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Caption: The Allen Co. drilling site in South Los Angeles., Credit: Photo by Claire Heddles
Generation Z has been called a lot of things: The internet generation. The Instagram generation. And as some say: the activist generation. Claire H...

  • Added: Jun 24, 2019
  • Length: 08:29
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In 1993, more than 1,000 levees broke along the Mississippi River, flooding thousands of acres. In most cases the floods were seen as an “Act of Go...

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Jan 09, 2018
  • Length: 30:08
  • Purchases: 1
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France has been under a “state of emergency” since November, raising questions about the appropriate balance between security and civil liberties.

  • Added: Jun 08, 2016
  • Length: 25:50
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In the U.S., juries are often seen as democracy in action. Twelve men and women are asked to hear an entire case, and ultimately, decide another pe...

  • Added: Jan 21, 2016
  • Length: 23:13
Caption: WWOZ's abandoned studio in Armstrong Park, New Orleans
Ten years ago, there was a storm, and then there was a flood, and they changed New Orleans forever. Many stories from that time have been told, but...

Bought by KCMJ Community Radio


  • Added: Aug 27, 2015
  • Length: 01:00:00
  • Purchases: 1
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When prisoners act out, they get put in solitary confinement-- the penal version of 'go to your room and think about what you've done.' But for the...

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Jun 28, 2015
  • Length: 24:26
  • Purchases: 1
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Amateur sleuths armed with their own laptops, public information and a lot of spare time are working alone and in groups to crack criminal cases. S...

Bought by Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, KVNF, and PRX Remix


  • Added: May 24, 2015
  • Length: 32:30
  • Purchases: 3
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Randall Coleman and I talk about the impact video game communities have on the development of new titles.

  • Added: Mar 22, 2014
  • Length: 08:35
Caption: An abandoned IDP camp in Iraqi Kurdistan near the border with Iran., Credit: Rachel Stacy
In Iraqi Kurdistan, a common adage says the Kurdish people have “no friends but the mountains.” Today, the mountains along the northern border of ...

Bought by WAMC and New Hampshire Public Radio


  • Added: Feb 08, 2012
  • Length: 05:49
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Bernice Osborne Pollard and her 74-year-old mother, Mary Osborne, who is in the late stages of Alzheimer's disease, Credit: Deb Becker/WBUR
Alzheimer’s is the incurable disease that destroys memory, speech and function. Scientists say the number of Americans with Alzheimer's may triple...

Bought by KOSU, WNYC, KQED, KZYX, and Maine Public Radio


  • Added: Nov 18, 2011
  • Length: 58:30
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: San Francisco Houseless Woman, Credit: Franco Folini
So-called ‘quality of life’ policing may temporarily decrease crime, but it has harsh consequences for innocent people caught up in the frenzy of a...

Bought by WCSU-FM


  • Added: Nov 30, 2010
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
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In this program recorded on site in northeastern Pennsylvania, we follow the Marcellus Shale trail and find the fracturing of the bedrock under thi...

Bought by WSKG and WRPI


  • Added: Nov 09, 2010
  • Length: 55:30
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Admiral Thad Allen
Retiring Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard, Admiral Thad Allen, speaks to the National Press Club.

  • Added: Feb 19, 2010
  • Length: 54:02
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Each year, more people visit zoos than all major sporting events combined. But while top zoos say they're at the forefront of wildlife education a...

Bought by KWIT, North State Public Radio, KGOU, WNYC, KUT-HD and more


  • Added: May 14, 2009
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 9
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A special documentary program from the Stanley Foundation, KQED Public Radio and KUT Austin.

Bought by KWIT, WCAI / WNAN, WGBH Radio Boston, WYSO, WBEZ and more


  • Added: Mar 16, 2009
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 15
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A short piece of advice for the next president from Ben Jackson, an English teacher from Denver, Colorado.

  • Added: Sep 29, 2008
  • Length: 03:12
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The campaign for Vermont's open seat in the U.S. Senate turned into the most expensive election per capita in the country. It provides a jumping of...

Bought by KXOT Public Radio, KWCW, and WCAI / WNAN


  • Added: Nov 02, 2006
  • Length: 58:29
  • Purchases: 3