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This episode comes to you direct from New York City where Maeve lives and Mary was attending Climate Week. Governments, diplomates, business leader...

  • Added: Mar 20, 2019
  • Length: 40:52
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This episode serves up an all-you-can-eat investigation into food and its connection to climate. We meet Mothers of Invention in India, Nigeria and...

  • Added: Mar 20, 2019
  • Length: 36:41
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“Illuminating.” @hollywoodreporter Watch @JustVisionMedia’s #NailaandtheUprising on @PBS March 26, 9 pm ET, as part of the acclaimed series @WomenW...

  • Added: Mar 20, 2019
  • Length: 47:47
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Mary and Maeve are talking about money, money. Fighting climate change might be a moral necessity but women are learning to hit vested interests ...

  • Added: Mar 20, 2019
  • Length: 37:01
Caption: Stephen Hawking
Celebrating the world's most famous theoretical physicist, author of A Brief History of Time and Professor of Mathematics at the University of Camb...

Bought by KUFM - Montana Public Radio


  • Added: Mar 20, 2018
  • Length: 58:54
  • Purchases: 1
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In 1988, a man in Hickory, NC was sentenced to life in prison based on evidence that experts would later call “junk science.” It took him 24 years ...

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Jan 09, 2018
  • Length: 25:43
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Compulsions often manifest as rituals, like excessive ironing., Credit: Cami Mesa
Every day, Hilary Zurbuch grappled with a nagging fear that if she didn’t look just right, something bad would happen. Zurbuch lives with obsessive...

Bought by WDBM


  • Added: Apr 10, 2017
  • Length: 13:25
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Helicopter Landing, Credit: Richard A. Solomon
Arriving on a Super Stallion Helicopter in the Atlantic Ocean, Richard Solomon meets the crew of the USS Bataan (LHD-5) and is granted behind the s...

  • Added: Aug 21, 2016
  • Length: 54:00
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A discussion of the unparalleled conifer biodiversity in the Klamath mountain region. Taking the long view through geologic time, this segment of ...

Bought by KFOI Radio


  • Added: Jul 14, 2016
  • Length: 02:00
  • Purchases: 1
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How to grow veggies without using pesticides. Even in a small plot. Why you don't you want Roundup in your garden.

  • Added: Mar 24, 2016
  • Length: 12:35
Caption: Broom Bridge Plaque, Credit: Francesco Perini
Every October 16th hundreds of people gather in Dublin for a walk from Dunsink Observatory to Broom Bridge that celebrates Ireland's greatest mathe...

Bought by WAMC


  • Added: Nov 20, 2015
  • Length: 09:53
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Barry Truitt., Credit: Charles McGuigan
This is the fastest moving real estate on the entire East Coast, and behind the sandy shores of these Virginia Barrier Islands is the purest ocean...

  • Added: May 29, 2015
  • Length: 27:16
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A mother and a nurse created a device to help other breast-feeding moms.

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Dec 01, 2014
  • Length: 22:32
  • Purchases: 1
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The Duct Tape Dragons are a scrappy robotics team made up of disadvantaged youth from the Portland Boys and Girls Club.  They don’t have the resour...

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  • Added: Aug 19, 2014
  • Length: 06:35
  • Purchases: 1
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Three stories about inventors who have done some pretty amazing things before even graduating from high school. From cats to semiconductors, these ...

Bought by WTJU and KALW


  • Added: Aug 12, 2014
  • Length: 13:47
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Bumblebee at Work, Credit: Mike Hally
An investigation into the declining numbers of bumblebees in the United Kingdom and the efforts being made by the Bumblebee Conservation Trust to p...

  • Added: Jul 24, 2014
  • Length: 27:59
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For most of human history, famine was only a single bad harvest away. Now, thanks to modern agriculture and fertilizers, we’ve almost eliminated hu...

  • Added: Jun 05, 2014
  • Length: 02:00
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Back in 1958 Popular Science published an article about General Motor’s plan to build self-driving cars guided by electrical cables in roadways. Gi...

  • Added: Jun 05, 2014
  • Length: 02:00
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The most common element in all accidents is the human element. In the quest to eliminate driver error and make our roads safer, we’ve been searchin...

  • Added: Jun 05, 2014
  • Length: 02:00
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Believe it or not, electric vehicles used to be more popular than gasoline engines. The first practical electric car in 1884, and for decades many ...

  • Added: Jun 05, 2014
  • Length: 02:00
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For the past fifty years physicists around the world have been trying to create a fusion power reactor, harnessing the processes deep inside of sta...

  • Added: Jun 04, 2014
  • Length: 02:00
Caption: Deep Sound being assembled, Credit: David Barclay
David Barclay tells the story of the time he recorded the deepest sounds in the ocean.

Bought by New Hampshire Public Radio and PRX Remix


  • Added: Nov 29, 2013
  • Length: 04:49
  • Purchases: 2
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Before the launch of the Voyager probes, Carl Sagan was given the daunting task of assembling a guide to all things human. Something that would fit...

  • Added: Sep 10, 2013
  • Length: 01:44
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Rebecca Lee has lived with a brain injury since shortly after birth. Throughout her life many people have helped her with the resulting physical a...

Bought by Troy Public Radio and PRX Remix


  • Added: Aug 05, 2013
  • Length: 06:16
  • Purchases: 2
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When Anne, a young Canadian woman in the 1950’s, is told it’s not possible to study giraffe in the wilds of Africa because she’s a woman, she sets...

  • Added: Jul 19, 2013
  • Length: 01:05:24