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An Independence Day Celebration

Sunday, July 06, 2014

Pipedreams this week presents performances from the annual Fourth of July concerts held at Washington National Cathedral in our nation's capital.

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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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Transportation Nation

Hit the Road: Transportation Tunes for Your Long Weekend

Thursday, July 03, 2014

Take a midnight train. Get on your bike. Rollerskate. Whatever your mode of transport, we’ve got you covered with jams for your long weekend voyages

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New York Philharmonic This Week

Summertime Classics: Star-Spangled Celebration

Thursday, July 03, 2014

The July broadcasts of the New York Philharmonic begin tonight at 9 pm with Bramwell Tovey leading the orchestra in an all-American program.

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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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Freakonomics Radio

A Better Way to Eat

Thursday, July 03, 2014

Takeru Kobayashi revolutionized the sport of competitive eating. What can the rest of us learn from his breakthrough?

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Pipedreams

Homeland Security

Monday, July 08, 2013

This week, Pipedreams celebrates the Fourth of July with the good feeling generated by the diverse and creative works of American composers.

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WNYC News

Immigrants Reflect on Their Own Fourth of July Celebrations

Thursday, July 04, 2013

The Fourth of July is a quintessentially American holiday. But it has special significance for people who were born in other countries. For example, my grandfather.

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WNYC News

Top Dog Bloomberg Presides Over Hot Dog Contest Weigh-in

Wednesday, July 03, 2013

Michael Bloomberg, the city’s calorie-conscious mayor, took a breather from his public health battles to preside over the annual weigh-in ceremony for Nathan’s Fourth of July hot dog-eating contest at City Hall Park on Wednesday.

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The McGraw Hill Financial Young Artists Showcase

Fourth of July Eve Americana

Wednesday, July 03, 2013

On the eve of America’s birthday, the Young Artists Showcase presents a potpourri of American fare culled from previous broadcasts.

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Hammered!

Pledging Allegiance To Charles Ives

Monday, July 01, 2013

This Fourth of July week on Hammered!, tune in for the piano-based repertoire of American music's great experimental pioneer.

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The Takeaway

Audio Essay: From 1776 to 2011, America to Arab Spring

Monday, July 04, 2011

On America's Independence Day, we take a listen to moments from our history alongside a far different struggle for more democracy and independence during the Arab Spring, from Yemen to Syria and Saudi Arabia. 

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The Takeaway

Your Take: Defining 'My America' on Independence Day

Monday, July 04, 2011

We've been asking listeners to tell us: What does the phrase 'My America' means to you? Mary Joe Mercer from the Osage Nation Reservation in Oklahoma, told us about the Native Americans that have called this country home for thousands of years. On the Fourth of July, Mercer joins us to give us another perspective on what 'America' means.

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The Takeaway

My America: John Hockenberry's Roots on New York's West Side

Friday, July 01, 2011

My heritage, folks, relatives, DNA connection to America, call it what you will, has been kicking around this continent since the 1600s. My mom’s side of the family is descended from one of the original Dutch settlers in New York. The Stryker family founded a Dutch Reformed Church on Long Island and for years there was a “Stryker Mansion” on the woody, wilderness edge of Manhattan’s West Side.

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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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The Takeaway

My America: Kristen Meinzer's First New York Christmas

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Immediately after graduating from college, I packed everything I owned into a Ryder truck and drove with one of my best friends from Minnesota to New York. After finding an apartment, I took a job with a non-profit, teaching non-credit classes over the phone to homebound adults. My area of specialty was film and television studies. And over the typical four-week term, my students and I would do everything from debate the merits of Norman Lehrer to discuss who, among us, was widowed, blind, or lonely.

After my first course wrapped up in late December, a student named Anne called me at my office.

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Nadia Sirota

Immigrant Punk

Monday, June 27, 2011

Olivia Giovetti fills in for Nadia Sirota this week, celebrating America's multiculti makeup with a host of non-American composers.

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Studio 360

A New National Anthem

Friday, July 02, 2010

This Sunday is the 234th birthday of the United States of America, and across the nation people will be watching baseball, illegally shooting off fireworks, eating apple pie, and generally swelling with patriotic pride.  And on radio stations across the land, Studio 360 will modestly proffer a new national anthem ...

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