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mcdonalds sign
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Historian Marcia Chatelain found a surprising connection between McDonald's and civil rights history when researching her book "Franchise: The Golden Arches in Black America." She writes about the intersection of race, capitalism and fast food.

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13:56
cooked greens
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John Givens invites us into his kitchen where he cooks his family's traditional greens.

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3:34
Marina Abramovic
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For more than 40 years, Marina Abramovic has been testing what’s permissible — and physically possible — in art.

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13:26
Farmers work the fields on Soul Fire Farm as part of their workshop series.
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Farmer Leah Penniman, co-director of Soul Fire Farm in New York state, and author of "Farming While Black," is digging deep into the soil and her African history to change the story for a new generation.

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15:06
land
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The promise of 40 acres and a mule didn't materialize for most Black Americans. But attorney Savi Horne, executive director of the Land Loss Prevention Project, is fighting for Black farmers to get their land back, now.

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9:51
A still from "Fantastic Fungi." (Moving Art)
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Fungi contain vast, untapped potential, says Louie Schwartzberg — to remediate pollution, reverse climate change, even address chronic disease and mental disorder — something he argues in his film "Fantastic Fungi."

Articles

Writer Eugenia Bone’s obsession with mushrooms began with her love of eating them. She shares notes from her hunts for morels as well as three recipes for how to best enjoy fungal delicacies. 

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11:50
Mushroom music
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Mushrooms have inspired scientists, chefs and even musicians. Mycologist Lawrence Millman says they’ve also inspired a few composers, including Vaclav Halek and John Cage.

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4:08