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Best Public podcasts we could find (updated November 2019)
Best Public podcasts we could find
Updated November 2019
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You know how every day someone asks "how are you?" And even if you’re totally dying inside, you just say "fine," so everyone can go about their day? This show is the opposite of that. Hosted by author and notable widow (her words) Nora McInerny, this is a funny/sad/uncomfortable podcast about talking honestly about our pain, our awkwardness, and our humanness, which is not an actual word. From American Public Media.
 
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This American Life
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This American Life is a weekly public radio show, heard by 2.2 million people on more than 500 stations. Another 2.5 million people download the weekly podcast. It is hosted by Ira Glass, produced in collaboration with Chicago Public Media, delivered to stations by PRX The Public Radio Exchange, and has won all of the major broadcasting awards.
 
Brains On!® is a science podcast for curious kids and adults from American Public Media. Co-hosted each week by kid scientists and reporters from public radio, we ask questions ranging from the science behind sneezing to how to translate the purr of cats, and go wherever the answers take us. @Brains_On
 
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Sick
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What happens after a doctor uses his own sperm to impregnate his patients? Sick is an investigative podcast about what goes wrong in the places meant to keep us healthy. Award-winning journalists Jake Harper and Lauren Bavis dig deep to share shocking personal stories of medical injustices, and hold accountable the people and institutions meant to care for us. Sick's first season explores the complications of fertility medicine, one Indiana doctor’s abuse of power, and the generations of liv ...
 
A great start to shaking off public speaking jitters, socializing and mastering the art of small talk. The principles of public speaking written by Dale Carnegie decades ago in this book are timeless. They are just as effective in working a crowd in today’s society as they were back then. He delves into ways of commanding and charming an audience with the right energy, tone of voice, pitch, pronunciation and vocabulary. Armed with the principles highlighted in this book, you can do more than ...
 
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BackStory
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BackStory is a weekly public podcast hosted by U.S. historians Ed Ayers, Brian Balogh, Nathan Connolly and Joanne Freeman. We're based in Charlottesville, Va. at Virginia Humanities.There’s the history you had to learn, and the history you want to learn - that’s where BackStory comes in. Each week BackStory takes a topic that people are talking about and explores it through the lens of American history. Through stories, interviews, and conversations with our listeners, BackStory makes histor ...
 
To The Best Of Our Knowledge is a nationally-syndicated, Peabody award-winning public radio show that dives headlong into the deeper end of ideas. We have conversations with novelists and poets, scientists and software engineers, journalists and historians, filmmakers and philosophers, artists and activists — people with big ideas and a passion to share them. For more from the TTBOOK team, visit us at ttbook.org.
 
A show about clinical depression...with laughs? Well, yeah. Depression is an incredibly common and isolating disease experienced by millions, yet often stigmatized by society. The Hilarious World of Depression is a series of frank, moving, and, yes, funny conversations with top comedians who have dealt with this disease, hosted by veteran humorist and public radio host John Moe. Join guests such as Maria Bamford, Paul F. Tompkins, Andy Richter, and Jen Kirkman to learn how they’ve dealt with ...
 
Listen in on revealing conversations with former officials from the highest levels of government shaping this pivotal moment in American history — what shaped these leaders, what drew them to public service, and what keeps them up at night.
 
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Fresh Air
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Fresh Air from WHYY, the Peabody Award-winning weekday magazine of contemporary arts and issues, is one of public radio's most popular programs. Hosted by Terry Gross, the show features intimate conversations with today's biggest luminaries.
 
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The Last Movie
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Tanis podcast host Nic Silver and regular contributor MK, explore the possible existence of "The Last Movie," an infamous underground feature film, reputed to drive you insane. Legend has it that every screening of this film was surrounded by bloodshed and controversy: one reviewer actually described slipping on blood in the aisle, as he ran through dozens of people trying to tear him apart.
 
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Think Out Loud
Daily
 
OPB's daily conversation covering news, politics, culture and the arts.
 
Rachel Maddow works with unmatched rigor and resolve to explain our complex world and deliver news in a way that's illuminating and dynamic, connecting the dots to make sense of complex issues. Join her every weeknight as she provides in-depth reporting to illuminate the current state of political affairs and reveals the importance of transparency and accountability from our leaders.
 
A weekly one-hour conversation with guest experts and callers about travel, cultures, people, and the things we find around the world that give life its extra sparkle. Rick Steves is America's leading authority on travel to Europe and beyond. Host and writer of over a hundred public television travel shows and author of 30 best-selling guidebooks, Rick now brings his passion for exploring and understanding our world to public radio. Related travel information and message boards on www.rickst ...
 
