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This week on the show: - The murder of a young journalist during a riot sparks outrage in Northern Ireland. - Environmental activists cause ma...

  • Added: Apr 25, 2019
  • Length: 59:00
Caption: Mark Rylance and Tom Hanks in Steven Spielberg's 'Bridge of Spies'
With the Academy Awards just behind us, we revisit our review of multi-award nominee, Stephen Spielberg's "Bridge of Spies." The Cold War drama to...

Bought by KMRE-LP, WRIR, WRST-FM Oshkosh, WOUB, WMUU-LP and more


  • Added: Mar 11, 2016
  • Length: 53:59
  • Purchases: 10
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Author William Doyle reads the first of two passages from his book, PT 109: An American Epic of War, Survival, and the Destiny of John F. Kennedy.....

  • Added: Oct 15, 2015
  • Length: 01:40
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In the late 19th century, German medical practices were considered to be the best in the world. But by the start of World War II, a number of Germa...

Bought by Northeast Indiana Public Radio, WTJU, and WXDU


  • Added: Jul 10, 2015
  • Length: 53:55
  • Purchases: 3
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The first 24 hours after a city declares bankruptcy, there’s a reckoning: what gets to stay and what has to go.

Bought by WKCC, KKRN, WLPR, KVSC, Radio Phoenix and more


  • Added: May 22, 2015
  • Length: 28:59
  • Purchases: 7
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Africa is rising, but some fear the spread of Ebola is a sign the continent has a long way to go.

Bought by KKRN, WXDU, and Peconic Public Broadcasting


  • Added: Nov 14, 2014
  • Length: 28:59
  • Purchases: 3
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Africa is rising, but some fear the spread of Ebola is a sign the continent has a long way to go.

Bought by KKRN, WTJU, Accessible Media Inc., and Troy Public Radio


  • Added: Nov 14, 2014
  • Length: 53:56
  • Purchases: 4
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World War I was a real blow to the European musical community. They were utterly unprepared for the war’s cruelty, and composers found it difficult...

Bought by WVTF, KHNS, and Delmarva Public Radio


  • Added: Jul 30, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 3
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The army is scrambling to recover missing war records from Iraq and Afghanistan, and in the meantime, many veterans struggle to get their disabilit...

Bought by KENW, KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio, and WXDU


  • Added: May 02, 2014
  • Length: 02:37
  • Purchases: 3
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When Shenandoah National Park was built, hundreds of families were forced off their land. New information has emerged suggesting that some of those...

Bought by West Virginia Public Broadcasting, WFHB, Peconic Public Broadcasting, WCAI / WNAN, and WMNF


  • Added: May 02, 2014
  • Length: 28:59
  • Purchases: 5
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When Shenandoah National Park was built, hundreds of families were forced off their land. New information has emerged suggesting that some of those...

Bought by WTJU


  • Added: May 02, 2014
  • Length: 53:52
  • Purchases: 1
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Today when we vote, we enter a private space, secretly make our choice, and go about our day. But early voting wasn’t just public; it was a raucous...

  • Added: Apr 04, 2014
  • Length: 53:54
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In the late 19th century, German medical practices were considered to be the best in the world. But by the start of World War II, German physicians...

Bought by KBYS 88.3 FM, WFHB, WTJU, Peconic Public Broadcasting, WCAI / WNAN and more


  • Added: Mar 28, 2014
  • Length: 28:59
  • Purchases: 6
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In the late 19th century, German medical practices were considered to be the best in the world. But by the start of World War II, German physicians...

Bought by global24radio and WRPI


  • Added: Mar 28, 2014
  • Length: 53:55
  • Purchases: 2
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What is the likely outcome of the violent clashes in Ukraine? Does the U.S. and the West have a moral imperative to intervene and, if so, how? Spea...

  • Added: Mar 11, 2014
  • Length: 32:30
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Larry G. Himes served in the U.S. Air Force, the U.S Army National Guard and the U.S. Army. His service began in 1980. He deployed with the Nationa...

Bought by KALH


  • Added: Jan 22, 2014
  • Length: 03:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Abraham Lincoln at Gettysburg, November 19th, 1863., Credit: Library of Congress
November 19th, 2013 marks the 150th anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address. It’s one of the most iconic speeches in American history, ...

Bought by KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio, KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio, WMMT, and WRPI


  • Added: Nov 15, 2013
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Detail from 1919 Red Cross poster, “Facing the Future: Uncle Sam offers training to every man disabled in the service.”, Credit: Library of Congress
The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have created thousands of new combat veterans - but what is it like for those soldiers as they return home? How we...

Bought by WHRV, WGCU, WLPR, KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio, Nevada Public Radio and more


  • Added: Nov 08, 2013
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: Detail from 1919 Red Cross poster, “Facing the Future: Uncle Sam offers training to every man disabled in the service.”, Credit: Library of Congress
30-second promo for BackStory episode, "Coming Home: A History of War Veterans [rebroadcast]," with 5-second music bed at end for station-specific ...

Bought by WHRV, WUFT, and WLPR


  • Added: Nov 07, 2013
  • Length: :30
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: “Save me from my friends!” Uncle Sam shelters Cuba, illustration from Puck, 1898.
With President Obama making the case for military action against Syria, BackStory takes on the history of humanitarian intervention. What are the o...

Bought by WUFT, KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio, NPR Illinois, WRPI, WMMT and more


  • Added: Sep 13, 2013
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 7
Caption: Host Martha Burk
President Obama got a short reprieve when Russia put forward a plan to avoid a U.S. missile strike on Syria by sequestering Syria’s chemical weapon...

  • Added: Sep 11, 2013
  • Length: 02:30
Caption: The Gatling Gun patent drawing (1865). The gun was patented on May 9, 1865, and was officially adopted by the U.S. Army on August 21, 1866. , Credit: National Archives
Reports that chemical weapons have been used in Syria raise important questions about what is—and is not—an appropriate means of waging war. This w...

Bought by XRAY.fm, KBRP Community Radio, KFOK-LPFM, WCAI / WNAN, KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio and more


  • Added: Aug 30, 2013
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 6
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It is no coincidence that three of Aaron Copland's most powerful works -- Appalachian Spring, Fanfare for the Common Man, and A Lincoln Portrait --...

Bought by WAMC


  • Added: Jul 03, 2013
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Detail from “Field of Gettysburg” by T. Ditterline, 1863 , Credit: Library of Congress
The Battle of Gettysburg took place 150 years ago this week – the bloodiest of the Civil War. Thousands of Union and Confederate soldiers were kill...

Bought by WUFT, WLPR, WOUB, WTJU, and WMMT


  • Added: Jun 28, 2013
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 5
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With the end of the War in Iraq, tens of thousands of soldiers have returned home, and many of them are going to college. Two writing professors ha...

Bought by KENW, KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio, KFAI, and Radio Newark


  • Added: Jun 28, 2013
  • Length: 02:31
  • Purchases: 4