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Caption: Jeremy Lent
As we move into a new year, and try to square 2017 in our rear view mirrors, it's an opportune moment to contemplate how we avoid repeating the mis...

  • Added: Jan 09, 2018
  • Length: 28:40
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The release of Ken Burns’ new documentary series has drawn fresh attention to the Vietnam War. And while many of us have an idea of what the war lo...

Bought by KENW, WRST-FM Oshkosh, and WOUB


  • Added: Sep 22, 2017
  • Length: 03:35
  • Purchases: 3
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We usually don’t think of the free market as a very… sentimental place. But a new book suggests that Adam Smith’s classical economics aren’t so hea...

Bought by KENW


  • Added: Jun 09, 2017
  • Length: 03:35
  • Purchases: 1
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One hundred years ago, the first jazz recordings were made, and not many years after a young man named Bix Beiderbecke picked up the cornet. Beider...

Bought by KENW and KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio


  • Added: Apr 03, 2017
  • Length: 03:46
  • Purchases: 2
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Before Jackie Robinson, there were the Negro Leagues -- home to some of the greatest untold stories in baseball.

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


  • Added: Feb 17, 2017
  • Length: 03:33
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Larry Nielsen
There’s no denying that the current moment is grim, for the environment, civil rights, and plain old human decency. But I once heard a wise man say...

Bought by WMUU-LP and 90.1 WFYI Public Radio


  • Added: Feb 14, 2017
  • Length: 30:00
  • Purchases: 2
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When NASA wanted to put a man on the moon, they naturally turned to the brightest — and whitest. That is, until the brilliant Katherine Johnson dem...

Bought by KENW, Radio Newark, WAMC, and KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio


  • Added: Feb 03, 2017
  • Length: 03:35
  • Purchases: 4
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He straddles the more essential American Century, from the failure of Reconstruction to the March on Washington, not demarcated by round numbers an...

Bought by WCPN


  • Added: Dec 01, 2016
  • Length: 58:03
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: John Fleck
As the temperature and population continue to rise in the southwestern United States, water becomes scarcer than ever. How did we get here? Will th...

Bought by KVNF, KFCF FM, and 90.1 WFYI Public Radio


  • Added: Sep 07, 2016
  • Length: 29:20
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Katie Herzog
Who doesn't enjoy that refreshing feeling when you walk in from 90 degree heat to the cool blast of an air-conditioned room? Last month extreme hea...

Bought by Yellowstone Public Radio and 90.1 WFYI Public Radio


  • Added: Aug 16, 2016
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Science and medicine was a main passion for Earl Bakken, inventor of the portable pacemaker. As a co-founder of Medtronic he began collecting early...

  • Added: Apr 26, 2015
  • Length: 04:57
Caption: Bob Marshall
With so much focus on the BP oil spill and the havoc it has wrought on the Gulf Coast, it's easy to overlook the broader, more long-term environmen...

Bought by Yellowstone Public Radio


  • Added: Feb 03, 2015
  • Length: 30:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, and the Marriage of the Century. Plus, a satire of college football. And, a conversation with the son of a scienc...

  • Added: Sep 24, 2012
  • Length: 28:59
Caption: Voices This Week In History, Credit: SLG
Week of April 12 to April 18 in History - FDR dies - HST becomes President

  • Added: Apr 15, 2009
  • Length: 06:40