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July Fourth will be on July fourth this year. Who knew?
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In honor of Flag Day and the Fourth of July, the Smithsonian unveils the often misunderstood stories behind two of our nation's most famous flags: ...

Bought by Mississippi Public Broadcasting, KTEP, KUFM - Montana Public Radio, KHNS, WLPR and more

  • Added: May 18, 2022
  • Length: 52:00
  • Purchases: 50
Caption: 4th of July on the National Mall July 4, 1993, Credit: Photo courtesy National Council for the Traditional Arts, July 4, 1993
A 4th of July special program free to all stations with music from Nina Simone, Randy Newman, Sly Stone and Jon Batiste, plus live performances fro...

Bought by WVTF, Mississippi Public Broadcasting, KTEP, KLCC, WRGY and more

  • Added: Jun 23, 2021
  • Length: 01:59:01
  • Purchases: 31
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The theme of this special is a great fit for your programming needs in the days leading up to and the days following the July 4th holiday! This sel...

Bought by WJCT, WVTF, Mississippi Public Broadcasting, KUFM - Montana Public Radio, KICI Iowa City and more

  • Added: Jun 23, 2021
  • Length: 59:58
  • Purchases: 37
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A stand-alone hour of music curated by public radio music host Paul Ingles that celebrates the word AMERICA or AMERICAN or USA in every title. Thi...

Bought by KUFM - Montana Public Radio, Mississippi Public Broadcasting, KLCC, KSRQ, KRVS and more

  • Added: Jun 21, 2021
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 17
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First of 4 music mix hours featuring a host of performers expressing the complicated feelings about life in America - in songs that both celebrate ...

Bought by KLCC, WBEZ, WVIA, WUTC, KAWC / Border Radio - KOFA and more

  • Added: Jun 30, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 12
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Before Vietnam sunk his presidency, LBJ compiled record accomplishments domestically: medicare, civil and voting rights, immigration reform, and pu...

Bought by WCAI / WNAN Cape & Islands, Mass., WJCT, KUT, Mississippi Public Broadcasting, WVTF and more

  • Added: Mar 17, 2020
  • Length: 52:00
  • Purchases: 37
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How do you celebrate Independence Day? With hotdogs and a baseball game? Sunscreen and swimming pools? What about patriotic music and a slice of ...

Bought by High Plains Public Radio, KRBD, WLRH, RadioStPete Florida, KTXK and more

  • Added: Jun 24, 2019
  • Length: 59:29
  • Purchases: 25
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Perfect for the Fourth of July or other celebratory national holidays! “Freedom Jazz!” offers an hour-long, uniquely jazzy tribute to the spirit o...

Bought by WRGY, KCNP, WRTI, KTXK, WABE and more

  • Added: Jun 29, 2017
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 31

  • Added: Jun 03, 2009
  • Length: 58:50
  • Purchases: 20
Caption: The Church of Pancakes fireworks stand, Credit: and original painting by Tom Zavitz
Emotion battles ethics in this action-packed caper. Nine-year-old Jaybird and his partner in crime, Kenny, love the Fourth of July — the sound of a...

Bought by WVTF, WYPL, KICI Iowa City, KUPR low power FM, 'The Sea' and more

  • Added: May 14, 2014
  • Length: 58:45
  • Purchases: 12
Caption: Battle Mountain, Nevada; photo: Scott Carrier
Celebrating America with flags, fireworks and summer festivals, featuring recitations and reflections on The Pledge” of Allegiance, the annual Rain...

Bought by WVTF, Mississippi Public Broadcasting, KTXK, Prairie Public, WITF and more

  • Added: May 07, 2013
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 35
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International travelers’ tales of touring the Republic of Georgia with ex-KGB friend of a friend, a cross-country hitchhiking expedition, and trave...

Bought by Mississippi Public Broadcasting, WITF, KVNF, KUHF, KUNM and more

  • Added: May 31, 2009
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 38
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This stirring hour show of American music and literature begins with patriotic musical performances by the likes of Marian Anderson, Paul Robeson, ...

Bought by WVTF, Mississippi Public Broadcasting, RadioFreePalmer, KUOW, KMXT and more

  • Added: Jun 03, 2015
  • Length: 53:56
  • Purchases: 34

  • Added: Jul 02, 2008
  • Length: 29:02
  • Purchases: 31
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A humorous piece about impressing the neighborhood with your fireworks.

Bought by Raven Radio, KMXT, RadioStPete Florida, KTNA, KVNF and more

  • Added: Jun 19, 2004
  • Length: 03:27
  • Purchases: 44
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International Fireworks Contest, Macau China

Bought by Prairie Public, KVNF, Prairie Public,, KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio and more

  • Added: Jul 06, 2007
  • Length: 04:56
  • Purchases: 13
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An engineer looks at the Declaration of Independence and sees the science underlying the document.

Bought by RadioFreePalmer, Prairie Public, KUFM - Montana Public Radio, KTRT RADIO INC, KUFM - Montana Public Radio and more

  • Added: Jun 14, 2004
  • Length: 02:46
  • Purchases: 16
Caption: Cannon firing at encampment, Credit: Jamestown Yorktown Foundation
Artillery played an important role in the American Revolution, but Americans were at a disadvantage just getting access to adequate pieces.

Bought by KRUA

  • Added: Apr 16, 2009
  • Length: 03:17
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: At the surgeon's tent, Credit: Jamestown Yorktown Foundation
In the eighteenth century the state of medical care and medical theory was undergoing a transition. Historian Edward Ayers. Not understanding the c...

  • Added: Apr 16, 2009
  • Length: 02:44
Caption: Farm militia drill, Credit: Jamestown Yorktown Foundation
The colonial militias played an important role in the struggle for independence, but then, as now, not without some misunderstanding.

  • Added: Apr 16, 2009
  • Length: 02:30
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Although born in England, Andrew Sullivan finds his beliefs in America?s Declaration of Independence.

Bought by KUFM - Montana Public Radio, KTRT RADIO INC, KUER, KPTZ, Port Townsend, WA, WDSE and more

  • Added: Jun 12, 2006
  • Length: 03:16
  • Purchases: 10
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Jenny Hersch, musical maven and part-owner of a baseball team, reveals the secrets of singing our anthem.

Bought by Prairie Public, KZYX, WABE, KUOW, WABE and more

  • Added: Sep 16, 2003
  • Length: 01:32
  • Purchases: 32