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In the span of 32 days asteroid hunters discovered two small space rocks which passed between the Earth's surface and the communications satellities.

Bought by KBMF 102.5FM Butte, Montana, KENW, KTRT RADIO INC, KKRN, KRWG and more


  • Added: Apr 27, 2017
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 7
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Earth approaching asteroids are part of our environment.

Bought by KBMF 102.5FM Butte, Montana, KENW, KRWG, KUPR low power FM, KKRN and more


  • Added: Apr 20, 2017
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 7
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Asteroid hunters have the ability to find small space rocks before they explode in our atmosphere and maybe even to tell you where to find pieces o...

Bought by KENW, Radio Newark, KUPR low power FM, WRST-FM Oshkosh, KKRN and more


  • Added: Feb 23, 2017
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 9
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An observatory near Marrakech, operated remotely from France and Switzerland, is discovering new members of our solar system.

Bought by Radio Newark, KMXT, KUPR low power FM, KKRN, KENW and more


  • Added: Jan 26, 2017
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 7
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Tiny messengers from outer space enter our atmosphere every day.

Bought by Radio Newark, KMXT, KENW, WLPR, KKRN and more


  • Added: Jan 12, 2017
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 7
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Humanity should be ready in the unlikely but potentially catastrophic situation in which a comet comes out of nowhere and is heading for planet Earth.

Bought by Radio Newark, KMXT, KENW, WLPR, KKRN and more


  • Added: Jan 12, 2017
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 6
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Asteroid hunting competition.

Bought by Radio Newark, WLPR, KUPR low power FM, KBMF 102.5FM Butte, Montana, KKRN and more


  • Added: Nov 25, 2016
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 7
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Lisa See discusses CHINA DOLLS, a novel that traces a decade of nightclub life for Asian Americans from 1938 to just after World War II. See reveal...

Bought by WNJR


  • Added: May 12, 2016
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
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A government laboratory works to maintain supplies of some little-known metals.

Bought by Radio Baha'i, WLGI, KENW, and WLPR


  • Added: Mar 23, 2016
  • Length: 01:00
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Cross-section of a prickly pear cactus, Credit: Susanne Bard
The drought-defying interior of the prickly pear cactus holds a secret to purifying water.

Bought by Radio Baha'i, WLGI, KENW, and WLPR


  • Added: Mar 23, 2016
  • Length: 01:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Cultural anthropologist Dredge Kang explains how political economics and other societal influences sometimes play as Cupid's arrows.

  • Added: Mar 10, 2016
  • Length: 15:57
Caption: The body and wings of the dragonfly Pantala flavescens have evolved in a way that lets the insect glide extraordinary distances on weather currents The body and wings of the dragonfly Pantala flavescens have evolved in a way that lets the insect glide ext, Credit: Greg Lasley
One species of dragonfly traverses vast oceans to breed.

Bought by Radio Baha'i, WLGI, KENW, and WLPR


  • Added: Mar 08, 2016
  • Length: 01:00
  • Purchases: 3
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The loud noise of insects causes some birds to delay the onset of their song in the morning.

Bought by Radio Baha'i, WLGI, KENW, WEZU, and WLPR


  • Added: Mar 01, 2016
  • Length: 01:00
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Oliver Beer, Credit: Galerie Thaddaeus Ropec
British artist Oliver Beer explores the acoustical character of Kilic Ali Pasa Hamam, a historical Turkish bath, with a small group of local young ...

  • Added: Nov 26, 2015
  • Length: 09:33
Caption: An Ethiopian wolf among a herd of grazing gelada monkeys., Credit: © Jeff Kerby
An unusual relationship has formed between Ethiopian wolves and gelada baboons.

Bought by WLPR


  • Added: Jun 27, 2015
  • Length: 01:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: A pied currawoong., Credit: Steve Igic
A tiny Australian bird sets off false alarms to fool predators.

Bought by KENW and WLPR


  • Added: Jun 05, 2015
  • Length: 01:00
  • Purchases: 2
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2014 Science Breakthroughs of the Year: The rise of the pint-sized satellite.

  • Added: Dec 21, 2014
  • Length: 01:00
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A historian raises questions about the morality of the archival process and reveals how the NSA may change the future of history research.

  • Added: Oct 29, 2014
  • Length: 12:39
Caption: Goodfellow's tree-kangaroos inhabit the rainforests of New Guinea., Credit: (Liquid Ghoul/Wikipedia)
Tree kangaroos hop up trees instead of swinging through them like monkeys.

Bought by KMXT


  • Added: Oct 28, 2014
  • Length: 01:00
  • Purchases: 1
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What would it sound like if some of the classics of American music were recorded in Rio De Janeiro?

Bought by Red River Radio Network, KAZU, KPIP-LP, KMXT, Louisville Public Media and more


  • Added: May 30, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 17
Caption: "Save me from my friends!" Uncle Sam shelters Cuba, illustration from Puck, 1898, Credit: Library of Congress
In 1898, President McKinley called for war with Spain to liberate Cuba from the “barbarities, bloodshed, starvation, and horrible miseries now exis...

Bought by KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio


  • Added: Apr 04, 2014
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: The Tsaobis Baboon Project in Namibia., Credit: Alecia Carter/Tsaobis Baboon Porject, CC-BY
Shy baboons are less likely to put what they learn from watching others to use.

  • Added: Mar 11, 2014
  • Length: 01:00
Caption: Grey Seal., Credit: (Mateusz Wlodarczyk/Wikipedia)
Melting sea ice allows marine mammal species that were once isolated to intermingle – and share diseases.

  • Added: Feb 25, 2014
  • Length: 01:00
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A free, weekly, hour-long program, The International Americana Music Show features the best Americana music made solely by non-American artists. Th...

Bought by Spokane Public Radio, KPSQ-LP, KMXT, KKRN, Delmarva Public Radio and more


  • Added: Jan 27, 2014
  • Length: :30
  • Purchases: 16