Posted: 2020-08-08 11:55:00
75 years ago this weekend, the U.S. killed tens of thousands when it dropped an atomic bomb on Nagasaki, Japan. It was a mission marked by arbitrary decisions, technical problems, and bad we...
Posted: 2020-08-07 06:02:00
Revolutionary DomesticityMarta Olmos Women, non-importation agreements and spinning bees in the American Revolution. ...
'And The World Went Crazy': How Hol...

'And The World Went Crazy': How Hollywood Changed After Hiroshima


Nuclear weapons have given Hollywood a host of dramatic plot possibilities, from the threat of nuclear war to wholesale destruction to over-the-top fireworks....
Posted: 2020-08-06 07:26:00
'And The World Went Crazy': How Hollywood Changed After Hiroshima
Nuclear weapons have given Hollywood a host of dramatic plot possibilities, from the threat of nuclear war to wholesale destruction to over-the-top fireworks....
Hiroshima Atomic Bombing Raising Questions 75...

Hiroshima Atomic Bombing Raising Questions 75 Years Later


The bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki were said at the time to be justified as the only way to end World War II. Seventy five years later, legal experts say they would now be war crimes....
Posted: 2020-08-06 09:01:00
Hiroshima Atomic Bombing Raising Questions 75 Years Later
The bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki were said at the time to be justified as the only way to end World War II. Seventy five years later, legal experts say they would now be war crimes....
Governor Acts To Restore Voting Rights To Iow...

Governor Acts To Restore Voting Rights To Iowans With Felony Convictions


Iowa was the only state to automatically restrict voting rights to anyone with a felony conviction. Wednesday, Republican Gov. Kim Reynolds signed an order to restore those rights to most pe...
Posted: 2020-08-05 04:54:18
Governor Acts To Restore Voting Rights To Iowans With Felony Convictions
Iowa was the only state to automatically restrict voting rights to anyone with a felony conviction. Wednesday, Republican Gov. Kim Reynolds signed an order to restore those rights to most pe...

Posted: 2020-08-05 06:22:00
Who’s Afraid of the Stasi?Richard Millington The sinister reach of East Germany’s Ministry for State Security did not end in 1989. According to the British press, the Stasi is still with...
Posted: 2020-08-04 06:53:00
The Sweet Sound of SuccessHester Grant The Sharp siblings show the power of family to help and support each other towards greatness. ...
Sink or Swim...

Sink or Swim


Author:  Summary: Snobs, bores and triumphs at the Royal Society of Arts. Sink or Swim...
Posted: 2020-08-03 07:33:00
Sink or Swim
Author:  Summary: Snobs, bores and triumphs at the Royal Society of Arts. Sink or Swim...
Melania Trump To Oversee "Renewal" ...

Melania Trump To Oversee "Renewal" Of White House Rose Garden


The overhaul of the well-known grove used for receptions and statements is being funded by private donations and is expected to be completed later this summer....
Posted: 2020-08-02 11:02:00
Melania Trump To Oversee "Renewal" Of White House Rose Garden
The overhaul of the well-known grove used for receptions and statements is being funded by private donations and is expected to be completed later this summer....
'Somebody Knew Them': New Monument ...

'Somebody Knew Them': New Monument Will Honor '(Un)Known' Enslaved People


As monuments come down around the U.S., a group in Louisville, Ky., is putting one up. An artist-run nonprofit is planning a memorial dedicated to Black people whose names have been lost to ...
Posted: 2020-08-01 09:09:00
'Somebody Knew Them': New Monument Will Honor '(Un)Known' Enslaved People
As monuments come down around the U.S., a group in Louisville, Ky., is putting one up. An artist-run nonprofit is planning a memorial dedicated to Black people whose names have been lost to ...

Posted: 2020-08-01 12:01:27
A U.S. firebombing campaign targeted Toyama and other Japanese cities, killing 180,000 before the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, write geographer Cary Karacas and historian David...
Posted: 2020-07-31 06:14:00
Dürer’s Enduring RhinoAlexander Lee For centuries, one grossly distorted woodcut defined the ideal of a rare beast....
How Portland's Racist History Informs To...

How Portland's Racist History Informs Today's Protests


Oregon was founded on white supremacist principles. But it also has a long history of anti-racist protests, says Lisa Bates, who teaches urban studies at Portland State University....
Posted: 2020-07-30 10:22:00
How Portland's Racist History Informs Today's Protests
Oregon was founded on white supremacist principles. But it also has a long history of anti-racist protests, says Lisa Bates, who teaches urban studies at Portland State University....
Summer Reading List...

