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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 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
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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
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
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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