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A house in Savannah, Georgia — one of America's most haunted cities.
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The Sorrel-Weed House has been called the “most haunted house” in Savannah, Georgia, and its “ghost tour” is a big tourist attraction. But historian Tiya Miles found another story of slavery and racial stereotypes buried in this history.

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Wooden Japanese figures
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Author Min Jin Lee grew up Korean-American and she thought she knew her ancestors.  But when she moved to Tokyo, she discovered a history she didn’t know. The history of Koreans in Japan.

An egg in a nest
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Frank Wilczek is a Nobel Prize-winning physicist at MIT. He's kind of obsessed, in his own way, with understanding the universe. Specifically, he’s interested in what he calls “the beautiful question." Is the universe naturally, inherently beautiful?

Plastic crochet corals from the "Crochet Coral Reef" project by Christine and Margaret Wertheim and the Institute For Figuring.
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What if the geometric structure of the universe has been hidden, for centuries, in crochet?

 Kazuo Ishiguro
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Kazuo Ishiguro just won the Nobel prize. Here's the best stuff he's said to us.

Student activist and Raza studies student Pricila from the film "Precious Knowledge."
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Teachers Curtis Acosta and Jose Gonzalez explain the origins of Tucson's Mexican-American Studies program—and how their personal histories in school led them to teach these courses.

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Flowering headphones
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NPR music critic Ann Powers reflects on how Americans have used music to talk around their awkward feelings related to sex and race.

Chuck Klosterman
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When you talk about people's personalities, he says, there's not many things more interesting than what they really want and can't get.

Traveling into the phone
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Doug Rushkoff believes personal technology is having an insidious effect on our relationship with time. He calls it “present shock.”

Robot boy
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Alexander Weinstein’s “Children of the New World” is a collection of cautionary tales about extreme emotional attachment to software and silicon.  

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