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Two-thousand-and-forty-some years after Cleopatra's suicide. Long gone, she remains an enigmatic icon. Here's Cleopatra biographer Stacy Schiff...
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Nearly a decade ago this week, Hurricane Katrina made landfall near New Orleans, kicking off one of the worst natural disasters in US history. To commemorate the anniversary...
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It’s back-to-school time for the nation’s college students. Judging from this collection of term paper and exam mistakes and bloopers, perhaps this might be the year to study...
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The first televised Major League Baseball game was broadcast on Aug. 26th, 1939. We salute this anniversary by revisiting Steve’s conversation with Raul Galvan about Cuba’s...
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Jorge Luis Borges, celebrated for his short stories, essays and poems, was born on Aug. 24, 1899. We celebrate his literary legacy by revisiting Steve's report on the...

What's on This Week

08.31.2014
With hundreds of millions of people moving into cities, we're wondering what shapes urban cultures. In this hour, Nobel Laureate Orhan Pamuk talks about how Istanbul shaped his...
08.31.2014
Where do you find crazy ideas and some of the world's smartest people? In theoretical physics - the world of parallel universes, super strings and black holes.  We go on a...

MEET OUR NEW COLLABORATORS – ISRAEL STORY AND MISHY HARMAN

 

We’re proud to be partnering on a new collection of stories from one of Israel’s most popular radio shows -- Sipur Israel, or Israel Story, and its talented young host, Mishy Harman.   

Inspired by This American Life, Mishy says his project shares everyday stories from “a different, diverse Israel.” The English version of the podcast has just launched and we’re proud to be bringing you some of the untold stories about the region. Check them out HERE.

And if you're near a radio, tune into To the Best of Our Knowledge this week to hear Mishy's latest story. You could also read about Mishy and Israel Story in the New York Times.