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Episode 56: You’ve Got Mail

Episode #56

2022-11-23 05:00:29

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In You’ve Got Mail, two people fall in love over email. Decades after writing that screenplay, Delia Ephron found herself in the middle of a very similar story.

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A photograph from the 1960s of a Black couple smiling happily.

Episode 26: The Kinseys

Episode #26

2020-10-14 12:49:32

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Bernard Kinsey met Shirley Pooler in 1963, when they were both students at Florida A&M University, after a protest to integrate the movie theaters in Tallahassee. Years later, when their son Khalil was born, Bernard and Shirley made a plan — they wanted him to understand where he came from, and where his ancestors came from. So they decided to become detectives, uncovering the history of the Black experience in America.

Episode 14: The Town That Stayed Quiet

Episode #14

2019-05-15 12:21:06

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We visit a city in Northern Italy where everyone decided to stay quiet to save something beautiful. We speak with Paolo Bodini, Leonardo Tedeschi, Virginia Villa, and others about the Cremona Violin Museum’s “Stradivarius Sound Bank.”

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