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    • The Goldilocks Story

    • By: Loretta Williams
    • Narrated by: Barbara Bogaev, Loretta Williams
    • Length: 27 mins
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    Earth and its neighboring planets Venus and Mars all began with similar temperatures, mineral compositions, and atmospheric gases that could have led to the formation of life. Earth was the only planet to pull off that trick, while climate change took Venus and Mars in less hospitable directions. It was much like the story of "Goldilocks and the Three Bears"; Mars was too cold, Venus was too hot, but Earth was just right.

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    • Citizenship Diary

    • By: Judith Kampfner
    • Narrated by: Barbara Bogaev, Judith Kampfner
    • Length: 27 mins
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    How many stars and how many stripes and what do they mean? You need to know this and many more flag questions to pass the US Naturalization test. Producer Judith Kampfner recorded an audio diary about the process of becoming an American citizen, and about what it was like taking on a second identity. Was it a betrayal of her British roots? Or was it a very logical step to take for someone who thinks of herself as in internationalist?

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    • Quilting Art

    • By: Judith Kampfner
    • Narrated by: Barbara Bogaev, Judith Kampfner
    • Length: 24 mins
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    Long cherished as a vital American folk art, quilting is fast becoming a contemporary form of documentation. For instance, "The Names Project," the mile-long quilt designed to memorialize victims of AIDS, often includes bits of photographs, handwriting, personal mementos and even artifacts like hair and teeth. Quilts were also used to send messages on the Underground Railroad. We look at the tapestry of quilting stories as we make a patchwork of audio stories celebrating the joys and history of quilts.

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    • Arc of Crisis: Bringing Context to Journalism

    • By: William Drummond
    • Narrated by: Barbara Bogaev, William Drummond
    • Length: 27 mins
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    To William Drummond, a veteran reporter and a professor of journalism at the University of California, Berkeley, the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 and subsequent war in Afghanistan exposed a weakness in the way news media had been presenting the world to the American public. Drummond had served as a correspondent for the Los Angeles Times in New Delhi and Jerusalem in the seventies and visited Afghanistan on many occasions.

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    • Grandmother's Seeds

    • By: Neenah Ellis
    • Narrated by: Barbara Bogaev, Neenah Ellis
    • Length: 24 mins
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    Thousands of varieties of plants are rapidly disappearing in the United States, especially non-hybrid types of garden vegetables. These are called heirloom varieties, and they're difficult, if not impossible, to buy from commercial sources. The seeds are instead often passed from gardener to gardener, often in families, and they represent an irreplaceable genetic heritage that is being lost. We examine the reasons these seeds are disappearing and the efforts underway to preserve them.

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    • Remembering Kent State 1970

    • By: Mark Urycki
    • Narrated by: Barbara Bogaev, Mark Urycki
    • Length: 27 mins
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    When 13 students were shot by Ohio National Guard Troops during a war demonstration on the Kent State University Campus on the first week of May 1970, four young lives were ended and a nation was stunned. More than 30 years later, the world at war is a different place. However, those 13 seconds in May 1970 still remain scorched into an Ohio hillside. Through archival tape and interviews, producer Mark Urycki tracks the events that led up to the shootings.

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    • Three Lives of J. Krishnamurti

    • By: Judith Kampfner
    • Narrated by: Barbara Bogaev, Judith Kampfner
    • Length: 27 mins
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    "Truth is a pathless land" said the Indian spiritual leader and iconoclast J. Krishnamurti. He taught pacifism and harmony; he sought freedom through a transformation of the human psyche. People flocked to follow him as he moved across continents and through much of the twentieth century, spreading his word. He never wanted to be called a guru and yet his followers (who included Hollywood film stars) insisted on it.

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    • IGY: On the Ice

    • By: Barbara ` Bogaev
    • Narrated by: Lisa Simeone, Barbara Bogaev
    • Length: 28 mins
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    During the International Geophysical Year (IGY), in the late 1950's, teams of scientists poured in Antarctica, mining for data: about the weather, the climate and most especially, about the ice. Producer Barbara Bogaev talks to some of the men who were there.

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    • My Monets

    • By: David Stewart, Susan Davis
    • Narrated by: Barbara Bogaev, David Stewart
    • Length: 26 mins
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    Writer David Stewart has a collection of valuable paintings by the impressionist painter Claude Monet. And he has a team of international curators taking care of them. That's because they're stored not in Stewart's private gallery, but in museums all over the world. Wherever he travels, he visits one of "his Monets", personal favorites that he makes a point of spending time with on each trip. That way, he comes to know them intimately, in his gallery of the mind.

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    • Curanderismo: Folk Healing in the Southwest

    • By: Maria Martin
    • Narrated by: Barbara Bogaev, Maria Martin
    • Length: 26 mins
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    In an age of high-tech, highly specialized medicine, the ancient healing arts of curanderismo are an attractive alternative. When they are ill, Mexican-Americans in the southwestern states often prefer to visit the curandero — the traditional healer — who uses herbs, scents, and rituals to treat the ills of their body, mind and spirit. Producer Maria Martin visits healers in the border town of El Porvenir, Mexico and in Buena Vista, New Mexico.