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The Truth
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THE TRUTH makes movies for your ears. They're short stories that are sometimes dark, sometimes funny, and always intriguing. Every story is different, but they all take you to unexpected places using only sound. If you're new, some good starting places are: Silvia's Blood, That's Democracy, Moon Graffiti, Tape Delay, or whatever's most recent. Listening with headphones is encouraged! We're a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX.
 
H. P. Lovecraft’s name is synonymous with horror fiction. His major inspiration and invention was cosmic horror: the idea that life is incomprehensible to human minds and that the universe is fundamentally alien. This collection contains 24 Lovecraft works that are in the public domain.
 
Your ultimate level of success depends on your ability to express yourself in a creative, confident, and compelling way. Whether you speak, teach, or write, the same underlying principles of communication will guarantee excellence in whatever you do. The Communication Guys podcast teaches those timeless, universal principles and applies them to all forms of communication: spoken and written, personal and public, platform and small group. Tim Downs is a professional speaker, communication tra ...
 
You know how every day someone asks "how are you?" And even if you’re totally dying inside, you just say "fine," so everyone can go about their day? This show is the opposite of that. Hosted by author and notable widow (her words) Nora McInerny, this is a funny/sad/uncomfortable podcast about talking honestly about our pain, our awkwardness, and our humanness, which is not an actual word. From American Public Media.
 
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Outside/In
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Our connection to the outdoors runs deep in our DNA, but our relationship to the natural world can be complicated. From the unintended human costs of clean energy, to the murky ethics of high-risk rescue missions, to our seemingly eternal conflict with invasive species, we dive head first into those complexities with stories, in-depth reporting, and a touch of nerdiness. You don’t have to be a conservation biologist, a whitewater kayaker, or an obsessive composter to love Outside/In. It’s a ...
 
Interviews with Scholars of Public Policy about their New Books
 
The London School of Economics and Political Science public events podcast series is a platform for thought, ideas and lively debate where you can hear from some of the world's leading thinkers. Listen to more than 200 new episodes every year.
 
Alec Baldwin brings listeners into the lives of artists, policy makers and performers.
 
Welcome to the "Speaking of Wealth" podcast showcasing profit strategies for speakers, publishers, authors, consultants, and info-marketers. Learn valuable skills to make your business more successful, more passive, more automated, and more scalable. Your host, Jason Hartman interviews top-tier guests, bestselling authors and experts including; Dan Poynter (The Self-Publishing Manual), Harvey Mackay (Swim With The Sharks & Get Your Foot in the Door), Dan Millman (Way of the Peaceful Warrior) ...
 
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The Slowdown
Daily
 
Every weekday, Tracy K. Smith delivers a different way to see the world – through poetry. Produced in partnership with the Poetry Foundation.
 
Brains On!® is a science podcast for curious kids and adults from American Public Media. Co-hosted each week by kid scientists and reporters from public radio, we ask questions ranging from the science behind sneezing to how to translate the purr of cats, and go wherever the answers take us. @Brains_On
 
Every week on Performance Today™, Bruce Adolphe re-writes a familiar tune in the style of a classical composer. We get one of our listeners on the phone, and our caller listens to Bruce play his Piano Puzzler™. They then try to do two things: name the hidden tune, and name the composer whose style Bruce is mimicking. From American Public Media.
 
A five-time Emmy winning SNL comedy writer/producer, joins a four-time #1 NYT bestselling author, a three-time highest-rated national progressive radio host, a two-time Grammy winning artist, and a former US Senator. So, it gets a little crowded in the booth when Al talks public policy and sometimes political comedy with notable guests. Think “The Daily” without the resources of the NYTimes.
 
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the memory palace
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The Hunting Public
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Hunters Aaron Warbritton and Zach Ferenbaugh talk deer hunting tips and tactics with various experts across the country. We'll also cover current conditions and strategies that can help you right now.
 
But Why is a show led by kids. They ask the questions and we find the answers. It’s a big interesting world out there. On But Why, we tackle topics large and small, about nature, words, even the end of the world. Know a kid with a question? Record it with a smartphone. Be sure to include your kid's first name, age, and town and send the recording to questions@butwhykids.org!
 
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Imaginary Worlds
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Imaginary Worlds is a bi-weekly podcast about science fiction and other fantasy genres. Host Eric Molinsky talks with novelists, screenwriters, comic book artists, filmmakers, and game designers about their craft of creating fictional worlds. The show also looks at the fan experience, exploring what makes us suspend our disbelief, and what happens when that spell is broken. Fantasy worlds may be set in distant planets or parallel dimensions, but they are crafted here on Earth and on some lev ...
 
