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Sailing Into History

Sailing Into History

We all know the story of Christopher Columbus’ first voyage to the New World; we sang about it as schoolchildren and celebrate it with a bank holiday each October. But that wasn’t the end of his seafaring adventures. Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs

Helping your pets cope with the holidays

Helping your pets cope with the holidays

The table is set, the candles are lit and your loved ones are sitting down to a perfectly adorned table, when to what should your wondering eyes should appear…but Molly, the ill-behaved and beloved family dog licking the turkey at the edge of the table. Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs

We are thankful for StoryCorps’ National Day of Listening this Friday

We are thankful for StoryCorps’ National Day of Listening this Friday

Make this Thanksgiving holiday an especially happy one for a teacher in your life. Use StoryCorps to send a special ‘thank you’ to an educator who made an impact on you. Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs

Undocumented VS. Illegal: The debate heats up

Undocumented VS. Illegal: The debate heats up

For years, the mainstream media has struggled with how to refer to foreign nationals who live and work in this country without authorization. Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs

Black politics in the 21st Century

Black politics in the 21st Century

Renowned political science professor and author Michael C. Dawson has been conducting studies on race in America since 2005. Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs

Can outsider physicists explain the nature of everything?

Can outsider physicists explain the nature of everything?

“Big bang,” relativity, quantum physics – scientists and scholars have been trying since the beginning of time to explain away the universe. But do you need an advanced science degree to uncover its secrets? Just as there are “outsider artists,” those with no formal training whose work has surprised its way into galleries and collections, [...]

Trials and tribulations in your Thanksgiving kitchen? Have no fear, Chef Shelley Wiseman is here.

Trials and tribulations in your Thanksgiving kitchen? Have no fear, Chef Shelley Wiseman is here.

A great Thanksgiving spread comes with a fair amount of stress. Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs

Woody Allen revealed as never before in PBS doc

Woody Allen revealed as never before in PBS doc

He is a living icon: writer, director, actor, comedian and musician. Now Woody Allen steps out from behind the camera and out of character for a new three-and-a-half hour documentary – part of the PBS "American Masters" series. Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs

The Doors: A close reading with Greil Marcus

The Doors: A close reading with Greil Marcus

It’s been forty years since Jim Morrison's death, and still his psychedelic presence rings clear in the music of The Doors. Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs

Who cares what people say about us? We do

Who cares what people say about us? We do

Why do we care about what others think? In "People Will Talk: The Surprising Science of Reputation," author John Whitfield answers that question. Whitfield explores a topic in his new book that's very close to the human condition: reputation and gossip. Read the Full Story at KPCC Blogs