The Frequency

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Morning Edition: Declaration Of Independence
As we head into Independence Day Weekend, NPR’s Morning Edition will continue a decades old tradition: the reading of the Declaration of Independence. Hear Morning Edition on KRCU from 5-9 a.m. 

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On May 25, KRCU will air A Salute In Song for Memorial Day from producer Charlie Warren in celebration of the national holiday. 

This two-hour special will feature music of the Civil War, Spanish-American War, World Wars I & II, Korea, Vietnam, and the Persian Gulf, touching also on Bosnia, Iraq, and Afghanistan. It will document our country’s strife over entry into some wars, but respectfully acknowledge the hardships of combat, and honor our fighting men and women who have given the ultimate.


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In this edition of The Frequency, you can read about 1A’s new permanent host, Jenn White. Also, we talk about our partnership with StoryCorps to help you share a moment of connection with your loved ones through a new remote technology. All this and plenty more great content, including local article picks of the week.

NPR/White Lies

In 1965, the Rev. James Reeb was murdered in Selma, Alabama. Three men were tried and acquitted, but no one was ever held to account. Fifty years later, two journalists from Alabama return to the city where it happened, expose the lies that kept the murder from being solved, and uncover a story about guilt and memory that says as much about America today as it does about the past.

On Sunday, Dec. 8, the Kennedy Center presented its 42nd annual honors for lifetime achievement in the arts. Among several recipients - such as actress Sally Field, band Earth Wind and Fire, conductor Michael Tilson Thomas, and television show Sesame Street - was singer Linda Ronstadt.