July 4Th

Movies on the Radio

Summer Refreshments

Saturday, July 05, 2014

Tonight at 9 pm, some summery musical highlights from film scores evocative of the sea, American history, and more for the Fourth of July weekend.

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Last Chance Foods

Last Chance Foods: The Ultimate Pickled, Smoked, Smashed, Fried Potato Salad

Friday, July 04, 2014

Food writer David Leite shares his everything-you-could-want recipe for pickled, smoked, smashed, and fried potato salad. Try it out for your July 4th celebrations — complex flavors await. 



Nine Ways to Rebel On July 4th

Thursday, July 03, 2014

Celebrate the land of the free by being (somewhat) brave.

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Staycation! WNYC's July 4th Guide to Exploring Your City

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

Even if you're stuck in the city for the holiday, you can still have an memorable weekend. Here’s your schedule for three days of delicious food, fun activities, and adventurous exploring - all on a budget.

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Democracy, My Mother And Toast

Tuesday, July 02, 2013

It's America's birthday this week, when we celebrate government of, by and for the People, which has me thinking of two particular people, my mother and my aunt, who argued politics at our family dinner table. If families in this country are anything like mine, America's democratic achievement is nothing short of a miracle.

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Reigning Champs Win Hot Dog Chow Down

Wednesday, July 04, 2012

Some major eating was underway in Coney Island thanks to the annual hot dog eating contest, where the two reigning champions ate their way to victory.


The Takeaway

A Rwandan-American's Take on Independence Day

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.



Service Changes and Closures for 4th of July

Wednesday, July 04, 2012

The Fourth of July means changes for mass transit, trash collection and street cleaning. Here's what you should know if you're planning travel for today.


The Brian Lehrer Show

4th of July History Lesson... and Quiz!

Tuesday, July 03, 2012

Just in time for the 4th of July, catch up on your American history with Kenneth C. Davis, author of the "Don't Know Much About" series, including the anniversary edition of Don't Know Much About History.

Listeners: Call in to put your American-history knowledge to the test in our 4th of July quiz! Call us at 212-433-9692.

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The Choral Mix with Kent Tritle

Songs of Americana

Sunday, July 01, 2012

Whether you're preparing for a family picnic or an extravaganza with fireworks, Kent Tritle helps celebrate July 4th with patriotic choral music performed by the Singing Sergeants of the Air force.

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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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Muslim Group Honors Common Values, Patriotism Over July 4th Weekend

Sunday, July 03, 2011

As the nation celebrates its Independence, a Muslim group with hundreds of members in the tri-state area is honoring the values it believes all Americans share this Fourth of July weekend.

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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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Studio 360

Extreme Makeover: Uncle Sam Edition

Friday, July 02, 2010

I’m as patriotic as the next guy.  But this morning on the subway, I couldn’t help but feel a bit deflated by the sight of our national mascot peddling fast cash. Uncle Sam, how could you?  Playing into our all-American desires to get rich quick and bling ourselves silly. That’s why Studio 360 proposed ...

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