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Broadway stars, historical women, and family-friendly showstoppers. Musical theatre writing team Bird & Mirabella present a musical podcast focused on key, decision-making moments in the lives of history's greatest women. Through interactive storytelling and Broadway-style song, WWSDN keeps children searching for an answer, while ultimately learning a lesson in perseverance.
 
The Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University, an Illinois not-for-profit organization, is committed to presenting the finest in international, cultural, community and educational programming to Chicago and to the continued restoration and preservation of the National Historic Landmark Auditorium Theatre.
 
History! The most exciting and important things that have ever happened on the planet! Featuring reports from the weird and wonderful places around the world where history has been made and interviews with some of the best historians writing today. Dan also covers some of the major anniversaries as they pass by and explores the deep history behind today's headlines - giving you the context to understand what is going on today.
 
Welcome to St Louis In Tune, where we size up current and historic events involving people, places, and things in areas such as the arts, crime, education, employment, faith, finance, food, history, housing, humor, justice, and sports. The interviews on our weekly podcast help give you the edge to live a more informed life. We discuss more than just St. Louis as we connect the Gateway City to our country's cultural fabric and lives. The show is co-hosted by Arnold Stricker and Mark Langston.
 
The American Cinematheque Show is the official podcast of the American Cinematheque, the Los Angeles-based nonprofit film exhibitor, which runs the historic Egyptian and Aero Theatres. Its episodes offer listeners in-depth explorations of diverse film topics and features interviews with special guests, as well as excusive content from its vast, 30-year spanning audio archive. Hosted by American Cinematheque programmer Grant Moninger.
 
BOCO Town from Arts of the Pamlico at the Turnage Theatre in Historic Downtown Washington, North Carolina. We talk to the amazing people in our community who help Arts of the Pamlico deliver such a rich variety of programs and events. News and updates on Arts of the Pamlico, along with interviews with the people behind everything that happens at the Turnage Theatre. Support our Historic Turnage Theatre and Arts of the Pamlico: https://www.artsofthepamlico.org/support/
 
Join us as we travel across England visiting well-known wonders and some lesser-known places on your doorstep – all of which have helped make the country what it is today. From a hut in Bletchley Park where modern computing evolved, to the iron railings in London to which suffragettes chained themselves in the fight for women’s right to vote, we’ll step back in time to the very roots of our national identity to bring you the people and the stories that have helped shape England. Irreplaceabl ...
 
You Are There is a great early radio program that not only entertained but educated the listener. Reported in first person the show places you the listener back into history to experience history as it unfolded. Reported live you will hear history take place in exciting recreations of histories greatest moments.
 
Academy Award Theater, Using Famous stars of the day,the show used Players who had either won or been nominated for an Academy Award for their scripts, including such Stars as Bette Davis, Randolph Scott, Cary Grant and the list goes on. Relive some of the greatest performances in Movie history on the Academy Award Theater.
 
Monday-Friday from noon-1:00, Tom Hall and his guests are talking about what's on your mind, and what matters most to Marylander's, the latest news, local and national politics, education and the environment, popular culture and the arts, sports and science, race and religion, movies and medicine. We welcome your questions and comments. E-mail us at midday@wypr.org
 
Hosts, Mike Harris and Jode Millman, draw back the curtain and invite you backstage at the Bardavon 1869 Opera House in Poughkeepsie, N.Y. and UPAC in Kingston, NY for intimate conversations with musicians and performers appearing at the historic venues. Guests include Chris Silva, Executive Director of the Bardavon, Floriana Frassetto, Creator and Artistic Director of Mummenschantz and Mary Stuart Masterson, Actor, Director, Producer and Community Activist. Backstage with the Bardavon is cr ...
 
The New York City Fire Museum's Throwback FDNY podcast is here to help present the extraordinary history and unique heritage of the fire department in the five boroughs. Each episode, we’ll turn a spotlight on three specific years and share a story from each that we hope brings the Fire Department’s past to life, a must for FDNY history buffs of all ages! This initiative is brought to you with help from the FDNY and the FDNY Foundation.
 
