Stories of America

Today, we are rebroadcasting stories from our archives about what it means to be American from three different perspectives.

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On this 4th of July, we’re going to bring you three stories about America from the Radio Times archives. First, we’ll hear from poet RICHARD BLANCO, who joined us to discuss his life and to read from his collection How to Love a Country. Then, we’ll  hear from Ojibwe writer and anthropologist DAVID TREUER who critiques how Native Americans have been depicted through history. His new book is The Heartbeat of Wounded Knee. Lastly, we’ll hear about the history of the Plessy v. Ferguson case from STEVEN LUXENBERG, author of Separate: The Story of Plessy v. Ferguson, and America’s Journey from Slavery to Segregation.

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