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Caption: World War II graves at Arlington National Cemetary, Credit: L. Sponsler
An objective, entertaining, and respectful music/sound chronicle of America’s war history starting with the Civil War, which spurred the eventual c...

Bought by KRZA, WESM 91.3 FM, WAMC, WNMU-FM, KISU and more


  • Added: Mar 19, 2013
  • Length: 01:55:12
  • Purchases: 23
Caption: German POW Otto Schwingel and Linda Anderson on Anderson's farm near Florence, S.C., Credit: courtesy of Ingebourg Schwingel
During World War II, some 400,000 captured German soldiers were shipped across the Atlantic to prison camps dotted across the U.S. Suddenly the ene...

Bought by XRAY.fm, WCPN, Spokane Public Radio, KQED, WSHU and more


  • Added: May 19, 2014
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 29
Caption: Proposed Mothers' Memorial by John Geddes, 1922-30, Credit: (Library of Congress).
This is a country awash in monuments. They adorn traffic circles, street corners and, of course, the National Mall. In this special Memorial Day ep...

Bought by WXDU, WNIJ, Iowa Public Radio, KTXK, Prairie Public and more


  • Added: May 24, 2013
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 22
Caption: Producer John Biewen queries the author in Monterey, Cal., Credit: Diana Garcia
A one-hour special revisiting Steinbeck's iconic book, Travels with Charley -- published 50 years ago, in 1962 -- and journeying into today's Ameri...

Bought by WLPR, KFOK-LPFM, Moab Public Radio, WNPR, WFAE and more


  • Added: Apr 18, 2011
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 55
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An hour-long program revisiting the year that the U.S. won WWII, featuring interviews, news clips and music from Bing Crosby, Charlie Parker and mo...

Bought by WXDU, KUCB, KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio, WUIS, 90.5 WSNC and more


  • Added: May 18, 2009
  • Length: 58:57
  • Purchases: 22
Caption: City Point, VA (1865), Credit: Library of Congress
In this third part of BackStory's "Civil War 150th" series, the History Guys host a special listener Q&A. Over the course of the hour, they answer ...

Bought by WLPR, KTSW 89.9, KUOW, WUIS, WRFA-LP and more


  • Added: Apr 01, 2011
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 19
Caption: Two Soldiers from the 23rd New York Infantry, ca. 1861-1865, Credit: Library of Congress
In the second episode of BackStory's "Civil War 150th" series, the History Guys look at what motivated Northerners and Southerners to take up arms...

Bought by KTSW 89.9, WUIS, WRNC-LP, WAMU, Wisconsin Public Radio and more


  • Added: Mar 25, 2011
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 15
Caption: "The Hercules of Union Slaying the Great Dragon of Secession," 1861 , Credit: Library of Congress
To mark the sesquicentennial of the Civil War's beginnings, the History Guys take an in-depth look at the pivotal six months between Abraham Lincol...

Bought by KTSW 89.9, WUIS, WRNC-LP, WAMU, WCPN and more


  • Added: Mar 09, 2011
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 17
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For Memorial Day, the voices of veterans remembering their comrades.

Bought by Wyoming Public Radio, KTXK, KWIT, KPVL, WNPR and more


  • Added: May 03, 2010
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 35
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A new perspective on the often-overlooked story of the Marines who fought in the brutal Pacific Campaign of World War II.

Bought by KUFM - Montana Public Radio, WCAI / WNAN, WESM 91.3 FM, WLRN, WITF and more


  • Added: Dec 17, 2009
  • Length: 55:54
  • Purchases: 29
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This week on The Score with Edmund Stone, The American Civil War.

Bought by KTXK, WESM 91.3 FM, KMXT, WUIS, KHEN-LP and more


  • Added: May 24, 2011
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 9
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Tom Brokaw and others discuss War Memorials, Veterans, Vietnam and Wars.

Bought by RadioFreePalmer, KZYX, KMXT, WUIS, WBEZ and more


  • Added: May 08, 2008
  • Length: 58:00
  • Purchases: 33
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Nearly 40 public radio producers from around the world lend their voices to a roll call of just some of the names of casualties from the wars in Ir...

Bought by WAMU, KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio, KBRP Community Radio, WSLR, KXOT Public Radio and more


  • Added: Mar 20, 2006
  • Length: 58:47
  • Purchases: 29
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The final year of World War II in the Pacific, told by men who came back and kept silent about the harrowing ordeal that changed their lives.

