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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
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Gordon Stewart, former speechwriter to President Jimmy Carter, helps Brian Balogh tell the story of the “crisis of confidence” speech Carter delive...

Bought by WABE, XRAY.fm, Radio Newark, PRX Remix, and KFAI


  • Added: Nov 18, 2013
  • Length: 10:06
  • Purchases: 5
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Peter Onuf sits down with historian Carolyn Eastman, who explains the emphasis placed upon Native American speeches in the early Republic, and the ...

Bought by WOUB, Radio Newark, PRX Remix, and KFAI


  • Added: Nov 18, 2013
  • Length: 09:23
  • Purchases: 4
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Brian Balogh talks with historian Lisa Tetrault about the rise of women orators in the Lyceum movement of the late 19th Century.

Bought by WOUB, Radio Newark, PRX Remix, and KFAI


  • Added: Nov 18, 2013
  • Length: 10:03
  • Purchases: 4
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In May of 2012, Harvard and MIT announced a partnership to provide free courses to anyone, anywhere, sparking an intense debate about the future of...

Bought by WAMC


  • Added: Nov 18, 2013
  • Length: 53:54
  • 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: Abraham Lincoln at Gettysburg, November 19th, 1863. , Credit: Library of Congress
30-second promo for BackStory episode, "Talk of the Nation: Oratory in America," with 5-second music bed at end for station-specific time/date tag.

Bought by WUFT


  • Added: Nov 12, 2013
  • Length: :30
  • Purchases: 1
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: Detail from United Cigar Stores Company lithograph, "Victory! Congress Passes Daylight Savings Time Bill," 1918., Credit: Library of Congress
With fallback upon us once again, this episode of BackStory takes a look at the ways Americans have experienced and understood time, over time. Fro...

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


  • Added: Nov 01, 2013
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Rival factions of the Democratic Party tussle over President Martin Van Buren. Lithograph, 1837. , Credit: Library of Congress
The recent government shutdown highlighted the intense conflict between political parties today, but it also showed how critical conflict within th...

Bought by XRAY.fm, Northeast Indiana Public Radio, KBRP Community Radio, KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio, and WRPI


  • Added: Oct 25, 2013
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 5