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Tagged with “late night live” (2)

  1. 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.

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  2. Deer Hunting With Jesus: Dispatches from America’s Class War - Late Night Live - 14 April 2011

    Joe Bageant grew up in Winchester, Virginia, a place he describes as ‘solidly fundamentalist Christian and neo-conservative, steeped in the gloomy ultra-Protestant assumption that man is an evil, worthless thing from birth and goes downhill from there.’ After 30 years living elsewhere, Joe found himself back in his home town, writing about the poor and working poor folks he grew up with. Joe Bageant died on 26 March 2011. Originally broadcast on 5/11/2007.

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