Bought by KGOU, KMUN, WSKG, WLRN, Wyoming Public Radio and more


  • Added: May 03, 2006
  • Length: 58:57
  • Purchases: 22
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How family and faith are healing veterans home from war.

Bought by WHRV, WUIS, WCPN, WGBH Radio Boston, KWIT and more


  • Added: May 07, 2008
  • Length: 59:50
  • Purchases: 34
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Profiles of poet George Evans, a veteran medic, and Lynda Van Devanter, whose experiences as Vietnam nurse inspired China Beach. Warning: Graphic D...

Bought by WUIS, WEKU, Iowa Public Radio, WYSO, KUOW and more


  • Added: Sep 21, 2006
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 14
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This Veterans' Day program pays tribute to America's fighting men and women through first-hand accounts of battle, as well as music and poetry that...

Bought by KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio, KKWE Niijii Radio, Red River Radio Network, WMMT, KISU and more


  • Added: Oct 07, 2005
  • Length: 53:07
  • Purchases: 25
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Professional soldiers in Fort Benning, Georgia talk of the challenges facing themselves and their families as they prepare to go to war. Produced ...

Bought by WXDU, Spokane Public Radio, Marfa Public Radio, KPBS, Audible and more


  • Added: May 24, 2005
  • Length: 28:56
  • Purchases: 7
Caption: Bracelets of Grace: The Vietnam War Story of Major Stanley Horne
It's been 40 years since the very first POW-MIA bracelet was made and distributed. The iconic bracelets had a humble beginning at the height of th...

Bought by KKWE Niijii Radio, WNMU-FM, KVSC, KFAI, KOSU and more


  • Added: Oct 05, 2010
  • Length: 29:17
  • Purchases: 10
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How war influences identity and memory in both the individual and the national sense.

Bought by KFAI, KVMR, KMXT, WETA, Public Interactive and more


  • Added: Jun 22, 2004
  • Length: 29:28
  • Purchases: 10
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a sonic memorial to the healing power of art

Bought by KUT, KTNA, WUIS, KDNK, KUFM - Montana Public Radio and more


  • Added: Sep 27, 2008
  • Length: 26:44
  • Purchases: 9
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Vince Gabriel is a Vietnam veteran who's written an album of songs chronicling his experience of the war. He takes listeners back to 1968, to the j...

Bought by KZYX, WNMU-FM, KZYX, KUT, KGOU and more


  • Added: Feb 12, 2005
  • Length: 28:31
  • Purchases: 11
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To honor the young men who sacrificed their lives in the D-Day invasion, Brigadier General Casey Brower takes young cadets on tours of the American...

Bought by KVSC and WXDU


  • Added: Nov 09, 2012
  • Length: 28:59
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: The War Comes Home: Washington’s Battle Against America’s Veterans, Credit: Brett Stirton
As we mark the 6th anniversary of the US invasion of Iraq, reporter Aaron Glantz takes us inside the war as it comes home to our communities. We f...

Bought by WXDU, KVSC, KVSC, KUER, KUNM and more


  • Added: Mar 11, 2009
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 6
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Award-winning documentary from Lost & Found Sound, produced by Christina Egloff with Jay Allison

Bought by WBEZ, Prairie Public, KFOK-LPFM, Georgia Public Broadcasting, KPCC and more


  • Added: Sep 07, 2003
  • Length: 19:17
  • Purchases: 27
Caption: French Coast Dead Ahead, Credit: history101.com
A powerful remembrance of the preparation, execution, and aftermath of Operation Overlord, June 6, 1944.

Bought by WNIJ, Delta College Public Radio, KMUZ, KSJD, Marfa Public Radio and more


  • Added: Mar 19, 2013
  • Length: 13:48
  • Purchases: 6
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Take a look at this picture. Maybe you can figure out that the Civil War soldier on the right is a woman. But the guy sitting next to her sure coul...

Bought by KCRW, PRX Remix, KUT, KUOW, KRCB and more


  • Added: May 13, 2009
  • Length: 18:05
  • Purchases: 8
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10-minute feature tells the story of WWII American Red Cross volunteer Elizabeth Richardson, who now who lies among the honored dead in the America...

Bought by KKWE Niijii Radio, KUFM - Montana Public Radio, Prairie Public, KHNS, and WLPR


  • Added: Apr 22, 2008
  • Length: 09:59
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Tiffany stained glass window inside Blanford Church.
Memorial Day, a national holiday of remembrance, was first celebrated south of the Mason/Dixon line in Petersburg, Virginia at Blandford Church Cem...

