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States of Mind

Mental Illness in America [rebroadcast]


In this episode, we look back over the history of mental illness in America – exploring how the diagnostic line between mental health and madness has shifted over time, and how we’ve treated those on both sides of it.

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On the Take

Corruption in America


Forty years ago, Richard Nixon resigned from office in the midst of one of the largest political corruption scandals in American history. On this episode, we’ll do some muckraking and expose some other corruption stories from our past.

Tapped Out

Thirsting For Fresh Water


The Western U.S. is in the grip of a punishing drought. So on this episode, we’re looking at how Americans have managed access to water across the centuries.

American Apparel

A History of Fashion


Summer might mean taking off the layers, but what Americans wear reflects so much more than the weather. In this episode, we’ll explore what fashion can tell us about ourselves.

Pitch a Show

Spring/Summer 2014


Last year we received nearly 200 pitches for show topics – some of which made it on the air! Episodes about higher education and the US relationship with Mexico were pitched by listeners, and lots of individual stories had their origins in your brains as well. So help us keep up the process!

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Latest Comments

Emily

Commented on: Tapped Out

Suzanne, thank you for that extremely thorough response! We are speaking with someone today about the 'law of the river' [...]

Kyle Sweeney

Commented on: Pitch a Show

Somewhat relevant due to the internet debate. What about the history of common carriers and utilities. In the history of [...]