All Pieces for Rebecca Sheir

Caption: Did Clara Barton's ghost commune with the living?, Credit: National Park Service/Clara Barton NHS
A so-called spiritual medium, Clara Barton’s so-called spirit, and the man whose dedication swayed him to fall for an elaborate swindle.

  • Added: Dec 07, 2015
  • Length: 07:20
Caption: Warren Crutchfield points out memorabilia from his career, including teaching awards/plaques and basketballs signed by his winning teams., Credit: Rebecca Sheir
At age 79, Warren Crutchfield continues living out the mantra he taught his varsity athletes: "Never say ‘I can’t.’ 'It is difficult but I will try...

  • Added: Nov 30, 2015
  • Length: 03:38
Caption: Unbeknownst to most commuters, ferns grow at the Van Ness-UDC Metro station in Washington, D.C.., Credit: Andy Baldwin
What's the perfect environment for a fern species dating back 65 million years? Look no further than Washington, D.C.'s subway system.

Bought by WABE

  • Added: Oct 26, 2015
  • Length: 05:52
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: After a year of neurologic music therapy with music therapist Tracy Bowdish, Jim Bob Rodriguez has regained some of the speech he lost after suffering a stroke., Credit: Sentara Norfolk General Hospital
Three years after a stroke robbed him of speech, a Virginia man is regaining his ability to sing and speak, thanks to revolutionary music therapy.

Bought by Accessible Media Inc., WTJU, New Hampshire Public Radio, and PRX Remix

  • Added: Jul 16, 2015
  • Length: 09:32
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Northern Virginia Hebrew Congregation hosts members of the area's Muslim community for Friday services and meals during Ramadan., Credit: Northern Virginia Hebrew Congregation
At this Northern Virginia synagogue, Jews and Muslims are sharing much more than just space.

Bought by PRX Remix

  • Added: May 18, 2015
  • Length: 05:19
  • Purchases: 1
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Boy meets girl. Boy marries girl. Boy is 93. Girl is 90. True story.

Bought by New Hampshire Public Radio, KALW, and PRX Remix

  • Added: Apr 03, 2015
  • Length: 04:18
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Pigs at Rocklands Farm go hog wild over spent grain., Credit: Rebecca Sheir
The growth of the craft beer industry is proving to be a win-win: both for brewers, and for pigs.

Bought by WABE and

  • Added: Feb 27, 2015
  • Length: 04:30
  • Purchases: 2
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Eleven years after kicking a heroin habit that nearly ended his life, Raj Aggarwal is ready to tell his tale to the world.

Bought by KAWC / Border Radio - KOFA

  • Added: Nov 22, 2014
  • Length: 08:25
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Birth photographers capture a mother's earliest moments with her new child., Credit: Emily Goodstein
Photographing childbirth isn't always easy or convenient, but Emily Goodstein says it's a deeply rewarding job.

Bought by New Hampshire Public Radio and PRX Remix

  • Added: Oct 30, 2014
  • Length: 06:23
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Laura Belman's family tree includes three Declaration signers., Credit: Rebecca Sheir
Laura Belman is descended from three signers of the Declaration of Independence, and is working to preserve the history of early Washington, D.C.

  • Added: Oct 11, 2014
  • Length: 03:06
Caption: Fadi Jaber brought his American bakery concept from the Middle East to the US., Credit: Sugar Daddy's Bakery
Opening a classic American-style bakery in the heart of the Middle East might not be the easiest endeavor, but that didn't stop entrepreneur Fadi J...

  • Added: Sep 13, 2014
  • Length: 06:50
Caption: Alan DeValerio was a White House butler for Presidents Carter and Reagan., Credit: Alan DeValerio
"The Butler" didn't do it - or so says real-life White House butler Alan DeValerio.

  • Added: Jul 27, 2014
  • Length: 06:15
Caption: Francis Scott Key (shown here in a portrait by Theodor Horydczak) was far more than just the author of what would become our national anthem., Credit: Library of Congress
Turns out the author of our national anthem could very well have been nicknamed "Francis Scott Off-Key."

Bought by KUOW

  • Added: Jul 16, 2014
  • Length: 03:24
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Jack Hopkins, left, and Frank Jamison, right, jam together at weekly meetings of the Capital Harmonica Club, which Jack founded in 1991., Credit: Eric Shimelonis
Jack Hopkins got his first harmonica at age 7, and nearly 90 years later, he is still going strong.

Bought by KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio and PRX Remix

  • Added: May 20, 2014
  • Length: 03:29
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Virginia's barrier islands shelter more than 250 species of raptors, songbirds and shorebirds., Credit: Lindsay Renick Mayer
Efforts are underway to restore the fragile ecosystem of the shifting, changing land masses known as Virginia's barrier islands.

Bought by WTJU

  • Added: Feb 27, 2014
  • Length: 06:13
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: The southern end of Hog Island was once home to the thriving community of Broadwater., Credit: Rebecca Sheir
Many generations of people once lived and worked on Virginia's barrier islands — until erosion and hurricanes drove them back to the mainland.

  • Added: Feb 27, 2014
  • Length: 06:10
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Not only was Washington, D.C., the site of The Beatles' first full North American concert in 1964... It was also the first North American city to a...

  • Added: Feb 07, 2014
  • Length: 09:45
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For these guys, old radios are more than just electronics; they're works of art.

  • Added: Jan 21, 2014
  • Length: 06:25
Caption: After fleeing Washington, D.C., during the War of 1812, President James Madison spent the night in this Brookeville home, supposedly making Brookeville “U.S. Capital for a Day.” , Credit: Washington Post
Andy Warhol once said: "In the future, everyone will be world-famous for 15 minutes." But in this town, you'll meet people who claim that in the pa...

  • Added: Sep 12, 2013
  • Length: 06:26
Caption: Dragonfly wearing a "telemetry backpack"
Why itsy-bitsy-teeny-weeny backpacks may be the key to understanding how animals capture prey.

Bought by New Hampshire Public Radio

  • Added: May 20, 2013
  • Length: 03:43
  • Purchases: 1