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Caption: Philadelphia skyline., Credit:  Image courtesy of Flickr user Kevin Burkett.
In honor of the International Year of Chemistry, today we begin the four-part series Our Chemical Landscape. These shows look at how science has sh...

  • Added: May 27, 2011
  • Length: 14:35
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The idea of keeping shopping close to home is picking up speed, with local foods increasing in popularity and availability. Harder to understand mi...

  • Added: Jan 06, 2010
  • Length: 06:37
Caption: Cochineal Bug
You can't help but love insects when you listen to Kenyan entomologist Dino Martins. In this short piece he explains the natural history of the Coc...

  • Added: Oct 28, 2009
  • Length: 01:37
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Natural chemical processes kick into high gear in the autumn; turning leaves, ripening vegetables, and the fermentation of apples into cider.

Bought by WTJU


  • Added: Oct 22, 2009
  • Length: 11:42
  • Purchases: 1
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We find out how brownfields are converted into something useful and why Dow Chemical chose Midland, Michigan, for their plant location. Chemical Ag...

  • Added: Jul 08, 2009
  • Length: 11:57
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This week learn about the cleaning power of vinegar, what to do if you have hard water, and why green dry cleaning is catching on. Chemical Agent: ...

Bought by Prairie Public, KMXT, RadioFreePalmer, KUER, WRST-FM Oshkosh and more


  • Added: Apr 24, 2009
  • Length: 11:55
  • Purchases: 9
Caption: Algae tubes at ASU, Credit: Rene Gutel
Are biofuels the answer to our energy problem? An exploration from the scientific side of things.

  • Added: Mar 26, 2009
  • Length: 11:40
Caption: Rioghan the Search Dog, Credit: Uploaded to Flickr by SARhounds
Distillations goes to the dogs with an episode on pets. Learn why they make us sneeze, how they can diagnose cancer, and how to protect them when g...

Bought by CKMO


  • Added: Mar 26, 2009
  • Length: 10:55
  • Purchases: 1
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This episode focuses on the ways that we are exposing children to chemical agents, sometimes intentionally, sometimes not.

  • Added: Nov 20, 2008
  • Length: 12:00
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A look at batteries and transportation.

  • Added: Nov 19, 2008
  • Length: 12:00
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Meet the house that beats an earthquake, stays cool without air conditioning, doesn't harm a single tree and costs less than a used car.

Bought by American Voices, PRX to iTunes, KVMR, and WAMC


  • Added: Mar 26, 2008
  • Length: 17:20
  • Purchases: 4
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In Alaska, sometimes it isn't "Go Fish"; it's "Go Mouse"...

  • Added: Nov 26, 2007
  • Length: 02:59
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Datura: Deadly source of important medicine

Bought by WRIR


  • Added: Oct 22, 2007
  • Length: 01:29
  • Purchases: 1
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Cranberry: Urinary tract infection remedy

Bought by KRZA and WRIR


  • Added: Oct 22, 2007
  • Length: 01:29
  • Purchases: 2

  • Added: Oct 22, 2007
  • Length: 01:29
  • Purchases: 1
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community responses to tamarisk beetle infestation

Bought by KRCC-FM


  • Added: Oct 11, 2007
  • Length: 20:12
  • Purchases: 1
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The year 2006 was a heady one for the Laotian rock rat, a rodent thought to have gone extinct about 11 million years ago.

  • Added: Feb 20, 2007
  • Length: 01:30
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Pumpkin Growing Contest in Massachusetts

Bought by KFAI and KOOP


  • Added: Dec 05, 2006
  • Length: 04:11
  • Purchases: 2
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The story behind the word "salamander"

  • Added: Nov 24, 2006
  • Length: 02:45
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An stroll through the gory depths of a UC Berkeley Museum preparation lab -- the place where animals are skinned and stuffed for posterity -- in th...

  • Added: Aug 31, 2006
  • Length: 11:44