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Cold War Corn Diplomacy, from "Green Acres"

Friday, February 13, 2015

With the American History Guys

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PRI's The World

Here's the green success story of the California blue whale

Tuesday, September 09, 2014

A new study of blue whales in the eastern Pacific has found that the population of the behemoths there has bounced back to near pre-whaling levels. But other populations of blues elsewhere are not doing nearly as well.

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PRI's The World

The pact between Hitler and Stalin that paved the way for World War II was signed 75 years ago

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Seventy-five years ago this week, the world was turned upside down when Hitler and Stalin signed a pact of alliance. Within days Hitler invaded Poland, starting World War II. Roger Moorhouse, a historian, has a new book out on the momentous but often-forgotten "Devils' Alliance."

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PRI's The World

Moscow has a long history of making interesting excuses for its military interventions

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

NATO says a Russian invasion of Ukraine is "highly probable." The Ukrainian government says a large convoy of humanitarian aid coming from Russia is just a "Trojan horse." If the humanitarian crisis is indeed a pretext for an invasion, it certainly wouldn't be Moscow's first time.

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PRI's The World

Want to tour a toxic beach? 'Anti-tourism' explores the darker, dirtier corners of the world

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

The latest trend in tourism doesn't look like tourism at all. With the help of some adventurous tour guides, young urbanites are seeking out the world's most unusual, gross and often dangerous locales.

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PRI's The World

This movie about a Soviet scientist may be the grandest experiment in film history, if it ever gets finished

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

Dau was filmed in a full-size replica of a Soviet scientific institute featuring real-life physicists, Communist party bosses and former KGB agents. But you might never get the chance to see the results of the huge production.

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James Michener Speculates on Soviet Satellites, the U.S., and 'The Bridge at Andau'

Monday, November 19, 2012

WNYC

Hungary's abortive 1956 revolution provides the subject for this talk given by the journalist and novelist James Michener at a 1957 New York Herald Tribune Books and Authors Luncheon. 

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Re-evaluating Soviet Power 50 Years After the Revolution

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

WNYC

On November 12, 1967, in observance of the 50th anniversary of the Russian Revolution, the Overseas Press Club invites three distinguished speakers to reflect on the momentous event. 

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The Takeaway

New Revelations on Desert Storm, Iraq and the Soviet Union

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Twenty years after the United States launched Operation Desert Storm, newly-declassified archival transcripts give us a fresh look at the first Iraq War — with more than a few surprises. The documents reveal that as the U.S. was bearing down on Iraq in February 1991, Hussein turned to Gorbachev, hoping the Moscow leader would help him convince the United States to retreat. 

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