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07
Aug

Alcatraz After 75 Years

From 1934-1963, the federal penitentiary on Alcatraz Island housed America’s most notorious gangsters, bank robbers, kidnappers, and other public enemies, and the guards who controlled their every move. Marooned on the island, …

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03
Aug

Farming for Mouth and Soul

Columbia College graduate, Fulbright professor, book critic, published author and poet. As if all these titles did not suffice, Jonah Raskin had to go and add farm worker and reporter to his …

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27
Jul

Ivey wins NAMM’s Lifetime Achievement Award

Last week Bill Ivey won the prestigious NAMM “Music for Life” award, the association’s highest honor. Ivey, part of the Obama/Biden transition team, former head of the NEA, of Vanderbilt University’s Curb …

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22
Jul

Bargaining for Eden Reading Guide

Stephen Trimble’s Bargaining for Eden is now available in paperback. The following reading guide questions are available to facilitate the book group and classroom discussions the book is provoking: Discussion Questions: 1. …

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21
Jul

Nina Jablonski’s TED Talk

Nina Jablonski says that differing skin colors are simply our bodies’ adaptation to varied climates and levels of UV exposure. Charles Darwin disagreed with this theory, but she explains, that’s because he did not have access to NASA.

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