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Caption: Twin mothers with their newborn babies at Columbia Maternity Hospital, Washington, D.C., April 7th, 1939 , Credit: Library of Congress
Some say motherhood is the hardest job in the world; turns out, there's a lot of history to back that up. In this special Mother's Day episode, the...

Bought by WYAP, KVSC, KJZZ, KUHF, KMXT and more


  • Added: May 03, 2018
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 14
Caption: “The Anarchist Riot in Chicago,” from Harper's Weekly, May 15, 1886, Credit: Library of Congress
The Boston Marathon bombings took place one year ago, leaving a stunned nation to wrestle with what the government response should be. But how did ...

Bought by KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio, WRPI, and 90.1 WFYI Public Radio


  • Added: Apr 11, 2014
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: "Save me from my friends!" Uncle Sam shelters Cuba, illustration from Puck, 1898, Credit: Library of Congress
In 1898, President McKinley called for war with Spain to liberate Cuba from the “barbarities, bloodshed, starvation, and horrible miseries now exis...

Bought by KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio


  • Added: Apr 04, 2014
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: “Victory! Congress Passes Daylight Saving Bill,” detail from 1918 lithograph, Credit: Library of Congress
As we "spring forward" into Daylight Saving Time, BackStory explores the different ways Americans have experienced and understood time, over time.

Bought by KPIK-LP, KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio, and 90.1 WFYI Public Radio


  • Added: Mar 07, 2014
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: “Victory! Congress Passes Daylight Saving Bill,” detail from 1918 lithograph , Credit: Library of Congress
As we "spring forward" into Daylight Saving Time, BackStory explores the different ways Americans have experienced and understood time, over time.

  • Added: Unknown
  • Length: 54:00
Caption: “The Almightier,” illustration from Puck, May 15th, 1907 , Credit: Library of Congress
30-second promo for BackStory episode, "On the Money: A History of American Currency," with 5-second music bed at end for station-specific time/dat...

Bought by WUFT


  • Added: Feb 18, 2014
  • Length: :30
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Detail from Chicago Department of Health vaccination poster, produced by the Works Progress Administration, late 1930s , Credit: Library of Congress
It’s the height of the flu season, and federal public health agencies have been spending millions of dollars trying to keep this year’s virus under...

Bought by KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio, WEZU, and 90.1 WFYI Public Radio


  • Added: Feb 14, 2014
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: "Sugar - save it!" Detail from U.S. Food Administration poster, c1917 , Credit: U.S. National Archives
Valentine’s Day is around the corner, and that means candy, chocolate, cakes – all the sweet stuff for your sweetheart! It’s just one of the ways s...

Bought by KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio, WUFT, WMUU-LP, WRPI, KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio and more


  • Added: Feb 07, 2014
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 7
Caption: Affectionate Valentine couple, c1890., Credit: Wikimedia Commons
As the Winter Olympics in Sochi approach, countries around the world have expressed concerns over Russian legislation outlawing LGBTQ “propaganda.”...

Bought by KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio, WCPN, WRPI, WPCA-LP, KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio and more


  • Added: Jan 31, 2014
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 7
Caption: Affectionate Valentine couple, c1890, Credit: Wikimedia Commons
30-second promo for BackStory episode, "Outed: Sexual Identity in America," with 5-second music bed at end for station-specific time/date tag.

  • Added: Jan 28, 2014
  • Length: :30
Caption: Harlem Newsboy, 1943, by Gordon Parks , Credit: Library of Congress
BackStory takes on the history of childhood in America. Have children shared a common core experience across American history? Or has the nature o...

Bought by KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio and WEZU


  • Added: Jan 24, 2014
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Map of Mexico, 1847, Credit: Library of Congress
Twenty years ago, NAFTA — the North American Free Trade Agreement — removed barriers to trade between the United States and Mexico, marking a more ...

Bought by KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio, WUFT, XRAY.fm, WRPI, KREV-LP and more


  • Added: Jan 17, 2014
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 8
Caption: Map of Mexico, 1847 , Credit: Library of Congress
30-second promo for BackStory episode, "Border Crossings: A History of US-Mexico Relations," with 5-second music bed at end for station-specific ti...

