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    • Say It Plain

    • A Century of Great African-American Speeches
    • By: American RadioWorks
    • Narrated by: Michele Norris
    • Length: 51 mins
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 106
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 69
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 69

    The visceral impact of history's great speechmakers is at the heart of Say It Plain. This new American RadioWorks documentary highlights a selection of landmark sermons, speeches, and broadcasts by remarkable African-American speakers.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A wonderful synapses of the best of Black leaders.

    • By greengrassoverthemoon on 02-10-15

    Regular price: $2.95

    • Korea

    • The Unfinished War
    • By: American RadioWorks
    • Narrated by: uncredited
    • Length: 49 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    To fully grasp the ongoing tensions between the United States and North Korea, it is important to understand the war that ended more than fifty years ago. John Biewen and Stephen Smith of American RadioWorks examine the often-overlooked war that helped define global politics and American life for the second half of the 20th century.

    Regular price: $2.95

    • Thurgood Marshall: Before the Court

    • By: American RadioWorks
    • Narrated by: uncredited
    • Length: 52 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8

    In 1967, Thurgood Marshall became the first African American appointed to the U.S. Supreme Court. But Marshall had already earned a place in history - as the leader of the legal campaign against racial segregation, which culminated in the landmark Brown v. Board decision. This project traces Marshall's life as a lawyer and justice.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very special.

    • By Amy on 06-30-17

    Regular price: $2.95

    • Witnesses to Terror

    • The 9/11 Hearings
    • By: American RadioWorks
    • Narrated by: uncredited
    • Length: 54 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    During an 18-month investigation, the 9/11 Commission heard extraordinary testimony about the terrorist attacks on America. Witnesses told stories of lucky breaks and deadly errors. The commission pieced together new evidence and new details to tell the most complete story to date of the al Qaeda plot.

    Regular price: $2.95

    • White House Tapes

    • The President Calling
    • By: American RadioWorks
    • Narrated by: uncredited
    • Length: 50 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 120
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 68
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 69

    Three of America's most compelling presidents, Kennedy, Johnson, and Nixon, bugged their White House offices and tapped their telephones. They left behind thousands of secretly recorded conversations, from momentous to mundane. In this documentary project, American RadioWorks eavesdrops on presidential telephone calls to hear how each man used one-on-one politics to shape history.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Good Concept But Very Little Content

    • By Brian on 03-13-05

    Regular price: $2.95

    • Las Vegas: An Unconventional History

    • By: American RadioWorks
    • Narrated by: uncredited
    • Length: 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 14

    "Las Vegas: An Unconventional History" commemorates the 100th anniversary of Las Vegas with a sweeping look at the city's dramatic past. The program follows a century of Las Vegas' development, from its humble, dusty beginnings as a remote railway station to the fluorescent, 24-hour, corporate-financed destination it is today.

    Regular price: $2.95

    • Remembering Jim Crow

    • By: American RadioWorks
    • Narrated by: uncredited
    • Length: 49 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 55
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 37
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 35

    For much of the 20th century, African-Americans endured a legal system in the American South that was calculated to segregate and humiliate them.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Must Listen

    • By Steve on 01-31-07

    Regular price: $2.95

    • Japan's Pop Power

    • By: American RadioWorks
    • Narrated by: uncredited
    • Length: 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    For decades, the United States has been the dominant exporter of pop culture. In the 21st century, it has a powerful new competitor: Japan. Young people across the globe watch anime, read manga comic books from right to left, listen to J-pop, and play with Japanese toys and video games. What's so cool about Japan? Will the ancient nation rise again, this time as the world's leading exporter of fantasy? An entertaining journey, from Tokyo to middle America.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting investigation

    • By Bruno on 09-30-13

    Regular price: $2.95

    • Global Politics of Food

    • By: American RadioWorks
    • Narrated by: uncredited
    • Length: 49 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      1.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    The global economy is changing the way we think about food, from the kinds of things we eat, to the way food is grown and harvested. Three stories in this special report from American RadioWorks: "Engineering Crops in a Needy World", "A Bean of a Different Color", and "The Campaign to Humanize the Coffee Trade".

