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Gone Fishing


Published: Wed, 21 Jun 2017 00:45:48 +0000
Summary: Young Beau Detels learns there's another life at the end of his fishing line...


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A Real Zenger


Published: Tue, 20 Jun 2017 20:11:47 +0000
Summary: You can’t libel someone with a truth. And for that principle, says Richard Friedlander, we have an 18th century German immigrant named John Peter Zenger to thank...


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Righting Wrongs


Published: Tue, 20 Jun 2017 01:51:21 +0000
Summary: Carol Arnold wrestles with the choices she has when confronted with a wrong bigger than she alone can right...


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Desert Pavement


Published: Thu, 15 Jun 2017 22:21:58 +0000
Summary: For afar, the desert floor looks homogeneous. But, says geologist Ray Pestrong, just like people, it isn’t...


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Montana Blue


Published: Wed, 14 Jun 2017 20:35:27 +0000
Summary: Beth Touchette takes a dip in a mountain lake fed by one of Glacier National Park’s fast disappearing glaciers...


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Food, Fads and Democracy


Published: Tue, 13 Jun 2017 21:33:57 +0000
Summary: Matt Mitchell says Northern California invents and profits from new trends in food and diet, but doesn’t make necessary public policy connections...


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Tracks


Published: Tue, 13 Jun 2017 01:12:05 +0000
Summary: Peggy Hansen follows the tracks of local wildlife for a glimpse into the life-and-death world of the animal kingdom...


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Overcoming My Anger


Published: Mon, 12 Jun 2017 18:43:04 +0000
Summary: Young Zander Ashworth had trouble controlling his fits of rage until he found the path to a sense of calm...


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Life Force


Published: Thu, 08 Jun 2017 22:03:55 +0000
Summary: Archaeologist Mike Newland sees the life force in relict plants, gamely surviving harsh conditions...


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Wild Turkey


Published: Wed, 07 Jun 2017 21:07:08 +0000
Summary: Judie Rae learns the difference between the hunter and the hunted when a wild turkey decides it has had enough...


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Let Kids Sweat


Published: Tue, 06 Jun 2017 21:06:28 +0000
Summary: Richard Swerdlow says parents should let kids sweat the tough stuff on their own...


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Silent Spring


Published: Mon, 05 Jun 2017 21:00:04 +0000
Summary: Bernie Krause’s recordings document the devastating impact environmental factors like drought and climate change have had on songbirds...


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The Sundress


Published: Sat, 03 Jun 2017 15:00:39 +0000
Summary: A stranger’s derogatory remark about a man in a sundress draws the ire of 8th grader Naomi Kessinger...


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Leaves of Three


Published: Thu, 01 Jun 2017 21:00:13 +0000
Summary: Naturalist Michael Ellis explores a woody vine dreaded by many – poison oak...


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Sesame Street and Autism


Published: Wed, 31 May 2017 21:00:07 +0000
Summary: Youth Radio’s Adina Shoshana welcomes welcomes Sesame Street’s new character, Julia, a child with autism...


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Dreaming of Clouds


Published: Tue, 30 May 2017 22:35:10 +0000
Summary: Terence Krista takes profound comfort in the work of the mysterious and reclusive Chinese poet known as Cold Mountain...


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Choosing a Good Death


Published: Mon, 29 May 2017 21:00:00 +0000
Summary: Marissa Moss says more open discussion of end-of-life care can lead to the kind of ‘good’ death her own husband was denied...


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An Inauguration for the Birds


Published: Tue, 17 Jan 2017 22:11:27 +0000
Summary: Colleen Patrick-Goudreau this week’s inauguration of a new President is, literally, for the birds...


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Two Thousand Seventeen


Published: Mon, 16 Jan 2017 20:00:17 +0000
Summary: Why do we say ‘Two Thousand Seventeen’ instead of ‘Twenty Seventeen’? Ben Carlson says it’s such a waste of syllables...


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Don’t Go. Go.


Published: Fri, 13 Jan 2017 20:00:22 +0000
Summary: Susan Dix Lyons’ son is on the cusp between a son and a man. She wants the son to stay and the man to go...


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12 Months


Published: Thu, 12 Jan 2017 20:00:21 +0000
Summary: Ever wonder how the months got their names? Michael Ellis has the answer...


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Eyeliner as War Paint


Published: Wed, 11 Jan 2017 20:58:26 +0000
Summary: Youth Radio's Desmond Meagley is gender nonconforming and preparing for a new reality for LGBTQ folks in the Age of Trump...


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The Right to Disconnect


Published: Tue, 10 Jan 2017 19:34:41 +0000
Summary: Keith van Sickle explores the boundary between work and non-work hours and a new French law that gives employees the right to define it...


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Political


Published: Mon, 09 Jan 2017 20:30:34 +0000
Summary: Some describe themselves as ‘political’, others as ‘non-political’. Carol Denney considers if there’s really any difference...


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How Good News is Made


Published: Mon, 09 Jan 2017 18:41:10 +0000
Summary: Carol Arnold notes an environmental success story was born of hard work by unheralded people putting in long hours to overcome difficult obstacles...