Summer Reading List


Summer Reading ListHistory Today Eight historians share the books they’ve enjoyed this year and reveal what’s on their ‘to-read’ pile. ...
Posted: 2020-07-30 06:45:00
Summer Reading List
Summer Reading ListHistory Today Eight historians share the books they’ve enjoyed this year and reveal what’s on their ‘to-read’ pile. ...
One Election Too Many...

One Election Too Many


One Election Too ManyMathew Lyons The Representation of the People Act, which received royal assent on 30 July 1948, abolished university constituencies....
Posted: 2020-07-30 06:17:00
One Election Too Many
One Election Too ManyMathew Lyons The Representation of the People Act, which received royal assent on 30 July 1948, abolished university constituencies....

Posted: 2020-07-29 10:56:29
Scientists found that the outer stones of the prehistoric structure originated about 15 miles away from where the structure stands....
Posted: 2020-07-29 08:05:00
Four Big Tech leaders testified before Congress Wednesday. NPR looks through its archive to find when and in what context each was first mentioned on the network....
After Decades, Elderly Veterans Receive Highe...

After Decades, Elderly Veterans Receive Highest Honor A Unit Can Receive


The nation has corrected an oversight three quarters of a century old, awarding the 30th Infantry Division a Presidential Unit Citation for holding off a German counterattack....
Posted: 2020-07-29 11:22:00
After Decades, Elderly Veterans Receive Highest Honor A Unit Can Receive
The nation has corrected an oversight three quarters of a century old, awarding the 30th Infantry Division a Presidential Unit Citation for holding off a German counterattack....
Where Are The Thousands Of Nazi-Looted Musica...

Where Are The Thousands Of Nazi-Looted Musical Instruments?


Researchers are still digging into the question and sharing their findings decades after the Nazis sacked the homes of Jews during World War II....
Posted: 2020-07-29 09:04:00
Where Are The Thousands Of Nazi-Looted Musical Instruments?
Researchers are still digging into the question and sharing their findings decades after the Nazis sacked the homes of Jews during World War II....
Memento Mori...

Memento Mori


Memento MoriSuzannah Lipscomb The presence of Covid-19 is a reminder of our new proximity to the fragilities and perils of the past....
Posted: 2020-07-29 06:30:00
Memento Mori
Memento MoriSuzannah Lipscomb The presence of Covid-19 is a reminder of our new proximity to the fragilities and perils of the past....

Posted: 2020-07-28 09:02:00
Antiquities looters have been using Facebook to sell their stolen treasures — sometimes while the ancient items are still half-buried in the earth....
Posted: 2020-07-28 09:00:37
The Navajo Nation is having a farming renaissance in the era of COVID-19. More residents are turning to traditional agriculture as they're under strict travel limits due to the coronavirus....
A War of Words...

A War of Words


A War of WordsBethany Marsh Politics, propaganda and censorship during the Civil Wars. ...
Posted: 2020-07-28 07:22:00
A War of Words
A War of WordsBethany Marsh Politics, propaganda and censorship during the Civil Wars. ...
NPR Podcast 'Throughline' Delves In...

NPR Podcast 'Throughline' Delves Into The Kerner Commission's Findings


In 1967, following a summer of racial unrest, President Lyndon Johnson called on the Kerner Commission to figure out the causes and the remedies. Those findings continue to shape American li...
Posted: 2020-07-27 09:02:00
NPR Podcast 'Throughline' Delves Into The Kerner Commission's Findings
In 1967, following a summer of racial unrest, President Lyndon Johnson called on the Kerner Commission to figure out the causes and the remedies. Those findings continue to shape American li...
Americans With Disabilities Act: Examining It...

Americans With Disabilities Act: Examining Its Impact 3 Decades Later


Sunday marked 30 years since the Americans with Disabilities Act was signed into law. We asked people how this legislation has impacted their life, and what's left to improve....
Posted: 2020-07-27 09:02:00
Americans With Disabilities Act: Examining Its Impact 3 Decades Later
Sunday marked 30 years since the Americans with Disabilities Act was signed into law. We asked people how this legislation has impacted their life, and what's left to improve....

Posted: 2020-07-27 07:41:00
Death and Sacrifice in the Franco-Prussian WarKarine Varley The conflict that broke out between France and an ambitious new German state 150 years ago can lay claim to be the first modern wa...
Posted: 2020-07-26 08:53:00
The body of Congressman John Lewis crossed the Edmund Pettus bridge in Selma, Ala., on Sunday. It was a poignant moment at a hallowed place as the country honors the life of the civil rights...
Since Rep. Lewis' Death, Calls Grow To R...

