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Caption: Shannon McCarty on April 26, 2018 before all her teeth were pulled., Credit: Anna Boiko-Weyrauch
For Shannon McCarty, two things were crucial in her recovery: connections and timing. It started with timing – a key encounter just when she wanted...

  • Added: Nov 13, 2019
  • Length: 30:30
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A life lost, a life saved. The main character of this episode isn’t a person. It’s a nasal spray. Naloxone (aka Narcan) saves lives from opioid ove...

Bought by KRZA


  • Added: Nov 13, 2019
  • Length: 23:51
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Friday Lunch Club having ice cream. , Credit: Anna Boiko-Weyrauch
The best ways to prevent young people from getting addicted don’t necessarily focus on the drugs themselves (forget “Just say no.”) Research shows ...

  • Added: Oct 15, 2019
  • Length: 29:58
Caption: A first generation American posts a photo of herself on social media in her family's homeland. , Credit: Natalie Fahmy
First generation Americans in the United States have had a hard time balancing two cultures and finding their place. But these days, they’re findin...

  • Added: Nov 13, 2018
  • Length: 03:03
Caption:  Aleta Nims has lived in Potsdam, N.Y. for a year. She's still working to get re-licensed as a mental health counselor., Credit: Sarah Harris/American Homefront
When military families move, the careers of service members' spouses may grind to a halt because they lack a professional license in their new state.

Bought by KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio, KPBS, WUSF, Texas Public Radio, KPCC and more


  • Added: Aug 02, 2018
  • Length: 03:47
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: Joe Fox is a resident of Safe Haven in Kennett, Mo., Credit: Bram Sable-Smith
Resources are pretty sparse down here in the Bootheel. No single town has every service to meet the homeless community’s needs. The apartments at S...

  • Added: Jun 03, 2015
  • Length: 06:24
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The gun control debate often centers around homicides and the fear of someone else with a gun. However, attention is rarely paid to the link betwee...

Bought by KBUT, KUER, WXDU, PRX Remix, WRST-FM Oshkosh and more


  • Added: Apr 28, 2014
  • Length: 02:27
  • Purchases: 7
Caption: San Francisco's North Beach where Marla Knight has lived for 48 years, Credit: Daniel Schwen
Marla Knight is packing up her home of 48 years. She’s been evicted from her North Beach apartment because the owners are converting it to tenancie...

Bought by PRX Remix and WAMC


  • Added: Dec 29, 2013
  • Length: 04:41
  • Purchases: 2
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It’s called a gang injunction. A controversial crime tool strategy that some people say should be illegal, and others say is a necessary last reso...

  • Added: Dec 06, 2011
  • Length: 13:36
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In a special collaboration between “Feet in Two Worlds,” we hear the story of an immigrant family torn apart after an immigration raid in Phoenix, ...

Bought by KUNM


  • Added: Oct 13, 2009
  • Length: 28:56
  • Purchases: 1
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Features on the war in Iraq

Bought by KGOU and KXOT Public Radio


  • Added: Jun 27, 2008
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Baltimore City Police head out to find kids wanted by the police...but meet the kids' mothers instead.

  • Added: May 14, 2008
  • Length: 06:56
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A new inquiry into a notorious murder case that asks: Were the wrong men convicted of this crime?

Bought by Audible and Spokane Public Radio


  • Added: May 24, 2005
  • Length: 59:26
  • Purchases: 2