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Together, in Life and Death


Published: Thu, 05 Jan 2017 22:05:37 +0000
Summary: Marcy Fraser contemplates the near-simultaneous deaths of Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds...


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Teaching Ethics to Teens


Published: Wed, 04 Jan 2017 22:41:07 +0000
Summary: Marilyn Englander says that the lesson may be as hard for teachers to give as for students to learn, but being clear about right and wrong is essential to the job of a teacher...


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A House Haunted by History


Published: Tue, 03 Jan 2017 22:00:44 +0000
Summary: J. Moe didn’t just buy a house. She bought a home with a heartbreaking story to tell...


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Lloyd’s Story


Published: Mon, 02 Jan 2017 18:25:54 +0000
Summary: There was a time when Lloyd Jones couldn't afford to feed his kids. He never forgot the waitress who came to his rescue...


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Ostriches


Published: Fri, 30 Dec 2016 21:03:55 +0000
Summary: For those so traumatized by the election they've sworn off the news, Richard Swerdlow says its time to keep on keeping up...


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Our Real American Bubble


Published: Fri, 23 Dec 2016 21:00:00 +0000
Summary: Rabbi Mike Rothbaum’s average day includes a stunning portfolio of human diversity...


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On the Twelfth Day of Christmas


Published: Thu, 22 Dec 2016 21:44:30 +0000
Summary: Andrew Lewis sees a moral about tyranny and suffering in a story about the Twelve Days of Christmas...


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Magical Thinking


Published: Wed, 21 Dec 2016 20:40:54 +0000
Summary: Jocelyn Wiener’s neighbor is over-the-top with his Christmas light display. So is her children’s joy in the spectacle...


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Sinterklaas


Published: Tue, 20 Dec 2016 20:14:07 +0000
Summary: Nazi-occupied Holland, 1942. A Dutch Christmas tradition is a brush with disaster for six-year old Anita Frank...


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Seeing 2D in the 3D World


Published: Mon, 19 Dec 2016 20:53:54 +0000
Summary: People take their senses for granted unless one of them – like Susanna Zaraysky’s sight – doesn’t work normally...


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Is Anybody Listening?


Published: Fri, 16 Dec 2016 20:48:45 +0000
Summary: Rosie Sorenson practices the under-utilized art of just listening to another human being tell their story...


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Barn Owls


Published: Thu, 15 Dec 2016 22:12:08 +0000
Summary: Michael Ellis takes a look at the remarkable barn owl – stealth flyer and high-tech hunter...


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Language Lost and Found


Published: Thu, 15 Dec 2016 00:07:08 +0000
Summary: Youth Radio’s Amber Ly stopped using her parent’s Chinese, and when she tried to recapture it, found that they needed a new language all their own...


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Carving Up the Economic Pie


Published: Tue, 13 Dec 2016 22:15:48 +0000
Summary: Alice Chen says a startlingly small number of Americans eat a huge part of the economic pie, leaving most Americans vulnerable to even small financial setbacks...


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Fishy Facts


Published: Tue, 13 Dec 2016 00:12:46 +0000
Summary: Facts are less factual now, a fact that Steven Saum's son is putting to good use...


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The Best Tribute


Published: Fri, 09 Dec 2016 23:35:28 +0000
Summary: Carol Denney says the best tribute to the victims of the tragic Ghost Ship fire is to make safe and affordable the spaces where artists create...


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Where There’s Smoke


Published: Thu, 08 Dec 2016 23:16:51 +0000
Summary: Peggy Hansen loves the smell of wood smoke and snuggling up to a fire is inviting on these raw, wet days --except, that is, for the dioxin, formaldehyde, arsenic…..


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Teaching Moment


Published: Thu, 08 Dec 2016 01:26:43 +0000
Summary: The election forced innumerable teachers like Josh Gnass to confront their most difficult teaching moment since 9/11...


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Trekkies


Published: Tue, 06 Dec 2016 21:25:19 +0000
Summary: Summer Batte’s family was going through a hard time. But they had ‘Star Trek’ to help them through it...


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Building Blocks


Published: Mon, 05 Dec 2016 23:28:47 +0000
Summary: America’s greatest architect was inspired by simple wooden toy boxes. CJ Hirschfield asks if tablets and screens can inspire such imagination...


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Re-Gifter


Published: Fri, 02 Dec 2016 20:00:29 +0000
Summary: Check the tag on any Christmas present from Richard Swerdlow. He’s a re-gifter...


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Never Again


Published: Thu, 01 Dec 2016 20:23:52 +0000
Summary: Scott Hoshida's grandparents did not resist internment during World War II. Would he have the courage to resist, if necessary?..


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Ending AIDS


Published: Wed, 30 Nov 2016 22:55:15 +0000
Summary: Judy Auerbach says an aggressive global AIDS agenda is terrific but not enough to end the AIDS epidemic...


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My Activist Son


Published: Tue, 29 Nov 2016 21:05:54 +0000
Summary: Larry Jin Lee never learned social activism from his Chinese American parents, but he’s encouraged it in his own children...


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Bathroom Battle


Published: Mon, 28 Nov 2016 21:08:50 +0000
Summary: Clyde Wadsworth reviews the Grimm case, where a transgender teen is fighting for the right to use the boy's bathroom...


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