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Women's History Month concludes with poet and essayist Kathryn Nuernberger. She discusses how she once shied away from being a "woman writer" and w...

  • Added: Apr 03, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
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-Pediatrician and poet Irène Mathieu says both science and poetry use language to understand deeper truths about the human condition. -In college, ...

Bought by KALW, RadioFreePalmer, WRST-FM Oshkosh, KUAF Public Radio, Royalton Community Radio and more


  • Added: Mar 14, 2019
  • Length: 53:58
  • Purchases: 11
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Poetry and medicine are seemingly different occupations. But pediatrician and poet Irène Mathieu says both science and poetry use language to under...

Bought by Radio Phoenix, Kansas Public Radio, WFHB, WLPR, WUGA (part of GPB) and more


  • Added: Mar 14, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 11
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Poets Hadara Bar-Nadav and Kathryn Nuernberger, who were both chosen as 2017 NEA Literary Fellows, talk about their work in this interview at the K...

  • Added: Jan 16, 2019
  • Length: 29:00
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The conclusion of Tom Stoppard's crash course in landscape gardening, literature, and chaos theory.

Bought by KKRN, Spokane Public Radio, KMUN, KKRN, KWMR and more


  • Added: Jan 16, 2019
  • Length: 01:57:58
  • Purchases: 15
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A crash course in mathematics, landscape gardening, literature, and chaos theory, courtesy of Tom Stoppard.

Bought by KKRN, Spokane Public Radio, KKRN, KWMR, KMUN and more


  • Added: Jan 16, 2019
  • Length: 01:57:58
  • Purchases: 15
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HOUR ONE: "After 30 Years of Prozac" - Happy 30th birthday Prozac. We've had three decades of the drug, so why are we still depressed? HOUR TWO: ...

  • Added: Nov 14, 2018
  • Length: 01:58:58
Caption: A Moment of Science
Reading Literature Makes Us More Open-Minded

  • Added: Nov 12, 2018
  • Length: 02:00
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HOUR ONE: "Even Stranger Things" - Paranormal psychic spy hunters? It was a real U.S. Army project. Join us for an hour of even stranger things. ...

  • Added: Oct 25, 2018
  • Length: 01:58:58
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Ben Goldfarb shares his enthusiasm for the largest rodent in North America via a discussion about his book, Eager: The Surprising, Secret Lives of ...

Bought by Spokane Public Radio and Yellowstone Public Radio


  • Added: Oct 22, 2018
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
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HOUR ONE: "Discovering America's Black DNA" - What happens when common DNA brings the black and white side of the family together for the first tim...

  • Added: Oct 18, 2018
  • Length: 01:58:59
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David Quammen discusses his book, The Tangled Tree: A Radical New History of Life. He also reads a short passage.

Bought by Spokane Public Radio, Yellowstone Public Radio, and KWMR


  • Added: Sep 19, 2018
  • Length: 28:57
  • Purchases: 3
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What can the diets of Red Colobus Monkeys tell us about our own responses to estrogenic plant foods such as soy?

  • Added: Jun 28, 2018
  • Length: 29:00

  • Added: Jun 13, 2018
  • Length: 02:00
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A literary thinker with a “telescopic view of time”; an astrophysicist with an eye to “cultural evolution towards good.” What unfolds between these...

  • Added: Mar 28, 2018
  • Length: 58:00
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HOUR ONE: "Discovering America's Black DNA" - What happens when common DNA brings the black and white side of the family together for the first tim...

  • Added: Mar 09, 2018
  • Length: 01:58:58
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In this special fundraising edition of "To the Best of Our Knowledge," host Anne Strainchamps samples some of our best interviews about simplicity ...

Bought by WUTC, KUSU, KCPW, KANW, and KWMU


  • Added: Mar 01, 2018
  • Length: 01:21:32
  • Purchases: 5
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HOUR ONE: "Imagining Climate Change" - We have lots of facts about climate change. What we need is more stories. Can imagination save the planet? ...

  • Added: Feb 07, 2018
  • Length: 01:58:58
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John F. Kennedy said, “Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future.” Well, that won’t ...

  • Added: Dec 27, 2017
  • Length: 01:05:00
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HOUR ONE: "Endings (In Four Novellas)" - New Year's Eve can be depressing. We don't handle endings very well. This hour, how to end - relationships...

  • Added: Dec 22, 2017
  • Length: 01:58:58
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Celebrated author Sy Montgomery talks with us about the essays she and Elizabeth Marshall Thomas have written and collected in a wonderful new book...

  • Added: Dec 08, 2017
  • Length: 01:34:38
Caption: Andy Weir’s Artemis is the new novel set in a city on the Moon. , Credit: Crown Publishing
The author of #1 bestseller The Martian is back with Artemis, a superbly-researched, rollicking adventure in the first city on the Moon. You might ...

Bought by WTJU, KMRE-LP, KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio, KWMR, WXAV 88.3FM and more


  • Added: Nov 08, 2017
  • Length: 28:50
  • Purchases: 7
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Celebrated NASA astronaut Terry Virts who has spent more than 200 days in space and taken more photographs of Earth from above than anyone else, sp...

Bought by KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio


  • Added: Sep 28, 2017
  • Length: 10:00
  • Purchases: 1
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Atomic poetry in the electron cloud model.

Bought by WETD


  • Added: Sep 25, 2017
  • Length: 03:51
  • Purchases: 1
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Karen Joy Fowler talks about her compelling and heart breaking novel "We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves."

  • Added: Sep 13, 2017
  • Length: 28:00