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Carol Burnett makes us glad we had this time together - a love story with life and comedy. On the Road with Love in America, you'll meet two power...

  • Added: Aug 05, 2019
  • Length: 41:51
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Turkeys Drop - and not on Cincinnati!; and, our Lovin History feature is a tale of pure love, and pure imagination: the stories of Gene Wilder and ...

  • Added: Mar 10, 2018
  • Length: 28:59
Caption: Unbeknownst to most commuters, ferns grow at the Van Ness-UDC Metro station in Washington, D.C.., Credit: Andy Baldwin
What's the perfect environment for a fern species dating back 65 million years? Look no further than Washington, D.C.'s subway system.

Bought by WABE


  • Added: Oct 26, 2015
  • Length: 05:52
  • Purchases: 1
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Witch-hunts are a curious phenomena, and thoroughly reactionary in nature. They generally begin with an inexplicable event of one kind or other—cow...

  • Added: Aug 23, 2015
  • Length: 26:55
Caption: J.B. Gaskill of Ocracoke Island, North Carolina., Credit: Charles McGuigan
Ocracoke Island North Carolina is the Key West of the mid-Atlantic. It's far removed from the mainland and the Outer Banks, surrounded by water, on...

  • Added: Jun 20, 2015
  • Length: 28:02
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Ever wonder what Westeros looked like long before the Starks, Baratheons, Lannisters, or Targaryens roamed its surface? How far back can we really ...

Bought by New Hampshire Public Radio


  • Added: Apr 10, 2014
  • Length: 05:07
  • Purchases: 1

  • Added: Oct 24, 2013
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Reverend Death Alane Cameron Miles, Credit: Rebecca D'Angelo
Alane Cameron Miles was groomed throughout her life to be comfortable with death and the dying. She had a knack for it and would ultimately become ...

  • Added: Oct 10, 2013
  • Length: 27:26
Caption: After fleeing Washington, D.C., during the War of 1812, President James Madison spent the night in this Brookeville home, supposedly making Brookeville “U.S. Capital for a Day.” , Credit: Washington Post
Andy Warhol once said: "In the future, everyone will be world-famous for 15 minutes." But in this town, you'll meet people who claim that in the pa...

  • Added: Sep 12, 2013
  • Length: 06:26
Caption: Karin Parramore's tiny house, Credit: Califia Suntree
Destination DIY producer Califia Suntree spoke to two women who built their own tiny houses about living a minimalist lifestyle. The houses are bot...

Bought by KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio and PRX Remix


  • Added: Jul 24, 2013
  • Length: 07:40
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Dragonfly wearing a "telemetry backpack"
Why itsy-bitsy-teeny-weeny backpacks may be the key to understanding how animals capture prey.

Bought by New Hampshire Public Radio


  • Added: May 20, 2013
  • Length: 03:43
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: The boundary stones are the oldest federal monuments in D.C. (and Virginia)., Credit: Stephen Powers
Washington's oldest monuments have nearly been forgotten. But a group of engineers, preservationists and history buffs is racing to change that.

  • Added: Jun 04, 2012
  • Length: 04:10
Caption: The Packard Campus is roughly 500,000 square feet, built into the side of a mountain in Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains., Credit: Library of Congress/Matt Raymond
What do you get when you take a former Cold War bunker and fill it with the world’s largest collection of films, TV shows, radio broadcasts and sou...

  • Added: Apr 30, 2012
  • Length: 03:28

  • Added: Mar 15, 2012
  • Length: 01:30
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: The original Virginia Is For Lovers slogan/logo, created by Martin & Woltz (now The Martin Agency) in 1968., Credit: The Martin Agency
The real story behind one of the most famous tourism slogans of all time.

Bought by WTJU, PRX Remix, and New Hampshire Public Radio


  • Added: Feb 24, 2012
  • Length: 05:50
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: This rough sketch for a children's book drew one D.C. native into a mystery regarding “Colored Only” signs in D.C. in the 1930s. , Credit: Rebecca Sheir
A well-meaning illustration in a children's book sparks controversy over segregation in the nation's capital in the 1930s.

Bought by Listenwise, WAMC, and WRST-FM Oshkosh


  • Added: Jan 31, 2012
  • Length: 07:41
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: At RAS, you can order Caribbean food (like the Bake and Shark, left) or Ethiopian cuisine (like the vegetarian platter, right)., Credit: Rebecca Sheir
What happens when Africa and the Caribbean culinarily collide in the U.S. capital? Dig in and find out!

  • Added: Aug 15, 2011
  • Length: 04:46
Caption: Nicholas Longworth's gavel is among the treasures curated and conserved by the House of Representatives' very first curator., Credit: Collection of the U.S. House of Representatives
Meet the very first curator of the U.S. House of Representatives collection... 4,000 artifacts strong.

Bought by Louisville Public Media, WAMC, and PRX Remix


  • Added: Jul 25, 2011
  • Length: 06:05
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: The secret behind Gallaudet's circular classrooms lies in something called "visual attention.", Credit: Gallaudet University
Deaf people don't see better... they see differently.

Bought by KVNF, New Hampshire Public Radio, WAMC, and PRX Remix


  • Added: Jun 28, 2011
  • Length: 03:17
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Does bad luck befall everyone who's owned the infamous Hope Diamond?, Credit: The Smithsonian
Is the world's most famous diamond... cursed?

Bought by New Hampshire Public Radio and PRX Remix


  • Added: Mar 17, 2011
  • Length: 05:50
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: D.C.'s Meridian Hill Park got its name from the Prime Meridian Thomas Jefferson proposed along 16th Street NW., Credit: Rebecca Sheir
What if Washington, D.C., really were the middle of the world?

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Nov 15, 2010
  • Length: 03:35
  • Purchases: 1
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Secret signs... hidden profiles... underground stalactites... This is not your 8th-grade tour of D.C.'s Lincoln Memorial.

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Aug 09, 2010
  • Length: 06:58
  • Purchases: 1
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In Virginia, there are eight Indian tribes, some several thousand people in all. Yet the United States doesn’t believe they exist. The seeds of thi...

  • Added: Dec 05, 2009
  • Length: 15:16
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A visit to one of America's two tsunami warning centers... and a lesson that just might save your life.

Bought by WAMC


  • Added: Mar 17, 2008
  • Length: 04:27
  • Purchases: 1
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If it looks too good to be true, it probably is.

Bought by KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio, New Hampshire Public Radio, and WAMC


  • Added: Feb 22, 2008
  • Length: 06:14
  • Purchases: 3