2014 West Africa Ebola Outbreak
Ebola Virus Survivor & Psychologist on the 2014 Outbreak

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Sasobas Temé Sadnou, a patient cured of the Ebola virus disease during the 2014 West Africa Ebola outbreak, speaks on his experience of getting treatment by Doctors Without Borders or Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF). Sadnou likens the doctors in their yellow protective suits to “cosmonauts” but understands their vital use. … Continue reading

World War II
[Text] Wounded WWII Soldier Exemplifies ‘Soldiering On’


“First of all, I want you to know that I’m really cheerful and looking forward to getting home and learning to live a kind of new and different life. Instead of being blue and discouraged…Now I’ll tell you what happened to me. So kind of brace yourself…” After sustaining severe … Continue reading

Julia Child
A Food Stylist on Her Friend Julia Child


Sara Moulton, a friend of American chef Julia Child and a food stylist on Child’s show, “The French Chef,” talks about the kind of person that Child was. Moulton describes her as an inspiration and talks about the most important lessons she learned while working for Child, such as learning that cooking is all … Continue reading

Julia Child
Getting ‘Mastering the Art of French Cooking’ Published


Senior editor and vice president of Knopf Publishing House Judith Jones talks about discovering American chef Julia Child’s cookbook. The book, which Jones named “Mastering the Art of French Cooking,” was something that no other publisher would have worked with it during that time. According to Jones, other publishing houses … Continue reading

Julia Child
Americans Find Good Food


Beloved chef and television personality Julia Child talks about her 1963 cooking show, The French Chef. Child says that her show helped introduce Americans to adventurous and delicious foods, as well as techniques to make cooking easier. She explains that, before her show, people were not so keen to trying … Continue reading

Agent Orange
The Long-Term Effects of Agent Orange


War photographer Philip Jones Griffiths discusses the pictures he documented and the visions he saw when visiting Vietnamese villages that had been sprayed with Agent Orange, a herbicide that contains high amounts of dioxin. As targets of the United States’ plan for herbicidal warfare during the Vietnam War, these areas … Continue reading

Agent Orange
The Weapon That Outlived the War

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Vietnamese doctors and civilians discuss the ongoing impact of Agent Orange on the country 35 years after the end of the Vietnam War. Although the United States used the herbicide Agent Orange to kill the crops of communist insurgents, the chemical mixture has had devastating effects on the people who … Continue reading

Atomic Bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki
Aiko Kori Shares Her Survival Story

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Aiko Kori describes surviving the atomic bomb attack on the Japanese city of Nagasaki during World War II. Only 17 years old at the time, Kori recalls being mistaken for a corpse, narrowly escaping cremation, and picking maggots out of her wounds–among other horrors. The bomb dropped on Nagasaki by … Continue reading

Dolly the Sheep
Scientist Explains How Cloning Can Cure Human Disease

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In this TED Talk, Sir Ian Wilmut, the founding director of the Centre for Regenerative Medicine at the University of Edinburgh, explains how cloning research can produce ground-breaking advances in regenerative science and curing human disease. Wilmut is best known as the leader of the research team that cloned the … Continue reading

Lou Gehrig
[TEXT] Reporter Recalls Interview With Dying Sports Hero

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“Gehrig looked every bit the hero, big shoulders, big biceps, a smile that went with his twinkling eyes, and dimples and curly hair that would inspire oohs and aahs that were to come a few years later when Frankie Sinatra’s bobby soxers invented the swoon.” Reporter Glen Bayless remembers his … Continue reading