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Americana: inside the USA

An insider’s guide to the stories shaping the USA today. Every Sunday, at 7.15pm, presenter Matt Frei will be joined in the Washington DC studio by an eclectic panel of guests for a thought provoking mix of discussion, reportage and eavesdropping on American airwaves. Going ...

An insider’s guide to the stories shaping the USA today. Every Sunday, at 7.15pm, presenter Matt Frei will be joined in the Washington DC studio by an eclectic panel of guests for a thought provoking mix of discussion, reportage and eavesdropping on American airwaves. Going out 52 weeks a year, the half hour magazine show will also be teaming up with radio stations around the country, bringing insights from places off the beaten track.

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    Americana: 9 Sep 11: Ground Zero

    For a special 45-minute live show, Americana comes from Ground ...

    For a special 45-minute live show, Americana comes from Ground Zero, in downtown New York, where Jonny Dymond will talk with Americans about how their country - and mindset - has changed in the decade since 9/11. Also featuring a round table...

    Sep 12, 2011 Read more
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    Americana: 4 Sep 11: Detroit

    A special show on one of America's most troubled cities, ...

    A special show on one of America's most troubled cities, Detroit. Americana talks with the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan, Barbara McQuade about the rocketing homicide rates in Detroit. Detroit's bravest man - the proud owner of...

    Sep 5, 2011 Read more
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    Americana: 28 Aug 11: US Postal Service

    The US Post Master General discusses the fate of the ...

    The US Post Master General discusses the fate of the US Postal Service as demand and profits decline. Professor Bill Marling discusses James M. Cain's American noir classic, "The Postman Always Rings Twice." And in a week when the people of Martha's...

    Aug 30, 2011 Read more
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    Americana: 21 Aug 11: Barack Obama's approval-ratings

    This week, as Barack Obama's personal approval ratings slump to ...

    This week, as Barack Obama's personal approval ratings slump to an all-time low of just 39%, we'll ask Democrat Strategist Terry McAuliffe whether the President can still pull off a dramatic comeback, in the style of number 33, Harry Truman. Brother...

    Aug 22, 2011 Read more
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    Americana: 14 Aug 11: the Chicago Mercantile Exchange

    As international stock markets see-saw in the wake of America's ...

    As international stock markets see-saw in the wake of America's downgrade from AAA status, we bring you the economic outlook from America's other trading floor - the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. Mormon blogger Joanna Brooks exposes the greatest myths...

    Aug 15, 2011 Read more
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    Americana: 7 Aug 11: America's military spending

    Presenter David Willis talks to journalist Stephen Glain about his ...

    Presenter David Willis talks to journalist Stephen Glain about his new book, State vs. Defense. The two discuss the impact of the US military on American finances and the role it could play as the nation struggles to regain its footing. Author Mim...

    Aug 8, 2011 Read more
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    Americana: 31 Jul 11: America's silent majority

    Analysts Lou Zickar and Eleanor Clift discuss what it will ...

    Analysts Lou Zickar and Eleanor Clift discuss what it will take to get America's silent majority to raise their voices for change. Throughout her term in office, Governor of Washington Christine Gregoire made tough decisions in order to keep her...

    Aug 1, 2011 Read more
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    Americana: 24 Jul 11: the African American community

    As the presidential campaign for 2012 ramps up Americana checks ...

    As the presidential campaign for 2012 ramps up Americana checks in with leaders and laymen from the African American community about how interest in this season may compare to voter engagement in years past. Political commentator Michelle Bernard and...

    Jul 25, 2011 Read more
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    Americana: 17 Jul 11: manufacturing in the US

    As America's political candidates rack up their visits to factory ...

    As America's political candidates rack up their visits to factory floors across the nation hoping to garner support, Americana examines the past and future of manufacturing in the US. Further from the industrial centres of the U.S., America's pea...

    Jul 18, 2011 Read more
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    Americana: 10 Jul 11: The Green Revolution

    Americana looks at the changing shades of green across the ...

    Americana looks at the changing shades of green across the US from the farm fields sown to the philosophies of the open roads. Experts debate the pros and cons, promises and goals of green investments and subsidies, Senator Jim DeMint talks about his...

    Jul 11, 2011 Read more
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