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Storycorps

StoryCorps 382: Not to Blame

Monday, July 14, 2014

Aja David and her younger sister, Kai Leigh Harriott, remember the night Kai was hit by a stray bullet and paralyzed from the chest down. They spoke with their mother Tonya David.

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WNYC News

Firework Show Returns to Brooklyn Bridge ... with a Bigger Bang

Thursday, July 03, 2014

WNYC

Fireworks are returning to the Brooklyn Bridge for the 4th of July holiday, but this time, the bang will be bigger with “over 5,000 custom-designed effects.”

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The Takeaway

The Science Behind Fireworks

Thursday, July 03, 2014

For chemists, this time of year is a moment to celebrate not just the summer season, but all the different ways to release chemical energy fast and furiously.

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Transportation Nation

Happy 4th of July! PIC: Fireworks Over Infrastructure

Wednesday, July 04, 2012

The Bronx-Whitestone Bridge (image courtesy of NY MTA)

TN will be spending the holiday watching fireworks explode near large pieces of our nation's transportation infrastructure. We'll be back on July 5th!

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WNYC News

Fireworks Show on the Hudson Sets off West vs. East Divide

Tuesday, July 03, 2012

As the Hudson River dazzles under the light of 50,000 pounds of fireworks Wednesday evening, the East River — and the people who live along it — may wonder when that waterway will get another turn to shine.

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New Sounds

More New Sounds Covers

Sunday, April 22, 2012

It's an hour of cover songs, New Sounds-style, with many familiar tunes in unexpected arrangements. We'll hear Pink Floyd, Stravinsky, Black Sabbath and Satie for this program. Listen as Marco Benevento and Julio Resende rework Pink Floyd songs and the new music ensemble Fireworks presents a version of the Rite of Spring. Plus, the Bad Plus hits it with "Ironman" and Marc Sloan reworks Erik Satie's Gnossienes. And much more.

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Features

WNYC's Guide on Where to Ring in the New Year

Friday, December 30, 2011

Out with the old, in with the new! There's no shortage of places to celebrate the early hours of 2012 in New York City. Here are some of them that caught our eye.

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WQXR Blog

How To Score A Fireworks Display

Friday, July 01, 2011

Not merely an afterthought tacked on by the producers of the television simulcast, music is a formative ingredient in some of the country’s biggest fireworks shows. In New York, it’s a process that starts almost a year in advance.

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Features

Where to Watch: Prime Fourth of July Fireworks Viewing Spots

Friday, July 01, 2011

On Monday, the 35th Annual Macy's Fourth of July Fireworks will shoot over the Hudson River from six barges. The sky will light up between 20th and 55th Sts. in Manhattan. You can enjoy the show from any place that offers an unobstructed view of the sky over the river. Plus, check out other fireworks shows in the city this weekend.

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Features

Countdown to Blast-Off: Preparing for the Macy's Fireworks Show in Staten Island

Friday, July 01, 2011

For the past two weeks, 60 licensed pyrotechnicians have been wiring and packaging over 40,000 firework shells in preparation for the 35th annual Macy's Fourth of July Fireworks show. Check out a slideshow of the team preparing at an undisclosed pier in Staten Island.

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Features

Celebrating the Fourth of July in NYC with Pig Roasts, Urban Foraging, and Improv

Friday, July 01, 2011

Pig roasts, improv marathons, Revolutionary War tours and urban foraging. There's no shortage of things to do in the city this Independence Day weekend. Here's our shortlist of happenings around NYC.

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New Sounds

More New Sounds Covers

Monday, April 11, 2011

It's an hour of cover songs, New Sounds-style, with many familiar tunes in unexpected arrangements. We'll hear Pink Floyd, Stravinsky, Black Sabbath and Satie for this program. Listen as Marco Benevento and Julio Resende rework Pink Floyd songs and the new music ensemble Fireworks presents a version of the Rite of Spring. Plus, the Bad Plus hits it with "Ironman" and Marc Sloan reworks Erik Satie's Gnossienes. And much more.

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Slate Culture Gabfest

Slate: The Culture Gabfest, Beauty in the Sky Edition

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

In this week's Culture Gabfest, our critics Stephen Metcalf, Dana Stevens, June Thomas and Julia Turner discuss life without the Internet, June’s must see list of summer TV shows and love 'em or hate 'em no Fourth of July is complete without fireworks.

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Studio 360

The Art of Fireworks

Saturday, June 30, 2001

We take a behind-the-scenes look at a spectacle that will take place in nearly every city and town across the country this week, with fireworks professional Lee Bonander. Bonander offers a glimpse of his art during a recent display in Sturgeon Lake, Minnesota.

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