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Computer viruses today pose a very real threat. However, it turns out that their origins are actually very non-threatening. Today, we are going to ...

  • Added: Oct 15, 2019
  • Length: 29:11
Caption: A patient video conferencing with a medical provider at Ideal Option the clinic in Everett, WA., Credit: Leah Nash for Finding Fixes
At a clinic in Everett, Washington, a nurse pushes his patients to work hard, and the patients embark on their road to recovery. This episode we're...

  • Added: Oct 15, 2019
  • Length: 25:34
Caption: Friday Lunch Club having ice cream. , Credit: Anna Boiko-Weyrauch
The best ways to prevent young people from getting addicted don’t necessarily focus on the drugs themselves (forget “Just say no.”) Research shows ...

  • Added: Oct 15, 2019
  • Length: 29:58
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John Buettner-Janusch was one of the first Americans to study lemurs. He held prestigious faculty positions at Yale, Duke and NYU, before surprisin...

  • Added: Oct 08, 2019
  • Length: 28:12
Caption: Brennan Byrd holding a piece of Cob building material
On the fifth and final episode of California Burning, we look for solutions that address the many different factors associated with the wildfires p...

Bought by KWMR, KSQD Santa Cruz, KRCB-FM "Radio 91", and Northern Community Radio - KAXE & KBXE


  • Added: Sep 27, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Jim Hautman and Calli-Jane showing an open forest burn scar
On the fourth episode of California Burning we focus on the issues surrounding fires where the urban and wild spaces meet. We hear from people who ...

Bought by KRCB-FM "Radio 91", KWMR, KSQD Santa Cruz, and Northern Community Radio - KAXE & KBXE


  • Added: Sep 27, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Shasta-Trinity Forest Rangers Randy Paris, Dan Ostermann, Kevin Osbourne and Carol Underhill
On the third episode of California Burning, we talk to many people who are or have been working directly with fire - both deep in the forests, and ...

Bought by KRCB-FM "Radio 91", KWMR, KSQD Santa Cruz, and Northern Community Radio - KAXE & KBXE


  • Added: Sep 27, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 4
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This sound-rich audio documentary probes the nature of a mysterious and debilitating ear disorder called patulous eustachian tube, while simulating...

  • Added: Sep 25, 2019
  • Length: 23:33
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Join us on a journey into a permafrost tunnel in Fairbanks, Alaska.

Bought by KUFM - Montana Public Radio


  • Added: Sep 24, 2019
  • Length: 07:57
  • Purchases: 1
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Since 2016, the German scientists Sonja Schrepfer and her husband Tobias Deuse have led the Transplant and Stem Cell Immunobiology Lab at the Unive...

  • Added: Aug 21, 2019
  • Length: 14:56

  • Added: Aug 20, 2019
  • Length: :30
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Science & The Economy, Credit: Discourse Disrupters from Intelligence Squared U.S.
Can focusing on science and technology transform how Americans think about the economy and the future of the nation's working class? Former IMF chi...

Bought by KUNM and KSFR


  • Added: Aug 16, 2019
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 2
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Nine out of ten deaf babies are born to hearing parents, who know almost nothing about deafness or the science of language. But they have to learn ...

Bought by WCAI / WNAN


  • Added: Jul 25, 2019
  • Length: 49:59
  • Purchases: 1
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After seeing ads for home DNA tests on TV, John decided to give it a try. Just spit into a cup—what did he have to lose… or gain?

  • Added: Jul 22, 2019
  • Length: 13:23
Caption: Bruce Brockway and Rene Valdes, 1980., Credit: Alan Lessik
In July 1981, the New York Times published an article about a mysterious illness plaguing gay men in New York City. After reading the article, Bruc...

  • Added: Jul 09, 2019
  • Length: 01:31:39
Caption: Volunteers planting trees in Louisville
Health researchers are planting 8,000 trees in Louisville to learn how trees prevent cardiac death. No crystals and woo woo. This is solid scienc...

Bought by KTAL-LP [Las Cruces Community Radio] and 'The Sea'


  • Added: Jul 09, 2019
  • Length: 28:00
  • Purchases: 2
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When you hear those statistics that tell you the oceans are warming and you wonder where those numbers come from, this is where: From scientists me...

Bought by KUOW, KUT, WAMU, KGOU, KWGS and more


  • Added: Jun 20, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 11
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Searching for Meaning in Kensington

  • Added: Jun 04, 2019
  • Length: 55:22
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Synanon and the Tunnel Back to the Human Race.

  • Added: Jun 04, 2019
  • Length: 44:34
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The Narcotic Farm and the Promise of Salvation

  • Added: Jun 04, 2019
  • Length: 32:11
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And how California’s car emission standards continue to influence the rest of the country.

  • Added: Jun 04, 2019
  • Length: 39:44
Caption: Is Engineering Solar Radiation a Crazy Idea?, Credit: Intelligence Squared U.S.
Solar geoengineering, an ambitious set of experiments that aim to reduce the amount of sun and heat that reaches the planet, has gained momentum in...

Bought by Prairie Public, KCPW, WGCU, NPR Illinois, and KUNM


  • Added: May 02, 2019
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: All Hail The Driverless Car? , Credit: Intelligence Squared U.S.
What if the next car you buy or taxi you hail drives itself? Driverless cars, also known as autonomous or self-driving vehicles, are currently in t...

Bought by WGCU, NPR Illinois, KISU, KUOW, and KUNM


  • Added: Apr 19, 2019
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 5
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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