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Speed Through Time

The Changing Pace of America

For the 99th running of the Indianapolis 500, BackStory is going into overdrive with a show all about speed in America. How fast — and slow — has life moved, and how has the pace of social change, well, changed over time?

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Balancing Acts

Claiming Rights in America

We’re wading right into the nation’s struggles over personal rights. How have Americans claimed, framed and changed their rights over time?

In Plain Sight

Stories of American Infrastructure

With the Highway Trust Fund running out, the Guys explore how Americans have gotten so tangled up in such massive and costly infrastructures in the first place.

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Winter/Spring 2015

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Edward Iacona

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