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Caption: Richard Cahan
The Works Progress Administration, what became better known as the WPA, was designed to provide jobs for unemployed Americas. One of their provoca...

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  • Added: Feb 05, 2020
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Melanie Joy
An act of oppression comes in many forms. Government, household, work environment, and even friendships. It happens when one group or person exerci...

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  • Added: Oct 29, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Dr. Riane Eisler
No matter where you are in the world, you’re confronted by violence. One study shows that over half of our population is very concerned about the c...

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  • Added: Aug 19, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Martin Schoenhals
Hierarchies are deeply embedded in human societies. They are so much a part of our being they’re hardly given a second thought. Status is sought af...

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  • Added: May 27, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Robert E. Friedman
The financial crash of 2008 hit middle and working class families especially hard. They are still struggling.

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  • Added: Jan 23, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: End Kids Cancer
Cancer is the second leading cause of death in children from 1 to 14 years old. According to the American Cancer Society more than 10,000 children ...

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  • Added: Dec 18, 2018
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
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John and Annie Glenn's story is one small step for a man and one giant leap for love. Love is in the stars in South Dakota, where they don’t only c...

  • Added: Aug 20, 2018
  • Length: 35:06
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A Daily Show of passion with the love story of comedian and animal lovers Jon Stewart and Tracey McShane; Diving deep for love with submariner Clif...

  • Added: Jun 03, 2018
  • Length: 36:23
Caption: Jim Baumann
What we do for our children today will have a major impact on the future of democracy.

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  • Added: Dec 21, 2017
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Professor Noliwe Rooks
America’s system of public schools is recognized as one of the countries greatest achievements.

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  • Added: Dec 15, 2017
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Award-winning poet Elizabeth Alexander talks movingly about her memoir "The Light of the World" about her husband's sudden death at age 50.

  • Added: Sep 14, 2017
  • Length: 29:00
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Rebecca Barry talks about her wonderful memoir "Recipes for a Beautiful Life"

  • Added: Sep 12, 2017
  • Length: 29:00
Caption: Sue Klebold
Guilt can haunt any parent whose child commits suicide. That’s especially true for a murder-suicide.

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  • Added: Jul 12, 2017
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Dr. Andy Lazris
Although Medicare is not going bankrupt, at the very least, it faces financing challenges. According to Dr. Andy Lazris, there are some straightfo...

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  • Added: Jul 11, 2016
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Andrew Solomon
What we least understand we fear the most. The way to overcome our personal insecurities is to interact with the world - Andrew Solomon

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  • Added: Apr 28, 2016
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Even in good schools racial inequality thrives. Basically, that’s the summary of an extensive study conducted by associate professors Amanda Lewis ...

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  • Added: Oct 29, 2015
  • Length: 28:59
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Author Rebecca Makkai, Credit: Philippe Matsas
From beautifully-crafted short fiction to page-turning gothic novels, Rebecca Makkai puts art at the heart of her work.

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  • Added: Jul 21, 2015
  • Length: 28:29
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: RadioActive's Yafiet Bezabih and Ann Kane in KUOW's studio recording this program. , Credit: Lila Kitaeff
This month RadioActive hosts Yafiet Bezabih and Ann Kane are fixing to surprise you. First we bring you three amazing stories about the challenges ...

  • Added: Jan 15, 2015
  • Length: 16:24
Caption: Lauren Nile
Lauren Joichin Nile introduces her readers to some provocative ideas in her book RACE: My Story and Humanity’s Bottom Line. Her work delves deep in...

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  • Added: Nov 30, 2014
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: David Laskin
Bestselling author David Laskin unfolds a sweeping epic that spans the three major upheavals the affected Jews in the twentieth century: immigratio...

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  • Added: Dec 04, 2013
  • Length: 28:56
  • Purchases: 1
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.

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  • Added: Nov 12, 2013
  • Length: 28:58
  • Purchases: 2
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Why is the parenting phrase "go out and play, kids!" becoming endangered? Meredith Grimm wanted to ask how parents avoid both hovering and neglect ...

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  • Added: Aug 21, 2012
  • Length: 35:25
  • Purchases: 1
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Griffin Bourassa possesses many traits of a typical 15 year old boy, but there is one facet of his life that is not normal.

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  • Added: May 27, 2011
  • Length: 07:06
  • Purchases: 2
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A thrice married counselor shares his insights on the core principles of love and intimacy.

  • Added: Feb 04, 2010
  • Length: 28:59
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An oral history of Portland, Maine's long-lost Little Italy.

  • Added: Jan 20, 2009
  • Length: 07:08