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Music and comments that take your listeners into the heart of America, including a powerful presentation of our 200+ year old national anthem.

Bought by WRGY, KHNS, RadioStPete Florida, Morehead State Public Radio, KCNP and more


  • Added: Jun 17, 2024
  • Length: 58:07
  • Purchases: 65
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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 WAMU, WITF, Troy Public Radio, WORT, Mississippi Public Broadcasting and more


  • Added: May 24, 2023
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 42
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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 WITF, Mississippi Public Broadcasting, WRGY, WAMU, WKSU and more


  • Added: May 18, 2022
  • Length: 52:00
  • Purchases: 66
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The founders left three groups out of the Declaration of Independence: Black Americans, Indigenous peoples, and women. This is how they responded.

Bought by WITF, KSKA, WYAP, WXAV 88.3FM Chicago, WVTF and more


  • Added: Aug 18, 2022
  • Length: 51:31
  • Purchases: 16
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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 WNMU-FM, WWNO, WRKF, KUAF Public Radio, KMXT and more


  • Added: Jun 23, 2021
  • Length: 59:58
  • Purchases: 43
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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 WTIP, KLCC, KSUT, KBBI Alaska, Morehead State Public Radio and more


  • Added: Jun 21, 2021
  • Length: 58:59
  • Purchases: 31
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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 WRGY, KSJE, KRWG, WXXI Rochester, KFSK and more


  • Added: Jun 30, 2021
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 27
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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 WABE, KHNS, KTSW 89.9, WITF, WCAI / WNAN Cape & Islands, Mass. and more


  • Added: Mar 17, 2020
  • Length: 52:00
  • Purchases: 41
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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 WVIA, KHNS, WVTF, WNMU-FM, KTXK and more


  • Added: Jun 24, 2019
  • Length: 59:29
  • Purchases: 34
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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 WNMU-FM, Northern Community Radio - KAXE & KBXE, Minnesota, KSLU, WITF, WRGY and more


  • Added: Jun 29, 2017
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 35
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New American Music for Voices A July 4th Special

Bought by WNMU-FM, WQED, KSLU, Mississippi Public Broadcasting, Spokane Public Radio and more


  • Added: Jun 03, 2009
  • Length: 58:50
  • Purchases: 23
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 WJCT, WVTF, WYPL, KICI Iowa City, KUPR low power FM and more


  • Added: May 14, 2014
  • Length: 58:45
  • Purchases: 13
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 KLCC, WVTF, Mississippi Public Broadcasting, KTXK, Prairie Public and more


  • Added: May 07, 2013
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 36
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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, KHNS, WUTC, WVTF and more


  • Added: Jun 03, 2015
  • Length: 53:56
  • Purchases: 38
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 Morehead State Public Radio, WHYY, KTNA, KMSU, KLCC and more


  • Added: Jun 23, 2021
  • Length: 01:59:01
  • Purchases: 42

  • Added: Jul 02, 2008
  • Length: 29:02
  • Purchases: 33
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A humorous piece about impressing the neighborhood with your fireworks.

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


  • Added: Jun 19, 2004
  • Length: 03:27
  • Purchases: 46
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International Fireworks Contest, Macau China

Bought by RadioStPete Florida, Prairie Public, KVNF, Prairie Public, XRAY.fm and more


  • Added: Jul 06, 2007
  • Length: 04:56
  • Purchases: 14
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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