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On this week's WorldLink hosts Neil King and Gabriel Borrud will take you on an epic hike through the Rhine valley - an area that is steeped in Wor...

  • Added: Mar 02, 2018
  • Length: 54:00
Caption: Theodore Roosevelt and John Muir at Yosemite in 1903, Credit: Library of Congress
Part 1 of series -- When you think of the environmental movement, what comes to mind. Preserving the wilderness in national parks? Or guaranteeing ...

Bought by WDET Detroit Public Radio, WCPN, WXXI, WBFO, North Country Public Radio and more

  • Added: Sep 19, 2017
  • Length: 03:36
  • Purchases: 8
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The South Bronx, New York's poorest neighborhood, has been dealing with a deadly heroin epidemic for generations. We look at the origins of the epi...

Bought by New Hampshire Public Radio and WJFF

  • Added: May 04, 2017
  • Length: 17:32
  • Purchases: 2
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Please join us for a rare journey through poetry and conversation with the Monacan Nation of Virginia regarding first contact, the birth of our nat...

Bought by WCPN, KWIS 88.3 FM, KWMR, WRNC-LP, WTIP and more

  • Added: Apr 20, 2017
  • Length: 59:17
  • Purchases: 8
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Our lives are controlled by the invisible hand from the grave. Death does not prevent people from influencing the world with their wealth, but such...

  • Added: Jan 24, 2017
  • Length: 46:43
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The U.S. chose to link God, money, business, and government. But it’s important to remember that America was originally established to keep God ind...

  • Added: Aug 17, 2016
  • Length: 24:45
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In 1979, a group of labor organizers protested outside a Ku Klux Klan screening of the 1915 white supremacist film, The Birth of a Nation. Nelson J...

  • Added: May 24, 2016
  • Length: 29:53
Caption: Roberto proudly shows off his bike in front of the original headquarters of the Puerto Rican Schwinn Club near Knickerbocker Ave. in Bushwick., Credit: Jack D'Isidoro
The Schwinn bicycle has a rich history in New York’s Nuyorican communities. In many of these enclaves, you’ll find members of riding clubs showing ...

Bought by KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio and New Hampshire Public Radio

  • Added: Apr 25, 2016
  • Length: 05:30
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Virigina State Colony for the Feebleminded
Beginning in 1907, states in the US began to forcibly sterilize over 60,000 Americans -- people considered by scientists to be “unfit” -- the menta...

Bought by Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

  • Added: Mar 22, 2016
  • Length: 22:29
  • Purchases: 1
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Professors Derek Hirst and Steven Zwicker discuss the life and work of Andrew Marvell.

  • Added: Mar 10, 2016
  • Length: 16:04
Caption: Sword and Scale Episode 15
Pure evil is caught on tape in the case of a deliberate murder that took 8 years of planning, plenty of hard work, and a YouTube video to accomplis...

  • Added: Jan 19, 2016
  • Length: 01:21:08
Caption: Meg Crane's home pregnancy test prototype, 1968., Credit: Courtesy of Bonhams.
Pregnancy tests weren't always the neat, little plastic wands we have in drug stores today.

Bought by New Hampshire Public Radio, WAMC, and PRX Remix

  • Added: Nov 22, 2015
  • Length: 10:20
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Matt Knox, Credit: Amy Martin
Love em or hate em, they’re an ever present part of American culture. And they’re not going away anytime soon. On this edition, we talk guns…from...

Bought by WRIR

  • Added: Sep 30, 2015
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Robert Green, Lower 9th ward resident, Credit: Andrew Stelzer
We visit the Lower 9th Ward Living Museum, to learn how some are trying to preserve the lessons and legacies of the past. And we talk to a residen...

Bought by KZMU Moab Community Radio

  • Added: Aug 03, 2015
  • Length: 13:31
  • Purchases: 1
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Lee Harvey Oswald was murdered before he could stand trial for the assassination of JFK. But that hasn’t stopped people from trying to get him into...

Bought by PRX Remix, KPIK-LP, and WXAV 88.3FM

  • Added: Jun 08, 2015
  • Length: 20:21
  • Purchases: 3
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The Freedom Riders of 1961 were upholding the law. So why were they being arrested as soon as they got off the buses in Jackson, Mississippi? KFAI'...

Bought by Hark! and KUMD

  • Added: Mar 18, 2015
  • Length: 04:44
  • Purchases: 2
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The Aleppo Codex is a thousand year-old manuscript that medieval scholars declared an accurate biblical text. It has been worshiped, pillaged, salv...

  • Added: Mar 09, 2015
  • Length: 17:18
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We tend to view our hunter-gatherer ancestors with pity for their primitive ways. But what if they employ strategies for leading a depression-free ...

  • Added: Feb 28, 2015
  • Length: 13:13
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Historian David Hollinger discusses the split between the Evangelical and Ecumenical branches of the Protestant church.

  • Added: Dec 18, 2014
  • Length: 12:13
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Evolutionary biologist Sean B. Carroll shares his findings on the friendship between writer Albert Camus and biologist Jacques Monod.

  • Added: Oct 29, 2014
  • Length: 13:25
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A historian raises questions about the morality of the archival process and reveals how the NSA may change the future of history research.

  • Added: Oct 29, 2014
  • Length: 12:39
Caption: Alison Weir
Unspun talks with Alison Weir, author of Against Our Better Judgment: The Hidden History of How the U.S. Was Used to Create Israel , Executive Dire...

Bought by KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio

  • Added: Aug 11, 2014
  • Length: 58:50
  • Purchases: 1
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Interview conducted by radio journalist Jake Feinberg with Roots Music Icon Taj Mahal. A discussion about the genesis of roots music and the music ...

  • Added: Dec 18, 2013
  • Length: 11:13
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Ever wonder how the Halloween we Americans celebrate came to be? In search of answers reporter Todd Crotty ventured into the past to unravel the m...

  • Added: Oct 31, 2013
  • Length: 04:08
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The area’s so flat that every bunny hill seems a candidate. But, no, really — where is it?

Bought by PRX Remix

  • Added: Aug 12, 2013
  • Length: 06:53
  • Purchases: 1