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The Sunday Driver, S2, E3: Fear and Loathing in the Heart of Atlanta

A Happy Easter Sunday, Monday or Passover to all, as the case may be. It has been sometime since we had the privilege of joyriding…

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The Marshall Plan: Strength in Numbers

On April 3rd, 1948, President Harry S Truman signed the Marshall Plan into law. Officially it was entitled the European Recovery Program, an American initiative…

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Tiny Atoms, Big Problems

On March 28th, 1979, the worst accident in the history of the US nuclear power industry occurs at reactor number 2 of Three Mile Island…

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Like a Living Torch

On this day in 1911, the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire in New York City consumes the lives of 146 garment workers; 123 women and 23…

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Together We Cannot Fail

(DATELINE: WASHINGTON D.C., MARCH 12, 1933)On this day in 1933, newly-minted President Franklin Roosevelt delivers the first of many “fireside chats.” These addresses broadcast to…

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The Miracle Work Begins

On March 3rd, 1887, Anne Sullivan arrives at the Keller family estate, Ivy Green, to begin teaching and training their blind, deaf and “dumb” daughter…

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