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A screenshot from "One Hour, One Life"
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In One Hour, One Life, you start as a naked newborn. The only way you can survive even the first three minutes is if another player — a stranger — adopts you. It’s a surprisingly powerful experience – but that’s what Jason Rohrer is famous for designing.

The Len-Der, our boat for the Milwaukee River
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Milwaukee historian John Gurda takes us on a boat ride down the Milwaukee River as we learn how the city nearly lost its river, and what Milwaukee is now doing to preserve it.

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5:40
The Schlitz Bottling Floor, c. 1666.
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Milwaukee has a reputation as America's "Brew City." But why? Historian Ben Barbera lays out the economic forces and acts of God that built the houses of Miller, Pabst and Schlitz.

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5:18
Water walkers
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Since 2003, Grandma Josephine Mandamin led fellow Anishinaabe women on sacred “water walks” around Great Lakes. Fellow water walker, Siobhan Marks, tells her story.

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6:11
Teens on stage
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Around the country, teen poets are writing and joining in a community of spoken-word artists, with plenty of competitions and arts organizations drawing young people into the world of poetry.

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12:48
Vera Sung, Jill Sung, and Thomas Sung from ABACUS.
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Only one bank faced criminal charges in the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis. Somewhat surprisingly, it was a small, family-owned bank run by Chinese immigrants. Documentary filmmaker Steve James tells the story in his new film "Abacus: Small Enough to Jail," now nominated for an Academy Award.

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10:37
Ada and the Memory Engine.
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Lauren Gunderson is currently the most produced playwright in America. And she has written at least half a dozen plays about the forgotten women who changed science. She says we're living in a golden age for these remarkable stories.

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11:06
The Foo Show set, in virtual reality.
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What's it like to host a talk show in virtual reality? We talk avatars with Will Smith, host of “The Foo Show.”

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14:31
Death By Audio
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Matt Conboy, co-founder of one of NYC’s most famous indie music venues, tells us how “Death By Audio” died.

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6:39
earth from space
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We’re starting to see a new kind of fiction: climate fiction. Lidia Yuknavitch’s “The Book of Joan” is one of the most stunning examples. It’s the story of a near-future where Earth is decimated and the last few survivors are stranded in space.

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