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Audio History Archives

  • 2005 1 Jan. to May

    Week of 5-30-05 SUNDAYThe Stans -- The Five Nations of Central Asia: Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan now find themselves at the center of attention, with rich oil deposits, US and Russian bases, and Islamic extremism on their doorstep. The Tulip Revolution in Kyrgyzstan and the police shooting of pro-democracy protestors in Uzbekistan created recent hea

  • 2004

    Smithsonian Museum The Museum of American History is presenting"The Price of Freedom," a controversial war exhibit that starts with the American Revolution and extends to present-day Iraq. But some historians -- and members of the Smithsonian's advisory board -- worry that the museum is telling only part of the story. NPR's Lynn Neary reports. (NPR)