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Remembering The 1915 Chicago Steamship Disaster That Killed Over 800

On a summer morning in July 1915, thousands of poor factory workers lined the Chicago docks, waiting to board ships for the much anticipated annual...

How ISIS Came To Be A Worldwide Threat With Author Joby Warrick

These days, the terrorist organization known as ISIS has much of the world on high alert. How this happened is the subject of a book by today's guest,...

Julia Angwin Uncovers A World Of Relentless Surveillance

It's a scenario familiar to many of us: We go online and search for a product we're interested in purchasing. Moments later, we click on our favorite...

The Divergent Opportunities For "Our Kids" With Author Robert Putnam

The belief that with hard work, prosperity and success are open to everyone, is at the heart of our national identity. Yet, according to today's guest,...

"Satchel: The Life And Times Of An American Legend" With Author Larry Tye

Baseball legends hold a special place in our country's collective heart. Dizzy Dean, Babe Ruth, Joe DiMaggio, Jackie Robinson, Willie Mays and Hank...

The Tale Of A Japanese-American Family Caught Between Two Worlds With Pamela Rotner Sakamoto

It's been more than 70 years since the atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima, Japan, ushering in the end of World War II. Yet true stories such as the on...

The Tale Of A Japanese-American Family Caught Between Two Worlds With Pamela Rotner Sakamoto

In Memoriam: Oscar Award-Winning Actor George Kennedy

This week we are mourning the loss of one of Hollywood's most beloved actors – George Kennedy. Mr. Kennedy gained world-wide fame for his Oscar-winning ...

Stephan Talty And The Fascinating Story Of WWII Double "Agent Garbo"

Few would put the name Juan Pujol alongside Eisenhower, Churchill and Roosevelt – the Allied giants of World War II. Yet, this underachieving chicken...

Pamela Newkirk Tells Of The Shameful Treatment Of Ota Benga In The Early 20th Century

In 1906, an African native known as Ota Benga was displayed in a cage in the monkey house at the Bronx Zoo. Thousands came to view the sensational exhib...

Chad Harbach On His Bestselling Novel, "The Art Of Fielding"

Baseball has inspired many works of fiction – including Chad Harbach's bestselling novel, The Art of Fielding. But while the action is centered around a...

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