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Radio programs -- United States

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The Christian Science Monitor: Electronic Edition

The Christian Science Monitor has recently opened a full text Web edition that also provides Monitor Radio hourly broadcasts (in RealAudio format), the mid-day edition of Monitor Radio (available for 24 hours after the broadcast), continuous headline updates from Associated Press, and Our Place, an archive of stories and links related to books, arts and music, TV and film, family and community,...

https://www.csmonitor.com/
Radio Days: A Soundbite of History

This wonderful site, provided by James F. Widner, has something for anyone interested in vintage radio or 1930s-40s American culture. Users will find a large number of substantial audio clips and information on radio programs of all stripes and colors. The Timeline section highlights significant radio programs that began in the current month, offering short descriptive pieces and recordings. Under...

http://www.otr.com/
Radio Diaries on National Public Radio (NPR)

Radio Diaries is a nonprofit radio production company which looks "to find extraordinary stories in ordinary places, to create original and moving first-person documentaries - true radio verite - from voices that are rarely heard." And that it does. Radio Diaries staff train all kinds of people -- from teenagers to the elderly -- to become reporters. These fledgling reporters create tapes about...

https://www.radiodiaries.org/
Talking History

Yet another project at the indefatigable History Department at the University at Albany, SUNY (last reviewed in the March 19, 1999 Scout Report), Talking History is a weekly broadcast/ Internet radio program that "focuses on all aspects of history: how we recall it, how we preserve it, how we interpret it, how we transform it into myth, and how we pass it on -- as teachers, researchers,...

http://www.talkinghistory.org/
Living on Earth

Close to two million people worldwide tune in to National Public Radio's "one hour, weekly, award-winning, environmental news program" Living on Earth. The program's Website features weekly shows with RealAudio recordings as well as transcripts. Numerous other stories are also offered in the same formats. The site contains a clickable map with a list of local stations and times for finding shows...

https://loe.org/
Earth and Sky

This companion web site to the Earth and Sky Radio Series offers recordings of the award winning daily radio show, plus oodles of supplementary science material. Visitors can search for specific science topics and retrieve relevant articles and past shows (and transcripts) on the topic. There is a great kids earth and sky section directed at younger children, plus a teacher's lounge with...

https://earthsky.org/
This American Life

On their Web site, the staff of the radio show "This American Life" describes their innovative and popular show in these words: "Its mission is to document everyday life in this country. We sometimes think of it as a documentary show for people who normally hate documentaries. A public radio show for people who don't necessarily care for public radio." Hosted by Ira Glass since its inception in...

https://www.thisamericanlife.org/
Lynching in America: NPR's Morning Edition 04/04/2000

For over 25 years, collector James Allen accumulated a disturbing but important visual legacy of racial violence in America: photos and postcards taken and sold as souvenirs at lynchings across the country. These photos were recently published in a book accompanied by a number of essays and then placed on display at the New York Historical Society. In addition, more information on Allen's photo...

https://www.npr.org/2000/04/04/1072448/lynching-in-america
Wait Wait-Don't Tell Me!

Stage director, essayist, extra in a Michael Jackson Video: Simply put, Peter Sagal has done it all through his long career in the entertainment business. With such a resume, it make sense that he is the host of the popular National Public Radio Program, "Wait Wait-Don't Tell Me!". This weekly hour-long quiz program originates out of Chicago's NPR station WBEZ, and allows listeners to match their...

https://www.npr.org/programs/wait-wait-dont-tell-me/
Global 3.0

Often the word "globalization" is thrown around rather carelessly, and many people just associate it with the expansion of such familiar icons as Starbucks and McDonalds into the far-flung corners of the world. Fortunately, there are programs such as this one from American Radioworks, which is sponsored by Minnesota Public Radio, with significant assistance from the Corporation for Public...

http://americanradioworks.publicradio.org/features/global30/
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