BBC Americana

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Americana is a half-hour magazine, going out every Sunday evening, 52 weeks a year on BBC Radio 4, the UK’s premiere speech network. The program also airs on the BBC World Service. Americana complements the BBC's news coverage with a mixture of location reporting, interviews and studio discussion focused on the United States.



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How about a flight with Amelia Earhart? Only this distant relative has no record of crashing - this Amelia Earhart sticks to reporting the traffic ...

Bought by PRX Remix and Remix Radio

  • Added: Nov 06, 2009
  • Length: 05:37
  • Purchases: 2
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How do you buy a skyscraper? What are they worth and are they good value? For Americana, Matt Frei speaks to a man in Manhattan who deals in high r...

  • Added: Nov 06, 2009
  • Length: 04:01
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Matt Frei looks at how the space industry helped racial integration. 40 years on from those first steps on the moon, Morgan Watson was one of the f...

Bought by KUNM

  • Added: Nov 05, 2009
  • Length: 04:33
  • Purchases: 1
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An example of a PRX feature that BBC Americana bought in and tweaked for the play out on the programme. The piece came orginally from Jacob Fenston...

Bought by Remix Radio

  • Added: Nov 05, 2009
  • Length: 02:29
  • Purchases: 1