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Caption: Wanda Gag and her cat, Snoopy., Credit: Children's Literature Research Collections, University of Minnesota Libraries
Decades before "Cat in the Hat," another children’s book surprised readers with its inventiveness. "Millions of Cats," by Minnesota's Wanda Gag, co...

Bought by WAMC and PRX Remix


  • Added: Nov 30, 2018
  • Length: 04:39
  • Purchases: 2
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The most helpful toddlers show empathy when they’re infants.

Bought by WAMC, WTIP, and KENW


  • Added: Oct 06, 2018
  • Length: 01:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Robots help children with autism develop social skills at home.

Bought by WTIP, WLPR, and KENW


  • Added: Aug 27, 2018
  • Length: 01:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Can robots exert peer pressure, influencing people’s decisions?

Bought by WTIP, WLPR, and KENW


  • Added: Aug 18, 2018
  • Length: 01:00
  • Purchases: 3
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We talk with Sarah Zaske about what the Germans can teach us about raising kids. Her book is Achtung Baby: An American Mom on the German Art of Rai...

  • Added: Mar 22, 2018
  • Length: 59:01
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Infants use an early form of deductive reasoning.

Bought by WLPR, WTIP, and KENW


  • Added: Mar 16, 2018
  • Length: 01:00
  • Purchases: 3
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The right ear listens and comprehends slightly better than the left.

Bought by WTIP and KENW


  • Added: Dec 23, 2017
  • Length: 01:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Steeped in cutting edge research around the social lives of networked teens, danah boyd demystifies technology while being wise about the changes i...

  • Added: Jul 26, 2017
  • Length: 58:00
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A new study suggests baby marmosets’ calls change as they grow up, overturning more than 50 years of conventional wisdom about primate vocalizations.

Bought by KENW and WLPR


  • Added: Aug 15, 2015
  • Length: 01:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Differences in animals’ pupil shapes distinguish predators from prey.

Bought by KENW and WLPR


  • Added: Aug 08, 2015
  • Length: 01:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Ricture Alphabet of Birds, 1874, Credit: Public Domain, via flickr
The letter “R” is one of the hardest sounds we learn to pronounce; now scientists think they’ve identified what makes it so tricky.

Bought by KENW and WLPR


  • Added: Jun 19, 2015
  • Length: 01:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Measles vaccination in Ethiopia., Credit: UNICEF Ethiopia Creative Commons License BY-NC-ND 2.0, via flickr
The measles vaccine protects the immune system from other infectious diseases.

Bought by KENW, KMXT, and WLPR


  • Added: May 08, 2015
  • Length: 01:00
  • Purchases: 3
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When children are adopted internationally, the first language they hear as babies may not be entirely lost.

Bought by KMXT


  • Added: Nov 23, 2014
  • Length: 01:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: A cichlid fish strikes a bottom-weighted thermometer that would immediately right itself. , Credit: (Ann Hawthorne)
Some fish appear to play with objects in their tanks.

Bought by KMXT


  • Added: Oct 28, 2014
  • Length: 01:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Heightened curiosity about one subject primes people to learn less interesting information as well.

Bought by KMXT


  • Added: Oct 11, 2014
  • Length: 01:00
  • Purchases: 1
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An early intervention for autism shows promise for helping babies who have not yet been diagnosed with the condition.

Bought by KMXT


  • Added: Sep 14, 2014
  • Length: 01:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Does Hollywood accurately depict high school life? Any high schooler will tell you “No”! Diamond Naga Siu embarks on her ongoing series called “THI...

  • Added: May 16, 2014
  • Length: 03:18
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Home videos could be a tool for lowering the age of autism diagnosis.

Bought by WXDU


  • Added: Apr 19, 2014
  • Length: 01:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Robot toy box., Credit: Julia Fink
Could a robot toy box help get your kids to clean up?

  • Added: Mar 09, 2014
  • Length: 01:00
Caption: Harlem Newsboy, 1943, by Gordon Parks , Credit: Library of Congress
BackStory takes on the history of childhood in America. Have children shared a common core experience across American history? Or has the nature o...

Bought by KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio and WEZU


  • Added: Jan 24, 2014
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 2
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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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Loren Anderson questions why he didn't know the answer to "What are you?" Trying to understand why his cultural identity wasn't a part of his life.

Bought by KRUA and KUT


  • Added: Oct 24, 2011
  • Length: 11:06
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Madelyn Young reads "Good Intentions"
This week's stories are about words, and the silences between sentences. Madelyn Young reaches out to one of her students, Robin Satterfield strugg...

Bought by PRX Remix, KFOK-LPFM, and KUAF Public Radio


  • Added: Jul 22, 2011
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Shiro plums picked by the Portland Fruit Tree Project (after this photo was taken)
Doing it Ourselves: What it really takes to work, play and live together. ***This show aired on Oregon Public Broadcasting as part of a series of 5...

Bought by XRAY.fm, WRVO Public Media, Georgia Public Broadcasting, KLCC, KUT and more


  • Added: Apr 21, 2011
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 7