Since Rep. Lewis' Death, Calls Grow To Rename Historic Bridge After Him


The Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Ala., is significant in the life of Rep. John Lewis. His casket will be carried over that bridge on Sunday. Lewis died on July 17 at the age of 80....
Posted: 2020-07-26 11:45:00
Since Rep. Lewis' Death, Calls Grow To Rename Historic Bridge After Him
The Edmund Pettus Bridge in Selma, Ala., is significant in the life of Rep. John Lewis. His casket will be carried over that bridge on Sunday. Lewis died on July 17 at the age of 80....
The Americans With Disabilities Act Was Signe...

The Americans With Disabilities Act Was Signed Into Law 30 Years Ago


It's the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. A founder of the disability civil rights movement talks to a young activist, born a few months before the ADA became law....
Posted: 2020-07-26 11:45:00
The Americans With Disabilities Act Was Signed Into Law 30 Years Ago
It's the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act. A founder of the disability civil rights movement talks to a young activist, born a few months before the ADA became law....
Confederate Figures Removed From Virginia Cap...

Confederate Figures Removed From Virginia Capitol In The Dead Of Night


Seven busts along with a statue and a plaque — all honoring Confederate leaders — are quietly ousted from Virginia's Old House Chamber on orders from the state's House of Delegates speak...
Posted: 2020-07-24 07:27:26
Confederate Figures Removed From Virginia Capitol In The Dead Of Night
Seven busts along with a statue and a plaque — all honoring Confederate leaders — are quietly ousted from Virginia's Old House Chamber on orders from the state's House of Delegates speak...

Posted: 2020-07-24 12:32:00
David Byrne says "context has a huge effect on creativity." He draws on his time with Talking Heads, as well as Bach, Gregorian chant, even birds—to show how spaces affect the music we wri...
Posted: 2020-07-24 06:27:00
Fallen IdolsChristopher Dickenson In the ancient world, statues were not symbols of virtue and could take revenge on those who attacked them. ...
Richmond, Va., Circuit Court To Decide The Fu...

Richmond, Va., Circuit Court To Decide The Future Of Confederate Gen. Lee Statue


Plans to remove the statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee in Richmond have been caught up in court. A judge may rule Thursday whether it can come down or if the injunction continues....
Posted: 2020-07-23 08:12:00
Richmond, Va., Circuit Court To Decide The Future Of Confederate Gen. Lee Statue
Plans to remove the statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee in Richmond have been caught up in court. A judge may rule Thursday whether it can come down or if the injunction continues....
Leading Ladies...

Leading Ladies


Leading LadiesAnnalisa Nicholson The French tradition of the royal mistress gave new opportunities for women at the court of Charles II....
Posted: 2020-07-23 06:24:00
Leading Ladies
Leading LadiesAnnalisa Nicholson The French tradition of the royal mistress gave new opportunities for women at the court of Charles II....
After 30 Years, How Has The ADA Helped You?...

After 30 Years, How Has The ADA Helped You?


The 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act is Sunday. Morning Edition wants to know how it has affected your life....
Posted: 2020-07-22 09:00:41
After 30 Years, How Has The ADA Helped You?
The 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act is Sunday. Morning Edition wants to know how it has affected your life....

Posted: 2020-07-22 06:57:00
Captain Cook’s Contested ClaimBain Attwood The concept of terra nullius has long been at the heart of explanations of why the British did not treat with Aboriginal people following Cook’...
Posted: 2020-07-21 08:06:00
Almost nothing is known about William Shakespeare's son, Hamnet, who died at age 11. NPR's Mary Louise Kelly talks with Maggie O'Farrell about her new novel, which imagines the boy's life an...
With No Final Say, Trump Wants To Change Who ...

With No Final Say, Trump Wants To Change Who Counts For Dividing Up Congress' Seats


The president is calling for unauthorized immigrants to be excluded from census numbers used to divide seats in Congress. The Constitution says the count must include every person living in ...
Posted: 2020-07-21 04:47:26
With No Final Say, Trump Wants To Change Who Counts For Dividing Up Congress' Seats
The president is calling for unauthorized immigrants to be excluded from census numbers used to divide seats in Congress. The Constitution says the count must include every person living in ...
What To Do With Toppled Statues? Russia Has A...