Mike and Sarah are journalists obsessed with the past. Every week they reconsider an event, person or phenomenon that's been miscast in the public imagination.
 
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Bear Brook
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Two barrels, four bodies, and an enigmatic killer. The cold case that changed the way murders will be investigated forever.
 
Speaker | International Coach | Author
 
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The Speaker Lab
Weekly
 
Grant Baldwin from The Speaker Lab podcast will be sharing speaking business tactics, tips, and strategies from his own experience, case studies, and interviewing the experts. Whether you're just getting started trying to get your first booking or you're a veteran speaker looking to build and grow your business, this is for you. Grant has built a multiple six-figure per year business as a speaker having presented to over 500,000 people in over 450 paid speaking gigs. We'll talk about speaker ...
 
DescriptionWant to eliminate public speaking fear and become a more poised and confident presenter and speaker? Then Fearless Presentations is the answer. This podcast is based on our famous two-day presentation skills class offered in cities all over the world.
 
Find your psychology of the voice story, learn speak your truth, touch our emotions and command the room.
 
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On Something
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Even if you don’t use, marijuana is changing the world around you in surprising ways. On Something is a new podcast from Colorado Public Radio and PRX about how life has changed in the aftermath of marijuana legalization efforts across the United States. Join journalist Ann Marie Awad as she explores the personal stories behind the political, legal and cultural effects of legalization.
 
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The Splendid Table
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The Splendid Table has always connected people through the common language of food and eating. Now with award-winning food journalist Francis Lam at the helm, we’re bringing forward even more fresh voices and surprising conversations at the intersection of food, people and culture – covering everything from the global appeal of sesame to the impact of Instagram on everyday eating. It’s a food show where everyone is welcome. Produced by American Public Media.
 
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RISK!
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If you like The Moth, This American Life or Snap Judgment, take a walk on the wilder side with RISK! Your colorful host Kevin Allison (of the legendary comedy group The State) helms this surprisingly uncensored show where people tell jaw-dropping true stories they never thought they'd dare to share in public. RISK! is hilarious, heart-wrenching and remarkably real. Think you've heard it all? Fasten your seatbelt.
 
Each weekday naturalist Rudy Mancke, host of SCETV's NatureScene, shares his knowledge of plants and wildlife. Produced by South Carolina Public Radio.
 
Editor in Chief @ AJPH Epidemiologist, MD PHD
 
Through her unique approach to storytelling, Rachel Maddow provides in-depth reporting to illuminate the current state of political affairs and reveals the importance of transparency and accountability from our leaders. Maddow works with unmatched rigor and resolve to explain our complex world and deliver news in a way that's illuminating and dynamic, connecting the dots to make sense of complex issues. Maddow also conducts thoughtful interviews with individuals at the center of current news ...
 
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The best variety in News, Sports, Esoteric talk online and over the airwaves on Earth. The new learning channel UPRNtalkradio.com
 
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The Promise
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The Promise is a limited-run series about life in public housing, smack in the middle of a city on the rise — stories of a neighborhood in flux, a community defined by its struggles and the growing divide threatening its very existence.
 
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TANIS
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Tanis is a bi-weekly podcast from the creators of Pacific Northwest Stories, and is hosted by Nic Silver. Tanis is a serialized docudrama about a fascinating and surprising mystery: the myth of Tanis. Tanis is an exploration of the nature of truth, conspiracy, and information. Tanis is what happens when the lines of science and fiction start to blur...
 
Welcome to The Garyvee Audio Experience, hosted by entrepreneur, CEO, investor, vlogger, and public speaker Gary Vaynerchuk. On this podcast you'll find a mix of my #AskGaryVee show episodes, keynote speeches on marketing and business, segments from my DAILYVEE video series, interviews and fireside chats I've given, as well as new and current thoughts I record originally for this audio experience!
 
