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

Scopes Trial
‘The Trial Took Place in a Circus Atmosphere’


In an old newsreel, a reporter outlines the basic facts of the Scopes Monkey Trial and talks about how the trial attracted a lot of publicity. The Scopes Trial took place in 1925 in Dayton, Tennessee and revolved around the topic of evolution versus creationism. A substitute teacher named John … Continue reading

Scopes Trial
The Face-Off Between Clarence Darrow & William Jennings Bryan


Eloise Reed, resident of Dayton, Tennessee and present during the Scopes Trial of 1925, explains the face-off that occurred between defense attorney Clarence Darrow and prosecutor William Jennings Bryan. Darrow, a well-known criminal lawyer and agnostic, called Bryan–a fundamentalist Christian and leader of the Democratic Party–to the witness stand during … Continue reading

Scopes Trial
The Significance of the ‘Monkey Trial’

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David Menton, a creation scientist with a Ph.D in cell biology, analyzes the significance of the 1925 Scopes Trial, also known as the “Monkey Trial.” John Scopes, a teacher from a small town in Tennessee, was put on trial for teaching the theory of evolution in a state where laws … Continue reading

Alcoholics Anonymous
Children of AA Co-Founder on its Creation

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The children of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) Co-Founder Bob Smith, Smitty and Sue, talk about the day their father met Dr. Bill Wilson for the purpose of creating a group that could help alcoholics like themselves achieve sobriety. John Cyberling, who was present at the meeting, recounts how Smith and Wilson … Continue reading

Ray Bradbury
A Limitless Imagination and a Heart to Match It

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In this audio clip, English professor Dr. Loren Logsdon shares the extraordinary way in which he became friends with world-famous science-fiction author, Ray Bradbury. He reveals Bradbury’s literary inspirations and provides a glimpse into the mind and heart of the popular writer.

Tiananmen Square Protests of 1989
Tiananmen Square Protests Unknown to Current Chinese Students

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Beijing University students struggle to identify the iconic “Tank Man” image that captures an unidentified protester standing before a row of tanks the morning after the Tiananmen Square Massacre of 1989. Although the Tiananmen Square Protests were primarily led by Beijing University students, the muddled facts on this historical event … Continue reading

Brown V. Board of Education
Remembering the Impact of Brown v. Board


Several legal scholars, including the dean of Howard Law School and a retired Supreme Court justice, remember the Brown v. Board of Education decision. They discuss where they were when it was announced, how people reacted to the ruling, and the impact that the case had on igniting “the modern … Continue reading