Monday, July 01, 2013
On July 4, 1957, senator John F. Kennedy appeared on WQXR, reading the Declaration of Independence as part of the station's observance of Independence Day.
Friday, June 28, 2013
Lidia Bastianich discusses her one-hour special, “Lidia Celebrates America: Freedom and Independence.” She and a few celebrity guests travel the country exploring how various cultural groups observe different symbolic events marking independence. She also shares her own personal tale of escaping from behind the Iron Curtain at age 12, outrunning bullets and dogs to cross the border. “Lidia Celebrates America: Freedom and Independence” airs June 28 at 10 pm on PBS.
Friday, June 28, 2013
Richard Hake fills in for Leonard. Justin Davidson, New York magazine’s architecture critic, discusses Mayor Bloomberg’s plans for the city’s waterfront. We’ll find out about Hitchcock’s earliest films. Lidia Bastianich looks at how immigrants and others celebrate independence in America. And Please Explain is all about sinkholes!
Wednesday, July 04, 2012
Here in the United States, July 4 means fireworks, parades and barbeque. But this date means something very different in other parts of the world. In Rwanda, July 4 is Liberation Day, a holiday created to commemorate the end of the 1994 genocide.
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Ever since 1776, America has acknowledged July Fourth as our day of independence. But there’s another independence day — today, June 19 — that’s acknowledged by many others as our true day of freedom. Why? Because it was on this date in 1865 that slavery in the United States ended.
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.
Friday, July 01, 2011
By John Hockenberry : Host, The Takeaway
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.
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 ...