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After running a greenhouse business near Peabody for 55 years, a rural Kansas woman – inspired by a sunflower field – is giving away recycled mineral tubs and sunflower seeds as a community beautification project. She’s also involved in helping save and restore the historic Sunflower Theatre in downtown Peabody – and 2021 just happens to be the nat…
 
The worst of the COVID-19 pandemic might be behind us, but the pandemic's economic impact remains significant. With more than 8 million people still out of work across the country, the most recent jobs report showed considerably fewer jobs added than had been expected. Even before the pandemic, the Federal Reserve reported that 40% of Americans do …
 
Carbondale-based visual storyteller Sylvia Johnson spent part of the pandemic working as a contact tracer in Garfield County. Her conversations with people who had COVID-19 became a source of inspiration, which she has now turned into a storytelling project. “La Vacuna es Para Nosotros,” or “The Vaccine is for Us” highlights the voices of Spanish-s…
 
Ken Burns and Lynn Novick are two of the most talented and inspiring history filmmakers on earth. Their works include the seminal The Civil War, Baseball and The Vietnam War all of which have been rightly celebrated around the world. Their latest project examines the life and work of Ernest Hemingway and gives an insight into the relationships and …
 
Four times each year, a grassroots organization called Baltimore Ceasefire 365 holds sacred space rituals and a variety of other events to call attention to the efforts that so many in our community are making to stop the violence that so often plagues some of our neighborhoods. After each Ceasefire Weekend, we invite one of the co-organizers of th…
 
Today on Midday: What will it take for cities like Baltimore to bounce back, not only from the ravages of the Coronavirus pandemic, but from the problems that have plagued many mid-sized American urban centers for years prior to COVID 19? We begin today with a conversation about a new book that looks at the challenges facing six cites: Baltimore, C…
 
Today on Midday: We're looking at how cities like Baltimore can recover, not only from the ravages of the Coronavirus pandemic, but from the problems that have plagued many mid-sized American urban centers for years prior to COVID-19. Now, we turn to two keen observers of the local business environment and Baltimore's rapidly changing cityscape: Et…
 
As more people get vaccinated and temperatures warm up across the country, people have nostalgia for the before times — before the pandemic, that is. Recent data suggest that nearly two-thirds of Americans are intending to travel for vacations, and some are planning overdue family gatherings. Others still are getting back into specific summer habit…
 
On the 9 May 1671, Thomas Blood led his co-conspirators in a daring bid to steal the Crown Jewels from the Tower of London. Through a combination of trickery, guile and violence he was able to make off with Charles II's crown and some of the most important treasures in the kingdom. To help tell this astonishing tale, Sebastian Edwards, Deputy chief…
 
Midday theater critic J. Wynn Rousuck joins Tom today with her review of Berta, Berta, the latest virtual (.i.e, filmed) production from Baltimore's Everyman Theatre. Playwright Angelica Cheri's moving drama, about a romance rocked by a man's shocking crime, world-premiered three years ago at the Contemporary American Theater Festival in Shepherdst…
 
It’s the Maryland Film Festival edition of Midday at the Movies. The annual film festival runs from May 19-27. Once again, it will be an all-virtual affair, although people holding an all-access pass will be invited to a few in-person screenings. The Parkway Theater does remain closed at the moment. Some local theaters are beginning to re-emerge fr…
 
On 7 May 1915, the ocean liner RMS Lusitania was sunk by a German U-boat off the coast of Ireland with more than half the passengers and crew being killed. Some of those lost were Americans and the sinking hardened opinion in the United States against Germany and marked the beginning of the process which led to the USA entering the First World War …
 
Last year saw vicious wildfires tear through Colorado. That included the three largest blazes in the state’s history and the Grizzly Creek Fire, which burned more than 30,000 acres near Glenwood Springs. This year, with much of the area in drought and summer right around the corner, experts say conditions in the Roaring Fork Valley are again ripe f…
 
Now, Tom welcome back to the show Dr. Julie Schablitsky, Chief Archaeologist with the Cultural Resources Division of the Maryland Department of Transportation's State Highway Administration. Dr. Schablitsky led the MDOT/SHA team that recently discovered important new information about a once-enslaved Black man named Ben Ross, the father of famed ab…
 
It’s Midday with the Mayor, as Baltimore City Mayor Brandon Scott joins us live. The city’s seemingly intractable epidemic of homicides continues. Gov. Larry Hogan has been critical of the Mayor and other city leaders on their crime-fighting efforts. Can the city count on the state’s assistant to turn the tide? Will the Mayor sign a controversial b…
 
We know all about the battles of the Roman Empire: the opposing sides, their weapons and incentives. But if history is written by the winners, what happened if you lost? In this episode, Dr Jo Ball, battlefield archaeologist at the University of Liverpool, helps to fill in this gap. Jo takes us through the options of the victorious army; to release…
 
