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Here We Come A-Caroling

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The Ghost in the MP3

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Replay: America The Beautiful

In this hour, we look at expressions of American patriotism from the flip side of history. We’ll learn more about African-American music celebrating the nation, the writer Ann Petry, Walt Whitman’s stint as …

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Replay: Imagining Yoko Ono

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Mr. Turner and the Industrial Revolution

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Replay: I Am…In Love

Sonali Gulati’s (Virginia Commonwealth University) film, I Am, chronicles her personal journey to Delhi, India, where she confronts the loss of her mother whom she never came out to as …

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Where Did You Come From?

“Where Did You Come From?” is the title of the first track on Suz Slezak’s upcoming collection of lullabies Watching the Nighttime Come. Slezak and David Wax, both members of …

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Furious Flower Honors Rita Dove

The most celebrated African American poets in America pay homage to the life’s work of former Poet Laureate and Pulitzer Prize winner Rita Dove (University of Virginia). The occasion was …

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Replay: The Gospel Roots of Rock and Roll

Image via Wikipedia Sister Rosetta Tharpe attained great popularity in the 1930s and 1940s with her gospel recordings that were a unique mixture of spiritual lyrics and early rock and …

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When America Took to the Air

Image via Wikipedia In the years after World War I, stunt pilots in small airplanes would fly throughout the country, performing tricks and selling rides to locals—introducing Americans to flight …

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Replay: Furious Love

Image via Flickr user Ultimate Graphics The tempestuous relationship between Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton captured the world’s attention in a way no other Hollywood couple’s had before. The public …

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America The Beautiful

Marian Anderson Sings at Lincoln Memorial: 1939 # 3 (Image courtesy Smithsonian Institution) From Marian Anderson’s 1939 concert at the Lincoln Memorial to Marvin Gaye’s singing of the National Anthem …