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The Long, Slow Vanish Of Britain's Illustrious Recording Clubs

In the years following World War II, tape-recording clubs gathered significant popularity in the UK. Clubs met to share tapes of everything from bird calls to the sounds of local events. Today, though, only a few such clubs still survive.
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Do We Celebrate Independence Day Too Early?

The Fourth of July is a time for firing up the grill and fireworks. But historian Kenneth C. Davis says Americans celebrate it on the wrong day. It's Independence Day trivia, with host Michel Martin.
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Addiction Battled Ambition For Reporter Caught In D.C.'s Crack Epidemic

In the early '90s, Ruben Castaneda was a crime reporter for The Washington Post, and an addict who bought crack on the very streets he wrote about. His new book is called S Street Rising.
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Digital Homestead Records Reopen A Crucial Chapter Of U.S. History

Files detailing Nebraska's homesteading history have been digitized and are now available to the public. The milestone's part of a larger effort by the Homestead Digitization Project to put all homesteading documents from around the U.S. online. For more on the subject, Robert Siegel speaks with historian Blake Bell from the Homestead National Monument in Beatrice, Neb.
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At 50, The Civil Rights Act Creates 'Opportunities For All Americans'

Fifty years ago, President Lyndon Johnson signed the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Michel Martin speaks with historians Charles Cobb and Taylor Branch about the legacy of the Act and what it accomplished.
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Mourning In The Closet: She Was More Than My Best Friend

StoryCorps, the team that brings you conversations between loved ones, is now highlighting voices of the LGBTQ community. OutLoud brings a story about losing a partner while living in the closet.
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A Woman Wrestles With A Disturbing Family Memento

Carol Zachary was 9 when her grandfather gave her an invitation to a hanging he attended in 1917. She peppered him with questions, but the meaning of his gesture still remains a mystery, even today.
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Colombia Advances In World Cup, Two Decades After Infamous Murder

In 1994, star player Andres Escobar was killed just weeks after he scored an own goal in the Cup. NPR's Arun Rath speaks with Colombian-American journalist and novelist John Rojas about the crime.
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Should Saying Someone Is 'Off The Reservation' Be Off-Limits?

The term dates back to the 19th century when white traders would swap "firewater" for Indian goods and "off the reservation" was "a lonely and dangerous place for an aboriginal American to be."
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As Yosemite Park Turns 150, Charms And Challenges Endure

In 1864, Abraham Lincoln set aside the nation's first federally-protected wilderness areas. Visitors have enjoyed Yosemite's wonders ever since — sometimes to the point of endangering them.

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