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Monday, May 21, 2012

United States Congressman John Lewis discusses his experience as a leader of the Civil Rights Movement and explains how the lessons from that movement still apply today. Today’s installment of the BBC’s A History of the World in 100 Objects is about a British penny coin from 1903, which has been defaced by the Suffragettes. Scientist and explorer John Oldale shares strange and fascinating facts from around the world.

Across That Bridge with Congressman John Lewis

United States Congressman John Lewis discusses how his experience as a leader of the Civil Rights Movement can offer guidance on how to live virtuously and work to change the world. In Across That Bridge: Life Lessons and a Vision for Change, Lewis revisits the lessons of the 1960s to help the electorate once again confront questions of social inequality.

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A World of Curiosities

Scientist and explorer John Oldale shares a wealth of fascinating facts and the unexpected stories behind them. His book A World of Curiosities: Surprising, Interesting, and Downright Unbelievable Facts from Every Nation on the Planet touches on history, travel, politics, natural history and more.

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