‘Oma and Bella’ is a documentary about two Jewish women in their 80s living in Berlin. Reporter Julia Simon talks to the filmmaker, who is the grand daughter of one of the women.
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‘Oma and Bella’: Two Holocaust Survivors that Preserve Memories in their Berlin Kitchen | Public Radio International
A History of the World in Maps - Late Night Live - ABC Radio National (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)
Throughout history, maps have always been as much about their creators and their worldviews as about reproducing an accurate replica of the world. Early maps were also about the unknown and how to display the borders of the known world. Monsters in illustration were often used to represent what lay beyond the edge of the world, and cartographers competed to create the best and scariest monsters on their creations.
Professor and BBC documentary presenter Jeremy Brotton has produced a study of the cultural values embodied in maps and collected them in a book called A History of the World in Twelve Maps.
In the Geo Quiz, we’re looking for the Moon City. So where is it? For starters it’s not on the moon. Rather it’s in Cundinamarca, one of the 30 or so states that make up Colombia. Cundinamarca is near the center of Colombia, its capital is the mega city of Bogotá.
So the town we’re looking for is just a several miles north of Bogotá. It’s name derives from the Chibchan language, though it’s not a language you’re likely to hear – because it’s considered extinct. It was once spoken by the South American Indians who lived near Bogotá before the Spanish conquest – but the Chibchan word for “moon” is the name of the town we’re after. These days, some might just call this town “carne.”
Music is more than just pitch and rhythm, timbre and tempo. Music can comfort. Or annoy. It helps us celebrate – and mourn. Music can foster a sense of group identity. (Consider national anthems.)
Are human beings hard-wired to enjoy music? What role did music play in the evolution of human societies? What would life be without music?
In this World Science Forum, we talk to Daniel Levitin, a neuroscientist at McGill University. He’s an expert on music cognition and the author of two books: This is Your Brain on Music and The World in Six Songs.
Levitin argues that music is at the heart of human nature. The World’s Rhitu Chatterjee spoke with Levitin for The World Science Podcast.
In the early ’60s psychologist Stanley Milgram conducted his "obedience" experiments, showing that most people will do what an authority figure tells them to do. Psychology professor Thomas Blass details Milgram’s life and work in his book "The Man Who Shocked the World."