Bought by WUFT


  • Added: Jan 14, 2014
  • Length: :30
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: A rabbit serves a meal to three kittens (Harry Whittier Frees, c1870)
From household pets to beasts of burden, domesticated animals are a major part of American life – and we spend billions of dollars each year lookin...

Bought by KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio, KSRQ, XRAY.fm, WRPI, KREV-LP and more


  • Added: Jan 10, 2014
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 8
Caption: Robert Owen’s proposed utopian community in New Harmony, Indiana (1838), Credit: Wikimedia Commons
The New Year is here and many Americans will be resolving to make this one better than the last. But some Americans have sought to make changes to ...

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


  • Added: Jan 03, 2014
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: New York City policemen pour liquor into a sewer following a raid during Prohibition, c1921 , Credit: Library of Congress
New Year’s Eve is just round the corner – and many Americans will be marking the midnight hour with a drink (or three). And it’s not just New Year'...

Bought by KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio, WHYY, XRAY.fm, Troy Public Radio, KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio and more


  • Added: Dec 27, 2013
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 7
Caption: New York City policemen pour liquor into a sewer following a raid during Prohibition, c1921, Credit: Library of Congress
30-second promo for BackStory episode, "Cheers and Jeers: Alcohol in America [rebroadcast]," with 5-second music bed at end for station-specific ti...

Bought by WHYY and Troy Public Radio


  • Added: Dec 24, 2013
  • Length: :30
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Pope Leo XIII depicted going “through the ballot box to the Constitution.” Puck, 11/18/1885, Credit: Library of Congress
The holidays are here, and along with the celebrations come questions over the appropriateness of religious displays on public property. And there’...

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


  • Added: Dec 13, 2013
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: “At it again,” Pope Leo XIII is depicted exerting influence “through the ballot box to the Constitution.” Puck, November 18th 1885., Credit: Library of Congress
30-second promo for BackStory episode, "Wall of Separation: Church and State in America," with 5-second music bed at end for station-specific time/...

  • Added: Dec 10, 2013
  • Length: :30
Caption: “Testimony in the great Beecher-Tilton scandal case illustrated,” 1875 lithograph. , Credit: Library of Congress
15 years ago this month, then-President Bill Clinton was impeached by the US House of Representatives for perjury and obstruction of justice. The c...

Bought by WUFT, KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio, WCAI / WNAN, WRPI, KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio and more


  • Added: Dec 06, 2013
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: “Testimony in the great Beecher-Tilton scandal case illustrated,” 1875 lithograph. , Credit: Library of Congress
30-second promo for BackStory episode, "Shocked and Appalled: A History of Scandal," with 5-second music bed at end for station-specific time/date ...

  • Added: Dec 03, 2013
  • Length: :30
Caption: Dinner at Broad Channel, in Queens, New York City, c1910, Credit: Library of Congress
As families across the United States sit down for their Thanksgiving meal, this episode of BackStory explores the meals we eat for the rest of the ...

Bought by Boise State Public Radio, KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio, WRGY, and KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio


  • Added: Nov 27, 2013
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Dinner at Broad Channel, in Queens, New York City, c1910, Credit: Library of Congress
30-second promo for BackStory episode, "Three Squares: Mealtime in America [rebroadcast]," with 5-second music bed at end for station-specific time...

  • Added: Nov 26, 2013
  • Length: :30
Caption: President John F. Kennedy greets the crowd in Dallas on November 22nd, 1963, shortly before his assassination., Credit: Library of Congress.
On November 22nd, 1963, 50 years ago, President John F. Kennedy was killed while riding in a motorcade in Dallas – a tragedy that inspired conspira...

Bought by KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio, WUFT, XRAY.fm, WRPI, and KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio


  • Added: Nov 22, 2013
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: President John F. Kennedy greets the crowd in Dallas on November 22nd, 1963, shortly before his assassination., Credit: Library of Congress
30-second promo for BackStory episode, "Grassy Knolls: Conspiracy Thinking in American History," with 5-second music bed at end for station-specifi...

  • Added: Nov 20, 2013
  • Length: :30