Episode of the day: “The Grand Dame of Broad Street”

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Podcast: 99% Invisible

Important developments in medicine linked to a building! A great and interesting story of both the building and event that started Legionnaires disease.

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Great site on dedicated exclusively to The Historic Bellevue-Stratford

Article in The New York Times

A little more about The American Legion

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Letterhead of the Bellevue-Stratford Hotel, 1916. (Image: The Cooper Collection of U.S. Hotel History)

 

Episode of the day: "Soul City"

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Podcast: 99% Invisible (Episode 207)

A failed project for a city exclusively for African-Americans. Would that really help the racial divide?

As stated in the podcast’s website: “In the late 1960s, a civil rights leader named Floyd B. McKissick, at one time the head of CORE (the Congress on Racial Equality) proposed an idea for a new town.  He would call this town Soul City and it would be a place built for and by black people—a land of black opportunity in rural North Carolina.”

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Interesting article about Soul City in Citylab

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Sign marking the entrance to Soul City
(image: Tijuana Brass)

 

Episode of the day: "The Man in the Zoo"

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Podcast: Radio Diaries (Episode 47)

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“In 1906, New York’s Bronx Zoo was the largest zoo in the world. More than 800 birds, reptiles and beasts of all kinds. But that year, the zoo introduced a new exhibit that would quickly became its most popular attraction. In the monkey house, right next to an orangutan, there was a man… inside a cage.”

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Article in The Guardian about Ota Benga’s life