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Dec 22, 2018

Until the 1920’s, a diagnosis of diabetes was a death sentence. The invention of insulin changed that, and – not incidentally – saved his life. It also made him value the social stability needed to produce it. A conversation with this professor of history at Queens College, author of Behemoth: A History of the...

Dec 16, 2018

"I did not run off, for I thought that wicked, but I walked off, believing that to be all right," said Sojourner Truth about her escape from slavery. How does this relate to city planning? Majora Carter, an urban revitalization strategy consultant,” eloquently explains at the Van Alen Institute, with music from...

Dec 9, 2018

ICAP at Columbia University sees its international public health work as part of broad commitment to social justice. Nobody personifies those values more than Blanche Pitt, who directs ICAP’s projects in South Africa. With music from Kevin Nathaniel Hylton.

Dec 1, 2018

His sex-advice column, Savage Love, debuted in 1991. In 2010, he and his husband, Terry Miller, launched the It Gets Better Project to assist LGBT kids. Worthy endeavors, but he’d really rather talk about the Tudors, and he does in this re-edited version of our very first episode.