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Memorial Day is May 25th this year.
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In this special from from Things That Go Boom, Inkstick Media, and PRX: Two stories about food, family, and the choices our government makes in our...

Bought by WFDD Ops, KECG, WYPR, WLPR , WGBH Radio Boston and more

  • Added: May 24, 2023
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 36
Caption: Ken Porwoll, Proud Veteran, Credit: Brainerd Dispatch (Brainerd, MN)
Veteran Ken Porwoll’s story recounts his inhumane treatment & riveting story of survival as one of 10,000 American & roughly 50,000 Filipino soldie...

Bought by KJZZ, KFAI Minneapolis, WRKF, WWNO, WCAI / WNAN Cape & Islands, Mass. and more

  • Added: Jun 06, 2022
  • Length: 57:32
  • Purchases: 17
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After a three-year legal battle, The Post obtained hundreds of records of candid interviews assessing the war in Afghanistan and its failures. PR...

Bought by WXAV 88.3FM Chicago, WYAP, KZYX, KUOW, KTSW 89.9 and more

  • Added: Mar 29, 2020
  • Length: 53:54
  • Purchases: 77
Caption: Some of Delta 187 Rakassans
We've Never Been The Same: A War Story is the story of one night of battle and the decades of recovery that followed. Produced by Adam Piore and Ja...

Bought by WORT, Interlochen Public Radio, KCUR, WFIU, WITF and more

  • Added: Sep 08, 2015
  • Length: 53:28
  • Purchases: 104
Caption: Alan Seeger - Soldier, Diarist & Poet
From the trenches of The Great War, Alan Seeger's poems, letters and diaries spring to life in the voices of Cathedral Choir of St. John the Divine...

Bought by KAWC / Border Radio - KOFA, WVIA, WHRV, WCAI / WNAN Cape & Islands, Mass., RadioStPete Florida and more

  • Added: Mar 10, 2021
  • Length: 58:29
  • Purchases: 46
Caption: German POW Otto Schwingel and Linda Anderson on Anderson's farm near Florence, S.C., Credit: courtesy of Ingebourg Schwingel
During World War II, some 400,000 captured German soldiers were shipped across the Atlantic to prison camps dotted across the U.S. Suddenly the ene...

Bought by KUCR 88.3 fm Riverside, Calif., KBBI Alaska, WVTF, RadioStPete Florida, Angelica Community Radio and more

  • Added: May 19, 2014
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 87
Caption: Proposed Mothers' Memorial by John Geddes, 1922-30, Credit: (Library of Congress).
This is a country awash in monuments. They adorn traffic circles, street corners and, of course, the National Mall. In this special Memorial Day ep...

Bought by Mississippi Public Broadcasting, KUCR 88.3 fm Riverside, Calif., WGBH Radio Boston, RadioStPete Florida, KMXT and more

  • Added: May 24, 2013
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 99
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For Memorial Day, the voices of veterans remembering their comrades.

Bought by Mississippi Public Broadcasting, Troy Public Radio, Wyoming Public Radio, KCNP, WGCU and more

  • Added: May 03, 2010
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 91
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A new perspective on the often-overlooked story of the Marines who fought in the brutal Pacific Campaign of World War II.

Bought by WVTF, WLPR , KUHF, WVTF, Angelica Community Radio and more

  • Added: Dec 17, 2009
  • Length: 55:54
  • Purchases: 60
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Tom Brokaw and others discuss War Memorials, Veterans, Vietnam and Wars.

Bought by WVTF, KBUT Crested Butte, Colo., Angelica Community Radio, WXAV 88.3FM Chicago, KTXK and more

  • Added: May 08, 2008
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 52
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The final year of World War II in the Pacific, told by men who came back and kept silent about the harrowing ordeal that changed their lives.

Bought by WVTF, WITF, WABE, KBUT Crested Butte, Colo., WRVO Public Media and more

  • Added: May 03, 2006
  • Length: 58:57
  • Purchases: 32
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This Veterans' Day program pays tribute to America's fighting men and women through first-hand accounts of battle, as well as music and poetry that...

Bought by KSLU, KVLU, KMSU, KRCB 104.9, KBBI Alaska and more

  • Added: Oct 07, 2005
  • Length: 53:07
  • Purchases: 39
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For Memorial Day —a portrait of life on the homefront during World War II featuring 4 women’s stories, rare home recorded letters sent overseas to ...

