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911 Calls Give Sense Of Fear & Shock Day Of Rosedale Train Explosion

Panic and confusion. That’s clearly heard on 911 calls from the Rosedale train explosion. More than 30 calls were released Friday.

06/14/2013

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Inventor Bell’s Voice ID’d On Early Wax Recording

Researchers have identified the voice of Alexander Graham Bell for the first time in some of the earliest audio recordings held at the Smithsonian Institution.

04/24/2013

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Library Of Congress Has Plan For Saving Recordings

The Library of Congress is embarking on an extensive plan that will serve as a blueprint for preserving the nation’s history in recorded sound.

02/13/2013

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MTA To Record Audio On Buses; Raises Privacy Concerns

Flipping the switch. Maryland Transportation Administration (MTA) officials are turning on the audio of surveillance cameras on buses. It’s a controversial move that’s causing a stir among lawmakers, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and MTA riders.

10/18/2012

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Library Of Congress Taps 25 Sounds For Registry

From rare audio interviews of former slaves to recordings by Donna Summer and the Grateful Dead, 25 sounds that shaped the American cultural landscape are being inducted into the National Recording Registry.

05/23/2012

Graham Bell Recordings

Read more about the process of restoring old recordings of Alexander Graham Bell.

12/27/2011