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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?

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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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The Highways in America started long before what we know now.... The story of the Vanderbilt Motor Parkway is [...]

Kim

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I hope you will delve into the role GM and the fuel oil companies played in destroying our light rail [...]