Around the Nation

BY Molly Finnegan  August 11, 2011 at 3:45 PM EDT

Here are four great videos from public broadcasters around the nation.

Billy Bragg dropped by WNYC’s Soundcheck last week where he played a new song he wrote about the British phone-tapping scandal.


Seattle’s KCTS presents “Land of Beauty and Bounty,” a documentary about how painters and photographers shaped the national perception of the American Northwest.

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Off Book, a new webseries from PBS Arts, looks at the visual power of font and typography in their second episode.

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On POV, a short film called Not So Square profiles today’s squaredancers. It’s a mini-story about love, Lady Gaga and do-si-dos.

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