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In 2017, Heather Heyer was killed while protesting against a white nationalist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. Her supervisor from the law offi...

  • Added: Sep 20, 2018
  • Length: 02:32
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For nearly a decade, Adele Levine and Etaine Raphael worked side by side to ensure soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan would be able to na...

Bought by WEZU, KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio, and WVBI-LP


  • Added: May 30, 2018
  • Length: 02:32
  • Purchases: 3
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This week on Afterglow, we explore some of the saddest songs from the Great American Songbook: songs that might just bring you to tears. It’s a loo...

  • Added: Apr 10, 2018
  • Length: 59:00
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"Dogs Are People, Too" A special edition of HumaNature formatted for air: In 2007, more than 50 pit bulls were discovered at a dogfighting ring in...

  • Added: Mar 08, 2018
  • Length: 27:58
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For Black History Month, we present THE 19th U.S. Poet Laureate (2012-14) and former Mississippi Poet Laureate (2012-16), Natasha Trethewey, who wo...

Bought by WNJR and WNJR


  • Added: Feb 08, 2018
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Kristin Glasgow (left) and Karen Offutt (right)
In the late 1960s, Karen Offutt was a patriotic teenager who got chills whenever she heard the “Star-Spangled Banner.” At 18, she dropped out of nu...

Bought by WVBI-LP and WEZU


  • Added: Nov 15, 2017
  • Length: 04:23
  • Purchases: 2
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Lucy came face-to-face with a family secret that upended her life. So she seized the moment.

Bought by KUER, KVNF, KRZA, and PRX Remix


  • Added: Sep 20, 2017
  • Length: 28:00
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Wildin David Guillen Acosta, Credit: Courtesy of the Acosta family
Wildin David Guillen Acosta, 19, was detained by ICE on his way to school.

  • Added: Sep 12, 2017
  • Length: 03:37
Caption: Tom and Terry Sullivan holding a photo of their son, Alex
On July 20, 2012, a gunman shot and killed 12 people in a packed movie theater in Aurora, Colorado. One of the victims was Alex Sullivan. He was ce...

Bought by WEZU


  • Added: Jul 19, 2017
  • Length: 03:10
  • Purchases: 1
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Episode 9: Houda introduces you to another resident of Tucson’s Small Syria: her neighbor and classmate, Mohammad.

  • Added: May 25, 2017
  • Length: 04:35
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Autobiographical memories are the stories we tell ourselves, but they’re also a window into other people’s experiences. They’re one of the best way...

  • Added: Jan 30, 2017
  • Length: 29:10
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A story told in two parts: Kayla Wilson came to StoryCorps in 2006 to talk about her mom’s drug addition and incarceration. Ten years later, she re...

  • Added: Jan 19, 2017
  • Length: 02:57
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Catherine Alaniz-Simonds and retired Col. David Taylor remember Catherine’s husband, Andy Alaniz, who died by friendly fire during the Gulf War.

Bought by WEZU


  • Added: Apr 19, 2016
  • Length: 01:50
  • Purchases: 1
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In June 1989, Sean Smith, 10, fatally shot his younger sister while playing with his father’s gun. He talks to his mother, Lee, about that devastat...

Bought by WEZU


  • Added: Mar 25, 2016
  • Length: 03:53
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: On The Bus
For all the ways we devise to pull communities apart, people find ways to rebuild.

Bought by KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio


  • Added: Feb 25, 2016
  • Length: 04:59
  • Purchases: 1
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Welcome to RadioActive's second podcast of summer 2015. We are talking about depression. We got some advice from a psychiatrist at the University o...

  • Added: Dec 30, 2015
  • Length: 14:40
Caption: Claudia Anton (L) and Diana Keough (R)
Sisters from Wisconsin recount what it was like to find out both of their parents had AIDS, and to lose them both to the disease in the early 1990s.

Bought by WMUU-LP, Blue Mountain Radio , WEZU, and WTJU


  • Added: Nov 30, 2015
  • Length: 02:24
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Steve Moore
Charmed lives lack for something. If you’re born in a state of nirvana or somehow privileged as a member of the elect, what’s the point? It’s only ...

  • Added: Nov 27, 2015
  • Length: 26:07
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...To her late Eritrean-American husband, Ficre -- a painter, chef, and loving father -- in Elizabeth Alexander's new memoir, The Light Of The Worl...

  • Added: Nov 19, 2015
  • Length: 01:40
Caption: Bill Branson (L) and Barry Romo (R)
Veteran Barry Romo and his nephew Bobby Romo were born a month apart and grew up together. They both went to Vietnam, only one came home.

Bought by KIDE Hoopa Tribal Radio 91.3fm, WEZU, Blue Mountain Radio , and WTJU


  • Added: Nov 06, 2015
  • Length: 02:16
  • Purchases: 4
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A sample of our daily series, not usually this downbeat, BTW: Sister of actress Glenn Close, Jessie Close reads a "sad chapter" from her memoir, Re...

  • Added: Oct 29, 2015
  • Length: 01:40
Caption: Donna Orolin
Donna Orolin remembers the disappearance of her husband, Private First Class Brian Orolin, and the day he came home from Afghanistan.

Bought by KIDE Hoopa Tribal Radio 91.3fm and WTJU


  • Added: Sep 08, 2015
  • Length: 02:26
  • Purchases: 2
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Charme churns through the rough St. Louis Public Schools while she is going through her gender transition.

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Aug 31, 2015
  • Length: 08:37
  • Purchases: 1
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Mel and Judy / Ellen Proxmire-Patricia Stewart / Chris and Stacy-Tom and Mary / Patti Hoffman-Dr Karlawish

  • Added: Jun 28, 2015
  • Length: 54:00
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Gwen Moten remembers her childhood best friend, Denise McNair, who was killed in the 1963 bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church in Birmingham, ...

Bought by WTJU


  • Added: Jun 26, 2015
  • Length: 01:41
  • Purchases: 1