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Caption: Mosier Fire , Credit: Image by: Paloma Ayala
On this encore edition of Making Contact, we present the final installment in a two-part series on the pressure to transform a region of iconic lan...

Bought by C89.5 - KNHC Seattle, KMUN, and WRIR

  • Added: Oct 24, 2017
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 3
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Pete Seeger died in 2014 at the age of 94, a cultural icon, and a so-called a “consensus hero." But the hero was also a pariah too many. Seeger’s ...

  • Added: Jul 05, 2017
  • Length: 01:28:26
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Things we learn from Woody Guthrie and Native Americans ... and Donald Trump's dad?

  • Added: Oct 13, 2016
  • Length: 27:19
Caption: Senator Tim Kaine with wife Anne Holton, Credit: Charles McGuigan
Senator Tim Kaine, the man who may well be the next vice president of the United States, is consistent in his core beliefs and has a dear love for ...

  • Added: Jun 28, 2016
  • Length: 23:03
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When should a judge step aside? As more and more money floods into judicial elections across the nation, states are grappling with this question. P...

  • Added: May 19, 2016
  • Length: 30:36
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All over the country, critics argue that ID laws discourage voter participation--particularly among poor and minority voters. This is particularly ...

  • Added: Feb 23, 2016
  • Length: 24:44
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The June 26, 2015 Supreme Court decision to legalize same-sex marriage in all 50 States shifts the terms of the debate about where the gay rights m...

Bought by WXXI and WYSO

  • Added: Oct 07, 2015
  • Length: 58:22
  • Purchases: 2
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We all have people in our lives who exist on the periphery of our everyday routines--people like the bus driver who takes us to work, or the cashie...

Bought by KUMD

  • Added: Nov 05, 2014
  • Length: 05:42
  • Purchases: 1
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The Mount Polley taililngs pond breach happened a couple of weeks after Liz returned from the Action Camp. She speaks to author Arno Kopecky about ...

  • Added: Sep 21, 2014
  • Length: 18:40
Caption: A ptotest over flying the UK flag on Belfast City Hally, Credit: Mike Hally
Political journalist Peter Geoghegan looks at the state of reconciliation and peace-making in Northern Ireland over a series of five short reports ...

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  • Added: Aug 13, 2014
  • Length: 09:18
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: A paramilitary mural in a loyalist housing estate, Credit: Mike Hally
Political journalist Peter Geoghegan looks at the state of reconciliation and peace-making in Northern Ireland over a series of five short reports ...

  • Added: Aug 13, 2014
  • Length: 07:53
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Nationally, American prisons release more than 650,000 people into society every year. That’s equivalent to the entire population of Memphis or Bos...

Bought by WXDU

  • Added: Jul 25, 2014
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Fragments, Interviews & Imagination
20 years ago, I created a sound documentary/ art piece, addressing the issues of cultural identity and race in America by interviewing 4 female art...

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  • Added: Jul 21, 2014
  • Length: 21:27
  • Purchases: 1
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You’re driving your car down a street and as you pass, a camera takes a photo of your license plate. Who is taking the photo and what are they doin...

Bought by KMUZ and PRX Remix

  • Added: Apr 29, 2014
  • Length: 17:42
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: OPD Assistant Chief, Paul Figueroa, Credit: Kyung Jin Lee
It’s been almost a year since former Oakland Police Chief Howard Jordan -- then, his replacement -- abruptly resigned. “It happened very quickly,...

  • Added: Mar 12, 2014
  • Length: 06:39
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Pregnancy tests? Pigeon poo? What Chicago aldermen really do One frustrated Chicagoan wondered what her alderman’s responsible for

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  • Added: Aug 12, 2013
  • Length: 11:45
  • Purchases: 1
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As Burma transitions from dictatorship to democracy, hundreds of political prisoners have been freed after decades behind bars. On this edition, we...

  • Added: May 02, 2013
  • Length: 29:00
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Imagine paying almost nothing in taxes.. Sounds great doesn’t it? Some of America’s biggest companies are doing just that and making millions...or...

  • Added: Mar 29, 2013
  • Length: 29:00
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In the summer of 1932, a group of World War I veterans in Portland, Oregon hopped a freight train and started riding the rails to Washington DC.

Bought by PRX Remix, WRPI, and WXAV 88.3FM

  • Added: Feb 19, 2013
  • Length: 11:56
  • Purchases: 3
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Through the voices of mental health care consumers/activists, this story briefly explores some of the impacts of, and responses to, the closing of...

  • Added: Oct 07, 2012
  • Length: 21:19
Caption: Job Creators, Credit: Brad Kayal
It began with an on-air rant by CNBC commentator Rick Santelli. It became a major political movement, with elected representatives on Capitol Hill....

  • Added: Aug 29, 2012
  • Length: 29:01
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Because of historically cheap energy rates and lots of poorly insulated housing, Kentuckians’ average home electricity use is one of the highest in...

  • Added: Jul 18, 2012
  • Length: 12:49
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Reese Erlich brings us a special report from Libya on the chaos that remains in the wake of the overthrow of hated dictator Muammar Gaddafi. While ...

  • Added: Jul 16, 2012
  • Length: 29:01
Caption: 2011 NYC Pride Parade, Credit: Cassidy Lerman
While walking with the Israeli delegation in the 2011 NYC Pride Parade I captured reactions from the crowd and others in the march about why they a...

  • Added: Jun 10, 2012
  • Length: 08:32
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The outer bounds of the right to free speech, on this episode of BeyondtheBlackLetter. How does the law tolerate speech that calls for lawlessness?

Bought by WXAV 88.3FM, WXAV 88.3FM, and PRX Remix

  • Added: May 09, 2012
  • Length: 27:34
  • Purchases: 3