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Communicating about science through comics.

Bought by KENW and WLPR


  • Added: Jul 02, 2017
  • Length: 01:00
  • Purchases: 2
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In the long ago and far away of mid-to-late twentieth-century America, the clothesline was a common feature of the landscape. Sheets, towels, cloth...

  • Added: Oct 18, 2013
  • Length: 05:51
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Although the term civility seems to connote a type of outmoded, formal etiquette not practiced since the turn of the previous century, the use of c...

  • Added: Oct 18, 2013
  • Length: 07:13
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Robert Bly refers to Louis Jenkins, poet from Duluth, as the contemporary master of prose poetry. The Beat is a daily reminder that, in Minnesota p...

Bought by KSRQ


  • Added: Jun 20, 2013
  • Length: 02:30
  • Purchases: 1
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Robert Bly refers to Louis Jenkins, poet from Duluth, as the contemporary master of prose poetry. The Beat is a daily reminder that, in Minnesota p...

  • Added: Jun 10, 2013
  • Length: 02:17
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Clutter: it pursues us, fills our drawers, hides our keys.

  • Added: Nov 13, 2008
  • Length: 03:18
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Is there a sex-therapist in the house? Apparently, China's pandas could use some help.

  • Added: Jul 26, 2007
  • Length: 01:32
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A rhinestone dog collar: $35. A doggy doo composter: Priceless... At least that's what Sharon Slack of Canada's Office of Urban Agriculture thinks...

  • Added: Jul 26, 2007
  • Length: 01:32
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The next time your significant other complains about your stinky socks, just tell them you're doing scientific research...following in the foot-ste...

  • Added: Jun 26, 2007
  • Length: 01:32
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Speedos -- those tight, very brief bikini swimsuits -- may not be ideal for every male physique. And they're a fashion disaster for dolphins.

  • Added: Feb 20, 2007
  • Length: 01:30
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The year 2006 was a heady one for the Laotian rock rat, a rodent thought to have gone extinct about 11 million years ago.

  • Added: Feb 20, 2007
  • Length: 01:30
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According to a study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, rising levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere could boost the grow...

  • Added: Feb 20, 2007
  • Length: 01:30
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Fire ants may be small insects, but their sting packs a wallop. They arrived in the U.S. from South America in the early 1900s, and have spread to ...

  • Added: Dec 17, 2006
  • Length: 01:30
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review of Casino Royale: good guns but no puns

  • Added: Nov 25, 2006
  • Length: 02:00
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The story behind the word "jet"

  • Added: Nov 24, 2006
  • Length: 02:03
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The story behind the word "pedigree"

  • Added: Nov 13, 2006
  • Length: 02:32
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The story behind the word "assassin"

  • Added: Nov 13, 2006
  • Length: 03:50
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The story behind the word "tributary"

  • Added: Nov 13, 2006
  • Length: 03:19
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true sound from the dawn of the new millennium

Bought by PRX to iTunes


  • Added: Oct 31, 2006
  • Length: 03:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Senior LifeStyles Update - 3 short segments

  • Added: Apr 27, 2006
  • Length: 08:00
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Spoof: The urban youth version of ,"The Night Before Christmas."

Bought by Georgia Public Broadcasting, KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio, KVNF, KUOW, KRUA and more


  • Added: Dec 06, 2005
  • Length: 04:04
  • Purchases: 7
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Christmas caroling--and setting a world record, in Medford, Mass

Bought by NPR Station Showcase with PRX, New Hampshire Public Radio, The PRX Podcast, and Public Interactive


  • Added: Sep 02, 2005
  • Length: 05:26
  • Purchases: 4
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A family operates on the same principle as a jazz combo: improvisation on a theme.

Bought by WQJC and WVPE


  • Added: Jun 15, 2004
  • Length: 01:37
  • Purchases: 2
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Twin sisters are torn between the fear of losing each other and wanting to break away from each other now that one of them is getting married.

  • Added: Jun 15, 2004
  • Length: 01:37
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An ingenuous young taxi driver applies for a bank loan, inspired by his father's vision of American opportunity, to start a steel mill.

Bought by WQJC


  • Added: Jun 15, 2004
  • Length: 01:38
  • Purchases: 1