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496- The Rights of Rice and Future of Nature

The Ojibwe name for wild rice is Manoomin, which translates to “the good berry.” The...

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495- Meet Us by the Fountain

No teenager in America in the 1980s could avoid the gravitational pull of the mall, not even...

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494- Flag Days: Unfolding a Moment

Betsy Ross sewed the first American flag. At least, that's what we were taught in school. But...

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493- Divining Provenance

Priceless cultural artifacts have been plundered and sold for hundreds of years. You can find...

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492- Inheriting Froebel's Gifts

In the late 1700s, a young man named Friedrich Froebel was on track to become an architect when a...

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491- The Missing Middle

Downtown Toronto has a dense core of tall, glassy buildings along the waterfront of Lake Ontario....

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490- Train Set

The greatest mode of transportation is the funicular, which is a special kind of train pulled by...

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Roman Mars on Blank Check with Griffin and David

Bonus episode: Roman Mars on Blank Check with Griffin and David talking about The Quick and The...

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489- Pandemic Tracking and the Future of Data

Data is the lifeblood of public health, and has been since the beginning of the field. But...

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488- It’s a Small Aisle After All

If you’ve ever been to a supermarket in the US, you’ve probably seen an ethnic food...

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487- Atlas Obscura

Standing on Beechey island, a peninsula off Devon Island in the Canadian Arctic, are four lonely...

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486- Rumble Strip

Every year in the spring, small towns throughout New England host their annual town meeting. Town...

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485- Murder Most Fowl

While urban parks are safe havens for birds, parks are often surrounded by condos and hotels and...

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484- Dear Hank and John and Roman

So why don't we have mouth Roombas? Is the universe full of chickens? What scientific advances...

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483- Grid Locked

In February 2021, it began to snow in Austin, Texas, which was unusual, and exciting for some, at...

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482- Natalie de Blois: To Tell the Truth

Natalie de Blois contributed to some of the most iconic Modernist works created for corporate...

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481- The Future of the Final Mile

While something like dial-up might mostly be a thing of the past, the truth is copper phone lines...

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480- Broken Heart Park

In the 1990s Dave Davis worked as the groundskeeper at a small neighborhood park in a suburb of...

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479-According to Need wins duPont-Columbia Award

The Columbia Journalism School recently announced the 16 winners of the 2022 Alfred I....

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478- Art Imitates Art

There's a small neighborhood within the SEZ of Shenzhen that is known for mass-producing copies...

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