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Replay: Future Farming of America

Does “genetic modification” scare you? We get to the root of it and explore hemp as the new cash crop.

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Wearing Down The Appalachian Trail

Not all Americans have been welcomed to enjoy the great outdoors. A discussion on the racist past of America’s national parks, plus the overlooked history of the Appalachian Trail.

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The Future is Now

How should humans live in a world where AI systems are deciding issues ranging from medical treatment, electricity, prison sentences, and public assistance?

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Redlining and Reparations

The homeownership gap between whites and African Americans has exploded since the housing bust. It’s now wider than it was during the Jim Crow era.

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Stirring the Pot

Home canning was always more than just necessity–a look back at history reveals the pride and creativity that went into stocking a pantry.

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Emoji Evidence

Be warned: everything you say on Facebook can and will be used against you in a court of law! A look at how courts handle digital evidence like social media posts and text messages.

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Science Out in the World

There’s a lot to learn in science class: the periodic table, the stages of a butterfly, but also … how to be an American citizen.

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Friendsgiving

For many, the Thanksgiving holidays are a time to gather with your biological relatives. But what if you don’t have the traditional, Norman-Rockwell family?

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Stories to Tell in the Dark

A yellow-eyed witch who sucks the life from unknowing strangers; fish-obsessed ghosts who lure lone men to a watery death; and ghosts who call out in the voice of a loved-one, sealing a murderous fate. This week’s episode brings haunted stories for Halloween.

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Eyes on Glass

Blown glass is one of the most beautiful and versatile mediums in art. Today, the art of glass blowing may involve up to date technology, but the essence of working with glass remains an ancient art.

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Selling the Sights

In the early 19th century, Americans began to journey away from home–not for work or migration, but simply for the sake of traveling. It gave rise to a new cultural phenomenon: the tourist.

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Talkin’ Hurricanes

In the years since Hurricane Katrina, a lot has changed about New Orleans–including the way people talk.

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