    Regular price: $2.95

    • Red Runs the Vistula

    • The Warsaw Uprising of 1944
    • By: American RadioWorks
    • Narrated by: uncredited
    • Length: 52 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 36
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 15

    In August 1944, five years after the start of World War II, the people of Warsaw, armed with just a few guns and gasoline bombs, rose up against the German occupation of their city. The uprising was meant to last just 48 hours. Instead, it went on for two months. A quarter of a million people were killed and the Polish capital was razed to the ground. It was one of the great tragedies of World War II, and yet it is rarely talked about outside Poland.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • God Bless them all !!!

    • By greg on 04-30-11

    Regular price: $2.95

    • Battles of Belief in World War Two

    • By: American RadioWorks
    • Narrated by: uncredited
    • Length: 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    These are two remarkable stories, about the struggle for minds and hearts in World War Two. First, a group of Americans who refused to fight volunteered for a groundbreaking experiment in starvation. Then, radio becomes a modern weapon of war.

    Regular price: $2.95

    • Jailing the Mentally Ill

    • By: American RadioWorks
    • Narrated by: uncredited
    • Length: 51 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      2.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Why are so many mentally ill Americans behind bars?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Title Appropriate

    • By Me & My Girls on 12-09-15

    Regular price: $2.95

    • Locked Down

    • Gangs in the Supermax
    • By: American RadioWorks
    • Narrated by: Michael Montgomery
    • Length: 51 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    Supermax prisons are icons of America¿s tough penal system. But do Supermaxes live up to their promise of stopping violent crime? This report takes listeners inside one Supermax prison where sophisticated prison gangs flourish, often against all odds.

    Regular price: $2.95

    • America's Drug War

    • By: American RadioWorks
    • Narrated by: uncredited
    • Length: 49 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    After 30 years, America's War on drugs costs U.S. taxpayers $40 billion a year with no victory in sight. Combatants from both sides of the drug war shed light on the U.S. government's fight against one of the world's most profitable industries.

    Regular price: $2.95

    • Finding Home

    • Fifty Years of International Adoption
    • By: American RadioWorks
    • Narrated by: uncredited
    • Length: 50 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    International adoption has tripled in the past decade, with more than 20,000 children joining American families each year.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Great Overview of International Adoption

    • By K. McCarthy on 03-22-18

    Regular price: $2.95

    • Carving Up the Vote

    • How Redistricting Changed the Election Landscape
    • By: American RadioWorks
    • Narrated by: Deborah Amos
    • Length: 51 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0

    Across the country this year, partisan redrawing of districts was so effective that many incumbents ran virtually unopposed. Why? New computer programs can all but guarantee victory for parties drawing the map.American RadioWorks and BBC Current Affairs looks at the effects of gerrymandering in the U.S., focusing on recent efforts by Texas Republicans to redraw the district maps and deliver a critical advantage for President George W. Bush in his second term.

    Regular price: $2.95

    • The Struggle for Civil Rights (American RadioWorks Collection #1)

    • By: American RadioWorks
    • Narrated by: uncredited
    • Length: 5 hrs and 12 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    Remembering Jim Crow; Oh Freedom Over Me; Radio Fights Jim Crow; Thurgood Marshall; Say It Plain; Whose Vote Counts?

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Hospice Experiment

    • By: American RadioWorks
    • Narrated by: American RadioWorks
    • Length: 52 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 7

    "Death is un-American," an "affront to the American Dream," wrote historian Arnold Toynbee in 1969. It was a time of social movements, and big change: peace and civil rights, environmentalism and women's liberation.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • We need more

    • By Valey on 03-18-16

    Regular price: $2.95

    • Hearing America

    • A Century of Music on the Radio
    • By: American RadioWorks
    • Narrated by: uncredited
    • Length: 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    According to popular history, one hundred years ago this Christmas Eve, shipboard technicians listening for Morse code messages on their newly installed wireless telegraphs heard something incredible: music. Men on ships from the North Atlantic to the Gulf of Mexico made up the audience of the first successful radio transmission of music and voice. Since that first experimental broadcast, music has been the dominant sound on radio.

    Regular price: $2.95

    • A Russian Journey

    • By: American RadioWorks
    • Narrated by: American RadioWorks
    • Length: 50 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 10

    Follow Russian writer Aleksandr Radishchev's 200-year-old footsteps from St. Petersburg to Moscow, and discover the soul of a people and the character of a nation.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • N P R

    • By Kindle Customer on 04-28-17

    Regular price: $2.95

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