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The Big Broadcast: July 6, 2014

  • 07:00p Johnny Dollar
    08/31/56 Kranesburg Matter Pt. 1 (CBS) (Sus.) (14:30)
  • 07:15p Johnny Dollar
    09/03/56 Curse of Kamashek Pt. 1 (CBS) (Sus.) (14:30)
  • 07:30p Dragnet
    09/21/52 #170 Big Shot (NBC) (25:42)
  • 08:00p Gunsmoke
    09/17/55 #179 Throughbreds (CBS) (25:42)
  • 08:30p My Friend Irma
    04/11/47 #01 Jane Meets Irma (Sus.) (CBS) (28:50)
  • 09:00p Sam Spade
    09/12/48 The Lazarus Caper (Wildroot) (CBS) (29:22)
  • 09:30p Tales of the Texas Rangers
    07/29/50 Broken Spur (Wheaties) (NBC) (29:48)
  • 10:00p Theater Guild On the Air
    10/20/46 The Green Goddess (US Steel) (ABC) (59:28)
NPR

From Her Dad To Her 'Jamish' Roots, A Poet Pieces Her Story Together

Salena Godden grew up in 1970s England with a Jamaican mom and an absent English-Irish dad. In her memoir, Springfield Road, she looks back on her struggle to find her personal identity.
NPR

If You've Ever Looked For Faces In Your Potato Chips, Thank Myrtle Young

The Potato Chip Lady, aka Myrtle Young, died in August of this year. She was 90. Young became famous after showing her collection of unusually shaped chips to Tonight Show host Johnny Carson in 1987.
NPR

Tennessee's Medicaid Deal Dodges A Partisan Fight

An agreement between the Tennessee Hospital Association and Republican Gov. Bill Haslam expands Medicaid without tax dollars, an agreement that could be a blueprint for other states.
NPR

Die-In, Vortex, Selfie Stick: What's The Word Of 2014?

In January, members of the American Dialect Society will vote on the 2014 Word of the Year. Linguist Ben Zimmer runs through some contenders — including words both old and new.

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