Theo Balcomb

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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.


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

Thursday, November 21, 2013

A visit to the symphony: It's often a solitary experience that can, in truly important moments, become communal — as it did in Boston on Nov. 22, 1963.

At 2 p.m., the Boston Symphony Orchestra's Friday afternoon concert began like any other. The orchestra stuck to the program until 2:35 ...


The Sounds Of New York City, Circa 1920

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

We can hear the music of the Roaring '20s anytime we want. But what if you could hear the day-to-day sounds of what it was like to live at that vibrant time?

That's the basis of Emily Thompson's project "The Roaring Twenties." She's a history professor at Princeton ...