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-From the 1830s to the Civil War, Americans could be found putting each other into trances for fun and profit in parlors, on stage, and in medical ...

Bought by WLPR, WCMU, KXCV, WAMC, WRGY and more


  • Added: Nov 29, 2018
  • Length: 53:56
  • Purchases: 8
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-From the 1830s to the Civil War, Americans could be found putting each other into trances for fun and profit in parlors, on stage, and in medical ...

Bought by Kansas Public Radio, KRZA, WUGA (part of GPB), Harford Community Radio, KSFR and more


  • Added: Nov 29, 2018
  • Length: 28:59
  • Purchases: 10
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-South Carolina banned the sale of alcohol in 1915. But the state itself had established its own dispensary system more than a decade earlier. -Moo...

Bought by WRST-FM Oshkosh, WMUU-LP, WCMU, Royalton Community Radio, KXCV and more


  • Added: Sep 20, 2018
  • Length: 53:53
  • Purchases: 8
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Clean energy expert Richard Munson’s newest biography is "Tesla. Inventor of the Modern.” Serbian-American Nikola Tesla, born more than 150 years ...

  • Added: Aug 24, 2018
  • Length: 09:55
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Brantley Hargrove is the author of "The Man Who Caught the Storm: The Life of Legendary Tornado Chaser Tim Samaras.” It’s a true story of a Denveri...

  • Added: Aug 23, 2018
  • Length: 09:56
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Nature writer Craig Childs is the author of Atlas of a Lost World: Travels in Ice Age America. It’s a travelogue of places and people, just like us...

  • Added: Aug 23, 2018
  • Length: 09:56
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Author Kurt Stinn is the special guest. His new book "Hair- A Human History" is discussed in comparative generational aspects.

  • Added: Nov 03, 2017
  • Length: 51:26
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After decades of field work in southern Arizona, these two retired Univ of Colorado professors have authored the first in their Arizona Borderlands...

  • Added: Dec 16, 2016
  • Length: 09:56
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-An electronic musician who uses the sound of melting glaciers in his compositions. -Documenting the 1,000 years of the movements of the Tahitian p...

Bought by KMUN, KWMR, KMRE-LP, WNMU-FM, KKRN and more


  • Added: Jul 29, 2016
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 6
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-American men and women have maintained close friendships since our country’s founding. -When it comes to racism or sexism, why aren’t good intenti...

Bought by KEDT, WMUU-LP, WAMC, Radio Phoenix, and WTJU


  • Added: Jul 22, 2016
  • Length: 53:57
  • Purchases: 5
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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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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
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We go in search of the origins of a "perfect red," which once eluded scientists, pirates, and kings. Plus, how scientists are now tracking down rar...

Bought by WTJU, WABE, and KKRN


  • Added: Jul 17, 2015
  • Length: 53:56
  • Purchases: 3
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We go in search of the origins of a "perfect red," which once eluded scientists, pirates, and kings. Plus, how scientists are now tracking down rar...

Bought by KVSC, WABE, WKCC, KKRN, Radio Phoenix and more


  • Added: Jul 17, 2015
  • Length: 28:59
  • Purchases: 7
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
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
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In this enlightening memoir about her parents’ deaths, the author lays out some of the difficulties in having the so-called good death when teamed ...

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


  • Added: Sep 04, 2014
  • Length: 10:00
  • Purchases: 2
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During the first generation of American psychiatry, no figure was cited as an authority on insanity and mental functioning more frequently than Wil...

  • Added: Aug 27, 2014
  • Length: 18:11
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In “1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus,” science writer Mann describes what some of the North and South American nations looked ...

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


  • Added: Aug 25, 2014
  • Length: 10:01
  • Purchases: 3
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The Gulf Stream was essential to the early exploration of the New World and continues to influence our climate, weather, environment, and shipping ...

Bought by XRAY.fm, KVSC, WEZU, Peconic Public Broadcasting, WCAI / WNAN and more


  • Added: Jun 27, 2014
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 6
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Math unfairly gets a bad rep in popular culture, but what's so scary about it? Mathematics professor John. E. McCarthy attempts to demystify mathem...

  • Added: Mar 12, 2014
  • Length: 13:51
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Eight out of 10 children born in America today will never know a night sky dark enough to see the Milky Way. Are we experiencing the end of night?

Bought by KAZU


  • Added: Oct 07, 2013
  • Length: 53:54
  • Purchases: 1
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New research shows one key to curtailing West Nile disease may lie in increasing the diversity of birds.

Bought by WCWP, Radio Newark, and WTJU


  • Added: Jul 03, 2013
  • Length: 53:26
  • Purchases: 3
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Where there’s fermentation, there’s culture. Join Food Sleuth Radio host and Registered Dietitian, Melinda Hemmelgarn, for her interview with Sando...

  • Added: Apr 15, 2013
  • Length: 28:00
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The Art and Entertainment News That You Want To Know! Featuring Poet Ruth Nolan and Author Sergio Magana.

  • Added: Mar 27, 2013
  • Length: 01:00:01