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It isn't easy to pack up a life and move. But there are advantages. Moving gives you a chance to look at what you own and what owns you. Moving giv...

  • Added: Nov 29, 2006
  • Length: 02:39
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Watching a family of Swallows who have nested under the eaves brings a comparison to the drama in the human nest

  • Added: Nov 29, 2006
  • Length: 03:22
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Take it outside! Isn't that what your mom always told you? And weren't you happy to comply? B-Side's Tamara Keith brings us stories about what happ...

Bought by KGOU, KXOT Public Radio, and KUT


  • Added: Nov 01, 2006
  • Length: 29:02
  • Purchases: 3
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"And like the masses in Times Square on the cusp of midnight, we are waiting in anticipation of something huge."

Bought by KTNA


  • Added: Apr 17, 2006
  • Length: 05:28
  • Purchases: 1
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Dana Reeve, widow of Christopher Reeve, died March 6 at the age of 44.

  • Added: Mar 10, 2006
  • Length: 03:15
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One day, when my first child was just a toddler and I was holding her close, she stopped talking suddenly and leaned quite close to me. Capturing m...

  • Added: Mar 03, 2006
  • Length: 03:06
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I watched the old man and woman walk slowly down the sidewalk...

Bought by NPR Station Showcase with PRX


  • Added: Feb 10, 2006
  • Length: 03:30
  • Purchases: 1
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Sarah Vowell, John Hodgman and Joshuah Bearman on Presidents' Day, along with a fifteen-piece marching band and a new song about all forty-three pr...

Bought by KWIT, Nevada Public Radio, New Hampshire Public Radio, WCAI / WNAN, KXOT Public Radio and more


  • Added: Jan 30, 2006
  • Length: 58:34
  • Purchases: 13
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Love doesn't always come with balloons and words that rhyme. True love usually comes to us just like the groceries, mixed with the necessities and ...

Bought by KPIK-LP, NPR Station Showcase with PRX, and WKNO


  • Added: Jan 04, 2006
  • Length: 04:59
  • Purchases: 3
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I don't have a lot to show for last year. I didn't lose a pound or gain an hour. I didn't save nearly enough time or money. I didn't turn over any ...

Bought by KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio, WAMC, Public Interactive, KUOW, and KZUM


  • Added: Dec 29, 2005
  • Length: 03:17
  • Purchases: 5
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A personal essay illustrating George Lakoff's theory that what's moral for US is immoral for THEM

Bought by KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio


  • Added: Dec 21, 2005
  • Length: 05:01
  • Purchases: 1
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What might really happen if every warrior on the planet beat his sword into a plowshare?

Bought by PRX Remix, WSLR, KDNK, KUT, KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio and more


  • Added: Dec 20, 2005
  • Length: 02:27
  • Purchases: 6
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We can't see magic at work. Sometimes, we have to be content with looking at where it's been.

  • Added: Dec 04, 2005
  • Length: 03:23
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A few minutes before midnight a little boy brings one of last year's gifts and places it under the tree. He wants to return it to Santa.

Bought by WRVO Public Media and WNIN


  • Added: Dec 03, 2005
  • Length: 03:35
  • Purchases: 2
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Johanna Greenberg says parents, including her own, are falling down on the job when it comes to "the talk." So she makes the first move.

Bought by KZYX, PRX to iTunes, and YouthCast


  • Added: Nov 21, 2005
  • Length: 03:16
  • Purchases: 3
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A plate full of homemade food, the gift of a Thanksgiving meal, connects a lonely, blind, old woman and the shy little girl next door.

Bought by WTIP, KPTZ, Port Townsend, WA, WHRV, KUFM - Montana Public Radio, KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio and more


  • Added: Nov 12, 2005
  • Length: 03:39
  • Purchases: 19
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Going to summer camp for the first time is a big milestone for a mother as well as a child.

  • Added: Jul 19, 2005
  • Length: 02:38
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as a reconciliation to the beast - roast the bones

Bought by WAMC


  • Added: Apr 27, 2005
  • Length: 03:09
  • Purchases: 1
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A double standard still exists for this racial epithet.

Bought by KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio, KFAI, and Public Interactive


  • Added: Feb 10, 2005
  • Length: 03:33
  • Purchases: 3

  • Added: Sep 02, 2004
  • Length: 03:09
  • Purchases: 3
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The fair is bright and nice and happy, and then the sun goes down....

Bought by KFAI, KUOW, WNIJ, WBEZ, WZBC and more


  • Added: May 04, 2004
  • Length: 10:29
  • Purchases: 7
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Yo-Yo Ma describes how a 21st-century hotel key helps him create the right sound for a rustic piece called "Drunken Fisherman."

Bought by PRX Remix, Public Interactive, KMHD, and KNAU


  • Added: Apr 27, 2004
  • Length: 01:45
  • Purchases: 4
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It is the story of the brain aneurysm that almost killed my mother in 1987 and how she became a completely different person from the mother of my c...

Bought by KUOW, Wisconsin Public Radio, KPCC, East Village Radio, WUAL and more


  • Added: Mar 16, 2004
  • Length: 11:06
  • Purchases: 6
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It is the story of the brain aneurysm that almost killed my mother in 1987 and how she became a completely different person from the mother of my c...

Bought by KUER, XRAY.fm, WCAI / WNAN, KUT, WBEZ and more


  • Added: Mar 12, 2004
  • Length: 19:59
  • Purchases: 9
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In this offbeat essay the commentator examines her newfound habit of cursing, a feeble but oddly satisfying response to these Orwellian times.

  • Added: Mar 09, 2004
  • Length: 03:31