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How Did This Famous Pilot End Up in an Apple Orchard?

In May 1926, a 23-year-old newspaper reporter named John K. Ottley tried to put Atlanta, Georgia, on the aviation map ...
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How Did This Famous Pilot End Up in an Apple Orchard?

In May 1926, a 23-year-old newspaper reporter named John K. Ottley tried to put Atlanta, Georgia, on the aviation map ...
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Listen to the Surrender Speech of Emperor Hirohito

At noon on Aug. 15, 1945, the Japanese people stopped whatever they were doing to listen to a voice almost ...
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Evidence that giant meteorite impacts created the continents

New research has provided the strongest evidence yet that Earth's continents were formed by giant meteorite impacts that were particularly ...
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A Brief History of Spider-Man

Thwip! With a single bite from a radioactive spider in the summer of 1962, New York high school nerd Peter ...
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A Brief History of Spider-Man

Thwip! With a single bite from a radioactive spider in the summer of 1962, New York high school nerd Peter ...
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What Caused Ancient Egypt’s Decline?

Ancient Egyptian civilization reached the peak of its power, wealth and influence in the New Kingdom period (1550 to 1070 ...
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War’s Boston Buddies

For all the unfond memories it may leave in the different recruits who undergo it, basic training is designed to ...
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War’s Boston Buddies

For all the unfond memories it may leave in the different recruits who undergo it, basic training is designed to ...
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Ibn Khaldūn

Ibn Khaldūn was a Muslim writer who covered history, economics and sociology. He lived during a time of chaos and ...
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How abortion was legalised in Great Britain

In the 1960s, a young mother, Diane Munday became well-known in Britain for her work demanding abortion rights for women ...
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Episode 91: Natural Habitat

The Memory Palace is a member of Radiotopia from PRX. This episode was originally released in July of 2016. It’s ...
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The US’s first gay election candidate

In 1961 the first openly gay person ran for public office in the United States. He was called Jose Sarria ...
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In Triplicate

A mystery that begins with the half-baked idea of an obscure California bureaucrat in the 1930’s and ends with one ...
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How the smear test was invented

In 1928 Dr George Papanicoloau, a Greek immigrant living in New York, discovered he could detect pre-cancerous cell changes in ...
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Japanese university student riots

In 1968 and early 1969 university students across Japan fought pitched battles with riot police after they barricaded themselves into ...
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The Higgs Boson: A scientific discovery that explains how the universe works

It is 10 years since scientists in Geneva said they believed they had found the Higgs boson - known by ...
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Way to Go, Ohio

A century ago, a mysterious and disfiguring disease was finally cured by an experiment in Akron, Ohio . . ...
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The Magic Wand Experiment

What if you could design any experiment you wanted? Without worrying about money, ethics, logistics, or even the laws of ...
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Hong Kong – abandoned children

In the 1950s and 60s hundreds of thousands of Chinese people fled to the British colony of Hong Kong to ...
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Haydn in London: The Revolutionary Drawing Room

This concert looks at 18th century music making and the demand for chamber music to be performed in the home. The talk will look at the Tavern Concert and will ...
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Brahms the progressive; Schumann the visionary

Placing Schumann and Brahms into their historical context. The programme includes: Schumann: Five pieces "im Volkston", OP. 102 Brahms: Sonata in A major for ...
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Wolfgang Amade Mozart, K 421 in D minor

This is one of Mozart's six so-called "Haydn" quartets, dedicated to his famous predecessor and, as Mozart admitted in the dedication, the fruit of "langer und mühsamer Arbeit" (long and ...
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The Case for Sustainable Business

Sustainability combines the principles of economic growth, environmental stewardship, governance and social accountability. 'Sustainable' business, commerce and finance are the buzzwords in an age of social and environmental concern. But ...
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The Challenge of the Solo

Pavlo Beznosiuk, one of the world's leading baroque violinists, explains and demonstrates the challenge of music for solo violin; works by Nicola Matteis and Heinrich Biber lead to a discussion ...
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Are You Interested or Discounted? Long Finance Conference Panel Discussion by Alderman Professor Michael Mainelli

THE LONG FINANCE SPRING CONFERENCE Discounted Cash Flow (DCF) and Net Present Value (NPV) analyses have long been part of the financial analyst's toolbox. By deciding on a discount rate ...
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Rethinking: Lessons We can Learn from the Success of the Japanese Growth System – Professor Richard Werner

Richard Werner gives a presentation on conventional and inductive economics, deriving lessons from the growth of the Japanese economy. His assertions challenge the very foundations of economics and banking with ...
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Two Cities: The buildings of London and Paris in music and film

The City's fabled 'square mile' contains many of London's oldest surviving buildings, and also many of its newest. So it is appropriate to the City of London Festival's ongoing theme ...
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Long Commerce: Transactions across time

Taking off from a 2007 Gresham lecture "Stealing the Silver: How We Take From The Dispossessed, The Poor and Our Own Children", Michael intends to further explore equitable inter-generational economics ...
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