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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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Stories about people coming out as gay or lesbian are more and more common. But usually it’s young people coming out to parents or friends. Allison...

Bought by WAMC and WXDU


  • Added: Feb 07, 2014
  • Length: 02:40
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Claudia Quigg
The middle-age woman spoke tentatively as she reached for words to express her meaning. She was raised in the south, the great-grandchild of slave...

  • Added: Jan 31, 2014
  • Length: 02:24
Caption: Claudia Quigg
I love words. A well-turned phrase gives me goose bumps. Words play a significant role in my life. But sometimes in the life of a family, words ...

  • Added: Jan 31, 2014
  • Length: 02:29
Caption: Pam McKissick Without Reserve, Credit: Auction Network Productions
This episode is about "Therapy Dogs in the Courtroom" but it’s much more than that. It’s the story of changing the system from within, leveling the...

Bought by KFOK-LPFM


  • Added: Jan 28, 2014
  • Length: 49:25
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Claudia Quigg
A new baby monitor has more bells and whistles than ever before. This monitor maintains information on everything about a baby: the temperature i...

  • Added: Jan 13, 2014
  • Length: 02:20
Caption: Claudia Quigg
Your day is too full already with too many places to be. As you race from one point to the next, you glance down at your fuel gauge and discover y...

  • Added: Jan 13, 2014
  • Length: 02:10
Caption: Claudia Quigg
After the holiday hustle and bustle, an empty datebook can seem anticlimactic. But in my estimation, those empty calendar pages feel like a benedic...

  • Added: Jan 13, 2014
  • Length: 02:24
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What are some of the steps that same-sex couples take in order to create a family?

  • Added: Jan 09, 2014
  • Length: 05:00
Caption: Claudia Quigg
Most parents will tell you that what they really want for their children, bottom line, is a life of happiness. And I have one surefire, works-ever...

  • Added: Dec 18, 2013
  • Length: 02:19
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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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With the success of TV shows like Modern Family and Parenthood, it’s clear that the way Americans think of family is starting to change. But Linda ...

Bought by WCSU-FM


  • Added: Nov 25, 2013
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
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With the success of TV shows like Modern Family and Parenthood, it’s clear that the way Americans think of family is starting to change. But Linda ...

Bought by KTSW 89.9


  • Added: Nov 25, 2013
  • Length: 53:56
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Claudia Quigg
"We've done it all wrong!" moaned the mother. "We've mishandled bedtime, and now we've taught our son the wrong way to go to sleep. Will he ever le...

  • Added: Nov 18, 2013
  • Length: 02:15
Caption: Claudia Quigg
Each morning my little dog and I venture out in our neighborhood for a brisk walk. She employs her excellent nose to read messages from other dogs...

  • Added: Nov 18, 2013
  • Length: 02:26
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Aaron J. Brown is an author and community college instructor from the Iron Range. He writes MinnesotaBrown.com and hosts Northern Community Radio's...

  • Added: Nov 15, 2013
  • Length: 03:10
Caption: Andrew Soloman
Andrew Soloman's proposal, in his recent book, is that being exceptional is at the core of the human condition. Our differences are what unite us.

Bought by KFAI and KCBX


  • Added: Nov 12, 2013
  • Length: 28:58
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Claudia Quigg
A recent family gathering came on the heels of a large appliance purchase. During an evening of conversation and play, The Box which had contained ...

  • Added: Nov 04, 2013
  • Length: 02:11
Caption: Claudia Quigg
Six-month-old granddaughter Emmy has alot to say, but most people around her would never know it.

  • Added: Nov 04, 2013
  • Length: 02:19
Caption: Claudia Quigg
While I adore family trips and the love that they rekindle among parents and their kids, there is also a time for a trip for mom and dad. Alone. ...

  • Added: Nov 04, 2013
  • Length: 02:13
Caption: Claudia Quigg
Human beings operate most confidently when we know the limits. Suffering from a fear of heights, I can only enjoy a mountainous scenic overlook whe...

  • Added: Nov 04, 2013
  • Length: 02:15
Caption: Claudia Quigg
The stereo blares “76 Trombones” as the marchers step in line. Is it the annual Independence Day Parade? Nope. It’s your own family marching dow...

  • Added: Nov 04, 2013
  • Length: 02:23
Caption: Claudia Quigg
When Sarah glanced in the backseat from her car’s rearview mirror, she saw a sight that amazed her. Her two preschool-aged children, so often enga...

  • Added: Nov 04, 2013
  • Length: 02:33
Caption: Claudia Quigg
Keep Calm and Carry On was penned on a propaganda poster produced in England during the beginning of World War II. These words were intended to en...

  • Added: Nov 04, 2013
  • Length: 02:14
Caption: Claudia Quigg
In our youth, our knees don’t creak. Our sleep is largely undisturbed. Our energy is boundless. And most importantly, a universe of possibility awa...

  • Added: Nov 04, 2013
  • Length: 02:27