This is an episode about separating your garbage into the various categories: plastic, paper, glass, compost, etc. Do you do it at home? Or someone does it for you? Waste sorting and management should definitely start at home. It’s only a matter of creating the habit and a system that works in your household.
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.”
Perspectival section drawing of the original building design (image: 99% Invisible)
“Israeli buses regularly make international headlines, be it for suicide bombings, fights over gender segregation, or clashes concerning Shabbat schedules. One particular ill-fated megastructure, however, has been at the nexus of various lesser-publicized conflicts: a building in Tel Aviv designed to be the largest bus station in the world.”
Article about Tel Aviv’s Central Bus Station in Forward
Interesting story on how far segregation went and what one man did to help people dealing with it.
“The middle of the 20th Century was a golden age for road travel in the United States. Cars had become cheap and spacious enough to carry families comfortably for hundreds of miles. The Interstate Highway System had started to connect the country’s smaller roads in a vast nationwide network. Finally, tourists could make their way from New York to California, seeing the grandeur of America along the way. That freedom and mobility, however, was not equally available to everyone.”
“Audrey Munson was once the most famous artist’s model in the United States. Over 30 statues at the Metropolitan Museum of Art were made in her likeness, and she adorns dozens of memorials and bridges and buildings all over the city. Although the body and face of Audrey Munson have been immortalized in iron and marble, her name is mostly forgotten. In the early 20th century, however, she was famous.”