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Sundays, September 19 & September 26 at 10 p.m. – American Radio Works Specials

(Rochester, NY) – WXXI-AM presents two American RadioWorks specials in September that look at two of America's cultural wars. The Great Textbook Wars, airing Sunday, September 19 at 10 p.m. on AM 1370/HD-FM91.5-2, examines the 1970s battle for the hearts and minds of America’s schoolchildren. The Great Textbook Wars examines how a controversy over new textbooks erupted in violence, as well as the divide that persists today over what to teach children in schools. War on Poverty: From the Great Society to the Great Recession, airing Sunday, September 19 at 10 p.m., blends contemporary storytelling with rich archival audio to study the modern face of poverty. President Lyndon B. Johnson declared a war on poverty in 1964, believing a mighty nation could eliminate want. War on Poverty examines American struggles in the wake of the Great Recession, probing the extent to which Johnson's dream of a Great Society is still beyond reach.


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