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On this episode, we spotlight two books - 1941: FIGHTING THE SHADOW WAR. by Marc Wortman that, in part, tells the story of the considerable popula...

Bought by Radio Baha'i, WLGI and KUNM


  • Added: Sep 29, 2016
  • Length: 29:01
  • Purchases: 2
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One hundred years ago, the city of Norfolk, Virginia was the first Southern city in the US to screen the notoriously racist film Birth of a Nation....

Bought by KENW and WABE


  • Added: Aug 21, 2015
  • Length: 03:23
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Anita Monga, San Francisco, CA 5/18/15, Credit: Andrea Chase
Anita Monga talks rediscovered gems, making history visible, and commemorating anniversaries.

  • Added: May 28, 2015
  • Length: 19:38
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Our guest David Blight reminds us that Americans are re-fighting the Civil War 150 years after it ended. Historians, he said, “buried the questions...

Bought by WRPI and KZYX


  • Added: Apr 11, 2015
  • Length: 58:37
  • Purchases: 2
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Bro Adams says the humanities can help us solve problems brought on by advances in technology. And: The hustler who inspired the "Beats." Plus: Wha...

Bought by KKRN, WTJU, and KPVL


  • Added: Jan 16, 2015
  • Length: 53:57
  • Purchases: 3
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Bro Adams says the humanities can help us solve problems brought on by advances in technology. And: The hustler who inspired the "Beats." Plus: Wha...

Bought by WJCT, WFHB, KVSC, WLIW, and KENW


  • Added: Jan 16, 2015
  • Length: 28:59
  • Purchases: 5
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Next year marks the 150th anniversary of Leo Tolstoy’s great Russian tome, War and Peace. While the novel’s great length scares many readers away, ...

Bought by KENW


  • Added: Dec 12, 2014
  • Length: 02:34
  • Purchases: 1
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January 2015 marks the 150th anniversary of the first publication of Tolstoy’s War and Peace. A new book offers Tolstoyan wisdom for troubled times...

Bought by WJCT, WCPN, Radio Phoenix, and WLIW


  • Added: Dec 12, 2014
  • Length: 28:59
  • Purchases: 4
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A team of proofreaders in Virginia has just wrapped up the three-year job of digitizing the papers of the Founding Fathers. They say ending the pro...

Bought by KENW, WABE, WAMC, and PRX Remix


  • Added: Dec 05, 2014
  • Length: 02:41
  • Purchases: 4
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More than 30 people who spent the last three years immersed in thousands of letters written by George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, John and Abigai...

Bought by WJCT, WABE, and WLIW


  • Added: Dec 05, 2014
  • Length: 28:59
  • Purchases: 3
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A celebration and exploration of "Blood on the Tracks," the Bob Dylan album voted his best in a Rolling Stone magazine fan survey. Music writers, ...

Bought by KAWC / Border Radio - KOFA, WYSO, NPR Illinois, KAWC / Border Radio - KOFA, WCAI / WNAN and more


  • Added: Nov 30, 2014
  • Length: 01:52:55
  • Purchases: 8
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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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A Facebook selfie or Instagrammed lunch is a far cry from what used to be required to take a picture. With expensive, slow technology, most photos ...

Bought by WABE, New Hampshire Public Radio, and PRX Remix


  • Added: Apr 28, 2014
  • Length: 02:24
  • Purchases: 3
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An exploration of what we remember and why.

  • Added: Feb 04, 2014
  • Length: 25:59
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Three key speeches of American civil rights leader and Nobel Peace Laureate Dr. Martin Luther King Junior are excerpted and commented on by two lea...

Bought by WNMU-FM, WCAI / WNAN, KVSC, WXAV 88.3FM, KUCB and more


  • Added: Jan 13, 2014
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 30
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A conversation with James Douglass, author of "JFK and the Unspeakable: Why He Died and Why It Matters". Douglass makes the case for his theory tha...

Bought by KVSC, KMXT, and KVSC


  • Added: Oct 24, 2013
  • Length: 29:01
  • Purchases: 3
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When the Berlin Wall came down in 1989 a country that had been divided was reunited. But after the physical wall was torn down, Germany was still l...

  • Added: Dec 06, 2012
  • Length: 02:27
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To honor the young men who sacrificed their lives in the D-Day invasion, Brigadier General Casey Brower takes young cadets on tours of the American...

Bought by WJCT, Indie3 Radio, KVSC, WJFF, KRZA and more


  • Added: Nov 09, 2012
  • Length: 28:59
  • Purchases: 17
Caption: Wounded Eating at Jungle Hospital on Bataan, Credit: National Archives
Segment Three Background Info: This segment goes into detail about how the food situation became so bad in the Philippines that the troops had to b...

Bought by KUER


  • Added: Oct 15, 2011
  • Length: 05:27
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Philippines bombed by the Imperial Japanese
This segment begins with the attack on the Philippine Islands shortly after the attack on Pearl Harbor. At the beginning of the outbreak of the war...

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Oct 15, 2011
  • Length: 06:43
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Katrina Powell, author of "The Anguish of Displacement", Credit: Charles McGuigan
Just as the red wolves were dispossessed of their homes so too were the people who had inhabited the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia for many gene...

  • Added: Apr 25, 2010
  • Length: 24:10
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You know his music, now get to know the man behind these classic songs.

Bought by Prairie Public, KUPR low power FM, Radio New Zealand, KFOK-LPFM, KGLT and more


  • Added: Dec 05, 2008
  • Length: 55:35
  • Purchases: 11
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A conversation with James Douglass, author of "JFK and the Unspeakable: Why He Died and Why It Matters". Douglass makes the case for his theory th...

Bought by WAMC, WXAV 88.3FM, KMXT, WCPN, KUOW and more


  • Added: Nov 10, 2008
  • Length: 58:57
  • Purchases: 18
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11/9 is the 70th anniversary of the "Kristallnacht"

Bought by KWIT


  • Added: Nov 07, 2008
  • Length: 30:01
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Battleship Missouri Memorial, Credit: USS Missouri Memorial Association
The Battleship Missouri is best known as the site where World War II officially ended on Sept. 2, 1945. Veterans share tales about the ship, nickn...

Bought by KBUT, Delta College Public Radio, KBUT, and KVMR


  • Added: Dec 06, 2006
  • Length: 05:06
  • Purchases: 4