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The Bataan Death March War Crimes Trial: Was It Fair?

JAMES BALDASSARRE’S LONG-AWAITED CHANCE for payback was at hand. The 51-year-old sergeant, whom a reporter called the “perfect prototype…of the ...
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The Bataan Death March War Crimes Trial: Was It Fair?

JAMES BALDASSARRE’S LONG-AWAITED CHANCE for payback was at hand. The 51-year-old sergeant, whom a reporter called the “perfect prototype…of the ...
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Indigenous communities used the Caribbean Sea as an aquatic highway

Researchers recently turned to pottery to tease apart the navigational history of the Caribbean, analyzing the composition of 96 fired ...
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1,700-year-old Korean genomes show genetic heterogeneity in Three Kingdoms period Gaya

Scientists have successfully sequenced and studied the whole genome of eight 1,700-year-old individuals dated to the Three Kingdoms period of ...
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Belgium Murdered This African Leader. Now It’s Returning His Gold Tooth.

After 61 years, Patrice Lumumba, the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s first democratically elected prime minister, has come home. The ...
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Belgium Murdered This African Leader. Now It’s Returning His Gold Tooth.

After 61 years, Patrice Lumumba, the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s first democratically elected prime minister, has come home. The ...
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These Female Journalists Broke Barriers During the Vietnam War

Popular histories of Vietnam War journalism tend to focus on the male war correspondents. While many newsmen on the front ...
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That Time Louisiana Military Cooks Invaded Texas in 1916

The weary soldiers of the 1st Louisiana Infantry disembarked from their train in San Benito, Texas, early in the summer ...
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That Time Louisiana Military Cooks Invaded Texas in 1916

The weary soldiers of the 1st Louisiana Infantry disembarked from their train in San Benito, Texas, early in the summer ...
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Why Eisenhower Added ‘Under God’ to the Pledge of Allegiance

On June 14, 1954, President Dwight Eisenhower signed a bill to insert the phrase “under God” into the U.S. Pledge ...
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The UK’s first official gay Pride March

The UK’s first official gay Pride march took place 50 years ago - 1st July 1972. Alex Collins talks to ...
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Egypt’s first democratic presidential election

In June 2012, Egypt held its first ever free democratic presidential election. Mohamed Morsi, representing the Muslim Brotherhood, emerged victorious ...
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Episode 197: Kiddo

The Memory Palace is a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX. Music Arrival by Dominique Dumont Bouquet by Bobby Hutcherson ...
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The killing of Vincent Chin

In June 1982 a young Chinese-American engineer was murdered with a baseball bat by two white men in the US ...
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Robot Surgeon

In 1985 the first robot-assisted medical surgery took place in Vancouver, Canada. It’s now become a standard feature of operating ...
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India’s surrogacy capital

In 2003 Dr Nayana Patel, who ran her own fertility clinic in the state of Gujarat in India, carried out ...
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Cambodia war crimes

In 2009, a UN-backed war crimes tribunal opened in Cambodia to try the senior Khmer Rouge commanders responsible for the ...
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Revisionist History Season 7: The Experiment Experience

Revisionist History is back! And obsessed with ... experiments. Natural experiments. Thought experiments. Failed experiments. Experiments that end up in ...
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Comenius

Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the Czech educator Jan Amos Komenský (1592-1670) known throughout Europe in his lifetime under the ...
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James Joyce and Ulysses

This year is the 100th anniversary of Ulysses by James Joyce, a landmark modernist novel and one of the most ...
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Greenness and UK Environmental Challenges – Professor Carolyn Roberts

The world faces environmental challenges from global to local levels. Well-rehearsed but impenetrable issues, include the increased likelihood of damage to life and infrastructure from climate change; carbon management policies ...
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Keep it Short

J S Bach Magnificat The art of being succinct is not one always associated with the works of Bach; in his compact setting of the Magnificat he employs economy and ...
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Joseph Haydn, Op 76 No 1 in G major

Haydn's Op. 76, the last set of six quartets he composed, are generally recognised as the pinnacle of his writing in the genre. They were completed in 1796-7 and published ...
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Current Trends in European and Middle Eastern Mortality

Speakers present the current ‘state-of-the-art’ of mortality studies in the UK, Europe and beyond, with consideration to the influence of Graunt ...
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Why we see what we do

The visual system has developed to allow us to navigate in a complex and dangerous world in order to find food and to avoid danger. This survival system works by ...
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Haydn in London – London: The place to be seen and heard

This concert will explore Haydn's visit to London and recreate the type of programme what would have been heard at the legendary Salomon Concerts in Hanover Square. Salomon was instrumental ...
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The London Accord Spring Conference – Climate Change: Structuring Cleantech Investment

THE LONDON ACCORD SPRING CONFERENCE Climate Change: Structuring Cleantech Investment The Conference will address issues related to the development of investment instruments for infrastructure and the low carbon economy. Keynote ...
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Remember Me

Memorability is sometimes achieved by the simple technique of repetition, in addition to more high-flown inspiration. Some of the simplest sustaining devices of great music are ground bass, ostinato or ...
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Bach’s Orgelbuchlein (‘Little Organ Book’) – Richard Townend

Bach's title page to the Orgelbüchlein reads: "Little organ book in which guidance is given to an inquiring organist in how to accomplish a chorale [prelude] in all kinds of ...
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