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Caption: Jonathan A. Rodden
The path to political victory should be simple: accrue more points that your opponent, and you will win. Not so fast. U.S. elections aren’t nearly ...

Bought by KRZA and KCBX


  • Added: Jun 11, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
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The unexpected love story of Industrial Age giant and born romantic George Westinghouse and his lady in white, the irrepressible Marguerite Walker.

  • Added: Dec 09, 2018
  • Length: 16:20
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Women motorcycle riders have been among the most colorful and vibrant characters in American history. So why don't the biker boys get it?

Bought by WAMC


  • Added: Feb 18, 2018
  • Length: 07:02
  • Purchases: 1
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The son of a clergyman, he became an atheist in college, then settled for a life as a “cheerful agnostic.” And yet, he probably wrote more Christma...

Bought by WUAL


  • Added: Dec 28, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
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December is filled to bursting with carols and other vocal works—and as a result a great deal of instrumental and orchestral music is often overloo...

Bought by WUAL and KRPS


  • Added: Dec 27, 2017
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Anne’s debut novel is an imaginative contemporary view of Italy's iconic star-crossed lovers Romeo and Juliet. Her newest book, "The Lost Sisterho...

Bought by WRST-FM Oshkosh and KCMJ Community Radio


  • Added: Feb 04, 2016
  • Length: 09:56
  • Purchases: 2
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Mary has developed a career specializing in popular science and doing it with respect and wit. Since the publication of her first book “Stiff,” she...

Bought by KCMJ Community Radio


  • Added: Oct 04, 2015
  • Length: 09:15
  • Purchases: 1
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World War I was a real blow to the European musical community. They were utterly unprepared for the war’s cruelty, and composers found it difficult...

Bought by WVTF, KHNS, and Delmarva Public Radio


  • Added: Jul 30, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Ofer Sharone
Today 4.7 million Americans have been unemployed for more than six months. In France it’s more than ten percent; Israel is above seven percent; and...

Bought by KVSC and KCBX


  • Added: Feb 04, 2014
  • Length: 28:58
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Larry Doyle
The Wall Street meltdown in 2008 brought the country to its knees and spawned nationwide protests against the lack of regulation and oversight in t...

Bought by KCBX


  • Added: Jan 27, 2014
  • Length: 28:58
  • Purchases: 1
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Arkady Renko, a senior investigator in the Moscow prosecutor's office, is back. Smith’s first book in this 8-book series was “Gorky Park” published...

Bought by KCMJ Community Radio


  • Added: Jan 16, 2014
  • Length: 09:58
  • Purchases: 1
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One is earthy and comical--an 18th century musical tale of thieves, tramps and trollops. The other is the most beloved holiday concert piece in the...

Bought by WUAL


  • Added: Nov 13, 2013
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
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We know it as “Good King Wenceslas,” but the carol, written in the mid-1800s, has a tune borrowed from a medieval salute to spring flowers! Join ho...

Bought by WUAL, KRPS, KRPS, and WUAL


  • Added: Nov 13, 2013
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 4
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They stand in humble contrast with those other famous visitors to the stable in Bethlehem--the mysterious and awesome Three Kings—but it is the she...

Bought by WUAL


  • Added: Nov 11, 2013
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Many composers—Jewish or not—have used Hebraic themes and styles in their music, and whether religious or secular in spirit, their efforts display ...

  • Added: Oct 31, 2013
  • Length: 59:00
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Atlantic salmon numbers are dropping all over the world. In the US, they can only be found in seven rivers. All of them are in Maine.

  • Added: Aug 07, 2013
  • Length: 05:54
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It is no coincidence that three of Aaron Copland's most powerful works -- Appalachian Spring, Fanfare for the Common Man, and A Lincoln Portrait --...

Bought by WAMC


  • Added: Jul 03, 2013
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Are most airline stewards gay? How did their legal battles with airlines advance gay rights and gender workplace equity? History professor Phil Tie...

  • Added: May 30, 2013
  • Length: 28:54
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Unique, non-partisan military and veterans news and information in a short format.

  • Added: Apr 24, 2013
  • Length: 05:00
Caption: Suzanne Gordon
Lives could be saved and patient care enhanced by adapting the relevant lessons of aviation safety and teamwork. This is the premise of Suzanne Go...

Bought by KCBX


  • Added: Mar 25, 2013
  • Length: 28:57
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Connections host Stephen Peithman
While thoughts of Christmas music usually turn to carols and choirs, many original instrumental works have been written for the season—including on...

Bought by WUAL, WKSU, and KRPS


  • Added: Nov 14, 2012
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 3
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George Bizet used an old Provencal carol to open his L’Arlesienne Suite. A British hymn writer borrowed the tune from a now-forgotten work by Felix...

Bought by WUFT, KRPS, KRPS, WVRU, WUAL and more


  • Added: Oct 29, 2012
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 9

  • Added: May 02, 2012
  • Length: 01:59
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A review of the Rwandan genocide drama.

  • Added: Apr 12, 2012
  • Length: 01:59
Caption: Bill McKibben
Into the national conversation about climate change and our planet's natural resources comes The Global Warming Reader: A Century of Writing About ...

  • Added: Apr 10, 2012
  • Length: 28:40