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Why women's pockets are useless: A history

Sep 18, 2014
A pocket-sized history of the pocket, in honor of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus.
Posted In: iPhone, women, clothing, fashion, history

An obsessive hunt for America's early recorded music

Sep 3, 2014
Amanda Petrusich was fascinated by the collectors of old 78rpm records. Then she became one.
Posted In: Music, records, history

Wasn't the US going to start using the metric system?

Aug 5, 2014
John Bemelmans Marciano says the U.S has basically gone metric, if not officially.
Posted In: metric system, history

LA Smog: the battle against air pollution

Jul 14, 2014
How can the Chinese live with terrible air pollution? One answer: Americans did.
Posted In: China, los angeles, smog, history, air pollution

Women led air pollution protests from the start

Jul 14, 2014
Women often partnered with scientists to make their case for cleaner air.
Posted In: los angeles, smog, environmentalists, history
Tian’anmen

The economic backdrop to Tian'anmen

Jun 4, 2014
The Tian’anmen Square protests were about more than just students and democracy.
Posted In: China, Tiananmen Square, protest, history

A personal look back at WBOE

Jun 2, 2014
John Basalla, an educator and archivist, takes us into the time tunnel.
Posted In: history, education technology, public broadcasting
Kids with a radio in the classroom in 1943.

Public radio's teachable moment

May 29, 2014
The "spinach" factor was a built-in early on.
Posted In: onair, public radio, history, education technology, edtech, LearningCurve On-Air

More fun facts about the history of public radio

May 29, 2014
If you really want to geek out about radio as an educational technology.
Posted In: public radio, edtech, education technology, history

Classroom tech: A history of hype and disappointment

May 28, 2014
For decades, modern technology has promised to change the way children learn, and it has come up short. Will this time be any different?
Posted In: onair, history, edtech, education technology, LearningCurve On-Air

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