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Theo Balcomb

Theo Balcomb appears in the following:

Japanese Baseball Began On My Family's Farm In Maine

Friday, March 28, 2014

After the Civil War, Horace Wilson left his farm for Japan, where he introduced baseball. He's a legend there, something his relatives, including NPR's Theo Balcomb, didn't know for generations.

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Moved By Kennedy's Death, The Boston Symphony Played On

Thursday, November 21, 2013

The orchestra was mid-performance when news of the president's assassination reached the symphony hall in 1963. The musicians had to decide: suspend the concert or continue? Their decision transformed a moment of shock into a moment of shared consolation.

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The Sounds Of New York City, Circa 1920

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

A team led by Emily Thompson, a history professor at Princeton, has matched noise complaints from New York City in the Roaring '20s with the actual street sounds of the day.

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