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Some surprisingly controversial theories of human longevity. 

  • Added: Oct 18, 2017
  • Length: 18:06
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In the last 25 years, charter schools have become a highly sought-after alternative to traditional public education. Between 2004 and 2014 alone, e...

Bought by NPR Illinois, KCPW, WOSU, and Northeast Indiana Public Radio


  • Added: Mar 07, 2017
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Karla Helbert, Credit: Rebecca D'Angelo
Karla Helbert is many things. An accomplished writer and veteran therapist. Wife, mother, artist. A seeker, too. Libertine in matters spiritual. A...

  • Added: Nov 04, 2016
  • Length: 27:06
Caption: Abbie Catherine Waters
Abbie Waters lived in Richmond, Virginia and attended Holton Elementary School. She had survived a rare form of cancer called rhabdomyosarcoma. F...

  • Added: May 26, 2016
  • Length: 27:28
Caption: Abbie Catherine Waters
Abbie Catherine Waters was just nine years and two days old when she left this world. I have heard men and women who knew Abbie refer to her as an ...

  • Added: May 20, 2016
  • Length: 26:25
Caption: Elisheva and Amaris, Credit: Rebecca D'Angelo
Elisheva and Amaris, mother and daughter, know a thing or two about uphill battles where every inch of gained ground costs dearly. Each in her way ...

  • Added: May 07, 2016
  • Length: 27:49
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The summer before her sophomore year of high school, Audrey’s parents filed for a divorce. This momentous change affected her views on family, marr...

Bought by WAMC


  • Added: Mar 21, 2016
  • Length: 04:04
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Melvin Major, Credit: Rebecca D'Angelo
Fathers and Children is about a man named Melvin Major who became father to hundreds of young people. But he has no offspring.

  • Added: Mar 06, 2015
  • Length: 27:40
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How do you save an important piece of your past while building your future?

  • Added: Dec 04, 2014
  • Length: 06:39
Caption: Orphans in Romania., Credit: Mike Carroll for Harvard University
What makes some people able to cope with life's challenges better than others? A growing field of science is peering into the brain to find an answer.

Bought by WCAI / WNAN and KPIK-LP


  • Added: Nov 18, 2014
  • Length: 28:13
  • Purchases: 2
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How do you build a strong family after a crisis?

  • Added: Jun 05, 2014
  • Length: 05:32
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How do you proceed with your life when a family secret is revealed?

  • Added: May 14, 2014
  • Length: 06:11
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How is raising a little girl in the United States different from raising her in India? What happens when you move to America where expectations fo...

Bought by KUOW


  • Added: Feb 25, 2014
  • Length: 05:01
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Here, the kids line up outside Congress on their first day., Credit: Credit Dustin Dwyer / Michigan Radio
For this special documentary, Dustin Dwyer spent six weeks in the fall following a group of third grade students at Congress Elementary in Grand Ra...

  • Added: Feb 07, 2014
  • Length: 58:31
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Amanda and her husband were eager to start a family. They turned to foreign adoption, and couldn’t imagine the heartbreak, surprises and love that...

  • Added: Dec 04, 2013
  • Length: 05:35
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Hospitals advertise their birth centers with soft focus photos of dewy-eyed newborns and kindly nurses, but the reality of giving birth is somethin...

  • Added: Oct 24, 2013
  • Length: 14:31
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Destination DIY profiles two families who live the DIY lifestyle every day by growing and making most of what they need.

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Jul 24, 2013
  • Length: 08:20
  • Purchases: 1
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A mother struggles to represent herself in a custody dispute when she runs out of money to pay her lawyer.

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Aug 23, 2011
  • Length: 04:58
  • Purchases: 1
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Griffin Bourassa possesses many traits of a typical 15 year old boy, but there is one facet of his life that is not normal.

Bought by WMPG and PRX Remix


  • Added: May 27, 2011
  • Length: 07:06
  • Purchases: 2
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Libby St. Pierre knew since she was a young girl that she wanted only a few simple things in life: a career, which she has as a nurse in Auburn, Ma...

Bought by PRX Remix, KUOW, and WMPG


  • Added: Jan 05, 2011
  • Length: 05:50
  • Purchases: 3
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One health center in Holyoke, MA addresses the 50 percent rate of overweight and obese children in this predominantly low-income, Puerto Rican comm...

Bought by KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio, New Hampshire Public Radio, WAMC, and Iowa Public Radio


  • Added: Jul 16, 2010
  • Length: 05:05
  • Purchases: 4
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Mothers and kitchens. The food they cooked or didn’t. The stories they told or couldn’t. In honor of Mother’s Day we linger in the kitchen.

Bought by KWMR, XRAY.fm, WABE, PRX Remix, WCAI / WNAN and more


  • Added: May 04, 2010
  • Length: 08:23
  • Purchases: 11
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Bradley and Nicole are not allowed to know anything about their birth parents until they turn 18 because they are part of a closed adoption.

  • Added: Feb 26, 2010
  • Length: 05:47
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Michelle Rhee has the full support of DC Mayor Adrian Fenty in her quest to overhaul the DC Public School System. What do DC parents, community act...

  • Added: Sep 18, 2008
  • Length: 16:22
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Three Maine families describe the joys and challenges of transracial adoption in the whitest state in the country.

Bought by WAMC, 90.5 WSNC, WMPG, WFUV, WAMC and more


  • Added: May 27, 2005
  • Length: 06:36
  • Purchases: 6