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    • Dream Deferred

    • By: Soundprint
    • Narrated by: Barbara Bogaev
    • Length: 27 mins
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    At the turn of this century some 5,000 refugee children arrived in the U.S. every year, penniless and alone, seeking asylum and freedom. A third were locked up - some alongside violent offenders. Until recently, many were deported back to traumatic home situations. The U.S. government does not provide them with lawyers, yet whether they can stay legally is decided in court. Reporter Gillian Karp follows two of these children, Juan Pablo from Honduras and Jimmy from Punjab, India. Why did they leave?

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    • Dear Birth Mother

    • By: Dan Collison, Elizabeth Meister
    • Narrated by: Barbara Bogaev
    • Length: 27 mins
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    After waiting for Mr. Right (who has yet to arrive) - and after years of fertility treatments - Suzanne, a single woman in her forties, decided to adopt. She chose transracial adoption. Follow Suzanne through workshops designed to "teach white people how to raise kids of color," baby-shopping trips with Mom at Target, a critical rendezvous with a young mother at a pancake house, and, finally, a magical night at a suburban restaurant chain.

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    • Islands of Genius

    • By: Stephen ` Smith
    • Narrated by: Barbara Bogaev, Stephen Smith
    • Length: 27 mins
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    How can a 20-year-old man who is blind, autistic and still believes in Santa Claus play the most sophisticated improvisational jazz piano? How can a child who appears withdrawn and mentally disabled gaze at a building for only a minute then draw an exact reproduction on paper? Producer Stephen Smith explores the mysterious powers of savants — people with profound mental disabilities who develop an island of genius in music, mathematics or art.

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    • HPV: The Shy Virus

    • By: Jean Snedegar
    • Narrated by: Barbara Bogaev, Jean Snedegar
    • Length: 26 mins
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    The Human Papillomavirus, or HPV, is a common virus that touches billions of human beings in one way or another — from a tiny wart on the hand to invasive cancer. HPV can be found worldwide, yet most people who are infected never show any symptoms. The virus can "hide" for years from a person's immune system, with no apparent ill effects, and then awaken and trigger deadly disease.

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    • 60 minute style show. Educational. Historical. Modern. Loved it.

    • By Andy on 03-29-18

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    • After Graduation: Meeting Special Needs

    • By: Alyne Ellis
    • Narrated by: Barbara Bogaev, Alyne Ellis
    • Length: 27 mins
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    Many learning disabled students are finding that they learn more readily with a variety of technology assistance and human support in their classrooms. But what happens once they leave school? Whether moving into the workforce, or on to higher education, most high school graduates discover they must adjust to new environments on their own and learn to advocate for themselves.

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    • Magic Box

    • By: Richard Paul
    • Narrated by: Barbara Bogaev, Richard Paul
    • Length: 27 mins
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    Today, the computer in the classroom is ubiquitous. But how did it get there? Was it an organic process, or was it driven by manufacturers looking for a new place to push their machines? Turns out it was a little of both — altruism and profit. Hear from some of the people who started it all. Two teachers in the 1960s and 70s were among the very first to use computers in the American classroom: Dale LaFrenz in Minneapolis and Sylvia Charp in Philadelphia.

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    • Gamma Ray Skies

    • By: David Barrett Wilson
    • Narrated by: Barbara Bogaev, David Barrett Wilson
    • Length: 27 mins
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    Gamma rays are the most intense form of radiation. As the Cold War focused on the spread of nuclear war, a U.S. spy satellite searching for clandestine nuclear weapons tests detected frequent, but brief, bursts of powerful gamma-rays, a possible signal of a hydrogen bomb explosion. Interviewing some of the original researchers of this phenomenon, Producer David Barrett Wilson takes us from that starting point through the beginning of scientific research into these bizarre surges of energy.

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    • Songs of the Humpback Whale

    • By: Lisa Busch, Robert Woolsey
    • Narrated by: Barbara Bogaev, Robert Woolsey
    • Length: 27 mins
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    They are among the largest mammals on earth, but also among the most invisible: humpback whales are an enigma to scientists who can't observe much of their underwater activities. To unlock the secrets of humpback behavior, researchers have turned to sound to hear what they cannot see. Join us on an underwater visit to the whales on their feeding grounds near Sitka, Alaska. The remarkable sounds discovered there are causing scientists to forge new theories about whales and why they sing.

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    • Equity in Education

    • By: Kathy Baron
    • Narrated by: Barbara Bogaev, Kathy Baron
    • Length: 27 mins
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    Brown vs. the Board of Education was the 1954 Supreme Court decision that declared the old "separate but equal" policies of many school boards unconstitutional. The Brown case triggered numerous court mediated desegregation policies around the country, all designed to get equal education to all students. Producer Kathy Baron looks at school districts in California, fifty years after the Brown decision. What, in fact, does an equal education look like?

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    • Key West: A Troubled Paradise

    • By: Lars Hoel
    • Narrated by: Barbara Bogaev, Lars Hoel
    • Length: 27 mins
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    Key West has become a mecca for characters and eccentrics. Its colorful nature draws newcomers, but their attempts at gentrification are rapidly causing the island to lose its color. We talk to writers who make their homes there, fishermen, historians, and natives about what Key West is and what it should become.

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