Today on Midday, two conversations about policing and police reform... It was a familiar scene: the Rev. Al Sharpton of New York on Monday delivered an impassioned eulogy of a Black man killed by police. Andrew Brown, killed during a traffic stop in which police were trying to serve a warrant, was laid to rest in North Carolina on Monday. Last week…
 
Elizabeth Chudleigh, Duchess of Kingston was a duchess who attracted scandal, a duchess who divided opinion, a duchess who refused to give up agency or accept her place in 18th century society and she was loathed and loved in equal measure. Maid of honour to Augusta, Princess of Wales, for over 20 years and an important figure in Hanoverian court a…
 
Today's edition of Midday at the Museum continues with the new executive director of The Jewish Museum of Maryland, Dr. Sol Davis. He comes to Charm City from Tucson, Arizona, where he was director of The Jewish History Museum and Holocaust History Center. He joins us today on Zoom… The Jewish Museum will host a virtual program next Tuesday night. …
 
Today it's Midday at the Museum. Tom's guests are the new executive directors of two of Baltimore’s most cherished institutions. A little later, Tom speaks with Dr. Sol Davis, who has recently taken the reins of The Jewish Museum of Maryland. But we begin with Terri Lee Freeman. Before coming to Baltimore, she served for six years as the director o…
 
Every year, the City of Baltimore sells liens on properties in an effort to collect past-due property taxes and other charges. This year’s sale is scheduled to take place in two weeks. Yesterday, Baltimore Mayor Brandon Scott announced that the city will remove some homes from its annual tax sale so that people, particularly first-time homeowners, …
 
How much can a burial really tell us about our ancient past? Professor Alice Roberts is today's guest and, as her new book Ancestors demonstrates, old bones can speak to us across the centuries. Using new ancient DNA analysis techniques archaeologists are now able to uncover an unprecedented level of detail about the lives of our ancestors. Where t…
 
About 105 million adults in the United States have been fully vaccinated against COVID 19. New England states have the highest percentage of those who are inoculated. MD ranks 15th in the country, with 2.1 million people fully vaccinated so far. Finding a vaccine is no longer a problem. Convincing everyone to get a vaccine is now the focus of publi…
 
Getting to the moon was no easy feat, no matter how confident Kennedy may have sounded in his famous 1961 speech. NASA built a team from the ground up, and there were plenty of moments where it seemed as if they weren't going to make it. Fong tells stories of just how close they came, and how risky it was. After all, it was hard to feel safe when a…
 
Take a deep dive into the remaking of the American Constitution and the 14th amendment created in the wake of the American Civil War. The 14th amendment formed a key part of addressing citizenship rights and equal protection under the law, particularly for former slaves. Comedian, writer and actor Larry Wilmore is executive producer and one of the …
 
Did Hitler shoot himself in the Führerbunker, or did he slip past the Soviets and escape to South America? There have been innumerable documentaries, newspaper articles and Twitter threads written by conspiracy theorists to back up the case for escape. Luke Daly Groves has made it his mission to take on the conspiracy theorists, and smash their arg…
 
On today’s episode, we follow the journey of #GivingTuesdaySpark leader Sammie Vance, an organizer looking to eliminate loneliness through friendship and recycling. For more information on Sammie Vance: https://sammiesbuddybenchproject.com/sammies-thoughts Written & Narrated by Gabrielle Mirabella Music & Production by Ernie Bird Keep our show runn…
 
They’re baaaaack….live concerts, that is. The great ‘cellist Amit Peled — heard in the opening of this segment playing Ennio Morricone's Love Theme from his score for Cinema Paradiso — is the founder and music director of a chamber orchestra called the Mount Vernon Virtuosi. A week from tomorrow, he will conduct the group and play as a soloist in a…
 
Today on Midday, it’s Midday with the Mayor, with Annapolis Mayor Gavin Buckley. He was born in South Africa, grew up in Australia, and after a successful career as a restaurateur in Annapolis became the Mayor of the state’s capital city in December, 2017. A Democrat, he has announced that he will stand for re-election in November of this year. He …
 
Captain Cook has been celebrated, wrongly, as the first European to discover Australia but many now believe it is time to reappraise his legacy particularly in light of the devastating effect it had on the native Aboriginal people of Australia. Professor John Maynard is a Worimi man and Director of Aboriginal History at The Wollotuka Institute. He …
 
Yesterday was the final day of arguments for the current term of the U.S. Supreme Court. The Court will meet on several non-argument days and in conference before releasing their decisions sometime this summer.In his latest book, Ian Millhiser argues that the current conservative majority on the Court has the potential to radically alter American l…
 