Bought by RadioStPete Florida, 90.5 WESA, Spokane Public Radio, WFHB, KUFM - Montana Public Radio and more

  • Added: Jun 01, 2015
  • Length: 24:56
  • Purchases: 16
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Professional soldiers in Fort Benning, Georgia talk of the challenges facing themselves and their families as they prepare to go to war. Produced ...

Bought by KQAL, WFHB, KUAC, KSFR, KOJB 90.1 FM The eagle and more

  • Added: May 24, 2005
  • Length: 28:56
  • Purchases: 16
Caption: Bracelets of Grace: The Vietnam War Story of Major Stanley Horne
It's been 40 years since the very first POW-MIA bracelet was made and distributed. The iconic bracelets had a humble beginning at the height of th...

Bought by RadioFreePalmer, KUAC, WMPG, KVSC, KUFM - Montana Public Radio and more

  • Added: Oct 05, 2010
  • Length: 29:17
  • Purchases: 20
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Award-winning documentary from Lost & Found Sound, produced by Christina Egloff with Jay Allison

Bought by WXAV 88.3FM Chicago, WRFA-LP, WFHB, WCAI / WNAN Cape & Islands, Mass., WUTC and more

  • Added: Sep 07, 2003
  • Length: 19:17
  • Purchases: 36
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Take a look at this picture. Maybe you can figure out that the Civil War soldier on the right is a woman. But the guy sitting next to her sure coul...

Bought by RadioFreePalmer, Prairie Public, WCAI / WNAN Cape & Islands, Mass., KUER, WUTC and more

  • Added: May 13, 2009
  • Length: 18:05
  • Purchases: 15
Caption: Tiffany stained glass window inside Blanford Church.
Memorial Day, a national holiday of remembrance, was first celebrated south of the Mason/Dixon line in Petersburg, Virginia at Blandford Church Cem...

Bought by RadioFreePalmer, KUCB, RadioFreePalmer, KSRQ, KVNF and more

  • Added: May 28, 2010
  • Length: 16:12
  • Purchases: 21
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A man tries to repatriate the bones of a Viet Cong soldier that his father took from the jungle, 35 years earlier.

Bought by WRFA-LP, Prairie Public, WFHB, WTJU, PRX Remix and more

  • Added: Sep 21, 2004
  • Length: 10:02
  • Purchases: 10
Caption: U.S. Military service members are represented by white headstones for the men that lost their lives during World War II at the American Cemetery, Normandy, France; June 2, 2015. This is the 71st Anniversary of the D-Day invasion of Normandy remembering th, Credit: (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Austin Berner/Released)
A paratrooper in the 82nd Airborne Division, one of the most highly decorated divisions in the U.S. Army, didn’t understand what it meant to be air...

Bought by Raven Radio, WTIP, KRZA, KYUK, KUFM - Montana Public Radio and more

  • Added: Apr 29, 2019
  • Length: 08:01
  • Purchases: 7
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Weeks after S. Spencer Scott interviewed Lavinia Gelineau about the loss of her husband Chris, a young soldier who was killed in Iraq, Lavinia hers...

Bought by RadioFreePalmer, KUFM - Montana Public Radio, KISU, KHNS, KFAI Minneapolis and more

  • Added: Jul 22, 2005
  • Length: 07:45
  • Purchases: 17
Caption: Dustin Millado, a veteran who worked in the Army Criminal Investigation Division, is now a digital forensic examiner for Stop Soldier Suicide’s Black Box Project., Credit: Jay Price / American Homefront
The project is using artificial intelligence to analyze data from smartphones, laptops, and other devices of people who take their own lives.

Bought by KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio, RadioFreePalmer, WRFA-LP, Texas Public Radio, KUT and more

  • Added: Apr 18, 2023
  • Length: 03:54
  • Purchases: 8
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A non-narrated portrait of a small group of Civil War buffs re-dedicating a Union veteran's grave in Oregon and reflecting on when our nation, as w...

Bought by Radio Catskill, Prairie Public, New Hampshire Public Radio, KISU, WAMC Northeast Public Radio and more

  • Added: Jun 19, 2009
  • Length: 04:50
  • Purchases: 10

  • Added: Jul 30, 2012
  • Length: 03:34
  • Purchases: 5
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It is not only the people from away who ask silly questions

Bought by Prairie Public, KMXT, KMXT, Prairie Public, WTIP and more

  • Added: May 26, 2008
  • Length: 02:38
  • Purchases: 6