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Tripping The Void Discussing Paranormal VideosBy Joe Montaldo & United Public Radio
 
Public defenders in the Portland metro area are working with a national advocacy organization to reform the cash bail system in Oregon. We talk with two of the people leading the push: Carl Macpherson, the executive director of Metropolitan Public Defender, and Tara Mikkilineni, a senior attorney with Civil Rights Corps. We’re also joined by Wa ...…
 
From everyday apps to complex algorithms, Ruha Benjamin cuts through tech-industry hype to understand how emerging technologies can reinforce White supremacy and deepen social inequity. In Race After Technology: Abolitionist Tools for the New Jim Code (Polity, 2019), Benjamin argues that automation, far from being a sinister story of racist pro ...…
 
Tim Pollard is the founder and CEO of Oratium, a leading messaging consulting firm. He is a sought-after speaker and author of the acclaimed book The Compelling Communicator: Mastering the Art and Science of Exceptional Presentation Design. Pollard draws insights from a long career in sales, marketing, and communications for companies such as U ...…
 
Zach and Dylan sit down to talk with their buddy, Jon Lewis to discuss what they have learned during the first week of November, hunting in the big timber of New York. With limited time to deer hunt, Jon has to be efficient when he gets in the woods so he spends a lot of time off-season scouting in order to find areas that he can be effective i ...…
 
https://nosweatpublicspeaking.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/Alliteration-1.mp3 Transcript Fred Miller, NO SWEAT Public Speaking. Here’s a great presentation tip. Use Alliteration. Alliteration is the occurrence of the same sound with adjacent or closely connected words. It can really enhance your presentation. Here are some examples. “Elevator ...…
 
This is part 4 of a five-part series of 101 Public Speaking Tips. On this episode, we cover 15 places that you can practice your presentation skills. Many of these venues are ones where organizers are constantly looking for presenters. They are also pretty low pressure. (most people who deliver in these venues are not that good. So, if you are, ...…
 
Speaker(s): Heather Boushey | Do we have to choose between equality and prosperity? Many think that reducing economic inequality would require such heavy-handed interference with market forces that it would stifle economic growth. Heather Boushey, one of Washington’s most influential economic voices, insists nothing could be further from the tr ...…
 
Get a free MP3 of Robert Fuchs - Serenade No. 5: II. Allegro grazioso. And don't forget to sign up for the new Daily Download newsletter so you never miss a free classical track!By American Public Media
 
Bigfoot and the Bunny Conversations about Ed and Lorraine Warren and their Work November 19 2019By Joe Montaldo & United Public Radio
 
Through her unique approach to storytelling, Rachel Maddow provides in-depth reporting to illuminate the current state of political affairs and reveals the importance of transparency and accountability from our leaders. Maddow works with unmatched rigor and resolve to explain our complex world and deliver news in a way that's illuminating and d ...…
 
Discovery Paranormal, November 19th 2019 @ 8pm Eastern: Tonight: Author and Paranormal Investigator, Peter Kanellis, and his co-investigatorBy Joe Montaldo & United Public Radio
 
AREA 51 OUT OF ROSWELL WITH GUY MALONE Ep3By Joe Montaldo & United Public Radio
 
AREA 51 OUT OF ROSWELL WITH GUY MALONE Ep2By Joe Montaldo & United Public Radio
 
AREA 51 OUT OF ROSWELL WITH GUY MALONE Ep1By Joe Montaldo & United Public Radio
 
BuzzFeed News Editor Heidi Blake and her team uncovered evidence connecting Russian hitmen to 14 deaths on British soil — killings that attracted little interest from British authorities anxious to maintain ties with the Russian government. "In one case, an individual directly in the crosshairs of the Kremlin ... had apparently stabbed himself ...…
 
Last month, TriMet announced that it would be adding nine new fare enforcement officers to stop riders from using buses and trains without paying. The agency says riders have complained about other riders who don’t pay. But advocates say that fare enforcement unfairly targets people of color and people who can’t afford to pay the fair. Bernie B ...…
 
This is the third and final episode in our series on childhood trauma and we're going big-picture. So buckle up, because the train is going to make stops in Rantville, Can You Believe This Burg and OMGtown. This episode was produced in partnership with Call to Mind, American Public Media's initiative to foster new conversations about mental hea ...…
 
This is the third and final episode in our series on childhood trauma and we're going big-picture. So buckle up, because the train is going to make stops in Rantville, Can You Believe This Burg and OMGtown. This episode was produced in partnership with Call to Mind, American Public Media's initiative to foster new conversations about mental hea ...…
 
PARANORMAL TALK RADIO - FEATURING HOSTS TUESDAY MILES AND ANGELA THOMAS, IS THE ULTIMATE IN PARANOMAL RADIO SHOWS. EP37By Joe Montaldo & United Public Radio
 
Spaced out radio Nov 18 19 The Military Ufos With Frank JosephBy Joe Montaldo & United Public Radio
 
PARANORMAL TALK RADIO - FEATURING HOSTS TUESDAY MILES AND ANGELA THOMAS, IS THE ULTIMATE IN PARANOMAL RADIO SHOWS. EP36By Joe Montaldo & United Public Radio
 
