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photoBruce Springsteen sings the songs of everyman. His lyrics finds heroes all around us, in the laborer, the veteran, the guy next door.

In his latest album, The Rising, released today, the Boss offers his songs to a broken America. Songs of pain and faith. As Springsteen says: "The verses are the blues, the chorus is the gospel."

This hour, the music of America: Bruce Springsteen.

Guests:

Nick Spitzer, host and producer of the public radio program American Routes

Jonathan Pont, freelance journalist and longtime Springsteen chronicler, his work has appeared in many journals, including Backstreets magazine, LA Times, and Worth magazine

This program aired on July 30, 2002.

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