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Those Kansas City Blues

Hometown to the Royals, jazz mecca, land of pioneers and barbeque kings, Kansas City sits at the center of my family’s history and of our national psyche.

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The History of Taylor Swift and Lena Dunham’s Internet-Born Best Friendship

The internet, for all its faults, can really bring people together. And sometimes those people are Taylor Swift and Lena Dunham! Swift and Dunham met on Twitter, but out of a direct message has blossomed a fully realized, supportive, loving friendship. They are each other’s rocks and sources of baked … More »

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Disease History vs. Disease Hysteria

We’ve Seen This Movie Before: “Dude, Where’s My Czar?” America has a long history of confronting and beating back pandemics, so let’s maybe not lose our heads over Ebola?

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Why Are Swastikas Hot In West Ukraine?

Ceasefires don’t erase history: The hatreds left by Nazi and Soviet occupations 70 and 80 years ago continue to play out on Ukraine’s streets and battlefields.

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We All Have a Rosebud in Our Pasts

Like Charles Foster Kane, all of us have owned objects, some fancy, some humble, that embody the past and keep it alive for us, says a historian who told New York City’s history in 101 objects.

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Birth Control Made My Hair Fall Out

Loestrin is the best birth control I’ve ever taken, but with my family history of hair loss, I never should have been on it in the first place.

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Keep the Holiday, Lose Columbus

Honoring Columbus is an idea whose time has past. That is not to say that we don’t have plenty in our history that merits a day of celebration.

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Why It’s A Mistake To Call ISIL “Medieval”

“Medieval” is a term we’ve heard more and more frequently over the years to describe Islamist militants such as Al Qaeda and now ISIL. Given the cruelty of their tactics, it’s understandable. But it’s also a misleading label that obscures the ideology and motivation of what are, in fact, modern political movements.Read more…

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Tuchman Is Still the Best on WWI

She never earned a Ph.D. or taught in a university history department. Barbara Tuchman called herself a writer whose subject was history. Whatever she was, there was no one better.

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Rounding the Bases With Derek Jeter

Yes, the New York Yankees legend will go down as one of the greatest players in baseball history, but he’s also hit it out of the park when it comes to women.

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Derek Jeter: The Captain’s Log

Yes, the New York Yankees legend will go down as one of the greatest players in baseball history, but he’s also hit it out of the park when it comes to women.

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The Most-Important Hair on Last Night’s Scandal

So many things are changing for Olivia Pope, her associates, and her former associates. Tortured Jake is now a carefree sex-god; Mellie is either about to be the show’s greatest feminist figure or is one gin martini away from a breakdown. How best to reflect this whirlwind of character and … More »

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Economic Update: How Capitalism Works

This episode covers why efforts against obesity fail, Cadillac’s move into New York, the Atlanta Symphony lockout, subprime auto credit and bank economics. We also discuss the economics of climate change, and respond to listeners’ questions on Jamestown in US history, current minimum wage struggles and the economics of insurance. Download the show To listen in live on Saturdays at noon, visit WBAI’s Live Stream Economic Update is in partnership with Truthout.org Your radio station needs Economic Update! If you are a radio station, check this out. If you want to hear Economic Update on your favorite local station, send them this. Visit Professor Wolff’s social movement project, democracyatwork.info. Permission to reprint Professor Wolff’s writing and videos is granted on an individual basis. Please contact profwolff@rdwolff.com to request permission. We reserve the right to refuse or rescind permission at any time.

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Quincy Jones: Kanye’s No Michael Jackson

The most decorated man in music history is producer of the superb documentary ‘Keep On Keepin’ On.’ He discusses his epic journey and the state of music.

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In Texas, Moses Is a Founding Father


The Texas State Board of Education is studying how textbook publishers responded to the state’s ideologically driven guidelines for teaching history. The results, say historians, are dire.

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How Gettysburg Did Not Unlock the Past

Tour guides and museums are all well and good, but history truly comes alive to us in the most unexpected ways—sometimes just in the smell of old family letters.

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On the Trail of Nazi Counterfeiters

With the recent declassification of hundreds of CIA case files, some strange tales of history have come to light.

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Sarah Waters Riffs on Tabloid Love

The details of a ’20s domestic murder case help fuel the English novelist’s inspired exploration of the intersection of history, social mores, and love.

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How the Vikings Saved Europe

History teaches us that the Vikings were brutal, thieving invaders, but much of that history was written by Viking victims: European monks. New evidence says otherwise.

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Schizophrenia Isn’t One Disease but Many

In perhaps the most important study in schizophrenia’s history, researchers have identified that it is not a single inherited disorder as previously believed, but rather eight separate genetic disorders.

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