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The Justice Department has submitted a controversial request to add a question about citizenship status to the 2020 Census. Experts say the questio...

Bought by WRST-FM Oshkosh, KMRE-LP, WOUB, and KENW


  • Added: Jan 12, 2018
  • Length: 03:15
  • Purchases: 4
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An interview with Venice Wiliams the executive director of Alice's Garden, an urban agriculture facility in Milwaukee, Wisconsin

  • Added: Oct 23, 2017
  • Length: 13:41
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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
Caption: Mabel Webb Johnson Sims
Mabel Webb Johnson Sims as written and presented by Kim Crow

  • Added: Apr 10, 2017
  • Length: 06:14
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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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The Cherokee Nation was one of the most powerful tribes living in Virginia, five hundred years ago. Today, the Cherokee are one of the largest Nati...

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


  • Added: Mar 10, 2017
  • Length: 03:47
  • Purchases: 3
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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
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We may be in a period of historic closeness between Russia and the United States, but there was a time when hundreds of African-American scientists...

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


  • Added: Feb 10, 2017
  • Length: 04:02
  • Purchases: 4
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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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In 1936, just as the Spanish Civil War was beginning, an instantly successful and highly controversial children’s book arrived on the bookshelves. ...

Bought by KENW


  • Added: Jan 27, 2017
  • Length: 03:48
  • Purchases: 1
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After nearly a decade of sleuthing to find the pieces, a groundbreaking album of previously unknown recordings of Jewish klezmer music has been rel...

  • Added: Dec 19, 2016
  • Length: 03:38
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After nearly a decade of sleuthing to find the pieces, a groundbreaking album of previously unknown recordings of Jewish klezmer music has been rel...

Bought by KENW, WEZU, and KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio


  • Added: Dec 15, 2016
  • Length: 03:38
  • Purchases: 3
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We tend to remember Maya Angelou for her activism in the United States. But a recent tribute at James Madison University showed her poetry’s global...

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


  • Added: Dec 09, 2016
  • Length: 03:12
  • Purchases: 3
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CONTENT WARNING: Be wary of listening to this episode around young children, as there may be life spoilers. Historian Greg Jenner traces the origin...

  • Added: Dec 14, 2015
  • Length: 25:35
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Audubon is best known for his 435 paintings of American birds. He came here as a young man in the early 1800s from France with a talent for self-ta...

  • Added: Dec 04, 2015
  • Length: 09:47
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Many observers including his biographers would say he’s the most famous artist in the world. Master of sunflowers and starry skies, Vincent Van Gog...

Bought by KCMJ Community Radio


  • Added: Oct 29, 2015
  • Length: 09:58
  • Purchases: 1
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Naming something after yourself: a grand display of egomania, or the humble willingness to be overshadowed by your own product? Stationery expert J...

  • Added: Oct 24, 2015
  • Length: 17:56
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Mary has developed a career specializing in popular science and doing it with respect and wit. Since the publication of her first book “Stiff,” she...

Bought by KCMJ Community Radio


  • Added: Oct 04, 2015
  • Length: 09:15
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Brain illustration , Credit: The Popular Science Monthly, 1894
The early days of neuroscience relied on tragedy to strike before doctors could peek inside the brains of humans. Today advanced technology helps s...

  • Added: May 28, 2015
  • Length: 43:39
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Based on a time-traveling English nurse in the 20th century who is married to an 18th century Scotsman, Diana’s eight books in The Outlander series...

Bought by KCMJ Community Radio and KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio


  • Added: May 01, 2015
  • Length: 09:58
  • 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
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Taking place mostly in the Vatican and the tiny town that surrounds it, this fast moving, thoughtful novel features two brothers who are priests, t...

Bought by KCMJ Community Radio and KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio


  • Added: Apr 15, 2015
  • Length: 09:48
  • Purchases: 2
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Author of seven post-World War II novels, Joe Kanon takes us back to Berlin, a once grand city now 80% destroyed in the late 1940s. In this book e...

Bought by KCMJ Community Radio and KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio


  • Added: Apr 02, 2015
  • Length: 09:58
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: 1963 CDC poster for the oral polio vaccine., Credit: Wikimedia Commons
In 2014 the United States had 650 reported cases of measles, a disease made preventable by a vaccine introduced 30 years ago. The majority of these...

  • Added: Apr 01, 2015
  • Length: 01:27:06