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July's Documentary Monday Schedule

Dionne Grayson / WWNO

This month's Documentary Monday schedule. Airs Mondays at 10 p.m. in the month of July.

July 1 - Let's Be Frank: TBTL Salutes The Great American Hotdog

Join hosts Luke Burbank and Andrew Walsh over a sizzling grill as they celebrate one of America's most beloved and most ridiculed foods: The Hot Dog. The Splendid Table's Francis Lam joins them to explain his own personal love affair with the tubular steak, plus Luke and Andrew head to a minor league ballpark to see if they'd make good hot dog vendors. They also try to hunt down the best veggie alternative to the hot dog, and dip into the heated debate over proper (and improper) hot dog condiments.

July 8 - The Evidence: Vaccination

Vaccination is considered one of the 20th century's biggest public health successes. But in Western Europe, Japan, Kenya and Indonesia, concerns about vaccines have resulted in outbreaks of disease. The Evidence debates new research which reveals global attitudes to vaccination.

July 15 - Witness History: The Race For the Moon

July 20, 2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 Moon landing. Celebrate this historic milestone with an inspiring new special from the BBC World Service, featuring highlights from its Witness History programs and various presenters.

Audiences will hear stories and recollections from people close to the key moments in humanity's mission to the Moon. The hour-long special features diverse voices – all of whom recollect the Moon landing with fondness and pride: Viktor Yazdovsky, whose father helped prepare dogs for space orbit in the USSR; Joe Guion, who pulled the first space-traveling monkeys out of their capsule; Colonel Frank Borman, commander of NASA's Apollo 8 mission; Fred Hayes of the stricken Apollo 13 mission; and Harrison Schmitt, one of the last astronauts walk on the lunar surface.

July 22 - Vice Control (The Pulse, WHYY)

Gambling. Drugs. Prostitution. Booze. As a society, we have always regulated behaviors we consider vices. Those regulations were once grounded in moral arguments and rooted in religion. But in recent years, public health largely drives our discussions about how to handle troubling — or unhealthy — behavior. The Pulse examines the intersection of vice, behavior, and public health.

July 27 - Squeeze Box Stories

Squeezebox Stories, a sound-rich, narrative-driven public radio documentary hosted by Marco Werman of PRI's The World, explores the rich musical worlds and diverse social history of the accordion--one of the first global instruments.

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