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Hand fishing, grabbling, or noodling is something that Gary Altizer knows plenty about. After all, he is a proud 4th generation noodler. Listen a...

Bought by KOSU and PRX Remix


  • Added: Sep 29, 2011
  • Length: 03:24
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Jonah Hill, San Francisco, CA 9/16/11, Credit: Andrea Chase
Jonah Hill talks comedy, drama, and animation.

  • Added: Sep 25, 2011
  • Length: 11:53
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One of California’s greatest assets is its natural environment. Nearly every landscape imaginable is within a day’s trip from here. To the east you...

  • Added: Aug 15, 2011
  • Length: 05:14
Caption: Red, Bike & Green's inaugural ride in April 2010, Credit: Red, Bike & Green
African-Americans are helping to lead the environmental movement. We take you to a resettlement community in North Carolina, sustainable farms in W...

  • Added: Aug 03, 2011
  • Length: 29:01
Caption: UC Berkeley professor Gordon Frankie (left) and his team maintain an urban garden to attract native bees for research
For the past five years there’s been a phenomenon of disappearing worker bees called Colony Collapse Disorder. This has many scientists wanting to ...

  • Added: Aug 03, 2011
  • Length: 03:27
Caption: Ken Kirkland in his garage, where he produces homemade biodiesel from restaurant-used vegetable oil., Credit: Photo by Roisin Hunt
Gas prices have been dropping over the last few weeks, but a gallon of unleaded recently ran around $4.50 in San Francisco. Some people have resort...

Bought by New Hampshire Public Radio


  • Added: Jun 08, 2011
  • Length: 06:15
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Rebecca Burgess has pledged to wear clothes made completely within 150 miles from her home
Few of us know exactly what goes into making our clothes – the chemicals, fibers, and dyes. But one Bay Area woman is determined to take localism t...

Bought by New Hampshire Public Radio and KUOW


  • Added: Jun 08, 2011
  • Length: 06:37
  • Purchases: 2
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Not all owls hunt at night and nest in trees. Burrowing owls greet the sun from abandoned prairie dog dens. What else makes these tiny birds unique?

Bought by KENW


  • Added: Apr 19, 2011
  • Length: 04:30
  • Purchases: 1
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Big Bend National Park is home to many rare and endangered species, but the Big Bend gambusia lives particularly close to the edge of extinction. H...

Bought by KENW


  • Added: Apr 19, 2011
  • Length: 04:30
  • Purchases: 1
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Some birds sing. Others twitter, tweet or trill. But the common nighthawk goes boom in the night. This noise isn’t all that sets nighthawks apart i...

Bought by KENW


  • Added: Apr 19, 2011
  • Length: 04:30
  • Purchases: 1
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Learning to vocalize is a surprisingly unusual ability in the animal world. How do young songbirds master their musical talents?

Bought by KENW


  • Added: Apr 19, 2011
  • Length: 04:30
  • Purchases: 1
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The 21 oak species in our region assume many forms and are survivors of the last Ice Age. Who are these tenacious trees? And what animals depend on...

Bought by KENW


  • Added: Apr 19, 2011
  • Length: 04:30
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Flickr photo by Peter Shanks. http://www.flickr.com/photos/botheredbybees/245215850/
A spoonful of sugar may help the medicine go down. But what if the medicine itself were sweet? People with allergies are especially anxious to find...

Bought by WAMC


  • Added: Apr 11, 2011
  • Length: 07:33
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Harvester ants carry food several times their size., Credit: Cathryn Hoyt
You’ve seen their sprawling, barren mounds, like little moonscapes in your field or lawn. But what lies beneath harvester ants’ conspicuous mounds?

Bought by KENW


  • Added: Apr 07, 2011
  • Length: 04:30
  • Purchases: 1
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These tiny crustaceans come to life for just a short while during our rainy season, but their eggs can wait decades to hatch and ride the wind for ...

Bought by KENW


  • Added: Apr 07, 2011
  • Length: :59
  • Purchases: 1
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Animals and insects aren’t being altruistic when they pollinate a plant. So how do plants attract and reward them for their services?

Bought by KENW


  • Added: Apr 07, 2011
  • Length: 04:30
  • Purchases: 1
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With its showy red crest and golden bill, the pyrrhuloxia shouldn't be confused with its more flamboyant cardinal relative. What makes this desert ...

Bought by KENW


  • Added: Apr 07, 2011
  • Length: 04:30
  • Purchases: 1
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They eat roadkill. They urinate on themselves. When frightened, they vomit. The turkey vultures have returned. Why does this harbinger of spring ha...

Bought by KENW


  • Added: Mar 22, 2011
  • Length: 04:30
  • Purchases: 1
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Trees seem scarce in the Chihuahuan Desert. But soapberry trees manage to thrive throughout our region and can even be used to wash your hands. How...

Bought by KENW


  • Added: Mar 22, 2011
  • Length: 04:30
  • Purchases: 1
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An interview with Mark Schatzker, author of Steak, on why great steak is hard to find and how a few small-scale ranchers are helping to make beef b...

Bought by KISU


  • Added: Mar 19, 2011
  • Length: 04:00
  • Purchases: 1
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On Mimms Ranch outside Marfa, the Dixon Water Foundation is using some surprising tools to improve a grassland’s ability to absorb water: cattle an...

Bought by KENW


  • Added: Mar 04, 2011
  • Length: 04:30
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Skeletal remains of a Shasta ground sloth., Credit: The Jesse Earl Hyde Collection, Case Western Reserve University
Ground sloths weren’t cute, cuddly tree-dwellers like sloths today. They weighed 500 pounds and stood nine-feet tall. Who were these Ice Age creatu...

Bought by KENW and KENW


  • Added: Feb 24, 2011
  • Length: 04:30
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: A black bear in Big Bend National Park., Credit: Cindy Callahan, courtesy of National Park Service
After an absence of nearly fifty years, black bears have been making a remarkable comeback in Big Bend National Park. Why did they return? And what...

Bought by KENW, WTIP, and KENW


  • Added: Feb 18, 2011
  • Length: 04:30
  • Purchases: 3
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As all hay-fever sufferers will tell you, this has been a bad year for pollen. What's all that pollen good for besides making you miserable?

Bought by KENW and KENW


  • Added: Feb 04, 2011
  • Length: 04:30
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Fish tanks inside Dexter National Fish Hatchery., Credit: Megan Wilde
Without the Dexter National Fish Hatchery and Technology Center, several desert fish species might have disappeared from the Chihuahuan Desert regi...

Bought by KENW and KENW


  • Added: Jan 29, 2011
  • Length: 04:30
  • Purchases: 2