It’s Day 100 for the Biden Administration. Last night, the President made his pitch for going big with a package of legislative fixes for everything from our crumbling infrastructure to poverty and unemployment. He did not shy away from addressing how to pay for his multi-trillion-dollar proposals, following-up on a campaign pledge to raise taxes o…
 
When thinking about the 16th century the Tudor dynasty often comes to the fore, but the was so much more to this extraordinary period to be explored. In celebration of the launch of her new History Hit podcast, Professor Suzannah Lipscombe joins Dan to discuss all things Not Just the Tudors. This new podcast will look right across the 16th century …
 
Optimism is in the air. Yesterday, the CDC issued new guidance about mask wearing outside, and other perks for people who have been fully vaccinated against the Coronavirus. The Baltimore City Health Dept is reviewing the CDC guidance, and they may adjust their mask ordinance. But most experts say that unless you are in a crowd of strangers, if you…
 
Last Sunday, C. Fraser Smith, one of Baltimore’s most respected journalists, passed away after suffering a stroke on April 11th. Fraser had been WYPR’s Senior News Analyst and a fan favorite of listeners to WYPR, and readers of the Baltimore Sun and the Daily Record. Here’s a Fraser essay broadcast on WYPR in November 2015. And here's a link to Fra…
 
The last major confrontation of the Second World War and the largest amphibious assault of the Pacific theatre, the Battle of Okinawa ended in Allied victory but with massive casualties on both sides. To take us through the battle James welcomed Saul David onto our sibling podcast Warfare. Saul is a professor of Military History at the University o…
 
Tom's next guests are featured in a new documentary about an extraordinary Jewish theologian and activist. Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel was a mentor, friend and colleague of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and one of the most influential religious scholars and public intellectuals of the 20th century. The new documentary, by filmmaker Martin Doblmeier,…
 
We begin today by keeping you up to date with the ever-changing news about the Coronavirus. Last Thursday, Governor Larry Hogan announced that Maryland led the nation in lowering the number of COVID-19 cases, and that our state had the lowest transmission rate in the country. The statewide positivity rate has fallen steadily for the last several da…
 
Skyler Lomahaftewa is a Basalt resident and a member of the Uncompahgre band of the Ute tribe. In the winters, he gives snowboard lessons at Aspen Snowmass and in the summers, he does audio-visual work for events like Food & Wine and the Aspen Ideas Fest. Every year around this time, Lomahaftewa goes back to the Northern Ute Reservation in Utah, wh…
 
German unification in 1871 immediately altered the balance of power in Europe and across the world, but what did its existence and expansion in the 19th and early 20th-century really mean? Katja Hoyer joins Dan in this follow-up episode to The Second Reich which examined the formation of Germany. This time round Katja and Dan tackle the internal po…
 
Rick Kyte, Director of the D. B. Reinhart Institute for Ethics in Leadership and Endowed Professor of Ethics at Viterbo University in La Crosse, Wisconsin provides some insightful and meaningful discussion on Ethics in Leadership. He is the author of several books and writes a regular column for the La Crosse Tribune titled "The Ethical Life." In h…
 
Tom's guest today is Justin Fenton, who covers crime and police accountability for the Baltimore Sun. Under the best of circumstances, those are two distinct beats. But for the last four years, Fenton has been covering one the biggest policing scandals in American history, in which the criminals were cops. The Baltimore Police Department’s Gun Trac…
 
Tom's next guest is Dr. Elizabeth Letourneau. She's the director of the Moore Center for the Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse, and a professor in the Department of Mental Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. For more than two decades, Dr. Letourneau has been researching clinical practices and legal policies related to adul…
 
On April 26th 1986 reactor No. 4 at the Chernobyl nuclear plant exploded sending a vast plume of radioactive material into the atmosphere, but what was it like for ordinary people nearby? It was the worst nuclear accident to that point in history and the catastrophic response to that meltdown and the mishandling of the messages around the accident …
 
Ben Ferencz at 102 years old is the last surviving prosecutor from the Nuremberg trials and a direct witness to the horrors of the Nazi death camps. Ben was born in Transylvania before emigrating to the United States with his family as a child to escape antisemitic persecution. He trained at Harvard Law School graduating in 1943 and served in the U…
 
Benvenuto Cellini was the bad boy of the Renaissance! His life was a story of murders, violence, war, the sack of cities, sodomy, imprisonment, religious conversion, prodigious artistic talent and writing one of the greatest artistic autobiographies of all time. Jerry Brotton, Professor of Renaissance Studies at Queen Mary University of London, has…
 
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