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Playlist: O'Dark 30 episode 31

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O’Dark 30 is KUT's wildly popular adventure through the world of independent radio production. Every Sunday at midnight on KUT 90.5 Austin we present 3 hours of a little bit of everything from the world of independent radio production.

Episode 31 includes Summer Camp...4th of July Fireworks...A Taste of America: Fireworks...The USA Plan...episode 31 (looking up)...Shortcuts to Freedom...Six Decades of 20th Century America...BackStory: Independence Day--A History of July 4th...How to Sing the Star-Spangled Banner

Summer Camp

From Helen Borten | Part of the A Sense of Place series | 29:03

From the mouths of kids and the memories of grownups comes a rambunctious portrait of a peculiarly American institution.

Playing
Summer Camp
From
Helen Borten

Default-piece-image-0 From the mouths of kids and the memories of grownups comes a rambunctious portrait of a peculiarly American institution. One :30 promo (click "listen" page, promo labeled "Segment 2")

4th of July Fireworks

From Hans Anderson | 03:27

A humorous piece about impressing the neighborhood with your fireworks.

July4_medium_medium_small Humorous piece about setting off fireworks on the 4th. It's good to know going in that this is about Fireworks. Probably should mention that in the intro if you use this piece. One piece is dry (no music bed) the other had some music. Take your pick.

A Taste of America: Fireworks

From Jake Warga | 04:56

International Fireworks Contest, Macau China

Warga4july05_small A behind the scenes look at the American Fireworks team, and what it means to be an American, during the Macau International Fireworks Contest. Aired July 4th, 2007, All Things Considered: http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=11737366

The USA Plan

From Hearing Voices | Part of the The Plan series | 29:06

An All-American festival of fireworks-fueled patriotic fury, from a bi-lingual Pledge of Allegiance to Fourth of July in the national forest with 25,000 of the Rainbow Family.

Plan2church_small This week The Plan celebrates America and Americans: PLAYLIST: ARTIST | AUDIO | ALBUM (*=PRX piece) 1. Barrett Golding | The Pledge* | HearingVoices.com 2. Guillermo Gomez-Pena | PSA: Pledge | My Life in the Bush of Ghosts 3. Crossing the BLVD | Names | CrossingTheBLVD.org 4. The Books | Be Good To Them Always | Lost and Safe 5. Firesign Theatre | US Plus | NPR "April Fools" ads 6. Barrett Golding | Rainbow Family | HearingVoices.com Audio promo is 0:30.

Looking Up

From Nate DiMeo | Part of the the memory palace series | 04:29

In which people party like it's 1999 back in 1910. A postcard from the roof of the Waldorf-Astoria 90 years ago. The place to be as Halley's Comet returned and many feared it was their last day on earth.

Playing
Looking Up
From
Nate DiMeo

Looking_up_240_small In which people party like it's 1999 back in 1910. A postcard from the roof of the Waldorf-Astoria 90 years ago. The place to be as Halley's Comet returned and many feared it was their last day on earth.

Shortcuts To Freedom

From Peter Bochan | Part of the Shortcuts series | 29:02

July 4th Classic

Rainbowstage_m_small A July 4th Special with George Carlin, Martin Luther King Jr, the cast of "West Side Story", Lenny Bruce, John Wayne, James Cagney, Ronald Reagan, Noel Coward, Stan Freberg, Van Dyke Parks, Johnny Horton, Father Guido Sarducci, Ry Cooder, Tex Ritter, Melvin Van Peebles, LBJ, Richard Nixon, Ed Sanders, Jimi Hendrix, Paul Simon, The Bonzo Dog Band, The Everly Brothers, Paul Frees, Eugene Ormandy, Chicago, Jack Armstrong "The All-American Boy" and Jay & The Americans... First aired and produced in 1974

How to Sing the Star-Spangled Banner

From Jackson Braider | 01:32

Jenny Hersch, musical maven and part-owner of a baseball team, reveals the secrets of singing our anthem.

Default-piece-image-1 The Star-Spangled Banner is a difficult song to sing. Set to a tune created by bunch of drunken English louts, our national anthem is filled with sordid little singing tricks that would challenge the most sober of souls. Fortunately, Jenny Hersch, folk bassist and once a part owner of a Pittsfield baseball team, saw through the Royalist plot and has come up with this foolproof guide for how to sing The Star-Spangled Banner right and in tune every time.