Bought by Moab Public Radio, WAMC, KSJD, WRIR, Prairie Public and more


  • Added: May 28, 2010
  • Length: 16:12
  • Purchases: 9
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A man tries to repatriate the bones of a Viet Cong soldier that his father took from the jungle, 35 years earlier.

Bought by PRX Remix, KUOW, KUOW, KZSC, Here and Now and more


  • Added: Sep 21, 2004
  • Length: 10:02
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: Kathleen, Then & Now
Short documentary collage of voices recorded in St. Louis during World War II on a Wilcox-Gay Recordio. The Greatest Generation carries on, as reme...

Bought by WAMC


  • Added: May 18, 2009
  • Length: 06:00
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Cliff Brody looks at an old photo of his deceased friend/sergeant, Joe Blakely, who changed Cliff’s life during the Vietnam War., Credit: Rebecca Sheir
How do you thank someone who saves you from tragedy? This Vietnam veteran knows.

Bought by New Hampshire Public Radio


  • Added: Apr 17, 2013
  • Length: 05:40
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Retired Navy Commander Zoe Dunning rides in the SF Pride Parade as Celebrity Grand Marshal in 2010., Credit: Anthony Loverde
It’s been less than a year since “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” was repealed, and soon, gays and lesbians can come out – or go in – to the military withou...

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  • Added: May 25, 2011
  • Length: 06:43
  • Purchases: 1
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Carolin Kunze’s fiancé Matt Fuller, was a cavalry scout in the 101st Airborne Division of the US Army. The two had only just begun their life toget...

Bought by KUOW


  • Added: May 24, 2011
  • Length: 11:43
  • Purchases: 1
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The U.S. military is changing. “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” has been repealed, more women are serving, and the structure of military families is changin...

  • Added: May 25, 2011
  • Length: 05:37
Caption: Barbara Thompson, right, is the director of the DOD's Office of Family Policy/Children and Youth. Photo by Elaine Wilson
Military families like Tracy Crawford’s are becoming more and more common, though the challenges they face remain. That’s being acknowledged by man...

  • Added: May 25, 2011
  • Length: 06:39
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A WW2 vet reflects on his time as a marine and his passion for growing dahlias.

Bought by KHNS and KMXT


  • Added: Nov 07, 2005
  • Length: 08:26
  • Purchases: 2
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In 1919 his grandfather founded Maine Memorial Company in South Portland and the business has been in the family ever since. Paul used to be a ban...

Bought by KUOW and PRX Remix


  • Added: Mar 29, 2011
  • Length: 05:31
  • Purchases: 2
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In which we hear the story of Revolutionary War hero, John Paul Jones, and the Civil War hero who found his coffin, 100 years after it had been los...

Bought by WAMC, Georgia Public Broadcasting, WRST-FM Oshkosh, WCAI / WNAN, KUOW and more


  • Added: Feb 01, 2010
  • Length: 07:05
  • Purchases: 10
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Weeks after S. Spencer Scott interviewed Lavinia Gelineau about the loss of her husband Chris, a young soldier who was killed in Iraq, Lavinia hers...

Bought by KHNS, KFAI, KRZA, Vocalo.org, KLCC and more


  • Added: Jul 22, 2005
  • Length: 07:45
  • Purchases: 14
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Mike Beck discusses his song, "Amanda Comes Home."

Bought by KHNS


  • Added: Feb 25, 2009
  • Length: 05:29
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Spc. Lackey, Credit: Jake Warga
Part of a series that asks U.S. soldiers serving in Afghanistan what they have to carry around with them every day—from the physical to the emotion...

Bought by KKWE Niijii Radio, KHNS, KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio, WNPR, KFAI and more


  • Added: Feb 22, 2013
  • Length: 03:03
  • Purchases: 10
Caption: Corporal Dan Elenhof, Credit: Jake Warga
Part of a series that asks U.S. soldiers serving in Afghanistan what they have to carry around with them every day—from the physical to the emotion...

Bought by KKWE Niijii Radio, KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio, KHNS, WNPR, PRX Remix and more


  • Added: Feb 22, 2013
  • Length: 03:19
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: Cpt. Jason Pace, Credit: Jake Warga
Part of a series that asks U.S. soldiers serving in Afghanistan what they have to carry around with them every day—from the physical to the emotion...

