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Communicating about science through comics.

Bought by Spokane Public Radio, KENW, and WLPR


  • Added: Jul 02, 2017
  • Length: 01:00
  • Purchases: 3
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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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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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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
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A grandmother-to-be is departing to visit her daughter who is having her first baby. Her husband assures her, yes, he can take care of himself.

Bought by WQJC


  • Added: Jun 14, 2004
  • Length: 01:38
  • Purchases: 1
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Are the frustrations in their late-in-life marriage outweighed by their real commitment? Her advice: "Get everything in writing."

Bought by WQJC


  • Added: Jun 14, 2004
  • Length: 01:37
  • Purchases: 1
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On a bus, a woman describes the diversity of her family, coming together in a tense but sustaining unity at Passover.

Bought by KRCB-FM "Radio 91"


  • Added: Jun 09, 2004
  • Length: 01:37
  • Purchases: 1
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An elderly woman has been notified that her ex-husband has died. Her friend makes the mistake of extending sympathy.

  • Added: Jun 09, 2004
  • Length: 01:38
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A mother dreams of impulsively dropping everything and treating herself to an afternoon of roller skating -- but it's a dream.

  • Added: Jun 08, 2004
  • Length: 01:37
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A couple celebrate their 45th wedding anniversary with simple love and humor.

Bought by KZYX and WYSO


  • Added: Jun 08, 2004
  • Length: 01:37
  • Purchases: 2
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The wife wants another baby. The man, expressing great enthusiasm, procrastinates.

Bought by WQJC


  • Added: Jun 05, 2004
  • Length: 01:38
  • Purchases: 1
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A mother and daughter offer individual visions of who is "family." To Mom, it's only her daughter; to her daughter, it's the world.

  • Added: Jun 04, 2004
  • Length: 01:38
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Two devoted criminals attribute the longevity of their marriage to teamwork and strong family values.

Bought by WMPG


  • Added: Jun 03, 2004
  • Length: 01:38
  • Purchases: 1
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A daughter rebels against the bland life her mother has led, while the mother sees it from a very different perspective.

Bought by KZYX


  • Added: Jun 03, 2004
  • Length: 01:38
  • Purchases: 1
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A man calls his mother to tell her he can't bring his family home for the holidays, but ends up talking himself into it.

Bought by KMXT, WEZU, WRVO Public Media, WQJC, WKSU and more


  • Added: Jun 03, 2004
  • Length: 01:37
  • Purchases: 6
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Two brothers sort through the attic after their mother's death, coming into contact with memories through the Christmas wrappings she preserved.

Bought by WKSU


  • Added: May 31, 2004
  • Length: 01:38
  • Purchases: 1