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In the early 1970s a radical idea took shape: tearing down Boston’s elevated downtown highway, and rebuilding it underground.

  • Added: Nov 21, 2023
  • Length: 53:57
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There is a strange irony behind the Big Dig: the most expensive highway project ever built in America began with a man who hated highways.

  • Added: Nov 21, 2023
  • Length: 53:57
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Most Americans support climate action, but you wouldn’t know it from Congress or the courts – or from most of the media. People on both the left an...

  • Added: Nov 21, 2023
  • Length: 59:00
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What’s the difference between a rude comment and outright hate speech?

  • Added: Nov 20, 2023
  • Length: 54:00
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The life and thought of the "first English feminist."

Bought by GCR (Global Community Radio), KSKQ, and KICI Iowa City


  • Added: Nov 20, 2023
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 3
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One out of every four Medicare patients in the hospital is the victim of a medical error. Over the past 20 years, a growing number of hospitals hav...

  • Added: Nov 17, 2023
  • Length: 22:59
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This week on Living Planet we dig into military emissions & end with wave power.

Bought by Radio Kansas, WXDU, and KTAL-LP [Las Cruces Community Radio]


  • Added: Nov 17, 2023
  • Length: 29:59
  • Purchases: 3
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This week on the show: The future of weather forecasting — and our listeners had some really interesting things to say about tattoos.

Bought by WFHB and WMFE


  • Added: Nov 17, 2023
  • Length: 30:00
  • Purchases: 2
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The life and thought of the "first English feminist"

  • Added: Nov 17, 2023
  • Length: 54:00
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Political polarization has become overwhelming for the majority of Americans, with most agreeing that more attention is being paid to partisan figh...

  • Added: Nov 17, 2023
  • Length: 21:52
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The idea of free will, or humans having the ability to make their own choices and determine the direction of their fates, is as old a question as h...

Bought by WMUU-LP and KMRE-LP Bellingham, Wash.


  • Added: Nov 16, 2023
  • Length: 54:01
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Host Martha Burk
Thanksgiving is coming up – and once again turkey will be the star of the show. But there’s always an issue with side dishes. No worries, a busines...

  • Added: Nov 16, 2023
  • Length: 02:30
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World in Progress with a 30 min feature on Diabetes globally and the situation for patients in South Africa, Mali, Haiti and globally.

Bought by WFHB and KHOL (Jackson Hole Community Radio)


  • Added: Nov 16, 2023
  • Length: 30:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Groks Science Radio Show
Dr. Philip Goff discussed his new book, Why? The Purpose of the Universe.

Bought by KDX Worldround Radio, RadioFreePalmer, and KICI Iowa City


  • Added: Nov 15, 2023
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Precious Mae Clark reviews her medical bills.
Congress banned most surprise medical bills back in 2020, with one major exception: ambulance rides. Most people agree that patients should be shie...

  • Added: Nov 15, 2023
  • Length: 29:50
Caption: Mike Hardy & Hyppolite Ntigurirwa
Seeing your family members tortured and murdered will have a major influence on your leadership mindset. But not necessarily in the ways that you t...

Bought by KICI Iowa City


  • Added: Nov 15, 2023
  • Length: 29:40
  • Purchases: 1
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This year, New York City has received over 100,000 asylum seekers, including 15,000 unaccompanied minors. Most are from Latin America, where they f...

Bought by C89.5 - KNHC Seattle, Radio Catskill, RadioStPete Florida, KMRE-LP Bellingham, Wash., RadioFreePalmer and more


  • Added: Nov 15, 2023
  • Length: 28:00
  • Purchases: 9
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This week's guests are Dylan Cherrulo and Wendy Owens. Dylan is an economics student at the University of Montana and a program assistant at the Bl...

Bought by KUFM - Montana Public Radio


  • Added: Nov 15, 2023
  • Length: 28:30
  • Purchases: 1
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How do writers and filmmakers exploit our cognitive biases to surprise and delight us?

Bought by KTSW 89.9, WLPR , KICI Iowa City, KSKQ, GCR (Global Community Radio) and more


  • Added: Nov 13, 2023
  • Length: 53:59
  • Purchases: 11
Caption: Host Martha Burk
Nov 7 marked the one year countdown to the 2024 Presidential election. It was both a kick in the pants and clown show on the Republican side, and a...

  • Added: Nov 12, 2023
  • Length: 03:00
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Another great package that will sink like a stone at PRX: The Canadian military shops for surveillance drones that can kill. The GPM speaks with ar...

  • Added: Nov 12, 2023
  • Length: 59:17

  • Added: Nov 10, 2023
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 5
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In this episode, we explore the importance of strong neighborhood and community relationships to the health of nations… and discuss how many neighb...

  • Added: Nov 10, 2023
  • Length: 59:00
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In her new book, At the Table, Katherine Miller offers guidance for chefs on effecting change in food policy.

  • Added: Nov 09, 2023
  • Length: 54:00
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What jokes would George Carlin have deemed offensive today? What makes us laugh has come under scrutiny. Old jokes or skits are deemed offensive in...

Bought by KMRE-LP Bellingham, Wash., KUNM, and WMUU-LP


  • Added: Nov 09, 2023
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 3