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Caption: Unbeknownst to most commuters, ferns grow at the Van Ness-UDC Metro station in Washington, D.C.., Credit: Andy Baldwin
What's the perfect environment for a fern species dating back 65 million years? Look no further than Washington, D.C.'s subway system.

Bought by WABE


  • Added: Oct 26, 2015
  • Length: 05:52
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: After fleeing Washington, D.C., during the War of 1812, President James Madison spent the night in this Brookeville home, supposedly making Brookeville “U.S. Capital for a Day.” , Credit: Washington Post
Andy Warhol once said: "In the future, everyone will be world-famous for 15 minutes." But in this town, you'll meet people who claim that in the pa...

  • Added: Sep 12, 2013
  • Length: 06:26
Caption: Dragonfly wearing a "telemetry backpack"
Why itsy-bitsy-teeny-weeny backpacks may be the key to understanding how animals capture prey.

Bought by New Hampshire Public Radio


  • Added: May 20, 2013
  • Length: 03:43
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: The boundary stones are the oldest federal monuments in D.C. (and Virginia)., Credit: Stephen Powers
Washington's oldest monuments have nearly been forgotten. But a group of engineers, preservationists and history buffs is racing to change that.

  • Added: Jun 04, 2012
  • Length: 04:10
Caption: This rough sketch for a children's book drew one D.C. native into a mystery regarding “Colored Only” signs in D.C. in the 1930s. , Credit: Rebecca Sheir
A well-meaning illustration in a children's book sparks controversy over segregation in the nation's capital in the 1930s.

Bought by Listenwise, WAMC, and WRST-FM Oshkosh


  • Added: Jan 31, 2012
  • Length: 07:41
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: The Big Board offers a stock exchange... for beer., Credit: agencyQ
A new restaurant is trying to corner the market on neighborhood pubs, with beer prices that fluctuate in real time, based on customer demand.

Bought by PRX Remix and New Hampshire Public Radio


  • Added: Nov 08, 2011
  • Length: 03:45
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: At RAS, you can order Caribbean food (like the Bake and Shark, left) or Ethiopian cuisine (like the vegetarian platter, right)., Credit: Rebecca Sheir
What happens when Africa and the Caribbean culinarily collide in the U.S. capital? Dig in and find out!

  • Added: Aug 15, 2011
  • Length: 04:46
Caption: The secret behind Gallaudet's circular classrooms lies in something called "visual attention.", Credit: Gallaudet University
Deaf people don't see better... they see differently.

Bought by KVNF, New Hampshire Public Radio, WAMC, and PRX Remix


  • Added: Jun 28, 2011
  • Length: 03:17
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: The Speech Accent Archive is the brainchild of GMU's Steven Weinberger, Credit: Rebecca Sheir
A look -- and listen -- inside the world's largest online database of English accents.

Bought by New Hampshire Public Radio, PRX Remix, KUOW, New Hampshire Public Radio, and WAMC


  • Added: Jun 24, 2011
  • Length: 05:19
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: school on wheels logo, Credit: www.schoolonwheels.org
School on Wheels is a non-profit program located in Los Angeles which pairs volunteer tutors to homeless students.

Bought by KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio, WAMC, and CKMO


  • Added: Mar 11, 2009
  • Length: 03:09
  • Purchases: 3
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If you take a bus ride this holiday season, it's probably just to get where you need to go. But when Kath Weston travels on buses, it's usually pa...

  • Added: Dec 03, 2008
  • Length: 03:45