has ...

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


  • Added: Apr 16, 2018
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 6
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"She can bewitch the mind of any man, and wield the power of a woman's tears."

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


  • Added: Apr 10, 2018
  • Length: 01:57:59
  • Purchases: 26
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If you think they refer to umbrellas as bumbershoots in the UK, think again. The word bumbershoot actually originated in the United States! In Brit...

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


  • Added: Apr 09, 2018
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 6
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According to Nigerian writer Chinua Achebe, it's important to master the basics of writing, but there comes a time when you have to strike out on y...

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


  • Added: Apr 02, 2018
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 6
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Host Jason "Gypsy" Kladiva discusses current events in the vintage base ball community with Vintage Base Ball Association President and Chicago Sal...

  • Added: Apr 01, 2018
  • Length: 37:34
Caption: Betty Reid Soskin
For the past decade, 96-year-old Betty Reid Soskin has served as the nation’s oldest Park Ranger, where she gives talks at the Rosie the Riveter/WW...

Bought by KWMR, KWIT, WNIN, KUT, and KSJD


  • Added: Mar 30, 2018
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 5
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Ever wonder whatever happened to responding to "Thank you" with the words "You're welcome"? A listener asks why so many radio interviews end with t...

Bought by WUFT, KTSW 89.9, WSLR, WNJR, WYAP and more


  • Added: Mar 27, 2018
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 7
Caption: Skeptic Check: Your Inner Lab Coat, Credit: Seth Shostak
Sherlock Holmes doesn’t have a science degree, yet he thinks rationally like a scientist. You can too! Learn the secrets of being irritatingly lo...

Bought by WRST-FM Oshkosh, Royalton Community Radio, KBBI, WRGY, RadioFreePalmer and more


  • Added: Mar 26, 2018
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 8
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What's in a mascot name? Maybe you're a fan of the Banana Slugs, or you cheer for the Winged Beavers. Perhaps your loyalty lies with the Fighting A...

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


  • Added: Mar 19, 2018
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 5