What To Do With Toppled Statues? Russia Has A Fallen Monument Park


The U.S. isn't the only country where statues of controversial historical figures have been swept aside by protesters seeking a clean break with the past....
Posted: 2020-07-21 09:04:00
What To Do With Toppled Statues? Russia Has A Fallen Monument Park
The U.S. isn't the only country where statues of controversial historical figures have been swept aside by protesters seeking a clean break with the past....
A Few Bad Apples...

A Few Bad Apples


A Few Bad ApplesSarah Wise Brutality, corruption and abuses of power in the Metropolitan Police at the turn of the 20th century led to an inquiry – but no reform....
Posted: 2020-07-21 06:34:00
A Few Bad Apples
A Few Bad ApplesSarah Wise Brutality, corruption and abuses of power in the Metropolitan Police at the turn of the 20th century led to an inquiry – but no reform....

Posted: 2020-07-20 06:26:16
Lewis, who died July 17, grew up the son of sharecroppers. He later became an associate of Martin Luther King and co-led the 1965 civil rights march in Selma, Ala. Originally broadcast in 20...
Posted: 2020-07-20 06:26:16
The late J.L. Chestnut was the first Black lawyer in Selma, Ala. He was working with the NAACP at the time of the city's 1965 civil rights march. In 1990, he spoke to Fresh Air about Bloody ...
Obituary: Justin Champion...

Obituary: Justin Champion


Obituary: Justin Champion Michael Braddick Justin Champion, Professor of the History of Ideas at Royal Holloway University of London, died peacefully on 10 June, aged 59....
Posted: 2020-07-20 08:31:00
Obituary: Justin Champion
Obituary: Justin Champion Michael Braddick Justin Champion, Professor of the History of Ideas at Royal Holloway University of London, died peacefully on 10 June, aged 59....
Eleanor Holmes Norton And Alexandria Ocasio-C...

Eleanor Holmes Norton And Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Remember John Lewis


NPR's Michel Martin speaks with the two congresswomen about the life and legacy of the late congressman John Lewis, who died on Friday at the age of 80....
Posted: 2020-07-18 09:06:28
Eleanor Holmes Norton And Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Remember John Lewis
NPR's Michel Martin speaks with the two congresswomen about the life and legacy of the late congressman John Lewis, who died on Friday at the age of 80....
Researchers Still Searching For Resting Place...

Researchers Still Searching For Resting Places Of Tulsa Massacre Victims


99 years ago in Tulsa, Okla., white mobs slaughtered several hundred Black citizens in one of the worst racial massacres in US history. Historians have long tried to locate were victims are...
Posted: 2020-07-18 11:58:00
Researchers Still Searching For Resting Places Of Tulsa Massacre Victims
99 years ago in Tulsa, Okla., white mobs slaughtered several hundred Black citizens in one of the worst racial massacres in US history. Historians have long tried to locate were victims are...

Posted: 2020-07-17 10:49:00
Despite its history in slavery, the word "plantation" was used as a marketing tool beginning in the late 1950s to lure whites to new developments in South Carolina. Now there's a push to rem...
Posted: 2020-07-17 07:03:00
Author:  Summary: William T. Sherman’s reputation precedes him. A Man at War...
New Vatican Guidance Urges Clergy To Report C...

New Vatican Guidance Urges Clergy To Report Cases Of Sexual Abuse


A step-by-step manual for investigating and reporting sexual abuse cases involving clergy calls on church authorities to alert civilian officials even if not required to do so by law....
Posted: 2020-07-16 08:24:11
New Vatican Guidance Urges Clergy To Report Cases Of Sexual Abuse
A step-by-step manual for investigating and reporting sexual abuse cases involving clergy calls on church authorities to alert civilian officials even if not required to do so by law....
The Story Of A Memorial: The African Burial G...

The Story Of A Memorial: The African Burial Ground In New York


NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with Michael Blakey, anthropology and American studies professor at the College of William & Mary, about the African Burial Ground found in Lower Manhattan in 1991....
Posted: 2020-07-16 08:13:00
The Story Of A Memorial: The African Burial Ground In New York
NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with Michael Blakey, anthropology and American studies professor at the College of William & Mary, about the African Burial Ground found in Lower Manhattan in 1991....
African American Cultural Heritage Fund Award...

African American Cultural Heritage Fund Awards Grants To Preserve Black History


NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with Brent Leggs, executive director of the African American Cultural Heritage Fund, on the awarding of grants to 27 places across the U.S. to preserve Black history....
Posted: 2020-07-16 08:13:00
African American Cultural Heritage Fund Awards Grants To Preserve Black History
NPR's Ailsa Chang talks with Brent Leggs, executive director of the African American Cultural Heritage Fund, on the awarding of grants to 27 places across the U.S. to preserve Black history....