PARANORMAL TALK RADIO - FEATURING HOSTS TUESDAY MILES AND ANGELA THOMAS, IS THE ULTIMATE IN PARANOMAL RADIO SHOWS. EP35By Joe Montaldo & United Public Radio
 
Jonier Report ep 37By Joe Montaldo & United Public Radio
 
Jonier Report ep 36By Joe Montaldo & United Public Radio
 
Welcome to the show! Today I'm talking about words. I know I don't normally talk about words so much but I have a lot of people I'm working with that tend to get a little bit in the weeds on words. What I mean is, they dump way too much information, get bogged down in the details and then they lose us. If this is you then you want to make sure ...…
 
It's not an uncommon sight.By Rudy Mancke
 
I had a ton of fun at this keynote!! A lot of you are building agencies or businesses and hit me up with questions on what it takes to grow - I answer them in this keynote and talk about how to never lose your leverage. Hope you enjoy, hit me up with your favorite moment, observation or insight on Twitter or text! Tweet me! @garyvee Text Me! 21 ...…
 
Today's poem is Eros the Contagion by Annie Kim.By American Public Media
 
Wouldn't it be great if someone could guide you through how to find your first paid speaking gig? One of our own team members is here to demonstrate, Mr. Bryan Allain. Bryan has worked with us for a year now and he wants to know if what we teach actually works. This is an unscripted walk the process of how to find your first paid speaking gig. ...…
 
Get a free MP3 of Ignaz Pleyel - Symphonie Concertante in A: II. Adagio. And don't forget to sign up for the new Daily Download newsletter so you never miss a free classical track!By American Public Media
 
"The Angel Rock With Lorilei Potvin" When I have My very Special Guest, Dee McCullay on Tonight, LIVE! Dee McCullay is a paranormal documentBy Joe Montaldo & United Public Radio
 
Heather Woock navigates modern fertility treatment. Could what Cline did happen today? Go to sickpodcast.org for more information, and follow us on Facebook and Twitter @sickpodcast.By WFYI/Side Effects Public Media
 
The Delicious Recipe Prepared By The Del Open Society Vegitable SoupBy Joe Montaldo & United Public Radio
 
The Outlander Shadow Talk w/Heidi HollisBy Joe Montaldo & United Public Radio
 
The Paranormal X Show Dr. John DeSalvo Saraphine HurleyBy Joe Montaldo & United Public Radio
 
Infinite Inquisition”Talking About:“Energies, turning our dreams into reality”WithSaraphine Hurley&Lorilei PotvinBy Joe Montaldo & United Public Radio
 
Mohab Skitt, Michael C. Bryan, and Julia Whitehouse share stories about a pee fetishist's extortion, child prostitution, and leaving an abusive boyfriend.By Kevin Allison
 
Pattinson is best known for his role in the 'Twilight' saga, where he played the vampire Edward Cullen – a bloodsucking teen heartthrob. "I think Edward basically is Nosferatu, but, at the same time, he still cares about doing his hair and stuff." After becoming a success in big box office films, he pivoted to indie art house films, like his ne ...…
 
While she was an environmental reporter, contributing stories to OPB, Ashley Ahearn was based in Seattle. She also had a podcast called Terrestrial. A couple of years ago, she uprooted her life, moved east and became part of a small rural community in Washington’s Methow Valley. She’s continued to report on environmental issues, including clima ...…
 
A new report from OHSU’s Gender Clinic found that 75 percent of transgender and non-binary youth in Oregon have not received medical care for their transition. We talk with Kara Connelly, medical director of OHSU’s Doernbecher Children's Hospital Gender Clinic, and Jess Guerriero, a social worker for the OHSU Transgender Health Program, about t ...…
 
Paramedics at American Medical Response have been learning defensive tactics since July to better prepare for violent outbursts from patients having mental health crises. American Medical Response operations manager Rob McDonald, who has taken the trainings and was part of their development, sits down with us to talk more about the program.…
 
Voice of the People w/ Gregory Miller_news_news_news August 19 2017By Joe Montaldo & United Public Radio
 
Paranormal Connections Christina George March 02 2016By Joe Montaldo & United Public Radio
 
Paranormal Connections Christina George Oct 03 2016By Joe Montaldo & United Public Radio
 
Paranormal Connections Christina George Aug 15 2016By Joe Montaldo & United Public Radio
 
UHIH1ST Feat Maurice Chevalier StoryBy Joe Montaldo & United Public Radio
 
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