A look at the evolution of the 4th of July from obscure beginnings to an explosion of fireworks.
Radio Special Program
Fresh Air opens the window on contemporary arts and issues with guests from worlds as diverse as literature and economics.
The Orion String Quartet performs on this week's radio broadcast of the festival.
This week Ira Glass looks at New York State's financial crisis, and WXXI's own Karen DeWitt is a guest on the show!
This year marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of composer Robert Schumann.
The Grainger Chicago Symphony Orchestra presents a selection of piano concertos.