Bought by KKWE Niijii Radio, KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio, KHNS, WNPR, KFAI and more


  • Added: Feb 22, 2013
  • Length: 02:49
  • Purchases: 7
Caption: Staff Sergeant Christen Cohen, Credit: Jake Warga
Part of a series that asks U.S. soldiers serving in Afghanistan what they have to carry around with them every day—from the physical to the emotion...

Bought by KKWE Niijii Radio, KHNS, KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio, WNPR, KFAI and more


  • Added: Feb 22, 2013
  • Length: 02:34
  • Purchases: 10
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Part of a series that asks U.S. soldiers serving in Afghanistan what they have to carry around with them every day—from the physical to the emotion...

Bought by KKWE Niijii Radio, KHNS, WNPR, KUT, PRX Remix and more


  • Added: Feb 22, 2013
  • Length: 02:49
  • Purchases: 7
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David Shea tells his friend Alice Doyle about learning something new about his father, Denny Shea.

Bought by WTJU, WSLR, Delta College Public Radio, KUOW, KFOK-LPFM and more


  • Added: May 28, 2008
  • Length: 02:03
  • Purchases: 6
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A non-narrated portrait of a small group of Civil War buffs re-dedicating a Union veteran's grave in Oregon and reflecting on when our nation, as w...

Bought by KISU, WAMC, KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio, The Story, KRUA and more


  • Added: Jun 19, 2009
  • Length: 04:50
  • Purchases: 7
Caption: Bowers, Credit: JW
"The Army’s standard is suppose to be that females are soldiers too..."

Bought by KHNS, KUT, KUOW, The Story, and KFAI


  • Added: Jun 21, 2010
  • Length: 02:01
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Base Church, Credit: Jake Warga
"I’m a traditional guy from the south, so I like traditional gospel music … [sings]…"

Bought by PRX Remix, KHNS, The Story, and KFAI


  • Added: Jun 04, 2010
  • Length: 01:54
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: Lawrence "Laser", Credit: Jake Warga
The song is called “Indestructible” it’s from Disturbed. It talks about how nothing in life can stop him. That he is going to overcome

Bought by KCRW, The Story, and KFAI


  • Added: Jun 04, 2010
  • Length: 04:02
  • Purchases: 3
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"Private First Class Michael Dalere. 22. 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kansas. I listen to pretty much anything that’s heavy metal..."

Bought by KHNS, KCRW, The Story, and KFAI


  • Added: Jun 04, 2010
  • Length: 01:33
  • Purchases: 4
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“Sergeant Crystal Halbert from Manhattan, Kansas. I’m 26 years old...

Bought by KHNS, The Story, and KFAI


  • Added: Jun 04, 2010
  • Length: 01:48
  • Purchases: 3
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Techno: Anything with a beat just gets your heart pumping, and you’re ready to go for anything. I’m Specialist Kriegshauser – “Warhouse”.

Bought by KFAI


  • Added: Jun 04, 2010
  • Length: 01:18
  • Purchases: 1
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Artist: Barbra Streisand Song: Send in the Clowns

Bought by KHNS, KCRW, The Story, KFAI, and KUOW


  • Added: Jun 01, 2010
  • Length: 03:12
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Lockridge after IED explosion, Credit: Jake Warga
To Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody,” Major James Lockridge tells us, “The United States Army can go anywhere at anytime or anyplace. I learned that duri...

Bought by KHNS, KCRW, The Story, KFAI, and KUT


  • Added: May 15, 2010
  • Length: 03:05
  • Purchases: 5
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Veterans share their experiences

Bought by KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio and PRX Remix


  • Added: Jul 30, 2012
  • Length: 03:34
  • Purchases: 2
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It is not only the people from away who ask silly questions

Bought by Prairie Public, WTIP, and KBUT


  • Added: May 26, 2008
  • Length: 02:38
  • Purchases: 3
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How soldiers prepare for deployment...at home and at training.

  • Added: Mar 10, 2009
  • Length: 04:48
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World War II veteran Joseph Robertson tells his son-in-law John Fish, Jr. about a soldier he killed in combat.

Bought by PRX Remix, KFOK-LPFM, KOSU, KUFM - Montana Public Radio, WCPN and more


  • Added: Nov 16, 2005
  • Length: 01:40
  • Purchases: 10
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Eileen Tarr and her sister Ellen Hess remember their father leaving for the Vietnam War.

Bought by New Hampshire Public Radio and KFOK-LPFM


  • Added: May 11, 2007
  • Length: 01:36
  • Purchases: 2