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Caption: Poppy Northcutt in Apollo Mission Control, circa 1969., Credit: TRW
Poppy Northcutt was a pioneer—the first woman to work as an engineer in Apollo Mission Control. The program she helped to create got the astronauts...

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  • Added: Jul 17, 2019
  • Length: 28:50
  • Purchases: 9
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Did postmodernism simply predict cynicism about the facts, or did it actually promote it?

  • Added: Jul 15, 2019
  • Length: 53:58
Caption: Becoming Wise, Credit: On Being Studios
Philosopher Kwame Anthony Appiah offers hope for quiet, sustained culture shift through the "endless shared conversation" of friendship. The writer...

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  • Added: Jul 12, 2019
  • Length: 05:48
  • Purchases: 1
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Larry Sabato of the University of Virginia helps breakdown the key Senate races up in 2020. Carl Cannon, the Washington bureau chief of RealClearP...

  • Added: Jul 11, 2019
  • Length: 53:58
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Cities around the world are bracing for a growth spurt. With over half of the global population living in urban centers, and another 2.5 billion ex...

  • Added: Jul 10, 2019
  • Length: 58:57
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Cities around the world are bracing for a growth spurt. With over half of the global population living in urban centers, and another 2.5 billion ex...

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  • Added: Jul 10, 2019
  • Length: 58:57
  • Purchases: 8
Caption: Artist concept of Dragonfly over the surface of Saturn's moon Titan., Credit: NASA/JHUAPL
NASA has given the go-ahead for Dragonfly, a flying rotorcraft that will explore Saturn’s mysterious moon Titan. Mission Principal Investigator Eli...

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  • Added: Jul 10, 2019
  • Length: 28:50
  • Purchases: 7
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The weather has been nice to The Rough Draft Diaries so we're heading outside yet again for this week's episode. We're at Woodlawn Cemetery and Arb...

  • Added: Jul 08, 2019
  • Length: 06:16
Caption: Launch attendees look up in wonder at the ascending SpaceX Falcon Heavy, carrying LightSail 2., Credit: Navid Baraty/The Planetary Society
A giant SpaceX Falcon Heavy lifted off in the early hours of June 25th. One week later, the LightSail 2 solar sail was released to begin its epic m...

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  • Added: Jul 03, 2019
  • Length: 28:50
  • Purchases: 7
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The new climate reality means that even those living on a hill will be affected by flooding in the valley, and those living in the North will be af...

  • Added: Jul 02, 2019
  • Length: 58:57
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Ron Rapoport of the College of William & Mary takes us on a tour of some of the significant independent presidential candidates starting with Gary ...

  • Added: Jul 02, 2019
  • Length: 53:58
Caption: by the Southern Environmental Law Center
An elderly couple steps up to defend their farm and neighbors when pipeline developers won’t back down from a risky, environmentally damaging proje...

  • Added: Jul 01, 2019
  • Length: 27:53
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Should any person or institution who has benefited from our sorry history of racism be required to compensate the victims of racism?

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  • Added: Jun 29, 2019
  • Length: 53:59
  • Purchases: 15
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NPR Senior Editor Ron Elving analyzes this week's Democratic debates. Plus, does it matter that Joe Biden made nice with a Senate segregationist ...

  • Added: Jun 28, 2019
  • Length: 53:58
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What was the carbon footprint of your dinner last night? This special documentary project examines how the foods we eat affect the planet we inhabi...

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  • Added: Jun 26, 2019
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 10
Caption: A false-color image mosaic shows Daphnis, one of Saturn's ring-embedded moons, and the waves it kicks up in the Keeler gap. Images collected by Cassini's close orbits in 2017 are offering new insight into the complex workings of the rings., Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute
It has been many months since the great Cassini spacecraft plunged into Saturn’s atmosphere and fiery death. Yet the mission lives on as the reams...

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  • Added: Jun 26, 2019
  • Length: 28:50
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Caption: The Allen Co. drilling site in South Los Angeles., Credit: Photo by Claire Heddles
Generation Z has been called a lot of things: The internet generation. The Instagram generation. And as some say: the activist generation. Claire H...

  • Added: Jun 24, 2019
  • Length: 08:29
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Is it better to choose a life of suffering or live happily in somebody else's vision?

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  • Added: Jun 24, 2019
  • Length: 53:59
  • Purchases: 8
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Is it better to choose a life of suffering or live happily in somebody else's vision?

  • Added: Jun 24, 2019
  • Length: 53:57
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For our June edition of Dig Deep we were live on the air discussing national media and what it doesn't get about rural/small towns. Tune in as a c...

  • Added: Jun 24, 2019
  • Length: 39:50
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For our June edition of Dig Deep we were live on the air discussing national media and what it doesn't get about rural/small towns. Tune in as a c...

  • Added: Jun 24, 2019
  • Length: 11:47
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We continue our live Dig Deep Conversation here with Aaron Brown and Chuck Marohn. Do we become what the national media says we are? For our June...

  • Added: Jun 24, 2019
  • Length: 26:21
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Dave Weigel of the Washington Post offers a look at what to -- and what not to -- expect from the Democrats first presidential debate of the 2020 c...

  • Added: Jun 20, 2019
  • Length: 53:58
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Arab-American writer Naomi Shihab Nye was born in St. Louis and is now a long-time resident of San Antonio and the 2018 winner of the Texas Institu...

  • Added: Jun 19, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
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Brianne Pfannenstiel of the Des Moines Register offers up the Democratic lay of the land in Iowa, with just two weeks to go before the first debate...

  • Added: Jun 13, 2019
  • Length: 53:58