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Exactly how it sounds. Production Director Patrick Klausen makes his pick of radio shows you might not hear otherwise.

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July 26, 2014
BBC Documentary  "World War One"

This documentary takes a look beyond the Eurocentric view of World War One to explore the impact of a war that affected people all over the globe. Backed by rare archive material, historian Heather Jones tackles the familiar image of a war centered on a static front line in Northern Europe. (also from APM)

August 2, 2014
America Abroad – Global Water Scarcity: Combining Drought

Millions of farmers in California, Africa, and South Asia are all facing severe water issues. In times of drought or overuse of rainwater, many of them are racing to sink new wells to reach the last clean source of water: groundwater. In this edition of America Abroad, we hear how unmanaged groundwater drilling in California and India is threatening to deplete huge underground aquifers. But in one area in Kenya, 70-thousand villagers have worked together to equitably distribute this precious resource. (Distributed by PRI)

August 9, 2014
Reveal - a new radio show dedicated to investigative journalism - Pilot #3

In this episode: an investigation into accidents and equipment failures in the military; a collaborative investigation into US water standards; and another in CIR's series of veteran investigations. Hosted by Al Letson from State of the Re:Union and WJCT. (from PRX and the Center for Investigative Reporting)

August 16, 2014
PRI's Studio 360 looks at 1914

In 1914, new characters and new technologies came together in what we might call the birth of modern century pop culture.  Film, theater, fiction, and music were being transformed at the beginning of the 20th century.  The program is written and sound-designed like a radio program of that era - as though Studio 360 itself were 100 years old, reporting on new cultural developments taking place in that moment. (from Studio 360 and PRI)

August 23, 2014
American RadioWorks – The Science of Smart

Until recently, we didn't know much about the best ways to learn. Now that's changing. Over recent decades, experts working in cognitive science, psychology, and neuroscience have opened new windows into how the brain works, and how we can learn to learn better. In this American RadioWorks program, we look at some of the big ideas coming out of brain science. We meet the researchers who are unlocking the secrets of how the brain acquires and holds on to knowledge. And we introduce listeners to the teachers and students who are trying to apply that knowledge in the real world. (from APM)

August 30, 2014
Mine Enemy: The Story of German POWs in America

During World War II, some 400,000 captured German soldiers were shipped across the Atlantic to prison camps dotted across the U.S. Suddenly the enemy was hoeing the back garden, and sometimes, sitting at the kitchen table. This sound-rich, hour-long special combines archival sound and period music with voices of those who lived this most unusual moment in history. Mine Enemy is produced by Alison Jones together with Peabody award-winning editor Deborah George, hosted by veteran public radio producer John Biewenand, and mixed by Ben Shapiro. (distributed by Creative PR and PRX)

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